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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Renewable Energy Group (REG) has announced that one of its subsidiaries has received approval from a Mississippi court to purchase certain equipment at the KiOR Columbus, LLC production facility. Under the approved asset purchase agreement, REG Synthetic Fuels, LLC paid $1.5 million, plus certain expenses related to equipment preparation, to acquire various physical assets at the Columbus, MS plant, including a 12-million gallon hydrotreating unit, distillation column and tankage.
  • Hydrite Chemical Co. has become the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association’s latest vendor member. Hydrite Chemical, based in Milwaukee, Wis., works with ethanol producers to enable efficient and effective corn oil extraction.
  • DEINOVE has announced that Marie Bézenger has joined the Executive Committee as Director of Operations. She will manage the downstream development of the fermentation processes and their scale-up to foster their commercialization.
  • Alliant Energy is seeking to expand its renewable energy generation with solar power. Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility is issuing a request for proposals for new solar projects that could increase its system-wide solar generation by 50 percent. The request is to build solar projects between one and 10 megawatts within Alliant Energy’s Iowa service territory. The RFP seeks a variety of options and configurations for new solar generation in Iowa, and the company hopes that developers will bring innovation to their proposals.
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