Tag: Texas

Ameresco completes landfill gas to RNG plant in Houston

Ameresco completes landfill gas to RNG plant in Houston

January 21, 2021 |

In Texas, Ameresco, announced that it achieved mechanical completion at its McCarty Road landfill gas to renewable natural gas plant located in Houston, Texas. This facility has a gross nameplate in excess of 1.1 million Dekatherms per year and is capable of processing 4,500 scfm of raw landfill gas. The Ameresco team broke ground on […]

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Sundive Commodity Group files for Chapter 11 following Valero RIN suit

Sundive Commodity Group files for Chapter 11 following Valero RIN suit

January 21, 2021 |

In Texas, Sundive Commodity Group, the company sued by Valero and allegedly others for failure to provide RINs despite contracts to do so which led to Valero spending more than $10 million extra to comply with its 2020 obligations, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. […]

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More details emerge regarding Valero’s RIN suit against Sundive

More details emerge regarding Valero’s RIN suit against Sundive

January 7, 2021 |

In Texas, DTN reported more details regarding Valero’s lawsuit against Sundive for failing to provide the 106 million RINs contracted for the Q4 2020 compliance period. Sundive’s failure to provide the RINs forced Valero into the open market to buy the required RINs, unnecessarily costing the company $10.1 million. Sundive said it was having difficulties […]

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RIN prices jump again in response to Valero RIN lawsuit

RIN prices jump again in response to Valero RIN lawsuit

January 6, 2021 |

In Texas, Reuters reports that RIN prices have soared yet again, this time following a lawsuit filed by Valero against Sundive accusing the latter of failing to provide its required Q4 RINs on time, leading to an additional $10 million in costs. The lawsuit was filed on December 31, 2020 in a Texas district court. […]

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Greenway Technologies receives Notice of Allowance from patent office

Greenway Technologies receives Notice of Allowance from patent office

January 5, 2021 |

In Texas, Greenway Technologies, Inc. announced receipt of a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for another of its United States utility patent applications relating to its GTL fuel conversion technology. Greenway’s patent attorney stated that, “a Notice of Allowance refers to an application for which a USPTO examiner has […]

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Greenway Technology’s GTL solution now found to produce green chemicals as well

Greenway Technology’s GTL solution now found to produce green chemicals as well

December 31, 2020 |

In Texas, originally developed to convert natural gas into ultra-clean synthetic fuel, recent research and development activity has shown that Greenway Technology’s G-Reformer catalyst reactor and Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology which combine to form the “Greer-Wright” GTL solution can also generate high-value chemicals and alcohols. The chemical outputs include n-Hexane, n-Heptane, n-Octane, n-Decane, n-Dodecane, and n-Tridecane. […]

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Sewage sludge could be promising bioplastic feedstock

Sewage sludge could be promising bioplastic feedstock

December 21, 2020 |

In Texas, researchers at A&M University have deployed the bacterium Zobellella denitrificans ZD1 to convert sewage sludge into the biodegradable plastic polyhydroxybutyrate.  PHA is known to be produced by several bacterial species as a supplemental energy reserve in carbon-rich environments with limited nitrogen, phosphorous, or oxygen. Cost issues associated with bacterial production of bioplastics have […]

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Celeb-backed baby care brand picks Texas to make plant-based diapers

Celeb-backed baby care brand picks Texas to make plant-based diapers

December 21, 2020 |

In Texas, Hollywood heavy hitters Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have picked Waco as the site of a new production and distribution facility for their natural baby care company, Hello Bello.  The pair’s product line includes diapers made from plant-based absorbents and sustainably harvested fluff pulp. Wipes, toiletries, and cleaning supplies are also being sold.  […]

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CVR Energy Announces Full Board Approval for Wynnewood Renewable Diesel Unit Project

CVR Energy Announces Full Board Approval for Wynnewood Renewable Diesel Unit Project

December 21, 2020 |

In Texas, CVR Energy has received full approval from the Company’s Board of Directors for its Wynnewood renewable diesel project, which will convert the refinery’s hydrocracker unit for renewable diesel service. Upon completion, which is expected in mid-2021, the Wynnewood refinery should have the capability to produce nearly 100 million gallons of renewable diesel per […]

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Texas A&M researchers develop way to make biodegradable plastics from sludge

Texas A&M researchers develop way to make biodegradable plastics from sludge

December 16, 2020 |

In Texas, Texas A&M University researchers have uncovered an efficient way to use leftover sludge to make biodegradable plastics. In the September issue of the journal American Chemical Society (ACS) Omega, the researchers report that the bacterium Zobellella denitrificans ZD1, found in mangroves, can consume sludge and wastewater to produce polyhydroxybutyrate, a type of biopolymer that can be used […]

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