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Trinseo and ETB team on scaling up ethanol-based 1,3-butadiene

Trinseo and ETB team on scaling up ethanol-based 1,3-butadiene

May 3, 2021 |

In Pennsylvania, Trinseo and ETB have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the development of purified bio-based 1,3-butadiene. This will see the two companies combine their respective technology and process expertise to accelerate the development of viable, renewably sourced material solutions.  Under the partnership, the companies will jointly explore opportunities to scale up […]

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Neste chooses Emerson to digitally transport Singapore refinery expansion

Neste chooses Emerson to digitally transport Singapore refinery expansion

May 3, 2021 |

In Missouri, Emerson has been selected to support Neste’s digital transformation of its expanded refinery in Tuas, Singapore. Emerson’s automation systems and software will help Neste deliver high-performance, efficient operations, supporting Neste’s plans to increase production by up to 1.3 million tons per annum by 2023. To ensure the construction of the Neste Singapore Expansion […]

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NREL researchers find white-rot fungi use carbon captured from lignin as carbon source

NREL researchers find white-rot fungi use carbon captured from lignin as carbon source

May 3, 2021 |

In Colorado, a foundational study conducted by scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows for the first time that white-rot fungi are able to use carbon captured from lignin as a carbon source.  The research confirms a hypothesis the senior author of a newly published paper. Until now, scientists were unsure whether white-rot […]

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EPA files motion with Supreme Court seeking three Sinclair SREs be vacated

EPA files motion with Supreme Court seeking three Sinclair SREs be vacated

May 3, 2021 |

In Washington, Reuters reports the Environmental Protection Agency has filed a motion in the Supreme Court case currently being reviewed regarding how the EPA awards small refinery exemptions, with the motion saying the agency under the Trump Administration did not properly review Sinclair Oil’s applications. As such, the EPA is seeking the three waivers granted […]

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ONE successfully completes second marine biofuel trial with triple the mix

ONE successfully completes second marine biofuel trial with triple the mix

April 29, 2021 |

In Singapore, Ocean Network Express (ONE) announced the successful completion of a second trial of sustainable marine biofuel onboard the M/V MOL Experience. The specifications of the second trial were different from the first trial, with the mixing ratio three times higher in biofuel content, taking ONE another step closer to reducing its carbon footprint. […]

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Aemetis gets 19 permits greenlighting Carbon Zero renewable fuels project

Aemetis gets 19 permits greenlighting Carbon Zero renewable fuels project

April 29, 2021 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. has received 19 permits granting the Authority To Construct (ATC) from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District related to the Aemetis ‘Carbon Zero’ renewable fuels project in Riverbank, California.  Each permit states a specific set of equipment and the conditions for operation of each unit. “The Authority To Construct air […]

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Neste to convert up to 500,000 tons of production capacity at Rotterdam refinery for SAF

Neste to convert up to 500,000 tons of production capacity at Rotterdam refinery for SAF

April 29, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Neste will modify its existing renewables production capacity in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to enable production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Currently the refinery produces mainly Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. The modifications to the refinery, an investment of approximately EUR 190 million, will enable Neste to optionally produce up to 500,000 tons of […]

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Atlantic Aviation eliminates fossil diesel use at LAX operations

Atlantic Aviation eliminates fossil diesel use at LAX operations

April 29, 2021 |

In California, Atlantic Aviation announced the introduction of renewable diesel and the elimination of fossil-based diesel at its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) fixed base operation. The change is part of Atlantic Aviation’s commitment to increasing sustainability in the aviation industry. ‘’Effective this month, we are replacing 100 percent of our fossil-based diesel fuel with […]

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Aker Solutions secures FEED for Nordic Blue Crude e-Fuel facility

Aker Solutions secures FEED for Nordic Blue Crude e-Fuel facility

April 29, 2021 |

In Norway, Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Nordic Blue Crude (NBC) for front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new e-Fuel facility at Herøya in Porsgrunn, Norway. The e-Fuel plant is planned to produce CO2-neutral fuel by using green hydrogen and furnace gas from an existing factory. The FEED work starts immediately and […]

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Alto Ingredients sells Madera ethanol plant for $28.3M

Alto Ingredients sells Madera ethanol plant for $28.3M

April 29, 2021 |

In California, Alto Ingredients, Inc., formerly Pacific Ethanol, has signed a definitive agreement with Seaboard Energy California, LLC to sell its fuel ethanol production facility in Madera, CA for total consideration of $28.3 million, comprised of $19.5 million in cash and $8.8 million in assumption of liabilities. The sale of the 40 million gallon per […]

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