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July 15, 2013
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, KS) has agreed to acquire Platinum Ethanol's Arthur, IA, bioethanol plant. The purchase price is not being disclosed. The transaction is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Flint-Hills-acquires-110-million-galyear-bioethanol-plant-in-Iowa_53640.html
July 15, 2013
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL; Lausanne, Switzerland) and Technion (Kesalsaba, Israel) researchers have identified nanostructures able to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Researchers-identify-nanostructures-for-producing-hydrogen-via-solar-power_53638.html
July 12, 2013
The European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) adopted an opinion in a vote on 11 July, approving the European Commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EU-parliament-committee-votes-for-5-5-percent-cap-on-first-generation-biofuels-in-transport-fuel_53608.html
July 9, 2013
Oxford Catalysts Group (OCG; Abingdon, UK), a technology innovator for smaller-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), has been selected as the Fischer-Tropsch technology provider for the design...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/UK-firm-to-provide-BTL-technology-for-DOD-sponsored-biofuel-project_53454.html
July 8, 2013
The Vivergo bioethanol plant at Hull was officially opened today by Vince Cable, UK secretary of state for business, innovation, and skills, BP has announced. The new plant, a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-DuPont-JV-inaugurates-UKs-largest-bioethanol-unit_53420.html
July 8, 2013
Sofiprotéol (Paris), a biodiesel producer, has announced plans for the reorganization of its biodiesel production activities in France. The plans are "designed to improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biodiesel-producer-Sofiproteol-launches-reorganization-to-close-two-plants_53424.html
July 4, 2013
A Swedish-Brazilian consortium has formed Polynol, a three-year initiative resulting from a pilot project in 2012 to build knowledge and business opportunities surrounding the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Consortium-to-develop-wood-based-biorefinery-process_53393.html
July 4, 2013
Researchers from the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT; Laskut) have found that a biomass- to-liquid (BtL) process using lignocellulosic biomass can be used in the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Finnish-researchers-discover-gasification-process-to-produce-biofuels-from-forest-residues_53392.html
July 4, 2013
The Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013 has been introduced in the United States. The new legislation reduces taxes for US producers of renewable chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/US-renewable-chemical-production-tax-credit-introduced-by-new-legislation_53387.html
July 4, 2013
An element of the European Commission's previously reported proposal to reduce the environmental impact of biofuels could ultimately cause higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Oleochemical-industry-urges-EU-against-animal-fats-double-counting-as-renewable-content-in-transport-fuels_53362.html
July 2, 2013
The Department of Energy (DOE; Washington, DC) announced 4 R&D projects to bring next-generation biofuels to market faster and drive down the cost of producing fuels from biomass....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/US-Energy-Department-announces-funding-for-4-projects-to-speed-development-of-biofuels_53336.html
July 2, 2013
Algae.Tec (Perth, Australia), a biofuels producer, has signed an agreement with power company Macquarie Generation (Lambton, Australia) to site a production facility next to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Australias-Algae-Tec-signs-contract-with-Macquarie-Generation-to-build-carbon-capture-biodiesel-plant_53329.html
June 28, 2013
Diamond Green Diesel, a production joint venture between energy firm Valero (San Antonio, TX) and animal by-product recycler Darling International (Irving, TX) has reached mechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Diamond-Green-Diesel-starts-up-Louisiana-biorefinery_53197.html
June 27, 2013
Energy company Abengoa (Seville, Spain), has inaugurated a waste-to-biofuels (W2B) demonstration plant, the company has announced. The plant has capacity to treat 25,000 m.t./year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Abengoa-inaugurates-waste-to-biofuel-pilot-plant-in-Spain_53172.html
June 26, 2013
Researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the department of systems biology at Harvard Medical School have discovered a way to use...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Harvard-researchers-use-engineered-bacteria-to-produce-high-octane-biofuel-precursors_53137.html
June 20, 2013
Verdezyne (Carlbad, CA) has entered into a collaboration with Biotechnology Corp. (Kuala Lumpur), a biobased industry development agency, as part of Verdezyne's assessment of Malaysia...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Verdezyne-assesses-Malaysia-as-location-of-first-biochemical-facility-in-AsiaPacific_52965.html
June 20, 2013
Airbus, Air France, Safran (Paris), and Total have launched a program, Joining our Energies—Biofuel Initiative France, to further the R&D of sustainable biofuels for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Leading-French-companies-partner-in-R-and-D-to-speed-development-of-biosourced-jet-fuel_52958.html
June 20, 2013
LanzaTech (Roselle, IL) a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, and Siemens Metals Technologies (Linz, Austria) have signed a 10-year cooperation agreement to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/LanzaTech-and-Siemens-sign-10-year-agreement-to-convert-off-gases-into-bioethanol_52915.html
June 19, 2013
Mascoma's (Waltham, MA) bioengineered yeast has been favorably reviewed by the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, supporting the yeast's use as a processing aid in the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/FDA-supports-use-of-Mascomas-bioengineered-yeast-as-animal-feed-processing-aid_52907.html
June 13, 2013
Alcoholes del Uruguay (ALUR; Montevideo) inaugurated on 12 June its second biodiesel production facility, the company has announced. The plant, at Capurro, Uruguay, has annual capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Uruguays-ALUR-inaugurates-second-biodiesel-facility_52809.html
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