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Tweet Speciality chems giant opts for the OPX Biotechnologies’ EDGE technology to slash development timelines and costs, and boost ROI. Making biobased work on price and performance. In Germany and Colorado, Evonik and OPX Biotechnologies have entered into an agreement to jointly develop a list of (undisclosed) bio-based specialty chemicals. Evonik is one of the [...]
Tweet Peril and Promise from Haiti to Hawaii: a two-part series Geology denies them fossil fuels for cheap fuel, powerful export incomes, or fertilizers. Isolation brings them thin soils better suited to growing wood than staple crops. Deforestation is often rampant. Energy dependency leads to trade imbalances and weak currencies that make importing foreign technology [...]
Tweet This past week, we have been relaying reports, originally from Bloomberg and now including crowdsourced reaction on the scale-back of the Catchlight Energy project. Reporting has focused on the 5-10 percent return on capital which was expected for the Catchlight drop-in fuels project, using solvent liquefaction, compared to the average 17 percent returns achieved [...]
Tweet Readers inundate the Digest with old slide shows, perspective, anecdotes. On Friday morning, the Digest published “Who killed $2.18 gasoline?”, reviewing an explosive investigative report from Bloomberg that itself looked at low-cost, low-carbon fuels technology developed by Catchlight Energy. “They say [Chevron is] pushing back against the California rule because it demands technology that [...]
Tweet An explosive report from Bloomberg alleges that a pathway to $2.18 per gallon gasoline was developed at Chevron-Weyerhaeuser owned Catchlight Energy. Yet, the project was sidelined. Why? Was the project really saddled with a threshold ROI 10 percent above Chevron’s annual average return on capital? The Bloomberg investigative team of Ben Elgin & Peter [...]
Tweet Today on Twitter RL_Miller: as a Cal native, I am FURIOUS at @CHEVRON for lying to us about biofuels. Stop defying state law! tommy_whitmore Oil Firms Break Promise On Biofuels As Chevron Defies California greenBizWorld What investors got wrong in advanced biofuels npecom: Biofuels research in the bedroom? Dedication pays off.
Tweet Hello friends. Are your algae tired, run-down, listless? Do they poop out at parties? Are they unpopular? The answer to all your problems is in this little bottle. Yes, SuperCaliHydroButylEpiSolaDroxy contains epigallocatechin gallate and butylated hydroxyanisole. Yes, with SuperCaliHydroButylEpiSolaDroxy, your algae can spoon their way to health. All they do is take a great big [...]
Tweet In Texas, KiOR announced the initial shipments of cellulosic diesel from its first commercial-scale facility in Columbus, Mississippi. KiOR’s facility uses pine wood chips previously feeding a shut down paper mill at Columbus and produces gasoline and diesel, the first renewable hydrocarbon fuels in the U.S. manufactured at commercial scale and derived solely from [...]
Tweet LS9′s former CEO joins Siluria — “the first company to come up with an economical, practical way to turn natgas into liquid fuels and chemicals”. In and around the world of money, there is the concept of an “investment thesis” — and to the extent that a news service guide by a thesis, our [...]
Tweet B20, B5, B100, E10, E22, E15, M50, E85, Bu12.5, HEFA 50. Is your head swimming with acronyms and blend ratios? Who exactly is making drop-in fuels, and what does that mean? In the world of alternative fuels and transport, there are two types of technologies that are highly controversial: 1. Specifically to biofuels, fuels [...]