Oregon Biorefinery Looking at $500 M Financing Deal

John Davis

Officials with Inland Pacific Energy Center of Stanfield, Oregon are looking at a $504 million financing deal from an undisclosed European source. This story from the East Oregonian news web site says the deal will go to finish a 96-million-gallon-per-year biodiesel plant, 120-million-gallon ethanol plant, and feed mill project: Bob Doughty, project manager for the Inland Pacific Energy Center, said …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, News

Ethanol Statistics Interviews RFA President

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol Statistics, a Netherlands-based market research and business information publisher, recently went to the expert on ethanol to do a feature about the future of the industry. Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association, is much more positive about ethanol in the United States because he knows why consumption has been lagging behind, because he knows what are and …

Ethanol, News, RFA

Wind Turbine Factory Opening in Former Maytag Town

John Davis

Newton, Iowa, hit hard by the impending closing of the Maytag Appliance factory, is getting a second life as a company that builds wind turbines moves in. This article from the Des Moines Register says TPI Composites of Warren, Rhode Island is putting in a 500-employee factory in Newton: TPI will begin construction next week on a 316,000-square-foot wind turbine …


CO2 from Coal Burning to Help Grow Biodiesel

John Davis

Two Australian companies are joining forces to use the carbon dioxide from burning coal to grow algae… and then turn that algae into biodiesel. This article on C|Net.com has more details about this truly green idea: Linc Energy and Bio Clean Coal announced the creation of the company last week and said they would spend $1 million over the next …


Focus on the Three Es

Cindy Zimmerman

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus is hosting an energy, economic and environmental – or E3 – conference this week. E3 2007 will focus on the intersection between innovative technologies, visionary policies, environmental benefits, and emerging market opportunities as they relate to developments in the renewable energy sector. One of the speakers for the Tuesday event is Dr. Mark …

conferences, Ethanol, News