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August 27, 2013
Cool Planet (Denver) will locate its first renewable gasoline refinery, with a capacity of 10 million gal/year, at Alexandria, LA, the company has announced. The biorefinery will serve...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Cool-Planet-to-build-its-first-gasoline-biorefinery-in-Louisiana_54759.html
August 23, 2013
Optinol (San Francisco) has achieved energy-cost parity feasibility with bioethanol for the production of biobased butanol from a wide variety of sugars, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Optinol-develops-butanol-at-cost-parity-with-bioethanol_54712.html
August 22, 2013
PT Energi Agro Nusantara (Surabaya, Indonesia), a subsidiary of PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN X; Surabaya) has started construction of Indonesia's first bioethanol plant at Mojokerto...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Indonesia-starts-construction-of-first-bioethanol-facility_54634.html
August 19, 2013
An international collaboration of plant scientists from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB; Ghent, Belgium), Ghent University, the University of Dundee (Dundee, UK), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Researchers-discover-enzyme-potentially-able-to-yield-better-plants-for-biofuel-production_54552.html
August 16, 2013
Edeniq (Visalia, CA) and Pacific Ag (Hermiston, OR) have entered into a five-year exclusive collaboration agreement to assist existing corn-based ethanol production facilities to add...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Edeniq-Pacific-Ag-to-collaborate-on-integrating-cellulosic-ethanol-production-into-corn-based-facilities_54524.html
August 15, 2013
Midwest AgEnergy Group (Spiritwood, ND) has broken ground at the site where the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy biorefinery is to be built, the company has announced. The biorefinery will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Midwest-AgEnergy-breaks-ground-on-$155-million-North-Dakota-ethanol-biorefinery_54508.html
August 14, 2013
LanzaTech (Chicago), a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, announced today that it has partnered with the Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy, a joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/LanzaTech-partners-with-Indian-Oil-for-acetate-to-lipids-pathway_54482.html
August 8, 2013
The US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Washington) is working with Ecopetrol (Bogotá) to develop ways to process the residue from sugar cane and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Ecopetrol-seeks-NREL-expertise-in-developing-bagasse-to-ethanol-process_54323.html
August 7, 2013
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) says it has completed the purchase of a 30-million gal/year biodiesel plant at Mason City, IA. REG acquired the biorefinery for $11 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/REG-completes-acquisition-of-biodiesel-plant-restart-scheduled-for-year-end_54283.html
August 7, 2013
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington) finalized the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that form part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/US-EPA-finalizes-2013-renewable-fuel-standard-decision-welcomed-by-industry-bodies_54285.html
August 2, 2013
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $22 million in new investments to help develop cost-competitive algae-fuels and streamline the biomass feedstock supply chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/US-DOE-to-invest-$22-million-in-algal-and-biomass-biofuel-development-projects_54193.html
July 26, 2013
Researchers from the US Department of Energy (DoE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI; Berkeley, CA) have engineered the Ralstonia eutropha bacterium to produce fatty acid-derived, diesel-range methyl ketones, JBEI announced. Methyl ketones are naturally occurring aliphatic compounds used in fragrances and flavorings. The researchers at JBEI have shown that  methyl ketones also have high diesel fuel ratings, making them strong candidates as advanced biofuels....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/US-researchers-engineer-bacterium-to-produce-biodiesel_53932.html
July 24, 2013
John Swire & Sons (London), a diversified corporation has acquired, via its subsidiary Green Investments, Argent Energy (Motherwell, UK), a biodiesel producer, Argent announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Swire-acquires-biodiesel-producer-Argent-Energy_53849.html
July 19, 2013
Stora Enso (Helsinki), a forestry products company, has decided to invest €32 million ($42 million) in the construction of a biorefinery at Sunila Mill, in Finland, which will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Stora-Enso-invests-&euro32-million-in-lignin-biorefinery_53774.html
July 19, 2013
An interdisciplinary team of Colorado State University (CSU; Fort Collins) researchers has received a $2-million National Science Foundation (Arlington, VA) grant to research new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/CSU-researchers-get-$2-million-grant-to-research-use-of-cyanobacteria-in-biofuel-production_53763.html
July 16, 2013
Chemtex International (Wilmington, NC) and Murphy Brown LLC (Warsaw, NC) announced on 15 July that they have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of purpose-grown energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Chemtex-secures-energy-crops-for-North-Carolina-cellulosic-biofuels-project_53687.html
July 16, 2013
Sapphire Energy (San Diego), an algae-based fuels producer; and Linde Group will expand their partnership to commercialize industrial-scale conversion technology needed to upgrade...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Sapphire-Energy-and-Linde-expand-partnership-to-commercialize-algae-to-fuel-technology_53672.html
July 16, 2013
Galp Energia (Lisbon) has inaugurated Enerfuel, Portugal's first biorefinery operating on food waste and used cooking oil. The plant is located at the Sines Industrial and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Galp-Energia-opens-Portugals-first-food-waste-biorefinery_53668.html
July 15, 2013
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, KS) has agreed to acquire Platinum Ethanol's Arthur, IA, bioethanol plant. The purchase price is not being disclosed. The transaction is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Flint-Hills-acquires-110-million-galyear-bioethanol-plant-in-Iowa_53640.html
July 15, 2013
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL; Lausanne, Switzerland) and Technion (Kesalsaba, Israel) researchers have identified nanostructures able to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Researchers-identify-nanostructures-for-producing-hydrogen-via-solar-power_53638.html
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