Tag: Kansas

Kansas Ethanol opens $3.7 million equity financing round

Kansas Ethanol opens $3.7 million equity financing round

June 15, 2017 |

In Kansas, Kansas Ethanol filed a form D with the Securities and Equities Commission announcing the opening of a $3.7 million equity financing round. The Lyons-based company produces 55 million gallons of ethanol annually from corn and milo sourced via Team Marketing Alliance. The ethanol production facility that began operations in 2009 uses technology provided […]

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Kansas State researchers narrowing in on best camelina cultivars

Kansas State researchers narrowing in on best camelina cultivars

June 15, 2017 |

In Kansas, researchers from Kansas State University looked at the interaction between genotype and environment on camelina seed yield, oil content, and fatty acid composition across two locations in the U.S. Great Plains over three growing seasons using three different varieties. Yields in Montana were shown to be more than 50% higher than those in Kansas […]

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Conestoga Energy Holdings confirms purchase of VicNRG assets

Conestoga Energy Holdings confirms purchase of VicNRG assets

March 15, 2017 |

In Kansas, Conestoga Energy Holdings, LLC, announced that it has acquired the assets of VicNRG, a leading marketing, distribution and terminal operating company for biodiesel. The purchase will enable Conestoga and VicNRG to better serve the needs of their customers in the energy and agriculture sectors. “Our acquisition of VicNRG complements our business model of […]

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ICM to build $175 million biorefinery called ICM Element next to HQ

ICM to build $175 million biorefinery called ICM Element next to HQ

March 2, 2017 |

In Kansas, ICM Inc. will build a new state-of-the-art biorefinery—dubbed ICM Element—next to its headquarters in Colwich, Kansas. The facility will showcase the company’s cutting-edge technologies. According to the company, ICM’s success is derived from the passion, commitment, and expertise of people that work together for a common goal. “We see every individual as an […]

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Green Dot Bioplastics releases bio-based planting pots

Green Dot Bioplastics releases bio-based planting pots

January 16, 2017 |

In Kansas, greenhouses and gardeners can now lessen the environmental impact of plastic pots with a new high-performing biodegradable plastic from Green Dot Bioplastics. Made from 80 percent reclaimed and 80 percent biobased material, Terratek® BD2114 from Green Dot Bioplastics is a renewable and biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic pots. Reclaimed plant fibers serve as […]

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Bankruptcy court OKs Synata Bio to buy Hugoton plant

Bankruptcy court OKs Synata Bio to buy Hugoton plant

December 1, 2016 |

In Kansas, a district bankruptcy court has given Synata Bio the green light to buy Abengoa Bioenergy’s Hugoton cellulosic ethanol facility for $48.5 million despite Shell’s stalking horse bid of $26 million. Synata Bio submitted a $27.05 million qualified bid on Nov. 18, so when both companies went to auction on Nov. 21, Shell stopped […]

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ICM looking to raise funds for super upgrade of Colwich plant

ICM looking to raise funds for super upgrade of Colwich plant

November 14, 2016 |

In Kansas, perhaps unsurprisingly, ICM is looking at whether it can raise the funds and source the licenses required to upgrade the former Abengoa ethanol plant it purchased in Colwich to become a commercial demonstration facility for its technologies. Doing so would not only create an additional 50 jobs at the facility but would also […]

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Shell files $26 million stalking horse bid for Abengoa’s Hugoton plant

Shell files $26 million stalking horse bid for Abengoa’s Hugoton plant

October 17, 2016 |

In Kansas, Shell filed a $26 million stalking horse bid for Abengoa’s 25 million gallon per year Hugoton cellulosic ethanol plant, a mere 5% of the project’s development and build cost. The offer was made on October 12 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of Kansas and a hearing was held on October […]

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More than 15 potential buyers on deck for Abengoa’s Hugoton plant

More than 15 potential buyers on deck for Abengoa’s Hugoton plant

August 29, 2016 |

In Kansas, Ocean Park Advisors says there will be an auction for Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton in October and they are 100% confident the facility will sell. The company says there has been a lot of interest in purchasing the facility, with more than 15 parties already having done site visits and engineering […]

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ICM successful bidder for Abengoa Colwich plant at $3.1 million

ICM successful bidder for Abengoa Colwich plant at $3.1 million

August 25, 2016 |

In Kansas, ICM was the successful bidder of the Abengoa plant in Colwich located just a few hundred yards from the company’s headquarters. The company bought the facility that has been mothballed since November for $3.1 million. The ethanol plant was bought by Abengoa in 2001 and had been operating for 20 years before then. […]

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