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European Commission funds clean energy projects with revenues from polluters

11:39 AM MDT | July 8, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Commission announced today that it has awarded €1.00 billion ($1.36 billion) to fund climate change projects. The money is being used to support 19 projects, to be hosted in 12 EU member states, to tackle climate change. The funding comes...


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UPM to commission first commercial-scale, wood-based biorefinery

Pulp, paper, and timber company UPM (Helsinki) is completing work on the world's first commercial-scale, wood-based biorefinery at Lappeenranta, Finland, the company says. The biorefinery will start production in the summer and will produce approximately...

IFF opens PV installation at NJ site

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Mexico to build another bioethanol plant

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Brazil to increase its biodiesel blend from 5%, to 7%

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Biodiesel producer REG buys 50% stake in Louisiana biorefinery

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DOE awards Materia  $2-million grant to improve hydrogen storage systems

Materia (Pasadena, CA), a catalyst firm with an exclusive license for Grubbs catalyst technology, announced today that it has been awarded a $2-million grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to apply its Proxima resin technology toward hydrogen storage...

UOP/ENI Ecofining technology meets all targets at Diamond Green Diesel

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British Airways and US firm join forces in waste-to-jet fuel project

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