Tag: Tennessee

Eco-Energy launches construction of Stockton ethanol distribution facility

Eco-Energy launches construction of Stockton ethanol distribution facility

April 20, 2021 |

In Tennessee, Eco-Energy has started construction on its ethanol distribution facility located in Stockton, California. The facility is scheduled to commence operations in March 2022 and will be the eleventh ethanol distribution terminal constructed by Eco-Energy over the past decade. The Stockton site will be equipped with 108 tank car offload spots, 6.7 million gallons […]

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University of Tennessee receives $250K FAA grant to study potential regional SAF supply chains

University of Tennessee receives $250K FAA grant to study potential regional SAF supply chains

December 9, 2020 |

In Tennessee, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to evaluate regional biomass supply chains with regard to their potential for supplying feedstock for domestic fuel production as well as rural economic development, a potential game changer for farming communities. The agricultural […]

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Co-Optima researchers publish first findings from research initiative

Co-Optima researchers publish first findings from research initiative

December 7, 2020 |

In Tennessee, researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory working alongside the U.S. Department of Energy’s Co-Optimization of Fuel and Engines initiative (Co-Optima) collaborators from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, determined it’s not so much the chemistry of a fuel that predicts performance, but rather its properties that hold […]

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ORNL researchers join BOTTLE consortium to develop sustainable packaging

ORNL researchers join BOTTLE consortium to develop sustainable packaging

November 26, 2020 |

In Tennessee, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are joining the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment, or BOTTLE, Consortium.  In collaboration with other national laboratories, ORNL scientists will support the development of new plastics that are recyclable-by-design and customize microbes and processes to break down […]

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Tennessee landfill gas RNG project commissioned by BP and partners

Tennessee landfill gas RNG project commissioned by BP and partners

August 20, 2020 |

In Tennessee, Republic Services and energy partners Aria Energy and BP announced the startup of a landfill-gas-to-renewable-natural-gas (RNG) project at South Shelby Landfill. The project directly supports Republic’s commitment to send 50 percent more landfill gas to beneficial reuse by 2030. South Shelby Landfill is one of 189 active, modern-day landfills managed by Republic Services, […]

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ORNL researchers use supercomputing to understand how organic solvent and water break down biomass

ORNL researchers use supercomputing to understand how organic solvent and water break down biomass

July 9, 2020 |

In Tennessee, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron scattering and supercomputing to better understand how an organic solvent and water work together to break down plant biomass, creating a pathway to significantly improve the production of renewable biofuels and bioproducts. The discovery, published in the Proceedings of the National […]

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Andersons reopens two ethanol plants but Minnesota facility will remain shut in 2020

Andersons reopens two ethanol plants but Minnesota facility will remain shut in 2020

May 19, 2020 |

In Tennessee, RFD TV reports that the Andersons has reopened two of its ethanol plants on the back of increased demand. States are beginning to ease restrictions meant to stem the spread of COVID-19 which has in turn increased demand for gasoline and ethanol, finally getting crush margins back into positive territory for the first […]

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Enexor BioEnergy releases small-scale plastics-to-energy technology

Enexor BioEnergy releases small-scale plastics-to-energy technology

March 4, 2020 |

In Tennessee, Enexor BioEnergy announced the release of its on-site, small-scale plastics-to-energy technology – the PTE-200 (“System”), which converts unrecyclable plastics into affordable clean energy (75kW power and 125kW thermal). Enexor’s PTE-200™ is modular and scalable, with a rugged design that can be easily installed and monitored in some of the world’s most remote locations. […]

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ORNL researchers develop new method to look deep at biomaterials’ nanostructure

ORNL researchers develop new method to look deep at biomaterials’ nanostructure

February 26, 2020 |

In Tennessee, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to peer deep into the nanostructure of biomaterials without damaging the sample. This novel technique can confirm structural features in starch, a carbohydrate important in biofuel production. The research team used the sharp probe tip of an atomic […]

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Eco-Energy’s ethanol distribution facility in Phoenix enters into final stage of construction

Eco-Energy’s ethanol distribution facility in Phoenix enters into final stage of construction

February 6, 2020 |

In Tennessee, Eco-Energy announced that it has entered the final stage of construction on its ethanol distribution facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. The facility will be Eco-Energy’s tenth (10th) ethanol distribution terminal and is scheduled to commence operations in 3Q 2020. The Union Pacific Railroad will provide rail service to the Eco-Energy-Phoenix terminal with plans […]

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