Tag: Exxon

Exxon supports responsible methane regulation

Exxon supports responsible methane regulation

December 29, 2018 |

In California, ExxonMobil submitted a formal comment supporting the need for strong methane policy in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to roll back existing methane regulations. This action came two weeks after the company received a letter sent on behalf of 61 investors representing $1.9 trillion in assets under management. The […]

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Algae ‘blooms’ in automotive industry

Algae ‘blooms’ in automotive industry

November 25, 2018 |

Mazda is investing in it. Honda is using it for R&D and potential byproducts. Algenol, AlgaEnergy and others grow and develop it. Euglena began producing it for biojet fuel at its new biofuel refinery plant in Japan. The U.S. government has a whole R&D department that is looking at this stuff. The list goes on. […]

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Energy and oil giants request RFS ‘small refinery’ waivers

Energy and oil giants request RFS ‘small refinery’ waivers

April 15, 2018 |

In New York, super multinational energy companies Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil are asking the U.S. EPA for exemptions to the RFS ‘small refinery’ obligations that are supposed to be reserved for small companies in financial distress, according to Reuters. “The EPA has already issued an unusually 25 hardship waivers to small refineries in recent […]

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Exxon sees commercial algae production at least another 10 years away

Exxon sees commercial algae production at least another 10 years away

November 6, 2017 |

In Texas, Exxon’s head of R&D told Bloomberg that commercial algae production is at least another 10 years away, although the company has already been investing in the technology for eight years. The algae investment and its work with the Renewable Energy Group using microbes to produce biodiesel from crop waste that was recently extended […]

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Mascoma brings on BP, Exxon execs

Mascoma brings on BP, Exxon execs

November 11, 2013 |

In New Hampshire, Mascoma has brought on Steve Percy, former chairman and CEO of BP America, and Dan Neslon, former vice president of ExxonMobil, to its broad of directors. The company is currently diversifying membership on its board of directors as the company turns towards commercialization. “We are excited to welcome Steve and Dan to […]

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The Gas Rush: Calysta Energy aims for high-value markets via unconventional natural gas

The Gas Rush: Calysta Energy aims for high-value markets via unconventional natural gas

October 22, 2012 |

Calysta Energy emerges from stealth — with new, biobased technologies to unlock high-value fuels, chemicals markets for stranded, unconventional natural gas The synthesis of biobased technologies and abundant supplies of natural gas took a major step forward today with the emergence from stealth of Calysta Energy. The new company is a spinout of DNA 2.0, […]

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The Age of Upstream

The Age of Upstream

September 24, 2012 |

What is the ideal relationship between feedstock producers and refiners? Has the balance tipped too far towards the upstream? As the Algae Biomass Summit opens, we look at a global trend in transferring “All power to the Feedstocks!” – the advantages, options, and the potential for consequences. You see it everywhere. Oil producers are happy, […]

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Renewable Reserve Accounting: building the biofuels balance sheet

Renewable Reserve Accounting: building the biofuels balance sheet

November 29, 2011 |

Should biofuels have its own reserve accounting system and accompanying balance sheet booster, just as the oil & gas industry has? Ceres CEO Richard Hamilton says “yes”, and explains why, and how. At the Advanced Biofuels Markets conference earlier this month in San Francisco. Richard Hamilton, CEO of Ceres, advanced the remarkable proposition that biofuels […]

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