Patriot Adds ICM Selective Milling Technology

Joanna Schroeder

Patriot Renewable Fuels LLC of Annawan, Illinois has purchased ICM’s patent-pending Selective Milling Technology (SMT). According to ICM, the technology increases ethanol yield, reduces viscosity and increases oil recovery. In addition, with the Patriot Renewable Fuels contract announcement, ICM and its partners have used this technology to increase ethanol yield to surpass more than one billion gallons of annual ethanol …

biofuels, Company Announcement, Ethanol

GEA Announces Finalists for GEA Honors

Joanna Schroeder

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has announced the finalists for the GEA Honors, which recognize companies and individuals that have made significant contributions during the past year to advancing technology, spurring economic development and protecting the environment. Now in its third year, GEA also provides special recognition of companies and individuals who have made notable advances and achievements for geothermal …

Alternative energy, Company Announcement, Geothermal

POET Plants to Add Liquefied Carbon Dioxide

Joanna Schroeder

Two POET biorefineries in Ohio are installing liquefied carbon dioxide facilities on site. POET Biorefining – Marion and POET Biorefining – Fostoria will be operating in the Greater Ohio Valley liquid carbon dioxide marketplace. The plants will be able to serve the traditional food freezing and beverage carbonation markets as well as secure new carbon dioxide customers. “One of our …

biofuels, Carbon Dioxide, Company Announcement

DuPont Gets Win in Court

Joanna Schroeder

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. has issued a ruling affirming the May 2012 decision of Judge Barbara Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin that the Novozymes patent on an alpha-amylase enzyme used in the ethanol industry is invalid for lack of an adequate written description. Ms. Soonhee Jang, …

biofuels, Company Announcement

Kawa Capital to Buy Conergy

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. based financial investor Kawa Capital Management has announced it intends to acquire the majority of sales units from Conergy as well as necessary associated administrative, management and infrastructure functions of Conergy AG, including the “Conergy” brand. Production subsidiaries Mounting Systems GmbH and Conergy SolarModule GmbH & Co. KG are not part of this transaction. Kawa, the Conergy Management Board …

Alternative energy, Company Announcement, Solar

ICM & NCAT Sign Software Deal

Joanna Schroeder

ICM has signed a software development and marketing agreement with Houston, Texas -based NCAT, Inc. to co-develop and market the Inseo Suite line of software services. ICM has been granted exclusive rights to market the first release to Inseo Suite, the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Module, to the biofuels and alcohol manufacturing industry worldwide The Inseo Suite application utilizes NCAT’s …

biofuels, Company Announcement, Ethanol

Growth Energy Promotes Frohlich

Joanna Schroeder

Growth Energy has promoted Michael Frolich to Director of Communications. He joined the ethanol organization in May 2012 as the press secretary. In his new role, he will continue to serve as the primary spokesperson and media contact. Since its inception, Growth Energy has advocated for increasing the use of ethanol in the American fuel system by promoting ethanol’s benefits …

Company Announcement, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Brazil’s GranBio Open US Operations

Joanna Schroeder

Brazil-based GranBio has announced plans to expand to the U.S. with an office in San Francisco and has name Vonnie Estes as the managing director. In this new role, Ms. Estes will lead GranBio’s efforts to access new technologies and establish key public and private collaborations for the company’s continued global expansion in advanced biorefinery development. Ms. Estes joins GranBio …

advance biofuels, Brazil, Company Announcement

DOE Awards Novozymes $2.5M

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Novozymes an award of up to $2.5 million to find new and more efficient enzymes for turning corn stover into fuel for cars and trucks. The specific project that was awarded funds by the DOE is called ‘SynTec,’ and is a two-year collaborative project between Novozymes and MBI. The companies will screen …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Company Announcement, Renewable Energy

Abengoa US Formed

Joanna Schroeder

International company Abengoa has announced the creation of a new American subsidiary, Abengoa, US, which will be responsible for all its business in the country. The formation of the new subsidiary supports the company’s strong commitment to the U.S. market. According to the company, Abengoa US has assets in excess of $5.8 billion, more than $1.7 billion in shareholders’ equity, …

advance biofuels, Alternative energy, bioenergy, Company Announcement, Solar