Tag: California

UC Riverside researchers streamline process to make 2G ethanol competitive with 1G

UC Riverside researchers streamline process to make 2G ethanol competitive with 1G

November 16, 2017 |

In California, University of California-Riverside researchers have developed a streamlined process that could finally make the ethanol production cost from abundant second-generation plant wastes competitive with first-generation ethanol made from sugars. UCR researchers have identified a way to improve the yield of ethanol from biomass. It involves direct fermentation of solid biomass, moving straight from […]

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Agron Bioenergy sells Watsonville biodiesel plant to Western Iowa Energy

Agron Bioenergy sells Watsonville biodiesel plant to Western Iowa Energy

November 15, 2017 |

In California, Agron Bioenergy LLC closed the sale of its biodiesel plant located in Watsonville, California, to Western Iowa Energy LLC. Ocean Park acted as exclusive advisor to the seller. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The assets include a biodiesel refinery designed to produce 15 MMgy and patents encompassing Agron’s centrifuge system […]

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Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrate importance of microbial communities for enzyme stability

Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrate importance of microbial communities for enzyme stability

November 14, 2017 |

In California, a new study led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), demonstrates the importance of microbial communities as a source of stable enzymes that could be used to convert plants to biofuels. The study, recently published in the journal Nature Microbiology, […]

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Sandia researchers produce muconic acid and pyrogallol from lignin

Sandia researchers produce muconic acid and pyrogallol from lignin

November 9, 2017 |

In California, Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team’s findings could help transform the economics of making fuels and other products from domestically grown renewable sources. The team’s first new conversion method is a multi-stage process that begins by pre-treating lignin […]

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Aemetis signs 20-year feedstock supply deal for California 2G ethanol plant

Aemetis signs 20-year feedstock supply deal for California 2G ethanol plant

November 6, 2017 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. announced that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 20 year feedstock supply agreement to produce cellulosic ethanol at a former US Army munitions facility located in Riverbank, California, which is near the existing Aemetis biofuels plant in Keyes, California. The feedstock to be supplied comes from the more than […]

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Two Brazilian ethanol cargos headed for San Francisco

Two Brazilian ethanol cargos headed for San Francisco

October 30, 2017 |

In California, a cargo of Brazilian ethanol is expected to dock in the Port of San Francisco on Thursday while another one left the Port of Santos on Sunday. The two cargos are the first to arrive in California since September 8 and are expected to cause a flurry of activity in the local market […]

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Alliance BioEnergy Plus agrees exclusive brokerage agreement with Progressive Fuels

Alliance BioEnergy Plus agrees exclusive brokerage agreement with Progressive Fuels

October 26, 2017 |

In California, Alliance BioEnergy Plus recently announced an exclusive brokerage agreement with Progressive Fuels Ltd., a premier independent interdealer broker in the wholesale physical biofuel, agriculture, CCA, renewable identification numbers (RINs) and Lower Carbon Fuel Standards markets. The agreement is for five years and will automatically renew at the end of the initial term or […]

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California responsible for half of national renewable diesel demand

California responsible for half of national renewable diesel demand

October 24, 2017 |

In California, demand for renewable diesel in the state makes up for about half of the country’s consumption, the vast majority of which is supplied by Neste’s refineries in Singapore and Europe. California’s credits generated by renewable diesel reached $91.74 per metric ton earlier this month with some analysts believing its could rise to $215 […]

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Greenbelt Resources teams with Central Coast Wine Services to test winery waste for waste-to-energy system

Greenbelt Resources teams with Central Coast Wine Services to test winery waste for waste-to-energy system

October 24, 2017 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation has agreed to perform feedstock testing with Central Coast Wine Services to test various streams of wastes generated in the winemaking process. The wastes will be tested for potential use as feedstock for PRECO, Greenbelt’s “Paso Robles ECOsystem” project, a local waste-to-energy system.   Wastes with successful results will be locally […]

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Twenty-five countries reject ICAO’s aviation biofuel plans for 2050

Twenty-five countries reject ICAO’s aviation biofuel plans for 2050

October 18, 2017 |

In California, 25 countries convened by the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rejected the 2050 Vision on Sustainable Aviation Fuels that included volume-based targets for biofuels proposed by the ICAO Secretariat on October 13. The ICAO Secretariat’s proposal intended to see 128 million tons of biofuels a year being burned in plane engines by 2040, […]

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