Tag: Tennessee

Proton Power pays $143,336 in back wages to 82 employees after violations found

Proton Power pays $143,336 in back wages to 82 employees after violations found

July 26, 2018 |

In Tennessee, the US Department of Labor states that Proton Power Inc. has paid $143,336 in back wages to 82 employees after an investigation by the Departments’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found that the company “failed to pay employees at least the minimum wage and overtime rates at time-and-one-half for hours worked over 40 in […]

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ORNL researchers using neutrons to understand hydrocarbon production in blue-green algae

ORNL researchers using neutrons to understand hydrocarbon production in blue-green algae

July 9, 2018 |

In Tennessee, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using neutrons to understand why certain hydrocarbons produced by blue-green algae are important to their biology, so new strains can be engineered to sustainably produce biofuels. Neutron scattering makes it possible to non-destructively see inside living algae at real world temperatures and in real time. Researchers […]

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ORNL uses plant-based materials for 3D printing

ORNL uses plant-based materials for 3D printing

July 2, 2018 |

In Tennessee, a scalable processing technique developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses plant-based materials for 3D printing and offers a promising additional revenue stream for biorefineries. Scientists created a new material with excellent printability and performance by tapping into lignin—a key component of plant cell walls that provides sturdiness. The method combines lignin, rubber, […]

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ORNL researchers find additional biofuel and bioproduct uses for enzymes

ORNL researchers find additional biofuel and bioproduct uses for enzymes

June 18, 2018 |

In Tennessee, for decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function—produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human diets. But for Oak Ridge National Lab researchers, this enzyme does more than advertised. They had run a series of experiments on poplar plants that consistently revealed […]

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Eco-Energy extends marketing contract with Pinal Energy for three more years

Eco-Energy extends marketing contract with Pinal Energy for three more years

April 30, 2018 |

In Tennessee, Eco-Energy announced a three-year contractual extension with Pinal Energy – a 55 million gal/yr plant in Arizona. Eco-Energy has been Pinal Energy’s ethanol marketer since 2014. “At Eco, our core focus is on our Alliance plant partners and value creation for each one. We are excited that Pinal Energy has chosen us as […]

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Boeing 777 ecoDemonstrator arrives at FedEx hub flying on 100% biofuel

Boeing 777 ecoDemonstrator arrives at FedEx hub flying on 100% biofuel

April 24, 2018 |

In Tennessee, the Boeing 777 ecoDemonstrator flying for the first time on 100% animal fat and beef tallow waste aviation biofuel touched down at FedEx’s Memphis hub on Sunday to commemorate Earth Day where it was open for tours on Monday. Typically aviation biofuels only go up to 50% blends with fossil-based A1 jet fuel […]

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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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