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Ace Ethanol acquires shuttered Utical Energy ethanol plant

In Wisconsin, Ace Ethanol has approved the $16.5 million purchase of the Utica Energy Ethanol Plant and Utica Industries, both located near Oshkosh. The acquisition will double Ace’s production to nearly 100 million gallons per year. The plant was mothballed last September, but is expected to be running again this fall, and will be renamed […]

July 29, 2013 More

Judge OKs Ace Ethanol’s purchase of Utica Energy in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, a Winnebago county judge has approved Ace Ethanol’s purchase of the Utica Energy ethanol plant in Oshkosh for $16.5 million. If shareholders agree to the purchase later in the month, production could ramp back up at the 50 million gallon plant by harvest time when it will be re-named Fox River Valley Ethanol.

July 17, 2013 More

Didion threatened with a closure order over safety issues by fire department

In Wisconsin, Didion has been told to clean up the clutter blocking firemen’s access to the company’s ethanol plant in Courtland or else risk an order shutting them down until it’s been taken care of. The warning came during a village council meeting approving the renewal of the company’s transport permit. Didion said it had […]

July 10, 2013 More

Wisconsin researchers get NSF grant for sugar-to-isoprene work

In Wisconsin, C5.6 Technologies of Middleton and the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point won a $224,967 National Science Foundation grant to continue work on developing bacteria that will ferment sugar into isoprene, a high-energy molecule that can be used to make jet and other fuels.

July 3, 2013 More

UW-M researcher finds enzyme breakthrough in ant fungus

In Wisconsin, a researcher from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered that the enzyme found in a fungus used by the South American leafcutter ant to digest leaves for it could be the next key to efficient second generation biofuels production. It’s the ants themselves who cultivate the fungus, and a team of researchers brought […]

June 24, 2013 More

Leafcutter ant enzyme beneficial to cellulosic producers

In Wisconsin, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are researching an enzyme produced by leafcutter ants. The team has been able to isolate and identify the enzyme used by these critters to break down leaves and plant matter. The research, which could have tremendous implications for cellulosic producers, has encouraged several private companies to approach […]

June 20, 2013 More

Utica Energy Ethanol Plant Goes Up for Sale in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, Utica Energy’s ethanol plant near Oshkosh will be auctioned this summer, after filing for foreclosure in December 2012. With over $30 million in debt, the plant stopped producing ethanol last September. The receiver in the case has hired Ascendant Partners to sell the ethanol plant, grain elevator and grain drying plant as an […]

June 11, 2013 More

Precision Color Graphics receives patent for their Ecoterah packaging

In Wisconsin, Precision Color Graphics has received a patent for their biopolymer lined multi-layer bags and pouches for their line of Ecoterah packaging. The patent, #8,387,797, ensures Precision Color Graphic’s Ecoterah packaging is comprised of at least one paper layer, the paper layers being biodegradable, and a sheet of film adherent to one of said […]

June 11, 2013 More

Apache Stainless Equipment Corp Donates Tank to Madison College Bioengineering Project

In Wisconsin, Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation donated a stainless steel storage tank to a Madison College biodiesel engineering project. Students were asked to develop a system to blend biodiesel with diesel and fuel additives in order to improve engine performance in extreme seasonal temperatures. Students dealt with real world constraints such as safety, transportability, power […]

June 4, 2013 More

Sanimax supplies stainless steel tanks for Wisconsin biodiesel industry

In Wisconsin, Sanimax partnered with Apache Stainless Equipment Corp. to provide stainless steel tanks to support growing production of B100 Biodiesel fuel. The Sanimax facility in DeForest, Wisconsin is dedicated to the processing of 100% renewable Biodiesel fuel. Apache supported their need for increased capacity by supplying one atmospheric stainless tank and three pressure vessels […]

May 7, 2013 More