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New investors join Montana Renewables

New investors join Montana Renewables

August 8, 2022 |

In Montana, Warburg Pincus, a leading global growth investor, has agreed to invest $250 million in Montana Renewables LLC in the form of a participating preferred equity security, which values MRL at a pre-commissioning enterprise value of $2.25 billion. The preferred equity investment is not interest-bearing and carries certain minimum return thresholds. In connection with […]

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Sustainable Oils launches new North American HQ

Sustainable Oils launches new North American HQ

June 27, 2022 |

In Montana, the ribbon was cut on Sustainable Oils’ new 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art North American headquarters building in Great Falls last week. Complete with plant breeding and research labs, the facility currently employs a staff of 13 and works with over 100 U.S. farmers to grow camelina – the plant used by their parent […]

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Sustainable Oils buys 45 acres in Montana for camelina storage and rail project

Sustainable Oils buys 45 acres in Montana for camelina storage and rail project

November 22, 2021 |

In Montana, Sustainable Oils, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. announced the company has purchased 45 acres in Havre, Montana. The company is close to selecting its contractor to begin construction of the planned 600,000 bushel storage and rail loading facility for its proprietary camelina grain in the first-quarter 2022. […]

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Calument chooses Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex for Montana refinery revamp

Calument chooses Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex for Montana refinery revamp

August 31, 2021 |

In Montana, the revamp of Calumet’s existing hydrocracker in Great Falls, Montana refinery will utilize Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlexTM solution to produce 12,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel. This is a fast-track project aimed at producing renewable diesel in the spring of 2022. “We are excited to support Calumet as they transition to the production […]

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Calumet and Montana governor celebrate delivery of first renewable feedstock as refinery transitions

Calumet and Montana governor celebrate delivery of first renewable feedstock as refinery transitions

August 23, 2021 |

In Montana, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. and Governor Greg Gianforte held a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday at its facility near Great Fall. The event celebrated the delivery of the first seed oil feedstock to be used in the production of renewable diesel fuel.  This event highlights an in-progress energy transition project at […]

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Calumet to invest $200M in partial renewable diesel conversion in Great Falls

Calumet to invest $200M in partial renewable diesel conversion in Great Falls

July 5, 2021 |

In Montana, the Helena Independent Record newspaper reports Calumet plans to invest $200 million to partially convert its Great Falls refinery to 10,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel production. The conversion should be online already next year to produce 140 million gallons per year from soybean oil. Calumet says the project is driven by […]

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Calumet Speciality looks to add renewable diesel production to Great Falls refinery

Calumet Speciality looks to add renewable diesel production to Great Falls refinery

February 18, 2021 |

In Montana, Calumet Specialty Products Partners says it believes Great Falls, which connects western agriculture with West Coast and Canadian clean product markets, presents one of the most compelling opportunities for Renewable Diesel production in North America.  It estimates the oversized hydrocracker built in 2016 can be reconfigured to process 10-12,000 BPD renewable feedstock at […]

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Montana State University researchers get $5.1M DOE grant to study camelina

Montana State University researchers get $5.1M DOE grant to study camelina

September 30, 2020 |

In Montana, a research team led by faculty in Montana State University’s College of Agriculture received $5.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy designed to explore camelina, an oilseed with the potential to be an alternative biofuel and multi-use crop. The MSU team will work with collaborators nationwide in administering total funding of $11 […]

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Air Force researchers discovers how to keep microbes from degrading biodiesel

Air Force researchers discovers how to keep microbes from degrading biodiesel

November 27, 2019 |

In Montana, a scientist at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has discovered that special proteins can keep microbes from colonizing inside fuel tanks and degrading the fuels–especially biodiesel. Contamination and degradation is especially problematic for biodiesel, which often contains fatty acid methyl esters that can be metabolized by microbial organisms. In support of the […]

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Montana State University looking to improve algae-biodiesel production with DOE study

Montana State University looking to improve algae-biodiesel production with DOE study

February 18, 2019 |

In Montana, an effort to improve the feasibility of a renewable energy source, Montana State University researchers are exploring a potential breakthrough in producing biofuel from algae. Backed by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the research team — which includes scientists from University of Toledo and University of North Carolina […]

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