In the UK, despite having divested from Vivergo and other aspects of the biofuel business over the past few years, BP says it remains committed to the fuel as a necessary part of the road fuel mix. Its Brazilian units produced 795 million liters of ethanol in 2015, up 47% on the year. The company […]
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In the UK, by mid-2016 BP and Dupont will finish mothballing their joint Kingston Research Ltd facility in Saltend that hosts its biobutanol pilot plant following what the oil company terms as a successful completion of the research program. It says the mothballing of the facility does not impact its focus on biobutanol, its joint […]
Part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, established by the United States Department of Energy, is the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, designed to help ramp up the bioeconomy. ABPDU enables early stage advanced biofuels, biomaterials, and biochemicals product and process technologies to successfully scale from the lab to commercial relevance. With experienced know-how, rigorous process optimization, […]
In Brussels, a new interactive website “www.BiofuelsforEurope.eu” launched today in the European Parliament to summarize the latest science on key biofuels issues using fact-based, understandable information. BP, Novozymes, Scania and Shell have sponsored the initiative in the common view that biofuels, when sustainably produced, have a positive role to play in decarbonizing the transport sector in […]
In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says ethanol production from corn hit a new record high last week of 994,000 barrels per day, 2,000 bpd higher than the previous record hit in December. Corn prices are at near five-year lows, providing high enough margins to ethanol producers to encourage them to ramp up production. Stocks […]
In Louisiana, BP announced it would shutter its Jennings advanced biofuel demo plant, laying off 56 employees. The company said in December that it hoped to sell the sugarcane bagasse-based plant by April but it hasn’t received any acceptable offers, choosing instead to mothball it.
In the UK, ABF has acquired BP’s 47% stake in Vivergo Fuels, bringing the company’s total shareholding in the facility to 94%. The facility reached full production capacity in 2014 and supplies half of the UK’s ethanol demand as well as animal feed.
BP Biofuels is a leading global biofuels player, with a breadth of investment that is unique in terms of both its scale and its reach. Since 2006, BP has announced investments of more than $2 billion in biofuels research, development and operations, and has production facilities operating or in the planning/construction phases in Brazil and […]
In Brazil, BP Biocombustiveis is looking to finance investments in its local businesses such as expanding sugarcane production through a capital increase of $126 million, following a similar capital hike of $94 million last month. Shareholders will vote on the plan on Feb. 4.
Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. MBP Group works closely together with a number of manufacturing companies that process biological products. We manage their by-products and ensure that this potential waste is brought to optimal use in the bioeconomy. Examples of applications are: HFO and LFO replacement, CHP fuel, […]