Tag: biorefinery

Licella, Canfor’s Arbios Biotech JV form alliance with Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Licella, Canfor’s Arbios Biotech JV form alliance with Shell Catalysts & Technologies

May 10, 2021 |

Breaking news came in today from the wonders down under, Australia-based Licella, in their joint venture with Canfor (Arbios Biotech) – a just inked a new global alliance with Shell Catalysts & Technologies that aims to create low-carbon, circular economy focused biorefinery, with Licella’s Cat-HTR (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor) technology at the core. In today’s Digest, […]

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Neste Porvoo refinery major turnaround begins, investments of $388M

Neste Porvoo refinery major turnaround begins, investments of $388M

April 4, 2021 |

In Finland, Neste’s Porvoo refinery major turnaround will begin in stages this week and will last about 12 weeks and operating normally by end of June. The total investments of the Porvoo refinery major turnaround are estimated to be around EUR 330 million or $388 million. It was originally planned for the spring 2020, but […]

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Mainstream Pine Products to build new crude tall oil biorefinery in South Carolina

Mainstream Pine Products to build new crude tall oil biorefinery in South Carolina

February 7, 2021 |

In South Carolina, Mainstream Pine Products, LLC has plans for an estimated $90 million crude tall oil (CTO) biorefinery at the Charleston International Manufacturing Center (CIMC) in Berkeley County which will be capable of processing 110,000 tons of CTO from wood pulp used in paper manufacturing. This facility will serve as the centerpiece of Mainstream’s […]

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NREL recycles biorefinery waste streams to create high-value chemical products

NREL recycles biorefinery waste streams to create high-value chemical products

November 15, 2020 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), developed a method to isolate organic compounds, specifically the monomers which are precursors to everyday materials like plastics, out of biorefinery aqueous waste. The NREL team addressed the thermochemical conversion strategy of catalytic fast […]

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VTT-based startup producing protein from biorefinery by-products receives $1.7M

VTT-based startup producing protein from biorefinery by-products receives $1.7M

November 1, 2020 |

In Finland, new VTT-based startup company eniferBio producing protein from biorefinery by-products received more than one million euros in funding. eniferBio developed a method for producing Pekilo mycoprotein – a form of single cell protein derived from fungi. Pekilo mycoprotein is nutritious and protein rich cell biomass and can be used as raw material for […]

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Monster on the Big Muddy: REG Geismar to expand renewable hydrocarbon production to 340 million gallons

Monster on the Big Muddy: REG Geismar to expand renewable hydrocarbon production to 340 million gallons

October 6, 2020 |

In Louisiana, Renewable Energy Group said it will undertake a capacity expansion of its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery by 250 million gallons annually to 340 million gallons per year. This announcement follows a thorough review and site selection process. Construction should begin in mid to late 2021 with target mechanical completion date in late 2023. The […]

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Thai mega biorefinery project set for June 2021 commissioning

Thai mega biorefinery project set for June 2021 commissioning

September 9, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Nation newspaper reports the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation, a major biorefinery complex that will process agricultural crops along with biofuels and bioplastics production from residues is on target to open in June 2021. So far, 45% of construction of the flagship facility is completed. The project will become the largest in […]

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Court denies POET’s claim that U.S. EPA’s guidance will cost credits

Court denies POET’s claim that U.S. EPA’s guidance will cost credits

August 16, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that a federal appeals court on Friday denied a challenge by leading ethanol maker POET Biorefining, LLC who accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of making it impossible to certify its corn-fiber-derived ethanol under a renewable-fuel program. A split three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. […]

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Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium Launches New Website

Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium Launches New Website

July 12, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium released their revamped website which features renovated content describing the FCIC’s eight main research areas. Each research area will enable the consortium to help biorefinery developers understand and mitigate biomass feedstock and process variability. The FCIC develops science-based knowledge and tools to help biorefinery developers understand and mitigate […]

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Croatia’s INA to invest $282M in biorefinery if EU and government chip in

Croatia’s INA to invest $282M in biorefinery if EU and government chip in

June 23, 2020 |

In Croatia, Reuters reports that the national oil and gas company INA is looking to reduce its carbon footprint by investing $282.4 million in a biorefinery. It has said that to implement the project, however, it is going to require funding from both the European Union and the Croatian government. The facility would use unspecified […]

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