Tag: Georgia

Attis Industries moves forward on Georgia site to build first commercial-scale biorefinery

Attis Industries moves forward on Georgia site to build first commercial-scale biorefinery

July 19, 2018 |

In Georgia, Attis Industries Inc. announced that it has executed a letter of intent with the city of Barnesville, Georgia, to purchase a 32-acre property where the company plans to build its first commercial-scale biorefinery. The Company’s Barnesville facility will generate roughly $35 million in annual revenue and contribute 40 direct green collar jobs to […]

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Gulfsteam’s aviation biofuels ambitions frustrated by lack of supply

Gulfsteam’s aviation biofuels ambitions frustrated by lack of supply

June 7, 2018 |

In Georgia, Gulfstream says it flies from its home airport in Savannah on 30% aviation biofuels—about 500,000 hours so far and the first transatlantic flight with a business jet flying on 50% aviation biofuel—but that’s only possible because it buys the fuel from AltAir in California and has the fuel trucked over. The company would […]

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Attis Industries to produce grocery bags from biobased products

Attis Industries to produce grocery bags from biobased products

June 4, 2018 |

In Georgia, Attis Industries unveiled the first of its planned new ecosystem of biobased products – biodegradable multi-use grocery bags. Through its recent investment in Genarex, the Company is able to reduce the cost of expensive compostable bags by introducing its biobased additive packages. The formulations pass the ASTM D6400 biodegradability testing for industrial compostability and […]

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Attis Industries narrows down potential sites for biorefineries

Attis Industries narrows down potential sites for biorefineries

May 28, 2018 |

In Georgia, Attis Industries announced its approval of its lead sites for acquisition and construction of its planned biorefining facilities. The Company recently narrowed its list of potential sites down to a few locations in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, and Minnesota, after evaluating the incentive-laden offerings from various state governments, and the commercial proposals of […]

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EPA announces biomass from managed forests will be considered carbon neutral

EPA announces biomass from managed forests will be considered carbon neutral

April 23, 2018 |

In Georgia, in a meeting with members of the forestry community, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency announced the Agency issued a statement of policy making clear, that future regulatory actions on biomass from managed forests will be treated as carbon neutral when used for energy production at stationary sources. The Agency will also […]

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University of Georgia researchers find gene can improve both poplar and switchgrass for biofuels

University of Georgia researchers find gene can improve both poplar and switchgrass for biofuels

February 14, 2018 |

In Georgia, a research team led by the University of Georgia has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better and are more efficiently converted to biofuels. In a paper published recently in Nature Biotechnology, the researchers report that reducing the activity of a specific gene […]

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Meridian Waste Solutions teams with Genarex on bioadditives for plastics market

Meridian Waste Solutions teams with Genarex on bioadditives for plastics market

February 12, 2018 |

In Georgia, Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Genarex FD LLC to develop a broader range of bioadditives for the plastics market. Genarex extracts otherwise low-value materials from corn ethanol byproducts and uses these materials as bioadditives in plastics. Attis Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Meridian Waste Solutions Inc., recovers lignin from the byproduct stream […]

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USDA awards $3 million grant for biomass-based chemicals

USDA awards $3 million grant for biomass-based chemicals

January 15, 2018 |

In Georgia, Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. announced the award of a $3 million grant from the USDA to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies owned by Meridian’s subsidiary, Attis Innovations, Inc. Attis Innovations is the combination of recent transactions with American Science and Technology Corp. and Advanced Lignin Biocomposites […]

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AVAPCO, Byogy and Petron consortium launches DOE-funded project for cellulosic biojet and nanocellulose

AVAPCO, Byogy and Petron consortium launches DOE-funded project for cellulosic biojet and nanocellulose

October 9, 2017 |

In Georgia, negotiations with the Department of Energy (DOE) were completed and Phase 1 of the “Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts with AVAP (ABBA)” project has begun. The ABBA project will co-produce full replacement renewable jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and Bioplus® nanocellulose from woody biomass in an integrated biorefinery at AVAPCO’s site in Thomaston, Georgia. The […]

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Slough of bills attacking RFS in both Washington and Georgia

Slough of bills attacking RFS in both Washington and Georgia

March 27, 2017 |

In Washington, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia is going for the Renewable Fuel Standard’s jugular with the reintroduction of a pair of bills meant to eliminate the RFS all together and to ban blends above 10%. Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas reintroduced a bill capping ethanol blending 10% a well. All three bills are in […]

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