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May 3, 2013
The EU antidumping investigation into biodiesel imports from Indonesia could provoke a complaint by Indonesia to the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva), according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Indonesia-may-complain-to-WTO-over-EU-biodiesel-antidumping-investigation_51754.html
May 1, 2013
Five researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Washington) and a scientist from the Weizmann Institute of Israel (Rehovot, Israel) say they have discovered two...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/New-enzyme-research-could-result-in-less-expensive-biofuels-production_51633.html
April 30, 2013
Biobased farnesene producer Amyris (Emeryville, CA) reported a net loss of $32.3 million for its fiscal first-quarter ended 31 March compared with a net loss of $94.9 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Amyris-sales-slide-73-percent-on-shelving-of-biofuels_51616.html
April 30, 2013
Canergy, an advanced biofuels company based in Brawley, CA, says it has chosen Beta Renewables's Proesa process technology for an Imperial Valley, CA, cellulosic biofuels facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Canergy-chooses-Proesa-process-technology-for-California-biofuels-plant_51614.html
April 29, 2013
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME; Chicago) has launched nine new futures contracts for Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN), the group has announced. The new RINs contracts...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Chicago-Mercantile-Exchange-to-launch-9-new-biofuel-futures-contracts_51550.html
April 26, 2013
Williams Partners (Tulsa, OK) is partnering with Shell in a midstream joint venture that will provide services for gathering and processing gas extracted from the Marcellus and Utica...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Williams-Shell-plan-midstream-JV-for-northwest-Pennsylvania_51463.html
April 26, 2013
Several factors in recent years have shifted the lower linear alpha olefin (LAO) market dynamics....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Feedstock-demand-shifts-transform-LAO-dynamics_51461.html
April 25, 2013
The first flight in China powered by a newly developed biofuel was conducted successfully, says Sinopec. The biofuel, made from palm oil and recycled cooking oil, was used by an Airbus...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Successful-test-flight-powered-by-Sinopec-biofuel_51447.html
April 25, 2013
Researchers from the University of Exeter,UK, have developed a method to produce biodiesel from E. coli bacteria, the university announced. The technology, which is still being...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/UK-researchers-develop-technology-to-produce-biodiesel-using-bacteria_51438.html
April 19, 2013
TMO Renewables (Guildford, UK) and sugar producer Usina Santa Maria (Medeiros Neto, Brazil) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/UK-Brazil-JV-to-produce-bioethanol-from-bagasse_51305.html
April 19, 2013
Air Liquide has signed an agreement with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA; Paris), to develop a second-generation biofuel production unit in France...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Air-Liquide-signs-contract-to-develop-second-generation-biofuel-plant-in-France_51304.html
April 15, 2013
Renewable fuel and chemical firm Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has partnered with two prominent, but unnamed, Asian companies for the development of biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Cobalt-signs-biobased-butadiene-development-deal_51178.html
April 5, 2013
Ensus (Yarm, UK) has temporarily closed its Wilton, UK, bioethanol production facility, the company has announced. The closure of the site, which has production capacity for 400...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Ensus-idles-UK-bioethanol-plant-until-market-conditions-improve_50965.html
April 4, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) has started using tall-oil pitch as a feedstock for refining into automotive-grade biofuel, the company announced today. It had not been possible until now...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Neste-uses-tall-oil-pitch-to-manufacture-biofuel_50944.html
April 4, 2013
Abengoa (Seville, Spain) has started production at a waste-to-bioethanol pilot plant at Salamanca, Spain, the company announced. The plant has the capacity to process 25,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Abengoa-starts-production-at-pilot-waste-to-biofuel-plant-in-Spain_50942.html
April 2, 2013
Ukraine plans to increase its bioethanol production capabilities to 360,000 m.t./year in 2013–14 mainly by converting distilleries, according to an announcement by the Ministry...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Ukraine-plans-to-transform-distilleries-into-bioethanol-plants_50887.html
April 2, 2013
DuPont and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced a new federal-private collaboration to safeguard natural resources on private lands used to grow corn stover for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DuPont-USDA-to-promote-sustainable-energy-crop-harvesting-practices_50891.html
March 21, 2013
Tonon Bioenergia, a Brazilian agro-industrial group with growing investments in the sugarcane industry, has signed a contract to acquire the Paraiso Bioenergia sugarcane mill that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Paraiso-Bioenergia-sugarcane-mill-bought-by-Tonon-Group_50689.html
March 19, 2013
DSM has acquired SolarExcel (Venray, Netherlands) and the company will be integrated into DSM Advanced Surfaces, part of the DSM Innovation Center, DSM announced today. DSM Advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DSM-acquires-light-trapping-technology-firm_50623.html
February 28, 2013
Synthetic fuel and fertilizer company Rentech (Los Angeles) says it will shutter its Commerce City, CO, product demonstration unit and eliminate all related R&D activities in order...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Rentech-shutters-R-and-D-facility-citing-weak-outlook-for-alternative-energy-in-US_50117.html
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