Tag: kentucky

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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Kentucky filling station says no to biodiesel until it can stop its leak

Kentucky filling station says no to biodiesel until it can stop its leak

December 7, 2016 |

In Kentucky, the Love’s Travel Stop filling station to blame for a fishkill in a nearby creek following the accidental release of about 5,000 gallons of biodiesel says it will stop supplying the fuel until it can sort out the problem. The decision was made following an inspection of the facility. The biodiesel storage tank […]

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Protestors seek to put an end to proposed $40 million methane plant in West Louisville

Protestors seek to put an end to proposed $40 million methane plant in West Louisville

August 24, 2015 |

In Kentucky, nearly 100 protestors walked a total of 20 city blocks in Louisville to protest a proposed $40 million methane plant planned for the west of the city where spent grains from whiskey production would be used as feedstock. Community protestors have allegedly stalled plans for a similar plant in another part of town […]

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Genscape generates D6 RINs for the first time, based on POET plants

Genscape generates D6 RINs for the first time, based on POET plants

June 3, 2015 |

In Kentucky, the final week of April 2015 marked the first time Genscape D6 ethanol Q-RINs were generated within the EPA Moderated Transaction System (EMTS). Four ethanol facilities are now generating Q-RINs, with more expected to come online in the coming months. Genscape is the EPA approved QAP provider for all four of these facilities, […]

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