Tag: California

G&M and Pearson to open 13 E85 sites in Southern California in the next year

G&M and Pearson to open 13 E85 sites in Southern California in the next year

April 20, 2015 |

In California, Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company are opening an E85 Flex Fuel location in San Diego. The event is intended to kickoff the announcement of 13 E85 site openings over the course of the next 13 months, built through a collaboration between Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil. The stations will all be located […]

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DOE researchers develop method to quickly map out plant genomes

DOE researchers develop method to quickly map out plant genomes

April 16, 2015 |

In California, through a combination of high-throughput sequencing, high performance computing, and genetic mapping, DOE JGI researchers have derived a sequence assembly for the highly repetitive plant genome of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum). The researchers pointed out that the strategy they developed and applied to the polyploidy species bread wheat is also applicable to any species, […]

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Pearson Fuels teams with G&M on 13 new E85 stations in California

Pearson Fuels teams with G&M on 13 new E85 stations in California

April 14, 2015 |

In California, Pearson Fuels of San Diego and G&M Oil Company of Huntington Beach are teaming up to open 13 new E85 filling stations in San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties with partial funding coming from the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. California has about 1 million […]

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Phoenix Energy JV awarded a $4.9 million for forest-sourced biomass gasification plant

Phoenix Energy JV awarded a $4.9 million for forest-sourced biomass gasification plant

April 13, 2015 |

In California, Phoenix Energy’s joint venture, North Fork Community Power, was awarded a $4.9 million grant at the California Energy Commission Business Meeting. The award will be used to construct one of the first forest-sourced biomass gasification plants, as well as research into the emerging field of forest biomass utilization. The plant will be built […]

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DOE’s Molecular Foundry develops method for ethanol production from ethane

DOE’s Molecular Foundry develops method for ethanol production from ethane

April 9, 2015 |

In California, a new material, designed and patented by researchers working at the DOE’s Molecular Foundry nanoscience research center, is making this process a little easier. Their findings could pave the way for the adoption of cheaper, cleaner-burning fuels. Natural gasses, like ethane and methane, are hard to store and transport. However, by converting them […]

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Aemetis boost sales to Indian travel bus operators as policy eases

Aemetis boost sales to Indian travel bus operators as policy eases

April 8, 2015 |

In California, Aemetis announced that biodiesel sales activity is accelerating in India with travel bus operators who cater to the tourism industry. Aemetis has expanded sales activity since the Government of India allowed biodiesel manufacturers such as Aemetis to sell to customers directly. The India diesel market is estimated at 25 billion gallons per year, […]

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Viridis Fuels to get $3.4 million CEC grant for biodiesel plant at Port of Oakland

Viridis Fuels to get $3.4 million CEC grant for biodiesel plant at Port of Oakland

April 8, 2015 |

In California, Viridis Fuels is expecting to receive notice of a $3.4 million grant from the California Energy Commission to build a 20 million gallon per year biodiesel plant at the Port of Oakland that will use low quality feedstocks. SRS Engineering will build the turnkey facility. The company has a 35-year offtake agreement with […]

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California ethanol prices high three-month high on regional demand

California ethanol prices high three-month high on regional demand

April 8, 2015 |

In California, prompt railcar delivered ethanol has hit $1.76/gallon, the highest seen since January when it hit $1.80. Near-term tightness is supporting prices thanks to increased blending demand in Northern California, Arizona and some regions of the Pacific Northwest. Traders expect stocks to have fallen last week to their lowest since early January.

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California Air Resources Board holds workshop on LCFS re-adoption

California Air Resources Board holds workshop on LCFS re-adoption

April 6, 2015 |

In California, the California Air Resources Board held a workshop on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard re-adoption process. The CARB workshop presentation is now posted online, Leticia Phillips North American Representative of the Brazilian sugarcane ethanol industry’s organization, UNICA, made the following statement: Today’s California Air Resources Board (CARB) workshop on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) reinforces sugarcane ethanol is the most […]

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Ener-Core seen supplying co-gen technology to Pacific Ethanol

Ener-Core seen supplying co-gen technology to Pacific Ethanol

March 31, 2015 |

In California, Ener-Core received a non-binding notification letter from Dresser-Rand noting Dresser-Rand’s intent to issue a formal purchase order for $2.1 million pursuant to the Supply Agreement terms of the Commercial License Agreement (CLA) that it signed with Ener-Core in November 2014. The letter characterizes the agreement with Pacific Ethanol as “a huge milestone and […]

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