Tag: Texas

Diamond Green Diesel receives air permits for proposed third expansion project

Diamond Green Diesel receives air permits for proposed third expansion project

October 27, 2020 |

In Texas, Darling Ingredients’ Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) joint venture has received the necessary air permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), making construction one step closer on the proposed renewable diesel plant known as DGD III in Port Arthur, Texas. DGD continues to work through its gated project development process and a […]

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Earth Energy Renewables files for Chapter 11

Earth Energy Renewables files for Chapter 11

October 22, 2020 |

In Texas, the San Antonio Business Journal reports Earth Energy Renewables has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing debts of between $1 million and $10 million against assets of between $10 million and $50 million. The company uses a waste-to-energy technology developed by Texas A&M University professor that produces organic acids and esters. It […]

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Petri dish to pitmaster: Texas startup wants to put cell-based brisket on your grill

Petri dish to pitmaster: Texas startup wants to put cell-based brisket on your grill

October 19, 2020 |

In Texas, a cell-based meat startup aims to have a brisket prototype ready in just two years. Katie Kam, cofounder and CEO of the cleverly named BioBQ, tells The Spoon the company grows fat, muscle, and collagen cells using scaffolding to produce the marbling associated with the slow-cooked barbeque mainstay.  “With each sheet about two […]

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Ethanol crush margins squeezed further by higher corn prices

Ethanol crush margins squeezed further by higher corn prices

October 13, 2020 |

In Texas, Platts reports it estimate for corn crushing margins for ethanol have been squeezed by rising corn futures prices to just 4.57 cents per gallon on Oct. 12 compared to 5.76 cents the week prior. Between Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, corn futures prices rose to $3.89/bu, an increase of 9.5 cents, following a […]

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Texan researchers work to boost viability of switchgrass as biofuel feedstock

Texan researchers work to boost viability of switchgrass as biofuel feedstock

September 2, 2020 |

In Texas, a team of scientists from nine universities and research facilities hope to find out how to make switchgrass — a fast-growing perennial native to the U.S. — into a biofuel powerhouse. It’s part of new project from the U.S. Department of Energy. In nature, switchgrass sequesters carbon underground in its roots, produces cellulose […]

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Lummus Technology starts up CDTaee unit in Greece

Lummus Technology starts up CDTaee unit in Greece

August 18, 2020 |

In Texas, Lummus Technology announced the successful start-up of its CDTaee unit for Hellenic Petroleum’s refinery in Aspropyrgos, Greece. For this start-up, the existing CDTame® unit was revamped to the latest generation of CDTaee technology for bio-ethers production. The new CDTaee unit will not only help Hellenic meet its biofuel requirements in Greece, but also […]

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Waste pulp could be key to solving nagging composites dilemma

Waste pulp could be key to solving nagging composites dilemma

August 17, 2020 |

In Texas, researchers at Texas A&M University have created a stronger carbon-fiber composite by incorporating recycled wood waste. The newly discovered material overcomes a persistent challenge with such composites and be a gamechanger for creating stronger, lighter materials, researchers say. Polymers reinforced by carbon fibers are strong but also lightweight, and for that reason can […]

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Valero Q2 earnings show renewable diesel lead on operating income generation

Valero Q2 earnings show renewable diesel lead on operating income generation

August 5, 2020 |

In Texas, Seeking Alpha reports that Valero’s most recent Q2 earnings show that renewable diesel has surpassed refining and ethanol as the primary source of operating income. The other two segments suffered severe losses due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company expects renewable diesel margins to remain about $2 per gallon throughout […]

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LanzaTech licenses TechnipFMC Hummingbird technology for ATJ

LanzaTech licenses TechnipFMC Hummingbird technology for ATJ

July 21, 2020 |

In Texas, TechnipFMC says its proprietary Hummingbird ethanol-to-ethylene technology has been selected by LanzaTech Inc. for a key application which, when combined with LanzaTech’s Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology, can be used to manufacture sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using ethanol as raw material. LanzaTech’s spin off sustainable aviation fuel company, LanzaJet, is the exclusive licensor of the […]

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Ethanol spot prices rising as demand jumps in states with high COVID infection rates

Ethanol spot prices rising as demand jumps in states with high COVID infection rates

July 9, 2020 |

In Texas, ICIS reports that after suffering a slight dip and then flattening out, spot ethanol prices are rising again in line with increased gasoline demand as COVID-19 travel restrictions ease up. Prices still haven’t recovered to pre-COVID levels but supplies remain tight, so the support is there for prices to continue higher. Even though […]

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