Alternative Fuels

Industry & Facility
Industry & Facility
Policy

API Concerned U.S. EPA May Raise 2014 RFS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may raise this year’s biofuel targets under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard based on a perceived uptake in higher ethanol blends of gasoline, such as E85, the American Petroleum Institute warned.

Technology

Entrepreneurial Energy Spirit Shines Bright

The “shale revolution” has often been touted as a game-changer in energy production. Despite immense fervor behind its recent success; however, the effort isn’t holding back large, global integrated oil and natural gas firms from scouting innovative energy or clean technologies that could potentially improve existing processes or equipment or, better yet, change the game completely.

Policy
Industry & Facility
Industry & Facility
Technology

Vega Biofuels Touts Low-Cost Biomass Torrefaction

Norcross, Ga.-based Vega Biofuels recently announced that its joint-venture partner, Agri-Tech Producers LLC, has developed a patent-pending process that reduces the cost of some of the biomass feedstock for the company’s pilot torrefaction plant in Allendale, S.C.

International Developments
Industry & Facility

Renewables on the Rise

Nearly 50% of new utility-scale power generation capacity added during the first of 2014 uses renewable-energy sources, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest “Short-Term Energy Outlook” (STEO) report.