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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
In Louisiana, the National Algae Association will be hosting a workshop on Algae Production and networking from January 22-25 in 2015. The workshop is designed to educate and share information on algae strains, commercial algae production processes, equipment and potential markets on the algae industry. They will be focusing on: Nutraceuticals- Omega 2 EPA/DHA Feeds […]