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January 15, 2008Neste 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...
January 11, 2008Archer 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...
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...
December 14, 2007Alternative fuels are vying for a spot on the transportation highway as petroleum costs escalate, light oil reserves diminish, and environmental issues raise concerns. Bioethanol...
November 30, 2007The plant will consume palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil....
November 8, 2007The 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...
August 8, 2007Ashland 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...
August 8, 2007The 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...
August 7, 2007Ashland 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...
August 7, 2007ENI (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...
August 6, 2007Southeast 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...
July 30, 2007Petrotec (Borken, Germany) says it has started building a 100,000-m.t./year biodiesel plant at Emden, Germany. The €15-million ($20 million) plant is due to be completed in the...
July 25, 2007Huntsman says it has signed an agreement with biodiesel manufacturer RBF (New York), which will build a Port Neches biodiesel plant on land leased from Huntsman. RBF will design...
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