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May 21, 2009
The plant will initially produce 10 million gallons/year of ethanol and mixed alcohols using feedstock wood and wood waste generated by nearby forest operations....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Amec-Wins-Cellulosic-Biorefinery-Contract_19043.html
May 14, 2009
Novozymes is expanding its R&D facility at Davis, CA by 25,000 sq ft, the company says. The new space will be used primarily for research into cellulosic ethanol enzymes, though it...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Novozymes-Expands-California-R-and-D-Facility_18933.html
May 12, 2009
U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu has disclosed that the U.S. DOE plans to stop funding R&D on fuel cell vehicles. “We are moving away from funding vehicular hydrogen fuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/U-S-DOE-to-Withdraw-Fuel-Cell-R-and-D-Restart-Funding-for-FutureGen-Project_18880.html
May 11, 2009
Feedstocks for the unit will include woody green waste such as yard clippings and biosolids, Rentech says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Rentech-Planning-Biomass-to-Fuels-Plant_18866.html
May 8, 2009
Süd-Chemie and Linde have begun pilot-scale production of biofuel from cereal straw at Süd-Chemie’s Munich research center. The process was jointly developed under...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Sud-Chemie-Linde-Start-Up-Biofuel-Pilot-Plant_18831.html
May 8, 2009
Publicly traded biotech firm OriginOil (Los Angeles, CA) says it is commercializing a “breakthrough” technology for generating algae from biofuel. The process uses...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/U-S-Firm-Begins-Commercializing-Process-for-Algae-to-Oil_18773.html
May 8, 2009
Süd-Chemie and Linde have started up a pilot plant for a process jointly developed by the two firms to manufacture biofuels from cereal straw and other cellulosic biomass. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Sud-Chemie-and-Linde-Start-Straw-to-Biofuels-Pilot-Plant_18748.html
May 5, 2009
Peak oil is not a new idea, though it has generally been the domain of guys like this. Nothing against Kunstler – his ideas are worth consideration – but he probably wouldn’t be my go-to-guy for sober-minded analysis. But now peak oil has popped up in a rather unlikely place: the bland pages of financial analyst reports....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Peak-Oil-Goes-Mainstream_18702.html
May 1, 2009
Evonik has started up operations at its 60,000-m.t./year sodium methylate unit at Mobile, AL. Sodium methylate is a catalyst used to manufacture biodiesel produced from sources such as...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Evonik-Starts-Up-Operations-at-U-S-Biodiesel-Catalyst-Plant_18623.html
May 1, 2009
Total has made an unspecified investment in biofuel firm Gevo (Englewood, CO), Gevo says. Gevo is developing technology aimed at converting agricultural waste into hydrocarbons such as...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Total-Invests-in-Biofuel-Firm_18626.html
April 28, 2009
Evonik has started operations at its 60,000 m.t./year sodium methylate unit at Mobile, AL. Sodium methylate is a catalyst used in the manufacture of biodiesel produced from sources...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Evonik-Starts-Operations-at-Sodium-Methylate-Unit-In-Mobile_18554.html
April 22, 2009
Linde says it will start building a demonstration plant from the middle of this year at Leuna, Germany that will produce hydrogen from glycerine. The plant is due to come on stream in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Linde-to-Pilot-Process-for-Making-Hydrogen-from-Glycerine_18389.html
April 20, 2009
Technology for generating fuel from waste will create 6 million jobs and RMB 32 billion ($4.7 billion)/year in income for China in 2020, according to a report written jointly by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Waste-to-Fuel-Industry-Set-to-Create-6-Million-Jobs-in-China_18349.html
April 10, 2009
Food and industrial starch supplier Penford (Centennial, CO) posted a net loss of $22.2 million, including charges, for the second quarter ended February 28, and says it will seek...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Penford-Posts-Loss-Eyes-Alternatives-for-Australian-Operation_18247.html
April 10, 2009
The race to develop and mass produce a powerful, cost-efficient lithium ion (Li-ion) battery for hybrid and electric vehicles is heating up. Two separate consortia of industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Lithium-Battery-Development-Efforts-Ramp-Up_18178.html
April 9, 2009
Ineos ChlorVinyls, a division of Ineos, says it has secured the necessary funding and regulatory permissions to begin the construction of a combined heat and power (CHP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Ineos-Presses-Ahead-with-Plans-for-Energy-from-Waste-Plant-in-U-K-_18139.html
April 6, 2009
The success of technologies for next generation biofuels, which will use non-food crop biomass as feedstock, will depend heavily upon national regulations for biofuels and feedstock...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Second-Generation-Biofuels-Dependent-on-National-Policies-and-Feedstock-Availability_18066.html
March 24, 2009
The 55-45 joint venture will offer technology and equipment for the conversion of biomass into pyrolysis oil for power generation, heating fuel, and conversion into transportation fuels....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Honeywell-Ensyn-Launch-Bio-based-Transportation-Fuel-Joint-Venture_17829.html
March 24, 2009
The company says it will now invest $160-$200 million to build the plant, up from $80-$100 million when first announced in July of last year....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Novozymes-Doubles-Enzymes-Investment-in-Nebraska_17828.html
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