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Wisconsin to provide $3.25M in CARES funding for state’s ethanol producers

Wisconsin to provide $3.25M in CARES funding for state’s ethanol producers

December 9, 2020 |

In Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers announced that Wisconsin will be making up to $3.25 million of federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding available to Wisconsin’s nine ethanol producers. The support aims to help offset some of the significant losses experienced by the industry earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic. “I appreciate the […]

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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh teams with Agra Energy on micro-GTL

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh teams with Agra Energy on micro-GTL

October 21, 2020 |

In Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has partnered with Agra Energy Corp. to promote a new technology that converts biogas to fuel. The renewable solution makes use of Agra Energy’s Micro-GTL (gas-to-liquids) technology that converts methane-rich biogas into liquid fuels that meet diesel fuel specifications. A Micro-GTL pilot unit is installed and connected to […]

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University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers develop pathway to produce levulinic acid from biomass

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers develop pathway to produce levulinic acid from biomass

March 24, 2020 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently developed a pathway with the potential to convert biomass, like wood chips or grasses, into a widely used industrial solvent and aim to expand this work to produce an array of sustainable chemicals. The researchers developed chemical processes that convert lignocellulosic biomass, essentially dried plant matter, […]

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Port Milwaukee scores $15.9 million federal grant to boost DDG and other ag exports

Port Milwaukee scores $15.9 million federal grant to boost DDG and other ag exports

February 13, 2020 |

In Wisconsin, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced a $15.9 million federal grant was awarded to Port Milwaukee from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish an Agricultural Maritime Export Facility that will strengthen Wisconsin’s maritime commerce and economy. Port Milwaukee’s Agricultural Maritime Export Facility, located on the west side of Jones Island, will be […]

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Researchers say continued R&D and policy support needed for bioenergy crops

Researchers say continued R&D and policy support needed for bioenergy crops

February 5, 2020 |

In Wisconsin, improvement in biotechnology and bioengineering provide new opportunities to produce advanced biofuels from non-food crops; however, it is critical to continue investment in research and development and provide policy incentives for producing bioenergy crops for advanced biofuels. In a new article in the Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy (AEPP), Past President of AAEA, […]

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Badger State Ethanol surpasses 1 billion gallons of production

Badger State Ethanol surpasses 1 billion gallons of production

January 6, 2020 |

In Wisconsin, Badger State Ethanol LLC has surpassed 1 billion gallons of ethanol production at its 85 million-gallon-per-year facility in Monroe, Wisconsin. BSE began production in 2002 with a nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons per year. BSE’s 1 billion gallons of ethanol production has provided a market for over 350 million bushels of corn. […]

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Marquis Energy latest to announce ethanol production cuts following EPA decision

Marquis Energy latest to announce ethanol production cuts following EPA decision

August 21, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, Reuters reports that Marquis Energy has decided to cut ethanol production at its Necedah facility following the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to award 31 hardship waivers to small refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The 100 million gallon per year facility will wind down production for an unknown period of time but the […]

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher find way to produce Tylenol from lignin

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher find way to produce Tylenol from lignin

July 11, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, with a new method to synthesize a popular pain-relieving medication from plants rather than fossil fuels, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a way to relieve two headaches at once. A team led by John Ralph, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been awarded a […]

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Hydrite Chemical launches Hydri-Maize™ catalyzed bisulfite for scrubbing

Hydrite Chemical launches Hydri-Maize™ catalyzed bisulfite for scrubbing

May 29, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, Hydrite Chemical Co announced the launch of its new Hydri-Maize™ catalyzed bisulfite product line for scrubber applications. Hydrite is proud to introduce an innovative formulation that will decrease plant emissions, decrease energy costs and freshwater consumption, and debottleneck operations for the fuel ethanol industry. All Hydri-Maize™ catalyzed bisulfite products are made in the […]

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Wisconsin students look to lake to create algae collection system

Wisconsin students look to lake to create algae collection system

May 21, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, undergraduate researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Stout looked into creating a prototype of an algae collection system. Using a pump, the system would take in water from Lake Menomin. The water would go through an electro-coagulator that would create bubbles to push the algae to the top of a collection box. The algae […]

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