Tag: Ohio

New $62 million Alpont plant to serve Ohio biodiesel industry from August

New $62 million Alpont plant to serve Ohio biodiesel industry from August

July 4, 2019 |

In Ohio, local press reports that Alpont’s new $62 million methanol and biodiesel fuel catalysts plant will come online in August. The facility’s main market will be northwest Ohio to ensure access to local, lower-priced components for biodiesel and other fuel products. The company chose the town of Oregon to site the plant because of […]

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The Andersons buys out the rest of Lansing Trade Group

The Andersons buys out the rest of Lansing Trade Group

October 17, 2018 |

In Ohio, The Andersons, Inc. announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Lansing Trade Group, LLC, its long-time affiliate, to acquire the 67.5% of Lansing equity that it does not already own for cash and stock currently valued at a total of approximately $305 million. In addition to paying approximately $175 million […]

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POET opens its Marion biorefinery expansion boosting production by 80 million gallons

POET opens its Marion biorefinery expansion boosting production by 80 million gallons

September 19, 2018 |

In Ohio, POET Biorefining – Marion opened an 80-million gallon expansion Wednesday at a celebration that included area farmers, community members and state officials. With this expansion in place, POET Biorefining Marion now has an annual capacity of 150 million gallons of clean-burning biofuel and 360,000 tons of high-protein animal feed per year. New production […]

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First ethanol shipment from Port of Milwaukee heads to Canada

First ethanol shipment from Port of Milwaukee heads to Canada

May 28, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, the first ethanol shipment—and first fuel shipment in a decade—left the Port of Milwaukee on April 30 headed for Canada from the newly refurbished liquid cargo pier thanks to a $3.6 million investment of which $2.9 million was subsidized by the state. About 100,000 barrels of ethanol was exported. Local environmentalists are concerned […]

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Researchers look for ways to battle microbial contamination in stored biodiesel

Researchers look for ways to battle microbial contamination in stored biodiesel

March 12, 2018 |

In Ohio, most people are cautious around gasoline and diesel for good reason, but some microbes love the stuff—especially biofuels that contain fatty acid derivatives. So, as the world tries to go “green,” it also has to consider the slime that such microbes leave behind, clogging up equipment and killing engines. An article in Chemical […]

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Ohio residents fear safety and environmental hazards of proposed rail spur

Ohio residents fear safety and environmental hazards of proposed rail spur

November 15, 2017 |

In Ohio, residents of south Bibb County near Macon are protesting Epic Midstream’s proposed rail spur that would connect a nearby ethanol transfer station, saying it would pose safety and potential environmental risks in case of a spill. A county judge ruled last week there wasn’t enough evidence to deny the conditional use permit and […]

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US Venture’s dream to export ethanol via Milwaukee may get one step closer

US Venture’s dream to export ethanol via Milwaukee may get one step closer

September 12, 2017 |

In Ohio, Milwaukee’s Public Works Committee will meet on Wednesday to vote on the proposed lease agreement with US Venture who is seeking to build a 1,000-foot pipeline between its tank yard at the Port of Milwaukee to the port’s liquid cargo terminal. The pipeline will allow the company to export ethanol brought in by […]

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POET breaks ground at $120 million Marion expansion site

POET breaks ground at $120 million Marion expansion site

August 15, 2017 |

In Ohio, POET-Marion broke ground Tuesday to expand its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. The project will also increase production of dried distillers grains from the current 178,000 tons annually to 360,000 tons. With the groundbreaking, site work has officially begun, with project completion slated for […]

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University of Dayton researchers seek to reduce algae’s limitations

University of Dayton researchers seek to reduce algae’s limitations

July 13, 2017 |

In Ohio, researchers at the University of Dayton Research Institute are addressing algae’s vulnerability to fluctuations in weather and temperature, limiting commercial growers and researchers in their selection of growing systems and locations. “Our goal was to design and build an economical and efficient system that could be transported anywhere, easily assembled and operate in […]

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POET announces $115 million upgrade to Marion biorefinery

POET announces $115 million upgrade to Marion biorefinery

May 17, 2017 |

In Ohio, POET Biorefining – Marion (Ohio) is undergoing an expansion to more than double its capacity from nearly 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year, improving the grain market for local farmers and adding new jobs to the community. With the expansion, high-protein animal feed production will also grow from […]

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