Tag: wisconsin

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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D3MAX ships pilot plant employing its cellulosic ethanol technology to ACE Ethanol

D3MAX ships pilot plant employing its cellulosic ethanol technology to ACE Ethanol

February 16, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, D3MAX announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology. The pilot facility will be installed at ACE Ethanol LLC, in Stanley, Wisconsin, in late February. Installation is expected to be complete by mid-March with startup and testing at the facility taking place over the ensuing […]

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University of Wisconsin researcher spins out company tackling lactic acid in ethanol production

University of Wisconsin researcher spins out company tackling lactic acid in ethanol production

November 29, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, a researcher from the University of Wisconsin has spun out a company called Lactic Solutions to advance a judo-like remedy for lactic acid production during ethanol fermentation: using genetic engineering to transform enemy into friend. Instead of killing lactic acid bacteria with antibiotics, he’s spliced in genes for ethanol production so these organisms […]

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