Tag: Texas

Pacific Ag hires beef and dairy veteran Brook Holstein Campbell for crop residue sales

Pacific Ag hires beef and dairy veteran Brook Holstein Campbell for crop residue sales

April 18, 2016 |

In Texas, Pacific Ag has hired Brook Holstein Campbell to assist with sales of corn and wheat residue forage to beef and dairy markets in the High Plains. A veteran of the agriculture and beef industry, Holstein Campbell brings more than 15 years of experience and relationships from across the livestock industry to Pacific Ag. […]

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Texas A&M researchers find enzyme responsible for making hydrocarbons

Texas A&M researchers find enzyme responsible for making hydrocarbons

April 11, 2016 |

In Texas, an enzyme responsible for making hydrocarbons has been discovered by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists studying a common green microalga called Botryococcus braunii. The study, published in the current issue of the journal Nature Communications, could enable scientists to use the enzyme in a plant to make large amounts of fuel-grade oil, according to […]

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Synthesis Energy Systems announces Chinese gasification partnership

Synthesis Energy Systems announces Chinese gasification partnership

March 28, 2016 |

In Texas, Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) announced a strategic Joint Project Development and Investment Agreement with China Environment State Investment Co., Ltd (CESI). CESI is a state-owned enterprise established in Beijing under the China Ministry of Environmental Protection that is charged with, and funded to, develop and invest in the energy conservation and environmental […]

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Murex to market White Energy’s 295 million gallons of ethanol production

Murex to market White Energy’s 295 million gallons of ethanol production

March 21, 2016 |

In Texas, Murex announced further market growth with the execution of a multi-year ethanol marketing agreement with White Energy. The agreement calls for Murex LLC to market all three of White Energy’s production locations, two in Texas and one in Kansas, totaling 295 million gallons of permitted ethanol production annually. Murex LLC, headquartered in Plano, […]

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Stratas Advisors releases new Global Biofuels Outlook

Stratas Advisors releases new Global Biofuels Outlook

March 17, 2016 |

In Texas, refiners, automakers, governments and investors want a realistic view of how biofuel consumption will evolve in the coming years. Stratas Advisors’ Global Biofuels Outlook is a regional and country-level forecast through 2035 of policy, prices, supply and demand. This forecast has a globally-balanced assessment from Stratas Advisors’ petroleum and alternative fuels services. The Global Biofuels […]

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Texas entrepreneur gets 10 years and $87 million judgment over RIN fraud

Texas entrepreneur gets 10 years and $87 million judgment over RIN fraud

March 8, 2016 |

In Texas, an entrepreneur who only produced a few vats of biofuel was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and $87 million in restitution for 68 counts of false statements to the EPA and mail fraud RIN fraud. He pleaded guilty in June 2015 when his sentence was expected to be up to 10 […]

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Ethanol exports help to draw down stocks in US Gulf Coast region

Ethanol exports help to draw down stocks in US Gulf Coast region

March 3, 2016 |

In Texas, the Energy Information Agency says ethanol stocks in the Gulf Coast region fell by 688,000-barrel thanks to a jump in exports to destinations including China, Brazil and India. With at least a 40 cent per gallon premium on ethanol futures prices for shipment into the Philippines and as much as 80 cents a […]

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JP Energy Partners to expand North Little Rock terminal for ethanol trains

JP Energy Partners to expand North Little Rock terminal for ethanol trains

February 15, 2016 |

In Texas, JP Energy Partners announced that it has initiated the expansion of its existing rail facilities at its North Little Rock refined products terminal to allow for unit train deliveries of ethanol. The upgrades will materially improve the terminal’s ethanol offloading efficiency and capacity, allowing for offloading of up to 108 car unit trains. […]

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Researchers use game theory to find efficiencies for biomass supply chain

Researchers use game theory to find efficiencies for biomass supply chain

February 4, 2016 |

In Texas, researchers have used game theory to find efficiencies in the biomass supply chain that could boost the economic viability of using the feedstock for cellulosic ethanol production. The researchers said there can be up to 20% annual variations on feedstock supply so a variety of mitigation strategies to ensure supply availability including long-term […]

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Cheap oil not enough to save Valero from weak ethanol margins

Cheap oil not enough to save Valero from weak ethanol margins

January 28, 2016 |

In Texas, Valero has been hit hard by weakening ethanol margins with its ethanol segment’s operating profit slipping to $37 million during the fourth quarter from $154 million the year previously. With its refining margins holding flat, the weaker ethanol margins had a strong impact on the overall business with overall earnings down 74% at […]

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