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February 5, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) has broken ground on a $13.2-million improvement project at its Newton, IA biodiesel refinery, the company announced. The investment will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/REG-breaks-ground-on-$13-2-million-biodiesel-improvement-project_58564.html
January 30, 2014
IncBio (Maia, Portugal) has secured an agreement to supply Bio Renewable Energy Factory (Bref; Riyadh) with a 40,000-m.t./year biodiesel plant, IncBio announced today. Bref says it...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Portuguese-firm-to-supply-biodiesel-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_58422.html
January 29, 2014
Clariant and Haltermann (Hamburg) have joined forces in a second-generation biofuel initiative, Clariant has announced. Clariant's sunliquid-registered process converts wheat straw...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Clariant-Haltermann-cooperate-on-second-generation-bioethanol_58384.html
January 24, 2014
Iogen (Ottawa) says it has developed and patented a method to make drop-in cellulosic biofuels from biogas using existing refinery assets and production operations. The company is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Iogen-patents-process-for-cellulosic-biofuel-from-biogas_58298.html
January 23, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) today announced it has signed a take-or-pay contract for biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) with global chemical trader Vinmar International. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Vinmar-signs-BDO-offtake-agreement-with-BioAmber_58200.html
January 23, 2014
Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (Ames, IA) today announced it has acquired renewable chemical technology developer LS9 for a purchase price of up to $61.5 million, consisting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biorefineries/Biodiesel-firm-acquires-LS9-for-$61-million_58203.html
January 21, 2014
Pacific Ethanol, a leading renewable fuels producer in the Western United States, says it will implement yield-enhancing technology at its Magic Valley, ID, plant. The company chose...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/bioethanol/Pacific-Ethanol-taps-ICM-for-yield-enhancing-technology_58154.html
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
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