Tag: Texas

Contaminated biodiesel sorted out at Texas truck stop

Contaminated biodiesel sorted out at Texas truck stop

October 20, 2014 |

In Texas, contaminated biodiesel received from a supplier caused problems in some truck engines who tanked up at the Pilot Travel Center in Von Ormy, Texas. After a driver notified the station manager of the issue, the fuel was investigated and the contaminated fuel identified. The pump has since been cleaned out and put back […]

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Missing Link awarded four patents for algae biomass technology

Missing Link awarded four patents for algae biomass technology

October 20, 2014 |

In Texas, Missing Link Technology has been awarded patents for its deep water growth, harvesting, oils extraction, and biocrude extraction integrated suite of solutions. 1) MicGro Deep Water Reactor/Process: A engineered system of a series of one to ten foot deep water bioreactors configured in a stirred tank followed by a plug flow process flow […]

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Indian Oil Corp. seeking to build ethanol plant using Celanese’s TCX® technology

Indian Oil Corp. seeking to build ethanol plant using Celanese’s TCX® technology

October 9, 2014 |

In Texas, Indian Oil Corporation and Celanese Corporation signed an MOU on Oct. 1 to explore the potential of a joint investment in a fuel ethanol plant to be built in India, based on Celanese’s TCX® Technology. The project is expected to be located at Paradip in Odisha State of India and will utilize petroleum […]

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Southwest Airlines signs Red Rock Biofuels to supply aviation jetfuel from 2016

Southwest Airlines signs Red Rock Biofuels to supply aviation jetfuel from 2016

September 25, 2014 |

In Texas, Southwest Airlines® has signed an agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB) to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United States. The airline’s agreement with RRB covers the purchase of approximately three million gallons per year. The […]

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Midwest ethanol crush margins sink nearly 21% on the week

Midwest ethanol crush margins sink nearly 21% on the week

September 22, 2014 |

In Texas, the Midwest ethanol crush margin has fallen nearly 21% on the week to 65.31 cents/gal, the lowest seen in seven months. Low corn prices have led to increased ethanol production which has in turn re-filled stocks. Less demand for ethanol is weighing on prices and therefore pushing down the crush margin.  

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Biodiesel catalyst quality testing may be much faster for producers, thanks to SwRI technology

Biodiesel catalyst quality testing may be much faster for producers, thanks to SwRI technology

September 9, 2014 |

In Texas, Southwest Research Institute has installed a new piece of technology that will allow biodiesel producers to evaluate the quality and profitability of their catalysts at a rate of half a liter per hour, allowing more tests to be run in a shorter time. The experimental circulating fluidized bed (CFB) helps convert heavy crude […]

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Texas A&M study shows mesquite could be good bioenergy feedstock

Texas A&M study shows mesquite could be good bioenergy feedstock

August 14, 2014 |

In Texas, a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study will be published in the BioEnergy Research journal, outlining how mesquite, growing in abundance in some regions of the southwest, could fit into the overall picture for bioenergy. The paper is based on the study, Economic and Greenhouse Gas Efficiency of Honey Mesquite Relative to Other […]

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Vessels loads 40,000 m3 of ethanol in Houston heading for Brazil

Vessels loads 40,000 m3 of ethanol in Houston heading for Brazil

July 24, 2014 |

In Texas, a vessel is being loaded with 40,000 cubic meters of ethanol in Houston destined for Brazil’s Suape port. Brazil’s ICMS state tax is currently being waived on ethanol imports going into the north and northeastern states of Pernambuco and Paraiba before Aug. 15. The shipment is expected to land on Aug. 6. Reuters […]

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KiOR may sell the company after missing loan payment

KiOR may sell the company after missing loan payment

July 10, 2014 |

In Texas, KiOR said in an SEC statement that it has hired Guggenheim Securities to advise on possibly selling the company after it failed to make a $1.88 million loan payment on June 30. The state of Mississippi has agreed to a loan forbearance on the $75 million loan it received—and still owes $69.4 million […]

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Benefuel closes $11 million series C raise

Benefuel closes $11 million series C raise

July 8, 2014 |

In Texas, Benefuel Inc. announced that it has closed $11 million in the first tranche of its offering of Series C Preferred Stock. A U.S. subsidiary of Suncor Energy, Canada’s leading integrated energy company was the primary subscriber. The first tranche also included Flint Hills Resources and other existing shareholders. Additionally, Benefuel and Suncor have […]

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