Chevron Corp. has begun commercial production of premium base oils from a newly-constructed manufacturing site at the company’s Pascagoula, Miss., refinery.
Researchers at Aalto University’s School of Chemical Technology in Finland reported July 10 in the American Chemical Society’s journal a novel liquid-liquid extraction process for the greater utilization of an acetone-butanol-ethanol mixture in gasoline.
Textron subsidiary Cessna announced July 28 at the EAA AirVenture show in Wisconsin that it will launch the “Turbo Skyhawk JT-A” along with the “Turbo Skylane JT-A” diesel-powered aircraft that burn conventional Jet-A (kero-jet) fuel.
Volkswagen of America confirmed July 14 that it will build a new, mid-size sport-utility vehicle—offering both diesel- and gasoline-engine types—at a Tennessee factory, with commercial sales due to begin by end-2016 or early 2017.
On July 24, Sen. Al Franken and other Senate Democrats met with White House Counselor to the President John Podesta to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard with a focus on biodiesel.
Tesoro Corp. is planning a petrochemical feedstock project that will utilize production from its U.S. West Coast refining system to boost xylene production for export to Asia.
Renewable-energy sources provided 55.7% of newly installed U.S. power-generating capacity during the first half of 2014, a recent report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) shows.