Ocean Park Advisors Retained by Abengoa

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Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas has retained Ocean Park Advisors to sell its cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas. The biorefinery, one of the first using biomass to produce cellulosic ethanol and renewable electricity in the U.S. went online in October of 2014. The sale is part of the company’s filings under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to Ocean Park Advisors, …

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Cassie Mullen Joins RFA Team

Joanna Schroeder

Cassie Mullen has joined Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) as the director of market development. She will focus on working with the supply chain to facilitate expansion of infrastructure capable of offering higher level ethanol blends to consumers. Prior to joining the RFA team Mullen worked as an executive for Seneca Companies, managing a 17-state territory of retailer accounts. “Cassie brings …

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NBB’s Joe Jobe to Pursue New Opportunities

Joanna Schroeder

National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Joe Jobe has left the organization to pursue new opportunities. Jobe had been with the organization for nearly 20 years. He started with NBB in 1997 and was named CEO in 1999.  In that time, he helped lead the industry from 200,000 gallons of biodiesel use to over 2 billion gallons projected in 2016. The …

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Maryland Clean Energy Center Council Adds Ivancic

Joanna Schroeder

Joanne Ivancic, executive director Advanced Biofuels USA as been added to the Maryland Clean Energy Center’s (MCEC) Advisory Council for the 2016-2017 term. Advanced Biofuels USA is a non-profit organization based in the state that advocates for the use of advanced biofuels. “I’m eager to contribute to the understanding, development and use of biofuels in Maryland,” said Ivancic. “And MCEC …

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Growth Energy Names Emily Skor as CEO

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Emily Skor will be taking over the role of CEO for Growth Energy effective May 16, 2016. She most recently served as the Vice President for Communications of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and the Executive Director of the CHPA Educational Foundation. Former and acting CEO and Growth Energy Co-Chair Tom Buis will continue to serve in his role …

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Corn, LP Joins Growth Energy

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Corn, LP has joined Growth Energy, an organization comprised of the ethanol industry and biofuel supporters. Corn, LP is located in Goldfield, Iowa and has a nameplate production capacity of 60 million gallons per year. “We are excited that Corn, LP has joined the Growth Energy team,” said Growth Energy co-chairman Tom Buis. “Corn, LP is an outstanding plant that …

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Austin Dabney Joins Growth Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Austin Dabney has become the newest addition to the Growth Energy team as the new communications assistant. In his role he will be responsible for monitoring media coverage of the biofuels industry, as well as increasing Growth Energy’s digital and social media presence on various platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, Dabney will provide support for the overall …

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DuPont to Buy Dyadic Enzyme Business

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DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences is purchasing Dyadic International’s Industrial Technology business. The two companies have entered into a definitive agreement that will sell Dyadic’s enzyme business to DuPont for $75 million in cash. Once the transaction is complete, Dyadic plans to focus solely on its biopharmaceutical business. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2015 pending approval by …

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Green Plains Acquires Ethanol Plant in Virgina

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Green Plains Inc. has acquired Vireol Bio Energy an ethanol facility owned by Future Fuels located in Hopewell, Virginia. The dry mill ethanol plant will increase the company’s annual production capacity by nearly 60 million gallons to nearly 1.1 billion gallon per year. The ethanol plant ceased production in September of this year due to low gas prices and at …

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