Tag: Michigan

NUVU Fuels to adopt ICM’s SMT V2 at two ethanol plants

NUVU Fuels to adopt ICM’s SMT V2 at two ethanol plants

May 30, 2017 |

In Michigan, ICM Inc. and NUVU Fuels LLC announced the adoption of ICM’s patented Selective Milling Technology V2 (SMT V2) at both Carbon Green BioEnergy in Lake Odessa, Michigan and Iroquois BioEnergy in Rensselaer, Indiana. These two 55 MGPY production facilities are scheduled to be the first commercial scale adopters of ICM’s new advanced designed […]

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Trump directs EPA to reinstate midterm CAFE evaluation

Trump directs EPA to reinstate midterm CAFE evaluation

March 16, 2017 |

In Michigan, President Trump has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the final determination of greenhouse gas standards (GHG) for model year (MY) 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles and, in harmony with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to reinstate the midterm evaluation of the GHG and corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards […]

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Successful PHYCO2 brewery wastewater trials using algae celebrated

Successful PHYCO2 brewery wastewater trials using algae celebrated

February 13, 2017 |

In Michigan, PHYCO2 announced the successful treatment of wastewater from breweries to comply with state water discharge limits for nitrates and phosphates. During Phase 4 of the multiyear trial with Michigan State University, the research of sequestering CO2 for algae growth has shown that PHYCO2’s algae photobioreactor (APB) can be utilized to treat wastewater through algae growth and […]

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Midwest researchers find wheat diseases can crossover to switchgrass

Midwest researchers find wheat diseases can crossover to switchgrass

January 17, 2017 |

In Michigan, in the current issue of the Journal of Ecology, researchers from Michigan State University, University of Kansas and University of Virginia show that farmers and scientists need to think about how best to protect native plants from diseases emanating from crops. “Crop fields were once considered tiny islands in a sea of wild […]

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University of Michigan researchers say diverse mix of algae species will reduce crop failure risk

University of Michigan researchers say diverse mix of algae species will reduce crop failure risk

January 9, 2017 |

In Michigan, when growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a federally funded study by University of Michigan researchers. Algae-derived biocrude oil is being studied as a potential renewable-energy alternative to fossil fuels. U-M ecologist Bradley Cardinale […]

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Michigan State University working with 4H to promote biofuels as part of STEM

Michigan State University working with 4H to promote biofuels as part of STEM

January 2, 2017 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University’s extension program is hosting several biofuel-related camps for youth during the coming summer break via 4H as part of a wider program to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The program has also developed hands on in-classroom science experiments teachers can perform with students to teach them about basic […]

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Michigan State researchers engineer “molecular Velcro” into cyanobacteria

Michigan State researchers engineer “molecular Velcro” into cyanobacteria

December 21, 2016 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University scientists have engineered “molecular Velcro” into cyanobacteria, boosting this microalgae’s biofuel viability as well as its potential for other research. The findings, featured in the current issue of ACS Synthetic Biology, show how MSU researchers have designed a surface display system to attach cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, to […]

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Export Exchange leads to 875,000 tons of DDGS sold amounting to about 8% of annual exports

Export Exchange leads to 875,000 tons of DDGS sold amounting to about 8% of annual exports

December 5, 2016 |

In Michigan, the Export Exchange conference hosted this fall by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is already paying dividends, according to new surveys of overseas grain buyers who attended – to the tune of nearly a half billion dollars’ worth of grain and ethanol co-product sales. Buyers and end-users were […]

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Heavy duty fleets using B5-B20 as common diesel alternatives

Heavy duty fleets using B5-B20 as common diesel alternatives

October 18, 2016 |

In Michigan, as the U.S. trucking industry faces new federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions, a University of Michigan team surveyed fleet managers to gauge their views on fuel usage, fuel economy and fuel-saving technologies. The survey results, released with the American Transportation Research Institute, include responses from nearly 100 heavy-duty fleet managers who operate more […]

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Michigan power plant passing hydrogen-chloride due to railroad tie feedstock

Michigan power plant passing hydrogen-chloride due to railroad tie feedstock

September 8, 2016 |

In Michigan, the Warden Power Plant in L’Anse has come under fire for using railroad ties as feedstock for power production because of the apparent high levels of hydrogen-chloride that is emitted from the facility. A number of other compliance issues need to be sorted out including feedstock storage, but members of the public and […]

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