Tag: wisconsin

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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Researchers discover how C-lignin could be well-suited for bioproducts

Researchers discover how C-lignin could be well-suited for bioproducts

October 8, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) with partners at the Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI) have shown that a recently-discovered variety of the substance, catechyl lignin (C-lignin), has attributes that could make it well-suited as the starting point for a range of bioproducts. Their findings have […]

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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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