Tag: Texas

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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UT researchers develop new mutant yeast strain to boost biofuel yields

UT researchers develop new mutant yeast strain to boost biofuel yields

March 24, 2015 |

In Texas, researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels. Their findings […]

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RFA awards Delayne Johnson, Cellerate team at QCCP with 2015 Industry Award

RFA awards Delayne Johnson, Cellerate team at QCCP with 2015 Industry Award

February 23, 2015 |

In Texas, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) presented Delayne Johnson and his Cellerate team at Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) with the RFA 2015 Industry Award at the 20th Annual National Ethanol Conference. The Industry Award is bestowed annually to individuals or groups that demonstrate great dedication and innovation within the industry. Cellerate process technology […]

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RFA releases 2015 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol

RFA releases 2015 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol

February 23, 2015 |

In Texas, the Renewable Fuels Association released an update to its Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol for 2015 at the 20th Annual National Ethanol Conference. The publication touches on every core issue facing the ethanol industry today, providing readers with the up-to-date information including wew data and statistics to give a sense […]

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Kinder Morgan buys terminals from Royal Vopak for $158 million

Kinder Morgan buys terminals from Royal Vopak for $158 million

February 10, 2015 |

In Texas, Kinder Morgan announced that it will purchase three terminals and one undeveloped site from Royal Vopak for approximately $158 million. The acquisition covers a 36-acre, 1,069,500-barrel storage complex at Galena Park, Texas, that handles base oils, biodiesel and crude oil, immediately adjacent to Kinder Morgan’s Galena Park terminal complex; two Vopak terminals in […]

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National Biodiesel Board opens 30-day comment period on BQ-9000 updates

National Biodiesel Board opens 30-day comment period on BQ-9000 updates

January 27, 2015 |

In Texas, the National Biodiesel Board announced the addition of a major new component to its BQ-9000 fuel quality program that will help to ensure the highest biodiesel fuel quality for consumers, all the way from the production plant to the retail fuel pump. The new BQ-9000 Retailer Program is the latest enhancement to the […]

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