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January 20, 2014
Borregaard (Sarpsborg, Norway) has received a pledge for a 12.4-million Norwegian kroner ($2 million) grant from Innovation Norway (Oslo), the former company has announced. The funds...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Borregaard-secures-funding-for-biomass-based-R-and-D_58120.html
January 16, 2014
Zarya Bio (Kiev), a subsidiary of RPE Zarya (Rubezhnoye, Ukraine), a chemical producer, has started construction of a 30,000-m.t./year bioethanol plant at its site at Rubezhnoye, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Ukraine-firm-begins-construction-of-bioethanol-plant_58020.html
January 16, 2014
Linde announced today that it is starting up its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station at Springville, IN—which will be officially opening on 21 January at the start of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Linde-opens-Indiana-LNG-fueling-station_58032.html
January 15, 2014
Total says it has received the go-ahead from the Chinese authorities to proceed with a coal-to-olefins joint venture with China Power Investment Corp. (CPI; Beijing) in the autonomous...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/coal_to_liquids/Total-gets-green-light-for-coal-to-olefins-JV-in-China_57976.html
January 13, 2014
KiOR (Pasadena, TX) will halt production at its Columbus, MS cellulosic fuel plant during the first quarter of this year to implement a series of optimization measures at the facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cellulosic-fuel-producer-KiOR-halts-plant-for-capacity-efficiency-expansion_57921.html
January 10, 2014
Solazyme (South San Francisco) announced today that Jean-Marc Rotsaert has resigned as COO and that, given the recent appointment of David Cole as president, the company does not plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Solazyme-shuffles-management_57900.html
January 2, 2014
Ergon, Inc. (Jackson, MS) announced today that it has bought out Bunge North America in their Bunge-Ergon Vicksburg, LLC (Vicksburg, MS) ethanol joint venture. Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Bunge-exits-Mississippi-biofuel-joint-venture_57718.html
December 30, 2013
Researchers from the department of chemistry at York University (York, UK), the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (Paris), and Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France) say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Researchers-discover-family-of-enzymes-that-degrade-biomass-into-sugars-potentially-for-biofuel-production_57681.html
December 30, 2013
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels' (Sioux Falls, SD) first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant—at  Emmetsburg, IA—is on schedule for start-up in early 2014, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Parts-of-Poet-DSM-cellulosic-ethanol-plant-to-be-commissioned-in-January_57680.html
December 19, 2013
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA), and Syntroleum Corp. (Tulsa, OK), have entered into an asset-purchase agreement pursuant to which REG would acquire substantially all of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Biodiesel-producer-REG-to-acquire-renewable-fuel-firm_57482.html
December 18, 2013
Cargill has announced that it will invest €60 million ($83 million) in an ethanol plant, to be located at Barby, near Dessau, in eastern Germany. The product will be used for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Cargill-to-invest-$83-million-in-ethanol-plant-eastern-Germany_57474.html
December 18, 2013
Pacific Ethanol, a producer of renewable fuels, has signed an agreement with Sweetwater Energy (Rochester, NY), a cellulosic sugar producer, for Sweetwater to supply industrial sugars...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Pacific-Ethanol-signs-supply-agreement-for-industrial-sugar_57503.html
December 17, 2013
China New Energy (CNE; Guangzhou), an AIM-quoted engineering and technology services provider to the bioenergy sector,  has entered into a contract with New Tian Long Alcohol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Engineering-firm-awarded-contract-for-second-generation-biorefinery-in-China_57445.html
December 13, 2013
EU energy ministers, meeting in Brussels, have failed to agree to a compromise on a European Commission proposal to restrict the use of first-generation biofuels, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/EU-energy-ministers-fail-to-agree-on-limit-to-use-of-first-generation-biofuels_57391.html
December 13, 2013
Simadan Holding (Amsterdam) will invest €65 million ($89.5 million) to build a second-generation biodiesel plant at Amsterdam, the company announced today. The waste-to-fuel plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Dutch-company-to-invest-&euro65-million-for-second-generation-biodiesel-project_57394.html
December 13, 2013
The European Investment Bank (EIB; Luxembourg) is to lend €65 million ($89.5 million) to support R&D projects in production technology for second-generation biofuel at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Biochemtex-receives-$90-million-loan-for-R-and-D-on-second-generation-bioethanol_57386.html
December 12, 2013
DSM, together with DONG Energy (Fredericia, Denmark), has demonstrated the combined fermentation of C6 and C5 sugars from wheat straw on an industrial scale, DSM announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/DSM-proves-straw-based-bioethanol-production_57307.html
December 11, 2013
Braskem and Genomatica (San Diego) announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Braskem-Genomatica-agree-to-develop-biobutadiene-technology_57256.html
December 10, 2013
Lignol Innovations Ltd. (LIL; Vancouver, BC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lignol Energy Corp. (LEC; Vancouver), has signed a nonbinding letter of intent (LOI) with Sichuan Xilin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Canadian-firm-signs-deal-to-cooperate-in-Chinas-biorefinery-market_57241.html
December 3, 2013
Argentina will raise the blend rate for biodiesel from 8% to 10%, effective next year, the Ministry of Agriculture (Buenos Aires) has announced. The blend rate will increase from 8% to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Argentina-to-increase-biodiesel-blend-rate-next-year_57044.html
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