Will the old Buckeye Ethanol site in South Point, Ohio be transformed into an ultra-modern base for renewable diesel and jet fuel blendstocks? That’s the vision for a new project origination team that is talking about 1.2B gallons of capacity. Possible? The Digest investigates. From Ohio, word has been going around this week of a […]
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In Colombia, the country’s industry regulator SIC approved a patent for Ecopetrol’s Biocetano technology that produces renewable diesel from palm oil mixed with hydrogen. It is the third biofuel patent to be approved for the company this year.
In Illinois, Honeywell-owned UOP LLC has partnered with the Diamond Green Diesel plant in Norco, La. to use its UOP/Eni Ecofining™ process technology. Able to produce over 130 million gallons of green diesel annually, the plant is the largest of its kind in the U.S. Known as Honeywell Green Diesel™, the facility produces high-quality renewable […]
In Massachusetts, Joule announced that its Sunflow-D and Sunflow-J CO2-neutral fuels comply with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards for diesel and jet fuel. The CO2-derived fuels require no chemical upgrading and can be blended with fossil fuels up to 50 percent. The ASTM standards compliance moves Joule one step closer to […]
In Kansas, Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy announced the formation of a partnership with WB Services LLC on May 1, to expand its biofuels footprint by integrating a renewable diesel production facility into the existing ethanol plant. WB Services will design, construct and operate the renewable diesel plant utilizing patented renewable diesel process technology. WB Services is […]
In Finland, Neste Oil has joined forces with DONG Energy to develop an integrated process to produce renewable diesel and aviation fuel based on agricultural residues. DONG Energy’s Inbicon technology will be used in the first part of the process to pre-treat biomass and produce cellulosic sugars that can be converted into microbial oil with […]
In Finland, the first fleet tests of UPM’s renewable diesel proved that UPM BioVerno works in cars just as well as regular diesel. The fleet tests, conducted through last year, focused on investigating UPM’s renewable diesel in terms of fuel functionality in engine and fuel consumption. At a 20% blend level, fuel consumption matched that […]
In Brazil, São Paulo will be operating 400 city buses using Amyris Renewable Diesel, as the company continues to diversify its portfolio to include everything from biodiesel to fragrance oil. The program will also include a pilot operation in 2014 to use 100% Amyris Renewable Diesel in several city buses. Buses in São Paulo are […]
In Oklahoma, and Iowa, Renewable Energy Group announced that it would acquire substantially all of the assets of Syntroleum Corporation, and assume substantially all of the material liabilities of Syntroleum, for 3,796,000 shares of REG common stock worth $40.08 million at today’s market close. The purchase price subject to reduction in the event that the […]
Amyris and Total launch “interim” joint venture as they advance towards renewable diesel and jet fuel.
Total elects to bottle up the IP and protect itself against Amyris “hardship” as it advances towards commercializing key biofuels. In California and France, Amyris and Total announced the formation of Total Amyris BioSolutions B.V., a 50-50 joint venture that now holds exclusive rights and a license under Amyris’s intellectual property to produce and market […]