Rio Tinto secures direct container service from Pilbara to Singapore

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Mining major Rio Tinto has secured a new commercial freight shipping service connecting Western Australia’s Pilbara region to the major international shipping hub of Singapore. The regular freight service commenced with the arrival of the MCP Graz at the Port of Dampier from Singapore.

ExxonMobil announces significant oil discovery at Whiptail, offshore Guyana

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The Whiptail-1 well encountered 246 feet (75 meters) of net pay in high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs. Drilling is also ongoing at the Whiptail-2 well, which has encountered 167 feet (51 meters) of net pay in high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs.

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ExxonMobil reports oil discovery at Pinktail, offshore Guyana

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In addition to successful appraisal of the Turbot discovery, the Turbot-2 well encountered 43 feet (13 meters) of net pay in a newly identified, high quality hydrocarbon bearing sandstone reservoir separate from the 75 feet (23 meters) of high quality, oil bearing sandstone reservoir pay encountered in the original Turbot-1 discovery well. Separately, the Liza Unity floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel set sail from Singapore to Guyana in early September.

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Neste Oil to recover CO2 at its renewable diesel refinery in Singapore

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Neste Oil Singapore Pte Ltd and National Oxygen Pte Ltd (NOX), one of the one of the largest industrial gas manufacturers in Singapore, have signed an agreement to install a carbon dioxide recovery and liquefaction plant at Neste Oil’s renewable diesel (NExBTL) refinery in Singapore. —Jussi Hintikka, Vice President in Energy in Neste Oil.

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ExxonMobil discovery at Uaru-2 offshore Guyana; block recoverable resource estimate upped to 9B barrels oil-equivalent

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ExxonMobil announced an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana ( earlier post ). meters) of high-quality oil-bearing reservoirs including newly identified intervals below the original Uaru-1 discovery. Market Background Oil

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Neste investing €1.4B to boost capacity for renewable drop-in fuels and products production in Singapore

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billion to add additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. Singapore expansion. The investment will extend Neste’s renewable product overall capacity in Singapore by up to 1.3 The investment in Singapore will include additional logistics capabilities and enhanced raw material pretreatment for the use of increasingly low-quality waste and residue raw materials also for the existing refinery. Neste Corporation will invest approximately €1.4

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Neste applies for CA LCFS pathway for renewable diesel produced in Singapore from corn oil extracted in US midwest

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Among them are two proposed pathways from Neste for the production of renewable diesel at its Singapore refinery, using corn oil from the US midwest as feedstock. Neste Singapore Pte Ltd. produces approximately 250 million gallons annually of drop-in renewable diesel (RD) (NEXBTL, not biodiesel) from multiple feedstocks at its plant in Singapore.

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ExxonMobil completes acquisition of one of the world’s largest aromatics plants in Singapore

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ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced that its Singapore affiliate has completed its acquisition of one of the world’s largest aromatics facilities on Jurong Island in Singapore. million tonnes per year and a crude oil processing capacity of 592,000 barrels per day. The acquisition will strengthen both sites with operational and logistical synergies, as well as increase ExxonMobil’s Singapore aromatics production to over 3.5

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Singapore Airlines & CAAS partner on “Green Package” flights; biofuels, optimized operations and fuel-efficient A350-950

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Singapore Airlines (SIA), in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore ( CAAS ), has started operating a series of 12 “green package” flights over a three-month period on its non-stop San Francisco-Singapore route. The first of the 12 flights, SQ31, departed San Francisco at 1121hrs (San Francisco Time) on 1 May 2017 and arrived in Singapore at 1910 hrs (Singapore Time) on 2 May with 206 passengers on board.

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Syntroleum files suit against Neste Oil in Singapore over renewable diesel patent

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Syntroleum Corporation filed suit against Neste Oil Singapore Pte Ltd with the High Court of Singapore asserting Syntroleum’s Singapore Patent No. In May 2012, Neste Oil Oyj sued Syntroleum for alleged infringement of Neste’s U.S. 172,045 entitled “Even Carbon Number Paraffin Composition And Method of Manufacturing Same.”

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Grand opening of Neste Oil renewable diesel plant in Singapore; ISCC certification

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Neste Oil celebrated the grand opening of its ISCC-certified renewable diesel plant in Singapore. The start-up of the Singapore plant, which produces NExBTL renewable diesel, took place in November 2010; production at the world’s largest renewable diesel plant has run smoothly since. Neste Oil has a similar-sized facility under construction in Rotterdam, which is due to be commissioned in mid-2011. Singapore refinery to receive ISCC certification.

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Neste Oil starts up its new renewable diesel plant in Singapore

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Neste Oil has started up the world’s largest renewable diesel plant in Singapore. The Singapore plant has a capacity of 800,000 t/a. Neste Oil has a similar-sized facility under construction in Rotterdam, which is due to be commissioned in the first half of 2011. NExBTL plant in Singapore. Production of NExBTL renewable diesel ( earlier post ) will be ramped up on a phased basis.

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Osum Oil Sands closes $500M private placement; new investors include government of Singapore

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Canada-based Osum Oil Sands Corp. The new shareholder group was led by KERN Partners and included Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and two large Canadian institutional investors, while existing major shareholders Warburg Pincus LLC and Blackstone Capital Partners participated for a significant portion of the financing. has entered into definitive agreements with a group of investors to issue, on a private placement basis, $500 million in equity securities.

Neste Oil seeking California LCFS approval for gutter oil to renewable diesel pathway

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Among four new California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathway applications is a used cooking oil (gutter oil) to renewable diesel (NExBTL) pathway from Neste Oil at its Singapore plant. Boeing and COMAC are opening a demonstration facility in China to convert gutter oil to renewable aviation fuel. Neste Oil Singapore Pte Ltd. not biodiesel—using a hydrogenation process and multiple oil and fat feedstocks. Gutter oil.

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NTU scientists discover sustainable way to increase seed oil yield in crops up to 15%

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have developed a sustainable way to demonstrate a new genetic modification that can increase the yield of natural oil in seeds by up to 15% in laboratory conditions. The research team led by Assistant Professor Wei Ma from NTU’s School of Biological Sciences genetically modified a key protein in plants which regulates the amount of oil they produce.

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ExxonMobil to proceed with $9B Payara development offshore Guyana

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Payara is the third project in the Stabroek Block and is expected to produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day after startup in 2024, using the Prosperity floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. Liza Phase 2, remains on track to begin producing oil by early 2022.

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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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Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel to be sold at Propel Fuel stations in California

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Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel and is available at 18 locations across Northern California in Sacramento, San Jose, East Bay, Redwood City and Fresno. Neste Oil filed five applications for low carbon fuel pathways for its NEXBTL renewable diesel with the CARB ( earlier post ), using different feedstocks at its Singapore plant: used cooking oil (gutter oil); Southeast Asian rendered fish oil; New Zealand tallow; North American tallow; and Australian tallow.

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New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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The majority (62%) of the plantations were located on the island of Sumatra, and more than two-thirds (69%) of all industrial plantations were developed for oil palm cultivation, with the remainder mostly being Acacia plantations for paper pulp production. The research team included members from the National University of Singapore; Stichting Deltares, The Netherlands; International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Washington, DC; and the University of Leicester, UK.

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Neste Oil awarded first RSPO-RED certificate for NExBTL renewable diesel production

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Neste Oil is the first company to be awarded an RSPO-RED Supply Chain certificate under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) new, more demanding certification system. The certificate covers the production of NExBTL renewable diesel at Neste Oil’s refineries in Porvoo, Rotterdam, and Singapore. With the certificate, Neste Oil will be able to offer its European customers NExBTL renewable diesel produced from RSPO-RED-certified palm oil.

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Neste Oil now the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues

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Over the last few years, Neste Oil has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues. Examples of Neste Oil’s waste and residue-based raw materials include animal and fish fats; used cooking oil; and various residues generated during vegetable oil refining such as palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD) and technical corn oil. These raw materials accounted for 62% of Neste Oil’s renewable inputs in 2014 (52% in 2013, 35% in 2012).

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US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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With Iran’s current threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to sanctions as a backdrop, the US Energy Information Agency issued an update to its “World Oil Transit Chokepoint” brief ( earlier post ), noting that “ Hormuz is the world’s most important oil chokepoint due to its daily oil flow of almost 17 million barrels in 2011, up from between 15.5-16.0 million bbl/d was crude oil.

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

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Neste Oil Corporation has filed a new patent infringement action against Dynamic Fuels, LLC, Syntroleum Corporation, and Tyson Foods, Inc. This follows a patent infringement action filed by Neste Oil in May 2012 ( earlier post ) against the same defendants concerning infringement of a Neste Oil product patent. 8,187,344 held by Neste Oil and the subject of the May lawsuit, and also issued an Office Action rejecting all claims of the patent as obvious in view of the prior art.

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Neste Oil produces NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry

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Neste Oil has again expanded the range of renewable raw materials it uses by beginning to produce NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry at its Singapore refinery. As with all the other renewable inputs used by Neste Oil, this batch of waste fish fat complies with the sustainability requirements of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

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Neste Oil starts up Europes largest renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam

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Neste Oil has successfully started up Europe’s largest renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Utilizing Neste Oil’s proprietary NExBTL technology, the plant can make flexible use of almost any vegetable oil or waste fat in the production of premium-quality renewable diesel. The plant employs approximately 150 people, consisting of 110 Neste Oil employees and 40 service provider personnel.

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A*STAR team combines fungal culture and acid hydrolyses for cost-effective production of fermentable sugars from palm oil waste

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Researchers from A*STAR in Singapore have developed a fungal culture for use in a cheap and efficient method to transform waste oil palm material into biofuels and environmentally friendly plastics. After the harvest of the fruit from oil palm trees, large amounts of leftover biomass known as empty fruit bunch remain. The palm oil waste contains cellulose and hemicellulose that can be broken down into sugars for use in fuel and plastic production.

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Neste Oil launches sales of NExBTL renewable naphtha; plastics feedstock and biocomponent for gasoline

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NExBTL naphtha is produced as part of the NExBTL renewable diesel refining process at Neste Oil’s sites in Finland, the Netherlands, and Singapore. vegetable oils) to green fuels (the core of the NExBTL process), Sotelo-Boyás et al. The reaction temperature plays an important role for the yield and quality of hydroprocessed oils as well. Neste Oil recently started a study on the feasibility of commercializing NExBTL propane.

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Neste Oil holds grand opening of Europe’s largest renewable diesel refinery in Rotterdam

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Neste Oil celebrated the grand opening of its NExBTL renewable diesel refinery in the Port of Rotterdam. Like Neste Oil’s three other NExBTL plants, the refinery in Rotterdam is ISCC-certified and capable of producing also renewable aviation fuel in the future. The facility is capable of using Neste Oil’s wide feedstock base consisting of a variety of vegetable oils, by-products of vegetable oil refining (e.g.

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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 Corporation has filed a patent infringement action against Dynamic Fuels, LLC, Syntroleum Corporation, and Tyson Foods, Inc in the US District Court for the District of Delaware. 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. Neste Oil is the world’s leading producer of premium-quality renewable diesel.

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Neste Oils Second Renewable Diesel Plant Commissioned at Porvoo

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Neste Oil has increased its capacity to produce NExBTL renewable diesel following the start-up of a second dedicated NExBTL plant at the company’s main refinery at Porvoo, Finland. Neste Oil commissioned its first NExBTL plant—also at Porvoo and also with a capacity of 170,000 t/a - in summer 2007, and is building two world-scale plants, in Singapore and Rotterdam.

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Neste Oil to increase its use of waste in renewable diesel production

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Neste Oil will increase its use of waste as a raw material for producing NExBTL renewable diesel in 2011. Palm oil will continue to be the single largest raw material input, and is expected to account for just under half of the total raw material used in renewable diesel production in 2011. The use of sidestreams generated during palm oil production, such as palm fatty acid distillate, and waste such as animal fat, will increase.

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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 Corporation has filed a patent infringement action against Dynamic Fuels, LLC, Syntroleum Corporation, and Tyson Foods, Inc in the US District Court for the District of Delaware. 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. Neste Oil is the world’s leading producer of premium-quality renewable diesel.

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ExxonMobil seeking to boost growth, continue work on lower-emissions technologies including biofuels and carbon capture

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ExxonMobil expects to increase annual earnings potential by more than 140% and double potential annual cash flow from operations by 2025 from 2017 adjusted earnings, assuming a 2017 oil price of $60 per barrel adjusted for inflation and based on 2017 margins. During the meeting, Woods highlighted progress on major upstream projects that are expected to help increase production to about 5 million oil-equivalent barrels per day by 2025. Fuels Oil

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ExxonMobil plans five-year investment of $185B to develop new energy supplies; 21 major oil and gas projects to begin production between 2012 and 2014

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Demand for electricity will make natural gas the fastest growing major energy source and oil and natural gas are expected to meet 60% of energy needs over the next three decades. A total of 21 major oil and gas projects will begin production between 2012 and 2014. In 2012 and 2013, the company expects to start up nine major projects and anticipates adding more than 1 million net oil-equivalent barrels per day by 2016. billion oil equivalent barrels.

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Neste Oil Begins Trials of 100% Renewable Diesel in Passenger Cars; Planning Retail Rollout in Finland

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Neste Oil has begun trials of Neste Green 100 diesel—a renewable drop-in hydrocarbon replacement for diesel, not biodiesel (fatty acid methyl esters)—in cars in Finland. The trial will include private individuals and Neste Oil employees. Drivers will fill up at selected Neste Oil service stations in Greater Helsinki. Sakari Toivola, Neste Oil Executive Vice President, Oil Retail.

Neste to Increase Buy of Malaysian Palm Oil for NExBTL Production

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With its second NExBTL renewable diesel plant coming online in Finland in about six months, Neste Oil plans to increase it purchase of palm oil from Malaysian from about 160,000 tonnes in 2008 to around 250,000 tonnes this year, according to Neste vice-president of business operations of renewable fuels Risto Karppinen. Neste has only bought Malaysian palm oil to date because it is comfortable with the country’s sustainable agricultural practices. Business Times.

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Neste Oil to Postpone Gasoline Project at Porvoo, Concentrate Resources on NExBTL

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Neste Oil has decided to postpone construction of a new gasoline isomerization unit at its Porvoo, Finland refinery. The decision reflects the current weaker demand for petroleum products, and will enable the company to concentrate resources on strategic growth projects, which are focused on building NExBTL renewable diesel capacity in Singapore and Rotterdam and a base oil plant in Bahrain.

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Neste to acquire Mahoney Environmental to strengthen its growth strategy and position in renewable raw material sourcing

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials, has agreed to acquire 100% of Mahoney Environmental (Mahoney), a collector and recycler of used cooking oil in the United States, and its affiliated entities.

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Doosan to develop Ceres-based SOFC system for ships

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Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint development of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system for marine propulsion and power generation with Navig8, a Singapore-based major shipping company which operates 140 chemical and oil tankers globally. Doosan Fuel Cell Co.,

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Doosan Fuel Cell providing fuel cells for Korea-China Smart Farm Village in Pocheon

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In November 2020, Doosan Fuel Cell signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint development of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system for marine propulsion and power generation with Navig8, a Singapore-based major shipping company which operates 140 chemical and oil tankers globally.

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Ample closes $160M Series C to scale battery-swapping

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Ample has raised a Series C funding round of $160 million led by Moore Strategic Ventures with participation from existing Ample investors ENEOS and Shell Ventures, along with new strategic investments from Momentum Venture Capital (the corporate venture arm of Singapore’s public transportation operator) and PTT (Thailand’s state-owned gas and oil company and largest corporation) as well as Rose Park Advisors, co-founded by the late Clayton Christensen, through its Disruptive Innovation Fund.

RSB & Bioledger release biofuels blockchain case study

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To evaluate the efficiency and suitability of the database, the prototype was piloted by four partners involved in the production and distribution of fuels made from used cooking oil (UCO). These partners were Greenergy (UK), Europe’s largest waste-based biodiesel producer; Rexon Energy (Singapore), an exporter of UCO to the EU; Bensons Products (UK), a UCO collector; and Valley Proteins (USA), a UCO collector and exporter.

Neste submits three pathways for California LCFS for renewable diesel produced at Porvoo refinery

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Two pathways are for Renewable Diesel from Tallow & Animal Fat and one is for Renewable Diesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO). Neste already has eight LCFS pathways for renewable diesel produced from a variety of feedstocks (tallow, Australian tallow, North American tallow, SE Asian fish oil, New Zealand tallow, North American corn oil, global used cooking oil and Asian used cooking oil) at its major Singapore facility ( earlier post ), with carbon intensities (CI) ranging from 16.89

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