Tag: kentucky

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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Kentucky Soybean Board want farmers to demand biodiesel blends for planting

Kentucky Soybean Board want farmers to demand biodiesel blends for planting

March 26, 2015 |

In Kentucky, the state’s soybean board is encouraging farmers to ask their fuel distributors for biodiesel blends this spring during planting season in an effort to help boost demand for locally-produced biodiesel as well as to show distributors the market opportunities available within the agricultural community. Currently finding B20 for agricultural machinery is difficult in […]

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Q-RINs hitting the market

Q-RINs hitting the market

December 24, 2014 |

In Kentucky, after the U.S. EPA’s final Quality Assurance Plan rule established a new, unified QAP program over the summer, Q-RINs have been successfully transferred in the RIN market. “[In December] we received confirmation from a RIN buyer that it received Genscape verified Q-RINs in EMTS,” said Susan Olson, vice president of biofuels at Genscape. “This ushers […]

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4 Minutes With…Tim Hughes, Director of Biofuels, Department of Energy Development and Independence, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

4 Minutes With…Tim Hughes, Director of Biofuels, Department of Energy Development and Independence, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

October 8, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. The Division of Biofuels’ mission is to provide leadership to encourage the growth of Kentucky’s biofuels and biomass industries through research, development and commercialization while continuing to produce safe, abundant and affordable food, feed and fiber. Tell us about your role and what […]

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University of Kentucky receives $20m for biofuels research from Kentucky NSF grant

University of Kentucky receives $20m for biofuels research from Kentucky NSF grant

August 28, 2014 |

In Kentucky, the University of Kentucky has received a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The grant, which is to support 150 jobs over the next five years, will focus on three research areas: chemical biology for advanced materials, which can help biofuel manufacturing processes; advanced-membrane technologies, […]

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University of Louisville Renewable Energy Research Center receives NSF grant for $4.2 million

University of Louisville Renewable Energy Research Center receives NSF grant for $4.2 million

August 28, 2014 |

In Kentucky, the University of Louisville Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research has received a five-year grant from the Nation Science Foundation that will provide $4.2 million in funding for its “Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future” project. The center leads research that increases homegrown energy sources to meet the national need while […]

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Demand picking up for Genscape’s QAP for verifying RINs

Demand picking up for Genscape’s QAP for verifying RINs

January 16, 2014 |

In Kentucky, Genscape is reporting a growing demand for its QAP and other RIN integrity solutions with more than 40 producers already participating. Producers participating in Genscape’s QAP services have observed an increase in the price they get for their RINs once they have achieved the compliance status. An increasing number of downstream buyers are […]

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Switchgrass trials successful but still more expensive than coal

Switchgrass trials successful but still more expensive than coal

July 25, 2013 |

In Kentucky, switchgrass trials for biomass fuel production have been successful both in their production and in their 10% co-firing with coal, but costs remains the key issue. It still costs more to grow switchgrass than it does to buy coal. Until state mandates require plants to reduce their GHGs, forcing them to switch to […]

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Can bioenergy help restore Kentucky’s mining-scarred lands?

Can bioenergy help restore Kentucky’s mining-scarred lands?

June 10, 2013 |

In Kentucky, Yes Magazine is highlighting opportunities to use former strip mine lands for biofuels as part of an effort to remediate the scarred land left by surface mining in Eastern Kentucky. The report highlighted use of the short-rotation trees such as black locust that could be harvested each 5-10 years to produce biomass for […]

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Genscape’s QAP-A RIN gets EPA approval to help avoid RIN fraud

Genscape’s QAP-A RIN gets EPA approval to help avoid RIN fraud

May 21, 2013 |

In Kentucky, Genscape’s QAP-A RIN replacement backstop was reviewed and approved by the EPA for the interim period. Genscape’s QAP-A RIN replacement mechanism is further backed by the company’s multi-billion dollar parent company, Daily Mail and Group Trust (DMGT). As part of the EPA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for RIN integrity, QAP providers were […]

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