January 17, 2011

Biofuel News Roundup

There have been sooo many biofuel news last week, I decided to separate them from the blog's weekly news roundup...

IndianOil and LanzaTech in ethanol
India's petroleum firm IndianOil and LanzaTech will collaborate to demonstrate fuel grade ethanol production in the region using LanzaTech's gas fermentation technology. The collaboration will enable the parties to accelerate techno‐economic and feasibility analyses.

Valero in cellulosic ethanol 
Oil refiner Valero Energy proposes to invest up to $50m of equity to finance the construction of Mascoma's commercial scale wood-based cellulosic ethanol biorefinery slated to break ground in Kinross Charter Township, Michigan, this year. The biorefinery will produce 40m gal/year of cellulosic ethanol to be covered by the off-take arrangement with Valero.

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