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January 22, 2008
Technip says it has been selected by Neste Oil (Helsinki) to provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services for Neste’s previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Technip-Lands-Nestes-Biodiesel-Plant-in-Singapore_9897.html
January 15, 2008
Neste Oil Corp. (Helsinki) says it will invest €550 million ($808.5 million) in an 800,000-m.t./year diesel plant in Singapore, which will use renewable feedstock and will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Neste-Builds-Biodiesel-Plant-in-Singapore-Air-Liquide-to-Supply-Hydrogen_9800.html
January 11, 2008
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bayer CropScience, and Daimler have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly research the production of biodiesel from jatropha—a wild plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/ADM-Bayer-and-Daimler-Sign-MOU-For-Biodiesel-Alliance_9686.html
December 14, 2007
‘Bad’ tax: OECD calls for changes. Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris) secretary-general Angel Gurria called for governments to consider...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/OECD-at-Bali-Talks-Suggests-the-Removal-of-Biofuels-Subsidies_9389.html
December 14, 2007
Alternative fuels are vying for a spot on the transportation highway as petroleum costs escalate, light oil reserves diminish, and environmental issues raise concerns. Bioethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Alternative-Fuels_9419.html
December 3, 2007
Synthesis Energy Systems (SES; Houston), an energy and technology company, says it plans to build a coal-to-methanol plant in China in a joint venture with an undisclosed U.S.-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/coal_to_liquids/U-S-Firms-to-Study-China-Coal-to-Methanol-Venture_9159.html
November 8, 2007
The clearance of tropical peat swamps in Indonesia for the cultivation of palm oil trees to produce biofuels and other chemicals is releasing 1.8 billion m.t./year of carbon dioxide to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Planting-Palm-Oil-Poses-Serious-Threat-to-the-Environment_8761.html
October 30, 2007
Syngenta says it has partnered with Brisbane-based Queensland University of Technology (QUT), QUT’s technology transfer and commercialization company qutbluebox, and Farmacule...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Syngenta-to-Establish-Biofuels-Center_8540.html
October 17, 2007
Researchers at the University of California (Berkeley) say that replacing gasoline with ethanol made from corn offers only marginal environmental benefits. However, there are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Researchers-Calculate-Benefits-of-Bioethanol_5792.html
September 21, 2007
Novozymes says it has signed an agreement with Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC; Piracicaba, Brazil), the Brazilian sugar cane industry’s technical center, to develop...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Novozymes-Forms-Sugar-Pact-in-Brazil_7772.html
September 17, 2007
Süd-Chemie plans to invest €100 million in China over the next 2-3 years....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/coal_to_liquids/Sud-Chemie-Plans-Expansion-in-China_7730.html
August 9, 2007
The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington) told lawmakers last week that increased requirements for renewable fuels, including ethanol blends, could...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/NPRA-Cautions-Lawmakers-on-Renewable-Fuel-Mandates_6394.html
August 8, 2007
Ashland and Cargill have agreed to team up in a 50-50 joint venture to develop and produce bio-based chemicals, beginning with high-grade propylene glycol (PG) made from glycerin, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Ashland-and-Cargill-Team-Up-to-Make-Bio-Based-PG-in-Europe_6357.html
August 8, 2007
The United Nations (UN) has warned that demand for biofuels must be met in a “sustainable and environmentally sound manner.” The UN says that, “unless policies are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/UN-Warns-of-Environmental-Damage-from-Biofuels_6353.html
August 7, 2007
Ashland and Cargill, through their 50-50 joint venture, have signed an agreement with Davy Process Technology to license Davy’s vapor-phase hydrogenation technology for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Ashland-Cargill-License-Davy-Bio-PG-Technology_6891.html
August 7, 2007
ENI (Rome) says it will build a plant at Livorno, Italy to produce diesel fuel from vegetable oils. It will be the first unit to use Ecofining technology, a process developed by ENI...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/ENI-to-Build-Biofuels-Unit-Using-Novel-Technology_6867.html
August 7, 2007
DuPont says it will invest $58 million to partly fund the construction of two biofuel facilities to be located at BP’s existing Saltend, U.K. site. The facilities are the result...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/DuPont-and-BP-to-Build-Advanced-Biofuel-Facilities-in-U-K-_6806.html
August 6, 2007
Southeast Asia is emerging as a major producer of biodiesel, and is expected to become a leading supplier by the end of this decade. Southeast Asian governments and companies have...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Southeast-Asia-Invests-Big-In-Palm-Oil-Based-Biodiesel_5717.html
August 6, 2007
Representative Henry Waxman (D., CA) has asked the National Academy of Sciences (NAS: Washington) to convene an expert panel to examine the effect that certain biofuel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/coal_to_liquids/Waxman-Asks-NAS-to-Examine-Biofuels-and-Coal-to-Liquid-Technologies_5706.html
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