Tag: California

BlueFire Renewable secures up to $270 million from China EXIM

BlueFire Renewable secures up to $270 million from China EXIM

October 23, 2014 |

In California, BlueFire Renewable announced that it has received a Letter of Intent from The Export Import Bank of China (China EXIM) to provide up to $270 million in debt financing for its bio-energy project in Fulton, Mississippi. China EXIM’s interest in providing substantial financing to BlueFire is unprecedented and significant for the U.S. renewable […]

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VIASPACE takes Giant King Grass to the Philippines

VIASPACE takes Giant King Grass to the Philippines

October 15, 2014 |

In California, VIASPACE announced that Giant King Grass was shipped to and planted by its partner, Sagay Central, Inc., in Negros Occidental, Philippines. Sagay Central is a sugar milling and sugar growing company in the center of the Philippines sugar industry. It crushes 4,000 metric tons of sugar cane every day and produces 150,000 tons […]

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Simple Fuels buying Yokayo Biofuels to boost Sierra-region service

Simple Fuels buying Yokayo Biofuels to boost Sierra-region service

October 14, 2014 |

In California, Simple Fuels is in the process of buying Ukiah-based Yokayo Biofuels. The takeover will ensure continued production of used cooking oil-based biodiesel in the Sierras region with fuel prices remaining the same at $4.70 per gallon. The company will also pick up Yokayo’s former oil collection route. Plans are being developed to have […]

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NASA study shows aviation biofuels reduce GHG emissions at least 50%

NASA study shows aviation biofuels reduce GHG emissions at least 50%

October 14, 2014 |

In California, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines. This follow-up set of Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions flight tests, known as ACCESS […]

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BlueFire Renewables taps China Three Gorges for EPC of Fulton plant

BlueFire Renewables taps China Three Gorges for EPC of Fulton plant

October 8, 2014 |

In California, BlueFire Renewables has finalized and signed a new Master Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for its planned cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton, MS. The contract is with the China International Water and Electric, subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), one of the world’s largest companies and China’s largest renewable energy company. […]

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Baker Commodities buys controlling interest in New Leaf Biofuel

Baker Commodities buys controlling interest in New Leaf Biofuel

October 8, 2014 |

In California, Baker Commodities has acquired a controlling interest in San Diego-based New Leaf Biofuel. The purchase of New Leaf allows Baker to expand into other markets that vertically integrate with its rendering operations, and brings added value for the fats and oils it produces. Baker’s vision is to be able to take its recycling […]

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CEC approves $4 million grant for Community Fuels

CEC approves $4 million grant for Community Fuels

October 8, 2014 |

In California, the state’s energy commission has approved more than $4 million in grants to Community Fuels to help them boost their production and efficiency at their biodiesel plant in Stockton. The company uses waste grease as well as agricultural residues as feedstock. The funding was part of an overall loan and grant package of […]

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California Low Carbon Fuels Coalition to launch amidst recent policy losses

California Low Carbon Fuels Coalition to launch amidst recent policy losses

October 6, 2014 |

In California, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition will be launching to obtain continuous funding for the low carbon fuels industry through California legislation until 2016. The target legislation would establish multiple programs including rotating loans, funding for loan guarantee reserves, grant funding, and cost abatement for low-income citizens.  These programs will facilitate the rapid expansion […]

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Aemetis secures $19 million in EB-5 funds

Aemetis secures $19 million in EB-5 funds

October 1, 2014 |

In California, Aemetis announced $19 million in EB-5 program funds have been received into escrow from foreign investors, representing more than 50% of the maximum of $36 million to be raised in the offering. A total of 47 qualified investors at $500,000 per investor have subscribed for $23.5 million in the offering.  

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California may be biofuel and fossil free by 2050 but needs biodiesel to get there

California may be biofuel and fossil free by 2050 but needs biodiesel to get there

September 30, 2014 |

In California, researchers have published a study that shows the state could be powered entirely be renewable resources by 2050. The study focuses on water, wind and sunlight, ostensibly pushing biofuels into the “unwanted” category with fossil fuels, natural gas and nuclear power. In the meantime, however, the California Air Resources Board expects biodiesel, renewable […]

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