Tag: Utah

Federal government seizing Washakie Renewable Energy following fraud scam

Federal government seizing Washakie Renewable Energy following fraud scam

January 24, 2019 |

In Utah, local press reports that following the unsealing of the indictment against the CEO and CFO of Washakie Renewable Energy, along with their mother and one of their wives with charges related to defrauding the government of more than $1.1 billion by claiming to have produced 1 billion gallons of biodiesel, the Federal Government […]

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EPA awards Utah DEQ $2.3M grant for clean diesel program

EPA awards Utah DEQ $2.3M grant for clean diesel program

November 3, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Utah Department of Environmental Quality a $2.3M grant under the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program to reduce diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks and school buses based in several counties along the Wasatch Front, an area challenged by levels of particulate matter that exceed federal […]

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Clearas Water bags contract to produce algae from Utah municipal wastewater

Clearas Water bags contract to produce algae from Utah municipal wastewater

July 3, 2017 |

In Utah, Montana-based Clearas Water has secured a contract to upscale its wastewater treatment process through algae farming, called the Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery system, at a Utah municipality that will process 4 million gallons of wastewater per day. The company’s current demonstration facility in Missoula processes 15,000 gallons of wastewater per day. It says […]

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Heartland Institute report claims RFS damages economies in the corn belt

Heartland Institute report claims RFS damages economies in the corn belt

March 22, 2016 |

In Utah, researchers from Utah States University and Strata Policy have released a report for the Heartland Institute that examines the history and impact of government subsidies for the corn ethanol industry on the U.S. economy as a whole and also on specific “corn belt” counties. They are primarily concerned with the impact of the […]

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Anderwood Ventures seeks to put up UCO biodiesel plant in Utah

Anderwood Ventures seeks to put up UCO biodiesel plant in Utah

June 24, 2015 |

In Utah, Anderwood Ventures wants to process 50 million gallons per year of used cooking oil from a 300-mile radius around St. George to produce biodiesel for use in local school buses. The company says there is enough supply in that radius to collect 100 million gallons. The refinery could be up and online by […]

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Tetra Financial funds lease financing for Ohio-based ethanol company

Tetra Financial funds lease financing for Ohio-based ethanol company

March 30, 2015 |

In Utah, Tetra Financial Group announced it has provided $800,000 in lease financing to a large Ohio-based ethanol company for a grain elevator. The company’s operations involve the purchase, storage and sale of corn, soy beans, wheat and various other types of grains. The financing in this transaction was for a grain elevator, silos, bins […]

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EPA and DOJ settle with Utah biodiesel producer over RIN fraud

EPA and DOJ settle with Utah biodiesel producer over RIN fraud

March 23, 2015 |

In Utah, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC, that resolves allegations that the company generated more than 7.2 million invalid renewable fuel credits worth more than $2 million. From January to October of 2010, Washakie generated more than 7.2 million Renewable […]

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Green Star Products contracted to build demo hybrid algae project near Vegas

Green Star Products contracted to build demo hybrid algae project near Vegas

January 7, 2015 |

In Utah, during the fourth quarter of 2014, Green Star Products signed a contract to build a large proprietary demonstration Hybrid Algae Production System (HAPS) facility for a third party to produce commercial quality algae. This contract is very specific for GSPI to build and operate the HAPS system. However, the algae strains to be […]

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USU algae and safflower biodiesel helps blow past speed record

USU algae and safflower biodiesel helps blow past speed record

September 11, 2014 |

In Utah, biodiesel made from algae and safflower seeds has been used to blow past a small-engine diesel truck speed record, racing across the Bonneville Salt flats at 135 miles per hour. The fuel, created by researchers at Utah State University, “stacked up” to traditional fuels, according to one of the team’s scientists, Michael Morgan. […]

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Washakie Renewable Energy to open oilseed crushing plant this fall

Washakie Renewable Energy to open oilseed crushing plant this fall

July 23, 2014 |

In Utah, Washakie Renewable Energy will start crushing soy and canola at its new plant co-located at its biodiesel facility just 10 miles from the Idaho border. It is expected the new processing plant will increase local production of the crops. About 400,000 acres need to be harvested to keep it operating at full capacity. […]

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