The South Mississippi Electric Power Association announced May 20 that its board of directors voted to abandon a proposed 15% equity stake in the way over budget, $6.2-billion, 585-megawatt “Kemper” integrated-gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant being built by Mississippi Power Co.
W.R. Grace and Co. recently announced that Advanced Refining Technologies, the company’s joint venture with Chevron Products Co., will invest around $135 million to build a residue hydroprocessing catalyst plant and additional alumina capacity at the existing Grace manufacturing facility in Lake Charles, La.
Demand for ethanol-free gasoline is increasing, growing from 3.4% of gasoline demand in 2012 to around 7% in 2014, according to analysis by the American Petroleum Institute using data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Global container shipping giant Maersk Line said that it posted its best-ever first-quarter (1Q) profit result at US$714 million, up 57% from $454 million in 1Q 2014.
A team of researchers from Jinan University and Sun Yat-sen University in China recently reported a practical two-step process for converting waste cooking oil with a high free fatty acid content into fatty acid methyl ester biodiesel.
China’s National Development and Reform Commission recently announced that it will extend National-V (10-ppm sulfur) limits to non-road diesel fuel nationwide in 2018, or one year after National-V ultralow sulfur diesel (ULSD) limits apply to highway vehicle fuel.
The Port of Antwerp announced that as of June 1 it’s offering special port fee discounts to ships equipped with closed-loop emissions scrubbing systems or else burning LNG rather than marine gasoil (MGO) for emission-control area (ECA) compliance.