Tag: Texas

University of Houston researchers advance hydrogen production from water

University of Houston researchers advance hydrogen production from water

September 27, 2022 |

In Texas, hydrogen has drawn attention in recent years as a potential source of clean energy because it burns without producing climate-damaging emissions. However, traditional hydrogen production methods have a substantial carbon footprint, and cleaner methods are expensive and technically complex. Now researchers are reporting a significant advance, a two-electrode catalyst that relies on one […]

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Bucha Bio raises $1.1-million for kombucha-waste leather

Bucha Bio raises $1.1-million for kombucha-waste leather

September 26, 2022 |

In Texas, a startup developing vegan leather from kombucha waste has closed a $1.1-million seed funding.  Bucha Bio will use the funds to support development and commercialization for its process, which converts bacterial nanocellulose left over from kombucha production into its Shorai and Hikari biobased materials. It expects to make Hikari, a translucent material, available […]

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Technip Energies buys Biosuccinium tech from DSM

Technip Energies buys Biosuccinium tech from DSM

September 15, 2022 |

In Texas, Technip Energies has purchased Biosuccinium® technology from DSM, adding a technology solution to its growing Sustainable Chemicals portfolio. This technology synergizes with recently developed proprietary bio-polymer technologies and provides a commercially referenced production of bio-based succinic acid (bio-SAc) that serves as feedstock for the production of polybutylene succinate (PBS). PBS itself is fully […]

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Vertex conversion of Alabama refinery to renewable diesel postponed to Q1 2023

Vertex conversion of Alabama refinery to renewable diesel postponed to Q1 2023

September 12, 2022 |

In Texas, Vertex is currently working on completing a $90-$100 million capital project designed to modify the company’s Mobile, Alabama Refinery existing hydrocracking unit to produce renewable diesel fuel on a standalone basis. Upon completion of the conversion project, the refinery is expected to commence production of approximately 8,000 – 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) […]

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World Energy planning to convert Houston biodiesel facility to SAF

World Energy planning to convert Houston biodiesel facility to SAF

August 18, 2022 |

In Texas, the Houston Chronicle newspaper reports World Energy is planning to convert its biodiesel facility into one that produces sustainable aviation fuel, producing 250 million gallons per year by 2025. The facility along the Houston Ship Channel provides transportation links via water, airports and major pipelines as well as access to low cost hydrogen, […]

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Darling Ingredients offers $250M in unsecured senior notes

Darling Ingredients offers $250M in unsecured senior notes

August 15, 2022 |

In Texas, Darling Ingredients Inc. launched an offering of $250.0 million in aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes by Darling. The add-on notes will be issued as additional notes under the same indenture as Darling’s 6% senior notes due 2030, $750.0 million in aggregate principal amount of which were issued on June 9, 2022. […]

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Darling Ingredients completes acquisition of Brazil’s largest independent rendering company

Darling Ingredients completes acquisition of Brazil’s largest independent rendering company

August 2, 2022 |

In Texas, Darling Ingredients Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Brazil’s largest independent rendering company, FASA Group. The company first announced the acquisition in May 2022 for a purchase price of approximately R$2.8 billion Brazilian Real in cash ($542.6 million USD at today’s exchange rate), plus or minus various closing adjustments and a contingent […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife teams with Chevron to get peanuts into engines 

Texas A&M AgriLife teams with Chevron to get peanuts into engines 

July 19, 2022 |

In Texas, peanut oil powered the world’s first diesel engine when it was premiered by Rudolf Diesel at the World Exposition in Paris in 1900. Now, a collaboration between Chevron and Texas A&M AgriLife is reviving the use of peanuts as a renewable feedstock for diesel fuel with a lower carbon intensity. The five-year, multi-million-dollar […]

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Neste delivers CORSIA-certified SAF to SFO airport

Neste delivers CORSIA-certified SAF to SFO airport

July 12, 2022 |

In Texas, for the first time in aviation history, a CORSIA-certified batch of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) was delivered to a commercial airline. American Airlines took possession of a batch of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM at San Francisco International Airport. Neste is the world’s leading SAF producer and delivered the batch as a part […]

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Grön chooses Koch company for EPC

Grön chooses Koch company for EPC

July 12, 2022 |

In Texas, Koch Engineered Solutions announced that its affiliate company, Optimized Process Designs (OPD), has executed a definitive Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) agreement with Fidelis New Energy, LLC for the primary renewable fuels processing facility as well as the related infrastructure required to support the GigaSystem™ carbon negative renewable fuels facility.  The multi-billion-dollar Grön Facility […]

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