You may recall that The Bloomberg investigative team of Ben Elgin & Peter Waldman in 2013 published an expose on Chevron claiming that the company had developed — then buried — a Catchlight Energy project that could profitably make renewable gasoline at $2.18 per gallon? Originally the venture was intended to build 17 plants by […]
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In Iowa, the latest pilot plant at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm is a joint project with Chevron U.S.A. University engineers are using the pilot plant to develop and demonstrate an advanced biorenewables technology called solvent liquefaction. The technology converts biomass such as quarter-inch wood chips into a bio-oil that can be processed into fuels […]
Jacobs’ back and Ensyn’s got him. The complete story. Jeffrey Jacobs, who served as Vice President of Chevron Technology Ventures until his recent retirement from Chevron, was appointed CEO of Ensyn Corporation and elected to its Board of Directors. Jacobs was also appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Envergent Technologies, Ensyn’s […]
In Japan, Chevron Lummus Global has teamed with Euglena on an aviation biofuel plant that will be the first in Asia. The facility, which will cost upwards of $250 million, is set to come online in 2018. Uglena, or freshwater unicellular organisms, will be the feedstock for the fuel. The contract should be finalized in […]
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.
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 […]