Spain-based Eqtec Iberia—developer of the “Ebioss” waste-gasification technology who is now teaming up with GE on a new waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Bulgaria—on April 15 revealed to Hart Energy's Downstream Business (DB) several key aspects of its technology and business.
The European Parliament on April 15 approved a European Commission proposal enabling the fitment of aerodynamic devices on freight trucks, which could cut diesel fuel consumption and save around €5,000 (US$6,900) per truck in fuel costs for a typical long-distance (100,000 kilometer-per-year) operator.
The staff of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on April 14 recommended approval of a new greenhouse-gas (GHG) calculation for used cooking oil feedstock for the 10,000 barrel-per-day Valero/Darling International “Diamond Green Diesel” (DGD) joint-venture plant in Louisiana.
A new study from Johns Hopkins University raises questions about whether recent expansion of North Korea’s gasification-based “Namhung Youth Chemical Complex” is at least partly aimed at upgrading the production of chemical weapons.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments recently in an ongoing suit by oil industry groups against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s delays in implementing the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard and the problems associated with refiners purchasing costly Renewable Identification Number credits to comply with the federal mandate.
Utah-based Red Leaf Resources—developer of the novel “Ecosphere” technology for relatively low-impact extraction of kerogen from oil shale—continues to make progress on obtaining permits to launch a commercial demonstration project aimed at producing more than 300,000 barrels of unconventional oil.
British Airways (BA) announced April 16 that it’s targeting a 2017 start-up of a waste-gasification-to-kero-jet-fuel plant at the former Coryton oil refinery in the U.K., in partnership with U.S.-based Solena Fuel.