Tag: California

Amyris gets green light for zero-calorie sweetener made from sugarcane

Amyris gets green light for zero-calorie sweetener made from sugarcane

September 3, 2018 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. announced that its zero-calorie sweetener made from sugarcane has received designation as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by an independent expert panel. This designation is based on FDA requirements and allows Amyris to begin commercially selling its new, natural, zero-calorie sweetener. Amyris plans to commercially launch its sweetener during the fourth […]

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Biofuels industry teams with environmental groups to oppose CARB plans

Biofuels industry teams with environmental groups to oppose CARB plans

September 3, 2018 |

In California, DTN reports that Renewable Fuels Association, National Biodiesel Board, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pacific Ethanol, Renewable Energy Group, American Lung Association in California, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, NextGen California, California Advanced Biofuel Alliance and others wrote to the Chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board asking the agency to […]

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Arensis socres $17 million in debt funding from UK investor to fuel bioenergy expansion

Arensis socres $17 million in debt funding from UK investor to fuel bioenergy expansion

August 21, 2018 |

In California, Los Angeles-based Arensis announced the financial close of $17 million in debt funding from Hadrian’s Wall Secured Investments Limited (HWSIL), a London Stock Exchange listed fund. The funding was secured for renewable energy facilities in the UK, expanding the company’s growth and global operations. Arensis provides the first truly decentralized hardware/software IOT based […]

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Joint Genome Institute researching terpenes as biofuel precursors

Joint Genome Institute researching terpenes as biofuel precursors

August 20, 2018 |

In California, from the distinct smell of eucalyptus to the flavor of wine, terpenes are ubiquitous. A diverse group of plant-produced organic compounds, terpenes play key roles in plant growth, defense, and environmental interactions. Terpenes are also economically important because of their use in industrial materials, pharmaceutical products, and as biofuel precursors. Collectively, hundreds of […]

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First cargo of 290 million liters of ethanol booked into the US set to land next week

First cargo of 290 million liters of ethanol booked into the US set to land next week

August 13, 2018 |

In California, Platts reports that the first import of ethanol in the US is set to arrive on August 20 into the Port of San Francisco, carrying 40 million liters of ethanol from the Port of Santos, Brazil at $540/cu m FOB Santos but it’s far from the last. Another 250 million liters of ethanol […]

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Pacific Ethanol becomes first commercial ethanol plant to install solar power

Pacific Ethanol becomes first commercial ethanol plant to install solar power

August 8, 2018 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol, Inc. announced the completion of a 5-megawatt solar power system at its 40 million gallon capacity per year ethanol plant in Madera, California. The system is online and generating power. Initial operations are at 3.5 megawatts and will increase to 5 megawatts upon completion of PG&E upgrades to the adjacent substation, […]

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San Diego school district switches bus fleet to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™

San Diego school district switches bus fleet to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™

August 6, 2018 |

In California, Vista Unified School District (VUSD), a public school district based in San Diego County, California, has switched its fleet of 53 school buses to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. VUSD is the 4th largest school district in San Diego County and is comprised of 32 schools with diverse educational programs that range […]

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South African company teams with California dairy on biogas and RNG project

South African company teams with California dairy on biogas and RNG project

August 2, 2018 |

In California, Business Live reports that South Africa’s JSE-listed Montauk Energy has entered into a 20-year joint venture with a California dairy to own and operate a biogas plant as well as build, own and operated a facility to convert the raw biogas into renewable natural gas. The project was designed to take advantage of […]

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Braskem’s cane-based EVA used in new flip-flop sandals

Braskem’s cane-based EVA used in new flip-flop sandals

August 2, 2018 |

In California, PlasticsToday reports that San Francisco-based Allbirds have launched new flipflop sandals that use Braskem’s ethylene vinyl acetate produced from sugarcane-based ethanol. The “SweetFoam” soles using the EVA are complemented by straps made from recycled PET bottles, bio-suede, and castor oil-based thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Braskem believes there are opportunities for the same resin not […]

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California says biofuels a key reason for lowering GHG emissions

California says biofuels a key reason for lowering GHG emissions

July 12, 2018 |

In California, the California Air Resources Board announced that greenhouse gas pollution in California fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year. The transportation sector, the state’s largest source of […]

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