Tag: North Carolina

Walyak Energy’s $45 million biodiesel plant up for city council vote next week

Walyak Energy’s $45 million biodiesel plant up for city council vote next week

April 19, 2018 |

In North Carolina, Stanley City Council will decide next week if Walyak Energy’s proposed $45 million multi-feedstock biodiesel facility to grant permission or not for the siting of the facility. The council is excited about the job creation opportunities but the site chosen borders a residential area that has neighbors concerned about noise, safety and […]

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Syngenta licenses NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM cloud-based big data analytics platform

Syngenta licenses NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM cloud-based big data analytics platform

January 16, 2018 |

In North Carolina, Syngenta has licensed NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM, a cloud-based big data analytics platform, to evaluate, predict, compare and select the best genetic makeup for crop molecular breeding and genomic selection. The agreement is on a non-exclusive, multi-year basis. The GenoMAGIC system will be implemented in Syngenta’s advanced R&D pipeline and will influence key decision […]

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N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative awards $1 million to research grants

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative awards $1 million to research grants

January 11, 2018 |

In North Carolina, N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 11 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production in the state. Below is a list of grant amounts, recipients and projects: $91,944 to the N.C. State University Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources for a “Loblolly Pine Biomass Genetics/Cropping Study, […]

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Ribbon cutting to be held September 24 for Selma ethanol hub

Ribbon cutting to be held September 24 for Selma ethanol hub

September 12, 2017 |

In North Carolina, the ribbon cutting for the Selma ethanol transportation project developed by Archer Daniel Midland and Kinder Morgan’s joint venture with a local feed company will be held September 26. The train-to-pipeline project combines a rail facility that will allow a 96-car train to unload ethanol in a 24-hour period while a 2.6km […]

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NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

July 12, 2017 |

In North Carolina, the Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility is farming 1,000 acres to use up the biosolids produced from its wastewater treatment facility including sunflowers that are grown for biodiesel feedstock. The oil seeds will be processed on site using a mobile biodiesel facility brought in by an 18-wheeler. The project’s first sunflower-for-biodiesel harvest will take […]

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Sanderson Farms, AGgrow Tech partner for sustainable animal bedding fiber

Sanderson Farms, AGgrow Tech partner for sustainable animal bedding fiber

May 11, 2017 |

In North Carolina, Sanderson Farms has partnering with AGgrow Tech. AGgrow Tech for certified, sustainably grown animal bedding fiber that comes from the production of Freedom Giant Miscanthus. AGgrow Tech has established an additional 2,300 acres of Freedomâ   in eastern North Carolina specifically for the poultry market. As part of this innovative initiative, AGgrow Tech will supply 1.8 million […]

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North Carolina university students use corn chip oil for biofuel production

North Carolina university students use corn chip oil for biofuel production

May 9, 2017 |

In North Carolina, what has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could. Senior chemistry major and sustainable business minor Kelsey Simon and senior management major and nutrition and sustainable business minor Ali Moxley placed second in the […]

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Investor liquidates 60% stake in Repreve Renewables as miscanthus fails to launch

Investor liquidates 60% stake in Repreve Renewables as miscanthus fails to launch

January 26, 2017 |

In North Carolina, a yarn producer sold its 60% stake in Repreve Renewables, a company selling miscanthus seeds to farmers in order to boost biofuel production. The main market has, instead, been for poultry bedding due to the slow uptake of the crop for energy use. The company took a $1.66 million loss from selling […]

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Connection deal agreed to tie Duke Energy to Optima’s methane projects

Connection deal agreed to tie Duke Energy to Optima’s methane projects

January 26, 2017 |

In North Carolina, Piedmont Natural Gas will tie two of Duke Energy’s combined-cycle natural gas plants 80,000 dekatherms of natural-gas quality methane from swine waste produced by Optima KV. Optima agreed the supply deal with Duke Energy in May while the connection agreement was communicated to the utilities regulator on Tuesday. Duke is also buying […]

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North Carolina Biotechnology Center begins three-year sorghum research for fuel and chemicals

North Carolina Biotechnology Center begins three-year sorghum research for fuel and chemicals

October 18, 2016 |

In North Carolina, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass for fuel and high-value chemicals in the Mid-Atlantic region. The project, involving scientists at land-grant universities in two Southeastern states and numerous industry partners, is enabled by […]

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