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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
July 12, 2013
The European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) adopted an opinion in a vote on 11 July, approving the European Commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EU-parliament-committee-votes-for-5-5-percent-cap-on-first-generation-biofuels-in-transport-fuel_53608.html
July 9, 2013
Oxford Catalysts Group (OCG; Abingdon, UK), a technology innovator for smaller-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), has been selected as the Fischer-Tropsch technology provider for the design...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/UK-firm-to-provide-BTL-technology-for-DOD-sponsored-biofuel-project_53454.html
July 8, 2013
The Vivergo bioethanol plant at Hull was officially opened today by Vince Cable, UK secretary of state for business, innovation, and skills, BP has announced. The new plant, a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/BP-DuPont-JV-inaugurates-UKs-largest-bioethanol-unit_53420.html
July 8, 2013
Sofiprotéol (Paris), a biodiesel producer, has announced plans for the reorganization of its biodiesel production activities in France. The plans are "designed to improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Biodiesel-producer-Sofiproteol-launches-reorganization-to-close-two-plants_53424.html
July 4, 2013
A Swedish-Brazilian consortium has formed Polynol, a three-year initiative resulting from a pilot project in 2012 to build knowledge and business opportunities surrounding the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Consortium-to-develop-wood-based-biorefinery-process_53393.html
July 4, 2013
Researchers from the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT; Laskut) have found that a biomass- to-liquid (BtL) process using lignocellulosic biomass can be used in the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Finnish-researchers-discover-gasification-process-to-produce-biofuels-from-forest-residues_53392.html
July 4, 2013
The Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013 has been introduced in the United States. The new legislation reduces taxes for US producers of renewable chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/US-renewable-chemical-production-tax-credit-introduced-by-new-legislation_53387.html
July 4, 2013
An element of the European Commission's previously reported proposal to reduce the environmental impact of biofuels could ultimately cause higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Oleochemical-industry-urges-EU-against-animal-fats-double-counting-as-renewable-content-in-transport-fuels_53362.html
July 2, 2013
The Department of Energy (DOE; Washington, DC) announced 4 R&D projects to bring next-generation biofuels to market faster and drive down the cost of producing fuels from biomass....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/US-Energy-Department-announces-funding-for-4-projects-to-speed-development-of-biofuels_53336.html
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