Tag: Tennessee

Delek Logistics Partners teams with Green Plains Partners on terminal JV

Delek Logistics Partners teams with Green Plains Partners on terminal JV

February 20, 2018 |

In Tennessee, Delek Logistics Partners and Green Plains Partners LP announced the companies have formed DKGP Energy Terminals LLC, a 50/50 joint venture engaging in the light products terminalling business. DKGP signed a membership interest purchase agreement to acquire two light products terminals from an affiliate of American Midstream Partners, L.P. These light products terminals […]

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Bridgestone and Versalis to jointly develop bio-based materials for tires from guayule

Bridgestone and Versalis to jointly develop bio-based materials for tires from guayule

February 15, 2018 |

In Tennessee, Bridgestone Americas and Versalis are forming a strategic partnership to develop and deploy a comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule in the agricultural, sustainable-rubber and renewable-chemical sectors. The partnership combines Bridgestone’s leadership position in guayule agriculture and production technologies with Versalis’ core strengths in commercial-scale process engineering and market development for renewables. This […]

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Eco-Energy opens ethanol unit train distribution facility in Charlotte

Eco-Energy opens ethanol unit train distribution facility in Charlotte

February 13, 2018 |

In Tennessee, Eco-Energy Distribution Services announced the opening of its ethanol unit train distribution facility in Charlotte, NC. The facility, which connects to Kinder Morgan Southeast Terminals, LLC’s Charlotte 3 Terminal, is located within the terminal complex in Charlotte and is equipped to receive 96 tank cars via the CSX Railway. The facility has ethanol […]

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ORNL develops method new supertough renewable plastic method

ORNL develops method new supertough renewable plastic method

February 7, 2018 |

In Tennessee, a novel method developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory creates supertough renewable plastic with improved manufacturability. Working with polylactic acid, a biobased plastic often used in packaging, textiles, biomedical implants and 3D printing, the research team added tiny amounts of silicon-based materials called silanes to design a new polymer. “Our fast, scalable approach […]

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Delek US Holdings to complete acquisition of Alon USA Partners by February 7s

Delek US Holdings to complete acquisition of Alon USA Partners by February 7s

January 15, 2018 |

In Tennessee, Delek US Holdings, Inc. and Alon USA Partners, LP announced that Delek US’ Registration Statement on Form S-4 has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission and that Alon Partners has filed a definitive consent statement with the SEC with respect to the proposed acquisition. The consent process will conclude on […]

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Tennessee start-up licenses ORNL technology to synthetically engineer fuels and medicines

Tennessee start-up licenses ORNL technology to synthetically engineer fuels and medicines

October 19, 2017 |

In Tennessee, SimPath has licensed a novel cloning system developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that generates and assembles the biological building blocks necessary to synthetically bioengineer new medicines and fuels. Knoxville, Tennessee-based startup SimPath will further develop ORNL’s cloning method into a multi-gene DNA assembly kit and software package for […]

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park cuts emissions thanks to B20

Great Smoky Mountains National Park cuts emissions thanks to B20

September 7, 2017 |

In Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park used 43,085 gallons of biodiesel (B20) in 2012 resulting in the following estimated emissions reductions: 15 percent reduction in carbon dioxide; 12 percent reduction in carbon monoxide; 20 percent reduction in both hydrocarbon and sulfur dioxide and 12 percent reduction in particulate matter. In keeping with its […]

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ORNL researchers use old tires and UCO to produce biofuel

ORNL researchers use old tires and UCO to produce biofuel

August 2, 2017 |

In Tennessee, using a novel, reusable carbon material derived from old rubber tires, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team has developed a simple method to convert used cooking oil into biofuel. The team’s approach combines modified, recovered carbon with sulfuric acids, which is then mixed with free fatty acids in household vegetable oil to […]

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ORNL researchers discover new class of porous membranes boosting biofuel production efficiencies

ORNL researchers discover new class of porous membranes boosting biofuel production efficiencies

July 25, 2017 |

In Tennessee, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory set out to determine what could increase production speeds and improve the quality of biofuels and bioproducts. What they discovered is a new class of porous membranes—a high performance architecture surface-selective (HIPAS) membrane technology. Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, this new class […]

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ORNL researchers find way to significantly reduce amount of enzymes used in cellulosic biofuel production

ORNL researchers find way to significantly reduce amount of enzymes used in cellulosic biofuel production

July 5, 2017 |

In Tennessee, scientists using neutron scattering have identified the specifics of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction that could significantly reduce the total amount of enzymes used, improving production processes and lowering costs. Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and North Carolina State University used a combination of X-ray and neutron crystallography to determine […]

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