Tag: ExxonMobil

Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

February 18, 2020 |

By Bruce Comer, Founder and Managing Director, Ocean Park Special to The Digest Slowdown in North American biofuels Mergers and Acquisitions as thin margins and policy uncertainty hung over industry. Biofuels Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in North America was subdued in 2019. Only four operating biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuels plants were sold during […]

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ExxonMobil points to biofuels in The Way Ahead for 2020

ExxonMobil points to biofuels in The Way Ahead for 2020

January 6, 2020 |

In New Jersey, ExxonMobil VP for R&D Vijay Swarup published a column on 2020, “The Work Ahead” and said that “We are at a crucial inflection point with climate change, as is all too clear from the regular stream of updates in our news feeds every day. ExxonMobil’s annual Energy Outlook, which came out recently, […]

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Design2Scale Challenge accepting applications for 3rd generation biofuels innovations

Design2Scale Challenge accepting applications for 3rd generation biofuels innovations

November 3, 2019 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil and Fraunhofer USA are accepting applications for its newest TechBridge Challenge, the Designed2Scale Challenge, until November 15th for new technologies in algae and microalgae for biofuels. Fraunhofer TechBridgewill award up to $50,000 in prototyping, demonstration, and/or validation services from Fraunhofer R&D network to selected teams. Solutions of interest include: Technologies and strategies […]

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ExxonMobil signs five-year biofuel research deal with Indian Institute of Technology

ExxonMobil signs five-year biofuel research deal with Indian Institute of Technology

October 15, 2019 |

In India, ExxonMobil said that it has signed agreements with the Indian Institute of Technology locations in Madras and Bombay, further expanding its extensive portfolio of research collaboration with India’s universities. The five-year agreements focus on progressing research in biofuels and bio-products, gas transport and conversion, climate and environment, and low-emissions technologies for the power […]

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ExxonMobil teams with Genomatica, Clariant to evaluate waste-based cellulosic sugar production

ExxonMobil teams with Genomatica, Clariant to evaluate waste-based cellulosic sugar production

January 23, 2019 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) said that they have signed a joint research agreement with Clariant to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste and residues to produce biofuel, which has the potential to play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. (Editor’s note: The REG […]

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ExxonMobil and REG announce successful conversion of sugars to biodiesel

ExxonMobil and REG announce successful conversion of sugars to biodiesel

November 1, 2017 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group announced that by utilizing REG’s patented fermentation technology, the companies’ joint research program has demonstrated the ability to convert sugars from a variety of non-edible biomass sources into biodiesel. During their initial research, the companies successfully validated the feasibility of the REG Life Sciences fermentation technology across multiple […]

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ExxonMobil breaks ground on algae biofuel and carbon capture research facility

ExxonMobil breaks ground on algae biofuel and carbon capture research facility

October 14, 2017 |

In New Jersey, ExxonMobil broke ground on the expansion of its research facility which will focus on research and development for algae biofuel and carbon capture technologies. It is expected to be completed in 2019 and will include a new engine testing center, a lubricant research and development blend plant, and enhancements to existing facilities […]

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University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil extend R&D agreement two more years

University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil extend R&D agreement two more years

July 17, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year renewal of an agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research is part of a broad effort to identify scalable and commercially viable solutions to help meet increasing global energy demand with a renewable resource. Over the […]

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Making Algae Obese: Synthetic Genomics, ExxonMobil breakthrough brings algae fuels clearer, closer

Making Algae Obese: Synthetic Genomics, ExxonMobil breakthrough brings algae fuels clearer, closer

June 20, 2017 |

In California at the annual BIO convention, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the improvement of the Nannochloropsis gaditana algae strain. Currently at proof of concept scale, at the productivity rates seen under lab conditions, the strain could produce up to 1600 gallons per acre per year of […]

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Algae Obesity! Synthetic Genomics, ExxonMobil breakthrough doubles lipid content; algae biofuels come clearer, closer

Algae Obesity! Synthetic Genomics, ExxonMobil breakthrough doubles lipid content; algae biofuels come clearer, closer

June 20, 2017 |

In California at the annual BIO convention, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the improvement of the Nannochloropsis gaditana algae strain. Currently at proof of concept scale, at the productivity rates seen under lab conditions, the strain could produce up to 1600 gallons per acre per year of […]

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