Alternative Fuels

Industry & Facility
International Developments

Neste Expands Renewable-Feedstock Research

Finnish refiner Neste Oil aims to realign its long-term research and development (R/D) and switch its emphasis from microbial oil research to other areas of technology for using forestry and agricultural waste.

Technology

Celanese, Indian Oil Explore Petcoke-to-Ethanol Opportunities

Dallas -based Celanese Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) to explore the potential of a joint investment in a fuel-ethanol plant to be built in India, based on Celanese’s trademarked “TCX Technology” platform.

Industry & Facility

Global Renewable-Energy Spending on Healthy Upswing

Global renewable-energy investment in the first three quarters of this year was 16% ahead of the same period in 2013—at $175 billion—nearly ensuring that 2014 will see a rebound in dollars invested following two years of decline, recent analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows.

Industry & Facility

NFR BioEnergy Eyes Sugar-Refining Hubs in Louisiana

Louisiana’s Economic Development (LED) office recently announced that NFR BioEnergy will make a $312-million capital investment to install biorefineries at more than 10 sugar-refining hubs in South Louisiana, subject to completing lease and biomass agreements with sugar mills.

Technology

ITM Power to Install Hydrogen-Refueling Stations in U.K.

U.K.-based energy-storage and clean-fuel company ITM Power recently announced that the government will provide £11 million (US$17.68 million) to ITM to help establish an initial network of up to 15 hydrogen-refueling stations in the U.K. by the end of 2015 and for public-sector hydrogen vehicles.

Technology
Industry & Facility
International Developments
International Developments