Tag: Indiana

India’s plans for methanol held up because they run counter to ethanol mandate

India’s plans for methanol held up because they run counter to ethanol mandate

December 17, 2018 |

In India, the Economic Times of India reports that the push to blend methanol at 15% has been held up by procedural internal delays but there may be more behind the issue because the plan seeks to blend methanol exclusively instead of blending with ethanol as is currently done. There are four domestic methanol producers […]

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Brazilian crop technology company sets up shop near Perdue University

Brazilian crop technology company sets up shop near Perdue University

November 29, 2018 |

In Indiana, Solinftec, a digital agriculture company that grew quickly in Latin America by making sugar cane and row crop operations more efficient, announced Thursday that it plans to invest $50.6 million to establish operations at its U.S. headquarters near Purdue University to bring high-tech solutions to American farmers, creating 90 jobs in 2019 and […]

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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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