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October 20, 2008
Accelergy says it has launched an integrated coal-to-liquids fuel program aimed at producing cleaner fuels and chemical products. Accelergy says its process technologies yield...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/coal_to_liquids/Coals-to-Liquids-Program-Launched_14820.html
October 13, 2008
  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Novozymes $12.3 million to fund an R&D project to increase the efficiency of enzymes for converting waste biomass to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/DOE-Awards-Novozymes-$12-3-Million-for-Bioethanol-R-and-D_14726.html
September 19, 2008
Shell has signed new biofuel research agreements with six academic institutions in Brazil, China, U.K. and U.S. The company says the projects will complement its existing partnerships...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Shell-Forms-Six-Biofuel-Research-Agreements_14282.html
September 10, 2008
The establishment of a global biofuels industry “will be much more difficult to achieve than originally thought,” according to a study published this week by consulting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/STUDY-Creation-of-Biofuels-Industry-"Far-More-Difficult"-than-Anticipated_14107.html
August 12, 2008
U.K. government body the Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA; St. Leonards-on-Sea, U.K.) in its first monthly report on the supply of biofuels in the U.K. has identified that between mid-April...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Only-19-percent-of-U-K-Biofuels-Meet-Environmental-Standard_13549.html
August 7, 2008
BP says it has entered into a partnership with Verenium (Cambridge, MA) for the development and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. During the first 18 months of the alliance, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/BP-Forms-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Alliance-with-Verenium_13510.html
August 4, 2008
Air Products says it has signed a long-term agreement to supply onsite oxygen and nitrogen to Weihe Clean Energy’s (Weinan) coal-to-chemicals plant located at Weinan, China. Air...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/coal_to_liquids/Air-Products-to-Supply-Gases-for-Chinese-Coal-to-Liquids-Plant_13383.html
August 4, 2008
Consol Energy (Pittsburgh), the largest U.S. producer of bituminous coal, and Synthesis Energy Systems (SES; Houston), an industrial gasification technology provider, plan to invest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/coal_to_liquids/Consol-Energy-Plans-Coal-to-Liquids-Plant-in-West-Virginia_13406.html
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
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