Tag: South Carolina

South Carolina regional transit brings in B5 for buses and looks at B20 trials

South Carolina regional transit brings in B5 for buses and looks at B20 trials

August 6, 2019 |

In South Carolina, The Comet, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) serving the Columbia metropolitan area, now uses a B5 biodiesel blend in 39 large transit buses as part of an initiative to help improve air quality in Richland and Lexington Counties, and reduce its carbon footprint. The Comet is studying ways to try B20 […]

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World Energy to invest $5.4 million in recuperating South Carolina biodiesel plant

World Energy to invest $5.4 million in recuperating South Carolina biodiesel plant

April 4, 2019 |

In South Carolina, local press reports that World Energy will develop a $5.4 million biodiesel plant in Hampton County, taking over an abandoned biodiesel facility in Estill. The company plans to upgrade the existing equipment on site to bring it up to state-of-the-art production standards. The facility will be World Energy’s first investment in the […]

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Atlantic Coast ethanol market steady despite inbound Hurricane Florence

Atlantic Coast ethanol market steady despite inbound Hurricane Florence

September 12, 2018 |

In South Carolina, despite the expected onslaught of Hurricane Florence later this week, Platts reports that so far there has been little impact on the Atlantic Coast’s ethanol market. The lack of volatility is likely due to the high stocks that are common in the region as well as much of the US apart from […]

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South Carolina farmers jump on chance to grow hemp

South Carolina farmers jump on chance to grow hemp

July 4, 2018 |

In South Carolina, the search for farmers to grow hemp is on with more than 100 applying for the license to grow 40 acres. Only 40 farmers will be selected from the 133 that have already applied and potentially more that come in before Friday’s deadline. Last year’s hemp trial granted 20 farmers licenses to […]

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Clemson University researcher wins grant to study energy crops’ impact on temperatures

Clemson University researcher wins grant to study energy crops’ impact on temperatures

August 8, 2017 |

In South Carolina, a researcher from Clemson University received a $147,744, two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to analyze how switchgrass fields and loblolly pine forests affect local temperatures through the exchange of water, energy, radiation and carbon with the atmosphere. He’ll also quantify below- and above-ground […]

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B3C Fuel Solutions awarded two US patents for its FUEL LIFE technology

B3C Fuel Solutions awarded two US patents for its FUEL LIFE technology

November 24, 2015 |

In South Carolina, B3C Fuel Solutions was awarded two patents for its FUEL LIFE technology, including patents for fuel preservation technology (Patent no. 9,149,788) and fuel drying technology (Patent no. 8,828,104). The FUEL LIFE fuel preservation technology is a proprietary nanopore reactive molecular sieve that removes (neutralizes) the compounds in fuel that cause fuel decay. […]

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Red Rock Biofuels seen no longer looking to develop in South Carolina

Red Rock Biofuels seen no longer looking to develop in South Carolina

August 12, 2015 |

In South Carolina, Red Rock Biofuels is apparently not looking to develop their next aviation biofuels facility in the state despite working with the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance to undertake feasibility studies using USDA funding to expore woody biomass-based biofuels. The feasibility studies were reportedly completed two months ago but are not yet ready […]

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Synalloy’s adjusted EBITDA jumps 12% as “BioBased project” tolling volumes ramp up

Synalloy’s adjusted EBITDA jumps 12% as “BioBased project” tolling volumes ramp up

July 28, 2015 |

In South Carolina, Synalloy Corporation reported strong growth in earnings as “Pounds shipped” in its speciality chemicals unit during Q2 and 1H 2015 increased 16% and 12%, as business ramped up for the BioBased project. Last year, the company unveiled a three-year tolling agreement to produce the bio-based product line Agrol for its new customer, […]

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Companies team in South Carolina to grow, produce and sell biofuels

Companies team in South Carolina to grow, produce and sell biofuels

October 21, 2014 |

In South Carolina, ATP-SC LLC and Midlands Biofuels jointly announced an innovative collaboration to grow biocrops, produce, sell and utilize solid and liquid biofuels, and to expand the state’s bioeconomy, starting in Allendale, S.C., and expanding across the state. This announcement is made in anticipation of National Bioenergy Day, which provides an opportunity to showcase […]

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South Carolina takes the lead on Farm to Fly 2.0 opportunity integration project

South Carolina takes the lead on Farm to Fly 2.0 opportunity integration project

July 21, 2014 |

In South Carolina, the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is leading a “Farm to Fly 2.0” project to effectively create a “match.com” type of opportunities listing for fuel companies to get to know states and localities for biofuels. The group is extending a Pacific Northwest Regional effort under the original “Farm to Fly” […]

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