Tag: Hydrocarbons

Neste, Mitsui Chemicals and Toyota Tsusho to start Japan’s first production of renewable plastics from 100% bio-based hydrocarbons

Neste, Mitsui Chemicals and Toyota Tsusho to start Japan’s first production of renewable plastics from 100% bio-based hydrocarbons

May 23, 2021 |

In Japan, Neste, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Toyota Tsusho Corp. are joining forces to enable Japan’s first industrial-scale production of renewable plastics and chemicals from 100% bio-based hydrocarbons. In this collaboration, Mitsui Chemicals will use Neste RE, 100% bio-based hydrocarbons produced by Neste, to replace a part of the fossil feedstock in the production of […]

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Covestro receives first supply of certified renewable phenol for polycarbonates from Borealis

Covestro receives first supply of certified renewable phenol for polycarbonates from Borealis

October 25, 2020 |

In Germany, Covestro received a first delivery of 1,000 tons of renewable phenol from Borealis, produced with renewable hydrocarbons from Neste. Neste produces these ISCC Plus certified hydrocarbons entirely from renewable raw materials which are then converted into phenol by Borealis and finally used by Covestro to produce polycarbonate – as a replacement for part […]

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Georgia Institute of Technology researchers upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons

September 24, 2020 |

In Georgia, a new low-temperature, multi-phase process for upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons could help expand use of the lignin, which is now largely a waste product left over from the production of cellulose and bioethanol from trees and other woody plants. Using a dual catalyst system of superacid and platinum particles, researchers at the […]

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New process boosts lignin bio-oil as a next-generation fuel

New process boosts lignin bio-oil as a next-generation fuel

September 13, 2020 |

In Georgia, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that a new low-temperature multi-phase process for upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons could help expand use of the lignin, which is now largely a waste product left over from the productions of cellulose and bioethanol from trees and other woody plants. Using a dual catalyst […]

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Neste and Jokey collaborate on rigid packaging from renewable materials

Neste and Jokey collaborate on rigid packaging from renewable materials

June 21, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste and Jokey, a manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, started collaborating with a target to develop the market for rigid packaging from sustainable renewable and recycled materials for food and non-food applications, including renewable components derived from biomass and various waste and residue oils and fats. By promoting the use of more sustainable […]

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H&R makes equity investment into Novvi joint venture

H&R makes equity investment into Novvi joint venture

October 28, 2017 |

In Germany, H&R USA, a company of The Hansen & Rosenthal Group, of Hamburg (Germany), and Novvi LLC (California) today announced that H&R has made an equity investment into Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris, Inc., Cosan S.A., American Refining Group and Chevron USA. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Novvi’s products and […]

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The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass and Catalytic Conversion into Hydrocarbons

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass and Catalytic Conversion into Hydrocarbons

August 27, 2017 |

The DOE established and funded a project to develop a novel Multistage Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) of biomass and integrate with Virent’s Catalytic BioForming Process to efficiently produce cost effective “drop‐in” fuels from woody biomass and corn stover, with particular focus in maximizing jet fuel and diesel yields. Virent CTO Randy Cortright gave this illuminating presentation […]

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