Tag: Indiana

Circle Logistics launches new division aimed at shipping ethanol for hand sanitizer production

Circle Logistics launches new division aimed at shipping ethanol for hand sanitizer production

May 6, 2020 |

In Indiana, Circle Logistics has launched a new bulk division to ship ethanol nationwide for hand sanitizer production. Circle plans to increase its ethanol distribution to 1.5 million gallons by the end of May 2020, as part of the COVID-19 response. Circle is currently shipping loads for the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […]

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Purdue University-affiliated agbioscience startup gets $4.5 million DOE ARPA-E grant

Purdue University-affiliated agbioscience startup gets $4.5 million DOE ARPA-E grant

December 3, 2019 |

In Indiana, Purdue University-affiliated agbioscience startup is creating technology to help meet the growing global demand for bioenergy and, in partnership with Purdue, has received new support from the U.S. government. GRYFN offers precise geomatics solutions for coaligned and repeatable multi-sensor drone data collection. The approach enables breeders to scale research operations and empowers them […]

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Integrity Biofuels tenth biodiesel plant to shut waiting for renewal of lapsed tax credit

Integrity Biofuels tenth biodiesel plant to shut waiting for renewal of lapsed tax credit

November 14, 2019 |

In Indiana, Bloomberg reports that Integrity Biofuels has become the tenth biodiesel plant to close this year as the industry waits for Congress to extend the biodiesel tax credit that lapsed 22 months ago. Biodiesel producers have long expected the tax credit to be renewed so many made the decision to lower prices ahead of […]

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Purdue University scores funding for phase 2 of remote sensing research project

Purdue University scores funding for phase 2 of remote sensing research project

November 5, 2019 |

In Indiana, Purdue University scientists developed remote sensing technology under the Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program, through a $6.6 million U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) grant awarded in 2015. The agency is funding a second phase of the TERRA project at $4.5 million that is being matched with […]

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Purdue University makes lignin breakthrough

Purdue University makes lignin breakthrough

October 24, 2019 |

In Indiana, a team led by Purdue University has built on success in removing the lignin barrier to solve other cellular obstacles. Their findings, reported in the journals Plant Biotechnology Journal and Biotechnology for Biofuels, offer opportunities to significantly increase renewable biofuel production from crop waste products and biofeedstocks that could be grown on marginal […]

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POET’s Cloverdale ethanol plant closes despite EPA deal

POET’s Cloverdale ethanol plant closes despite EPA deal

October 22, 2019 |

In Indiana, POET’s Cloverdale plant went ahead and shut its doors last Friday, laying off around 50 workers and only keeping enough staff on hand for security reasons, following an initial announcement in August. The company blames the “missing gallons” as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of 31 small refinery hardship waivers […]

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Purdue Researchers score $2.3 million DOE grant to create computer models for simpler biorefinery design

Purdue Researchers score $2.3 million DOE grant to create computer models for simpler biorefinery design

October 22, 2019 |

In Indiana, researchers at Purdue University have received $2.3 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office for their work to create computer models to simplify the design and construction of biorefineries to help them better perform reliably, sustainably, safely and economically. The team has created predictive analytical models that rigorously represent […]

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POET still moving forward with Shelbyville despite production cutbacks

POET still moving forward with Shelbyville despite production cutbacks

September 5, 2019 |

In Indiana, POET has confirmed to local officials in Shelbyville that despite the company having to idle production across its different facilities due to ongoing market challenges, the Shelbyville biorefinery is still set to open in March 2020 as planned. The new facility will be the most efficient of the company’s 29 ethanol plants thanks […]

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POET idles production at Cloverdale, IN plant on back of EPA’s hardship waiver decisions

POET idles production at Cloverdale, IN plant on back of EPA’s hardship waiver decisions

August 20, 2019 |

In Indiana, POET announced it will idle production at its bioprocessing facility in Cloverdale, IN due to recent decisions by the Administration regarding SREs. The process to idle the plant will take several weeks, after which the plant will cease processing of over 30 million bushels of corn annually and hundreds of local jobs will […]

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Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg stands behind RFS as it is

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg stands behind RFS as it is

August 14, 2019 |

In Indiana, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has come out swinging against the Trump Administration’s position on hardship waivers for small refiners under the Renewable Fuel Standard, saying in his strategy to support rural America that he will “stop the abuse” of the waivers and stand by the RFS as written. He says by allowing […]

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