In Minnesota, Chevron says having invested sizeable sums in finding economically viable biofuels at scale having investigating more than 100 feedstock types and 50 processing technologies have failed. The company’s chairman and CEO also questioned the viability of the corn-based ethanol blending mandate.
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This is the official Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee page for Chevron, nominated in the “Transformative conversion technology (liquid)” category for its rapid thermal depolymerization technology. 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 […]
In California, Chevron Corporation’s CEO, John Watson, predicts that refiners may increase gasoline exports as a way to circumvent the Renewable Fuels Standard’s (RFS) ethanol mandate, causing gasoline prices to rise. Refiners complain that E15 adds to their costs and can only be used by 5% of U.S. cars, citing a November 2012 AAA automobile […]
At the National Biodiesel Boards annual Biodiesel Summit in Las Vegas, NBB CEO Joe Jobe projected that US biodiesel production will exceed 1.5 billion gallons for 2013, well over the EPA’s 1.28 billion gallon mandate. Under RFS2 rules, biodiesel can qualify not only in the biomass-based diesel category — but for the advanced biofuels pool […]
In California, Chevron’s EVP for policy says importing Brazilian ethanol is the only way to comply with the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, because ““We’ve created a law that, in the timing of implementation and design, we believe is not workable.” She says that rather than trying to make cellulosic ethanol that the focus should […]
Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Best New Fuel Award: ARA, Chevron Lummus Global, 100% drop-in aviation biofuel
Aviation biofuels is, without a doubt, one area in which just about everyone agrees that biofuels have a strong future, if the economics are there and the product is a drop-in fuel. Well, nothing is more of a drop-in than a 100% drop-in, but to this point, a shortage of aromatics in renewable aviation fuels […]
In Thailand, Chevron’s local arm is undecided as whether it will introduce E20 when 91 octane fuel is phased out the end of 2012. Currently 91 octane represents about 40% of fuel demand while the rest is supplied by E5. The government this week raised the subsidy on ethanol by 1 baht per liter, which […]
In California, Aemetis has announced an expanded, global license agreement with Chevron for renewable jet and diesel fuel. The expanded license grants Aemetis the use of an isoconversion process to produce fuels that meet the necessary ASTM requirements for 100% replacement, renewable jet fuel, and diesel in Aemetis biorefineries. “This agreement will enable Aemetis to […]
In California, Aemetis announced a license agreement with Chevron Lummus Global for the inexpensive, rapid production of renewable jet and diesel fuel by the conversion of existing biofuels and petroleum refineries. The license agreement grants Aemetis Advanced Fuels Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aemetis, the use of the Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Process for the production of […]
In New Mexico, ARA announced today that Chevron Lummus Global has joined the ReadiJet Alternative Fuel Initiative to develop drop-in biofuels for jet and diesel engines, eliminating the need for blending with petroleum. The joint development effort combines ARA’s CH PROCESS technology with Chevron Lummus Global’s ISOCONVERSION process technology. Commercial samples of ReadiJet™ fuel are […]