In Oregon, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, the American Trucking Associations and the Consumer Energy Alliance all say the newly signed Low Carbon Fuel Standard is unconstitutional, claiming it discriminates against out-of-state fuels in exchange for promoting in-state biofuels. The three filed suit on Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland in hopes of […]
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In Oregon, the state’s new governor signed legislation ending the sunset period for cleaner fuels. On the signing of Clean Fuels legislation, Governor Kate Brown said, “I strongly support SB 324’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is difficult to deny that we are seeing the effects of a warming planet. This year, 85 […]
Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Drystill has developed a new distillation technique needed by the BioTech industry. It can gently remove alcohols from live fermentation broths at room temperature, preserving bio-catalysts and enzymes. It accomplishes this separation using less than half the energy of ordinary distillation. Tell us […]
In Oregon, the state’s House of Representatives has sent the low carbon fuel standard to Gov. Kate Brown for signature but it’s not clear if she will sign it or not, despite having spoken favorably of the bill. Biofuel demand is expected to increase if the LCFS comes into effect because fuels must reduce GHG […]
Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Provides consulting services in the field of fluid agitation. Such work has enables successful, economical and scalable mixing equipment designs for cellulose hydrolysis reactors, for example. Also source economical major process equipment from developing countries, and aid in licensing in China. Tell […]
In Oregon, H.B. 2373 was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol. Currently, the state requires that “a retail dealer, nonretail dealer or wholesale dealer may not sell or offer for sale gasoline unless the gasoline contains […]
In Peru, the state-owned PetroPeru is repeatedly tendering for biodiesel imports. The company currently has an open tender for March to May delivery of two times 120,000 barrels, repeating a similar tender that it held in late November for December to January delivery.
In South Africa, the South African Institute of International Affairs has released a new study saying that the Southern African Development Community has significant opportunity to produce and supply ethanol and biodiesel for the 15-member region but that a lack of regional policy infrastructure supporting biofuels have inhibited investment and consumption.
In the UK, the University of Greenwich has run into a problem with the UK Power Network who recently said it could only supply 200kWe onto the national grid rather than the 410kWe CHP it had developed as part of an EU-funded project. The power was supposed to be enough to run the entire science […]
In China, Algae.Tec has made an agreement with China Finance Strategies Investment Holdings Ltd (“CFS”) under which Algae.Tec will issue an initial US$0.5m convertible bond and, subject to the achievement of certain milestones, will issue US$5m conditional options to CFS, and CFS will introduce Algae.Tec’s technology into the greater China region. Algae.Tec Managing Director Mr. […]