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Researchers discover some bacteria produce ethylene by metabolizing sulfur

Researchers discover some bacteria produce ethylene by metabolizing sulfur

September 10, 2020 |

In Ohio, scientists have discovered a previously unknown way that some bacteria produce the chemical ethylene – a finding that could lead to new ways to produce plastics without using fossil fuels. The study, published in the journal Science, showed that the bacteria created ethylene gas as a byproduct of metabolizing sulfur, which they need […]

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Marathon Petroleum buys Duonix Beatrice to pretreat RD feedstock

Marathon Petroleum buys Duonix Beatrice to pretreat RD feedstock

July 20, 2020 |

In Ohio, local press reports that property records show Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Corn Oil Renewable Energy bought the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant for $11.7 million. Marathon says will be used as a renewable diesel feedstock pretreatment aggregation and processing center for corn oil, soybean oil and rendered fats. The pretreated feedstocks will then be shipped […]

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Three Rivers Energy looking to restart soon

Three Rivers Energy looking to restart soon

July 13, 2020 |

In Ohio, even though Three Rivers Energy has been shut down since October, long before COVID-19 woes hit the industry, the company’s management believes that with improving margins it may be able to restart production soon. Originally the plant was meant to reopen in April, when corn supplies were expected to be in a better […]

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ASTM approves co-processing of syncrude with University of Dayton Research Institute

ASTM approves co-processing of syncrude with University of Dayton Research Institute

July 1, 2020 |

In Ohio, in a process supported by the University of Dayton Research Institute, ASTM International has approved the use of a synthetic oil derived from municipal waste in the manufacture of jet fuel at petroleum refineries. The co-processing of “syncrude” with petroleum at the refinery level is the second new specification for jet fuel approved […]

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Three Rivers Energy facing $149,800 in OSHA fines for 2015 violations

Three Rivers Energy facing $149,800 in OSHA fines for 2015 violations

June 23, 2020 |

In Ohio, Ohio ethanol production facility faces $149,800 in federal penalties after federal inspectors found multiple violations of chemical and grain-handling standards at Three Rivers Energy LLC. On May 6, 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 42 serious and four other-than serious safety and health violations following three separate […]

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Researchers partially replace fossil phenol with bio-based lignin in resins

Researchers partially replace fossil phenol with bio-based lignin in resins

May 26, 2020 |

In Ohio, in the framework of Bio4Products, scientists at Hexion, a global leader for phenolic specialty resins, have succeeded in partially replacing fossil phenol with bio-based lignin in resins. Two applications seem very promising: insulating foams and molding compounds. Tests of the mechanical properties should ensure that the bio molding compound has the same performance […]

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The Andersons idles ELEMENT plant and shuts down four facilities for maintenance

The Andersons idles ELEMENT plant and shuts down four facilities for maintenance

March 25, 2020 |

In Ohio, The Andersons, Inc. announced that it will idle its ELEMENT ethanol facility in Colwich, Kansas, in the coming days for an extended maintenance and repair period and will take spring maintenance shutdowns at the four facilities owned by The Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC (TAMH), a joint venture between The Andersons and Marathon Petroleum […]

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Agriculture secretary certain Trump will soften the “SRE blow”

Agriculture secretary certain Trump will soften the “SRE blow”

November 28, 2019 |

In Ohio, local press reports that the agriculture secretary said at an event in Decatur that President Trump is looking for ways to “soften the blow” of the Environmental Protection Agency’s small refinery exemption waivers that led to significant ethanol demand destruction. Though the secretary wasn’t specific about measures that are currently being evaluated, he […]

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TestOil releases test to determine biodiesel level

TestOil releases test to determine biodiesel level

November 25, 2019 |

In Ohio, TestOil, an industry leader in oil analysis, just announced a new test to determine the biodiesel content in conventional diesel fuel. The test is primarily in response to requests by industrial customers that need to ensure the fuel they are using meets OEM requirements for biodiesel content. While biodiesel blends are compatible with […]

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The Andersons and Marathon Petroleum merge four ethanol entities

The Andersons and Marathon Petroleum merge four ethanol entities

October 3, 2019 |

In Ohio, The Andersons, Inc. announced that it and Marathon Petroleum Corporation have merged four ethanol entities with and into the new legal entity The Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC (TAMH). The ethanol facilities involved in the merger include those in Albion, Mich.; Clymers, Ind.; and Greenville, Ohio, which were all previously jointly owned by The […]

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