Tag: wisconsin

Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance to hold webinar on ethanol blending policy

Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance to hold webinar on ethanol blending policy

August 11, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, the state’s Bio Industry Alliance will hold a Webinar on August 12 to discuss a recent statewide poll that shows 60% of 500 likely voters support for ethanol blending. The event, held on YouTube and Google Hangouts, will host state policy experts who will break down the numbers from the poll.  

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Wisconsin ethanol plant sues subcontractor for damages due to bad tanks

Wisconsin ethanol plant sues subcontractor for damages due to bad tanks

May 27, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, Center Ethanol Company has sued in local circuit court a subcontractor of the engineering firm it hired to build the ethanol plant in Sauget. The subcontractor, Cady Aquastore, was to provide the project with carbon steel coated and bolted tanks, but the facility has suffered “numerous leaks, rust, corrosion, metal loss to the […]

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Wisconsin promotes RCCI engine, which can run on gas and diesel together

Wisconsin promotes RCCI engine, which can run on gas and diesel together

May 19, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is promoting a new vehicle engine that incorporates anti-emissions technology. The new engine boosts fuel economy by 20 percent while cutting nitrogen oxide (NOx) and soot emissions by record margins. Called reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI), the base technology uses multiple injections of differing fuel types, including […]

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Wisconsin research project to create cellulosic ethanol from dairy waste

Wisconsin research project to create cellulosic ethanol from dairy waste

April 30, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, Accelerated Renewable Energy (ARE) project located a 5,000 head dairy farm will build a biorefinery set to produce biogas, fertilizer and even cellulosic ethanol from manure. A $7 million grant from the USDA Biomass Research and Development Initiative is partially funding the project in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin, local agencies and […]

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UW-Madison scientists discovers origins of cold-fermentation yeasts

UW-Madison scientists discovers origins of cold-fermentation yeasts

April 10, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, scientists are beginning to color in the margins of yeast ecology and genetics, identifying new strains in new environments and using the tools of molecular biology to ferret out traits that could aid industrial fermentation technologies. Writing in the journal Molecular Ecology, a team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Genetics Chris […]

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Wisconsin ethanol plant fined $125,000 for air pollution permit violations

Wisconsin ethanol plant fined $125,000 for air pollution permit violations

March 11, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that his office has obtained a judgment against Marquis Energy-Wisconsin, LLC, requiring payment of $125,000 in forfeitures, court costs, and surcharges for violations of Wisconsin’s air pollution control laws at a Necedah facility. Wisconsin facilities that have the potential to emit elevated levels of air contaminants […]

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Ethanol: The Next Generation

Ethanol: The Next Generation

January 19, 2014 |

These are the voyages of the ethanol fleet. Their continuing mission: to explore strange new fuels, seek out new biologies and re-power our civilization, to affordably go where no technology has gone before. Today, the crew of the news-ship Digestprise visit the University of Wisconsin, where a group of researchers have found a path to […]

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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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