BTL & WTE

Eqtec Comments on Collaborations with GE

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.

Regulation & Legislation
Fuels & Processing

‘Diamond Green Diesel’ Wins CARB Nod

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.

GTL & CTL

N. Korea Plant May Fuel Chemical Weapons Effort

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.

Industry & Facility

Appellate Judges Grill U.S. EPA, Refiners in RFS Suit

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.

Distillate Markets

Red Leaf Progressing With Oil-Shale Permit Battles

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.

Transportation & Logistics