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University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers tweak yeast genes to better tolerate pretreatment

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers tweak yeast genes to better tolerate pretreatment

August 13, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and several Department of Energy laboratories have identified two changes to a single gene that can make the yeast tolerate the pretreatment chemicals. They published their findings recently in the journal Genetics. The researchers used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to alter a strain of an ionic liquid-susceptible […]

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Didion expects new mill to be online by April 2019

Didion expects new mill to be online by April 2019

May 1, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, Didion expects to have its milling operations back online by April 2019 following the May 2017 explosion that led to five deaths that later led to $1.8 million in OSHA fines that are still under appeal. The company is being coy regarding the cost of the damage or the cost of the rebuild […]

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D3MAX LLC will install technology at Ace Ethanol corn dry mill

D3MAX LLC will install technology at Ace Ethanol corn dry mill

April 24, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, D3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Ace Ethanol has received approval from its board of directors and members to proceed with the design and construction of the corn kernel […]

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GLBRC researchers delve into better use of solvents for biorefineries

GLBRC researchers delve into better use of solvents for biorefineries

March 15, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, for researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), the central role of solvents in converting non-food biomass to biofuels and bioproducts means they’re ripe for optimization. Better use of solvents could improve the economics of biorefineries, push a range of new and more sustainable biofuels and bioproducts to market, and provide […]

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University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers looking at cosolvents to break down biomass

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers looking at cosolvents to break down biomass

March 5, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin at Madison researchers are focusing on a class of reactions that break down biomass by dissolving it in a mixture of water, a cosolvent and an acid catalyst. By modeling how tens of thousands of atoms move and interact with each other, they showed that the cosolvent speeds up the […]

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Fox River Valley Ethanol installs Whitefox ICE™ bolt-on technology

Fox River Valley Ethanol installs Whitefox ICE™ bolt-on technology

February 28, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, Fox River Valley Ethanol LLC completed the installation of its Whitefox ICE™ bolt-on solution at its ethanol plant in Oshkosh in December and is already seeing a positive impact at the gas meter and improvements to its operations. Neal Kemmet, Fox River President & General Manager, stated: “Following a smooth start-up of the […]

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center looks to designing advanced biofuels as way forward

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center looks to designing advanced biofuels as way forward

February 20, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, building on the success of 10 years of investigation into the production of renewable fuels from plants, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, recently embarked on a new mission: to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and products currently derived from petroleum. On Feb. 18 at […]

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United Ethanol LLC to install Whitefox ICE membrane system at Milton plant

United Ethanol LLC to install Whitefox ICE membrane system at Milton plant

November 30, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, United Ethanol LLC is to install a Whitefox ICE™ membrane system at its plant in Milton, Wisconsin. The modular bolt-on system frees up capacity in the distillation-dehydration section which enables the plant to increase its annual production capacity to over 60 million gallons. Removing process bottlenecks also reduces energy consumption and cooling water […]

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UW-Madison a bastion of support for bioeconomy entrepreneurs

UW-Madison a bastion of support for bioeconomy entrepreneurs

November 20, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor who developed and founded Lactic Solutions that was recently bought by Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits says the university’s support network for entrepreneurs and tools available from early stage development were key to successfully launching the company. He said many aren’t aware of the opportunities provided through its […]

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University of Wisconsin researchers say ethanol created more CO2 than it saved

University of Wisconsin researchers say ethanol created more CO2 than it saved

November 16, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, a new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin shows that crop expansion in the US between 2008 and 2012 emitted 115 million tons of CO2 and that much of that can be attributed to biofuels because it was during a period of policy-driven biofuel production increase. The paper says that the […]

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