Tag: wisconsin

Mass Companies to auction off 3 million gallon per year Wisconsin biodiesel facility

Mass Companies to auction off 3 million gallon per year Wisconsin biodiesel facility

May 22, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, Maas Companies will provide agricultural and energy professionals with the opportunity to purchase at auction a 3 million gallon per year biodiesel plant, a 72,325 sq. ft. manufacturing/warehouse facility, two oilseed processing facilities, a $1.1 million dollar 171,000 bushel grain handling facility, two retail fuel stations and surplus equipment on Thursday, June 15 […]

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US Oil seeks to invest $3 million in ethanol pipeline to facilitate exports to Canada

US Oil seeks to invest $3 million in ethanol pipeline to facilitate exports to Canada

May 18, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, US Oil plans to develop a $3 million, 1,000-foot pipeline project that would transport ethanol across the Great Lakes connecting its oil tank yard to its liquid cargo pier at the Port of Milwaukee. The project was approved by the public works committee of city’s common council and now goes to the council […]

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Marquis Ethanol asked to support grant request for safe drinking water project

Marquis Ethanol asked to support grant request for safe drinking water project

April 13, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, Marquis Ethanol has the opportunity to be a good neighbor by working with its host community to secure a $500,000 state Department of Natural Resources grant to build a new well that would supply safe, clean drinking water for residents. An agreement with the company needs to be made by September in order […]

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University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers develop pre-bioplastic compound

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers develop pre-bioplastic compound

April 10, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, a team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material by more than two dollars per gallon. The development is the latest in […]

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University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee researchers trying to keep GMO switchgrass out of the market

University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee researchers trying to keep GMO switchgrass out of the market

March 6, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, researchers from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee are tackling the main obstacle of keeping genetically modified switchgrass off the commercial market. It’s the possibility that lab-engineered genes could escape human control by mixing with genes of wild-growing grasses, which might interrupt natural processes in unpredictable ways. Genetically modified tomatoes were first approved for human […]

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D3MAX ships pilot plant employing its cellulosic ethanol technology to ACE Ethanol

D3MAX ships pilot plant employing its cellulosic ethanol technology to ACE Ethanol

February 16, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, D3MAX announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology. The pilot facility will be installed at ACE Ethanol LLC, in Stanley, Wisconsin, in late February. Installation is expected to be complete by mid-March with startup and testing at the facility taking place over the ensuing […]

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University of Wisconsin researcher spins out company tackling lactic acid in ethanol production

University of Wisconsin researcher spins out company tackling lactic acid in ethanol production

November 29, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, a researcher from the University of Wisconsin has spun out a company called Lactic Solutions to advance a judo-like remedy for lactic acid production during ethanol fermentation: using genetic engineering to transform enemy into friend. Instead of killing lactic acid bacteria with antibiotics, he’s spliced in genes for ethanol production so these organisms […]

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researchers use gene splicing to make breaking down lignin easier

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researchers use gene splicing to make breaking down lignin easier

November 3, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have incorporated an exotic gene conferring weak bonds into the plant’s lignin, the hard-to-process compound that gives plant cell walls their sturdiness but makes them difficult to process in an industrial setting. The resulting lignin, dubbed zip-lignin, readily breaks down under simple chemical conditions. This […]

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Wisconsin researchers double ethanol efficiency with “super yeast”

Wisconsin researchers double ethanol efficiency with “super yeast”

October 17, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which a commonly used industrial yeast strain converts plant sugars to biofuel. The newly engineered “super yeast” could boost the economics of making ethanol, specialty biofuels and bioproducts. Though […]

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Trader sues biodiesel producer for failure to pay more than $120,000

Trader sues biodiesel producer for failure to pay more than $120,000

October 5, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, Kempler & Co. Inc. is suing Midwest Biodiesel Products in Madison County Circuit Court alleging that the biodiesel producer failed to pay $123,336.80 with interest of $16.50 per diem following a judgment in its favor in Florida last April. The plaintiff alleges that so far no payments have been made and also failed […]

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