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Marquis Energy latest to announce ethanol production cuts following EPA decision

Marquis Energy latest to announce ethanol production cuts following EPA decision

August 21, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, Reuters reports that Marquis Energy has decided to cut ethanol production at its Necedah facility following the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to award 31 hardship waivers to small refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The 100 million gallon per year facility will wind down production for an unknown period of time but the […]

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher find way to produce Tylenol from lignin

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher find way to produce Tylenol from lignin

July 11, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, with a new method to synthesize a popular pain-relieving medication from plants rather than fossil fuels, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a way to relieve two headaches at once. A team led by John Ralph, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been awarded a […]

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Hydrite Chemical launches Hydri-Maize™ catalyzed bisulfite for scrubbing

Hydrite Chemical launches Hydri-Maize™ catalyzed bisulfite for scrubbing

May 29, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, Hydrite Chemical Co announced the launch of its new Hydri-Maize™ catalyzed bisulfite product line for scrubber applications. Hydrite is proud to introduce an innovative formulation that will decrease plant emissions, decrease energy costs and freshwater consumption, and debottleneck operations for the fuel ethanol industry. All Hydri-Maize™ catalyzed bisulfite products are made in the […]

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Wisconsin students look to lake to create algae collection system

Wisconsin students look to lake to create algae collection system

May 21, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, undergraduate researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Stout looked into creating a prototype of an algae collection system. Using a pump, the system would take in water from Lake Menomin. The water would go through an electro-coagulator that would create bubbles to push the algae to the top of a collection box. The algae […]

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Whitefox Technologies installs fifth ICE system

Whitefox Technologies installs fifth ICE system

April 24, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, Whitefox Technologies Limited is proud to announce its fifth successful installation and start-up of its Whitefox ICE™ system at Ace Ethanol’s plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. One-third of all Wisconsin ethanol plants now have a Whitefox ICE™ system installed. Whitefox’s membrane solution is a key part of a wider project that will integrate with […]

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UW-Madison researchers develop biosensor that may help ID microbial candidates for biofuel production

UW-Madison researchers develop biosensor that may help ID microbial candidates for biofuel production

January 23, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, a new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, unveils a biosensor that may light the way to the best microbial candidates for biofuel production. In search of the best biofuel-producing microbes, scientists may need to make millions of variants via genetic modifications. But only a handful of these variants are […]

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Great Lakes Bioenergy researchers analyze metabolic activity within a bioreactor

Great Lakes Bioenergy researchers analyze metabolic activity within a bioreactor

January 15, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, recently published a paper in the journal mSystems in which they analyzed the makeup and metabolic activity of a mixed microbial community within a bioreactor. By doing so, they’re edging closer toward engineering such a community to optimally generate particular products—an outcome that would boost […]

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UW-Madison researchers find red pigment can improve isobutanol production

UW-Madison researchers find red pigment can improve isobutanol production

November 5, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, a compound that has scientists seeing red may hold the key to engineering yeasts that produce better biofuels. A red pigment called pulcherrimin, naturally produced by several strains of wild yeasts, is synthesized in part through the same biochemical pathway that researchers hope to use to improve production of isobutanol, a promising biofuel […]

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D3MAX has started construction of its facility at Ace Ethanol’s plant

D3MAX has started construction of its facility at Ace Ethanol’s plant

October 17, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, D3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced they have started construction of the first D3MAX facility at Ace Ethanol’s plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol producer to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Earlier this year, Ace Ethanol received approval from its board of directors and […]

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Explosion at Badger State Ethanol under investigation

Explosion at Badger State Ethanol under investigation

October 9, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, the Associated Press reports that a silo holding DDGS exploded early Tuesday morning at Badger State Ethanol in Monroe but beyond structural damages, no employees were hurt. The silo was only holding about 1,000 tons of DDGS at the time of the accident. Officials were still investigating the cause of the explosion that […]

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