Tag: Louisiana

REG completes $20 million land purchase to expand Geismar facility

REG completes $20 million land purchase to expand Geismar facility

June 21, 2017 |

In Louisiana, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced it has completed the $20 million acquisition of approximately 82 acres of land at and in close proximity to its Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery from Lion Copolymer. The purchase includes land REG previously leased for its Geismar operations and approximately 62 additional acres in parcels adjacent to and near the facility. The […]

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Louisiana state senator seeks to eliminate subsidies for alternative fuel vehicles

Louisiana state senator seeks to eliminate subsidies for alternative fuel vehicles

March 29, 2017 |

In Louisiana, a state senator has proposed a bill that would eliminate the current 36% tax break on alternative fuel cars including those for ethanol and biodiesel, claiming the state can’t afford to continue to subsidize cleaner fuels. The program is set to increase to 50% on June 30, 2018. Not surprisingly, the propane gas […]

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REG redeems $100 million Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds ahead of 2033 maturity date

REG redeems $100 million Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds ahead of 2033 maturity date

September 12, 2016 |

In Louisiana, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Sept. 7 the redemption in full of the $100 million Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds ahead of their 2033 maturity date. The bonds were issued by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority to help finance construction of the company’s 75 MMgy renewable hydrocarbon diesel refinery in Geismar, Louisiana. In connection […]

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Exports or cut in production needed to balance ethanol market

Exports or cut in production needed to balance ethanol market

February 18, 2016 |

In Louisiana, analysts say that if ethanol producers keep at January’s pace, there will be about 800 million gallons too much produced this year that will need to be exported or risk flooding the domestic market, a real concern for producers already suffering from low margins. Without demand from China to support international trade, producers […]

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Pine Lake Corn Processors signs up to to install the first Whitefox ICE Solution in the Midwest

Pine Lake Corn Processors signs up to to install the first Whitefox ICE Solution in the Midwest

February 17, 2016 |

In Louisiana, Whitefox Technologies Limited has signed an agreement with Iowa-based Pine Lake Corn Processors to install the first Whitefox ICE™ Solution in the Midwest. PLCP operates a 30-million gallon per year ethanol plant in Steamboat Rock, Iowa. Whitefox’s technology reduces energy consumption, increases production efficiencies and contributes to the production of low-carbon ethanol. Whitefox’s […]

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Louisiana State Police cites REG for mishandling hazardous materials at Geismar

Louisiana State Police cites REG for mishandling hazardous materials at Geismar

February 4, 2016 |

In Louisiana, state police have cited the Renewable Energy Group with a civil violation of careless handling of hazardous material for a hydrogen gas explosion in September at the Geismar facility that injured four people. It was the second explosion during a five-month period. The citation can carry up to a $10,000 fine but that […]

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American BioCarbon to develop bio-coal from Louisiana bagasse to power Europe

American BioCarbon to develop bio-coal from Louisiana bagasse to power Europe

December 7, 2015 |

In Louisiana, American BioCarbon, formerly known as NFR BioEnergy, will set up a facility to produce 200,000 tons per year of biomass pellets from 600,000 tons of the bagasse byproduct at the Cora Texas Manufacturing sugar mill in White Castle. With little expected near-term demand for firing the bio-coal with fossil coal in the local […]

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BP announces shutdown of Jennings demo plant after failing to find a buyer

BP announces shutdown of Jennings demo plant after failing to find a buyer

May 7, 2015 |

In Louisiana, BP announced it would shutter its Jennings advanced biofuel demo plant, laying off 56 employees. The company said in December that it hoped to sell the sugarcane bagasse-based plant by April but it hasn’t received any acceptable offers, choosing instead to mothball it.

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Louisiana researchers happy with energy cane variety development

Louisiana researchers happy with energy cane variety development

February 5, 2015 |

In Louisiana, researchers at the LSU AgCenter are pleased with the results from energy cane varieties under trial, saying that many of the 300 they are testing survived the unusually cold winter of 2013 without impacting yields. Extending cane’s resistance to cold is key to growing the crop outside the traditional cane-growing belt.

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Louisiana waste district investing $2.8 million to triple biogas to CNG for fleet

Louisiana waste district investing $2.8 million to triple biogas to CNG for fleet

January 21, 2015 |

In Louisiana, St. Landry Solid Waste Disposal District will invest $2.8 million to triple the size of its methane capture system that produces natural gas for vehicles while opening a filling station in Opelousas that will allow consumers easier access to the fuel. The station should be open by October. The biogas, which is supplied […]

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