Tag: Texas

Haldor Topsoe to build hydroprocessing catalyst plant in Texas

Haldor Topsoe to build hydroprocessing catalyst plant in Texas

July 13, 2021 |

In Texas, Haldor Topsoe will build a 15,000 ton per year hydroprocessing catalyst plant at the company’s existing Bayport production site in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas.  The plant will increase production capacity of Topsoe’s TK catalyst family to meet increasing demand, both in traditional refining and for use with Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology for production of […]

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University of Houston researchers develop more resilient yeast for cellulosic ethanol

University of Houston researchers develop more resilient yeast for cellulosic ethanol

July 12, 2021 |

In Texas, Science News reports that University of Houston researchers have developed a more resilient yeast to convert corn stover into ethanol that has yields on a par with producing ethanol from corn kernels. By genetically modifying baker’s yeast, the aldehydes byproduct of the feedstock preprocessing that often kills yeasts and has thus far limited […]

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Texas A&M researchers develop greener way to produce bioplastics from crop waste

Texas A&M researchers develop greener way to produce bioplastics from crop waste

July 6, 2021 |

In Texas, bioplastics—biodegradable plastics made from biological substances rather than petroleum—can be created in a more economical and environmentally friendly way from the byproducts of corn stubble, grasses and mesquite agricultural production, according to a new study by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.  This new approach involves a “plug-in” preconditioning process, a simple adjustment […]

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USD Clean Fuels agrees terminal services agreement for renewable diesel

USD Clean Fuels agrees terminal services agreement for renewable diesel

June 29, 2021 |

In Texas, USD Partners LP has entered into a Terminal Services Agreement with USD Clean Fuels LLC, a newly-formed subsidiary of US Development Group, LLC. The Terminal Services Agreement provides for the inbound shipment of renewable diesel on rail and the outbound shipment of the product on tank trucks to local consumers. The agreement has […]

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Navigator CO2 Ventures proposed CCS project likely to expand due to demand

Navigator CO2 Ventures proposed CCS project likely to expand due to demand

June 3, 2021 |

In Texas, Navigator CO2 Ventures announced the successful conclusion of the non-binding open season of its carbon capture pipeline system (“CCS”). The proposed CCS project seeks to provide biorefineries and other industrial participants a long-term, economic path to materially reduce their carbon footprint by capturing and transporting CO2 through 1,200 miles of pipeline across five […]

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Green Circle and Synthos start to commercialize biobutadiene technology together

Green Circle and Synthos start to commercialize biobutadiene technology together

June 1, 2021 |

In Texas, Lummus Technology announced that its Green Circle business and Synthos have started collaborating to commercialize Synthos’ biobutadiene technology. The first step of the commercialization program includes the development of a feasibility study for a biobutadiene plant with a production capacity of 20,000 tons per year, which will form the basis for an investment […]

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Emerald Biofuels gets agreement with city for $315M renewable diesel project

Emerald Biofuels gets agreement with city for $315M renewable diesel project

May 31, 2021 |

In Texas, Port Arthur News reports that the city council has authorized an industrial district agreement with Emerald Biofuels for the proposed $315 million renewable diesel plant the company announced last year. The facility will be located on more than 18 acres, producing more than 100 million gallons of renewable diesel and 20 million gallons […]

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CVR Energy looking at SAF production as part of refinery conversions

CVR Energy looking at SAF production as part of refinery conversions

May 31, 2021 |

In Texas, Bloomberg reports CVR Energy is looking to include SAF production as part of its transition to renewable fuels at some of its oil refineries. The company’s CEO said that he supports subsidies for renewable fuels, such as the $2 per gallon subsidy proposed in Congress last week for SAF. Although the subsidy would […]

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Vertex Energy buys Shell’s Mobile refinery to convert to renewable diesel

Vertex Energy buys Shell’s Mobile refinery to convert to renewable diesel

May 27, 2021 |

In Texas, Vertex Energy, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Mobile refinery located in Mobile, Alabama from Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Products US, Shell Oil Company and Shell Chemical LP, subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell plc, for $75 million. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter […]

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Valero’s renewable diesel commitment paying dividends

Valero’s renewable diesel commitment paying dividends

May 27, 2021 |

In Texas, My San Antonio reports that Valero has decided to “go all in” on renewable diesel, similar to other major oil refiners across the US, but the company already started conversions several years ago and began to truly reap rewards during the COVID-19 pandemic when others were suffering from lack of demand. With its […]

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