Tag: ConocoPhillips

European oil companies go for renewables, American oil companies not so much

European oil companies go for renewables, American oil companies not so much

March 11, 2018 |

In Texas, while European oil companies like Statoil and Total talked about moving away from oil and toward natural gas and renewable energy at CERO, the world’s biggest oil and gas conference, there was little mention of biofuels or renewable energy among American oil companies like ConocoPhillips. Statoil and Total shared their long-term plans towards […]

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Antitrust complaint filed against ConocoPhillips over “anti-competitive activities”

Antitrust complaint filed against ConocoPhillips over “anti-competitive activities”

March 20, 2013 |

Is ConocoPhillips unlawfully attempting to limit competition in the fuels marketplace? We’ll find out soon. In Florida, Biofuels Digest filed an antitrust violation complaint against ConocoPhillips with the US Department of Justice, regarding alleged activities in Lawrence, Kansas. According to material received by the Digest, ConocoPhillips’ activities may be in violation of the Sherman Antitrust […]

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[LL] Cool Planet Rocks the Bells

[LL] Cool Planet Rocks the Bells

March 5, 2012 |

Our 3-part series, “Shake It Up, Baby”, turns to the mysterious world of Cool Planet Biofuels. What are Google, BP, Conoco, and GE investing? Is 3,000 gallons per acre of renewable gasoline possible? In the past few weeks, news has begun to circulate around the industry – and expanded by Twitter and other social media […]

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Enviva, ConocoPhillips to enter wood pellet business in 2013

Enviva, ConocoPhillips to enter wood pellet business in 2013

December 6, 2011 |

In Maryland, ECo Biomass, jointly owned by Enviva and ConocoPhillips, will use a combination of proprietary and acquired existing technologies to manufacture and sell renewable, torrefied wood pellets. The company’s initial facility, scheduled to be operational in 2013, will produce wood pellets that will be sold under agreements with major utilities. The torrefaction process involves […]

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Go West, young biofuels entrepreneur

Go West, young biofuels entrepreneur

[ 0 ] January 28, 2011 |

The newspaperman Horace Greeley spent quite a bit of time in his later years denying that he authored the phrase “Go West, Young Man,” and he himself said he got it from the editorialist J.B. Soule. But Greeley liked the phrase and used it, for he saw, like so many, that the westward spread of […]

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Why don't oil majors invest in biofuels at scale?

Why don't oil majors invest in biofuels at scale?

[ 0 ] August 27, 2010 |

In recent weeks we have tracked the significant number of migrations among early stage biofuels producers from a “fuel centric” strategy to an emphasis of renewable chemicals, organic acids, food oils, and nutraceuticals. We sometimes think this publication ought to be renamed “Bio-High-Value-Co-Products-or-anything-please-God-that-makes-money-quickly Digest”. Case in point: Didn’t there used to be a Blue Marble […]

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