Tag: Texas

Texas A&M researcher finds way to use SOFA to produce lignin-based products

Texas A&M researcher finds way to use SOFA to produce lignin-based products

February 26, 2019 |

In Texas, lignin, used as a renewable resource to produce high-value products, has presented both production and economical challenges for biorefinery operations. However, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist suggests the use of an extraction method, plus other refining processes to produce multiple lignin streams. Researchers propose the use of selective organic solvent extraction, also […]

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SVPGlobal buys White Energy ethanol plant and gluten facility

SVPGlobal buys White Energy ethanol plant and gluten facility

February 21, 2019 |

In Texas, Strategic Value Partners and its affiliates (“SVPGlobal”) announced an agreement to purchase food ingredient and ethanol businesses from White Energy. The purchase includes two integrated plants in Russell, Kansas: the nation’s largest vital wheat gluten manufacturing facility and one of the nation’s most cost-efficient ethanol production facilities. With an annual production capacity of […]

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Shell agrees long-term offtake agreement with NEXT

Shell agrees long-term offtake agreement with NEXT

February 5, 2019 |

In Texas, NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc and Shell Trading (US) Company have entered a long-term Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of renewable diesel from NEXT’s planned Port Westward, Oregon facility. Representing an investment of more than $1 billion, NEXT continues to develop its Oregon renewable diesel facility with an expected annual processing capacity […]

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Ethanol crush margins fall further into negative territory

Ethanol crush margins fall further into negative territory

January 29, 2019 |

In Texas, Platts reports that crush margins of corn-based ethanol in the US continues to be in negative territory, estimating a loss of 9.63 cents for every gallon produced. That’s 77 cents lower than a week prior. Ethanol production has been going in a seesaw movement in recent weeks, dropping and increasing from one week […]

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ExxonMobil teams with REG and Clariant to evaluate waste-based cellulosic sugar production

ExxonMobil teams with REG and Clariant to evaluate waste-based cellulosic sugar production

January 23, 2019 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) said that they have signed a joint research agreement with Clariant to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste and residues to produce biofuel, which has the potential to play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The new partnership expands […]

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Rice University researchers say US biochar policy needs to be beefed up

Rice University researchers say US biochar policy needs to be beefed up

December 20, 2018 |

In Texas, researchers at Rice University evaluated the readiness level of current U.S. policies, programs and regulatory incentives regarding the benefits of biochar. The paper offers these policy recommendations: • Improve policies that allow for the monetization of environmental benefits and avoided costs • Recognize soil as a resource through national preservation policy • Develop a […]

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Diamond Ethanol temporarily halts ethanol production due to market conditions

Diamond Ethanol temporarily halts ethanol production due to market conditions

November 7, 2018 |

In Texas, Conestoga Energy Holdings, LLC, announced that it is temporarily halting production at Diamond Ethanol, LLC located at Levelland, Texas. “Given current ethanol production economics, we felt it in the best interest of our company and the industry to take gallons off the market until demand is comparable to supply,” said Tom Willis, Chief […]

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Valero approves expansion of Diamond Green Diesel to 675 million gallons per year

Valero approves expansion of Diamond Green Diesel to 675 million gallons per year

November 6, 2018 |

In Texas, Valero Energy Corporation announced that its Board of Directors approved a project to expand the Diamond Green Diesel plant in Norco, LA, to 675 million gallons per year renewable diesel production capacity. With low carbon mandates in North America and Europe projected to continue driving strong demand and premium pricing for renewable diesel, […]

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Phillips 66 and REG team to build renewable diesel plant in Washington state

Phillips 66 and REG team to build renewable diesel plant in Washington state

November 1, 2018 |

In Texas, Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced that planning is underway for the construction of a large-scale renewable diesel plant on the U.S. West Coast. The plant would utilize REG’s proprietary BioSynfining® technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel. Planned feedstocks include a mix of waste fats, oils and greases, including […]

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Valero sees giant drop in 2018 RIN spend

Valero sees giant drop in 2018 RIN spend

October 25, 2018 |

In Texas, Reuters reports that Valero expects to pay between 40% and 50% of what it did last year for its RIN obligations, somewhere between $450 million and $550 million compared to its 2017 RIN spend of $975 million. RIN prices have collapsed this year in response to expectations that the Renewable Fuels Standard would […]

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