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BASF and RiKarbon team to commercialize waste-derived bio-based, biodegradable emollients

BASF and RiKarbon team to commercialize waste-derived bio-based, biodegradable emollients

September 28, 2022 |

In Germany, BASF and RiKarbon Inc., a U.S.-based technology start-up, announce the signing of a partnership contract to exclusively license and commercialize proprietary technology from RiKarbon.  RiKarbon’s patented technology allows the upcycling of bio-waste into bio-based, biodegradable emollients for the global personal care market, supporting the industry’s drive to innovative sustainable solutions.   The successful R&D […]

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Orient Overseas Container Line successfully trials B22 with Chevron

Orient Overseas Container Line successfully trials B22 with Chevron

September 28, 2022 |

In Singapore, Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (OOCL) announced the successful completion of the trial use of marine biofuel supplied by leading global energy company, Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd. on M.V. “OOCL YOKOHAMA”. This is the first time that OOCL has trialled the use of biofuel in its fleet. On June 24, the M.V. “OOCL […]

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WestJet flies from JFK to Calgary on SAF blend

WestJet flies from JFK to Calgary on SAF blend

September 28, 2022 |

In New York state, WestJet on Tuesday operated the airline’s second ever sustainable aviation fuel flight with the departure of WestJet flight WS1681 out of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to YYC Calgary International Airport. The departure of WS1681 coincided with the end of New York’s UN General Assembly and Climate Week […]

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Aemetis and American Power Group demo natural gas dual fuel system for trucks

Aemetis and American Power Group demo natural gas dual fuel system for trucks

September 28, 2022 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. and the American Power Group demonstrated the patented “Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System” for truck engines to multiple truck fleet owners and operators who transport biofuels, animal feed, and other agricultural products for Aemetis and other businesses in the region.  Earlier this week, the technology was demonstrated for regulatory agencies […]

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HPCL-Mittal Energy to commission 100,000 ton ethanol plant in 2023

HPCL-Mittal Energy to commission 100,000 ton ethanol plant in 2023

September 28, 2022 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports HPCL-Mittal Energy plans to commission its 100,000 metric ton per year ethanol plant next year. The facility is collocated at its Bathinda refinery in northern India and will use food waste and other agricultural residues as feedstock. The company has invested in the project to reduce its carbon […]

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Fraunhofer ISE demos methanol production from industrial waste gases

Fraunhofer ISE demos methanol production from industrial waste gases

September 28, 2022 |

In Germany, methanol plays an important role for industry as a commodity chemical and is presently considered one of the key energy carriers in the rising hydrogen economy. However, conventional methanol production from coal and natural gas generates large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. With the project “Carbon2Chem®”, partners from industry, research and academia have […]

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Neste sees 10% SAF blending mandate achievable by 2030

Neste sees 10% SAF blending mandate achievable by 2030

September 28, 2022 |

In Singapore, Platts reports that Neste believes achieving 10% SAF blending by 2030 is completely achievable thanks to the policy drivers that have been building momentum in recent years. The Asian Pacific region is behind the US and Europe in using SAF, but the company believes that leadership from Singapore and New Zealand could help […]

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Oregon DEQ rejects NEXT Renewable’s water quality permit for second time

Oregon DEQ rejects NEXT Renewable’s water quality permit for second time

September 27, 2022 |

In Oregon, on September 6, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) denied NEXT Renewables LLC’s (NEXT) application for a Clean Water Act section 401 water quality permit. NEXT sought the permit as part of a plan to build a so-called “renewable” diesel refinery near Clatskanie, OR.  DEQ denied the permit because NEXT was unable […]

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TotalEnergies and SARIA to develop SAF at Grandpuits

TotalEnergies and SARIA to develop SAF at Grandpuits

September 27, 2022 |

In France, TotalEnergies and SARIA, a leader on the European market for the collection and valorization of organic materials into sustainable products, have concluded an agreement to develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production on the Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne) zero-crude platform.  This agreement is a major step in securing feedstock supply (used cooking oils and animal fats) […]

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Iberdrola and Foresa announce first renewable methanol project in Galicia

Iberdrola and Foresa announce first renewable methanol project in Galicia

September 27, 2022 |

In Spain, Iberdrola and Foresa take a step forward to lead the production of green methanol in Spain. Both companies, in their commitment to promote a sustainable energy transition, have joined forces to act as a key agent in the transformation of the industrial fabric of our country. To this end, they are promoting renewable […]

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