Tag: Virginia

Tennessee congresswoman introduces bill to extend biodiesel blenders credit

Tennessee congresswoman introduces bill to extend biodiesel blenders credit

September 19, 2016 |

In Virginia, NATSO, the national association representing America’s travel plazas and truckstops, applauded Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) for introducing the “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016,” (H.R. 5994) that would extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit for two years through 2018. The tax credit is set to expire at the end of […]

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US Geological Survey study says biofuel crops in the Dakotas harming bees

US Geological Survey study says biofuel crops in the Dakotas harming bees

August 29, 2016 |

In Virginia, Northern Great Plains of North and South Dakota, which support over 40 percent of United States commercial honey bee colonies, are quickly becoming less conducive to commercial beekeeping as a result of land-use changes, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study published Monday. The USGS scientists found that landscape features favored by beekeepers […]

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Green Plains holds ribbon cutting at Hopewell ethanol plant

Green Plains holds ribbon cutting at Hopewell ethanol plant

August 24, 2016 |

In Virginia, Green Plains continued its big week with the ribbon cutting of its newly acquired and renovated ethanol plant in Hopewell. Local elected officials as well as senior representatives from GPRE were present at the event celebrating the October 2015 acquisition from Future Fuels LLP for $18.25 million. Inclusion of corn oil extraction technology […]

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Vireol Bio Energy will pay 23 cents on the dollar for $4.98 million in debt claims

Vireol Bio Energy will pay 23 cents on the dollar for $4.98 million in debt claims

July 14, 2016 |

In Virginia, creditors to Vireol Bio Energy will pay 23 cents on the dollar for $4.98 million in debt claims, far better than the other proposed offer of 5 cents on the dollar. The settlement also wipes out about $20 million in debt claims by UK-based Future Fuels that owned the ethanol facility in Hopewell […]

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RFA to host free ethanol safety seminars Wednesday in Hopewell, Virginia

RFA to host free ethanol safety seminars Wednesday in Hopewell, Virginia

May 10, 2016 |

In Virginia, the Renewable Fuels Association is hosting two free ethanol safety seminars May 11, in Hopewell. The ethanol safety seminars will be hosted in conjunction with International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and TRANSCAER. There will be a day session from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. ET, and an evening […]

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Green Biologics partners with Acme-Hardesty for n-butanol and acetone distribution

Green Biologics partners with Acme-Hardesty for n-butanol and acetone distribution

April 18, 2016 |

In Virginia, Green Biologics has partnered with Acme-Hardesty, a division of Jacob Stern & Sons, for the distribution of n-butanol and acetone to the U.S. market for high value applications in food ingredients, cleaning products, and biolubricants. This partnership comes on the heels of the recent announcement of Green Biologics’s partnership with Nexeo, which  will […]

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OPEI releases new poll saying consumers still don’t understand higher ethanol blends

OPEI releases new poll saying consumers still don’t understand higher ethanol blends

March 31, 2016 |

In Virginia, awareness and knowledge of how to use high ethanol fuel blends remains relatively unchanged among consumers over the last few years, according to a recent national poll conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). According to poll results, price continues to drive decisions at the pump […]

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Tyton BioEnergy Systems files patent for new bio jet processing method

Tyton BioEnergy Systems files patent for new bio jet processing method

March 14, 2016 |

In Virginia, Tyton BioEnergy Systems filed a patent application for a new method and system of converting oil extracted from plant biomass or seeds directly into jet fuel using its proprietary processing technology. Tyton’s approach is an improvement over state-of-the-art methods of producing non-fossil jet fuels from plant oils, which involve costly and time-intensive pretreatment […]

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University of Virginia researcher says biofuel creating land competition for food

University of Virginia researcher says biofuel creating land competition for food

March 8, 2016 |

In Virginia, a researcher at the University of Virginia has said that as strategies for energy security, investment opportunities and energy policies prompt ever-growing production and consumption of biofuels like bioethanol and biodiesel, land and water that could otherwise be used for food production increasingly are used to produce crops for fuel. About 4 percent […]

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Vireol Bio Energy sinking in debt after selling off ethanol plant to Green Plains

Vireol Bio Energy sinking in debt after selling off ethanol plant to Green Plains

February 24, 2016 |

In Virginia, Vireol Bio Energy—the company that once owned the ethanol plant in Hopewell but was sold to Green Plains in October after being mothballed for a year—has filed for bankruptcy and still owes more than $7 million to companies around the region but now has only $750,000 in assets to liquidate in order to […]

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