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July 7, 2008
A group of scientists at Texas A&M (College Station, TX) have developed an economically viable process to produce cellulase—the enzyme used to breakdown biomass for biofuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Producing-Biomass-Enzymes-in-Crops_12861.html
June 27, 2008
Ethanol producer Greenfield Ethanol (Toronto) and biofuels technology company Enerkem (Montréal) have selected Edmonton to build a previously announced facility to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/GreenField-Ethanol-and-Enerkem-Select-Edmonton-for-Waste-to-Biofuels_12701.html
June 17, 2008
The European Commission says the European Union (EU) is in “pole position” to develop fuel cells powered by hydrogen after recently creating a public-private joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/-Claims-Pole-Position-on-Hydrogen-Fuel-Cells_12453.html
June 11, 2008
Global Energy Trading Company (Getco; Fort Lauderdale, FL) says it has begun buying up “large tracts of land in Colombia and Peru” on which to grow jatropha, a weed-like...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Plans-Underway-for-First-Commercial-Oil-Crop-from-Jatropha_12375.html
June 6, 2008
The European Commission says the European Union (EU) is in “pole position” to develop fuel cells powered by hydrogen after this week creating a public-private joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EU-Claims-Pole-Position-on-Hydrogen-Fuel-Cells_12342.html
May 23, 2008
Allegro Biodiesel (Los Angeles, CA) has signed a letter of intent to sell its biodiesel venture Vanguard Synfuels, which operates a 12-million gal/year biodiesel plant at Pollock, LA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Allegro-to-Sell-Biodiesel-Plant-Amid-Unfavorable-Economics_12071.html
May 20, 2008
DuPont and Danisco’s Genencor unit have formed a 50-50 joint venture to commercialize low-cost technology for cellulosic ethanol production. The companies say the venture, called...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/DuPont-Genencor-Form-JV-to-Produce-Cellulosic-Ethanol_11968.html
May 20, 2008
Republican Senators have asked EPA to repeal rules that require a five-fold increase in ethanol production during the next 15 years. Rising food prices prompted 24 lawmakers to ask EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EPA-Asked-to-Repeal-Ethanol-Requirements_12004.html
May 14, 2008
Industrial biotech start-up Metabolic Explorer (Clermont-Ferrand, France) this week disclosed that it has successfully produced initial samples of 1,3-propanediol (PDO) generated from...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Metabolic-Explorer-Breaks-New-Ground-with-Bio-Route-to-PDO_11900.html
May 1, 2008
The Linde Group and Waste Management (Houston) have formed a joint venture to build a $15.5-million liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility to convert landfill gas into liquid fuel at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Linde-Forms-Landfill-Gas-to-Fuel-JV_11709.html
April 28, 2008
BioMethanol Chemie Nederland (BioMCN; Delfzijl, the Netherlands) has started up a 20,000-m.t./year pilot facility at Delfzijl that uses by-product glycerin from biodiesel production to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biomethanol-Pilot-Facility-Starts-up_11609.html
April 25, 2008
BP says it will acquire a 50% stake in Tropical BioEnergia, a jv between Santelisa Vale Bioenergia (Sertaozinho, Brazil) and Maeda Group (Goiás, Brazil), for approximately Rs100...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-Takes-50-percent-Stake-in-Brazilian-Biofuels-JV_11569.html
April 25, 2008
Renewable energy technology company Coskata (Warrenville, IL) says it has started construction of a previously announced 40,000-gal/year demonstration facility for the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Coskata-Breaks-Ground-on-Syngas-to-Ethanol-Facility_11565.html
April 21, 2008
Evonik Industries says it will allocate up to €2 billion ($3.2 billion) for energy-related projects through 2010 in its three businesses, chemicals, energy, and real estate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Evonik-Pledges-&euro2-billion-$3-2-billion-for-Energy-Program_11496.html
April 15, 2008
BioMethanol Chemie Nederland (BioMCN; Delfzijl, The Netherlands) says it has successfully started up its 20,000-m.t./year pilot facility, which uses the by-product glycerine from...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BioMCN-Starts-Up-Glycerine-to-Methanol-Pilot_11386.html
April 8, 2008
Biotech firm Verenium (Cambridge, MA) says it has opened a next-generation cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant at Jennings, LA. Unlike standard biofuel technology the new facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Verenium-Starts-Up-Pilot-for-Cellulosic-Ethanol_11302.html
April 1, 2008
Renewable energy technology company Coskata (Warrenville, IL) says it has developed a process to make ethanol from practically any renewable source, including household garbage, plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Coskata-Makes-Ethanol-from-Garbage-and-Used-Tires_11157.html
April 1, 2008
Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have genetically engineered e. coli to produce high-octane biofuels, including isobutanol and other branched-chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Simple-Bugs-Churn-Out-Next-Gen-Biofuels_11158.html
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