Tag: California

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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Navy ship runs on 100% drop-in renewable diesel

Navy ship runs on 100% drop-in renewable diesel

August 8, 2016 |

In California, for the first time ever a Navy ship has operated on a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) completed final-phase testing of a 100% drop-in renewable diesel fuel as part of the Navy’s MILSPEC qualification program. ReadiDiesel™ was developed […]

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California Legislature and Governor Should Pass SB 32 This Year, says Union of Concerned Scientists

California Legislature and Governor Should Pass SB 32 This Year, says Union of Concerned Scientists

August 7, 2016 |

In California, the Union of Concerned Scientists advises that “legislative leadership and Gov. Jerry Brown have been sending mixed signals on whether they will consider SB 32”, a bill to require lowering climate pollution to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, during this legislative session. The governor’s announcement of a possible ballot initiative to […]

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Alliance BioEnergy Plus moves forward with seeking DOE funding for cellulosic JP-8

Alliance BioEnergy Plus moves forward with seeking DOE funding for cellulosic JP-8

August 3, 2016 |

In California, Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. announced that following discussions with the Department of Energy (DOE), it has submitted a full Application responsive to the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the design and construction of a Demonstration Scale Manufacturing Plant for the production of Aviation Biofuels […]

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Albertsons Companies commits to use of UCO from stores for transport

Albertsons Companies commits to use of UCO from stores for transport

August 3, 2016 |

In California, Albertsons Companies including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pavilions collected more than 481,000 gallons of used cooking oil from their stores in 2015 that went towards biodiesel production. The company’s biodiesel use has increased over 50 percent in the past five years, a program that has been so successful that it will soon start […]

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Pacific Ethanol sees record-breaking results for Q2 with profit up 591%

Pacific Ethanol sees record-breaking results for Q2 with profit up 591%

July 28, 2016 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol reported a 591% increase in its Q2 profits of $4.70 million, up from just $680,000 during the same period last year. Revenue also rose 85.8% to a record $422.86 million thanks to record gallons sold from the company’s increased production capacity from the company’s Midwest assets and higher third party sales, […]

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California Ethanol and Power granted $2.5 million to help reach financial close

California Ethanol and Power granted $2.5 million to help reach financial close

July 21, 2016 |

In California, the Imperial Irrigation District’s Board of Directors approved a $2.5 million grant for California Ethanol and Power to help the company’s planned $500 million sugarcane ethanol project reach financial close. The project would grow 55,000 acres of sugarcane in the in the Keystone Industrial Park south of Brawley in the Imperial Valley to produce […]

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