Tag: Idaho

Idaho National Laboratory researcher finds new way to produce cyanobacteria

Idaho National Laboratory researcher finds new way to produce cyanobacteria

May 9, 2019 |

In Idaho, a researcher at Idaho National Laboratory has developed a way to grow blue-green algae – known as cyanobacteria – for bioenergy. The process could also help clean up water from wastewater treatment plants. Blue-green algae blooms can clog waterways around the world, from estuaries in Florida to the Mississippi River Basin to lakes […]

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Pacific Ethanol to add on cellulosic production at its Idaho plant

Pacific Ethanol to add on cellulosic production at its Idaho plant

August 7, 2017 |

In Idaho, Pacific Ethanol plans to install cellulosic ethanol bolt-on technology at its Magic Valley ethanol plant as it has done at two of its California facilities. EPA approval for cellulosic D3 RIN production is expected by the end of the year. Cellulosic production at the Madera, California plant is also expected to be online […]

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Boise State researcher looks at bacteria’s impact on cellulosic biofuel production

Boise State researcher looks at bacteria’s impact on cellulosic biofuel production

December 15, 2016 |

In Idaho, a paper co-authored by Lisa Warner, an assistant research professor in the Biomolecular Research Center at Boise State University, looks at how Clostridium thermocellum breaks down and converts cellulosic biomass to produce biofuels, including hydrogen and hydrocarbons, while also surprisingly decreasing the amount of CO2 released as a waste byproduct. “CO2-fixing one-carbon metabolism […]

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Biomass feed handling: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Case for innovation

Biomass feed handling: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Case for innovation

July 20, 2016 |

INL’s program aims to overcome key technical barriers facing the U.S. bioenergy industry by systematically researching, characterizing, modeling, demonstrating, and harnessing the physical and chemical characteristics of the nation’s diverse agricultural residues. By finding ways to produce biofuels and other value-added products more cost-effectively, the annual costs associated with producing 300 million tons of cellulosic […]

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Researchers see improved GHG impact thanks to cellulosic biofuel RFS

Researchers see improved GHG impact thanks to cellulosic biofuel RFS

January 13, 2016 |

In Idaho, researchers led by the University of Idaho assessed the potential for the US Renewable Fuel Standard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector through the use of cellulosic biofuels. They found that 2022 US emissions are decreased by 7.0 ± 2.5% largely through gasoline displacement and soil carbon storage by perennial grasses. If […]

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Boise State off-road racing team aims to build biodiesel trophy truck for Baja 1000 race

Boise State off-road racing team aims to build biodiesel trophy truck for Baja 1000 race

August 31, 2015 |

In Idaho, the kids who built the world’s fastest vegetable oil powered vehicle through a student club at Boise State have launched Greenfield Research and with it a new ambition: a biodiesel trophy truck to win at the upcoming Baja 1000 off-road race, the top tier of off-road racing. The non-profit is raising funds to […]

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CRE signs agreement for Idaho wood pellet plant

CRE signs agreement for Idaho wood pellet plant

March 30, 2015 |

In Idaho, Centennial Renewable Energy of Idaho (CRE) has signed agreements to purchase land for its first wood pellet project in the state, a 160,000 metric tonne per year plant. Having completed extensive due diligence CRE’s funding advisor CHP Ventures has secured development funds to take the project to financial close.  Roger Willmott of CHP […]

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Proposed Idaho ethanol plant fails to gets planning permission

Proposed Idaho ethanol plant fails to gets planning permission

February 9, 2015 |

In Idaho, a planned ethanol plant in west of Caldwell has been denied by the Canyon County Planning and Zoning Commission in a tie vote of 2-2. Project promoters Demeter Bio-Resources Montana have 15 days to appeal the decision to the county commissioners. Community concerns ranged from noise pollution and additional traffic to odors and […]

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OriginOil teams with Idaho National Laboratory on algae biofuel production

OriginOil teams with Idaho National Laboratory on algae biofuel production

January 28, 2015 |

In Idaho, OriginOil announced that it is collaborating with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) of the U.S. Department of Energy. A proposed project focuses on development and implementation of novel approaches to improve efficiency in algal biofuel production. Together, OriginOil and INL have submitted a proposal in response to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled […]

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Proposed Idaho ethanol plant to use barley and potatoes

Proposed Idaho ethanol plant to use barley and potatoes

December 2, 2014 |

In Idaho, the ethanol plant proposed in Greenleaf would use potatoes and barley as feedstock. A facility running on potatoes a few miles down the road closed in 2004, causing doubt among the local industry as to whether the new facility will work. The facility would use fractionation technology to separate the starch from the grain […]

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