Tag: Louisiana

PBF looking to invest $550M to retrofit Chalmette refinery for renewable diesel

PBF looking to invest $550M to retrofit Chalmette refinery for renewable diesel

June 28, 2021 |

In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards and PBF Chalmette Refinery Manager Steven Krynski announced the company is studying the possible conversion of an idled refinery unit into a renewable diesel production complex. The refinery’s parent company, PBF Energy, would make a $550 million capital investment to retrofit a hydrocracker unit – out of operation since […]

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Strategic Biofuels to invest $700M in Louisiana renewable fuel project

Strategic Biofuels to invest $700M in Louisiana renewable fuel project

April 27, 2021 |

In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards and CEO Paul Schubert of Strategic Biofuels LLC announced that the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Louisiana Green Fuels, plans to develop a renewable diesel plant near the Caldwell Parish seat of Columbia. Situated on a 171-acre site at the Port of Columbia, the plant would produce up to 32 […]

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Grön Fuels’ $9.2B Carbon Negative Renewable Fuel project wins Air Permit Approval

Grön Fuels’ $9.2B Carbon Negative Renewable Fuel project wins Air Permit Approval

April 22, 2021 |

In Louisiana, Grön Fuels, LLC, has received its Minor Source Air Permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. The first phase of the project’s program is the 63,000-barrel-per-day Grön Fuels production facility that Fidelis expects will achieve final investment decision in 2021. The total complex is projected to result in more than 5,000 direct and […]

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PBF Energy looking to add renewable diesel production to Chalmette refinery

PBF Energy looking to add renewable diesel production to Chalmette refinery

February 11, 2021 |

In Louisiana, Platts reports PBF Energy is looking to transition its Chalmette oil refinery to produce renewable diesel, in line with industry trends that have seen several major oil refiners make the switch. The high cost of complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard is seen as the driver for the potential investment, producing as much […]

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette gets DOE grant to study aviation fuel cells

University of Louisiana at Lafayette gets DOE grant to study aviation fuel cells

December 24, 2020 |

In Louisiana, an energy storage and power generation system being designed at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette could make flying the friendly skies less harmful to the environment. Solid oxide fuel cells are “a key component” within that system, said Dr. Xiao-Dong Zhou. Their inclusion in the next generation of electric aircraft could cut […]

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Grön Fuels chooses Haldor Topsoe technologies for Baton Rouge mega project

Grön Fuels chooses Haldor Topsoe technologies for Baton Rouge mega project

December 14, 2020 |

In Louisiana, Grön Fuels, LLC’s renewable diesel and jet fuel option facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge is based on Topsoe’s proprietary HydroFlex hydrotreating and H2bridge hydrogen technologies, including an option to capture ~1 million tons per year of bio-CO2 for carbon sequestration in suitable deep saline aquifers located below the project site. […]

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Grön Fuels developing $9.2B renewable fuels complex at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge

Grön Fuels developing $9.2B renewable fuels complex at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge

November 11, 2020 |

In Louisiana, Grön Fuels LLC is studying the feasibility of a renewable fuel complex at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. With expansions and associated projects, the complex could involve up to $9.2 billion of total investment over several phases. A final investment decision is expected in 2021, which will determine the final cost of […]

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Greentech Materials close to lease deal at Port of Baton Rouge for RD facility

Greentech Materials close to lease deal at Port of Baton Rouge for RD facility

October 20, 2020 |

In Louisiana, The Advocate newspaper reports Houston-based Greentech Materials is preparing to close a lease agreement with the Port of Baton Rouge to lease 164 acres where it wants to build a renewable diesel plant with an investment of between $300 million and $700 million. Negotiations with the company have been ongoing since January but […]

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REG Geismar looking at $65M tax break to attract $1.2B expansion

REG Geismar looking at $65M tax break to attract $1.2B expansion

July 22, 2020 |

In Louisiana, the Advocate newspaper reports that REG’s Geismar facility is one of the company’s potential expansion sites in the US and Europe where negotiations are currently ongoing with local officials to seek out the best investment incentives. Up for grabs are as much as $65 million in potential tax exemptions over 10 years if […]

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US corn looks for export markets as ethanol demand falls but must compete with cheap Brazilian supplies

US corn looks for export markets as ethanol demand falls but must compete with cheap Brazilian supplies

April 16, 2020 |

In Louisiana, Platts reports that as demand for ethanol shrinks in response to COVID-19, demand for corn has shrunk as well and is seeking exports markets, which has in turn pushed prices for CIF New Orleans prices for barges falling to the lowest level since August 2017 at just $3.6926 per bushel on Wednesday while […]

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