South Africa-based Sasol announced Jan. 28 that it will delay an estimated $14-billion, 96,000 barrel-per-day (bbl/d) gas-to-liquids (GTL) Fischer-Tropsch (FT) diesel fuels and specialties project in Louisiana because of the impact of plunging global oil prices.
“Microchannel” gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology specialist Velocys hopes to launch construction this year on an estimated 4,200-barrel-per-day, Fischer-Tropsch (FT) specialties and fuels plant at Ashtabula, Ohio.
A U.S. District Court in Kansas has given preliminary approval to a lawsuit settlement that will require several oil refiners to pay for installations of temperature-compensation devices on retail gasoline and diesel fuel dispensers.
Englewood, Colo.-based biobutanol developer Gevo Inc. recently announced that it launched sales of its renewable isobutanol to Brenntag Canada Inc., a member of the Brenntag group of companies for distribution into the solvents, oil and gas, mining and specialty chemicals markets.
Norway-based Clean Marine recently announced the successful installation of its marine diesel exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) on Dorian LPG’s ECO VLGC Corvette.
Biofuels produced with low or no risk of indirect land-use change can contribute substantially to achieving the EU’s 2020 “Renewable Energy Target” in transport, a recent study published by the University of Utrecht showed.
The Energy and Environmental Legal Institute (E&E) and the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) on Jan. 20 slammed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and researchers at two California universities for what they term as illegal and unethical use of children in diesel-exhaust health-effects studies.