Tag: Florida

Department of Justice sentences biofuel RIN fraudsters to 121 months and 135 months in prison

Department of Justice sentences biofuel RIN fraudsters to 121 months and 135 months in prison

November 9, 2016 |

In Florida, Thomas Davanzo, of Estero and Robert Fedyna, of Naples were sentenced to 121 months and 135 months in prison, respectively, for their participation in a multi-state scheme to defraud biofuel buyers and U.S. taxpayers by fraudulently selling biofuel credits and fraudulently claiming tax credits.  Both defendants were also ordered to forfeit ill-gotten gains […]

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Florida Farm to Fly: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to aviation biofuels supply-chain economics

Florida Farm to Fly: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to aviation biofuels supply-chain economics

October 27, 2016 |

At the biennial CAAFI (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) meeting in Washington DC, Florida’s Treasure Coast development chief Ben DeVries presented the compelling economics for growers to replace acreage lost to citrus greening with sweet sorghum used as feedstock for advanced jet biofuels. With sugar costs below 9 cents a pound and yet compelling economics for the […]

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Florida county makes good on stronger regulations for biofuel producers

Florida county makes good on stronger regulations for biofuel producers

October 18, 2016 |

In Florida, in response to Viesel Fuel’s fire last year, Martin County is following through with its commitment to strengthen regulation of biodiesel plants in its jurisdiction by limiting where biofuel producers can locate, requiring certain distances between them and residential areas, and other new rules. The County Commissioners are set to vote on the […]

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RaceTrac latest to join the E15 family

RaceTrac latest to join the E15 family

October 12, 2016 |

In Florida, RaceTrac announced on Tuesday that it has expanded E15 sales to four locations in Florida, giving consumers access to a higher biofuel blend. RaceTrac recently joined a list of major retailers as part of the Prime the Pump initiative, which works in collaboration with Growth Energy to expand consumer choice for higher blends […]

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Florida ethanol railcar derailment appears not to have spilled a drop

Florida ethanol railcar derailment appears not to have spilled a drop

September 7, 2016 |

In Florida, ethanol spilled following a train derailment Tuesday afternoon in Port Everglades when nine cars carrying 20,000 gallons of ethanol each came off the tracks. Another 11 cars carrying the same amount of fuel remained on the tracks. No leaks were reported however and the product was said to have remained intact thanks to […]

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INEOS Bio selling 8 MGY demo plant in Florida

INEOS Bio selling 8 MGY demo plant in Florida

September 6, 2016 |

In Florida, INEOS Bio is putting its $130 million 8 million gallon per year demonstration facility up for sale, though it hasn’t said why or how much it’s asking for. The plant has produced ethanol from a wide range of waste feedstocks from yard clippings to pallet wood waste. The facility is thought to have […]

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Alliance BioEnergy teams with DcR to commercialize CTS

Alliance BioEnergy teams with DcR to commercialize CTS

August 17, 2016 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. announced it has entered into a Letter of Intent agreement  with DcR Engineering Services, Inc. (DCR) to provide Sales Representation and Support for the purpose of bringing ALLM’s CTS process technology to specific Industrial and Commercial Markets including those presently being serviced by DCR and those building new ethanol […]

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University of Florida researchers look at industrial sweet potato variety as biofuel feedstock

University of Florida researchers look at industrial sweet potato variety as biofuel feedstock

August 8, 2016 |

In Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that sweet potato vines, usually thrown out during harvest, can serve well as livestock feed while the roots are an ideal source for biofuel. This could be a key finding for the agriculture industry in Florida and to biofuel needs worldwide. According […]

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Ek Laboratories develops drop-in JP-8 for military

Ek Laboratories develops drop-in JP-8 for military

July 19, 2016 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. announced that as the scientific and engineering team at subsidiary Ek Laboratories continues to optimize the CTS process for dry distiller’s grain (DDG) and various other cellulose biomass, the team has developed a pathway to produce JP-8, an advanced military grade aviation biofuel, at the suggestion of government officials […]

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Researchers working on sorghum genetics to boost its use for bioenergy

Researchers working on sorghum genetics to boost its use for bioenergy

July 18, 2016 |

In Florida, new research examines how genetic improvement of specific sorghum traits, with an eye toward sustainability, could help maximize the usefulness of sorghum as a bioenergy crop. The work was conducted by researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Washington State University in Pullman, the USDA-ARS in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the University of […]

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