In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, three Shell Oil Co. affiliates will pay $900,000 for violating the Clean Air Act.
ExxonMobil confirmed Jan. 21 that it has expanded the availability of 0.1%-sulfur marine gasoil to the Port of Le Havre, France, thus helping ship operators comply with “emission-control area” (ECA) bunker-fuel regulations that took effect Jan. 1, 2015.
Petrobras announced Jan. 16 that energy efficiency measures taken at its refineries in Brazil have slashed power requirements by 5.2% over the past five years.
Renewable fuels supporters on Jan. 21 cheered as federal policy experts at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Fort Worth, Texas, urged advocates to “write their own script” for success.
With marked demand in portable, transportation and stationary applications seen after 2013 and 2014, the global fuel-cell market for all applications are forecast to generate nearly $57.8 billion in annual revenue by 2023, a recent Navigant Research report showed.
Two leading aircraft manufacturers in the U.S. and Brazil—Boeing and Embraer S.A.—recently opened a joint research center to advance their collaborative effort to further establish the aviation-biofuel industry in Brazil.
Bangladesh is moving toward Euro-2 (500-parts-per-million sulfur) diesel imports in order to help reduce local air pollution, according to press reports.