Tag: Georgia

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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SYNLawn producing biobased PE synthetic turf

SYNLawn producing biobased PE synthetic turf

February 28, 2017 |

In Georgia, SYNLawn is paving the way for the future by introducing a new biobased and environmentally renewable polyethylene (PE) product made from Brazilian sugar cane that is sustainably grown under some of the strictest environmental, social, and industrial practices in the world. SYNRenew® synthetic turf combines soy-based polyurethane BioCel™ and EnviroLoc™ backing technology with […]

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New Purdue research shows GHG emissions of soybean biodiesel better than previously thought

New Purdue research shows GHG emissions of soybean biodiesel better than previously thought

September 15, 2016 |

In Georgia, biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. This was a key theme of an alternative fuels workshop hosted Sept. 14 by the U.S. DOE in Macon, Georgia. The workshop examined the sustainability of feedstocks like soybean oil, which can be used to make biodiesel […]

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UPS hits 1 billion miles on alternative fuels goal one year early

UPS hits 1 billion miles on alternative fuels goal one year early

August 4, 2016 |

In Georgia, UPS announced the company has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” UPS deepened its commitment to alternative fuels in 2012, when it set the goal of […]

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Biofuel distribution center set for Atlanta coming up against dark past

Biofuel distribution center set for Atlanta coming up against dark past

June 7, 2016 |

In Georgia, an energy company is trying to set up a biofuel distribution center in Atlanta but the lot it is trying to use is home to a former brickmaking facility notorious for its treatment of black convicts basically sold into slavery after the Emancipation Proclamation. The site of the former Chattahoochee Brick Company has […]

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Georgia’s legislature halts Kinder Morgan’s $1 billion pipeline

Georgia’s legislature halts Kinder Morgan’s $1 billion pipeline

March 31, 2016 |

In Georgia, the state’s legislature has approved a bill that halts Kinder Morgan’s planned $1 billion ethanol, gasoline and diesel Palmetto Pipeline project that would transport fuel across 360 miles from South Carolina through Georgia and into Florida. The bill puts a one-year moratorium on permits for all petroleum pipelines in the state. Landowners in […]

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