Tag: montana

Montana State University looking to improve algae-biodiesel production with DOE study

Montana State University looking to improve algae-biodiesel production with DOE study

February 18, 2019 |

In Montana, an effort to improve the feasibility of a renewable energy source, Montana State University researchers are exploring a potential breakthrough in producing biofuel from algae. Backed by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the research team — which includes scientists from University of Toledo and University of North Carolina […]

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Montana State University researcher gets $1.2 million DOE grant to improve camelina

Montana State University researcher gets $1.2 million DOE grant to improve camelina

January 25, 2017 |

In Montana, a Montana State University scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. DOE’s Office of Science to research ways to improve the usefulness of camelina, an ancient crop that the modern world has come to value as a potential source of alternative fuel. The project was one of seven totaling $7.8 […]

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Montana State researchers lead $6 million food-energy-water nexus program for Upper Missouri River Basin

Montana State researchers lead $6 million food-energy-water nexus program for Upper Missouri River Basin

October 27, 2016 |

In Montana, a regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems while training the next generation of scientists. The four-year grant from the National Science Foundation will allow MSU, the University of Wyoming and the University of South […]

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NTSB says ethanol rail tanker upgrades could take until 2029

NTSB says ethanol rail tanker upgrades could take until 2029

July 13, 2016 |

In Montana, the National Transportation Safety Board says it could take up to 15 years for the ageing national rail fleet to be upgraded to safety standards being demanded for transport of ethanol and fossil fuels. Without mandates for upgrades, the transition will take place much slower as market conditions dictate. Only about 20% of […]

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Rivertop Renewables exceeds nameplate capacity at DTI facility

Rivertop Renewables exceeds nameplate capacity at DTI facility

March 30, 2016 |

In Montana, Rivertop Renewables announced it exceeded the nameplate capacity of its first commercial production facility during benchmark testing. At full capacity the plant, operated by DTI in Danville, Virginia, is now capable of producing more than 9 million dry pounds of sodium glucarate product per year, an increase of approximately 15 percent over original […]

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USDA to offer crop insurance for carinata

USDA to offer crop insurance for carinata

January 18, 2016 |

In Montana, USDA’s Risk Management Agency announced that producers in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota can insure carinata by written agreement under the canola and rapeseed insurance plans. Producers must submit a written agreement request to their insurance company by the March 15 sales closing date. Crop insurance provides protection against a loss in […]

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Rivertop Renewables to start commercial-scale production in 2015

Rivertop Renewables to start commercial-scale production in 2015

December 10, 2014 |

Contract manufacturing agreement with DTI speeds Rivertop’s time to market for its novel performance chemicals In Montana, Rivertop Renewables announced that it has begun construction of its first commercial plant, located at DanChem Technologies’ facility in Danville, Virginia. DTI, a custom manufacturer of fine and specialty chemical products, is expected to begin production of Rivertop’s sustainable, […]

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Rivertop Renewables renews key Headwaters 40F Corrosion Inhibitor contract with Montana

Rivertop Renewables renews key Headwaters 40F Corrosion Inhibitor contract with Montana

September 28, 2014 |

In Montana, Rivertop Renewables announced that it has been selected by Montana Department of Transportation to supply a bio-based corrosion inhibitor that will be added to the salt brine used to de-ice state roads this winter. Rivertop’s Headwaters 40F corrosion inhibitor helps reduce the corrosive impacts of the low-cost salt de-icer on roads, bridges and […]

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Gerry Nuovo named Rivertop VP for Market Development- Consumer Products

Gerry Nuovo named Rivertop VP for Market Development- Consumer Products

September 15, 2014 |

In Montana, Gerry Nuovo has joined Rivertop Renewables as the Vice President for Market Development- Consumer Products. Nuovo has more than 30 years’ experience in the specialty chemicals and biotechnology industries working for a range of leaders, including Henkel, Firmenich, Codexis and Segetis. Rivertop’s products included the new Riose™ detergent builder to meet the performance, […]

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USDA teams with MMP to produce fish feed from barley byproduct

USDA teams with MMP to produce fish feed from barley byproduct

July 14, 2014 |

In Montana, a process that improves the nutritional value of barley for use in fish feed has been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Montana Microbial Products LLC (MMP) of Missoula, Montana. Barley typically contains about 10 to12 percent protein, but 40 to 60 percent protein is needed in diets […]

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