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March 17, 2015
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Raízen (São Paulo) have signed a multiyear collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Raizen-Ceres-agree-to-scale-up-ethanol-production-from-sweet-sorghum_68632.html
March 3, 2015
Industrial biotechnology firm BioAmber today announced that it has initiated commissioning activities for its 30,000 m.t./year biobased succinic acid plant at Sarnia, Ontario....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BioAmber-begins-commissioning-biobased-succinic-acid-plant-at-Sarnia_68270.html
March 3, 2015
Total's New Energies division has made an unspecified investment in cellulosic sugar firm Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA), and the two companies have signed a joint development...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Total-invests-in-cellulosic-sugar-firm-Renmatix_68245.html
February 24, 2015
Astomos Energy (Tokyo) will buy up to 800,000 m.t. of shale-derived liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Targa Resources (Houston) spread over three years from the second half...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Japanese-firm-to-buy-800000-m-t-of-LPG-from-Targa-over-2017-20_68032.html
February 18, 2015
CropEnergies (Mannheim, Germany) has temporarily paused production at its Ensus (Wilton, UK) bioethanol subsidiary. The production facility was taken offline a few days ago for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/CropEnergies-pauses-bioethanol-production-at-UK-site-citing-low-prices-euro-weakness_67857.html
February 17, 2015
Wison Engineering Services (Hong Kong) has handed over a 300,000-m.t./year methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plant to Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals (Yangmei Hengtong; Tancheng, China)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/coal_to_liquids/Wison-hands-over-new-MTO-plant-to-Chinese-firm_67819.html
February 3, 2015
Biologists at Indiana University (IU; Bloomington) believe they have found a faster, cheaper, and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen (N2) gas, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/US-researchers-find-potentially-faster-cheaper-way-to-produce-cellulosic-bioethanol_67441.html
January 30, 2015
Greenergy (London) has acquired Harvest Biofuels' (London) biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands in the Teesside region of the United Kingdom. The acquisition of Harvest's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Greenenergy-acquires-biodiesel-manufacturing-facility-in-UK_67362.html
January 30, 2015
Woodside Energy Holdings (Perth, Australia) has gained approval to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada, the National Energy Board (NEB; Calgary, AB) says. The 25-year export...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Woodside-gains-approval-to-export-LNG-from-Canada_67352.html
January 29, 2015
Mitsui & Co. has signed two time-charter contracts for liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships slated for the Cameron LNG export project in Louisiana, the company announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Mitsui-secures-two-more-ships-for-US-LNG-export-project_67292.html
January 27, 2015
Matrica (Novara, Italy), a 50-50 joint venture between Novamont (Novara) and Versalis (Milan), has signed an agreement with  Coldiretti (Roma) and Consorzi Agrari d’Italia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Matrica-signs-agroindustrial-supply-chain-agreement_67238.html
January 21, 2015
Chevron says that it will sell 4.2 million m.t. of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to SK LNG Trading (Seoul) over five years starting in 2017. Chevron says its Australian subsidiaries...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Chevron-to-sell-4-2-million-m-t-of-LNG-to-Korean-trader-over-five-years_67026.html
January 13, 2015
Petrobras has signed a deal to provide technical assistance to fish farmers operating in the Castanhão dam, in Brazil, as the company accelerates its efforts to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Petrobras-steps-up-efforts-to-produce-biofuels-from-fish-innards_66790.html
January 12, 2015
UPM's (Helsinki) biorefinery at Lappeenranta, Finland, has commenced commercially producing wood-based renewable diesel. The biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/UPM-starts-commercial-production-of-wood-based-biodiesel-at-site-in-Finland_66740.html
January 12, 2015
AMEC Foster Wheeler has signed an agreement with D’Arcinoff Group (Washington) to provide engineering and technical services for an integrated, 30,000-bbl/day synthesis...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/AMEC-Foster-Wheeler-awarded-syngas-to-liquids-project-in-the-US_66739.html
January 8, 2015
Praj Industries (Pune, India) says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by Kakira Sugars (Kakira, Uganda) to supply an ethanol production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Praj-Industries-to-build-ethanol-plant-for-sugar-company-in-Uganda_66645.html
December 30, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) says it has completed the acquisition of biodiesel producer Petrotec (Borken, Germany). An REG subsidiary, REG European Holdings, purchased a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/REG-completes-acquisition-of-Germany-based-biodiesel-firm_66496.html
December 16, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) has completed upgrades to the company's biorefinery at Newton, IA, which allows the plant to produce an even higher-purity biomass-based diesel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/REG-upgrades-Iowa-biorefinery_66206.html
December 12, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA), via a wholly owned subsidiary, will acquire IC Green Energy's (ICG; Tel Aviv) majority stake in biodiesel producer Petrotec (Borken, Germany)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/REG-to-acquire-majority-of-biodiesel-producer-in-Germany_66152.html
December 3, 2014
Arizona Chemical (Jacksonville, FL) is mulling a sale that could place the company's enterprise value at more than $1.50 billion, according to a Reuters report. The company's owner...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Report-Arizona-Chemical-sale-could-value-company-above-$1-5-billion_65800.html
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