Tag: Oregon

Port of Columbia County to consider leasing 80 acres to NEXT

Port of Columbia County to consider leasing 80 acres to NEXT

June 6, 2019 |

In Oregon, Port of Columbia County Commissioners voted Wednesday to amend a site development and option agreement with NEXT Renewable Fuels allowing the Port to consider leasing 80 acres to NEXT for an Advanced Green Diesel production facility. The 80-acre parcel is adjacent to the 25 acres NEXT recently secured from Teevin Bros, providing a contiguous […]

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Western fuel markets are being pushed higher due to lack of ethanol

Western fuel markets are being pushed higher due to lack of ethanol

March 27, 2019 |

In Oregon, Platts reports that gasoline prices in Portland have increased 33 cents per gallon since March 12 to $2.2231/gal because ethanol was not able to reach the market following a bomb cyclone the Midwest that shut down ethanol production and transport. Other Western fuel markets like in Tucson, AZ have also suffered similar price […]

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NEXT Renewable Fuels buys 25 acres in Oregon port to produce Advanced Green Diesel

NEXT Renewable Fuels buys 25 acres in Oregon port to produce Advanced Green Diesel

February 25, 2019 |

In Oregon, NEXT Renewable Fuels has agreed to purchase a 25-acre parcel at the Port of Columbia County’s Port Westward Industrial Park. The land is zoned industrial and was purchased from Teevin Bros, a local material handling and timber company. “We are extremely pleased to be working with the Teevin team on our renewable diesel […]

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Port sues Pacific Ethanol and Union Pacific for 2017 derailment and aftermath

Port sues Pacific Ethanol and Union Pacific for 2017 derailment and aftermath

November 12, 2018 |

In Oregon, in response to five empty railcars that were used by Pacific Ethanol Boardman to bring in corn feedstock but later derailed after they had been unloaded back in September 2017, the Port of Morrow where the derailment occurred is suing both Pacific Ethanol and Union Pacific Railroad for nearly $340,000. The port claims […]

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US Court of Appeals votes in favor Oregon’s Clean Fuels program against oil industry attack

US Court of Appeals votes in favor Oregon’s Clean Fuels program against oil industry attack

September 17, 2018 |

In Oregon, Platts reports that the state’s Clean Fuels program had its day in court against the oil industry and won when the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decided the law discriminates against fuels with high greenhouse gas emissions, not the state of origin as the coalition of truckers and oil industry […]

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NEXT Energy Group plans $1.1 billion biofuel project at Oregon port

NEXT Energy Group plans $1.1 billion biofuel project at Oregon port

August 27, 2018 |

In Oregon, NEXT Energy Group detailed plans to develop a $1.1 biofuel facility at Port Westward that would produce 37,500 barrels of renewable fuel per day including aviation biofuel. A development and lease agreement for about 80 acres with the port commissioners is taking place and could be finalized in the next few months but […]

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Oregon State Police and EPA execute criminal search warrant against Oregon Oils

Oregon State Police and EPA execute criminal search warrant against Oregon Oils

April 19, 2018 |

In Oregon, the Oregon State Police (OSP), with assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services executed a criminal search warrant at the business of Oregon Oils, Inc. located at 2515 NW 28th Ave, Portland, Oregon. The joint OSP and EPA investigation began in early February of 2018 after […]

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Red Rock Biofuels sets groundbreaking for summer but Velocys still waiting for order

Red Rock Biofuels sets groundbreaking for summer but Velocys still waiting for order

April 18, 2018 |

In Oregon, Red Rock Biofuels announced it was ready to start construction on its biorefinery in Lakeview but Velocys said it has yet to receive a notice to proceed for the manufacture of its Fischer-Tropsch reactors and catalyst for the plant, and will make a further announcement in due course. Red Rock’s CFO told local […]

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Red Rock Biofuels scores $245 million state bond for Oregon plant

Red Rock Biofuels scores $245 million state bond for Oregon plant

January 9, 2018 |

In Oregon, Red Rock Biofuels got good news on Monday when the governor approved $245 million in bonds that will allow the company’s planned aviation biofuel plant thanks to overwhelming support by state level legislators and business groups. The facility set for Lake County intends to use 175,000 tons of forestry waste as feedstock as […]

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Canola study shows no greater threat to specialty seed producers

Canola study shows no greater threat to specialty seed producers

November 26, 2017 |

In Oregon, an Oregon State University study has been turned over to the Oregon Department of Agriculture so they can make recommendations for canola cultivation in the Willamette Valley region. The study says canola doesn’t pose any greater threat to specialty seed producers than other species and that canola production can coexist with the specialty […]

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