Tag: Texas

Southwest Airlines announces 10% SAF by 2030

Southwest Airlines announces 10% SAF by 2030

October 19, 2021 |

In Texas, Southwest Airlines Co. announced a series of near-term goals, actions, and initiatives in support of a 10-year plan to maintain carbon neutrality to 2019 levels while continuing to grow its operations. The company plans to achieve these objectives through the following actions: • Reduce its carbon emissions per available seat mile (including scope […]

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Navigator CO2 Ventures gets board greenlight to proceed with carbon capture pipeline

Navigator CO2 Ventures gets board greenlight to proceed with carbon capture pipeline

October 14, 2021 |

In Texas, Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC says that as a result of commitments received during its binding open season, it has obtained the necessary board approvals to proceed with its proposed carbon capture pipeline system, the Heartland Greenway. Based upon the substantial market reception for the project, Navigator is evaluating multiple opportunities to expand the […]

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ExxonMobil to build large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility

ExxonMobil to build large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility

October 11, 2021 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil plans to build its first, large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas, and is expected to start operations by year-end 2022.  By recycling plastic waste back into raw materials that can be used to make plastic and other valuable products, the technology could help address the challenge of plastic waste […]

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Kinetrex Energy and Wabash Valley Power Alliance start construction on RNG projects in Indiana

Kinetrex Energy and Wabash Valley Power Alliance start construction on RNG projects in Indiana

September 30, 2021 |

In Texas, Kinetrex Energy, a Kinder Morgan, Inc. company, and Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA) announced they have started construction activities for three previously announced renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities in Indiana. The three sites are located at the Twin Bridges Landfill in Danville, the Prairie View Landfill in Wyatt and the Liberty Landfill in […]

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REG to close its biodiesel plant near Houston

REG to close its biodiesel plant near Houston

September 29, 2021 |

In Texas, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced the closing of its 35 million gallon per year nameplate capacity facility located near Houston, Texas. The company acquired and commissioned the plant in 2008 and has been operating it since. The company is currently working with plant employees on relocation opportunities within the production network. The company […]

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New studies show ethanol-blended gasoline has lower CI than originally thought

New studies show ethanol-blended gasoline has lower CI than originally thought

September 29, 2021 |

In Texas, two studies conducted by Transport Energy Strategies (TES) and THiggins Energy Consulting show that gasoline blended with ethanol lowers carbon intensity (CI) even more than what is modeled today and what is shown in recent studies. The first study addresses tailpipe carbon emissions, the second well to wheels GHG effects. A key finding […]

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Ara Partners closes $1.1B decarbonization fund

Ara Partners closes $1.1B decarbonization fund

September 27, 2021 |

In Texas, Ara Partners announced the closing of Ara Fund II with approximately $1.1 billion in capital commitments. The Fund was significantly oversubscribed, exceeding its $650 million initial target and increasing its hard cap. The Fund received commitments from a diverse set of returning and new institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia, including […]

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American Airlines becomes anchor partners in Breakthrough Energy Catalyst

American Airlines becomes anchor partners in Breakthrough Energy Catalyst

September 21, 2021 |

In Texas, American Airlines has become an anchor partner to Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, investing $100 million in a groundbreaking collaborative effort to accelerate the clean energy technologies necessary for achieving a net zero economy by 2050. In becoming one of Breakthrough Energy Catalyst’s first anchor partners, American is backing up its ambitious climate commitments with […]

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Viridis Chemical to start phase II expansion producing bio-based ethyl acetate

Viridis Chemical to start phase II expansion producing bio-based ethyl acetate

September 13, 2021 |

In Texas, Viridis Chemical, LLC completed the Phase I capital improvement to produce USP grade bio-based ethanol and the commencement of the Phase II capital improvement to produce bio-based ethyl acetate at its plant in Columbus, Nebraska. As previously disclosed, Viridis Chemical partnered with HELM U.S. Corporation in an exclusive Global Marketing Partnership regarding the […]

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ExxonMobil introduces its renewable diesel technology for licensing

ExxonMobil introduces its renewable diesel technology for licensing

September 1, 2021 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC has introduced ExxonMobil Renewable Diesel process technology to help meet the evolving needs for mobility, while utilizing renewable feedstock. This new process technology converts feedstocks including, but not limited to, vegetable oils, unconverted cooking oil and animal fats, into renewable diesel. Meets advanced cold-flow specifications, while enabling high […]

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