Tag: Indiana

Silo explodes at Cardinal Ethanol plant in Indiana after recent fire issues

Silo explodes at Cardinal Ethanol plant in Indiana after recent fire issues

November 6, 2018 |

In Indiana, local media reports that a silo exploded at the Cardinal Ethanol plant near Union City on Tuesday morning following several fires and other issues at the facility over the past few weeks. Damage appears to be isolated to a single silo and no injuries were reported but local authorities will undertake investigations into […]

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Indiana corn farmers “harvest” thank you note to Trump for E15

Indiana corn farmers “harvest” thank you note to Trump for E15

October 22, 2018 |

In Indiana, Western Journal reports that corn farmers carved a thank you message to President Trump in their fields in response to the President’s move to make E15 sales year-round. The agriculture secretary tweeted a photo of the thank you message that was mechanically harvested out of a 60-acre field. The secretary says the message […]

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Imperial Petroleum fined nearly $32 million for SEC fraud

Imperial Petroleum fined nearly $32 million for SEC fraud

September 18, 2018 |

In Indiana, the legal legacy of E-biofuels’ fraud regarding tax credit and government incentives continues with its parent company Imperial Petroleum ordered by a district court judge last week to pay nearly $32 million including interest to the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to reply to an enforcement action in 2012 related to the […]

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Community concerns about Indiana POET biorefinery seems to be easing

Community concerns about Indiana POET biorefinery seems to be easing

August 16, 2018 |

In Indiana, the turn out for the public hearing regarding the air quality permit for the proposed POET biorefinery in Shelbyville was just a tenth of those who opposed the facility at the recently planning meeting, perhaps indicating that community opposition to the project is shrinking. The public comment period for the air quality permit […]

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State to hold air quality permit hearing for POET’s planned Indiana biorefinery

State to hold air quality permit hearing for POET’s planned Indiana biorefinery

August 13, 2018 |

In Indiana, although POET has already started earthmoving at its proposed biorefinery in Shelbyville, the state’s Department of Environmental Management has convened a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss primarily issues related to air quality in relation to the application for a Part 70 Operating Permit. Local press reports that some public comments received regarding […]

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POET gets the green light for proposed Indiana biorefinery

POET gets the green light for proposed Indiana biorefinery

July 24, 2018 |

In Indiana, despite community concerns about having been left in the dark until the last moment in an attempt to keep competitors from catching on too soon, the community of Shelbyville’s planning commission unanimously approved planning permission for the proposed POET ethanol plant contingent on supply of a revised drainage plan. Earth movement can begin […]

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POET facing opposition from neighbors over proposed Indiana ethanol plant

POET facing opposition from neighbors over proposed Indiana ethanol plant

July 12, 2018 |

In Indiana, POET is facing some opposition from nearby residents of its proposed ethanol plant to be sited near Shelbyville. In an attempt to keep competitors from knowing about the company’s plans to build the facility, local officials were required to sign NDAs until the public comment period was opened for planning permission when local […]

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Purdue researchers develop engineered proteins to improve biomanufacturing

Purdue researchers develop engineered proteins to improve biomanufacturing

June 14, 2018 |

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers have developed a series of engineered proteins that could improve biomanufacturing processes for the production of biofuels, pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals. The buildup of toxic materials during the production process can damage cell health and typically lowers the overall amount of product that is made. Few tools are available to […]

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Purdue research shows biodiesel may have more benefits than previously thought

Purdue research shows biodiesel may have more benefits than previously thought

October 26, 2017 |

In Indiana, a new academic paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel’s benefits are even better than previous models suggest. More data is available now than ever before, and that data shows farmers are producing more on fewer acres. This means that penalties for indirect land use change by EPA and CARB overestimate emissions […]

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New research shows biodiesel could be 10% cleaner than thought

New research shows biodiesel could be 10% cleaner than thought

August 31, 2017 |

In Indiana, a new academic paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel’s benefits are even better than previous models suggest. Updated modeling from Purdue University suggests the advantage of using biodiesel has been underestimated by 10 percent. “This latest research verifies biodiesel is an ideal option to support American-made energy and renewable fuels,” said […]

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