Tag: Maryland

Royal Farms and Protec complete first phase of project through E85 implementation

Royal Farms and Protec complete first phase of project through E85 implementation

April 23, 2019 |

In Maryland, Royal Farms and Protec Fuel Management, LLC (Protec) announced the completion of the first phase in a sustainability initiative designed to offer customers renewable fuel options that save money and dramatically reduce pollution with E85 Flex Fuel and Regular 88. The new fuels are the latest addition to Royal Farms’ ongoing sustainability efforts […]

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New study shows biodiesel blenders tax credit vital for industry

New study shows biodiesel blenders tax credit vital for industry

December 3, 2018 |

In Maryland, a new study from FIT Consulting considers the impact of the biodiesel industry on the U.S. economy, environment and energy security. It also examines the impact on the industry’s financial health if an important incentive – the biodiesel blenders tax credit (“BTC”) – were discontinued. By analyzing 2017 production and financial data, FTI […]

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Appeals court says EPA should look again at hardship waiver for WV refinery

Appeals court says EPA should look again at hardship waiver for WV refinery

July 23, 2018 |

In Maryland, Reuters reports that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Maryland has ruled the Environmental Protection Agency must reconsider a hardship waiver denied to Ergon’s 23,500 barrels per day specialty refinery in Newell, West Virginia. The court said the agency relied on “error-riddled” analysis it got from the Department of Energy that […]

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DOE awards IBBR $1.1 million grant to sort out rust in poplar

DOE awards IBBR $1.1 million grant to sort out rust in poplar

January 30, 2018 |

In Maryland, the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) has been awarded a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to elucidate the mechanism of rust pathogenesis in poplar in an effort to engineer durable resistance for this important, second generation biofuel crop. The aim of the three-year project is to investigate the molecular […]

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Maryland announces $3.5 million in grants for waste-to-energy

Maryland announces $3.5 million in grants for waste-to-energy

October 4, 2017 |

In Maryland, the state’s energy agency will provide grants to selected grantees to install animal waste to energy projects. The program is open to businesses, government agencies, and non-profits in Maryland. The total amount available for the AWE Grant Program for State Fiscal Year 2018 is $3,500,000. Two AOI’s will be made available in FY18. […]

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Green Kinetics Gateway fundraising in order to secure permits for W2E project

Green Kinetics Gateway fundraising in order to secure permits for W2E project

March 6, 2017 |

In Maryland, Green Kinetics Gateway is in negotiations with investors in an effort to raise up to $7 million for phase 1 and up to $50 million for phase 2 of its planned waste-to-energy project that is at least two years behind schedule. The trouble came when the state’s environmental department decided that it needed […]

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Maryland’s TEDCO funds 19 technology start ups including algae crude producer

Maryland’s TEDCO funds 19 technology start ups including algae crude producer

December 15, 2016 |

In Maryland, the state’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) announced today that 19 companies have received over $1.9 million in funding from the organization’s Seed Investment Fund in the last six months. The funding will be used to advance the companies’ technology and product commercialization efforts. Companies that received investment funding in the last six months […]

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Navy testing 100% biofuel in fighter jets

Navy testing 100% biofuel in fighter jets

September 14, 2016 |

In Maryland, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus rode aboard one of the EA-18G Growler fighter jets testing 100% biofuel flights this month to demonstrate his commitment to getting biofuel mainstream within the Navy. Currently all Navy ships and planes are certified to run on 50% biofuel blends. This summer’s RIMPAC training exercises filled up […]

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Johns Hopkins researchers use model to test feasibility of California’s LCFS

Johns Hopkins researchers use model to test feasibility of California’s LCFS

March 2, 2016 |

In Maryland, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have undertaken a feasibility assessment of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard using a mathematical model of the US biofuel market/policy they developed that quantifies several categories of impacts across different regional markets. These market impacts include policy-specific effects of California’s LCFS as well as the federal level […]

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University of Maryland researchers patent fermentation of hydrocarbons

University of Maryland researchers patent fermentation of hydrocarbons

December 28, 2015 |

In Maryland, researchers at the University of Maryland have been awarded a patent that ferments biomass or gaseous CO2 and H2 into hexane and octane much like beer with the use of natural microorganisms. This follows a patent that uses a similar technique to produce ethanol but this time directly into hydrocarbon components. The microorganisms […]

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