Tag: Texas

Marine-friendly image finds Gevo’s isobutanol pumping from its first retail station

Marine-friendly image finds Gevo’s isobutanol pumping from its first retail station

July 30, 2015 |

In Texas, Express Lube of Fredericksburg has become the first U.S. service station to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s renewable isobutanol at the pump. The company said that this is anticipated to be the first of many retail locations to offer Gevo’s product as the company rolls out its isobutanol to the marina, outdoor equipment and […]

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Texas gas station launches personal revolution beyond B20 to B50 and B100

Texas gas station launches personal revolution beyond B20 to B50 and B100

July 23, 2015 |

In Texas, Root Fuels has started offering B50 and B100 at its gas station in Houston just six months after offering B20. One pump sells unleaded gasoline and B100 to two lanes while the other has a blender pump offering B20, B50 and B100, also selling to two lanes. The biodiesel he buys is RINless […]

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Valero ramping up to export ethanol for first time

Valero ramping up to export ethanol for first time

July 14, 2015 |

In Texas, Valero is looking to export ethanol for the first time, leasing storage space at St. Rose, Louisiana in preparation for exports to Asia and Brazil. The company allegedly already began thinking about exports when it bought and revived a 110-million-gallon plant in Mount Vernon, Indiana, last year from Aventine.

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Texas’ Port of Brownville may host ethanol plant tied to grain elevator

Texas’ Port of Brownville may host ethanol plant tied to grain elevator

June 11, 2015 |

In Texas, the Port of Brownville commissioners have voted to enter into negotiations with Houston-based BioUrja Trading LLC and sister company West Plains LLC, a grain operator, to buy the mothballed grain elevator at the port and build an adjacent ethanol plant.

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Nanocellulose market seen reaching $250 million by 2019

Nanocellulose market seen reaching $250 million by 2019

June 3, 2015 |

In Texas, the report “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others), Application (Composites and Packaging, Paper and Paper Board, Biomedicine, Rheology Modifier, Flexible Electronics and Sensors, and Others), and Geography – Regional Trends & Forecast to 2019″ published by MarketsandMarkets, Nanocellulose Market is projected to register a market size in […]

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Valero’s ethanol production soars but financially takes it in the teeth

Valero’s ethanol production soars but financially takes it in the teeth

May 5, 2015 |

In Texas, Valero says it boosted its ethanol production during the first quarter of 2015 to 3.8 million gallons per day, up 681,000 gallons per day compared to the same period in 2014, yet doing so had a negative impact on its margins—just $12 million of operating income for its ethanol segment compared to $243 […]

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Texas A&M’s TTI says alternative fuel vehicles to hit gas taxes hard

Texas A&M’s TTI says alternative fuel vehicles to hit gas taxes hard

April 30, 2015 |

In Texas, Alternative Fuel Technology adoption could affect long-term state fuel tax revenues with Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) accounting for 13 percent of the domestic passenger fleet and 11 percent of the commercial fleet by 2040, according to a new study from Texas A&M’s Transport Technology Institute’s Transportation Policy Research Center. Alternative Fuel Technology development […]

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Rice University scientists get top results from algae municipal wastewater treatment

Rice University scientists get top results from algae municipal wastewater treatment

April 21, 2015 |

In Texas, in one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while simultaneously removing more than 90 percent of nitrates and more than 50 percent of phosphorus from wastewater. The findings, which […]

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RIN prices rebound after EPA announces RFS will be released in November

RIN prices rebound after EPA announces RFS will be released in November

April 16, 2015 |

In Texas, RIN prices have recovered to three-month highs following the EPA’s announcement earlier this week that it will at last set the blending mandate for 2014 and 2015. Obliged parties are increasingly concerned about a sterner RFS when the levels are announced in November.

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Brazil remains US’ top ethanol export destination in February

Brazil remains US’ top ethanol export destination in February

April 7, 2015 |

In Texas, Brazil remains the top export destination for US ethanol, with February exports hitting 90.1 million liters, down 3% from January but up 84% on the year. Total exports reached 322.5 million liters for the month, up 24% over January and 27% on the year. More exports, mainly to the northern and northeastern regions, […]

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