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Oil industry sues Oregon in US District Court for signing LCFS

Oil industry sues Oregon in US District Court for signing LCFS

March 24, 2015 |

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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Oregon’s governor signs clean fuel legislation

Oregon’s governor signs clean fuel legislation

March 19, 2015 |

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 […]

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4 minutes with… Ian McGregor, CTO, Drystill Technologies

4 minutes with… Ian McGregor, CTO, Drystill Technologies

March 11, 2015 |

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 […]

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Oregon House sends LCFS to governor but signature not a sure thing

Oregon House sends LCFS to governor but signature not a sure thing

March 5, 2015 |

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 […]

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4 Minutes with… Gregory T. Benz, President, Benz Technology International

4 Minutes with… Gregory T. Benz, President, Benz Technology International

March 1, 2015 |

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 […]

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Legislation introduced in Oregon to end E10 mandate

Legislation introduced in Oregon to end E10 mandate

February 17, 2015 |

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 […]

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PetroPeru’s biodiesel tenders gaining regularity

PetroPeru’s biodiesel tenders gaining regularity

February 16, 2015 |

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.

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Report shows regional policy needed to boost biofuel demand

Report shows regional policy needed to boost biofuel demand

February 2, 2015 |

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.

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UK university kept from supplying CHP power to grid by national regulator

UK university kept from supplying CHP power to grid by national regulator

January 21, 2015 |

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 […]

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Algae.Tec signs with China Finance Strategies to introduce tech to greater China region

Algae.Tec signs with China Finance Strategies to introduce tech to greater China region

January 12, 2015 |

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. […]

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