Tag: Minnesota

Green Biologics delivers Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg first BioPure n-butanol shipment

Green Biologics delivers Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg first BioPure n-butanol shipment

February 15, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Green Biologics Inc. announced Feb. 14 an exclusive collaboration with Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH, the German operating unit of Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG in Basel, Switzerland. In February 2017, Jungbunzlauer received its first shipment of 100 percent renewable BioPure n-butanol from Green Biologics’ production facility in Little Falls, Minnesota. Jungbunzlauer aims to produce biobased Citrofol BI (tributyl citrate) […]

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University of Minnesota researchers develop bio-based tires

University of Minnesota researchers develop bio-based tires

February 15, 2017 |

In Minnesota, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has invented a new technology to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using renewable resources found right in our backyards. The car tires produced from biomass that includes trees and grasses […]

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Syngenta donates $340,000 to Prime the Pump Fund

Syngenta donates $340,000 to Prime the Pump Fund

February 2, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Syngenta recently announced a donation of $340,000 to the Prime the Pump Fund to help make higher ethanol blends more widely available and help grow demand for American ethanol. Prime the Pump is an ethanol industry initiative created to help the early retail adopters of high-level ethanol blends by awarding grants to reduce […]

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Easy Energy Systems developing on-farm biorefineries

Easy Energy Systems developing on-farm biorefineries

January 30, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Easy Energy Systems is working with farmers to develop and install small-scale on-farm biorefineries with the capacity to produce ethanol, n-butanol, and with the help of Iowa State University, soon cellulosic n-butanol will also be available. Byproducts come along with the systems as well. The company’s engineers are working with 47 different feedstocks […]

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Bushmills Ethanol looks to boost production capacity to 100 million gallons

Bushmills Ethanol looks to boost production capacity to 100 million gallons

January 9, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Bushmills Ethanol plans to expand ethanol production by more than 50% to 100 million gallons per year from the current 65 million gallons. As a result, corn consumption will rise to 38.5 million bushels from 25 million bushels now. Four new 730,000 gallons fermenters along with more storage will accompany the expansion. A […]

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Syngenta’s Enogen to supply nearly 2 billion gallons of capacity in 2017

Syngenta’s Enogen to supply nearly 2 billion gallons of capacity in 2017

January 9, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Syngenta announced that it has reached agreements with ethanol plants, from Arizona to Ohio, with a combined total capacity of nearly 2 billion gallons. According to Dr. Miloud Araba, head of Enogen technical services at Syngenta, the robust alpha amylase enzyme found in Enogen corn hybrids helps an ethanol plant dramatically reduce the […]

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Fantastic 5: US States getting it done, making biobased happen

Fantastic 5: US States getting it done, making biobased happen

December 26, 2016 |

Any way you look at the US 2016 presidential elections or the turmoil within the European Union (e.g Brexit, or Italy’s referendum on membership), you can conclude that we are entering into in anti-federal cycle, and the most innovative public-private policies are likely for some time to proceed out of regions, provinces and states. In […]

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Minnesota researchers find exotics can help repair soils following maize-soy rotation

Minnesota researchers find exotics can help repair soils following maize-soy rotation

November 28, 2016 |

In Minnesota, researchers led by the University of Minnesota found that the negative soil legacy of the maize–soybean rotation for native plant performance in interaction with exotics was greatly diminished in soils conditioned by native or exotic perennial species, irrespective of nitrogen addition. This highlights the potential value of perennial species in conversion from row-crop […]

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Biodiesel industry consolidation increases ahead of blending credit expiry

Biodiesel industry consolidation increases ahead of blending credit expiry

October 25, 2016 |

In Minnesota, Ocean Park Advisors said that as biodiesel blending credits near expiry, biodiesel producers need to have strong balance sheets to weather the storm until they are renewed, followed by a burst of profit that makes the whole hassle worthwhile. As such, it is typically a period of consolidation in the industry in the […]

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Just six companies cashing in on most of the US’s biodiesel imports

Just six companies cashing in on most of the US’s biodiesel imports

October 19, 2016 |

In Minnesota, an advisor to the National Biodiesel Board says just six companies are responsible for most of the country’s biodiesel exports, which thanks to the $1 per gallon blenders tax credit could mean $800 million would go into the pockets of that handful of companies next year as exports increase. For 2016, exports are […]

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