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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
March 23, 2009
Stagnating" demand for lithium in 2009 is also likely to put downward pressure on lithium carbonate prices and competition between producers could increase....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Downturn-Curbs-Lithium-Demand-Growth-Report-Says_17803.html
March 22, 2009
Royal Dutch Shell says it has expanded its existing biofuel development deal with Codexis (Redwood City, CA), in which Shell is an investor. Under the agreement, Codexis will work with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Shell-Codexis-Expand-Biofuel-Pact_17737.html
March 20, 2009
DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, a 50-50 biofuels joint venture between DuPont and food ingredients firm Danisco, is on track to begin manufacturing cellulosic ethanol at its pilot...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DuPont-Danisco-to-Start-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Pilot-Plant-by-2010_17720.html
March 17, 2009
The chemical industry’s shift toward renewable feedstocks is accelerating, despite the relatively low price of crude oil, according to a recent report by analysts Frost &...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Adoption-of-Bio-feedstocks-Accelerates_17667.html
March 16, 2009
The North American market for liquid biofuels will be worth $34.3 billion in 2013, down from $37.1 billion in 2008, according to the findings of a study by BCC Research...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Value-of-North-American-Biofuels-Market-Set-to-Fall_17640.html
March 13, 2009
The work could also reduce the time needed to recharge electric vehicle (EV) batteries - considered a potential roadblock to EV adoption....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/New-Technology-Could-Enable-Batteries-that-Charge-in-Seconds_17637.html
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