Tag: Texas

Texas A&M researchers look at DDGS feeding supplements for cattle

Texas A&M researchers look at DDGS feeding supplements for cattle

June 8, 2017 |

In Texas, researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research are interested in how seasons affect how well cattle can digest a type of Bermuda grass, Tifton 85. In a recent study, they found that as seasons progress, the grass becomes harder to digest. However, by supplementing with the dried distillers’ grains, this effect can be minimized. […]

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Texas A&M researchers develop carbon fiber from lignin

Texas A&M researchers develop carbon fiber from lignin

May 17, 2017 |

In Texas, waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. “We have overcome one of the industry’s most challenging issues by discovering how to make good quality carbon fiber from waste,” said Dr. Joshua Yuan, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and associate professor of […]

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Riverside Renewables going for 100% renewable diesel plan for Port of Longview

Riverside Renewables going for 100% renewable diesel plan for Port of Longview

May 10, 2017 |

In Texas, Riverside Renewables has rejigged its biofuels, oil and propane plans that were rejected last year by the Port of Longview to a biofuels-only plan that would produce drop in fuels from 150 million gallons of virgin non-palm oil vegetable oils annually. The fuels would have 70% fewer GHG emissions and would therefore qualify […]

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Green Plains already talking about expansion of Beaumonth ethanol terminal

Green Plains already talking about expansion of Beaumonth ethanol terminal

May 3, 2017 |

In Texas, Green Plains says it is finalizing the contracts for its ethanol import/export terminal in Beaumont that could be online by the middle of this year, and already talk about expansion is underway though any investment plans will be on hold until phase 1’s capacity is contracted. The facility is meant to offer an […]

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Platts sees crush margin down at 24.43 cents per gallon

Platts sees crush margin down at 24.43 cents per gallon

May 2, 2017 |

In Texas, Platts’ crush margin tracker shows that the crush margin fell last week to 24.43 cents per gallon, down 7.57 cents from April 24. Though ethanol production remained steady and well off the highs thanks to maintenance season with many facilities offline, falling demand led to increased stocks that in turn weighed on ethanol […]

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Valero says RINs still weighing on its results despite lower prices

Valero says RINs still weighing on its results despite lower prices

April 26, 2017 |

In Texas, Valero says that RIN costs will weigh on its Q2 results as it did on its Q1 results despite RIN prices falling relative to last year. Q1 RINs cost $15 million less than last year at $146 million. Though prices are lower, the company is keeping its initial guidance on 2017 RIN costs […]

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Texas A&M researchers sequence genome of green microalgae

Texas A&M researchers sequence genome of green microalgae

April 26, 2017 |

In Texas, the genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist and principal investigator in College Station. In […]

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Vopak Americas investing in 138,000 cubic meters of new biofuel storage capacity

Vopak Americas investing in 138,000 cubic meters of new biofuel storage capacity

March 22, 2017 |

In Texas, 10 new tanks are planned by Vopak Americas, a division of Royal Vopak, for their Deer Park Brownfield Expansion project. The planned expansion at the Vopak Terminal Deer Park, located on the Houston Ship Channel, will add approximately 138,000 cubic meters of capacity and related infrastructure to receive, store and export ethanol and […]

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Valero’s Q4 results saved by profits from ethanol unit

Valero’s Q4 results saved by profits from ethanol unit

January 31, 2017 |

In Texas, operating profits of $126 million from its ethanol unit during the fourth quarter, up from a loss of $13 million the previous year, helped Valero to offset losses at its refining unit thanks to higher crushing margins and low corn prices. Refining margins fell by more than $2.50 a barrel between Q4 2015 […]

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World Energy BIOX Biofuels commissions 90 million gallon biodiesel plant in Houston

World Energy BIOX Biofuels commissions 90 million gallon biodiesel plant in Houston

January 18, 2017 |

In Texas, BIOX Corporation announced that World Energy BIOX Biofuels LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between World Energy and BIOX, has completed the commissioning of its 90 million gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas. The facility started operating at full capacity in December 2016. The Houston facility operates two equal-sized production trains […]

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