The U.S. Patent Office announced that China-based Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group Co., Ltd. won a patent for a novel scheme that enables recovery of high-value cobalt, ruthenium and aluminum from spent Fischer-Tropsch (FT) catalysts.
South San Francisco, Calif.-based energy-crop developer NexSteppe said that it sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) in the previous year.
European automakers are over-complying with 2015 limits on fleet-wide carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA).
China’s strategic shift toward alternative fuels in order to reduce its reliance on foreign oil is creating huge opportunities, notably in natural gas vehicles and in the conversion of coal to ethanol, a recent Lux Research report shows.
Researchers at The University of Manchester, Imperial College, London and University of Turku have made a significant breakthrough toward the renewable biosynthesis of propane with the creation of a new synthetic pathway in E. coli.
San Diego, Calif.-based Pearson Fuels and Huntington Beach, Calif.-based G and M Oil Co. plan to open 13 E85 fueling sites in Southern California in San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.
The biggest crude glut in the U.S. since the 1930s means one thing for European refiners: The highest margins in eight years won’t last.