Sundrop Fuels selects Louisiana site for planned first biogasoline facility

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a gasification-based drop-in advanced biofuels company ( earlier post ), has agreed to purchase about 1,200 acres of land near Alexandria, Louisiana, for the planned construction and operation of its first production facility. Louisiana also provided Sundrop Fuels with performance-based incentives for the facility, which is expected to employ about 150 people and have a significant economic impact in the area. Sundrop Fuels, Inc.,

Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group plan large-scale renewable diesel facility on West Coast

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Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced that planning is underway for the construction of a large-scale renewable diesel plant on the US West Coast. The plant would utilize REG’s proprietary Bio-Synfining technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel. The Bio-Synfining process, protected by 38 active and pending patents, utilizes a wide variety of feedstocks that are turned into high quality renewable fuels.

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NYC to use REG renewable diesel in more than 1,000 city vehicles, including many sanitation trucks

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The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) will, for the first time, use renewable diesel, a low-emissions, 99% petroleum-free fuel, to power more than 1,000 City government vehicles, including in large vehicles such as sanitation trucks.

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REG files 5 renewable diesel pathway applications for California LCFS

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REG has submitted five pathways for the production of renewable diesel (RD) from a variety of feedstocks—rendered used cooking oil; non-rendered used cooking oil; corn oil; tallow; and soy oil—to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for consideration as Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) pathways. gCO 2 e/MJ (soy oil), all produced at REG’s plant in Geismar, Louisiana, and all with renewable naphtha and LPG as co-products.

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California ARB releases four new LCFS pathways for renewable diesel; 20.28 - 53.86 gCO2e/MJ

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) staff has released for public comment four new Tier 2 renewable diesel (RD) pathways using soy oil, used cooking oil, tallow, and corn oil at the Diamond Green facility in St. Charles, Louisiana. In addition to the renewable diesel (green diesel) the process produces a liquid petroleum gas vapor stream (LPG vapor); a liquid petroleum liquid stream (naphtha LPG); a purge gas stream; and a waste steam stream.

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Renewable Energy Group to acquire Tyson Foods’ half ownership of Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel biorefinery

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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. Completion of the transaction with Tyson Foods, which is contingent upon the closing of REG’s December 2013 announced agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Syntroleum Corporation, would give REG full ownership of Dynamic Fuels and its 75-million gallon per year nameplate capacity renewable diesel biorefinery in Geismar, Louisiana. —Andrew Rojeski, Vice President-Renewable Energy for Tyson Foods.

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REG begins production and sales of renewable diesel from Geismar biorefinery

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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced that commercial-scale quantities of renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) produced at the company’s Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery are now available for sale. The Geismar biorefinery can utilize a wide variety of lower cost feedstocks to manufacture approximately 75 million gallons of high quality renewable diesel and renewable naphtha.

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REG expanding footprint at 75M gallon renewable diesel refinery in Geismar

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Renewable Energy Group will acquire approximately 82 acres of land at its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery from Lion Copolymer. The transaction is expected to reduce REG’s operating costs and create opportunities for expansion at Geismar, a 75-million gallon annual nameplate capacity renewable hydrocarbon diesel biorefinery that also produces renewable naphtha and renewable liquefied petroleum gas.

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Delek sells AltAir renewable diesel/jet business to World Energy for $72M

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The sale includes all of Delek’s membership interests in AltAir Paramount, LLC which operates a 3,000 barrel per day renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel facility, Delek’s idled Paramount refinery, and associated pipelines and storage tanks. AltAir retrofitted the existing refinery with process technology developed by Honeywell’s UOP to produce renewable biofuel.

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Neste Oil and Renewable Energy Group enter into NExBTL license agreement

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Neste Oil Corporation and Renewable Energy Group have entered into a Settlement and License Agreement whereby the parties have settled Neste Oil’s US patent infringement lawsuits against REG and REG’s Singapore patent infringement lawsuits against Neste Oil and REG has licensed certain Neste Oil NExBTL renewable drop-in fuel technology and intellectual property rights for use at REG Geismar in Louisiana.

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USDA: $210M to be invested in renewable fuel pump infrastructure through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with 21 states through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) nearly to double the number of fueling pumps nationwide that supply renewable fuels to American motorists. A typical gasoline pump delivers fuel with 10% ethanol, which limits the amount of renewable energy that consumers can purchase.

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Cool Planet breaks ground on its first biomass-to-renewable gasoline plant

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Cool Planet Energy Systems, a technology company producing green fuels and biochar products, broke ground on the company’s first commercial facility in Alexandria, Louisiana, dubbed Project Genesis. The facility is designed to produce 10 million gallons per year of high-octane, renewable gasoline blendstocks, as well as biochar, all made from sustainable wood residues. The facility will be located at the Port of Alexandria, on the Red River Waterway in Central Louisiana.

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UPS announces renewable diesel agreements with Neste, REG and Solazyme; up to 46M gallons over next 3 years

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UPS announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world. Neste, Renewable Energy Group (REG) and Solazyme will supply renewable diesel to UPS to help facilitate the company’s shift to move more than 12% of its purchased ground fuel from conventional diesel and gasoline fuel to alternative fuels by the end of 2017.

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ARB posts 5 new LCFS pathways; two renewable diesel

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The new pathways include two renewable diesel pathways; two biodiesel pathways, and one corn ethanol pathway. The renewable diesel proposals both come from Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) in Louisiana, using used cooking oil (UCO) as a feedstock; the proposals differ in the mode of shipment to California: one by rail, one by ship. DGD began producing renewable diesel at its plant in St. Charles, Louisiana in June 2013.

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Dresser-Rand supplying equipment for Diamond Green renewable diesel project

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will supply rotating equipment for the first full-scale production of renewable diesel fuel in the US. a $241-million loan guarantee to support the construction of the 137-million gallon per year renewable diesel facility in Norco, Louisiana, about 20 miles west of New Orleans. The project will use the UOP/Eni Ecofining process to convert recycled animal fats, recycled cooking oils and other feedstocks into renewable diesel fuel. Houston Business Journal.

British Airways partners with Velocys on renewable jet fuel from household waste

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British Airways has entered a partnership with Velocys to design a series of waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet. The planned plant will produce enough fuel to power all British Airways’ 787 Dreamliner operated flights from London to San Jose, California and New Orleans, Louisiana for a whole year.

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Amyris processes Ceres sweet sorghum into renewable diesel using soluble and cellulosic sugars

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into renewable diesel in a US Department of Energy (DOE) funded biorefinery project. Amyris is presenting a summary of the results at the 34 th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals in New Orleans, Louisiana. Amyris modifies farnesene to become renewable diesel.

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Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group to acquire F-T company Syntroleum

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US-based biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group, Inc. REG) has entered into an asset purchase agreement under which it would acquire substantially all of the assets of Syntroleum Corporation, and assume substantially all of the material liabilities of Syntroleum, a Fischer-Tropsch gas-to-liquids and renewable diesel fuel technology company. Syntroleum also owns a 50% interest in Dynamic Fuels, LLC, a 75-million gallon renewable diesel production facility in Geismar, Louisiana.

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Renewable fuels and biochar company Cool Planet closes on $100M Series D financing

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Cool Planet Energy Systems, a renewable fuels and biochar company ( earlier post ), closed on its targeted $100 million Series D financing. Cool Planet is moving aggressively to commercialize its technology and scale production of its renewable fuel and CoolTerra products.

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Valero providing construction financing for Valero-Diamond renewable diesel JV

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A subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation will provide financing to Diamond Green Diesel LLC, a previously announced joint venture project between Darling International and Valero Energy Corporation ( earlier post ), for the construction of its renewable diesel facility in Norco, Louisiana. The facility will be capable of producing more than 9,300 barrels per day or 137 million gallons per year of renewable diesel on a site adjacent to Valero’s St.

Petrixo selects UOP Green Fuels technology for renewable jet and diesel in UAE

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Petrixo will use UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process technology to process approximately 500,000 metric tons per year of renewable feedstocks into renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel, also known as Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and Honeywell Green Diesel.

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BASF produces first commercial volumes of butanediol from renewable raw material

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BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use. The fermentation process uses dextrose as a renewable feedstock. The quality of BDO based on renewable raw material is comparable to petrochemical-based BDO. BASF plans to expand its portfolio with selected BDO derivatives based on renewable feedstock, including Polytetrahydrofuran (PolyTHF).

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BASF plans production of butanediol from renewable feedstock using Genomatica technology

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BASF plans to begin production of 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using the patented process of Genomatica. The one-step fermentation process is based on sugars as a renewable feedstock. The license agreement allows BASF to build a world-scale production facility that will use the Genomatica process to manufacture BDO based on renewable feedstock.

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Greenius Says, Time’s Up Folks. Your Global Warming Goose Has Now Been Cooked…

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An oil-covered pelican flaps its wings on an island in Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana, Sunday, May 23, 2010. The smartest scientists on the face of the planet, the ones studying climate change and global warming, are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it any more.

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Dynamic Fuels and Mansfield Oil Company enter into commercial off-take and strategic alliance agreements for renewable diesel

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and Syntroleum Corporation that produces synthetic fuels from animal fats and greases, has entered into strategic marketing alliance, commercial off-take and supply chain management agreements with Mansfield Oil Company to distribute renewable diesel to the commercial fleet vehicle market. Dynamic Fuels’ Geismar, Louisiana plant has the design capacity to produce 75 million gallons of renewable diesel, naphtha and LPG per year, of which the primary product is ASTM D975 renewable diesel.

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USDA to invest up to $100M to boost infrastructure for renewable fuel use; seeks to double number of higher blend ethanol fuel pumps

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US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $100 million in a Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to American consumers. Specifically, USDA will administer competitive grants to match funding for state-led efforts to test and evaluate innovative and comprehensive approaches to market higher blends of renewable fuel, such as E15 and E85.

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UOP looking to biomass catalytic pyrolysis to expand volumes of renewable hydrocarbon fuels

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Honeywell’s UOP—a major international supplier and licensor of technology for petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical production and major manufacturing industries—has also been an early leader in developing technologies for the production of renewable drop-in hydrocarbon fuels. Honeywell’s UOP Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit. Our technology produces about 90 to 95 gallons [of renewable diesel] for every 100 gallons of raw feedstock that comes in.

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Syntroleum/Tyson JV plant opens; fats and greases into renewable fuels

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Operations are underway at the Dynamic Fuels plant, which is successfully converting non-food grade animal fats and greases into high quality renewable fuels. To date, the Geismar, Louisiana, plant has manufactured renewable diesel with a cloud point as low as minus 26°F and cetane as high as 88, more than twice that of the ASTM petroleum diesel specification. The facility’s renewable diesel fuel product meets all ASTM D975 specifications for diesel fuel.

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Emerald Biofuels licenses UOP/Eni Ecofining process to produce 85M gallons per year of renewable diesel from biofeedstocks

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, signed an agreement to license technology to Emerald Biofuels LLC to produce Honeywell Green Diesel at a facility in Louisiana. Emerald is an Illinois-based transportation fuel company that focuses on building renewable diesel refineries that produce environmentally friendly transportation fuels at prices competitive to petroleum-based fuels.

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Darling International and Valero Considering Forming a Joint Venture for Renewable Diesel

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Darling International and a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation are taking initial steps towards the formation of a joint venture to build a facility capable of producing more than 10,000 barrels/day or (135 million gallons per year) of renewable diesel on a site adjacent to Valero’s St. Charles refinery near Norco, Louisiana. formed a similar strategic alliance to produce renewable diesel from the refinery-based processing of waste animal fat. Valero Renewables.

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US DOE offers $241M conditional loan guarantee to renewable diesel plant based on UOPs hydrotreating/isomerization process

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earlier post ), for a $241-million loan guarantee to support the construction of a 137-million gallon per year renewable diesel facility in Norco, Louisiana, about 20 miles west of New Orleans. The project will produce renewable diesel fuel primarily from animal fats, used cooking oil and other waste grease streams. will supply feedstock to the renewable diesel project.

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Perspective: US Needs to Transition to Hydrous Ethanol as the Primary Renewable Transportation Fuel

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a first-of-its-kind waiver for the purpose of testing hydrous E10, E20, E30 & E85 ethanol blends in non-flex-fuel vehicles and flex-fuel vehicles in the State of Louisiana. Donovan on 22 March 2006 for the purpose of raising capital to develop, construct, own and operate a network of ten ethanol plants in the parishes of the State of Louisiana which were devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. by Brian J. Donovan, CEO Renergie, Inc.

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USDA Report Provides Regional Roadmap To Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022; Southeast to Provide ~50% of Advanced Biofuels

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report outlining both the current state of renewable transportation fuels efforts in the US and a plan to develop regional strategies to increase the production, marketing and distribution of biofuels. According to the Renewable Fuel Association (RFA), there are currently 201 ethanol facilities with a capacity to produce 13.5 A USDA Regional Roadmap to Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022.

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Sundrop Fuels finalizes ExxonMobil MTG technology license for “green gasoline” production facility

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Located near Alexandria, Louisiana, Sundrop Fuels plans to break ground late this year on its inaugural commercial plant, which will produce up to 50 million gallons of renewable gasoline annually. The ExxonMobil MTG process flow diagram. Source: EMRE. Click to enlarge.

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DOE’s BETO holding four alternative fuel workshops over next three weeks

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This workshop will focus on research and developments needed to achieve renewable algae-based biofuels. The Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop will be held on 3 April in New Orleans, Louisiana. This workshop will explore the potential to partner renewable technologies with conventional petroleum refining by considering biomass-derived oils as an additional feedstock.

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Cool Planet successfuly completes road test of cellulosic bio-gasoline blend

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Officials there ran a 5% blend of Cool Planet’s renewable, low-carbon gasoline for six weeks during their normal operations. The Ventura County Parks Department showcased the fuel in its Parks Department sport utility vehicle to demonstrate the versatility of Cool Planet’s renewable fuel. The company is currently raising the equity and siting their first commercial facility in Alexandria, Louisiana that will produce up to 10 million gallons per year of renewable fuel.

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USDA announces state finalists for $100M Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership for pumps with higher ethanol blends

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 21 states will receive $100 million in grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to drivers in the US. A typical gas pump delivers fuel with 10 percent ethanol, which limits the amount of renewable energy most consumers can purchase at the pump. Louisiana.

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Neste Oil files another NExBTL patent infringement suit against Syntroleum and Tyson

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production process used to produce renewable diesel at Dynamic Fuels’ plant in Geismar, Louisiana. Neste Oil is currently the world’s leading producer of premium-quality renewable diesel and has approx. 2 million t/a of NExBTL renewable diesel capacity at sites in Singapore, the Netherlands, and Finland. Neste Oil Corporation has filed a new patent infringement action against Dynamic Fuels, LLC, Syntroleum Corporation, and Tyson Foods, Inc.

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Postal Fleet Services selects Ryder for natural gas vehicle solution in four states; 20 CNG heavy-duty trucks

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Ryder has CNG and Liquefied natural gas (LNG) customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and in both Ontario and Quebec, Canada. service locations where Ryder has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to offer renewable natural gas, the cleanest fuel available today.

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Sundrop Fuels selects IHI for inaugural commercial and demonstration plant; “green gasoline”

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a a gasification-based drop-in advanced biofuels company ( earlier post ), has engaged international engineering and construction firm IHI E&C International Corporation, a US subsidiary of Tokyo-based IHI Corporation, as contractor of choice for its inaugural facility near Alexandria, Louisiana. The company plans to build a series of renewable gasoline “megaplants,” each producing more than 200 million gallons of drop-in cellulosic biofuel annually. Sundrop Fuels, Inc.,

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USDA to award $11M loan guarantee to Oregon biorefinery

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with an $11-million loan guarantee through the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. million cubic feet of renewable natural gas, 350 gallons of liquid fertilizer, and 11.2 USDA has financed projects in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina and Oregon. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will support Novus Energy’s new biorefinery project in Boardman, Ore.

UPS to invest more than additional $90M in natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; 6 new CNG stations, 440 vehicles

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million gallons of renewable natural gas. Renewable natural gas (RNG) will be used at the station in Ontario to fuel UPS vehicles in the area with renewable compressed natural gas (RCNG). UPS currently operates 31 CNG fueling stations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia and runs CNG vehicles in 38 states in the U.S.

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Neste Oil sues Dynamic Fuels, LLC, Syntroleum Corporation, and Tyson Foods for infringement on NExBTL-related patent

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Neste Oil asserts that one of its patents is being infringed by Dynamic Fuels, Syntroleum and Tyson Foods in the production of renewable diesel at Dynamic Fuels’ plant in Geismar, Louisiana. The action asserts infringement of Neste Oil’s US Patent—Nº 8,187,344, covering the composition of a diesel fuel—which protects aspects of Neste Oil’s renewable diesel technology, and was issued on 29 May 2012 and expires in 2025.

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