Tag: Virginia

Foster Fuels celebrates 0.5M gallons of use of renewable fuel in datacenters

Foster Fuels celebrates 0.5M gallons of use of renewable fuel in datacenters

November 23, 2022 |

In Virginia, Foster Fuels is celebrating the distribution of half a million gallons of carbon-saving renewable fuel to data centers across North America. The company’s Mission Critical division delivers Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), a renewable diesel, to critical facilities for use in their emergency backup power generators. Compass Datacenters is one of the first companies […]

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Evonik sells surfactants site to Kensing

Evonik sells surfactants site to Kensing

August 1, 2022 |

In Virginia, Kensing, LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire amphoteric surfactants and specialty esters manufacturing assets in Hopewell, Virginia from Germany’s Evonik Corporation. The purchase price was not disclosed.  Kensing a leading manufacturer of natural vitamin E, plant sterols, specialty esters and high-purity anionic surfactants. It is a portfolio company of One […]

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Fuels Institute publishes new “Assessment of Biofuels Policy: Effectiveness of Emissions Reductions”

Fuels Institute publishes new “Assessment of Biofuels Policy: Effectiveness of Emissions Reductions”

June 20, 2022 |

In Virginia, The Fuels Institute has published a new white paper, “Assessment of Biofuels Policy: Effectiveness of Emissions Reductions,” which explores the carbon benefits to using biofuels. This paper looks at fuel ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and gasoline, hydrogen and R80B20, plus evaluating the policies that affect these fuels, the availability of feedstocks to expand […]

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New paper looks at carbon benefits of using biofuels

New paper looks at carbon benefits of using biofuels

June 15, 2022 |

In Virginia, The Fuels Institute published a new white paper, “Assessment of Biofuels Policy: Effectiveness of Emissions Reductions,” which explores the carbon benefits to using biofuels and looks at fuel ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and gasoline, hydrogen and R80B20. The paper also looks at evaluating the policies that affect these fuels, the availability of feedstocks […]

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American Transportation Research Institute releases new report on zero-emission trucks

American Transportation Research Institute releases new report on zero-emission trucks

May 3, 2022 |

In Virginia, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a new report that analyzes the environmental impacts of zero-emission trucks (ZET). This analysis, a 2021 top priority of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, utilized federal and industry-sourced data to identify and compare full life-cycle CO2 emissions for a range of truck types, including a baseline diesel truck, […]

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Perdue AgriBusiness to invest $59.1M to expand soy operations in Virginia

Perdue AgriBusiness to invest $59.1M to expand soy operations in Virginia

March 24, 2022 |

In Virginia, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that Perdue AgriBusiness, a leading U.S. agriculture products and services company, will invest $59.1 million to expand its operation in the City of Chesapeake. The company will modernize facilities and increase production of its high protein soybean meal, soybean oil, and hulls, positioning the company to expand its soybean crushing capability to […]

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Virginia Tech scientists extract protein and fiber from brewer’s spent grains

Virginia Tech scientists extract protein and fiber from brewer’s spent grains

April 21, 2021 |

In Virginia, Virginia Tech scientists report a new way to extract the protein and fiber from brewer’s spent grain and use it to create new types of protein sources, biofuels and more.  Craft brewing has become more popular than ever in the U.S. This increased demand has led to an increase in production, generating a […]

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Virginia Bio-Connect initiative awarded $3.2M start-up grant

Virginia Bio-Connect initiative awarded $3.2M start-up grant

December 24, 2020 |

In Virginia, Governor Northam and the Virginia Biotechnology Association announced that GO Virginia has approved a competitive grant request to help fund Virginia Bio-Connect, a $3.2 million Statewide industry cluster scale up initiative. The project, directed by the Virginia Biotechnology Association, is a multi-regional collaboration designed to increase connectivity and awareness of the existing programs, […]

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Braven Environmental to invest $31.7M in Virginia plastic pyrolysis plant

Braven Environmental to invest $31.7M in Virginia plastic pyrolysis plant

June 8, 2020 |

In Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam announced that Braven Environmental, a leader in deriving fuel from landfill-bound plastic, will invest $31.7 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Cumberland County’s shell building. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina and South Carolina for the project, which will create 52 new jobs. This is the first economic development […]

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Libertarian coalition asks President Trump to revise RFS for 2020

Libertarian coalition asks President Trump to revise RFS for 2020

April 29, 2020 |

In Virginia, a coalition of 24 libertarian organizations including Americans for Prosperity (AFP) issued a letter to President Trump urging him to revise the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the remainder of 2020 to help address the effects COVID-19 has had on fuel demand and the economy as a whole. The letter urges the Administration […]

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