Tag: California

Greenbelt’s California BioEthanol Project launches phase one of three

Greenbelt’s California BioEthanol Project launches phase one of three

November 13, 2018 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation announced commencing Phase 1 of the “California BioEthanol Project,” a three-phased initiative to convert Greenbelt’s Commercial Scale Testing Facility into a commercial-scale production biorefinery. Upon Phase 1 completion, the biorefinery will produce approximately 1.37 million pounds of protein concentrate and 75,000 gallons per year of bioethanol.  Announced earlier this year, […]

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More than 120 organizations from 40 countries protest bioeconomy in open letter

More than 120 organizations from 40 countries protest bioeconomy in open letter

November 7, 2018 |

In California, an international coalition of more than 120 organizations from 40 countries warn that the rapid global growth of the so-called bioeconomy poses a grave risk to the climate, nature, and human rights. In addition to publishing an Open Letter, a petition was launched to coincide with the International Day of Action on Bioenergy […]

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Pacific Ethanol cuts production by 10% due to low prices and thin margins

Pacific Ethanol cuts production by 10% due to low prices and thin margins

November 1, 2018 |

In California, Reuters reports that in light of high ethanol inventories nationwide that have pressured prices along with margins, Pacific Ethanol cut production by 10% across its 605 million gallons of installed capacity at nine plants, but how much at which plants was cut was not indicated. The company’s CEO said that other companies were […]

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World Energy to invest $350 million over two years to convert Paramount, California facility

World Energy to invest $350 million over two years to convert Paramount, California facility

October 24, 2018 |

In California, World Energy announced a $350 million investment over the next two years to complete the conversion of its Paramount, California facility into one of the cleanest fuel refineries in the world. The project will enable World Energy Paramount to process 306 million gallons annually. The conversion to renewable jet, diesel, gasoline and propane […]

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JBEI researchers identify three promising aviation jet fuel feedstocks

JBEI researchers identify three promising aviation jet fuel feedstocks

October 23, 2018 |

In California, Greencar Congress reports that researchers from JBEI along with Chinese colleagues have produced three promising aviation jet fuel feedstocks whose results were recently published in open-access journal Biotechnology for Biofuels. Researchers undertook computational analysis looking at three sesquiterpenes—epi-isozizaene, pentalenene and α-isocomene—and found they were comparable to commercial fossil-based jet fuel. They were then […]

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SLV Biopro secures 40%+ offtake contract for proposed Colorado ethanol project

SLV Biopro secures 40%+ offtake contract for proposed Colorado ethanol project

October 18, 2018 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Technology announced that Biofuels and Energy, LLC (B&E), a New Mexico-based project development company planning to utilize Greenbelt’s proprietary technology for its SLV Biopro Project, has secured offtake agreements in excess of 40% of the projected bioethanol production of the Colorado project. The SLV Biopro Project located in San Luis Valley, […]

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UC Berkeley researchers find bacteria’s hunger for gold leads to solar fuels

UC Berkeley researchers find bacteria’s hunger for gold leads to solar fuels

October 9, 2018 |

In California, bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica won’t work for free. But UC Berkeley researchers have figured out it has an appetite for gold. And in exchange for this special treat, the bacterium has revealed a more efficient path to producing solar fuels through artificial photosynthesis. By attaching light-absorbing nanoparticles made of cadmium sulfide (CdS) to […]

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Cavitation Technologies sees positive revenue on back of successful biodiesel trial

Cavitation Technologies sees positive revenue on back of successful biodiesel trial

October 1, 2018 |

In California, with the successful completion of our biodiesel system trial unit in Colombia, Cavitation Technologies, Inc. recorded revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The biodiesel production system trial unit has gone through vigorous testing over the past year, with final results meeting the customer’s demand and expectations. “We have successfully completed the […]

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CARB approves changes to LCFS

CARB approves changes to LCFS

October 1, 2018 |

In California, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) last week designed to make the program a more versatile, comprehensive tool in the fight against climate change. Since 2011, the LCFS has been a cornerstone of California’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions and has spurred […]

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Greenbelt and Biofuels & Energy Execute Contract for Colorado Project

Greenbelt and Biofuels & Energy Execute Contract for Colorado Project

September 27, 2018 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation and Biofuels & Energy executed a contract for engineering services on the SLV Biopro Project located in San Luis Valley, Colorado. Greenbelt will provide engineering consulting services to B&E during the development phase of this project, which intends to utilize various food wastes and surplus, including potato industry processing waste […]

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