Tag: California

US biodiesel industry suffering despite bumper soy crop

US biodiesel industry suffering despite bumper soy crop

June 22, 2016 |

In California, the US biodiesel industry continues to be drowned out by steadily growing imports from Singapore, Argentina and South Korea despite a huge soy crop that has feedstock low enough to make production competitive and bring back the 1.5 billion gallons of installed capacity that have been idled. Last year, 31% of the 1.73 […]

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Amyris announces Cathay Pacific’s two-year commitment to flying with its fuel

Amyris announces Cathay Pacific’s two-year commitment to flying with its fuel

June 13, 2016 |

In California, Amyris announced that on May 29, 2016 Cathay Pacific commenced a two-year program of flights from Toulouse to Hong Kong using Amyris renewable jet fuel.  The initial 12-hour flight was the longest flight using a renewable jet fuel to date, further underpinning the ‘drop-in’ characteristics of Amyris Biojet fuels. Cathay took delivery of […]

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Scripps Institute successfully runs research vessels for a year on NEXTBTL

Scripps Institute successfully runs research vessels for a year on NEXTBTL

June 13, 2016 |

In California, harnessing the University of California’s leadership in sustainability and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2025, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Associate Director Bruce Appelgate had a bright idea: What if Scripps Oceanography at UC San Diego began using 100 percent renewable diesel fuel, or biofuel, to power its research vessels? Renewable biofuel is […]

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Siouxland Energy Cooperative licenses Edeniq’s Cellunator and Pathway technologies

Siouxland Energy Cooperative licenses Edeniq’s Cellunator and Pathway technologies

June 9, 2016 |

In California, Edeniq, Inc announced that Siouxland Energy Cooperative has licensed the Company’s Cellunator™ and Pathway technologies for its 60 million gallon per year ethanol plant located in Sioux Center, Iowa. The Cellunator high-shear milling equipment is a leading yield-enhancement technology that offers the most significant and consistent increase in ethanol yield and corn oil […]

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Trestle Energy teams with Larksen to commercialize a new Fuel Pathway Management Platform

Trestle Energy teams with Larksen to commercialize a new Fuel Pathway Management Platform

May 31, 2016 |

In California, Trestle Energy LLC, a low carbon fuel company working with ethanol producers across the Midwest, and Larksen LLC, a biomass company providing sustainably sourced agricultural residues to Midwestern power plants, announced their collaboration to commercialize a new Fuel Pathway Management Platform. The platform is designed to enable ethanol producers to substantially reduce their […]

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Urban Air Initiative tells California Air Resources Board midlevel ethanol blends helps state achieve goals

Urban Air Initiative tells California Air Resources Board midlevel ethanol blends helps state achieve goals

May 30, 2016 |

In California, in comments recently filed with the California Air Resources Board, the Urban Air Initiative made a case for higher octane, lower carbon fuels like midlevel ethanol blends to help the state meet its carbon reduction goals. Specifically, CARB had requested comments on its efforts to deal with brown and black carbon through what the […]

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California biofuel industry calls on support for $210 million for biofuels fund

California biofuel industry calls on support for $210 million for biofuels fund

May 25, 2016 |

In California, the state’s biofuel industry is calling on state legislators to allocate $210 million in the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to incentivize in-state production of low carbon biofuels. For the first time, biodiesel, ethanol and biomethane trade associations and companies are united by the common goal of getting the biofuel initiative passed as […]

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JBEI develops workflow method to study biofuel production on microbial hosts

JBEI develops workflow method to study biofuel production on microbial hosts

May 23, 2016 |

In California, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in collaboration with researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a workflow that integrates various omics data and genome-scale models to study the effects of biofuel production in a microbial host. The development of omics technologies, such as […]

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Biodico gets $1.2 million CEC grant to integrate renewables for farms

Biodico gets $1.2 million CEC grant to integrate renewables for farms

May 18, 2016 |

In California, biodiesel producer Biodico Inc. announced May 18 the California Energy Commission awarded the company a $1.2 million grant for its Zero Net Energy Farms project, which would enable farms to generate all electrical and heating power needs from on-site renewable resources, while reducing greenhouse gas footprints. The award was granted under the CEC’s […]

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UC Riverside gets $1.3 million from USDA to research waste plant biofuel and chemicals processes

UC Riverside gets $1.3 million from USDA to research waste plant biofuel and chemicals processes

May 17, 2016 |

In California, researchers from the University of California at Riverside have received a $1.3 million award from the USDA that will fund research on developing commercially viable processes to create biofuels and chemicals from waste plant materials. The award will support a project that aims to convert poplar wood into ethanol and polyurethanes based on […]

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