Tag: kentucky

Senator Mitch McConnell pushing hard for hemp deregulation

Senator Mitch McConnell pushing hard for hemp deregulation

April 3, 2018 |

In Kentucky, the Associated Press reports that Senator Mitch McConnell will support hemp legalization legislation, removing the crop from the controlled substances list and introducing it as an agricultural commodity. The state is a leading hemp producer with more than 12,000 acres licensed to grow the crop and 57 processors producing a wide range of […]

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University of Kentucky to use leftover oil from Thanksgiving turkeys for research

University of Kentucky to use leftover oil from Thanksgiving turkeys for research

November 23, 2017 |

In Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) and other community partners will once again be taking a Thanksgiving leftover and giving it new life as a renewable fuel. Fayette County’s annual Gobble Grease Toss will be held Friday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redwood Cooperative […]

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Genscape says it cooperated with EPA and DOJ on uncovering RIN fraud

Genscape says it cooperated with EPA and DOJ on uncovering RIN fraud

January 11, 2017 |

In Kentucky, Genscape says it will fight the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempts to revoke its third party ability to verify RINs. The EPA issued the notice last week saying the company had validated millions of false RINs in 2014 but the company responded saying it had issued a notice of potentially invalid RINs (PIR), followed […]

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Kentucky filling station says no to biodiesel until it can stop its leak

Kentucky filling station says no to biodiesel until it can stop its leak

December 7, 2016 |

In Kentucky, the Love’s Travel Stop filling station to blame for a fishkill in a nearby creek following the accidental release of about 5,000 gallons of biodiesel says it will stop supplying the fuel until it can sort out the problem. The decision was made following an inspection of the facility. The biodiesel storage tank […]

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Protestors seek to put an end to proposed $40 million methane plant in West Louisville

Protestors seek to put an end to proposed $40 million methane plant in West Louisville

August 24, 2015 |

In Kentucky, nearly 100 protestors walked a total of 20 city blocks in Louisville to protest a proposed $40 million methane plant planned for the west of the city where spent grains from whiskey production would be used as feedstock. Community protestors have allegedly stalled plans for a similar plant in another part of town […]

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Genscape generates D6 RINs for the first time, based on POET plants

Genscape generates D6 RINs for the first time, based on POET plants

June 3, 2015 |

In Kentucky, the final week of April 2015 marked the first time Genscape D6 ethanol Q-RINs were generated within the EPA Moderated Transaction System (EMTS). Four ethanol facilities are now generating Q-RINs, with more expected to come online in the coming months. Genscape is the EPA approved QAP provider for all four of these facilities, […]

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Kentucky Soybean Board want farmers to demand biodiesel blends for planting

Kentucky Soybean Board want farmers to demand biodiesel blends for planting

March 26, 2015 |

In Kentucky, the state’s soybean board is encouraging farmers to ask their fuel distributors for biodiesel blends this spring during planting season in an effort to help boost demand for locally-produced biodiesel as well as to show distributors the market opportunities available within the agricultural community. Currently finding B20 for agricultural machinery is difficult in […]

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Q-RINs hitting the market

Q-RINs hitting the market

December 24, 2014 |

In Kentucky, after the U.S. EPA’s final Quality Assurance Plan rule established a new, unified QAP program over the summer, Q-RINs have been successfully transferred in the RIN market. “[In December] we received confirmation from a RIN buyer that it received Genscape verified Q-RINs in EMTS,” said Susan Olson, vice president of biofuels at Genscape. “This ushers […]

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4 Minutes With…Tim Hughes, Director of Biofuels, Department of Energy Development and Independence, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

4 Minutes With…Tim Hughes, Director of Biofuels, Department of Energy Development and Independence, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

October 8, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. The Division of Biofuels’ mission is to provide leadership to encourage the growth of Kentucky’s biofuels and biomass industries through research, development and commercialization while continuing to produce safe, abundant and affordable food, feed and fiber. Tell us about your role and what […]

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University of Kentucky receives $20m for biofuels research from Kentucky NSF grant

University of Kentucky receives $20m for biofuels research from Kentucky NSF grant

August 28, 2014 |

In Kentucky, the University of Kentucky has received a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The grant, which is to support 150 jobs over the next five years, will focus on three research areas: chemical biology for advanced materials, which can help biofuel manufacturing processes; advanced-membrane technologies, […]

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