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July 11, 2013
Sundrop Fuels (Louisville, CO) says it has engaged IHI E&C International Corp. (Houston), a subsidiary of IHI Corp. (Tokyo), as contractor of choice for Sundrop's inaugural...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Sundrop-Fuels-selects-IHI-E-and-C-as-contractor-for-biomass-to-gasoline-facility_53518.html
July 10, 2013
ENI (Rome) has announced plans to spend €700 million ($896.6 million) to reconfigure its Gela, Italy, refinery, to transform it from a loss-maker into a profitable facility and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/ENI-invests-&euro700-million-to-restructure-Gela-refinery_53475.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/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/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/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/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/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/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/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/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/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Finnish-researchers-discover-gasification-process-to-produce-biofuels-from-forest-residues_53392.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/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Oleochemical-industry-urges-EU-against-animal-fats-double-counting-as-renewable-content-in-transport-fuels_53362.html
July 3, 2013
BASF, Cargill and Novozymes today announced the successful production of biobased acrylic acid at pilot scale. The production run is an important milestone in a joint development...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BASF-Novozymes-and-Cargill-announce-biobased-acrylic-acid-milestone_53367.html
July 3, 2013
Brazil produced more than 1.15 billion liters of biodiesel in the 5 months to May 2013, according to figures released yesterday by Abiove (São Paolo), the country's association...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Brazil-biodiesel-output-up-41-percent-in-April_53359.html
July 2, 2013
Biobased succinic acid firm Myriant (Quincy, MA) announced today that Stephen Gatto has resigned as CEO but will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. Cenan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Myriant-CEO-steps-down_53347.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/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/US-Energy-Department-announces-funding-for-4-projects-to-speed-development-of-biofuels_53336.html
July 2, 2013
Algae.Tec (Perth, Australia), a biofuels producer, has signed an agreement with power company Macquarie Generation (Lambton, Australia) to site a production facility next to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Australias-Algae-Tec-signs-contract-with-Macquarie-Generation-to-build-carbon-capture-biodiesel-plant_53329.html
June 28, 2013
Diamond Green Diesel, a production joint venture between energy firm Valero (San Antonio, TX) and animal by-product recycler Darling International (Irving, TX) has reached mechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Diamond-Green-Diesel-starts-up-Louisiana-biorefinery_53197.html
June 27, 2013
Energy company Abengoa (Seville, Spain), has inaugurated a waste-to-biofuels (W2B) demonstration plant, the company has announced. The plant has capacity to treat 25,000 m.t./year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Abengoa-inaugurates-waste-to-biofuel-pilot-plant-in-Spain_53172.html
June 26, 2013
Researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the department of systems biology at Harvard Medical School have discovered a way to use...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Harvard-researchers-use-engineered-bacteria-to-produce-high-octane-biofuel-precursors_53137.html
June 21, 2013
Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company Enerkem (Montreal) says it has closed a C$50 million (US$48 million) financing, which brings total equity investment raised by Enerkem in 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Enerkem-closes-$50-million-funding-round_53010.html
June 20, 2013
Momentum in industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects are commissioned and biobased processes become part of strategic plans at large chemical companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/BIO-2013-Industrial-biotech-continues-to-build-critical-mass_52990.html
June 20, 2013
The European Parliament's environment committee today voted in favor of setting mandatory targets to boost the use of second-generation biofuels, the parliament says. Second-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/European-Parliament-votes-for-mandatory-targets-to-boost-second-generation-biofuels_52963.html
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