Tag: California

Calgren Renewables scaling up use of methane from nearby dairies

Calgren Renewables scaling up use of methane from nearby dairies

April 24, 2017 |

In California, Calgren Renewables is scaling up its methane replacement program by tapping into several nearby dairies, connected through 20 miles of pipeline, in order to power its ethanol plant. The company has been sourcing methane from one nearby dairy, and satisfied with the results, is scaling up the program. In addition to reducing the […]

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Amyris teams with Blue California to manufacture ingredients in China

Amyris teams with Blue California to manufacture ingredients in China

April 19, 2017 |

In California, Amyris announced that it has expanded the scope of its relationship with Phyto Tech Corp (D/B/A “Blue California”). Blue California is based in Southern California and is a global leader in food, flavor and fragrance ingredients and nutraceuticals. Amyris No Compromise® ingredients into China have been more than doubling in sales and are […]

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Calgren Renewable Fuels awarded $3.6 million grant to add on biodiesel production

Calgren Renewable Fuels awarded $3.6 million grant to add on biodiesel production

April 6, 2017 |

In California, Biodiesel Magazine is reporting that Calgren Renewable Fuels has been awarded a $3.6 million California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to build a biodiesel plant designed and installed by Jatrodiesel. The project requires $4.9 million in matching funding in order to secure the grant. The company has already […]

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Berkeley Lab researchers use protein from soil bacteria to improve biofuel production

Berkeley Lab researchers use protein from soil bacteria to improve biofuel production

April 6, 2017 |

In California, a protein used by common soil bacteria is providing new clues in the effort to convert aryl compounds, a common waste product from industrial and agricultural practices, into something of value. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Sandia National Laboratories working at the Joint BioEnergy Institute […]

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CEC awards $23 million for biomass-based power projects

CEC awards $23 million for biomass-based power projects

March 30, 2017 |

In California, the state’s energy commission has awarded up to $23 million in grants for the following categories: Group 1: AR&D: Efficient, Sustainable and Lower -Cost Bioenergy: Innovations to Improve Woody Biomass-to-Electricity Systems ($5,000,000) • Group 2: TD&D: Demonstrate and Evaluate Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Woody Biomass-to-Electricity Systems ($10,000,000) • Group 3: TD&D: Demonstrate and […]

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Aemetis sees California orchard waste as major feedstock opportunity for its technology

Aemetis sees California orchard waste as major feedstock opportunity for its technology

March 29, 2017 |

In California, Aemetis believes its biomass-based biofuel technology is key to helping the state’s biomass power industry reinvent itself after more than 70% of plants shut down to their lack of ability to compete economically with solar and wind power that benefit from 30% subsidies. The hundreds of thousands of tons of orchard waste available […]

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Edeniq and Aemetis toss lawsuits at each other over failed merger

Edeniq and Aemetis toss lawsuits at each other over failed merger

March 28, 2017 |

In California, Edeniq announced that it has filed a cross-complaint against Aemetis, Inc. for fraud and negligent misrepresentation among other claims. Edeniq terminated its merger agreement with Aemetis, Inc. in August 2016 and is defending itself against a lawsuit Aemetis filed shortly thereafter. Edeniq is confident that it will prevail in its defense against the […]

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CARB approves 12 new biodiesel and renewable diesel pathways

CARB approves 12 new biodiesel and renewable diesel pathways

March 28, 2017 |

In California, the Air Resources Board has approved eight new biodiesel pathways and another four for renewable diesel under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard using its CA-GREET 2.0 model. The biodiesel pathways are for tallow, soy oil and UCO feedstocks produced at Delek Renewables’ facilities in Texas and Arkansas, two for REG’s Newton, Iowa biodiesel […]

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Sierra Energy building MSW gasification demo plant at California Army base

Sierra Energy building MSW gasification demo plant at California Army base

March 27, 2017 |

In California, Sierra Energy has teamed with the Army to trial its FastOx Gasifier technology that turns MSW into hydrogen for use in vehicles, carbon monoxide for electricity production and liquid metal as well as slag for reuse in other industries. The demo is being built at the Army’s Fort Hunter Liggit following initial testing […]

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California actively reviewing LFCS including LCA models and aviation biofuel

California actively reviewing LFCS including LCA models and aviation biofuel

March 22, 2017 |

In California, review of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard is well underway with a public meeting looking scheduled for April 4 looking at lifecycle assessment modeling for fuels and feedstocks including potential updates to CA-GREET and other model changes. Presentations from last month’s meeting on inclusion of aviation biofuel in the LFCS as well as […]

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