Tag: California

Amyris teams with Ginkgo Bioworks on new cultured ingredients

Amyris teams with Ginkgo Bioworks on new cultured ingredients

September 15, 2016 |

In California, Amyris announced that it has completed a subsequent collaboration agreement with Ginkgo Bioworks, which is expected to be approved by the boards of both companies. The agreement finalizes details of how the two companies will jointly develop cultured products more efficiently and cost effectively, accelerating time to market. This breakthrough biotech collaboration was […]

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Propel Fuels says E85 uptake in California on the rise

Propel Fuels says E85 uptake in California on the rise

September 14, 2016 |

In California, California’s Big Oil disrupting climate-change policies have been extended to 2030, and the state now leads the nation in low carbon fuel retail volumes with more than 14 million gallons of E85 Flex Fuel sold in 2015. This increase was led by Propel Fuels, the top retailer of low carbon fuels in the […]

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EPA approves Edeniq’s Pathway Technology for D3 RINs

EPA approves Edeniq’s Pathway Technology for D3 RINs

September 13, 2016 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its registration for generating cellulosic ethanol and D3 cellulosic renewable identification numbers (RINs) at its Stockton plant from corn fiber using Edeniq, Inc.’s Pathway Technology™. This is the first ever EPA registration incorporating this process. Pacific Ethanol began producing cellulosic ethanol at […]

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Sacramento County turns to renewable LNG for 60 vehicles in its fleet

Sacramento County turns to renewable LNG for 60 vehicles in its fleet

September 8, 2016 |

In California, Sacramento County’s liquefied natural gas trucks will be filling up​ with the advanced biofuel known as renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) at a significant discount with a multi-year contract with Applied LNG. “We are extremely proud that Sacramento County is diversifying its fleet fuel portfolio with 100% renewable LNG as part of the broader […]

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Fulcrum Bioenergy eyeing eight plants by 2022

Fulcrum Bioenergy eyeing eight plants by 2022

September 6, 2016 |

In California, Fulcrum Bioenergy says it is planning to develop eight of its MSW-to-biofuel facilities by 2022, including its first 11 million gallon facility that is under development near Reno, Nevada that will be online during the second half of 2018. Those new facilities, five of which will be developed by United Airlines as part […]

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Sacramento County to trial Neste’s renewable diesel if prices remain in check

Sacramento County to trial Neste’s renewable diesel if prices remain in check

August 30, 2016 |

In California, Sacramento County will trial Neste’s renewable diesel during the next three months in its fleet of more than 400 trucks and other vehicles in what it hopes will be a path towards reducing GHG emissions. The price has been a main crux of switching over to renewable fuels such as Neste’s drop-in fuel, […]

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California Assembly barely approves bill to cut GHG emissions 40% against 1990 levels by 2030

California Assembly barely approves bill to cut GHG emissions 40% against 1990 levels by 2030

August 24, 2016 |

In California, the Assembly approved a Senate bill seeking to extend the climate change laws by ensuring a 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2030, compared to current legislation that requires achieving 1990 levels by 2020. The vote came following a hot debate and was only passed with a one-vote margin […]

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Aemetis expects first Edeniq D3 RINs to be generated soon from two projects

Aemetis expects first Edeniq D3 RINs to be generated soon from two projects

August 18, 2016 |

In California, Edeniq’s future owner Aemetis says it expects the company’s first EPA registration of D3 RINs resulting from the implementation of its cellulosic ethanol technology is expected this year from Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton. The technology is also being installed at Aemetis’ 60 million gallon ethanol plant in Keyes where D3 registration is expected during […]

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Researchers make breakthrough in catalyst for methane to methanol

Researchers make breakthrough in catalyst for methane to methanol

August 18, 2016 |

In California, a team of researchers from Belgium and the U.S. has identified the active site of an iron-containing catalyst that has raised hopes for designing a practically useful catalyst that might make converting methane to methanol a possibility. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers describe their efforts, what they discovered […]

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DOE Joint Genome Institute aims to boost use of more yeasts

DOE Joint Genome Institute aims to boost use of more yeasts

August 16, 2016 |

In California, so far industry has only harnessed a fraction of the diversity available for biotechnological applications, including biofuel production. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers aims to help boost the use of a wider range of yeasts. To help boost the use […]

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