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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]