Tweet In Wisconsin, two researchers received a five year award of $750,000 from the U.S Department of Energy. Jennifer Reed works on the conversion of lake-based strains of cyanobacteria into biobutanol, while Garret Suen’s research aims to create cellulosic ethanol by using bacteria found in cow rumens.
Tweet In Wisconsin, ethanol producers exported $75 million worth of ethanol in during the first quarter of 2011, even more than the $64 million in dairy products exported by the state. This export boon makes Wisconsin the second largest ethanol exporter in the US.
Tweet In Wisconsin, a study claims ethanol blending saved consumers $1.09 a gallon last year. The research, performed jointly by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Iowa State University was backed by the Renewable Fuels Association. “According to study data, regular grade gasoline prices average $3.52 per gallon in 2011, but would have been close to [...]
Tweet In Wisconsin, United Cooperative was selected to receive nearly $500,000 from a Rural Energy for America grant to install 36 ethanol flex-fuel blender pumps in Wisconsin. The renovations will be completed by the end of 2012 in Iron Ridge, Pickett, Poynette, Reedsburg, and Wyocena. More on the story.
Tweet In Wisconsin, farmers hit a new corn production record with 518 million bushels during 2011, with the second-highest yield at 156 bushels per acre, or 9 bushels above the national average. Farmers grew corn on 3.3 million acres.
Tweet In Wisconsin, the state’s biofuel association is promoting on-farm, small-scale biofuel production for farmers to produce their own fuel for running their equipment, producing heat, or selling it. The most common is 50-gallon-per-day seed presses that produce vegetable oil from soybeans or canola though some farmers are experimenting with ethanol from sorghum.
Tweet In Wisconsin, Eco-Energy will manage the corn and ethanol of Utica Energy’s 50 million gallon per year ethanol production facility in Oshkosh for the next three years under an integrated margin management agreement. “We see tremendous value in Eco’s integrated platform which provides systematic risk management, optimization of available storage, and transparent ethanol marketing, [...]
Tweet In Wisconsin, a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that support for ethanol was highest among people who were younger, more educated, Democrats along with those living in counties where an active biofuels plant is running. Results from 556 random respondents who that people were split equally on environmental benefits, job creation [...]
Tweet In Wisconsin, Cream City Grecycling launched operations in July, working to collect waste grease from restaurants and converting it to biodiesel. Cream City, operating in Milwaukee, is hoping to be collecting 30,000 gallons a month by the end of this year and reach 50,000 gallons by the end of 2012. Cream offers $2.00/gallon to [...]
Tweet In Wisconsin, the Board of Western Wisconsin Energy has put the company up for sale and named Ascendant Financial Partners is its exclusive M&A and financial advisor. Western Wisconsin was formed in 2003 to construct and operate as a 40 million gallon per year nameplate ethanol plant near Boyceville, Wisconsin. The plant started operations [...]