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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
November 19, 2013
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL; Albuquerque, NM) will use their expertise in protein expression, enzyme engineering, and high-throughput assays as part  of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/US-researchers-seek-to-develop-biocatalyst-technologies-to-convert-methane-to-butanol_56776.html
November 15, 2013
Boeing and GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes (São Paulo) say they will work together to speed the research, development, and approval of new sources of sustainable aviation biofuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Boeing-and-airline-GOL-partner-to-speed-R-and-D-approval-of-new-sources-for-aviation-biofuel-in-Brazil_56725.html
November 13, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) has committed to a Dutch initiative aimed at deploying sustainable biofuels in the aviation sector, the company announced today. Signatories of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Neste-Oil-partners-with-Dutch-consortium-to-explore-opportunities-for-aviation-biofuels_56668.html
October 24, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (São Paolo)—the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America—announced the signing of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Amyris-signs-agreement-to-supply-Brazilian-low-cost-airline-with-renewable-jet-fuel_56142.html
October 23, 2013
Syngenta (Basel, Switzerland) has signed a commercial agreement with Arkalon Ethanol (Liberal, KS)  to begin using corn that features its Enogen trait technology, Syngenta...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Syngenta-reaches-commercial-agreement-with-ethanol-producer-to-use-Enogen-corn_56106.html
October 11, 2013
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has filed a lawsuit with the District of Columbia's circuit court, challenging EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/API-files-lawsuit-against-EPAs-2013-Renewable-Fuel-Standard-requirements_55886.html
October 9, 2013
BDI-BioEnergy International (Graz, Austria) signed a deal with Biom d.o.o (Zagreb) for construction of Croatia's first multi-feedstock biodiesel plant, BDi announced. The contract is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BDI-BioEnergy-to-build-Croatias-first-multi-feedstock-biodiesel-plant_55777.html
October 2, 2013
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany) has successfully started the synthesis stage of its Biomass to Liquid Karlsruhe (Bioliq) pilot plant, the institute has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/German-biomass-to-liquids-pilot-plant-reaches-synthesis-stage_55584.html
September 25, 2013
Shell has selected Ascension Parish, LA, as the site for a possible gas-to-liquids facility, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal announced on 24 September. If built, the facility would produce transportation fuels and other products, such as specialty waxes and feedstocks for lubricants, plastics, and detergents....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Shell-selects-Louisiana-site-for-$12-5-billion-GTL-facility_55421.html
September 18, 2013
Evofuel (Rehovot, Israel) has completed three years of successful field trials in Brazil for the development of castor beans as an alternative feedstock for production of biodiesel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Israeli-firm-completes-trial-of-castor-beans-in-Brazil-for-biofuel-production_55235.html
September 18, 2013
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has closed the second round of a D-round financing, the company has announced. After closing on more than $29.9 million in June, Cool...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Cool-Planet-reaches-second-closing-of-D-round-financing_55231.html
September 12, 2013
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO; Delft), an independent research organization; and Algae for Food and Fuel, a cultivator, will build a mobile algae...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Dutch-partners-to-build-mobile-algae-biorefinery_55120.html
September 10, 2013
The Port of Frederikshavn (Frederikshavn, Denmark) and Steeper Energy (Calgary, AB), along with Aalborg University (Aalborg, Denmark) have entered into a partnership to establish the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Consortium-to-build-first-biorefinery-for-marine-fuel-in-Denmark_55075.html
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