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Honeywell complete commercial refinery trial with Preem

Honeywell complete commercial refinery trial with Preem

September 15, 2021 |

In Illinois, Honeywell announced the completion of a commercial refinery trial with Preem AB for co-processing of biomass-based pyrolysis oil in a fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) unit. Utilizing UOP’s proprietary bioliquid feed system with OptimixTM GF Feed Distributor, pyrolysis oil was successfully co-processed in the FCC at Preem’s Lysekil refinery to produce partially renewable transportation […]

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Aemetis Biogas signs interconnection agreement with PG&D

Aemetis Biogas signs interconnection agreement with PG&D

September 15, 2021 |

In California, Aemetis Biogas LLC has signed the Standard Renewable Gas Interconnection Agreement (SRGIA) with the Pacific Gas & Electric Company and funded the final $1.2 million payment for installation of PG&E’s interconnection equipment to deliver renewable natural gas (RNG) into the utility gas pipeline in Q4 2021. The PG&E RNG interconnect equipment has already […]

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Ethanol stocks fall to 14-week low while production rises above analysts’ expectations

Ethanol stocks fall to 14-week low while production rises above analysts’ expectations

September 15, 2021 |

In Washington, Dow Jones reports Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol stocks slumped for the seventh week in a row, even below analysts’ expectations, to 20.01 million barrels compared to 20.09 million barrels as the low end of their estimates. Ethanol production rose to 937,000 barrels per day, 15,000 bpd higher than analysts expected. Brownfield […]

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MSC blended 850,000 tons of marine biofuel in 2020

MSC blended 850,000 tons of marine biofuel in 2020

September 15, 2021 |

In the UK, Ship and Bunker reports MSC blended 850,000 metric tons of marine biofuel last year, with earlier reports saying that bunkering blends used out of Rotterdam had reached as high as 47%. The company’s CEO urged policymakers to enact carbon pricing to help bridge the gap between fossil-based bunker fuels and marine biofuels […]

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PNNL researchers marry algae for biofuels with fighting viruses

PNNL researchers marry algae for biofuels with fighting viruses

September 15, 2021 |

In Washington state, when the coronavirus pandemic thrust the world into turmoil last year, a group of bioenergy researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) saw an unconventional way to fight the pandemic: algae.  What followed was a deep dive into the literature linking algae and antivirals as far back as 1956. To make sense […]

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Regulators investigating if Phillips 66 had required permits for Rodeo refinery conversion

Regulators investigating if Phillips 66 had required permits for Rodeo refinery conversion

September 15, 2021 |

In California, Reuters reports that a letter it saw from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said the agency was investigating whether Phillips 66 had gone ahead and begun retrofitting its Rodeo refinery for renewable diesel, renewable gasoline and sustainable aviation fuel without first having the required permits. The investigation comes on the back […]

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Braskem signs MOU with SCG Chemicals to potentially invest in Thai bioplastics production

Braskem signs MOU with SCG Chemicals to potentially invest in Thai bioplastics production

September 14, 2021 |

In Thailand, Braskem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the SCG Chemicals, one of the largest integrated petrochemical companies in Thailand and an industry leader in Asia, to perform studies to jointly invest in a new bio-ethanol dehydration plant in Thailand to produce bio-ethylene and bio-based polyethylene. If the feasibility studies are approved […]

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JERA Americas invests $18M in Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies

JERA Americas invests $18M in Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies

September 14, 2021 |

In Germany, JERA Americas Inc. announced an agreement to invest almost $18 million in Germany-based Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH. The investment was led by JERA Americas with Temasek, Chevron Technology Ventures, and Pavilion Capital as additional investors. Hydrogenious LOHC, founded in 2013, said its proprietary technology and industrial-scaled plants enables flexible, safe, easy and efficient transportation and storage of hydrogen in […]

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Eni and Aeroporti di Roma to jointly promote aviation decarbonization initiatives

Eni and Aeroporti di Roma to jointly promote aviation decarbonization initiatives

September 14, 2021 |

In Italy, Eni and Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) have signed a strategic agreement to promote decarbonization initiatives in the aviation sector and accelerate the ecological transition of airports. Eni has been producing Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) biofuel in its Venice and Gela bio-refineries since 2014 via its proprietary Ecofoning™ technology; it can also produce sustainable […]

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Chevron commits to $10B in renewable energy investments by 2028

Chevron commits to $10B in renewable energy investments by 2028

September 14, 2021 |

In California, during its Energy Transition Spotlight, Chevron Corporation announced plans to invest more capital to grow lower carbon energy businesses. Building on its strengths, the company set the following 2030 growth targets for new energy businesses: Grow renewable natural gas production to 40,000 MMBtu per day to supply a network of stations serving heavy […]

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