Tag: wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil extend R&D agreement two more years

University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil extend R&D agreement two more years

July 17, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year renewal of an agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research is part of a broad effort to identify scalable and commercially viable solutions to help meet increasing global energy demand with a renewable resource. Over the […]

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In search of next-gen bioproducts and fuels, DOE invests $40M in 4 Bioenergy Research Centers

In search of next-gen bioproducts and fuels, DOE invests $40M in 4 Bioenergy Research Centers

July 17, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced $40 million in Department of Energy awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs), which will provide the scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. The following centers were selected based on an open competition using outside peer […]

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DOE-funded researchers say cellulosic biofuels could be environmental sustainable

DOE-funded researchers say cellulosic biofuels could be environmental sustainable

July 4, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) say cellulosic biofuels could provide an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy needs, but with a few important caveats. Drawing from ten years of empirical research, GLBRC colleagues from MSU, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the University of Maryland identify several […]

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Cause of Didion ethanol plant explosion still unknown

Cause of Didion ethanol plant explosion still unknown

July 4, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the federal investigation into the May 31 explosion at the Didion corn mill and ethanol plant in Cambria is still ongoing with no conclusions as of yet. Demolition of the mill will begin next week with repairs to the ethanol facility expected to begin shortly after. In the meantime, the company is paying salaries of the […]

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Accidental discovery by UW-Madison undergrad leads to yeast breakthrough

Accidental discovery by UW-Madison undergrad leads to yeast breakthrough

June 22, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, a few grams of bark brought back to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the lab of genetics professor Chris Hittinger by a recent undergraduate were home to a previously unknown strain of yeast, named Yamadazyma laniorum “in honor of the hardworking people of the historic meat packing industry of Green Bay, Wisconsin,” according […]

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REG DeForest suffers $1 million in fire damage

REG DeForest suffers $1 million in fire damage

June 8, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the former Sanimax biodiesel plant in DeForest suffered about $1 million in damage from a fire on Thursday morning. The cause of the fire at the 20 million gallon facility currently owned by the Renewable Energy Group is unknown and still under investigation. REG bought the facility in February 2016 for about $11 […]

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Milwaukee approves lease deal to allow ethanol exports via port

Milwaukee approves lease deal to allow ethanol exports via port

June 1, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Common Council approved the lease amendment to allow US Venture to lease an additional .89 acres allowing it to connect to the liquid port so it could export ethanol to Canada and potentially Europe. To get the motion through took two votes, however, because most of the aldermen expressed concern about […]

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University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers develop new process for three-in-one productions from biomass

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers develop new process for three-in-one productions from biomass

May 29, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, by developing a new process for obtaining not one, but three high-value products from biomass in one fell swoop, University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers and their collaborators have now made that leap towards economic viability. The researchers, led by James Dumesic, professor of chemical and biological engineering, published their results May 19 in the […]

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Didion Ethanol awarded efficient producer designation so can generate D6 RINs

Didion Ethanol awarded efficient producer designation so can generate D6 RINs

May 24, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded Didion Ethanol the efficient producer designation earlier this month in order to be able to generate D6 RINs from its corn starch-based ethanol using the method employed by its Cambria plant, referred to as the Cambria process. In order to qualify for the designation, the Cambria plant must […]

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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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