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Indonesian researchers study local algae strains for renewable diesel

Indonesian researchers study local algae strains for renewable diesel

December 23, 2019 |

In Indonesia, researchers from Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) conducted a study on microalgae for renewable biodiesel development. In the study, there were two types of Indonesian microalgae strains used, Nannochloropsis oculata and chlorella vulgaris. Uniquely, both have the same main growth component but differ in the type of micronutrients (trace elements). For in-situ method, microalgae cells […]

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Danish researchers find rare microalgae enzyme to improve renewable diesel production

Danish researchers find rare microalgae enzyme to improve renewable diesel production

December 12, 2019 |

In Denmark, Researchers have found an unusual, light-dependent enzyme in microalgae. A new project at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, will use the enzyme in a system to produce drop-in fuels from waste oils and fats. A grant of DKK 3 million (EUR 0.4 mill.) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation will kick-start a new […]

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HollyFrontier to invest $350 million in renewable diesel production

HollyFrontier to invest $350 million in renewable diesel production

November 18, 2019 |

In Texas, HollyFrontier plans to construct a new renewable diesel unit (RDU) at its Artesia refinery. The RDU will have a production capacity of approximately 125 million gallons a year and allow HollyFrontier to process soybean oil and other renewable feedstocks into renewable diesel. This investment will provide HollyFrontier the opportunity to meet the demand […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions looking to do a JV for renewable diesel plant in Alberta

Cielo Waste Solutions looking to do a JV for renewable diesel plant in Alberta

August 1, 2019 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Renewable U Lethbridge Inc. to build a renewable diesel refinery in the City of Lethbridge, Alberta. Renewable U LA and Cielo are now working towards entering into a joint venture agreement that will provide the framework to build and operate a […]

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Valero’s Q2 ethanol profits crash while renewable diesel doubles

Valero’s Q2 ethanol profits crash while renewable diesel doubles

July 25, 2019 |

In Texas, the Houston Chronicle newspaper reports that high corn prices have squashed Valero’s Q2 ethanol operating profits to just $7 million, down 83% from last year’s $43 million. Contrary to its poor ethanol results, its renewable diesel results more than doubled to $77 million from $30 million last year as production doubled and sales […]

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REG opens first diesel fueling stations in Seneca, Illinois

REG opens first diesel fueling stations in Seneca, Illinois

July 17, 2019 |

In Illinois, the Renewable Energy Group celebrated the grand opening of the company’s first diesel fueling station in Seneca, Illinois. Construction on the around-the-clock, fully-automated station began earlier this year. Diesel customers from trucking fleets to local diesel vehicle owners will be able to fill up with biodiesel blended fuel to conveniently reduce harmful greenhouse […]

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Palm oil cheaper than diesel fuel

Palm oil cheaper than diesel fuel

June 22, 2019 |

In Germany, according to UFOP, selling prices for palm oil and diesel fuel have recently converged to the same level, after the former had even been at a lower price for six months. UFOP fears that the use of palm oil will increase, because palm oil prices have tumbled to a very low level since […]

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EU-funded project aims to improve biofuels for commercial vehicles

EU-funded project aims to improve biofuels for commercial vehicles

May 23, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European-funded COLHD (Commercial vehicles using Optimised Liquid biofuels and HVO Drivetrains) project was launched to develop an alternative fuels engine that’s more efficient than the standard diesel alternative. COLHD covers technology, infrastructure and removal of additional barriers. It focuses on the development of three powertrain technologies that use biogas (liquefied biomethane or […]

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Australia-first 100% renewable diesel trial kicks off

Australia-first 100% renewable diesel trial kicks off

February 27, 2019 |

In Australia, the Australian-first trial using 100 per cent renewable diesel to fuel a Scania test engine is up and running thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Southern Oil’s Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant at Yarwun, near Gladstone, is pioneering the refining of renewable diesel fuel made from waste plastic, old vehicle […]

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Two Canadian Cielo renewable diesel refineries in the works

Two Canadian Cielo renewable diesel refineries in the works

December 19, 2018 |

In Canada, plans to build renewable diesel refineries from waste using Cielo’s technology in both Medicine Hat and Grand Prairie, Alberta appear to be moving forward, even if not as quickly as developers would like. Cielo’s first demonstration facility in Alberta has nearly reached production capacity. The planned $20 million facility in Grand Prairie needs […]

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