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Continental Refining breaks ground on new soybean crushing and biodiesel facility

Continental Refining breaks ground on new soybean crushing and biodiesel facility

December 23, 2021 |

In Kentucky, WYKY radio reported that Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman was on hand for the groundbreaking of Continental Refining Co’s new $26.8 million soybean crushing and biodiesel production facility in Somerset. The project is an extension of its current operations with commissioning of the soy crushing facility expected in early 2022, crushing 84,000 tons of […]

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Kentucky opens applications for Renewable Chemical Production Program

Kentucky opens applications for Renewable Chemical Production Program

December 22, 2021 |

In Kentucky, WTVQ reports the agriculture commissioner announced companies may now apply to participate in the Renewable Chemical Production Program which provides tax credits for more than 30 specified biomass-based chemicals. Legislation for the program was passed by the state legislature in 2020 and aims to provide up to $10 million in tax credits annually […]

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Continental Refining Company to invest additional $20M in biodiesel project

Continental Refining Company to invest additional $20M in biodiesel project

April 28, 2021 |

In Kentucky, Continental Refining Company (CRC) announced that it is moving forward with plans to invest an additional $20 million to acquire and install a soybean crushing, biodiesel refining and blending facility at the current CRC oil refinery in Somerset, Kentucky. CRC has completed its evaluation of the project feasibility and is currently making progress […]

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Continental Refining Company unveils plans for new biodiesel production facility

Continental Refining Company unveils plans for new biodiesel production facility

November 18, 2020 |

In Kentucky, Hemisphere Limited, the parent company of Continental Refining Company (CRC), is exploring plans to invest an additional $25 million to acquire, relocate and install a soybean crushing, biodiesel refining and blending facility at the current CRC oil refinery in Somerset, Kentucky. The ability to produce biofuels and soy-based products in Somerset would open […]

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University of Kentucky researchers seek solutions to sulfur challenges in biofuel production

University of Kentucky researchers seek solutions to sulfur challenges in biofuel production

November 9, 2020 |

In Kentucky, sulfur found in biofuel feedstock poses serious problems to the industry, because it causes pollution, is toxic to the catalyst and corrosive to biorefinery equipment. A national group of scientists and industry partners led by researchers at the University of Kentucky is studying ways to reduce sulfur levels in pine byproducts used to […]

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University of Kentucky researchers show dual-purpose hemp cultivars best for bioenergy

University of Kentucky researchers show dual-purpose hemp cultivars best for bioenergy

August 13, 2020 |

In Kentucky, dual-purpose industrial hemp cultivars show the best potential for coproduction of biofuel and bioproducts, according to University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment study. Researchers evaluated 11 hemp cultivars from all over the world. They planted cultivars at UK’s Spindletop Farm and at Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability under the […]

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KFC expects consumers to flock to chicken substitute

KFC expects consumers to flock to chicken substitute

July 20, 2020 |

In Kentucky, fried chicken mainstay KFC is leaning into plant-based meat substitutes, signing a collaboration in 3D bioprinting and aggressively expanding its Beyond Fried Chicken product to larger markets. TechCrunch notes that the company recently provided its closely guarded 11 herbs and spices to Russia’s 3D Bioprinting Solutions to begin testing whether lab-cultured chicken cells […]

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Senator Mitch McConnell pushing hard for hemp deregulation

Senator Mitch McConnell pushing hard for hemp deregulation

April 3, 2018 |

In Kentucky, the Associated Press reports that Senator Mitch McConnell will support hemp legalization legislation, removing the crop from the controlled substances list and introducing it as an agricultural commodity. The state is a leading hemp producer with more than 12,000 acres licensed to grow the crop and 57 processors producing a wide range of […]

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University of Kentucky to use leftover oil from Thanksgiving turkeys for research

University of Kentucky to use leftover oil from Thanksgiving turkeys for research

November 23, 2017 |

In Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) and other community partners will once again be taking a Thanksgiving leftover and giving it new life as a renewable fuel. Fayette County’s annual Gobble Grease Toss will be held Friday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redwood Cooperative […]

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Genscape says it cooperated with EPA and DOJ on uncovering RIN fraud

Genscape says it cooperated with EPA and DOJ on uncovering RIN fraud

January 11, 2017 |

In Kentucky, Genscape says it will fight the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempts to revoke its third party ability to verify RINs. The EPA issued the notice last week saying the company had validated millions of false RINs in 2014 but the company responded saying it had issued a notice of potentially invalid RINs (PIR), followed […]

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