Thursday, May 23, 2019

Biofuels News

Shell to Invest $2 Bln per Year in Brazil

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Royal Dutch Shell has plans to invest about $2 billion per year in Brazil through 2025, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden told newspaper Valor Econômico in an exclusive…

Shell Faces Lawsuit From Environmentalists

Environmentalist and human rights groups said on Friday they had started a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands to force the energy firm to cut its reliance on fossil fuels.The groups, incl

Senate Confirms Wheeler to lead EPA

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump's candidate, a former coal lobbyist, to lead the nation's top environmental regulator, infuriating Democrats…

Bids for Small Refinery Waivers Flood into EPA

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received 37 applications for small refinery waivers for 2018 from the U.S.

Blockchain to Track Sustainable Biofuel

BHP and NYK use GoodFuels biofuel to progress decarbonisation goals. Image: GoodFuels

Japanese shipping company NYK, global mining company BHP, green biofuel company GoodFuels and the developer of blockchain applications for the maritime industry Blockchain…

BIOFUELS: Clariant, ExxonMobil, REG Partners on Research

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Clariant  signed a joint research agreement with ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as…

Eelectrification: Re-engineering a Low-carbon O&G Industry

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Cleaner and greener: Azeez Mohammed, president & CEO of GE's Power Conversion business, discusses the key role of electrification technology in decarbonizing the oil…

'World's First' Zero Emission Marine Biofuel Test Successful

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Netherlands-based supplier of sustainable low carbon marine fuels GoodFuels Marine in conjunction with bulker and tanker owner and operator NORDEN A/S,  has successfully…

Perenco Acquires Polo Nordeste Fields

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Petrobras says it reached a USD370mln deal with Perenco to sell its operations in the Polo Nordeste and granted oil 3R Petroleum a 40-year concession to operate 34 oil…

EU Lawmakers Set Energy Efficiency, Renewables Targets

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European Union lawmakers on Tuesday targeted energy savings of 32.5 percent and a renewable energy uplift of 32 percent by 2030, in a push to meet the bloc's pledge…

Singapore Funds Green Marine Fuel Program

Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has allocated about USD 3.64 million under the Green Energy Programme to support the development and use of cleaner alternative…

Exxon Brazil to Focus on Drilling and Production

Exxon Mobil Corp will focus on drilling and production in Brazil now that it has made extensive acquisitions of oil blocks in the country, the company's chief executive officer in Brazil…

Exxon Brazil to Focus on Drilling and Production - CEO

Exxon Mobil Corp will focus on drilling and production in Brazil now that it has acquired lots of oil blocks in the country, the company's chief executive officer in Brazil, Carla Lacerda, said on Thursday

Valero, Marathon Beat Profit Estimates as Refining Margins Rise

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Two of the biggest independent oil refiners in the United States beat Wall Street profit estimates on Thursday as greater processing of cheap, light crude from West…

EPA Scraps Plan to Force US Refiners to Blend More Biofuels

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ditched a detailed plan that would have forced refiners to blend more biofuels into their gasoline and diesel in 2019 to compensate…

Fate of Argentine Biodiesel Industry Hinges on EU Sanctions

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Argentina's biodiesel industry is at risk after the European Union threatened to impose tariffs on imports from the South American country, following accusations that…

EPA Proposes 2019 Biofuel Requirements

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed setting a 19.88 billion gallon biofuels blending mandate for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to a statement seen by Reuters.

Exxon Shareholders Reject Proposal to Split CEO, Chair Roles

Exxon Mobil Corp shareholders rejected a proposal on Wednesday that would have split the roles of chairman and chief executive, securing CEO Darren Woods's role as he…

GoodFuels Closes Growth Investment Round with Social Impact Ventures

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Pioneer and market leader in sustainable, advanced biofuels for the shipping and heavy land transport sectors, GoodFuels, has secured a major investment round with Amsterdam…

Zero Emission Ships: Comparing Fuel Choices

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There's a new report out from the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) -- authorted by Lloyds Register (LR) and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) -- that…