In Wisconsin, the Didion Ethanol in Cambria caught fire late Saturday night with no reports yet of injuries, what started the fire or damage.
In Wisconsin, Virent and the PlantPET Technology Collaborative (PTC) have signed an Expression of Interest that provides individual members of the PTC an option on preferred access to Virent’s 100% plant-based BioFormPX paraxylene (PX) to be produced at the company’s first industrial manufacturing facility. The plant-based PX, when combined with existing PET technology, allows manufacturers […]
In Wisconsin, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) examined whether corn and perennial grassland fields in southern Wisconsin could provide both biomass for bioenergy production and bountiful bird habitat. The research team found that where there are grasslands, there are birds. Grass-and-wildflower-dominated fields supported more than three times […]
In Wisconsin, a researcher with the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative, is exploring the workings of the ruminant system in the hope of harnessing its power for industrial applications. He’s focusing on three strains of bacteria in the rumen that use different strategies to degrade cellulose. Drawing upon his background in both computational biology and genomics, College […]
In Wisconsin, Virent’s partnership with Coca Cola is to be extended with an additional investment of an undisclosed amount for Viret to scale up production of the paraxylene chemical which Coca Cola is using in their PlantBottles. The investment will fund purchase and installation of new equipment that is needed to chemically produce and purify […]
In Wisconsin, Jean-Michel Ané, a professor of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said that new evidence is mounting that fungi and bacteria are cooperating in a symbiotic relationship in order to unlock the benefits of Mycorrhizae, a beneficial fungi that help virtually all land plants absorb the essential nutrients — phosphorus and nitrogen — […]
In Wisconsin, the state’s Bio Industry Alliance will hold a Webinar on August 12 to discuss a recent statewide poll that shows 60% of 500 likely voters support for ethanol blending. The event, held on YouTube and Google Hangouts, will host state policy experts who will break down the numbers from the poll.
In Wisconsin, Center Ethanol Company has sued in local circuit court a subcontractor of the engineering firm it hired to build the ethanol plant in Sauget. The subcontractor, Cady Aquastore, was to provide the project with carbon steel coated and bolted tanks, but the facility has suffered “numerous leaks, rust, corrosion, metal loss to the […]
In Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is promoting a new vehicle engine that incorporates anti-emissions technology. The new engine boosts fuel economy by 20 percent while cutting nitrogen oxide (NOx) and soot emissions by record margins. Called reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI), the base technology uses multiple injections of differing fuel types, including […]
In Wisconsin, Accelerated Renewable Energy (ARE) project located a 5,000 head dairy farm will build a biorefinery set to produce biogas, fertilizer and even cellulosic ethanol from manure. A $7 million grant from the USDA Biomass Research and Development Initiative is partially funding the project in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin, local agencies and […]