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.
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.
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.
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.
Red Rock’s first commercial scale renewable jet fuel refinery edges closer as it secures venture capital funding
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 […]
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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 […]