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Low-Carbon Fuels Initiative Aims to Scale Up Sustainable Corporate Fleets

A global initiative called below50 that aims to scale up the development and use of low-carbon fuels launched today with 20-plus organizations and global brands including Audi, DuPont, DSM, Joule, LanzaTech, Novozymes and Yale University.

Environmental Executive Moves: IET, Joule, UQM, NSU, EBA Engineering

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Integrated Environmental Technologies: The life sciences company has hired Chad Crady to serve as vice president of sales and operations for the company’s oil and gas division. Before joining IET, he was the president of Sage Power Solutions. … Read more »

Biofuel Developers Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Biofuel Developers Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Renewable diesel producers Neste Oil and Diamond Green Diesel, gasification specialist Red Rock Biofuels, and Edeniq, which makes cellulosic ethanol, were among 13 producers of alternative fuels best positioned to compete with cheap oil, according a report from Lux Research. How Alternative Fuel Companies Will Compete with $50 Oil evaluated … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: Joule, Mercedes-Benz, Boeing, Toyota, Mazda, Penske

Joule’s ethanol fuel has been confirmed by third-party tests to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D4806 and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) EN 15376. Joule will use the results to obtain the government approvals needed for commercialization of its ethanol fuel. The tests were initiated … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Plug Power, Joule, World Green Building Council

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Joule: The CO2-to-liquid fuels production company has named Serge Tchuruk (pictured) president and CEO. Tchuruk is the former chairman and CEO of Alcatel and Total SA. Tchuruk succeeds Paul Snaith, who resigned. Plug Power: The clean energy products … Read more »

Joule’s Demonstration Plant Moves Forward

CO2-to-fuel production company Joule says the EPA has favorably reviewed its Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN) for Joule’s first commercial ethanol-producing catalyst. This clears the catalyst for commercial use at the company’s demonstration plant in Hobbs, NM. This also marks the first time that the EPA has allowed the commercial … Read more »

Joule Sustainable Fuels Achieves ASTM Compliance

Joule’s Sunflow-D and Sunflow-J CO2-neutral fuels meet the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for diesel and jet fuel, respectively. Demonstrating ASTM compliance marks another step toward commercial readiness of CO2-derived hydrocarbon fuels, the company says. ASTM test regimes address a number of fuel requirements, such … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Joule, NEEF, PECI, Verne Global

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Joule: The CO2-to-fuel company has named Dr. David Anton as executive vice president and chief technology officer. Prior to joining Joule, Dr. Anton spent five years at Codexis in multiple leadership roles, including senior vice president of bioindustrials, chief technology officer and senior vice … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Joule, CH2M Hill, CES Synergies

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Joule:  The CO2-to-fuels platform company has appointed Paul Snaith as president and CEO. Snaith (pictured) was formerly chief operating officer at the Massachusetts-based company. CH2M Hill: The global full service consulting, design, construction and operations firm has named … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Joule, Climate Trust, Applied Materials, EBI

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Joule: The developer of CO2-to-fuels solar conversion technology announced changes in its executive leadership. CEO William J. Sims will step down after four years but will remain a member of the company’s board. Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and chairman, … Read more »

Boeing, USDA, FAA Extend Aviation Biofuels Program

The USDA has extended for five years its agreement to work with the FAA and commercial aviation partners, including Boeing and industry trade group Airlines for America, to help develop a viable biofuel for the aviation industry. The new agreement follows the 2010-2012 Farm to Fly initiative, a collaboration between … Read more »

Joule Uses Waste CO2 to Produce Renewable Gasoline, Jet Fuel

Biofuels manufacturer Joule says it had converted waste CO2 into gasoline and jet fuel components. The company says this is an industry first in renewable fuel production. Joule says this technology will allow it to expand its Sunflow product line — which uses solar energy to convert industrial waste CO2 … Read more »