Tag: Louisiana

Cool Planet to tender for Louisiana plant construction later this year

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 […]

August 15, 2014 More

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

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 […]

August 5, 2014 More

Louisiana boaters finding it harder to get ethanol-free gas

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 […]

June 18, 2014 More

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

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 […]

May 15, 2014 More

Louisiana accepting applications for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

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 […]

March 31, 2014 More

BETO to host workshop on bio-oil co-processing

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 […]

March 9, 2014 More

LSU researchers team with MSU on energy cane and sweet sorghum

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 […]

February 18, 2014 More

Cool Planet raises $19.4M to take total Series D round over $60 Million

Adds international strategic investors; expects to complete first commercial facility in 2014 In Colorado, Cool Planet Energy Systems announced that it had raised $19.4 Million in the second close of a “D round” equity raise, after closing on more than $29.9 Million in June of 2013, bringing the total raised to more than $60 Million, […]

September 17, 2013 More

Diamond Green Diesel to slow down production after reaching full capacity

In Louisiana, Diamond Green Diesel has reached full capacity of 9,000 barrels per day after starting up operations in late June. The facility uses waste fats and cooking oils as feedstock, but will now wind down to no more than 7,000 barrels a day through November as it changes out a heart exchanger to improve […]

August 28, 2013 More

Former Louisiana AG investigating KiOR for securities violations

In Louisiana, Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC announced that KSF has commenced an investigation into KiOR, Inc. During KiOR’s first quarter 2013 earnings call on May 9, 2013, the Company’s CEO, Fred Cannon, projected that total fuel production […]

August 20, 2013 More