Tag: wisconsin

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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Rabbi encourages biodiesel industry to produce kosher for glycerin market

Rabbi encourages biodiesel industry to produce kosher for glycerin market

June 27, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, a rabbi speaking at the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in Milwaukee encouraged biodiesel producers using corn oil, soy and oil vegetable oils as feedstocks to ensure their production method was kosher, providing wider market opportunities for the glycerin byproduct. Some polysorbate 80 used in the corn oil extraction process can be […]

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POET’s CEO says boost in global ethanol consumption needed to avoid agri crisis

POET’s CEO says boost in global ethanol consumption needed to avoid agri crisis

June 22, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, POET’s CEO says a boost in ethanol consumption around the world is necessary to avoid a global agricultural crisis. Earlier this year, stagnant demand for ethanol led to higher production costs that translated to thin or negative margins for producers. Ensuring that demand increases over time will help to stabilize grain prices overall, […]

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University of Wisconsin researchers reveal ways some microbes tear up cellulose

University of Wisconsin researchers reveal ways some microbes tear up cellulose

June 16, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, a new analysis of a group of bacteria called Streptomyces reveals the way some strains of the microbe developed advanced abilities to tear up cellulose, and points out more efficient ways we might mimic those abilities to make fuel from otherwise unusable plant material. Streptomyces were long thought to be prominent contributors at […]

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University of Wisconsin find how microbe tears up cellulose

University of Wisconsin find how microbe tears up cellulose

June 9, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, new analysis by researchers at the University of Wisconsin of a group of bacteria called Streptomyces reveals the way some strains of the microbe developed advanced abilities to tear up cellulose, and points out more efficient ways we might mimic those abilities to make fuel from otherwise unusable plant material. Streptomyces were long […]

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REG opens Madison plant and prepares to put in $7 million in upgrades

REG opens Madison plant and prepares to put in $7 million in upgrades

April 26, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, Renewable Energy Group Inc. celebrated the formal opening of the newest addition to its fleet of biorefineries April 26 with a ribbon cutting at REG Madison. The company also announced upgrades to the plant. REG leaders were joined by state and local business, government and community leaders for the ceremony recognizing the transition to […]

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University of Wisconsin researchers get GVL process closer to commercialization

University of Wisconsin researchers get GVL process closer to commercialization

March 10, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the University of Wisconsin the gamma valerolactone (GVL) process that breaks down biomass and unlocks its polysaccharides, having boosted production by 80-fold, with sugar yields topping 75 and 65 percent for xylose and glucose, respectively. Along the way they’ve learned to streamline steps and optimize factors like reaction temperature and acid […]

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Rolls Royce testing of Virent’s SAK shows more than 50% particulate matter reduction

Rolls Royce testing of Virent’s SAK shows more than 50% particulate matter reduction

January 7, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, bio-jet emissions testing by Rolls-Royce and supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program, confirmed that jet fuels containing Virent’s BioForm® Synthesized Aromatic Kerosene (SAK) fuel blend produced a greater than 50% reduction in particulate matter emissions compared to conventional jet fuel. The emissions […]

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Six year Great Lakes study shows viability of different perennial cropping systems for bioenergy

Six year Great Lakes study shows viability of different perennial cropping systems for bioenergy

December 29, 2015 |

In Wisconsin, a six-year Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) study on the viability of different bioenergy feedstocks recently demonstrated that perennial cropping systems such as switchgrass, giant miscanthus, poplar, native grasses, and prairie can yield as much biomass as corn stover. The study is significant for beginning to address one of the biofuel industry’s […]

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UW-Madison bioenergy center teams with high school on cellulosic ethanol

UW-Madison bioenergy center teams with high school on cellulosic ethanol

December 24, 2015 |

In Wisconsin, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at UW-Madison has teamed with a local high school on a bioprospecting project that is teaching students how to discover new potential production pathways for biofuels. Students have collected potentially yeast-bearing materials from around their campus to try to identify the right yeast to boost production […]

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