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Posted December 31, 1969



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Oxford Catalyst to use microchannel technology

With the acquisition of Ohio-based Velocys Inc. on Nov. 20, Oxford Catalyst Group PLC is combining the catalyst technologies developed at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom with the Fischer-Tropsch technologies developed at the Battelle Memorial Institute. Velocys has developed a microchannel FT technology that reduces the size and cost of processing hardware, while Oxford Catalyst has designed a highly active metal-carbide-based FT catalyst to optimize the reactor's potential.READ MORE

Rothsay Biodiesel powers two truck fleets with B5

Ontario-based Rothsay Biodiesel, a division of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., will begin fueling its largest truck fleet with B5 produced at its 9.2 MMgy biodiesel facility in Montreal. The 40-truck fleet in Dundas, Ontario, will consume approximately 1.4 million liters (370,000 gallons) of biodiesel annually. Since 2002, Rothsay Biodiesel has provided fuel for its Montreal truck fleet.READ MORE Methes

Finnish researchers to turn fish waste into biodiesel

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland has launched Enerfish, a three-year project focused on producing biodiesel from waste generated at a fish processing plant. VTT plans to build a pilot-scale biodiesel facility next to fish processing plant Hiep Thanh Seafood JSC in Vietnam to ensure viability and rapid commercialization of the technology.READ MORE

Enzyme, algae process converts biomass to biodiesel

Researchers at the Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., and San Diego-based General Atomics are partnering to study the potential for converting cellulosic biomass into biodiesel and ultimately jet fuel.READ MORE

British Columbia to invest $10 million in biofuels

British Columbia has announced that CAN$10 million (US$8 million) in Innovative Clean Energy Fund grants are available for new liquid biofuels production capacity in the province. The funds can be used to produce biodiesel or ethanol using both conventional and second-generation technologies, said Alec Tully, public affairs officer for the province's Ministry of Technology, Trade and Economic Development.READ MORE

Missouri soybean, biodiesel plants receive funding

Moberly, Mo.-based Producers' Choice Soy Energy LLC has received a $9.5 million construction loan from Advantage Capital Partners to support the construction and operational needs of a soybean processing plant and 5 MMgy biodiesel production facility, which is expected to be completed in February.READ MORE

Biodiesel distributors receive Connecticut awards

Magellan Terminal Holdings LP, an independent petroleum oil company, was one of seven Connecticut-based biodiesel distribution facilities to receive a grant under the state's Distribution Facilities Grant Program, which helps reimburse companies for developing biodiesel distribution equipment and facilities.READ MORE

GreenHunter Biofuels resumes operations

GreenHunter Biofuels LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grapevine, Texas-based GreenHunter Energy Inc., announced Nov. 25 that its 105 MMgy biodiesel production facility in Houston has recommenced operations after being shut down for more than two months to assess and repair damage caused by Hurricane Ike.READ MORE
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