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BP Biofuels: Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee, “Plant or integrated biorefinery”

This is the official Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee page for BP Biofuels, nominated in the “Plant or integrated biorefinery” category for its Tropical Bioenergia project. Voting Rules All voting is exclusively via social media this year. To vote, simply click on the Tweet, Like or Share link in on this page. Each tweet, like or share […]

March 10, 2014 More

BP Biofuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Company description:

 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 […]

February 27, 2014 More

European Court of Justice rejects BP bid to avoid biodiesel duties on US imports

In Luxembourg, the European Court of Justice has rejected BP’s request to be exempted from anti-circumvention duties levied on biodiesel imports coming from the US. The court said it denied the request because it says the company played a significant role in trying to circumvent EU rules that in part led to the anti- circumvention […]

January 20, 2014 More

Valmet to supply pre hydrolysis system for BPF

In the Netherlands, Valmet Corp will be supplying a pre hydrolysis system to Bioprocess Pilot Facility BV’s pilot plant, led by Delft University of Technology. The system has the capacity to handle 88 pounds of straw biomass per hour, although the plant is designed to handle a variety of biomass sources. The system is scheduled […]

January 20, 2014 More

Nature’s Reward line of bags receives BPI certification

In California, Lindamar Industries’ Nature’s Reward, a new line of compostable bags, recently received the Biodegradable Products Institute ASTM-D6400 certification, proving 100% biodegradability. BPI’s granted the certification for its compostable products, which includes trash bags, lawn and leaf bags, toddler potty chair liners and shopping/merchandise bags. The line is made from PSM Bioplastics raw material […]

December 11, 2013 More

BP announces new technology to convert ethanol to ethylene

In the United Kingdom, BP announced a new technology, Hummingbird, that directly converts ethanol to ethylene through dehydration. Hummingbird is a newly developed proprietary process by which ethanol is dehydrated to produce ethylene. BP states that the new technology is lower cost and simpler compared to existing ethanol to ethylene technologies. “Hummingbird is a next […]

November 13, 2013 More

BP unveils two new technologies to produce petrochems from ethanol

In the UK, BP announced two new technologies for the production of key petrochemical feedstocks. SaaBre™ is a new route for the production of acetic acid from syngas and Hummingbird® directly converts ethanol to ethylene through dehydration. SaaBre’s breakthrough is a process for the conversion of synthesis gas (carbon monoxide and hydrogen derived from hydrocarbons such as […]

November 11, 2013 More

Mascoma brings on BP, Exxon execs

In New Hampshire, Mascoma has brought on Steve Percy, former chairman and CEO of BP America, and Dan Neslon, former vice president of ExxonMobil, to its broad of directors. The company is currently diversifying membership on its board of directors as the company turns towards commercialization. “We are excited to welcome Steve and Dan to […]

November 11, 2013 More

Hottest Companies: BP Biofuels

Voting for BP in the Hot 50 or Hot 30 Rankings You can vote on the web for this company in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy or the 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals and Materials — by clicking on the icons above to “Like” or “Tweet” this page. Any web votes you record […]

August 25, 2013 More

“Shell, OfficialBP Break With Trade Group Calling for Repeal of RenewableFuelStandard”

Today on Twitter: umich: #UMich researchers awarded grant to study algae as biofuels: AndrePettigrew @Shell @OfficialBP Break With Trade Group Calling for Repeal of #RenewableFuelStandard #BioFuels AAEA_Economics: AJAE: Economic, Energy Security, and Greenhouse Gas Effects of Biofuels: Implications for Policy

August 2, 2013 More