Tag: crude oil

Steeper Energy in licensing deal with Silva Green Fuel advanced biofuel project

Steeper Energy in licensing deal with Silva Green Fuel advanced biofuel project

January 14, 2018 |

In Denmark, Steeper Energy, a Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company, is partnering with Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish joint venture, to construct a EUR 50.6 M (nearly $62 million) industrial scale demonstration plant at a former pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway leading to a future commercial scale project. Steeper will license its proprietary Hydrofaction technology to […]

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REG confirms it won’t move forward with crude oil project in Grays Harbor

REG confirms it won’t move forward with crude oil project in Grays Harbor

January 1, 2018 |

In Washington state, REG confirmed to local authorities it will not continue with Imperial Renewables earlier plans to handle crude oil through its facility in Hoquiam. The company originally announced the unlikelihood of moving forward with the plan when it bought Imperial Renewables in 2015 but only now officially confirmed it through the withdrawal of […]

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More Brazilian ethanol could replace up to 13.7% of crude oil consumption by 2045

More Brazilian ethanol could replace up to 13.7% of crude oil consumption by 2045

November 29, 2017 |

In Brazil, expansion of sugarcane cultivation in Brazil for ethanol production in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could potentially replace up to 13.7% of world crude oil consumption and reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by as much as 5.6% by 2045. These estimates come from an international study […]

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DOT releases final rule on phase-out of crude oil and ethanol railcars, favoring ethanol

DOT releases final rule on phase-out of crude oil and ethanol railcars, favoring ethanol

May 4, 2015 |

In Washington, the Department of Transportation released a final rule that requires a phase-out or retrofit of all DOT-111 railcars transporting crude oil and ethanol by May, 2023. Bob Dinneen of the Renewable Fuels Association applauded the DOT for recognizing the difference between ethanol and oil and prioritizing oil train retrofits: “Secretary Foxx appears to […]

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US crude oil export bans no longer make sense, says new Columbia University report

US crude oil export bans no longer make sense, says new Columbia University report

January 19, 2015 |

In New York, the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy has released a report assessing the implications of lifting the U.S. restrictions on crude oil exports and the first since the oil price collapse. The report finds that the original rationale for the export ban no longer applies and that easing current U.S. export […]

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If you can’t join em, beat ’em: The day that Gasoline went Clean, and got Whacked. Part II

If you can’t join em, beat ’em: The day that Gasoline went Clean, and got Whacked. Part II

March 18, 2014 |

In 1970, an oil company launched the first major ad campaign around environmental benefits of a new fuel formulation. Then, a radical shift in gasoline pricing occurred just as those remarkable ads went off the air. What were lessons that industry learned about alternative fuels? How might it be still impacting us today?  The Digest […]

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PNNL researchers produce crude oil just minutes after harvesting algae

PNNL researchers produce crude oil just minutes after harvesting algae

December 18, 2013 |

In Washington state, engineers have created a continuous chemical process that produces useful crude oil minutes after they pour in harvested algae — a verdant green paste with the consistency of pea soup. The research by engineers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was reported recently in the journal Algal Research. A biofuels […]

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Oregon ethanol plant switches over to crude oil trans-shipping, while idled

Oregon ethanol plant switches over to crude oil trans-shipping, while idled

December 13, 2012 |

In Oregon, local media is reporting that the Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery in Clatskanie, which halted ethanol production earlier this year as grain prices rose, has switched it operations over to logitics and distribution for both ethanol and crude oil. The plant, which reduced its workforce from 70 to 20 earlier this year when ethanol spreads […]

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$8 gasoline, $268 oil ahead, despite increased US energy production, says EIA

$8 gasoline, $268 oil ahead, despite increased US energy production, says EIA

December 6, 2012 |

EIA forecasts paints gloomy fuel price projection: $8.68 gasoline, $268 crude oil by 2040. Despite more pain at the pump, EIA cuts back sharply on projections for flex-fuel and all-electric vehicles. Where are the alternatives? When six press releases arrive from the biofuels community in the space of two hours, offering perspective and caution on […]

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Corn, ethanol, crude oil price keep rising as 2010 closes on bullish note

Corn, ethanol, crude oil price keep rising as 2010 closes on bullish note

[ 0 ] January 3, 2011 |

In Illinois, Corn futures took a break from a relentless fall rally, but still reached a 29-month high of $6.29 per bushel last week, the high point since the onset of the global financial crisis in late summer 2008. Tight global supplies are being threatened by lower-than-usual yields from Argentina, which is a key corn […]

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