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Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels receives $105-million USDA loan guarantee for waste-to-jetfuel biorefinery

9:59 AM MDT | September 10, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

USDA closed on a $105-million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels (Pleasanton, CA) to build a biorefinery to produce jet fuel from municipal solid waste at McCarran, NV, Fulcrum announced. The award was carried out via the Biorefinery Assistance Program...


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Report: Echem studying $1.5-billion propylene project in Egypt

Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem) says feasibility studies for a $1.5-billion propylene project at Alexandria, Egypt, and three other chemical projects, will be completed by 2015, according to a report in Daily News Egypt....

CB&I awarded technology, engineering contract for coal-to-chemicals plant in China

CB&I has been awarded a contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group (Beijing) for the license and engineering design of a grassroots petrochemicals complex to be built at Lingwu, Yinchuan City, in China's autonomous region of Ningxia, CB&I...

Waste-to-bioethanol plant to be built in Finland

North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB; Helsinki) has made an investment decision concerning the construction of a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate, at Kajaani, Finland, the company says. The raw material for the plant will be sawdust from...

Amyris narrows loss

Biobased farnesene firm Amyris (Emeryville, CO) reports a second-quarter net loss of $35.5 million, compared to a net loss of $38.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales slipped 14.2%, to $9.3 million. Renewable product sales revenue was $4.4 million, a 5.4%...

BioAmber reports loss, says Sarnia plant is 85% complete

Biobased succinic acid firm BioAmber (Minneapolis) reports a net loss of $14.1 million for its fiscal second quarter, compared to a net loss of $7.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales slipped 59.6%, to $415 million. The decrease was principally due to...

Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica names nylon intermediates HMD, caprolactam, and adipic acid as its next commercial targets

Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) announced on 5 August that it will target major nylon intermediates—including hexamethylenediamine (HMD), caprolactam, and adipic acid—to its list of publicly disclosed development programs...

Biofuels Power Corp., ThyssenKrupp to build GTL pilot plant in Texas

Biofuels Power Corp. (BPC; Houston) has signed a letter of intent with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions Africa (Sunninghill, South Africa) and US-based Liberty GTL to build a small-scale gas-to-liquid (GTL) pilot facility at Houston, BPC has announced. The...

California awards grant for sorghum biofuels collaboration

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...

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...

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