Tag: Tennessee

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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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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