Tag: California

California refiners may even be paid to blend biodiesel thanks to policy double whammy

California refiners may even be paid to blend biodiesel thanks to policy double whammy

February 2, 2016 |

In California, Bloomberg reports that in California refiners are getting biodiesel practically for free thanks to the federal $1/gal blending credit mixed with the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, or in some cases may even be making a profit. In the Midwest, refiners are paying just 64.5 cents per gallon with the credit is taken into […]

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California Air Resources Board approves Trestle Energy ethanol production pathway

California Air Resources Board approves Trestle Energy ethanol production pathway

January 26, 2016 |

In California, Trestle Energy LLC – a California company working with ethanol and power producers across the Midwest – announced that California’s Air Resources Board officially approved its groundbreaking ethanol production process under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).  Building on Trestle’s 2014 approval by British Columbia, California’s approval further validates Trestle’s technology and clears […]

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UC Riverside researchers edit yeast genes to produce lipids and polymers

UC Riverside researchers edit yeast genes to produce lipids and polymers

January 26, 2016 |

In California, a team led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside has adapted the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system for use in a yeast strain that can produce useful lipids and polymers. The development will lead to new precursors for biofuels, specialty polymers, adhesives and fragrances.Published recently in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology, the […]

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JBEI develops one-pot process for cellulosic ethanol

JBEI develops one-pot process for cellulosic ethanol

January 14, 2016 |

In California, led by Seema Singh and Blake Simmons, JBEI researchers have developed a “high-gravity” one-pot process for producing ethanol from cellulosic biomass that gives unprecedented yields while minimizing water use and waste disposal. The process utilizes a combination of ionic liquid pretreatment, enzymatic saccharification, and yeast fermentation for the production of concentrated fermentable sugars […]

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CARB releases FAQ about new LCFS ahead of Jan. 31 deadline

CARB releases FAQ about new LCFS ahead of Jan. 31 deadline

January 12, 2016 |

In California, the Air Resources Board has published an FAQ regarding the new changes to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and how the new carbon intensities of different biofuels will be calculated, with ethanol pathways to be calculated first followed by biodiesel and then those who submitted documentation after the Jan. 31 deadline. Those […]

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Amyris signs multi-million-dollar supply agreement for global nutraceuticals and vitamins market

Amyris signs multi-million-dollar supply agreement for global nutraceuticals and vitamins market

January 5, 2016 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. announced that it has signed its first Biofene® ingredient supply agreement for the global nutraceuticals and vitamins market. The agreement represents a multi-million-dollar arrangement with one of the world’s leading nutraceuticals manufacturers. Initial volumes of farnesene were delivered to the customer in the fourth quarter for conversion to the final product. […]

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Behind the Renewable Energy Curtain in California

Behind the Renewable Energy Curtain in California

December 23, 2015 |

By James L. Stewart, special to The Digest At this month’s COP21 Conference in Paris, California’s two most recent Governors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown, heralded the legislative and regulatory initiatives of the past decade that have placed California in the forefront of environmental and climate change policy. These programs most certainly provided inspiration for […]

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Neste’s NEXBTL renewable now used to power San Francisco’s public fleet

Neste’s NEXBTL renewable now used to power San Francisco’s public fleet

December 17, 2015 |

In California, Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel is now being used by the city and county of San Francisco, California. San Francisco announced Dec. 11 that the city and county of San Francisco have completely ended their use of petroleum diesel in the city’s fleet and replaced it with renewable diesel. This switch from petroleum diesel […]

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Navy’s Great Green Fleet to launch in late January

Navy’s Great Green Fleet to launch in late January

December 15, 2015 |

In the California, the Navy’s Great Green Fleet will take to the seas in late January six years after it was first announced. The Navy didn’t reveal what blending level of biofuels would power the fleet to be led by the carrier John C. Stennis, only that it would behave as any other fleet in […]

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California Energy Commission cancels deal with Mendota Bioenergy

California Energy Commission cancels deal with Mendota Bioenergy

December 10, 2015 |

In California, amongst a notice awarding $5 million in grants for solar, hydrogen and other renewable energy projects from the California Energy Commission was an announcement that an order terminating an agreement with Mendota Bioenergy, LLC, for a project converting beets to biofuel was approved due to multiple, significant breaches of the agreement terms. In […]

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