Tag: Georgia

USDA certifies SYNLawn products as biobased

USDA certifies SYNLawn products as biobased

October 22, 2020 |

In Georgia, SYNLawn has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The product, SYNAugustine 547 Bio-Based System, is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. The following SYNLawn products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label: • SYNRenew with 47% biobased content. […]

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Bioplastic maker Danimer Scientific to go public

Bioplastic maker Danimer Scientific to go public

October 5, 2020 |

In Georgia, bioplastic maker Danimer Scientific has announced a merger agreement with Live Oak Acquisition Corp. that will result in Danimer becoming a public company. Danimer Scientific produces polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a 100% biodegradable and renewable plastic that uses canola oil as feedstock. The company currently produces its PHA—trade named Nodax—at  an industrial-scale facility in Winchester, […]

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Georgia Institute of Technology researchers upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons

September 24, 2020 |

In Georgia, a new low-temperature, multi-phase process for upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons could help expand use of the lignin, which is now largely a waste product left over from the production of cellulose and bioethanol from trees and other woody plants. Using a dual catalyst system of superacid and platinum particles, researchers at the […]

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Gulfstream extends SAF contract with World Fuel Services

Gulfstream extends SAF contract with World Fuel Services

September 17, 2020 |

In Georgia, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has extended its contract with World Fuel Services to continue providing the business-jet manufacturer with a steady supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by World Energy. This contract extends Gulfstream’s original multiyear purchase agreement, which was the first of its kind in business aviation when it was […]

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Colonial Terminals to buy three product terminals from Lincoln Terminal

Colonial Terminals to buy three product terminals from Lincoln Terminal

July 2, 2020 |

In Georgia, Colonial Terminals Operating Company LLC – a subsidiary of Colonial Enterprises, Inc. (Colonial) and an affiliate of Colonial Pipeline Company – has entered into an agreement to purchase three refined product terminals from Lincoln Terminal Company, Inc. (Lincoln), a Southeast products and biofuels marketing and logistics company. Two of the terminals, located in Charlotte, NC […]

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Flint Hills to permanently shut Georgia ethanol plant after failure to find buyer

Flint Hills to permanently shut Georgia ethanol plant after failure to find buyer

June 15, 2020 |

In Georgia, Platts reports that Flint Hills has decided to permanently shutter its ethanol facility in Camilla after it failed to find a new buyer. The facility, which Flint Hills bought in 2014, has been mothballed since May due to low and negative ethanol crushing margins. It has an installed production capacity of 120 million […]

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University of Georgia researchers say biofuel production could lead to environmental decay

University of Georgia researchers say biofuel production could lead to environmental decay

May 28, 2020 |

In Georgia, modern sustainability practices often encourage resource and energy efficiencies across separate sectors, such as food production or biofuels, but this siloed approach could actually lead to ongoing environmental decay, according to a recent commentary by researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering. Using new technology to improve efficiency, in particular, may […]

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GranBio® Technologies converts biorefinery research facility in Georgia to hand sanitizer production

GranBio® Technologies converts biorefinery research facility in Georgia to hand sanitizer production

April 16, 2020 |

In Georgia, GranBio Technologies, via its wholly-owned subsidiary AVAPCO LLC, (Atlanta, Georgia), has converted its biorefinery research facility in Thomaston, Georgia to the production of hand sanitizer to assist organizations and consumers that are experiencing difficulties obtaining hand sanitizer products during the Nationwide COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Targeted customers include nursing homes, small businesses, hospitals, […]

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Georgia Institute of Technology-led study looks at impacts of woody biomass demand

Georgia Institute of Technology-led study looks at impacts of woody biomass demand

April 16, 2020 |

In Georgia, incentivizing both sequestration and avoidance of emissions— using a carbon rental or carbon tax and subsidy approach — versus only a carbon tax encourages protection of natural forests by valuing the standing stock, according to a new study led by Georgia Institute of Technology. In their study, the research team addressed the impacts […]

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Delta enters into agreement to buy SAF from Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels

Delta enters into agreement to buy SAF from Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels

January 30, 2020 |

In Georgia, building on its $2 million investment for an ongoing feasibility study with Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels (NWABF), Delta has entered into one of the largest airline offtake agreements of its kind to purchase sustainable aviation fuel, if produced, from NWABF. The feasibility study announced in October 2019 and currently underway, is expected to determine […]

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