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Fuels & Processing
Transportation & Logistics

Amyris, GOL Airlines to Fuel First Commercial Biojet Flights

Emeryville, Calif.-based biotech outfit Amyris Inc. announced July 9 that it partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to begin their first commercial route with sugar cane-derived renewable farnesane, which Amyris will supply together with partner Total.

Transportation & Logistics

Navistar Sued For ‘Defective’ Diesel Engines Using EGR

The New York law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein announced July 10 that it has filed a class-action lawsuit against Navistar over allegedly defective “Maxxforce” diesel engines for 2008-through-2013 model year trucks.

Fuels & Processing

Global Biofuels Demand Seen Rising in Next Decade

Biofuels consumption and production is projected to increase by more than 50% over the next decade—led by sugar-based ethanol and fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) biodiesel, an update from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows.

Margins & Economics
Electric Power

MPC’s ‘Kemper’ IGCC Passes, But Court Rulings Loom

Mississippi Power Co. on July 17 announced that it successfully tested the combined-cycle unit and pressure testing of both gasifiers at the company’s nearly complete, $5.2-billion, 545-megawatt “Kemper” integrated-gasification combined-cycle plant.

Fuels & Processing
Transportation & Logistics
Fuels & Processing

Finnish Researchers Utilize ABE Mixture in Gasoline

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.

Transportation & Logistics