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California awards grant for sorghum biofuels collaboration

3:38 PM MDT | July 30, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Chromatin (Chicago) today announced a collaborative sorghum feedstock program with Pacific Ethanol, Inc.(Sacramento, CA), Calgren Renewable Fuels (Pixley, CA)  and Aemetis, Inc. (Cupertino, CA).  The California Energy Commission announced on...


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Solazyme reports second-quarter earnings, expands collaboration with AkzoNobel

Algae-based oils firm Solaymze (South San Francisco) announced today that it has expanded its joint development agreement with AkzoNobel to include funding to Solazyme for product development as well as key terms for a multi-year supply agreement. AkzoNobel...

Velocys' commercial GTL plant in Oklahoma to go ahead

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M&G forms JV with Chinese firm to build $325-million biorefinery in China

M&G Chemicals says that its wholly owned subsidiary, M&G International, has formed a joint venture with Anhui Guozhen Co. (Guozhen) to build a $325-million cellulosic biorefinery at Fuyang, China. M&G will hold a 70% stake in the company, Anhui M&G Guozhen Green Refinery Co., and Guozhen will hold the remaining 30%....

Gevo reports progress producing isobutanol and ethanol at Luverne site

Isobutanol producer Gevo, Inc (Englewood, CO) reports that it has made progress on implementing side-by-side operational mode (SBS), which produces both ethanol and isobutanol, at its  Luverne, MN fermentation unit. The Luverne site is the first to...

Biofuels firm Leaf Technologies acquires biotechnology start-up

Lesaffre Fermentation Technologies (Leaf Technologies; Marcq-en-Baroeul, France), a subsidiary of Lesaffre Group (Marcq-en-Baroeul) has acquired Butalco (Fürigen, Switzerland), a company that develops new production processes for second-generation...

EU Commission investigates extending antidumping duties on US biodiesel for five years

The European Commission has begun investigating potentially renewing antidumping duties on biodiesel imports originating in the United States, according to the European Union's Official Journal. The investigation is in response to a request lodged by industry...

Elevance and Genting Plantations ink biorefinery collaboration

Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and Genting Plantations (Kuala Lumpur) today announced plans to build a 240,000-m.t./year biorefinery based on Elevance's metathesis technology at Lahad Datu, Malaysia. The two companies say the project will be...

Cobalt and Andritz sign biorefinery deal

Renewable fuel and chemical firm Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has signed an exclusive global cooperation and supply agreement with Andritz Inc., a provider of advanced pretreatment technologies for biofuel production, to integrate...

Petrixo selects UOP green fuels technology for refinery in United Arab Emirates

UOP, a Honeywell company, announced on Wednesday that Petrixo Oil & Gas has selected its green fuels process technology to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built at Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The facility will...

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