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July 23, 2008
Cognis says it has agreed to sell its 50% stake in Cognis Oleochemicals, an equally owned joint venture with Sime Darby Plantation (Kuala Lumpur), to PTT Chemical International...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cognis-Sells-Oleochemicals-Stake-to-Thai-Firm_13175.html
July 22, 2008
Dow Chemical says it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE; Washington) National Renewable Energy Laboratory to jointly develop and evaluate the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Dow-and-DOE-to-Invest-in-Biomass-to-Ethanol-Process-Shell-Ups-Stake-in-Biofuels-Firm_13094.html
July 22, 2008
Ineos says within two years it plans to begin the commercial production of ethanol, which could be used to fuel vehicles, derived from biodegradable household waste. Generating ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Ineos-Unveils-Household-Waste-to-Ethanol-Process-Plans-Commercial-Plant_13162.html
July 17, 2008
Shell says it has increased its ownership of biofuels technology firm Iogen Energy (Ottawa) to 50%, up from 26.5%, as part of a strategy to accelerate its program to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Shell-Beefs-Up-Position-in-Next-Generation-Biofuel_13051.html
July 16, 2008
Dow Chemical says it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Golden, CO) to jointly develop and evaluate the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Dow-and-NREL-to-Jointly-Evaluate-Biomass-to-Ethanol-Process_13046.html
July 14, 2008
Novozymes says it will invest $80 million-$100 million to build an enzymes plant at Blair, NE. The facility will produce enzymes for corn-based and cellulosic ethanol for bioethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Novozymes-to-Build-Enzymes-Plant-in-Nebraska_12982.html
July 14, 2008
The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted to scale down the European Commission’s previously announced plans to make biofuels account for 10% of transport...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Members-of-Parliament-Oppose-EU-Plans-to-Increase-Biofuel-Use_12950.html
July 14, 2008
Cargill says it is building a $22-million, renewable polyols plant at Chicago, scheduled for startup in November. The world-scale facility will produce Cargill’s proprietary...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cargill-Builds-Biobased-Polyols-Plant_12946.html
June 23, 2008
The European Union (EU) has launched antisubsidy and antidumping investigations into imports of biodiesel from the U.S. The European Commission says that complaints lodged earlier this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/EU-Launches-Investigation-into-Imports-of-U-S-Biodiesel_12597.html
June 23, 2008
Technip says it has been awarded a cost-plus-fee services contract by Neste Oil for a previously announced new-generation diesel plant, based on renewable raw materials, at Rotterdam...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Neste-Awards-Rotterdam-Biodiesel-Contract-to-Technip_12609.html
June 19, 2008
Gasrec (London) says it has successfully produced the first batch of liquid fuel from carbon dioxide (CO2) at its new plant located on the site of Sita UK's (Meadenhead, U.K.) Surrey...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Gasrec-Produces-First-Batch-of-Fuel-from-CO2_12555.html
June 18, 2008
Technology company Inventure Chemicals (Seattle, WA) says it has formed a joint venture with Seambiotic (Tel Aviv) for the construction of a 108,000-gal/year biofuel facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Inventure-Plans-CO2-to-Biofuels-in-Israel_12534.html
June 11, 2008
Evonik Industries says it will discontinue production of orthoesters at its Niederkassel, Germany plant in the third quarter of this year, due to overcapacity, high raw material prices...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Evonik-Closes-Orthoesters-Plant-in-Germany_12389.html
June 11, 2008
Global Energy Trading Company (Getco; Fort Lauderdale, FL) says it has begun buying up “large tracts of land in Colombia and Peru” on which to grow jatropha, a weed-like...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Plans-Underway-for-First-Commercial-Oil-Crop-from-Jatropha_12375.html
June 3, 2008
Allegro Biodiesel (Los Angeles) has signed a letter of intent to sell its biodiesel venture Vanguard Synfuels, which operates a 12-million gal/year biodiesel plant at Pollock, LA, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Allegro-to-Sell-Biodiesel-Venture_12231.html
May 27, 2008
Süd-Chemie and Linde say they have entered into an exclusive cooperation agreement to jointly develop commercial-scale technologies for the production of second-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Sud-Chemie-Linde-Form-Biofuel-Pact_12088.html
April 24, 2008
Environmental pressure group Greenpeace in the past few days says it has stepped up its campaign to raise awareness about rainforests in Indonesia that are being destroyed to make way...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Greenpeace-Steps-Up-Palm-Oil-Campaign_11544.html
April 8, 2008
Biotech firm Verenium (Cambridge, MA) says it has opened a next-generation cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant at Jennings, LA. Unlike standard biofuel technology the new facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Verenium-Starts-Up-Pilot-for-Cellulosic-Ethanol_11302.html
April 1, 2008
Petrosetco (Ho Chi Minh City) has signed a preliminary agreement with Bronzeoak Ltd. (Caterham, U.K.) to form a 51-49 joint venture that would build a bioethanol plant in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Second-Bioethanol-Unit-Planned-for-Vietnam_11133.html
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