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September 25, 2013
Shell has selected Ascension Parish, LA, as the site for a possible gas-to-liquids facility, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal announced on 24 September. If built, the facility would produce transportation fuels and other products, such as specialty waxes and feedstocks for lubricants, plastics, and detergents....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Shell-selects-Louisiana-site-for-$12-5-billion-GTL-facility_55421.html
September 24, 2013
Pinto Energy (Houston) will build a 2,800-bbl/day gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant at its 80-acre industrial site to the east of Ashtabula, OH, the company has announced. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/gas_tol_iquids/Pinto-Energy-to-build-GTL-facility-in-Ohio_55388.html
September 18, 2013
Evofuel (Rehovot, Israel) has completed three years of successful field trials in Brazil for the development of castor beans as an alternative feedstock for production of biodiesel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Israeli-firm-completes-trial-of-castor-beans-in-Brazil-for-biofuel-production_55235.html
September 18, 2013
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has closed the second round of a D-round financing, the company has announced. After closing on more than $29.9 million in June, Cool...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cool-Planet-reaches-second-closing-of-D-round-financing_55231.html
September 17, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) says Inherent C18 diacid—a midchain length, biobased diacid the company is producing at its recently commissioned biorefinery at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Elevance-biorefinery-to-begin-shipping-C18-diacids_55210.html
September 12, 2013
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO; Delft), an independent research organization; and Algae for Food and Fuel, a cultivator, will build a mobile algae...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Dutch-partners-to-build-mobile-algae-biorefinery_55120.html
September 12, 2013
Green Biologics, Inc. (GBI; Gahanna, OH), a technology developer and biobased chemicals producer, has entered into an exclusive letter of intent to acquire substantially all of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Renewable-butanol-producer-agrees-to-acquire-bioethanol-maker-in-Minnesota_55119.html
September 10, 2013
The Port of Frederikshavn (Frederikshavn, Denmark) and Steeper Energy (Calgary, AB), along with Aalborg University (Aalborg, Denmark) have entered into a partnership to establish the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Consortium-to-build-first-biorefinery-for-marine-fuel-in-Denmark_55075.html
September 4, 2013
EPA has granted Aemetis (Cupertino, CA), an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, approval to produce bioethanol using grain sorghum and biogas with the plant’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/EPA-approves-Aemetis-plant-to-produce-D5-advanced-biofuels-using-sorghum-biogas_54898.html
September 3, 2013
Researchers at Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB; Ghent, Belgium), in cooperation with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium), have developed yeast strains that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Belgian-researchers-develop-yeast-strain-to-improve-bioethanol-production-from-waste-streams_54874.html
September 3, 2013
Renewable fuels and chemicals firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) opened a demonstration-scale para-xylene (p-xylene) plant at Silsbee, TX, today. The facility will convert biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Gevo-opens-biobased-p-xylene-plant_54734.html
September 2, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) and Raisioagro (Raisio, Finland) have launched a joint research project to investigate the potential of straw as a raw material for producing renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Neste-Oil-launches-project-to-assess-potential-of-straw-as-feedstock-for-biodiesel_54864.html
August 30, 2013
Researchers at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM; Mexico City) are designing and building a pilot biodiesel plant that will consume used cooking oil (UCO)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Mexican-researchers-to-build-countrys-first-pilot-biodiesel-plant-based-on-cooking-oil_54841.html
August 29, 2013
Southern Ontario's Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDev Ontario) announced today that it will provide $12 million in funding for BioAmber’s (Minneapolis) Sarnia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Ontario-invests-$12-million-in-BioAmbers-biobased-succinic-acid-plant_54816.html
August 28, 2013
Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), a joint venture between Valero Energy (San Antonio) and Darling International  (Irving, TX), has reached full capacity for the production of biodiesel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Diamond-Green-Diesel-biorefinery-reaches-full-capacity_54791.html
August 27, 2013
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), CIC Holdings, and Chemanex say they have formed a joint venture to build and operate a biobased superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) production facility near...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/ADM-forms-biobased-superabsorbent-JV-in-Sri-Lanka_54738.html
August 27, 2013
Cool Planet (Denver) will locate its first renewable gasoline refinery, with a capacity of 10 million gal/year, at Alexandria, LA, the company has announced. The biorefinery will serve...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Cool-Planet-to-build-its-first-gasoline-biorefinery-in-Louisiana_54759.html
August 23, 2013
Optinol (San Francisco) has achieved energy-cost parity feasibility with bioethanol for the production of biobased butanol from a wide variety of sugars, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Optinol-develops-butanol-at-cost-parity-with-bioethanol_54712.html
August 22, 2013
Lignol Energy Corp. (Burnaby, BC) will invest a further sum of up to A$1 million  ($903,000) in Territory Biofuels (TBF; Darwin, Australia), the owner of the largest biodiesel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Canadas-Lignol-raises-stake-in-biodiesel-glycerine-facility-in-Australia_54644.html
August 22, 2013
PT Energi Agro Nusantara (Surabaya, Indonesia), a subsidiary of PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN X; Surabaya) has started construction of Indonesia's first bioethanol plant at Mojokerto...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Indonesia-starts-construction-of-first-bioethanol-facility_54634.html
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