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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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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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For jet reset via renewable fuel, think carinata

For jet reset via renewable fuel, think carinata

June 7, 2017 |

The US ethanol industry is working hard on E15 deployment right now — from market deployment to regulatory relief, there’s action on every front aimed at making E15 a widely-available, lower-cost source of octane that can replace mid-grade 89-octane fossil fuels at US pumps. Those fossil fuels generally cost the consumer 10-20 cents per gallon […]

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Anellotech Confidential: Pilot running, new mystery investor as catpyro begins to scale

Anellotech Confidential: Pilot running, new mystery investor as catpyro begins to scale

May 31, 2017 |

In New York, Anellotech and IFPEN/Axens engineers completed a successful continuous performance test of the TCat-8 pilot plant as part of unit commissioning in Silsbee, Texas. The test involved continuous injection of MinFree woody biomass feedstock and production of BTX and other valuable chemical by-products. The primary objectives of the test were met by demonstrating […]

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The Justice League of Pyromaniax

The Justice League of Pyromaniax

March 13, 2017 |

The High Lords of Pyrolysis travel under the unlikely cover identities of “George Huber” and “Robert Brown” — but we know them in their true superhero identities of “The Catalyst” and “The Godfatha”. Of late, they have assembled what might be best described as the Justice League of Pyromaniax — although the various superheroes prefer […]

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Fracking biomass: Steeper Energy and the pursuit of renewable hydrocarbons

Fracking biomass: Steeper Energy and the pursuit of renewable hydrocarbons

February 2, 2017 |

Donald Rumsfeld said it best: There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks […]

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ABLC 2017 initial agenda announced

ABLC 2017 initial agenda announced

November 29, 2016 |

In Florida, The Digest announced the initial agenda for ABLC 2017 (the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference) on March 1-3, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel and in Washington DC. The theme of the conference is “Performance and Value in the Trump Era” and the speakers will cover more than 200 organizations and technologies from feedstocks through […]

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Biointermediates and U: A potential step change in advanced biofuel economics

Biointermediates and U: A potential step change in advanced biofuel economics

November 21, 2016 |

By Antoine C. Schellinger, Special to The Digest On October 3, 2016, the EPA issued a Notice of Public Rulemaking (NPRM). Once published in the Federal Register, a 60 day comment period is triggered on the set of proposed rule changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). While the EPA proposed a wealth of rule changes, […]

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Cellulosics: India goes huge

Cellulosics: India goes huge

October 13, 2016 |

From India this week we reported that the government will invest $74.8 million in a second generation ethanol plant using crop residues as feedstock. The facility will be located at the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)’s oil refinery in Panipat where the government is also investing heavily to upgrade production capacity and achieve higher standards. The […]

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