Tag: Kansas

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction to design and build Cargill’s Wichita biodiesel plant

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction to design and build Cargill’s Wichita biodiesel plant

November 27, 2017 |

In Kansas, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has been commissioned by Cargill to build a seventh biodiesel plant, located in Wichita that will produce 60 million gallons per year with commissioning seen as soon as January 2019. Air Liquid is looking to extend its footprint in the US through its long-term relationship with Cargill, following […]

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Kansas and Chinese researchers make breakthrough with wheat straw ethanol production

Kansas and Chinese researchers make breakthrough with wheat straw ethanol production

November 22, 2017 |

In Kansas, thanks to an international and interdisciplinary collaboration, faculty at Kansas State University’s Institute of Computational and Comparative Medicine and bioenergy researchers at Yangzhou University in China have marked a significant milestone for the production of ethanol fuel from wheat straw. Their study, “Predictive temperature modeling and experimental investigation of ultrasonic vibration-assisted pelleting of […]

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Wichita City Council moves forward with $7 million in IRBs for POET

Wichita City Council moves forward with $7 million in IRBs for POET

November 13, 2017 |

In Kansas, the $7 million in industrial revenue bonds for POET Ethanol approved by the Wichita City Council by unanimous vote in May has moved a step forward. The bond authorizes a 77.5% tax abatement for 10 years and is meant to help finance the company’s expansion. The project began in 2016 and is already completed. […]

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ICM commissions Brazil’s first standalone dry-mill corn ethanol plant

ICM commissions Brazil’s first standalone dry-mill corn ethanol plant

October 24, 2017 |

In Kansas, ICM Inc. announced the successful startup and commissioning of Brazil’s first standalone dry-mill corn ethanol plant.  The plant is FS Bioenergia, a joint venture between U.S.-based Summit Agricultural Group and Fiagril Ltda of Brazil. The ICM-designed ethanol plant is located in the middle of Mato Grosso, Brazil’s Corn Belt, near the city of […]

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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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