Tag: South Carolina

Clemson University make progress on developing heat-tolerant soybeans

Clemson University make progress on developing heat-tolerant soybeans

May 14, 2020 |

In South Carolina, soybean is one of the top cash crops grown in South Carolina and some Clemson University researchers have helped discover an “important milestone” in developing heat-tolerant soybeans. A paper about their study, Comparative Lipidomic Analysis Reveals Heat Stress Responses of Two Soybean Genotypes Differing in Temperature Sensitivity, appears in the April 4 […]

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Carolina Opportunity Funds to help BioEconomy Solutions develop renewable diesel production

Carolina Opportunity Funds to help BioEconomy Solutions develop renewable diesel production

February 20, 2020 |

In South Carolina, Carolina Opportunity Funds is pleased to announce that BioEconomy Solutions, a technology leader in sustainable agricultural crops for biofuels, animal feed, and food products such as Tiger Nut flour, as the first investment from the company’s IMPACT Carolina Fund, a Qualified Opportunity Fund designed to provide seed and early-stage financing to Qualified […]

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Green Energy Biofuels promotes recycling of Thanksgiving turkey frying oil

Green Energy Biofuels promotes recycling of Thanksgiving turkey frying oil

November 27, 2019 |

In South Carolina, Green Energy Biofuels says it takes up to six gallons of cooking oil to fry a typical turkey. Recycling holiday oil and grease is a much cheaper alternative to the cost of repairs. Every drop poured down the drain increases the size of a growing clog in the sewage system, so do […]

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Clemson University researchers gets $500,000 grant to genetically improve switchgrass

Clemson University researchers gets $500,000 grant to genetically improve switchgrass

October 17, 2019 |

In South Carolina, a Clemson University researcher has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop genetically improved and more robust turfgrass and switchgrass. These perennial plants represent a multibillion-dollar segment of the U.S. agricultural economy. A key challenge to engineering better turf and switchgrass […]

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South Carolina regional transit brings in B5 for buses and looks at B20 trials

South Carolina regional transit brings in B5 for buses and looks at B20 trials

August 6, 2019 |

In South Carolina, The Comet, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) serving the Columbia metropolitan area, now uses a B5 biodiesel blend in 39 large transit buses as part of an initiative to help improve air quality in Richland and Lexington Counties, and reduce its carbon footprint. The Comet is studying ways to try B20 […]

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World Energy to invest $5.4 million in recuperating South Carolina biodiesel plant

World Energy to invest $5.4 million in recuperating South Carolina biodiesel plant

April 4, 2019 |

In South Carolina, local press reports that World Energy will develop a $5.4 million biodiesel plant in Hampton County, taking over an abandoned biodiesel facility in Estill. The company plans to upgrade the existing equipment on site to bring it up to state-of-the-art production standards. The facility will be World Energy’s first investment in the […]

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Atlantic Coast ethanol market steady despite inbound Hurricane Florence

Atlantic Coast ethanol market steady despite inbound Hurricane Florence

September 12, 2018 |

In South Carolina, despite the expected onslaught of Hurricane Florence later this week, Platts reports that so far there has been little impact on the Atlantic Coast’s ethanol market. The lack of volatility is likely due to the high stocks that are common in the region as well as much of the US apart from […]

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South Carolina farmers jump on chance to grow hemp

South Carolina farmers jump on chance to grow hemp

July 4, 2018 |

In South Carolina, the search for farmers to grow hemp is on with more than 100 applying for the license to grow 40 acres. Only 40 farmers will be selected from the 133 that have already applied and potentially more that come in before Friday’s deadline. Last year’s hemp trial granted 20 farmers licenses to […]

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Clemson University researcher wins grant to study energy crops’ impact on temperatures

Clemson University researcher wins grant to study energy crops’ impact on temperatures

August 8, 2017 |

In South Carolina, a researcher from Clemson University received a $147,744, two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to analyze how switchgrass fields and loblolly pine forests affect local temperatures through the exchange of water, energy, radiation and carbon with the atmosphere. He’ll also quantify below- and above-ground […]

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B3C Fuel Solutions awarded two US patents for its FUEL LIFE technology

B3C Fuel Solutions awarded two US patents for its FUEL LIFE technology

November 24, 2015 |

In South Carolina, B3C Fuel Solutions was awarded two patents for its FUEL LIFE technology, including patents for fuel preservation technology (Patent no. 9,149,788) and fuel drying technology (Patent no. 8,828,104). The FUEL LIFE fuel preservation technology is a proprietary nanopore reactive molecular sieve that removes (neutralizes) the compounds in fuel that cause fuel decay. […]

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