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Cargill and Virent join forces to evaluate bio-based fuels and chemicals technology

Biobased fuels and chemicals play a critical role in meeting the increasing global demand for more environmentally friendly sources of energy and plastics to make clothing, electronics, packaging, and building materials. To explore the production of these renewable resources, Cargill…

Black & Veatch joins Center for Hydrogen Safety

Hydrogen applications are emerging as a low-carbon breakthrough that will transform the power generation market amidst the rapidly changing energy landscape. As a leader in innovative infrastructure solutions, Black & Veatch (B&V; Overland Park, Kan.) announced it has joined the…

A more efficient way to upgrade lignin bio-oils

Lignin bio-oil is a common waste stream formed during the production of cellulose and ethanol from biomass. Due to its high oxygen and low hydrogen content, lignin bio-oil must be upgraded via hydrogenation and deoxygenation before it can be used…

Biogas from brewery wastewater makes power with a fuel cell

This month, a demonstration project to generate power from fuel cells running on biogas has begun at Asahi Breweries’ Ibaraki Brewery. Coordinated by Asahi Quality & Innovations, Ltd., an independent research subsidiary of Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; www.asahigroup-holdings.com),…

CE Voices: PNNL’s Chemical Transformations Initiative

This edition of CE Voices discusses Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Chemical Transformations Initiative, which is an ambitious project to investigate electrochemical routes that could favorably treat overlooked waste streams, yielding valuable fuel and chemical feedstocks. This work involves the…

LyondellBasell announces ambitious sustainable-production goals

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) released its annual Sustainability Report with the aim of affecting positive change and is focused on three transformational areas including plastic waste, climate change, and thriving societies. LyondellBasell announced one of the most ambitious…

PT Pertamina to use Honeywell UOP technologies to produce advanced biofuels

Honeywell UOP (Des Plaines, Ill.) announced that PT Pertamina (Persero) will use Honeywell UOP technologies to produce advanced biofuels at its Plaju and Cilacap refineries in Indonesia. The company will use UOP Renewable Jet Fuel Process technology at its Plaju…

Chevron and CalBio to collaborate on dairy-based renewable natural gas

California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio), Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (San Ramon, Calif.) and local dairy farmers announced their joint venture, CalBioGas LLC, successfully achieved first renewable natural gas (RNG) production from dairy farms in Kern County. The milestone underpins the partners’ commitment…

Saudi Aramco and Sabic announce first shipment of ‘blue’ ammonia

Saudi Aramco and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), in partnership with SABIC, have successfully demonstrated the production and shipment of blue ammonia from Saudi Arabia to Japan with support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.…

TÜV SÜD implements battery-sustainability scheme at German pilot plant

The market for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and stationary battery storage systems is growing rapidly. Ensuring the underlying technologies are both climate friendly and sustainable requires an integrated approach. TÜV SÜD has developed a sustainability assessment scheme for battery production which…