Tag: Virginia

New OPEI survey says Americans still don’t understand higher ethanol blends

New OPEI survey says Americans still don’t understand higher ethanol blends

March 16, 2017 |

In Virginia, a new nationwide research study of over 2,000 adults 18+ conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has found that Americans seem to remain confused about new fuel choices at the pump and their appropriate usage. Even more concerning are reports of consumers mis-fueling their engine […]

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Green Biologics starts commercials shipments of bio-butanol and acetone from Minnesota facility

Green Biologics starts commercials shipments of bio-butanol and acetone from Minnesota facility

December 14, 2016 |

In Virginia, Green Biologics, Ltd announced the start of commercial shipments of bio-based n-butanol and acetone from its manufacturing facility in Little Falls, Minnesota. Over the past year, Green Biologics has built a robust pipeline of domestic and export customers combined with multiple partnerships to bring its products to downstream markets. These include distribution agreements […]

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OPEI updates consumer and dealer materials for its “Look Before You Pump” campaign

OPEI updates consumer and dealer materials for its “Look Before You Pump” campaign

November 21, 2016 |

In Virginia, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) updated its consumer and dealer education materials for its “Look Before You Pump” campaign in light of increased availability of higher ethanol fuel blends at gasoline filling stations. It says gasoline containing greater than E10 can be harmful to outdoor power equipment and other small engine products, […]

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Tennessee congresswoman introduces bill to extend biodiesel blenders credit

Tennessee congresswoman introduces bill to extend biodiesel blenders credit

September 19, 2016 |

In Virginia, NATSO, the national association representing America’s travel plazas and truckstops, applauded Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) for introducing the “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016,” (H.R. 5994) that would extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit for two years through 2018. The tax credit is set to expire at the end of […]

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US Geological Survey study says biofuel crops in the Dakotas harming bees

US Geological Survey study says biofuel crops in the Dakotas harming bees

August 29, 2016 |

In Virginia, Northern Great Plains of North and South Dakota, which support over 40 percent of United States commercial honey bee colonies, are quickly becoming less conducive to commercial beekeeping as a result of land-use changes, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study published Monday. The USGS scientists found that landscape features favored by beekeepers […]

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Green Plains holds ribbon cutting at Hopewell ethanol plant

Green Plains holds ribbon cutting at Hopewell ethanol plant

August 24, 2016 |

In Virginia, Green Plains continued its big week with the ribbon cutting of its newly acquired and renovated ethanol plant in Hopewell. Local elected officials as well as senior representatives from GPRE were present at the event celebrating the October 2015 acquisition from Future Fuels LLP for $18.25 million. Inclusion of corn oil extraction technology […]

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Vireol Bio Energy will pay 23 cents on the dollar for $4.98 million in debt claims

Vireol Bio Energy will pay 23 cents on the dollar for $4.98 million in debt claims

July 14, 2016 |

In Virginia, creditors to Vireol Bio Energy will pay 23 cents on the dollar for $4.98 million in debt claims, far better than the other proposed offer of 5 cents on the dollar. The settlement also wipes out about $20 million in debt claims by UK-based Future Fuels that owned the ethanol facility in Hopewell […]

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RFA to host free ethanol safety seminars Wednesday in Hopewell, Virginia

RFA to host free ethanol safety seminars Wednesday in Hopewell, Virginia

May 10, 2016 |

In Virginia, the Renewable Fuels Association is hosting two free ethanol safety seminars May 11, in Hopewell. The ethanol safety seminars will be hosted in conjunction with International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and TRANSCAER. There will be a day session from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. ET, and an evening […]

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Green Biologics partners with Acme-Hardesty for n-butanol and acetone distribution

Green Biologics partners with Acme-Hardesty for n-butanol and acetone distribution

April 18, 2016 |

In Virginia, Green Biologics has partnered with Acme-Hardesty, a division of Jacob Stern & Sons, for the distribution of n-butanol and acetone to the U.S. market for high value applications in food ingredients, cleaning products, and biolubricants. This partnership comes on the heels of the recent announcement of Green Biologics’s partnership with Nexeo, which  will […]

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OPEI releases new poll saying consumers still don’t understand higher ethanol blends

OPEI releases new poll saying consumers still don’t understand higher ethanol blends

March 31, 2016 |

In Virginia, awareness and knowledge of how to use high ethanol fuel blends remains relatively unchanged among consumers over the last few years, according to a recent national poll conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). According to poll results, price continues to drive decisions at the pump […]

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