Regulation & Legislation

Law Group Slams U.S. EPA, Colleges Over Diesel-Exhaust Tests

The Energy and Environmental Legal Institute (E&E) and the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) on Jan. 20 slammed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and researchers at two California universities for what they term as illegal and unethical use of children in diesel-exhaust health-effects studies.

Distillate Markets

Marine Diesel/Gasoil Sales Jump At Port Of Rotterdam

The giant Port of Rotterdam Authority announced Jan. 21 that in the run-up to the Jan. 1, 2015, marine-diesel emission-control area regulatory deadline, sales of 0.1%-sulfur marine gasoil and marine diesel oil surged.


SinoCoking Wins Government Funding For China UCG Project

China-based SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries announced Jan. 21 that the Henan Pingdingshan Shilong District Science and Technology Bureau has approved the company’s underground coal-gasification (UCG) project in Shilong for fiscal incentives.

Fuels & Processing

Arkansas Reinstates Alt-Fuel Rebate Program

The Arkansas Energy Office, a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, recently announced the reopening of the “Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program” with a total of $1.315 million in rebates.

Industry & Facility

Amyris Enters Industrial Cleaning-Products Market

Emeryville, Calif.-based Amyris Inc. recently announced that it plans to launch its first industrial cleaning products containing its trademarked “Myralene” renewable solvents through U.S. AutoForce and U.S. Lubricants, divisions of U.S. Venture Inc.

Regulation & Legislation