Tag: Missouri

Washington University in St. Louis researchers train microbes to make biofuels

Washington University in St. Louis researchers train microbes to make biofuels

November 3, 2021 |

In Missouri, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a new way to train microbes to make a readily usable biofuel. A team of biologists and engineers modified a microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant source ingredients: carbon dioxide, […]

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NBB sponsors NPR for three weeks

NBB sponsors NPR for three weeks

October 7, 2021 |

In Missouri, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced a three-week sponsorship of National Public Radio (NPR) as part of a comprehensive educational campaign aimed at decision-makers and the public. The 15-second spot will air on some of NPR’s most listened to programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered and 1A. NBB is sponsoring a total […]

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Researchers set up $6.2M collaboration to develop sorghum that better captures carbon

Researchers set up $6.2M collaboration to develop sorghum that better captures carbon

September 16, 2021 |

In Missouri, researchers at the Salk Institute’s Harnessing Plants Initiative (HPI) have established a five-year, $6.2 million collaboration the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to identify and develop sorghum plants that can better capture and store atmospheric carbon.The work, which will first involve gaining a better understanding of the genetics of sorghum, fits into the […]

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Seaboard Energy biodiesel storage catches fire

Seaboard Energy biodiesel storage catches fire

August 12, 2021 |

In Missouri, local press reports that a fire at Seaboard Energy’s St. Joseph biodiesel plant was caused by biodiesel residue catching fire, likely as a result of sun exposure. Employees had been trying to cool down the building by airing it out when the fire that became a five-story column of flames set alight. Although […]

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Goodyear Tire commits to switching to US soybean oil from petroleum-based oils by 2040

Goodyear Tire commits to switching to US soybean oil from petroleum-based oils by 2040

May 3, 2021 |

In Missouri, soy checkoff research funding and partnership with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has led to a multi-decade commitment by the tire manufacturer to source sustainably produced U.S. soybean oil, phasing out petroleum-derived oils from its products by 2040. The initial research led to the discovery that soybean oil could not only improve […]

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Neste chooses Emerson to digitally transport Singapore refinery expansion

Neste chooses Emerson to digitally transport Singapore refinery expansion

May 3, 2021 |

In Missouri, Emerson has been selected to support Neste’s digital transformation of its expanded refinery in Tuas, Singapore. Emerson’s automation systems and software will help Neste deliver high-performance, efficient operations, supporting Neste’s plans to increase production by up to 1.3 million tons per annum by 2023. To ensure the construction of the Neste Singapore Expansion […]

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CoverCress scores $8M investment led by Bunge Ventures and including REG Ventures

CoverCress scores $8M investment led by Bunge Ventures and including REG Ventures

March 24, 2021 |

In Missouri, Midwestern farmers are one step closer to the prospect of growing a new cover crop that will generate a cash margin while supporting regenerative agriculture. CoverCress Inc. announced it has raised another $8 million to fund its final stage of crop development and scale up for its first commercial planting for the fall […]

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Corn contest looks for a-maize-ing new products

Corn contest looks for a-maize-ing new products

February 8, 2021 |

In Missouri, The National Corn Growers Association has launched its third corn innovation challenge with a call for ideas about how corn can be used to produce sustainable chemicals and products.  “Corn is an affordable, abundant, sustainably grown crop that has a myriad of uses and applications, which is why we are holding our third […]

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Missouri state senator introduces bill to reach B20 by 2024

Missouri state senator introduces bill to reach B20 by 2024

December 30, 2020 |

In Missouri, state Sen. Denny Hoskins has pre-filed a bill called the Missouri Made Fuels Act that would see biodiesel blending increase annually through 2024, reaching 20% by that time. The legislation seeks a first 5% blending mandate starting in April 2022, increasing to 10% in March 2023 before reaching 20% the following year. During […]

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CoverCress teams with Salk Institute to boost crop traits

CoverCress teams with Salk Institute to boost crop traits

October 21, 2020 |

In Missouri, CoverCress, Inc., announced a new collaboration with the Salk Institute to improve plant yield, soil health and soil organic carbon storage in cover crops via cutting-edge technologies developed by the Salk’s Harnessing Plants Initiative (HPI). HPI is an innovative, scalable and bold approach to address climate change by turbocharging plants’ ability to capture […]

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