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Canada's Lignol signs technology agreement with Korean firm for biodiesel plant in Australia

9:43 AM MDT | April 9, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Lignol Energy (Vancouver) has signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) with M Energy (Seoul) to establish the framework by which the two companies will work together to restart Lignol’s 140-million liter/year biodiesel plant at Darwin...


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Cool Planet closes series-D financing round on target

Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has closed its series-D financing round at the targeted $100 million, the company announced. All of the current strategic and venture investors added to their investment in this round, and the company says it...

Finnish consortium to develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for advanced lignocellulosic fuels

UPM (Helsinki), Fortum (Espoo, Finland), and Valmet (Helsinki) have joined forces to develop a technology to produce advanced high-value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher-value biobased liquids, UPM announced. The collaborators...

Renewable energy reaches 14.1% of total EU energy consumption

The share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption of the 28 states in the European Union (EU 28) reached 14.1% in 2012, Eurostat, the European statistics office, says. In comparison, the level was 8.3% in 2004, the first year for which data...

Neste Oil, Dong Energy to collaborate on waste-to-biofuels technology development

Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) and Dong Energy (London) have joined forces to develop an integrated process to produce renewable diesel and aviation fuel based on agricultural residues, Neste announced today. Dong's Inbicon technology will be used in the first...

Air Products signs collaboration agreement for hydrogen fueling in Japan

Air Products and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipeline & Engineering (NSPE; Tokyo) jointly announced today the signing of an agreement signifying their intent to work together on Japan's developing hydrogen-fueling infrastructure market. The agreement also...

Cool Planet breaks ground on biomass-to-gasoline blendstock facility

Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has broken ground on the company’s first commercial-scale production facility, at Alexandria, LA, dubbed Project Genesis, the company announced. Permits have been received to begin earthwork and grading, with...

REG breaks ground on $13.2-million biodiesel improvement project

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 increase the plant's ability to produce an even higher-purity biodiesel from a...

Portuguese firm to supply biodiesel plant in Saudi Arabia

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 aims to become the second fuel-producing company in Saudi Arabia, joining...

Clariant, Haltermann cooperate on second-generation bioethanol

Clariant and Haltermann (Hamburg) have joined forces in a second-generation biofuel initiative, Clariant has announced. Clariant's sunliquid-registered process converts wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol. The process is in operation at Clariant’s...

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