Tag: North Carolina

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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North Carolina State and USGS find bioenergy may impact wildlife in the southeast

North Carolina State and USGS find bioenergy may impact wildlife in the southeast

September 28, 2016 |

In North Carolina, research from North Carolina State University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs about which wildlife species and ecosystems will be most impacted. The work focuses on the southeastern United States, but yields general insights that could inform bioenergy policy globally. “There […]

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New report looks at LCA of biofuels from MSW

New report looks at LCA of biofuels from MSW

August 17, 2016 |

In North Carolina, a new report from the Environmental Research & Education Foundation uses a first-of-its-kind Life-Cycle Assessment model of biofuel production using MSW to assess the environmental impacts associated with MSW conversion via landfill gas-to-energy, waste-to-energy, and gasification/Fischer-Tropsch. How current infrastructure could be used to support an MSW-to-biofuels industry is also explored using North […]

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North Carolina house committee approves hemp research

North Carolina house committee approves hemp research

June 20, 2016 |

In North Carolina, the state may follow in Hawaii’s footsteps to begin supervised research on hemp as a feedstock for biofuels and other biomaterials thanks to approval of a bill by the state’s House Agriculture Committee. Land grant universities, under the supervision of the USDA and a nine-member commission, could begin growing the crop for […]

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Lincoln Terminal buys North Carolina biofuel terminal and will soon offer biodiesel blends

Lincoln Terminal buys North Carolina biofuel terminal and will soon offer biodiesel blends

February 9, 2016 |

In North Carolina, Lincoln Terminal has purchased the Eco terminal in Charlotte, bringing its total holdings to four terminals across the southeast. The Charlotte terminal formerly known as Crown has a total capacity of 130,000 bbl, and serves gasoline, ULSD, ethanol and biodiesel, and will soon offer automated biodiesel blending in an effort to boost […]

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Mack Trucks follows parent Volvo to approve renewable diesel

Mack Trucks follows parent Volvo to approve renewable diesel

January 7, 2016 |

In North Carolina, Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks has signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines. Renewable diesel fuel delivers performance similar to diesel refined from petroleum, but with several additional customer benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas and particulate emissions, as well as decreased maintenance costs. “As […]

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