Tag: California

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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$1M NextGen Cup Challenge opens Oct 9

$1M NextGen Cup Challenge opens Oct 9

September 26, 2018 |

In California, OpenIDEO, part of IDEO’s open innovation practice, is launching the $1 million NextGen Cup Challenge on October 9, 2018 as a way to identify and commercialize existing and future solutions for the single-use, hot and cold fiber cup system. The Challenge, managed by Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy, is the […]

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United Airlines first U.S. airline to pledge GHG emissions reduction by 50% by 2050

United Airlines first U.S. airline to pledge GHG emissions reduction by 50% by 2050

September 25, 2018 |

In California, United Airlines became the first U.S. airline to publicly commit to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050, which represents the equivalent of removing 4.5 million vehicles from the road each year, or the total number of cars in Los Angeles and New York City combined. The airline will […]

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Amyris gets green light for zero-calorie sweetener made from sugarcane

Amyris gets green light for zero-calorie sweetener made from sugarcane

September 3, 2018 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. announced that its zero-calorie sweetener made from sugarcane has received designation as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by an independent expert panel. This designation is based on FDA requirements and allows Amyris to begin commercially selling its new, natural, zero-calorie sweetener. Amyris plans to commercially launch its sweetener during the fourth […]

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Biofuels industry teams with environmental groups to oppose CARB plans

Biofuels industry teams with environmental groups to oppose CARB plans

September 3, 2018 |

In California, DTN reports that Renewable Fuels Association, National Biodiesel Board, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pacific Ethanol, Renewable Energy Group, American Lung Association in California, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, NextGen California, California Advanced Biofuel Alliance and others wrote to the Chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board asking the agency to […]

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Arensis socres $17 million in debt funding from UK investor to fuel bioenergy expansion

Arensis socres $17 million in debt funding from UK investor to fuel bioenergy expansion

August 21, 2018 |

In California, Los Angeles-based Arensis announced the financial close of $17 million in debt funding from Hadrian’s Wall Secured Investments Limited (HWSIL), a London Stock Exchange listed fund. The funding was secured for renewable energy facilities in the UK, expanding the company’s growth and global operations. Arensis provides the first truly decentralized hardware/software IOT based […]

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Joint Genome Institute researching terpenes as biofuel precursors

Joint Genome Institute researching terpenes as biofuel precursors

August 20, 2018 |

In California, from the distinct smell of eucalyptus to the flavor of wine, terpenes are ubiquitous. A diverse group of plant-produced organic compounds, terpenes play key roles in plant growth, defense, and environmental interactions. Terpenes are also economically important because of their use in industrial materials, pharmaceutical products, and as biofuel precursors. Collectively, hundreds of […]

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First cargo of 290 million liters of ethanol booked into the US set to land next week

First cargo of 290 million liters of ethanol booked into the US set to land next week

August 13, 2018 |

In California, Platts reports that the first import of ethanol in the US is set to arrive on August 20 into the Port of San Francisco, carrying 40 million liters of ethanol from the Port of Santos, Brazil at $540/cu m FOB Santos but it’s far from the last. Another 250 million liters of ethanol […]

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