Alternative Energy - Alternative Fuels

Chevron Takes Stake In Bio-Lubricant Venture

Chevron Corp. has taken an unspecified equity stake in Novvi, a joint venture (JV) that makes sugar-based lubricant base oils

Gregory DL Morris
Dec 15, 2016

EV Market Share Seen Growing Significantly In New Vehicle Sales By 2040

Electric vehicles could make up 15% to 35% of total new vehicle sales globally in 2040, according to IHS Markit.

Dec 12, 2016

Total, Corbion Form Bioplastic JV

French oil and gas conglomerate Total and Netherlands-based Corbion have joined forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers, the companies recently announced.

Nov 16, 2016

Pacific Ethanol, TPW Begin Unit Train Service

California-based ethanol producer and marketer Pacific Ethanol and Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway (TPW), a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), recently announced that they have begun unit train service from Pacific Ethanol’s plant in Pekin, Ill.

Nov 14, 2016

Gevo Begins Selling Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline In Houston

Englewood, Colo.-based Gevo Inc. recently announced that gasoline blended with its bio-based isobutanol and marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area.

Nov 10, 2016

BP Invests In Fulcrum BioEnergy; Inks Biojet Offtake Agreement

Pleasanton, Calif.-based advanced biofuel developer Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. and BP Plc recently announced that they signed a strategic partnership that includes a $30-million equity investment in Fulcrum by BP.

Nov 8, 2016