Tag: Wyoming

AvFuel to make Gevo aviation biofuel available at Jackson Hole airport demonstration event

AvFuel to make Gevo aviation biofuel available at Jackson Hole airport demonstration event

August 27, 2019 |

In Wyoming, in an effort to further business aviation’s carbon neutrality goals, Avfuel will make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to operators fueling at Jackson Hole Aviation on September 3 and 4. For the event, Avfuel will supply 7,300 gallons of SAF to the FBO to fuel operators flying in and out of the airfield […]

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$6 million goes towards universities working on biofuels and carbon capture technologies

$6 million goes towards universities working on biofuels and carbon capture technologies

October 8, 2017 |

In Wyoming, University of Wyoming agricultural economists will generate models of what economies in the Upper Missouri River Basin might look like if raising biofuels and carbon capture technologies were implemented. UW is part of the four-year, $6 million National Science Foundation project working with Montana State University and the University of South Dakota to […]

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Wyoming Ethanol shutting down plant in Torrington after 20 years

Wyoming Ethanol shutting down plant in Torrington after 20 years

August 26, 2015 |

In Wyoming, Wyoming Ethanol is closing its facility in Torrington after 20 years due to the toxic mix of low oil prices and corn prices that make processing the fuel too expensive with almost no chance of profits. The city provides the plant electricity, so without the demand the city may have to raise rates […]

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Wyoming governor signs law to lob road tax on alternative fuels

Wyoming governor signs law to lob road tax on alternative fuels

March 4, 2015 |

In Wyoming, the governor has signed into law a bill that will tax ethanol and biodiesel 24 cents per gallon, the same as for gasoline and diesel. CNG is included in the long list of alternative fuels that will be impacted by the new tax. Alternative fuels currently aren’t subject to tax. The governor feels […]

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University of Wyoming research looks at metal catalysts for biofuel production

University of Wyoming research looks at metal catalysts for biofuel production

September 17, 2014 |

In Wyoming, researchers at the University of Wyoming are exploring the use of platinum on nickel and platinum on cobalt as catalysts to speed up biofuel production from lactose at low temperatures. Research has shown that the metal combinations are effective catalysts to convert lactose to liquid fuel. In fact, the combinations are essentially creating […]

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Wyoming Ethanol assessed $49,000 EPA fine

Wyoming Ethanol assessed $49,000 EPA fine

March 11, 2013 |

In Wyoming, Wyoming Ethanol has been assessed a $49,000 fine from the EPA for failing to maintain a sufficient risk management program for the flammable chemicals handled at the plant. CEO of Renova Energy, Wyoming Ethanol’s parent company, claimed that the violations were the result of simple “oversights” at the plant: “In today’s environment, any […]

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Western Biomass Energy restructuring after filing for Chapter 11 in October

Western Biomass Energy restructuring after filing for Chapter 11 in October

February 13, 2013 |

In Wyoming, Blue Sugars says that its Upton-based Western Biomass Energy filed for Chapter 11 on Oct. 31, 2012 and is currently undergoing restructuring. The company listed a total of $31.5 million secured debt and unsecured debt at $3.84 million, but about $30 million of the debt is with Blue Sugars. The company was the […]

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Renova to continue ethanol production in Wyoming after tax credit expirstion

Renova to continue ethanol production in Wyoming after tax credit expirstion

April 10, 2012 |

In Wyoming, the state’s only ethanol plant—owned by Renova Energy—will continue to operate despite an end to the state’s 17-year-old ethanol tax credit in 2015 but it expects to buy less corn from farmers. There are no plans to shut the facility entirely, however.

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