Tag: Kansas

Soybean golf balls are tee-rific idea

Soybean golf balls are tee-rific idea

August 2, 2021 |

In Kansas, researchers are developing biodegradable golf balls out of soybeans because the planet doesn’t get to claim a mulligan when novice golfers shank their balls so far out of bounds they are never seen again.  The work was done at the Kansas Polymer Research Center at Pittsburg State university in partnership with the Missouri […]

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ICM to be EPC and exclusive distributor for Visionary Fiber Technologies

ICM to be EPC and exclusive distributor for Visionary Fiber Technologies

June 16, 2021 |

In Kansas, ICM, Inc., has signed an agreement with Visionary Fiber Technologies, Inc. (“VFT”), to be the exclusive distributor and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for their fiber reactor separation technology in the ethanol space. VFT’s patented proprietary fiber reactor technology is a refinement process for feedstocks such as distillers corn oil, a coproduct […]

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ICM to upgrade Lakeview Plymouth Energy’s ethanol plant with new distillation tech

ICM to upgrade Lakeview Plymouth Energy’s ethanol plant with new distillation tech

April 19, 2021 |

In Kansas, ICM, Inc., has signed an agreement with Lakeview Plymouth Energy, LLC, to upgrade the ethanol producer’s distillation system and convert its high-pressure distillation system to ICM’s proprietary lower-temperature vacuum distillation. With this process optimization, ethanol plants with Delta-T technology and other high-pressure distillation plants have an opportunity to lower the cost of producing […]

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CVR Energy looking at renewable diesel at Coffeyville refinery

CVR Energy looking at renewable diesel at Coffeyville refinery

November 4, 2020 |

In Kansas, Reuters reports CVR Energy is jumping onto the renewable diesel bandwagon like many other refiners, exploring the possibility to produce the fuel at its Coffeyville refinery if production at its Wynnewood, Oklahoma refinery is successful. The Coffeyville facility has excess hydrogen capacity which could be retrofitted to produce renewable diesel. The Wynnewood retrofit […]

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“#SupportEthanol spelled out in Kansas sorghum field calls out to Washington

“#SupportEthanol spelled out in Kansas sorghum field calls out to Washington

October 20, 2020 |

In Kansas, National Sorghum Producers (shared a high-altitude view of a top policy priority with newly released aerial photos of a farm plot in Kansas emblazoned with “#SupportEthanol” spelled out in giant letters of sorghum. Rocky Ormiston, a farmer from Kismet, planted the message using the latest in precision agricultural tools and a mix of […]

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ICM installs first Advanced Processing Package for Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy

ICM installs first Advanced Processing Package for Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy

September 16, 2020 |

In Kansas, ICM, Inc. has completed the first installation of its proprietary Advanced Processing Package for Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy, LLC (Prairie Horizon) in Phillipsburg, Kansas. The Advanced Processing Package (APP) empowers ethanol plants to diversify their product offerings, thereby increasing revenues. The package includes four proprietary ICM technologies: patented Selective Milling Technology, patented Fiber Separation […]

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Renew Kansas Biofuels Association supports attempts to expand E15 in Kansas

Renew Kansas Biofuels Association supports attempts to expand E15 in Kansas

September 8, 2020 |

In Kansas, Renew Kansas Biofuels Association submitted written comments to Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) regarding the agency’s notice of public hearing on its proposal to revoke an existing regulation limiting the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of ethanol-blended motor vehicle fuel sold in the Kansas City area during the summer months. “E15 fuel […]

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New RFA video focuses on ethanol byproducts

New RFA video focuses on ethanol byproducts

July 2, 2020 |

In Kansas, a new video from the Renewable Fuels Association and Kansas Corn provides a clear introduction to other important products that come from ethanol production, primarily distillers grains used in livestock production, distillers oil used to make biodiesel, and captured carbon dioxide for the food and beverage industries. With fuel ethanol demand experiencing a […]

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Can U.S. homegrown sorghum help the ag industry get through Covid-19?

Can U.S. homegrown sorghum help the ag industry get through Covid-19?

May 10, 2020 |

It’s been only two years since the Environmental Protection Agency approved sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard, but a lot has happened since then. The EPA’s announcement marked a significant step toward leveling the playing field for ethanol plants extracting oil from sorghum and provides new market access for the […]

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Peer-reviewed study validates Urban Air Initiative research on health benefits of ethanol blends

Peer-reviewed study validates Urban Air Initiative research on health benefits of ethanol blends

April 28, 2020 |

In Kansas, the conclusion of a new peer reviewed technical paper published in the  Journal of Air & Waste Management is that ethanol blends reduce vehicle emissions and save lives, validating previous research efforts by the Urban Air Initiative that find when ethanol is added to gasoline, it significantly reduces toxic emissions tied to air […]

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