Tag: Washington state

PNNL develops novel catalyst to convert ethanol into C5+ keytones

PNNL develops novel catalyst to convert ethanol into C5+ keytones

November 11, 2020 |

In Washington state, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a novel catalyst that converts ethanol into C5+ ketones that can serve as building blocks for everything from solvents to jet fuel. In a new paper, they describe this breakthrough chemistry and the mechanism behind it. The catalyst developed at PNNL condenses multiple […]

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Washington State University researchers part of major pennycress study

Washington State University researchers part of major pennycress study

November 3, 2020 |

In Washington state, researchers at Washington State University are taking a closer look at the genetics and physiology of pennycress, as part of a multi-institutional, $12.9 million research project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and led by Illinois State University. Their five-year goal: to help develop a winter cover crop that can thrive […]

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Microsoft buys SkyNRG SAF to for Alaska Airlines to boost employee flight sustainability

Microsoft buys SkyNRG SAF to for Alaska Airlines to boost employee flight sustainability

October 22, 2020 |

In Washington state, Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly more sustainably thanks to the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover their business travel. The SAF, supplied by SkyNRG, and produced from waste oil, is an important option for the aviation […]

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Impact Bioenergy successfully trials ORNG fuel

Impact Bioenergy successfully trials ORNG fuel

July 21, 2020 |

In Washington state, local press reports that Impact Bioenergy has begun producing renewable natural gas through anaerobic digestion of organic waste, which it is calling Organic RNG or ORNG (orange). The company is still far from retail sales of the fuel that was recently tested in a week-long trial in a hybrid sedan, but it […]

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Amazon Air teams with Shell Aviation on SAF buy contract

Amazon Air teams with Shell Aviation on SAF buy contract

July 8, 2020 |

In Washington state, Amazon Air has secured up to six million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by Shell Aviation and produced by World Energy. With this twelve-month deal, Amazon Air, in its short history, is prioritizing sustainability by bringing SAF into our air operations. World Energy and Shell collaborated to develop a SAF […]

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WSU-Tri Cities leads lignin-based SAF research project

WSU-Tri Cities leads lignin-based SAF research project

July 8, 2020 |

In Washington state, researchers are producing and testing a group of hydrocarbon molecules made from lignin, a waste material from biofuel production, as a new biojet fuel that could replace petroleum-based fuels and lead to greater performance and reduced emissions. The team including a Washington State University Tri-Cities researcher with colleagues from the University of […]

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Naval Base Kitsap awarded for biofuel use

Naval Base Kitsap awarded for biofuel use

April 27, 2020 |

In Washington state, the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service reports that the Office of Secretary of Defense awarded Naval Base Kitsap in the Sustainability, Industrial Installation category of the 2020 SECDEF Environmental Awards for its biofuel use. In addition to biofuel use in base vehicles, personal vehicle use of military personnel of E85 and biodiesel […]

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EPA settles two cases with Coleman Oil Company over biodiesel spill

EPA settles two cases with Coleman Oil Company over biodiesel spill

April 9, 2020 |

In Washington state, Environmental Protection Agency has settled two federal Clean Water Act cases with Coleman Oil Company, LLC, located in Lewiston, Idaho, owner and operator of a former oil bulk terminal in Wenatchee, Washington, adjacent to the Columbia River. The cases, resolved in the Fall of 2019, were connected to an underground oil spill […]

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Local authorities push back against Phillips 66 and REG’s cancelation of renewable diesel project

Local authorities push back against Phillips 66 and REG’s cancelation of renewable diesel project

February 10, 2020 |

In Washington state, local press reports that county and other local officials aren’t taking Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group’s cancelation of their proposed renewable diesel plant lying down and are scrambling to find ways to bring the partners back to the table. The joint venture partners had said that they backed out of the […]

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Phillips 66 and REG call off proposed Washington state renewable diesel plant

Phillips 66 and REG call off proposed Washington state renewable diesel plant

January 21, 2020 |

In Washington state, Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group, Inc are discontinuing their joint effort to construct a large-scale renewable diesel plant in Ferndale, Washington, the companies announced.  The project has been canceled due to permitting delays and uncertainties. Originally announced in fall 2018, this 250 million gallon per year project would have resulted in […]

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