Tag: Oklahoma

Magellan Midstream Partners accidentally distributes 450,000 gallons of E30

Magellan Midstream Partners accidentally distributes 450,000 gallons of E30

August 31, 2016 |

In Oklahoma, Magellan Midstream Partners on Tuesday notified the state’s corporation commission that regulates fuel, gas and oil among other industries that it had distributed 450,000 gallons of E30 instead of E10 to retailers in Tulsa and around the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Equipment failure at the Oklahoma City fuel distribution terminal was at fault […]

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Oklahoma researchers look to develop cost-effective bioconversion treatments for lignin

Oklahoma researchers look to develop cost-effective bioconversion treatments for lignin

June 6, 2016 |

In Oklahoma, the popular method of breaking down lignin to convert biomass into valuable biofuels and chemicals is done by using fungi. However, researchers at Oklahoma State University are turning that process on its head. As part of OSU’s BioBased Products and Energy Center, the researchers are helping develop environmentally sound biological pretreatment platforms for cost-effective […]

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Syntroleum to voluntarily delist from NASDAQ on June 6

Syntroleum to voluntarily delist from NASDAQ on June 6

May 28, 2014 |

In Oklahoma, Syntroleum will voluntarily delist from NASDAQ on June 6 following the company’s purchase by Renewable Energy Group for nearly $41 million. A vote by the Company’s stockholders in order to approve the Asset Sale, among other matters, is scheduled to occur on June 3, 2014. In the event that the Asset Sale is […]

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The PyroWall: US DOE chases the “The Three Big Barriers” to drop-in, thermochemical fuels

The PyroWall: US DOE chases the “The Three Big Barriers” to drop-in, thermochemical fuels

July 3, 2013 |

Seeking to drop the cost of drop-ins to $3 a gallon, the DOE invests $13M in advanced separation technologies  In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. The […]

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Oklahoma researchers find promising cellulosic biofuels genes in rumen fungus

Oklahoma researchers find promising cellulosic biofuels genes in rumen fungus

June 10, 2013 |

In Oklahoma, researchers at Oklahoma State University have published the first analysis of a genome of rumen fungus, organisms that reside in the gut of ruminant animals and are remarkably efficient at digesting plant biomass. The team’s genomic and experimental analyses indicate the fungus efficiently degrades a wide range of non-crop plant materials, such as […]

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Syntroleum, Neste entangled in renewable diesel suit

Syntroleum, Neste entangled in renewable diesel suit

June 6, 2013 |

In Oklahoma, Syntroleum Corporation filed suit against Neste Oil Singapore Pte Ltd with the High Court of Singapore asserting its Singapore Patent No. 169053 entitled “Hydrocracking Process For Biological Feedstocks and Hydrocarbons Produced Therefrom.” In the court filings for Suit 510 of 2013, Syntroleum alleges that Neste “operates a renewable diesel refinery at 1 Tuas […]

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Joint research in Oklahoma looks to the sun to boost energy content in biofuel

Joint research in Oklahoma looks to the sun to boost energy content in biofuel

May 15, 2013 |

In Oklahoma, Southern Nazarene University (SNU) and Oklahoma State University (OSU) are collaborating to investigate the possibility of using sunlight as a way of enriching the energy content of biofuel. The primary goal for this summer is to develop a method for the conversion of acrylate esters into cyclobutanes. The question at the heart of […]

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Red algae found in volcanoes successfully gene sequenced

Red algae found in volcanoes successfully gene sequenced

May 13, 2013 |

In Oklahoma, researchers at Oklahoma State University recently completed gene sequencing Galdieria sulphuraria, a type of red algae that grows inside active volcanoes and in hot spring sulfur deposits in Iceland. The team discovered that the enzymes that make the algae able to survive in such conditions were “stolen” from bacteria enzymes. Biofuels researchers may […]

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Sweet Sorghum biofuel research at OSU seeks to offer economically viable options

Sweet Sorghum biofuel research at OSU seeks to offer economically viable options

January 1, 2013 |

In Oklahoma, Danielle Bellmer, an associate professor at Oklahoma State University, has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, United Sorghum Checkoff Program, Oklahoma Bioenergy Center and the South Central Sun Grant Program to develop biofuels from sweet sorghum. Benefits of sweet sorghum include high-energy content, drought resistance and adaptation to multiple climates and […]

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Syntroleum losses narrow as Dynamic Fuels production up 80 percent

Syntroleum losses narrow as Dynamic Fuels production up 80 percent

November 9, 2012 |

In Oklahoma, Syntroleum reported operating income, for the first nine month in 2012, of $10.0 million resulting from total revenues of $16.4 million and operating expenses of $6.4 million. For the nine months ended June 30, 2012, they reported a loss from Dynamic Fuels of $5.7 million, compared to a loss of $12.3 million for […]

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