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January 24, 2014
Iogen (Ottawa) says it has developed and patented a method to make drop-in cellulosic biofuels from biogas using existing refinery assets and production operations. The company is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Iogen-patents-process-for-cellulosic-biofuel-from-biogas_58298.html
January 24, 2014
Verbio (Leipzig, Germany), a biofuel producer, has launched a straw-to-biomethane project at Schwedt, Germany that is due to start operating in the second half of 2014, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/German-biofuel-producer-launches-EU-funded-straw-to-biomethane-project_58295.html
January 23, 2014
Algae.Tec (Perth, Australia) has received a A$1.5-million ($1.33 million) investment from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd. (RIIHL), a subsidiary of Reliance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Reliance-invests-in-Australia-based-biofuels-firm_58216.html
January 21, 2014
Boeing, Etihad Airways, Takreer (Abu Dhabi), Total, and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Masdar City, Abu Dhabi) will collaborate on an initiative to support a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Boeing-joins-team-to-grow-biofuel-supply-chain-in-UAE_58146.html
January 16, 2014
Boeing is working with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA; Washington) and other stakeholders to gain approval for aircraft to fly on so-called green or renewable diesel that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Boeing-proposes-blending-of-green-diesel-with-jet-fuel_58021.html
January 16, 2014
Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA), University of California, hope to engineer a new enzyme that efficiently converts methane to liquid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/US-scientists-research-enzyme-to-convert-methane-to-transportation-fuel_58022.html
December 19, 2013
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA), and Syntroleum Corp. (Tulsa, OK), have entered into an asset-purchase agreement pursuant to which REG would acquire substantially all of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biodiesel-producer-REG-to-acquire-renewable-fuel-firm_57482.html
December 18, 2013
Cargill has announced that it will invest €60 million ($83 million) in an ethanol plant, to be located at Barby, near Dessau, in eastern Germany. The product will be used for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Cargill-to-invest-$83-million-in-ethanol-plant-eastern-Germany_57474.html
December 17, 2013
China New Energy (CNE; Guangzhou), an AIM-quoted engineering and technology services provider to the bioenergy sector,  has entered into a contract with New Tian Long Alcohol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Engineering-firm-awarded-contract-for-second-generation-biorefinery-in-China_57445.html
December 13, 2013
EU energy ministers, meeting in Brussels, have failed to agree to a compromise on a European Commission proposal to restrict the use of first-generation biofuels, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EU-energy-ministers-fail-to-agree-on-limit-to-use-of-first-generation-biofuels_57391.html
December 13, 2013
Simadan Holding (Amsterdam) will invest €65 million ($89.5 million) to build a second-generation biodiesel plant at Amsterdam, the company announced today. The waste-to-fuel plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Dutch-company-to-invest-&euro65-million-for-second-generation-biodiesel-project_57394.html
December 13, 2013
The European Investment Bank (EIB; Luxembourg) is to lend €65 million ($89.5 million) to support R&D projects in production technology for second-generation biofuel at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biochemtex-receives-$90-million-loan-for-R-and-D-on-second-generation-bioethanol_57386.html
December 12, 2013
DSM, together with DONG Energy (Fredericia, Denmark), has demonstrated the combined fermentation of C6 and C5 sugars from wheat straw on an industrial scale, DSM announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DSM-proves-straw-based-bioethanol-production_57307.html
December 6, 2013
The European Council says it has agreed on a proposal aimed at a minimum infrastructure for alternative fuels across the European Union, to be in place by 2030. The council believes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/European-Council-sets-out-approach-to-minimum-infrastructure-for-alternative-fuels-across-EU_57174.html
December 5, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Total have formed Total Amyris BioSolutions, a 50-50 joint venture that holds exclusive rights and a license under Amyris's intellectual property to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Amyris-and-Total-form-jv-to-produce-and-market-renewable-diesel-and-jet-fuel_57105.html
December 3, 2013
Enerkem (Montreal) announced today that it has begun commissioning front-end systems at its Alberta municipal solid waste (MSW)-to-methanol facility at Edmonton, Canada. When fully...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Enerkem-begins-commissioning-trash-to-methanol-unit_57053.html
December 3, 2013
Argentina will raise the blend rate for biodiesel from 8% to 10%, effective next year, the Ministry of Agriculture (Buenos Aires) has announced. The blend rate will increase from 8% to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Argentina-to-increase-biodiesel-blend-rate-next-year_57044.html
December 2, 2013
Raízen (São Paulo) has broken ground on a cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil, the company has announced. The second-generation ethanol plant is a 50-50 joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Raizen-Iogen-JV-breaks-ground-on-cellulosic-ethanol-facility-in-Brazil_57018.html
November 27, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) says it will be awarded a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's (RSPO) Renewable Energy Directive (RED)-Supply Chain certificate under the RSPO's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Neste-Oil-awarded-the-worlds-first-RSPO-RED-certificate-for-biodiesel_56979.html
November 19, 2013
EPA’s 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposed lowering the amount of biofuels refiners are mandated to blend into fuels for the first time in the federal program’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EPA-issues-proposed-renewable-fuel-standards-for-2014_56755.html
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