Tag: Chevron

Iowa State’s joint research project with Chevron developing solvent liquefaction

Iowa State’s joint research project with Chevron developing solvent liquefaction

September 26, 2016 |

In Iowa, the latest pilot plant at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm is a joint project with Chevron U.S.A. University engineers are using the pilot plant to develop and demonstrate an advanced biorenewables technology called solvent liquefaction. The technology converts biomass such as quarter-inch wood chips into a bio-oil that can be processed into fuels […]

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Chevron’s biofuel search explored 100 feedstocks and 50 processes

Chevron’s biofuel search explored 100 feedstocks and 50 processes

September 17, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Chevron says having invested sizeable sums in finding economically viable biofuels at scale having investigating more than 100 feedstock types and 50 processing technologies have failed. The company’s chairman and CEO also questioned the viability of the corn-based ethanol blending mandate.  

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If you can’t join em, beat ’em: The day that Gasoline went Clean, and got Whacked.

If you can’t join em, beat ’em: The day that Gasoline went Clean, and got Whacked.

March 17, 2014 |

In 1970, an oil company launched the first major ad campaign around environmental benefits of a new fuel formulation. Then, a radical shift in gasoline pricing occurred just as those remarkable ads went off the air. What were lessons that industry learned about alternative fuels? How might it be still impacting us today?  The Digest […]

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Bring Out Your Dead! As renewable equities soar, integrated oilcos sputter

Bring Out Your Dead! As renewable equities soar, integrated oilcos sputter

February 6, 2014 |

What’s going on – aren’t biofuels supposed to be dead, and fracking changing everything forever in oil & gas? Yet, tough times for growth at the public oil companies, while bellwether renewable fuel equities are on the rise. Why aren’t results tracking the hype? It’s earnings season — time to look away from the pundits, […]

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Chevron Predicts Increased Gasoline Prices due to Ethanol Mandate

Chevron Predicts Increased Gasoline Prices due to Ethanol Mandate

June 12, 2013 |

In California, Chevron Corporation’s CEO, John Watson, predicts that refiners may increase gasoline exports as a way to circumvent the Renewable Fuels Standard’s (RFS) ethanol mandate, causing gasoline prices to rise. Refiners complain that E15 adds to their costs and can only be used by 5% of U.S. cars, citing a November 2012 AAA automobile […]

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“Who killed $2.18 gasoline?” Reaction from the field

“Who killed $2.18 gasoline?” Reaction from the field

April 22, 2013 |

Readers inundate the Digest with old slide shows, perspective, anecdotes. On Friday morning, the Digest published “Who killed $2.18 gasoline?”, reviewing an explosive investigative report from Bloomberg that itself looked at low-cost, low-carbon fuels technology developed by Catchlight Energy. “They say [Chevron is] pushing back against the California rule because it demands technology that may […]

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Who killed $2.18 gasoline?

Who killed $2.18 gasoline?

April 19, 2013 |

An explosive report from Bloomberg alleges that a pathway to $2.18 per gallon gasoline was developed at Chevron-Weyerhaeuser owned Catchlight Energy. Yet, the project was sidelined. Why? Was the project really saddled with a threshold ROI 10 percent above Chevron’s annual average return on capital? The Bloomberg investigative team of Ben Elgin & Peter Waldman […]

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“What investors got wrong in advanced biofuels.”

“What investors got wrong in advanced biofuels.”

April 18, 2013 |

Today on Twitter RL_Miller: as a Cal native, I am FURIOUS at @CHEVRON for lying to us about biofuels. Stop defying state law! tommy_whitmore Oil Firms Break Promise On Biofuels As Chevron Defies California greenBizWorld What investors got wrong in advanced biofuels npecom: Biofuels research in the bedroom? Dedication pays off.

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NBB says biodiesel is the answer to RFS woes; Chevron says it’s a lot of Brazilian ethanol, for now

NBB says biodiesel is the answer to RFS woes; Chevron says it’s a lot of Brazilian ethanol, for now

February 7, 2013 |

At the National Biodiesel Boards annual Biodiesel Summit in Las Vegas, NBB CEO Joe Jobe projected that US biodiesel production will exceed 1.5 billion gallons for 2013, well over the EPA’s 1.28 billion gallon mandate. Under RFS2 rules, biodiesel can qualify not only in the biomass-based diesel category — but for the advanced biofuels pool […]

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Chevron says to forget cellulosic ethanol and focus on vehicle efficiency

Chevron says to forget cellulosic ethanol and focus on vehicle efficiency

February 6, 2013 |

In California, Chevron’s EVP for policy says importing Brazilian ethanol is the only way to comply with the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, because ““We’ve created a law that, in the timing of implementation and design, we believe is not workable.” She says that rather than trying to make cellulosic ethanol that the focus should […]

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