Tag: wisconsin

Air Products to produce liquid CO2 from Big River Resources’ ethanol plant

Air Products to produce liquid CO2 from Big River Resources’ ethanol plant

January 6, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, Air Products announced the signing of a long-term agreement for the production of liquid CO2 with Big River Resources Boyceville, LLC; based out of Boyceville. Air Products will operate a facility to produce 250 tons per day (tpd) of liquid CO2 at Big River Resources’ established ethanol plant in Boyceville, Wisconsin. Air Products […]

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Wisconsin biofuel tax exemption could cost $100M+

Wisconsin biofuel tax exemption could cost $100M+

December 2, 2013 |

In Wisconsin, a new property tax exemption awarded as a parity measure for biofuel efforts with solar and wind could potentially cost the state hundreds of millions of property taxes. The most recent change, made in the Legislature, expanded the tax exemption to synthetic biomass facilities, a controversial measures. The cost impact, however, could be […]

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United Ethanol to contest all of OSHA’s safety violation allegations and fines

United Ethanol to contest all of OSHA’s safety violation allegations and fines

November 12, 2013 |

In Wisconsin, United Ethanol is contesting the allegations of safety violations and the related $140,000 in fines made by OSHA against its plant in Milton. The company said in a statement that it doesn’t believe the OSHA allegations can be proven. OSHA will now forward the case to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission […]

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UWisc researcher modifies GA to produce compacter trees for feedstock

UWisc researcher modifies GA to produce compacter trees for feedstock

November 7, 2013 |

In Wisconsin, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin is exploring how genetic modification may be utilized to enhance various traits in trees for forestry and biofuel applications. Among these modification targets are gibberellic acid and lignin. Gibberellic acid (GA) is a plant hormone that promotes cell elongation but may be down-regulated to produce more […]

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Wisconsin in need of soybean biodiesel production

Wisconsin in need of soybean biodiesel production

October 15, 2013 |

In Wisconsin, the lack of soybean processing facilities within the state weigh heavily on farmers who must transport their crop long distances to crush their crop. Four separate attempts to install soy crushing and biodiesel production, either integrated or co-located, failed due to various outside factors but studies show there is enough production to support […]

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Wisconsin may get mystery $15 million cellulosic ethanol plant

Wisconsin may get mystery $15 million cellulosic ethanol plant

August 20, 2013 |

In Wisconsin, a proposed $15 million cellulosic ethanol plant is looking to set up production near the Ace Ethanol plant in Chippewa County. The unidentified company looking to set up the facility is hunting for 10 to 15 acres for the plant that could come online as soon as the end of 2014. The facility […]

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Wisconsin wind, solar incentives to be cut in favor of biofuels?

Wisconsin wind, solar incentives to be cut in favor of biofuels?

August 19, 2013 |

In Wisconsin, the Focus on Energy Program, which authorizes $10 million per year in wind and solar incentives, has been suspended through the end of 2013 as the state moves towards providing incentives for biofuel-specific projects such as manure digesters or waste wood burning. In 2011, the incentives were switched to a 75/25% structure favoring […]

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Ace Ethanol acquires shuttered Utical Energy ethanol plant

Ace Ethanol acquires shuttered Utical Energy ethanol plant

July 29, 2013 |

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 […]

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

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

July 17, 2013 |

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.

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

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

July 10, 2013 |

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 […]

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