The agreement comes a few years after Maersk announced its decision to become carbon neutral by 2040.
While the state is – by far – the biggest consumer of renewable diesel in the U.S., Louisiana is the largest producer.
The companies plan to strengthen their global supply chains and offer a sustainable solution to meet the increasing demand for renewable feedstocks through the acquisition.
ExxonMobil announced an agreement with Renewable Energy Group to study the production of biodiesel by fermenting renewable cellulosic sugars from non-food sources such as agricultural waste. Through the research, the two companies will address the challenge of how to ferment real-world renewable cellulosic sugars, which contain multiple types of sugars including glucose and xylose; ... Read more »
International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Kore Infrastructure to supply a paddle dryer for a biosolids recovery plant currently under construction in Rialto, California. In the plant, biosolids from wastewater facilities in Los Angeles that have normally gone to landfill will be converted into biodiesel and biochar. ... Read more »
Novozymes has launched what it says is the first commercially available enzymatic solution to make biodiesel from waste oils. The Novozymes Eversa enzymatic process converts used cooking oil or other lower grade oils into biodiesel. This allows biodiesel producers to reduce their raw material costs. The resulting biodiesel is sold ... Read more »
The global biodiesel market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.1 percent between 2013 and 2018, according to a report by Research and Markets. According to the report, one prominent driver in the market is the advantage of using biodiesel over diesel, noting that the market is ... Read more »
Kansas City-area restaurants looking to cut waste have found a number of solutions, according to The Kansas City Star. Several solutions were the result of keen observation by interns from Kansas City’s Johnson County Community College, who worked with the restaurants to reduce waste. In one case, they noticed that ... Read more »
Renewable Energy Group (REG) reached a milestone of having sold 1 billion gallons of advanced biofuel during its 17 year history. REG said it achieved this milestone through investments in a fully integrated value chain including its manufacturing, sales & marketing, and supply chain management. The company went from marketing ... Read more »
University of Louisiana at Lafayette have developed a speedy, low waste method for converting alligator fat into biofuel. Conversion of animal fat to biodiesel has been around for some time – an earlier, but more-wasteful, way to process aligator fat into biofuel was developed in 2011, but the traditional biodiesel process ... Read more »
Green Star Products was notified by the US Patents and Trademark Office that its high-tech loop reactor patent was issued on (US Pat. #8648209) Loop Reactor for Making Biodiesel Fuel. The loop reactor is the backbone of the biodiesel plants manufactured by Green Star. Most present day biodiesel production systems require ... Read more »
Researchers from the University of Porto, Portugal, are now looking at water-free methods for purifying biofuels, including those made from waste cooking oils, animal fats and other fatty wastes derived from industrial activities, according to the Institute of Chemical Engineers. Traditional methods of biodiesel production use high volumes of water ... Read more »