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Honeywell debuts new hydrotreating catalysts, sheds Albemarle alliance

Honeywell debuts new hydrotreating catalysts, sheds Albemarle alliance

August 20, 2016 |

In Illinois, Honeywell is introducing an expanded portfolio of hydrotreating catalysts used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meets new global emissions regulations. The addition of a range of hydrotreating catalysts expands Honeywell UOP’s line of catalysts, which are used to produce transportation […]

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Digest readers dump hydrotreating for sugar-to-diesel as hottest biofuels technology

Digest readers dump hydrotreating for sugar-to-diesel as hottest biofuels technology

[ 0 ] November 1, 2010 |

In Florida, Digest readers dethroned hydrotreating as the hottest biofuels processing technology, installing “Drop-in fuels produced from biomass, using catalytic reforming, or microbial conversion of sugars to diesel” as the new champion, as the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy 2010-11 voting process got underway. Voting debuts each year with the annual Digest survey on the […]

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Diesel with 89% lower GHGs: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

Diesel with 89% lower GHGs: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

March 8, 2018 |

Synpet was founded in 2014 as a developer of a synthetic petroleum (SYNPET) business using its Thermal Conversion Process. TCP breaks down organic waste materials by using heat, pressure and water to produce oil and other co-products. SYNPET uses a proprietary thermal depolymerization process that subjects animal and food waste to heat and pressure in the presence of […]

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The Silver in Silva: The Story of Steeper Energy and SGF’s’s $59M advanced biofuels project in Norway

The Silver in Silva: The Story of Steeper Energy and SGF’s’s $59M advanced biofuels project in Norway

January 16, 2018 |

This week we reported that Steeper Energy is partnering with Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish joint venture, to construct a $59M industrial scale demonstration plant at a former pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway leading to a future commercial scale project. Let’s look at that item in more detail. Silva is a joint venture between Norway’s […]

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Make Haste Slowly: The story of Anellotech’s journey towards a bio-BTX breakthrough

Make Haste Slowly: The story of Anellotech’s journey towards a bio-BTX breakthrough

January 4, 2018 |

The inventor of the paperback book, italic type and scientific publishing, Aldus Manutius, had for his motto the old Latin saying Festina lente (make haste slowly), and the printer’s mark of the Renaissance’s most famous printing operation, the Aldine Press, was a dolphin and anchor which illustrated the theme. Manutius got it from Cardinal Bembo […]

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EPA publishes proposed rulemaking for sorghum oil pathways

EPA publishes proposed rulemaking for sorghum oil pathways

December 22, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published their notice of proposed rulemaking for sorghum oil pathways which allows an opportunity to comment on the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with biofuels that are produced from grain sorghum oil extracted at dry mill ethanol plants. The notice says that the “EPA’s evaluation of […]

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The Sun Also Ryzes: Ryze Renewable secures financing, heads for commercial-scale advanced biofuels in Nevada

The Sun Also Ryzes: Ryze Renewable secures financing, heads for commercial-scale advanced biofuels in Nevada

December 22, 2017 |

Today, we’d like to share news that a new biorefinery for diesel and jet fuel has finalized $112.6 million loan, backed by a USDA loan guarantee. This is Ryze Renewables, which will construct its biorefinery in Storey County, Nevada. The  new refinery is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2019. Production capacity has […]

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Advanced Bioeconomy Horizons: The 5 Top R&D Trends Right Now

Advanced Bioeconomy Horizons: The 5 Top R&D Trends Right Now

November 8, 2017 |

Catalytic reaction rates, microcrystalline cellulose, cyanobacteria working in teams, vertical farming, vegan products & markets. The 5 top disruptive techs we’ve seen in recent weeks are attacking these fronts. Here’s what we see. 1. Breakthrough on (microcrystalline) cellulose costs A new source of cheap microcrystalline cellulose has been generating a lot of positive noise in […]

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SPARC in the Engine: Florida aims to be an alternative jet fuels hub as new public/private project debuts

SPARC in the Engine: Florida aims to be an alternative jet fuels hub as new public/private project debuts

October 12, 2017 |

Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC), a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia, Auburn University, and other institutions, government agencies, […]

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The renewing of Nevada renewable fuels and the rise of Ryze Renewables

The renewing of Nevada renewable fuels and the rise of Ryze Renewables

August 3, 2017 |

In Nevada, Ryze Renewables has two new renewable diesel projects totaling $250M now in planning for the Nevada and Las Vegas areas. There’s been some confusion about the technology in question — described locally around Nevada as IsoTherming, which we understood as a DuPont trademark — but according to one of the Digesterati: “IsoTherming was […]

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