Tag: California

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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Study shows biodiesel in urban transport reduces particulate emissions

Study shows biodiesel in urban transport reduces particulate emissions

October 28, 2014 |

In California, Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) has released its latest peer-reviewed study based on laboratory and field experiments. Among other test results, Combustion Chemistry of Biodiesel for Use in Urban Transport Buses: Experiment and Modeling found that using biodiesel could effectively reduce the mass of particulate matter released in both hot and cold idle […]

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CEC announces up to $3 million in grants for early stage biofuels technology

CEC announces up to $3 million in grants for early stage biofuels technology

October 28, 2014 |

In California, the state’s energy commission has announced up to $3 million in funding under its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) for early and pre-commercial stage biofuel technologies. Diesel substitutes, gasoline substitutes and methane substitutes are allowed under the call. Pre-proposals are due Dec. 17.  

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JBEI identifies microbial genes to boost biogasonline production

JBEI identifies microbial genes to boost biogasonline production

October 28, 2014 |

In California, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified microbial genes that can improve both the tolerance and the production of biogasoline in engineered strains of Escherichia coli. Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, a chemist who directs the host engineering program for JBEI’s Fuels Synthesis Division, led a study in which […]

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