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April 22, 2009
Linde says it will start building a demonstration plant from the middle of this year at Leuna, Germany that will produce hydrogen from glycerine. The plant is due to come on stream in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Linde-to-Pilot-Process-for-Making-Hydrogen-from-Glycerine_18389.html
March 6, 2009
The European Union (EU) has approved plans to slap temporary anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on imports of biodiesel from the U.S. A European Commission trade committee voted last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Europe-Slaps-Antidumping-Duties-on-Biodiesel-Imported-from-the-U-S-_17437.html
March 5, 2009
The company says it plans to spend 80% of the $2.4 billion on ethanol and 20% on biodiesel, with 91% of the investments to be made in Brazil....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Petrobras-Outlines-$2-4-Billion-Biofuel-Investments_17413.html
February 25, 2009
Company will use the funds to demonstrates the effectiveness of its algae biogasification process that turns vegetation and similar biomass into ethane, hydrogen, or other synthetic gases (syngas)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/QuantumSphere-Awarded-Algae-to-Biofuel-Grant_17229.html
January 26, 2009
Germany has proposed regulations that would limit the import of biofuels from the U.S., local press reports say. The German proposal would bar the import of biofuels made from soybean...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Germany-Eyes-Biodiesel-Ban_16662.html
January 23, 2009
A growing major challenge facing oleochemical suppliers is competition with biodiesel manufacturers that use some of the same raw materials, including tallow, in their refineries. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Biodiesel-Industry-Threatens-Oleochemical-Supply_16646.html
January 19, 2009
If I was a politician my most important policy… would have to be related to global warming. I think this is a tremendous issue that the world is facing and I think we need some clear political leadership to enable us to use technologies...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/THE-5-MINUTE-INTERVIEW-Tjerk-de-Ruiter-CEO-of-Genencor_16540.html
December 5, 2008
Ineos says it has shelved plans to build four biodiesel units in Europe. The plants were to have been built at Antwerp; Grangemouth, U.K.; Lavéra, France; and Wilhelmshaven or...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Ineos-Shelves-Four-Biodiesel-Units-in-Europe_15738.html
November 18, 2008
Amyris Biotechnologies says it has opened its first pilot plant producing renewable diesel fuel from sugar cane, at Emeryville, CA. The demonstration plant will generate engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Amyris-Opens-Biodiesel-Pilot-Plant_15364.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
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
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 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
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
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