Transportation & Logistics

Fulcrum Secures USDA Loan Guarantee for Biojet-Fuel Project

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently closed on a $105-million Biorefinery Assistance Program loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels LLC to build a biorefinery in Nevada to produce renewable jet fuel derived from municipal solid waste (MSW).


SinoCoking Coal Unveils Huge UCG Project in China

China-based SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries earlier this month announced that it signed a deal with both the Institute of Process Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the North China Institute of Science and Technology for a new underground coal-gasification (UCG) project.

Distillate Markets

Infineum Diesel Survey: Sulfur Levels Falling; FAME Levels Rising

Infineum announced in the latest edition of its Infineum Insight e-magazine (released September 11) that the southern hemisphere portion of its annual “Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey” shows plummeting average sulfur levels—a crucial enabler for ultra-low-emission diesel engines.

Industry & Facility

Casey’s Fuel Sales Up, RINs Impact 1Q FY2015 Earnings

Ankeny, Iowa-based convenience-store fuel chain Casey’s General Stores Inc. recently reported that same-store gallons of fuel were up 3% with an average margin of 19.6 cents per gallon (cents/gal) during its first quarter of fiscal-year (FY) 2015 ended July 31.


Fed, Navy Award Funding for Drop-In Biofuel Producers

The U.S. Departments of Navy, Energy (DOE) and Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that they jointly awarded three contracts totaling $210 million to develop “drop-in” biofuels for the Navy to use in its ships and planes.