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Minnesota corn industry invests $1M in biofuels infrastructure grant program

Minnesota corn industry invests $1M in biofuels infrastructure grant program

April 12, 2021 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council (MCR&PC) and Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) announced a commitment of $1 million to a future state biofuels infrastructure grant program. The program, to be administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, would expand access to higher blends of ethanol in the state. Higher blends of […]

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers receive $3M grant to study corn’s environmental credentials

University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers receive $3M grant to study corn’s environmental credentials

April 7, 2021 |

In Nebraska, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers affiliated with the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute have received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to better quantify carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions connected with corn production fields in the Midwest. The high-tech effort is included in the first phase of the […]

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Canada announces grant funding for bioplastics and bioeconomy

Canada announces grant funding for bioplastics and bioeconomy

March 22, 2021 |

In Canada, Canadian farmers are looking to reduce waste, and plant-based plastics are an increasingly popular alternative as part of a growing Canadian bioeconomy. Creating exciting new options for Canadian farmers, while supporting them in responsibly managing on-farm plastic waste, is helping to build a healthier economy and environment. Today the Minister of Agriculture and […]

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Regina awards True North Renewable Fuels grant to study $1.92B canola crushing complex

Regina awards True North Renewable Fuels grant to study $1.92B canola crushing complex

March 11, 2021 |

In Canada, CJME radio reports the Regina City Council approved a C$1 million grant for True North Renewable Fuels to further explore the viability of setting up a C$2.4 billion canola crushing and processing facility in the area. The complete study is valued at C$21 million but getting the local grant also unlocks the opportunity […]

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Sens. Klobuchar and Ernst reintroduce E15 infrastructure grants bill

Sens. Klobuchar and Ernst reintroduce E15 infrastructure grants bill

February 9, 2021 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to create a renewable fuel infrastructure grant program and streamline regulatory requirements to help fuel retailers sell higher blends of ethanol. The Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act would authorize $500 million over 5 years for infrastructure grants for […]

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Montana State University researchers get $5.1M DOE grant to study camelina

Montana State University researchers get $5.1M DOE grant to study camelina

September 30, 2020 |

In Montana, a research team led by faculty in Montana State University’s College of Agriculture received $5.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy designed to explore camelina, an oilseed with the potential to be an alternative biofuel and multi-use crop. The MSU team will work with collaborators nationwide in administering total funding of $11 […]

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California rail project awarded $20M DOT grant as it works towards including RD

California rail project awarded $20M DOT grant as it works towards including RD

September 15, 2020 |

In California, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), in conjunction with the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant to help construct the Stockton Diamond Grade Separation project – the only rail project in the United States […]

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New Zealand awards grant funds to study hand sanitizer production from grape marc

New Zealand awards grant funds to study hand sanitizer production from grape marc

May 26, 2020 |

In New Zealand, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has awarded funding to Bragato Research Institute for a pilot study that explores transforming grape marc – the skins and seeds remaining after pressing – into hand sanitizer. The hand sanitizer from the study will be donated to Marlborough health workers and first responders. […]

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US Forest Service plans to grant exclusive license to Canadian company for 2G tech

US Forest Service plans to grant exclusive license to Canadian company for 2G tech

January 1, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, announced its intention to grant to Hunter Farms dba Whispering Green Energy of 684 County Road #2 Hillier, Ontario K0K 2J0, Canada, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application No. 15/882,078, “Low Temperature And Efficient Fractionation Of Lignocellulosic Biomass Using Recyclable Organic Solid Acids”, filed on […]

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New Zealand researcher awarded grant to study advanced biomass gasification

New Zealand researcher awarded grant to study advanced biomass gasification

September 18, 2019 |

In New Zealand, a researcher at the University of Canterbury has been awarded NZ$999,999 funded over three years by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise to study integrated chemical looping and oxygen uncoupling with advanced biomass gasification, for renewable hydrogen production and carbon dioxide capture. This research will develop a new system that combines […]

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