Category: Producer News

DNV releases white paper assessing a range of alternative fuels and technologies

DNV releases white paper assessing a range of alternative fuels and technologies

April 19, 2018 |

In Norway, classification society DNV GL has issued a new white paper which assesses a range of alternative fuels and technologies. The white paper “Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping” examines the price, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies, including LNG, LPG, hydrogen, fuel cells, and hybrid and battery […]

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Air Canada to fly 22 domestic flights on biojet to celebrate Earth Day

Air Canada to fly 22 domestic flights on biojet to celebrate Earth Day

April 19, 2018 |

In Canada, Air Canada will save 160 tons of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at Toronto-Pearson Airport. Under the project, coordinated by Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), Air Canada is a leading partner, introducing 230,000 liters of sustainable biofuel blended into the airport’s multi-user fuel […]

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Oregon State Police and EPA execute criminal search warrant against Oregon Oils

Oregon State Police and EPA execute criminal search warrant against Oregon Oils

April 19, 2018 |

In Oregon, the Oregon State Police (OSP), with assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services executed a criminal search warrant at the business of Oregon Oils, Inc. located at 2515 NW 28th Ave, Portland, Oregon. The joint OSP and EPA investigation began in early February of 2018 after […]

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Walyak Energy’s $45 million biodiesel plant up for city council vote next week

Walyak Energy’s $45 million biodiesel plant up for city council vote next week

April 19, 2018 |

In North Carolina, Stanley City Council will decide next week if Walyak Energy’s proposed $45 million multi-feedstock biodiesel facility to grant permission or not for the siting of the facility. The council is excited about the job creation opportunities but the site chosen borders a residential area that has neighbors concerned about noise, safety and […]

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ENOC to trial B5 in Dubai municipal truck fleet

ENOC to trial B5 in Dubai municipal truck fleet

April 19, 2018 |

In the UAE, national oil company ENOC has teamed with the City of Dubai to trial B5 in the city’s truck fleet in an effort to develop projects aligned with the UAE Energy Plan for 2050 and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy as well as demonstrate ENOC’s capacity to supply tailor-made solutions for customers. Dubai’s […]

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China Beidahuang Industry Group to invest $153.04 million in Inner Mongolia ethanol plant

China Beidahuang Industry Group to invest $153.04 million in Inner Mongolia ethanol plant

April 19, 2018 |

In China, China Beidahuang Industry Group announced it would invest $153.04 million in an ethanol plant in Inner Mongolia that would use 924,000 metric tons of corn and around 350,000 tons of straw and sweet sorghum each year in an effort to achieve the 10% ethanol-blending mandate recently set for 2020. The facility is set […]

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NNFCC publishes fifth annual ‘Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK’ report

NNFCC publishes fifth annual ‘Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK’ report

April 18, 2018 |

In the UK, NNFCC published the fifth edition of its annual ‘Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK’ report. The publication provides a detailed breakdown of the UK AD sector on both a national and regional basis, using primary data to offer an accurate reflection of industry output capacities and feedstock consumption. Constant delays in the […]

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Red Rock Biofuels sets groundbreaking for summer but Velocys still waiting for order

Red Rock Biofuels sets groundbreaking for summer but Velocys still waiting for order

April 18, 2018 |

In Oregon, Red Rock Biofuels announced it was ready to start construction on its biorefinery in Lakeview but Velocys said it has yet to receive a notice to proceed for the manufacture of its Fischer-Tropsch reactors and catalyst for the plant, and will make a further announcement in due course. Red Rock’s CFO told local […]

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Urban Air Initiative studies show ethanol blends improve air quality

Urban Air Initiative studies show ethanol blends improve air quality

April 18, 2018 |

In Washington, ethanol blends reduce toxic tailpipe emissions by up to 50%, significantly improving air quality and protecting public health, according to two new studies. The separate studies were conducted by the North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the University of California Riverside (UCR). The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) commissioned both independent studies to evaluate […]

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ICCT working paper looks at effects of biodiesel on vehicles in Indonesia

ICCT working paper looks at effects of biodiesel on vehicles in Indonesia

April 18, 2018 |

In Washington, the ICCT has released a working paper that reviews the effects of biodiesel on vehicles specifically in the Indonesian context. It does not address other renewable diesel substitutes such as hydrotreated vegetable oil. The paper first reviews the effects of biodiesel on emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter in […]

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