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E15 now available in North Dakota

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E15 blended gasoline is now available in four of North Dakota’s larger cities. North Dakota is the ninth state to offer the fuel blend containing 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. The others are Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. million gallons. Brief

Enbridge to invest $6.2B in pipeline expansions for light oil from North Dakota and Canada

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will proceed with a $6.2-billion program of pipeline expansions to carry an additional 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) of light oil from North Dakota and western Canada to refinery markets in Ontario, Quebec and the US Midwest. Specifics include: North Dakota System Expansion and Extension. Enbridge Inc. Program projects.

DOE to award up to $137M for SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technology Office programs

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SuperTruck II builds on the successful SuperTruck I program, which has already led to more than twenty fuel saving technologies that have reached the commercial market, said Acting Assistant Secretary David Friedman. Advances for the Production of Low‐Cost Electric Drive vehicle Motors (Area of Interest 5). Navistar, Inc. Applicant.

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New high-pressure dry-solids feed pump could make high-efficiency, lower-emission gasification economically competitive

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If successful, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne will make the pump available to industry for commercial use. Source: NETL. Click to enlarge. Brief

EERC Licenses New Process for Cellulosic Biofuels and Fuel Additives to Whole Energy Fuels for Commercialization

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Whole Energy is using the license to jump-start Mercurius Biofuels, a new company formed with its help to develop and commercialize advanced biofuel technologies, according to Atul Deshmane, CEO and President of Whole Energy. In addition to diesel fuel production the process will produce at least one chemical stream and a solid char stream.

EERC and Tesoro Partner on $1M Project to Produce Refinery-Based Renewable Drop-in Fuels from Crambe and Other Oilseed Crops

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The EERC has already demonstrated the production of 100% renewable jet fuel via a thermocatalytic cracking and separation process that can directly replace petroleum derived jet fuel through a project with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Product-specific activities of the EERC-Tesoro project include: Jet Fuel.

Accelergy Begins Production of Synthetic Jet Fuel from Coal and Biomass; USAF to Evaluate for 100% Synthetic Fuel Use

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Accelergy Corporation has begun production of a synthetic fuel from coal and biomass, to be evaluated by the United States Air Force (USAF) as the industry benchmark for 100% synthetic jet fuel. Production from this facility will commence in the 3 rd quarter of this year. Gerald H. Groenewold, Director of the EERC. Camelina oil.

EPA announces availability of $26M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from existing fleet

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Diesel-powered engines move approximately 90% of the nation’s freight tonnage, and today nearly all highway freight trucks, locomotives, and commercial marine vessels are powered by diesel engines. Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming): EPA is requesting proposals between $300,000 and $1,500,000.

DOE Selects 8 Projects to Advance Technologies for the Co-Production of Power and Hydrogen, Fuels or Chemicals from Coal-Biomass Feedstocks

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Awards are in three areas: Reprocessing and Conditioning of Coal/Biomass Mixtures for Simultaneous Co-Feeding Systems; Reactive Properties of Coal/Biomass Mixed Fuels; and Design Concepts for Co-Production of Power, Fuels and Chemicals. and the University of North Dakota Energy and Environment Research Center in Grand Forks, N.D.,

Cummins Power Generation Provides Generator for Biomass Syngas Demonstration Project at the EERC

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The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota, in partnership with Cummins Power Generation, Inc., has begun a project to demonstrate the production of heat and power from high-moisture biomass. The project aims at demonstrating this fact.

EERC Awarded Subcontract to Help Produce 100% Renewable Jet Fuel from Algae

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The Energy & Environmental Research Center ( EERC ) at the University of North Dakota has been awarded a subcontract by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to help produce renewable jet fuel from algae. Sample production will be performed in the EERC’s liquid fuel demonstration facilities. Earlier post.).

Accelergy Licenses EERC Technology for Coal Biomass to Synthetic Jet Fuels Process

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Accelergy Corporation, an advanced coal-to-liquids company, has formed a strategic partnership with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota. The companies made the announcement at the 3 rd Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego. Earlier post.). Earlier post.).

Midwestern Governors Urge EPA to Increase Ethanol Blend Level to E15

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In the letter , the governors said that: Stifling the growth of conventional ethanol undermines the goal of making cellulosic ethanol a commercial reality. Jennifer Granholm, Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association; South Dakota Gov. M. Tim Pawlenty; North Dakota Gov. The letter was signed by Michigan Gov.

DOE selects 16 projects for funding to develop post-combustion carbon capture technologies

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The Obama Administration has made a goal of developing cost-effective deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies within 10 years, with an objective of bringing 5 to 10 commercial demonstration projects online by 2016. University of North Dakota. Awardee Project description. Funding. Novozyme. Funding.

APG licenses Trident natural gas liquid process, acquires operating technology; flare-to-fuels

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APG) has signed a license agreement with Trident Resources, LLC for the exclusive worldwide right to commercialize Trident’s proprietary Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) process technology. In North America, there are thousands more well sites that have similar classification where pipeline access will never be logistically or economically feasible.

DOE to Award Up to $408M to Two CCS Projects at Coal Power Plants; One for Hydrogen-Fired Power Generation

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The two projects selected—an existing power plant in North Dakota and a new facility in California—will incorporate advanced technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The goal of CCPI is to accelerate the readiness of advanced coal technologies for commercial deployment. Post Combustion CO 2 Capture Project.

Syntec Biofuel and EERC Enter Joint Development Program to Convert Biomass and Waste to Bio-Butanol

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has entered into a joint development program with the Energy & Environmental Research Center ( EERC ) at the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks for converting a wide variety of biomass and waste into bio-butanol. Overview of Syntec’s B2A process. Click to enlarge. Syntec Biofuel Inc. Earlier post.).

DOE to award up to $14M to 6 new projects to advance IGCC with carbon capture technology for coal-fired plants

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The six projects will promote the commercialization of IGCC with carbon capture by advancing technologies to make the process more economical. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Air Products has developed a three-step process to accomplish this separation at lower cost and greater efficiency than currently available technologies.

USGS boosts assessment of recoverable natural gas in Marcellus Shale by 42x from 2002; now 84 trillion cubic feet

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INTEK developed its resource estimates from publicly available company data and commercial databases for wells and acreage currently in production. Map of the Appalachian Basin Province showing the three Marcellus Shale assessment units. 96% of the estimated resource resides within the Interior Marcellus AU. Source: USGS. Resources.

Occidental Petroleum Projects California Shale Development May Become Its Largest Business Unit Within 10 Years

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Occidental Petroleum, the fourth-largest US oil and gas company, based on equity market capitalization, says that within the next 10 years, its California shale development program—which currently delivers more than 25% of its California production—could become the company’s largest business unit. oil shale”. California shale. billion.

Linc Energy taking stake in aboveground gasification company; potential CTL introduction in US

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Additionally, the process does not utilize oxygen injection, which means there is no need for a large air separation unit (oxygen production facility). This royalty does not include any downstream profit exposure, such as may be achieved from gas-to-liquids production. —Peter Bond, Linc Energy CEO.

USDA Report Provides Regional Roadmap To Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022; Southeast to Provide ~50% of Advanced Biofuels

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report outlining both the current state of renewable transportation fuels efforts in the US and a plan to develop regional strategies to increase the production, marketing and distribution of biofuels. Region States Feedstocks Potential production capacity Land use. Corn ethanol.

Texas Clean Energy Project signs long-term CO2 offtake agreement with Whiting Petroleum for enhanced oil recovery; 90% CO2 capture from IGCC coal polygen plant

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urea production. urea production. The urea is produced as a granular product common in the fertilizer industry. Click to enlarge.

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Navy to Test 50:50 Hydrotreated Renewable Jet Fuel Blend in F/A-18 Super Hornet; 590,000-Gallon HRJ Solicitation for Navy and Air Force

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The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota also has been awarded a subcontract by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to help produce 100% renewable jet fuel from algae. Storage stability is a unique military and Navy requirement not required in the commercial world.

Proposed Federal CEDA Designed to Help Risky Breakthrough Technologies Cross the Valley of Death; Working with $10+ Billion Fund

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One of the highlights to the conference was an overview of a potential new government organization called the Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA), which is designed to help promising, although risky,  breakthrough technologies with commercial appeal cross the “valley of death”. by Bill Cooke. 2212 in the House, and S.B. 186 of H.R.

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Charging consumers to more accurately reflect the actual cost of a product--in this case energy--will lead consumers to change their behavior, smart-grid advocates say. The cost of fuel effects every facet of consumer goods from production to shipping costs. OPEC will continue to cut production until they achieve their desired 80-100.