Tag: wisconsin

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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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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