Tag: Louisiana

REG begins commercial-scale production of RHD in Louisiana

REG begins commercial-scale production of RHD in Louisiana

October 27, 2014 |

In Louisiana, Renewable Energy Group announced commercial-scale quantities of renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) produced at the company’s Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery are now available for sale. The first truckloads of REG-9000™/RHD produced at the 75-million gallon nameplate biorefinery since REG acquired it in June left the plant October 23. The advanced biofuel from REG Geismar, located […]

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LSU AgCenter releases production guide for sweet sorghum

LSU AgCenter releases production guide for sweet sorghum

October 6, 2014 |

In Louisiana, sweet sorghum is not currently grown as a commercial crop in the state, but in the future, producers may consider growing it for use as a biofuel feedstock. To help guide commercial production of this crop, the LSU AgCenter has released the Sweet Sorghum Production Guide. The guide was written to supply producers […]

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NFR BioEnergy to invest $312 million to install biorefineries at 10 sugar hubs

NFR BioEnergy to invest $312 million to install biorefineries at 10 sugar hubs

September 16, 2014 |

In Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Frank Randazzo, chief operating officer of NFR BioEnergy, have announced the company will make a $312 million capital investment to install biorefineries at more than 10 sugar refining hubs in south Louisiana, subject to completing lease and biomass agreements with sugar mills. NFR BioEnergy will convert sugar cane waste, […]

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Cool Planet to tender for Louisiana plant construction later this year

Cool Planet to tender for Louisiana plant construction later this year

August 15, 2014 |

In Louisiana, Cool Planet expects to put out to tender later this year for construction of its $56 million waste-to-gasoline facility. It has already begun ground clearing ahead of the process. Front-end design work should be finished by November. The facility should start producing 1 million gallons per year beginning in 2016, later scaling up […]

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REG to invest $15 million in re-start of Geismar biodiesel plant

REG to invest $15 million in re-start of Geismar biodiesel plant

August 5, 2014 |

In Louisiana, the Renewable Energy Group plans to invest $15 million to bring the biodiesel plant in Geismar back online following its purchase from Syntroleum and Tyson Foods. Part of those costs are related to re-commissioning but funds will also be used to expand the 75 million gallon facility’s feedstock capacity beyond the current animal […]

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Louisiana boaters finding it harder to get ethanol-free gas

Louisiana boaters finding it harder to get ethanol-free gas

June 18, 2014 |

In Louisiana, ExxonMobil’s Chalmette refinery has started shipping its ethanol-free gas only commercial suppliers and no longer to a local depot which has made the fuel scarce for boaters, causing quite an uproar locally. Boaters who worried about the impacts of ethanol on their fuel lines and carburetors were willing to pay a 25 cent […]

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Tyson Foods and Syntroleum losing millions per month on idle Dynamic plant

Tyson Foods and Syntroleum losing millions per month on idle Dynamic plant

May 15, 2014 |

In Louisiana, Syntroleum Fuels is looking to sell its 50% interest in the Dynamic Fuels plant it co-owns with Tyson Foods. Located in Geismar, the $150 million plant has been idle since November 2012 and costs each owner $1 million per month to sit in standby mode. Originally expected to produce 75 million gallons of […]

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Louisiana accepting applications for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Louisiana accepting applications for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

March 31, 2014 |

In Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has opened its 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for applications through May 5, 2014. The program expects to offer about $300,000 to fund Louisiana projects, with individual project annual budget limits set at $100,000. Projects lasting up to two years and 11 months will […]

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BETO to host workshop on bio-oil co-processing

BETO to host workshop on bio-oil co-processing

March 9, 2014 |

In Louisiana, the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting a workshop on bio-oil co-processing on April 3, 2014. The Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop will explore the potential to partner renewable technologies with conventional petroleum refining by considering biomass-derived oils as an additional feedstock. Patricipants will be engaged in […]

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LSU researchers team with MSU on energy cane and sweet sorghum

LSU researchers team with MSU on energy cane and sweet sorghum

February 18, 2014 |

In Louisiana, farmers growing crops in Louisiana and Mississippi may soon have two new crops to add to their portfolios. Researchers with the LSU AgCenter, Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture are working together to bring sugarcane and sweet sorghum north – way north – of Interstate 10. The […]

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