Greenhouse Gases

Glencore unit to pay $27 million for biofuels compliance

Glencore’s bunker fuel unit has agreed to pay a $27 MM penalty and retire over $71 MM worth of credits for compliance with the US biofuels program to resolve charges it violated the policy.

Iowa State, Chevron team up to develop pilot plant, advance biofuel technology

Iowa State engineers are working with Chevron to develop a pilot plant and study an advanced biorenewables technology called solvent liquefaction.

Honeywell supports US EPA's greenhouse gas emissions reduction program

Honeywell is supporting the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) latest decisions for the Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP). The program evaluates and regulates environmentally preferable substitutes for chemicals that are being phased out under the Clean Air Act.

Neste to co-chair EU initiative for advanced biofuels in aviation

Henrik Erämetsä, Head of Aviation Regulation at Neste, has been appointed Co-Chair of the EU initiative 'the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath' as a representative of the biofuels industry.

IndianOil and USTDA sign an agreement to promote cleaner fuels in India

The US Trade and Development Agency and IndianOil will jointly work to explore cleaner fuels.

Anglo American Platinum invests in Greyrock Energy

Anglo American Platinum Ltd. has invested in Greyrock Energy, Inc., a provider of small scale gas-to-liquids technology.

Bill Gates, Total lead $14 MM investment in Renmatix for biorefinery technology

Bill Gates and Total have decided to invest $14 MM in Renmatix, a producer of cellulosic sugar technology used to create biofuels.

API: Moving point of obligation does not fix the RFS

API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola reminded policymakers that the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate needs to be repealed or significantly reformed.

Pacific Ethanol receives EPA approval for cellulosic ethanol production at Stockton plant

The US EPA has approved Pacific Ethanol’s registration for generating cellulosic ethanol and D3 cellulosic renewable identification numbers (RINs) at its Stockton, CA plant from corn fiber using Edeniq Inc.’s Pathway Technology.

California tightens climate change rules under bills signed by governor

California will tighten controls on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, factories and public utilities under a pair of bills signed by Governor Jerry Brown.