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Chevron’s biofuel search explored 100 feedstocks and 50 processes

Chevron’s biofuel search explored 100 feedstocks and 50 processes

September 17, 2014 |

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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Chevron: Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee, “Transformative conversion technology (liquid)”

Chevron: Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee, “Transformative conversion technology (liquid)”

March 10, 2014 |

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 […]

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Chevron Predicts Increased Gasoline Prices due to Ethanol Mandate

Chevron Predicts Increased Gasoline Prices due to Ethanol Mandate

June 12, 2013 |

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 […]

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NBB says biodiesel is the answer to RFS woes; Chevron says it’s a lot of Brazilian ethanol, for now

NBB says biodiesel is the answer to RFS woes; Chevron says it’s a lot of Brazilian ethanol, for now

February 7, 2013 |

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 […]

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Chevron says to forget cellulosic ethanol and focus on vehicle efficiency

Chevron says to forget cellulosic ethanol and focus on vehicle efficiency

February 6, 2013 |

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 […]

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Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Best New Fuel Award: ARA, Chevron Lummus Global, 100% drop-in aviation biofuel

Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Best New Fuel Award: ARA, Chevron Lummus Global, 100% drop-in aviation biofuel

December 31, 2012 |

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 […]

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Chevron Thailand looking at E20 from Jan. 1

Chevron Thailand looking at E20 from Jan. 1

October 24, 2012 |

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 […]

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Aemetis and Chevron announce new renewable jet and diesel fuel agreement

Aemetis and Chevron announce new renewable jet and diesel fuel agreement

October 22, 2012 |

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 […]

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Aemetis licenses Chevron Lummus/ARA technology for aviation biofuels

Aemetis licenses Chevron Lummus/ARA technology for aviation biofuels

August 24, 2012 |

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 […]

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Chevron Lummus joins ARA’s 100% drop-in aviation biofuel initiative

Chevron Lummus joins ARA’s 100% drop-in aviation biofuel initiative

May 17, 2012 |

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 […]

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