Tag: Virginia

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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Smithfield Foods and Roeslein Alternative Energy invest another $45M in Monarch Bioenergy JV

Smithfield Foods and Roeslein Alternative Energy invest another $45M in Monarch Bioenergy JV

March 2, 2020 |

In Virginia, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) announced an additional $45 million investment in their Monarch Bioenergy joint venture, which captures methane from hog manure to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) in Missouri. The additional investment will enable the continued implementation of “manure-to-energy” projects on Smithfield’s farms, resulting in RNG generation across […]

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US-Ukraine Alternative Energy Research Competition accepting grant proposals including for biofuels

US-Ukraine Alternative Energy Research Competition accepting grant proposals including for biofuels

January 2, 2020 |

In Virginia, CRDF Global and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MES) are currently accepting proposals from joint teams of U.S. and Ukrainian researchers for the 2020 U.S.-Ukraine Alternative Energy Research Competition. CRDF Global is currently accepting proposals from joint teams of U.S. and Ukrainian researchers focusing on alternative energy as it applies […]

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Kincannon & Reed announces unexpected death of its chairman

Kincannon & Reed announces unexpected death of its chairman

February 6, 2019 |

In Virginia, Kincannon & Reed announced the passing of its chairman Gregory J. Duerksen. Greg died unexpectedly in Richmond, VA on Thursday, Jan. 31. Greg joined Kincannon & Reed in 2001 and became chairman and CEO in 2007. Part of Greg’s long-term vision for the firm was evolving the leadership structure to expand the partner […]

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NATSO launches new RIN management service with Alternative Fuels Council

NATSO launches new RIN management service with Alternative Fuels Council

October 2, 2018 |

In Virginia, NATSO Inc. and the Alternative Fuels Council launched a new RIN Management Service designed to help fuel retailers that blend and sell renewable fuels to more efficiently participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program and manage their Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). The Alternative Fuels Council’s RIN Management Service will help those who […]

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Seeds to be grown in space could provide insight into lignin

Seeds to be grown in space could provide insight into lignin

July 4, 2018 |

In Virginia, last month a rocket thundered off a NASA launch pad, destined for the International Space Station. Nestled among the 7,400 lbs. of supplies was a handful of seeds designed to open new windows into our knowledge of how plants grow in space – information that could lead to growing fresh food in space […]

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BoatUS slams RFA for misleading boat owners about ethanol

BoatUS slams RFA for misleading boat owners about ethanol

May 23, 2017 |

In Virginia, BoatUS has come out swinging at the Renewable Fuels Association over its ad campaign trying to convince the public that ethanol does not damage boat engines, saying the association is spreading mistruths, from the RFA’s claims about E10 being the fuel of choice for boaters, to saying the boating associations that approve E10 […]

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National Oilheat Research Alliance usage survey shows benefits and challenges

National Oilheat Research Alliance usage survey shows benefits and challenges

May 1, 2017 |

In Virginia, the National Oilheat Research Alliance has recently released the results of a survey on the usage and potentials benefits and issues associated with the blending of traditional heating oil with renewable biodiesel for home heat use. Currently, 5 percent biodiesel blends (B5) are being used seamlessly across the oilheat market. Some heating oil fuel […]

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Researchers outline 23 barriers to advanced biofuels’ success

Researchers outline 23 barriers to advanced biofuels’ success

April 11, 2017 |

In Virginia, researchers from Virginia Tech University have determined that 52% of advanced biofuels facilities were already closed in 2015 and have determined a list of 23 barriers that could potentially explain why these projects have failed. Technology issues were identified as key internal barriers while external barriers were dominated by the Renewable Fuel Standard […]

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