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18 06, 2015

Biorefinery in Washington State

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In Washington state, Texas-based Riverview Energy is looking to set up a mixed refinery in Longview that would refine 45,000 barrels per day of shale oil from North Dakota and half again as much of used cooking oil and vegetable oils for advanced biofuels and aviation jet fuel.

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18 06, 2015

Ensyn signs off-take with Youngstown Thermal

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Ensyn has signed a contract with Youngstown Thermal LLC for the supply of RFO, Ensyn’s advanced cellulosic biofuel. Ensyn Fuels is to provide Youngstown Therman up to 2.5 million gallons of RFO per year, with deliveries to begin as soon as fourth quater of 2015, in time for the 2015-2016 winter season. Youngstown Thermal will use the RFO to displace up to 50 percent of its fuel need in their natural gas fueled boiler.

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18 06, 2015

Virent and Coke debut 100% plant bottle

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The first plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based materials made its debut in Wednesday at the World Expo in Milan, Italy. Coca-Cola has been making its plant-based bottles since 2009, but the plastic in those bottles was only 30% from plant-based materials. Technology developed by Virent enabled plant-based materials to be used on the 70% of the bottle previously used for petroleum.

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6 05, 2015

Fulcrum’s $200 million pick: Abengoa for EPC contractor of first MSW-to-jet fuel project in the US

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In California, Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Abengoa to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet fuel. The contract is worth approximately$200 million. The Sierra BioFuels Plant is scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2017 with the production of more than 10 million gallons of renewable transportation fuel.

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16 04, 2015

Red Rock’s first commercial scale renewable jet fuel refinery edges closer as it secures venture capital funding

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Construction could start as early as this summer of Red Rock Biofuel’s first commercial scale refinery in Lakeview, Oregon to produce renewable jet fuels from woody biomass sourced from forests and sawmills. This follows the announcement of a partnership with venture capital firm Flagship Ventures that includes an undisclosed investment in Red Rock. The cost of the refinery is put at $200 million, $70 million of which will come from an award last year by the US Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy, and production of jet fuel, diesel and naphtha is expected to start around 18 months after […]

7 04, 2015

REG says Geismar fire damage could take up to four months to get back online

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REG  said while preliminary damage assessments following the April 2 fire at its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery are still ongoing, the damage appears to be contained to a limited area of the production facility. The Company’s current expectation, subject to change, is that it should take 2-4 months to restore operations.

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1 04, 2015

Neste oil made 238 million € operating profit last year

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2015 was a very profitable year for Neste, but couldn’t match 2013’s record profit of million €. They produced 2.1 million Mt of renewable diesel, with an average run rate of 98%.

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31 03, 2015

CRI licenses IH2 technology to forest products company

By |March 31st, 2015|Producer News|0 Comments|

A leading global forest products company headquartered in Northern Europe has entered into an front end loading (FEL-1) license agreement with CRI Catalyst Co. for the IH2 technology. The design feedstock for the facility includes a broad range of forest residues including slash, sawdust, bark, and wood chips.

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24 03, 2015

Gevo licenses Isobutanol technology to Praj

By |March 24th, 2015|Producer News|0 Comments|

Gevo announced that Praj Industries Limited has signed a MOU to become a Gevo licensee for producing renewable isobutanol at sugar-based ethanol plants. Under the MOU, Praj will undertake to license up to 250 million gallons of isobutanol capacity for sugar-based ethanol plants over the next ten years. Gevo will market the isobutanol produced by Praj’s sub-licensees.

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24 03, 2015

Red Rock Biofuels, is planning a $200 million biofuels refinery in Lakeview,

By |March 24th, 2015|Producer News|0 Comments|

A Colorado company, Red Rock Biofuels, is planning a $200 million biofuels refinery in Lakeview, Oregon where it will refine jet fuel to be used by Southwest Airlines (agreement to supply 3 million gallons signed in September). The refinery will also produce diesel and naptha fuel from its wood pulp stock. According to the Red Rock Biofuels (RRB) website, the company’s technology platform converts woody biomass to jet, diesel, and naphtha fuels. Terry Kulesa, Red Rock CEO and co-founder, said when all is ready the refinery will process approximately 140,000 tons of needles, sawdust, and tree branches each year, refining 12 million […]

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Sustainable jet fuels are produced from sustainable feedstocks like waste streams and non-food energy crops.

These fuels offer the single largest opportunity to reduce emissions, while ensuring long term fuel security for the aviation sector.

Sustainable jet fuel blends can be referred to as ‘drop-in’ fuels, because they have the ability to be used without any changes made to the infrastructure, such as distribution and engine fuel systems.
What are Sustainable Jet Fuels?
The aviation industry is the world’s fasted growing transport sector and responsible for approximately 2,5 % of the global manmade CO2 emissions. Even with efficiency measures taken, this figure is expected to rise to 4 – 4.5 per cent by 2050, without any mitigation.

One of the biggest challenges in reducing this impact is to look for solutions that preserve the sectors social benefits, while maintaining its growth.

99% of an airline’s emissions comes from the combustion of jet fuel. Energy sources like solar, electric and hydrogen do not offer an alternative as aviation will be relying on high density liquid energy carriers for the coming decades. Therefore, sustainable jet fuels are viewed as the best opportunity to reduce carbon emissions.

For more information on Sustainable jet fuel, you can read SkyNRG’s White Paper on Sustainable Jet Fuel.
Rationale for Sustainable Jet fuel
In every decision that we make, we follow the vision on sustainable fuels, set by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in the Energy Vision 2050.:

Sustainable biofuels:
• Exhibit minimal impact on biodiversity
• Meet a sustainability standard with respect to land, water, and energy use
• Do not displace or compete with food crops
• Provide a positive socioeconomic impact.

To ensure the sustainability of our fuels, we have established various measures and important partnerships:

SkyNRG has installed an independent Sustainability Board, consisting of the Dutch wing of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-NL), Solidaridad and the Copernicus Institute of the University of Utrecht that advises us on all feedstock and technology decisions.

SkyNRG is a member of the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials.

We are in continuous dialogue with local and global NGOs to make sure we do not miss important issues in respect to the feedstock we w(want to) use and fuel we make

To learn more about SkyNRG’s approach to sustainability, visit our sustainability page.
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