Tag: California

E2 data shows 3Q biofuel job creation second-highest since 2011

E2 data shows 3Q biofuel job creation second-highest since 2011

November 26, 2014 |

In California, Energy Entrepreneurs (E2) has released its third quarter clean energy jobs study that shows 849 advanced biofuel jobs were created during the period, the second-highest quarter on record since the organization began tracking jobs data in 2011. Most of those jobs came from the announcement of the Fulcrom Sierra Biofuels plant, which will […]

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New global bio-based Polypropylene report released

New global bio-based Polypropylene report released

November 26, 2014 |

In California, GrandViewResearch.com has announced the addition of “Global Bio-based Polypropylene (PP) Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020″ Market Research report to their Database. Bio-based polypropylene (PP) market is expected to grow on account of its sustainable nature as a feasible drop-in replacement to the synthetic counterparts.  

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Vitruvian Energy launches IndieGoGo campaign to test 20% EBB blend

Vitruvian Energy launches IndieGoGo campaign to test 20% EBB blend

November 25, 2014 |

In California, Vitruvian Energy is seeking $200,000 through an IndieGoGo campaign to demonstrate its ethyl-3-ethoxybutyrate (EEB) production process and to test the fuel in a 20% blend in Seattle during a year. The company produces EBB by fermenting biosolids from wastewater treatment plants and adding them to a bacteria that turns them into PHA, which […]

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Siluria Technologies’ President Alex Tkachenko will step down

Siluria Technologies’ President Alex Tkachenko will step down

November 24, 2014 |

In California, Siluria Technologies’ co-founder Alex Tkachenko will step down as President and join the company’s advisory committee. Said Ed Dineen, CEO of Siluria, “In its first five years under Alex’s leadership, Siluria grew from an incubation effort to a world leader in the development of natural gas-based chemical processes; tackled numerous technology challenges, advancing […]

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Mendota Bioenergy pilot project to commission in December

Mendota Bioenergy pilot project to commission in December

November 20, 2014 |

In California, construction is underway at the pilot plant Mendota Advanced Bioenergy Beet Cooperative is building to produce ethanol from beets. The pilot plant should be commissioned in December and run for nine months before it pushes to scale up to 15 million gallons annually with a commercial facility, aiming for commission during 2017 or […]

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California Energy Commission approves $5.4 million in grants for biofuel

California Energy Commission approves $5.4 million in grants for biofuel

November 18, 2014 |

In California, the state’s Energy Commission approved grants and contracts through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), which supports the development and use of alternative and renewable fuel projects and advanced transportation technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on petroleum-based fuels. Awardees for the $7.7 million include: Pacific Ethanol […]

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Trestle Energy’s process gets approved as advanced biofuel in BC

Trestle Energy’s process gets approved as advanced biofuel in BC

November 10, 2014 |

In California, Trestle Energy announced that British Columbia, Canada has officially approved its process for producing advanced biofuel, clearing the way for Trestle to begin producing and selling its low-emissions biofuel in BC. With this approval, Trestle Energy is now recognized by BC as the lowest emissions ethanol producer in America. Trestle Energy will now begin partnering […]

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New E2 report shows 849 new biofuel jobs during Q3

New E2 report shows 849 new biofuel jobs during Q3

November 10, 2014 |

In California, a new report from Energy Entrepreneurs says more than 18,000 new clean energy and transport jobs were created in 23 states during the third quarter of this year, up both on the quarter and on the year. Of the total, 849 jobs from six new projects in biofuels were announced, the second-highest since […]

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California soliciting comments on LCFS rule overhaul

California soliciting comments on LCFS rule overhaul

November 10, 2014 |

In California, the Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) is being overhauled, and the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is requesting input during the rulemaking comment period by November 17th. Two of the issues most important to the low carbon fuels industry are the carbon intensity curve and cost containment issues including a potential ceiling and […]

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Springboard Biodiesel launches automated equipment for small producers

Springboard Biodiesel launches automated equipment for small producers

November 3, 2014 |

In California, Springboard Biodiesel announced the release of automated equipment that will further improve the performance and efficiency of small-scale biodiesel producers throughout the country. The GL95/MC12/BD380 trio will recover more than 99% of the excess methanol that is mixed in with the glycerin by-product produced while making biodiesel. After the methanol is recovered at […]

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