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Verenium: BP responds

I’ve just had this email from the press office at BP about its joint venture with Verenium which was mentioned in an earlier post today. We remain focused on commercializing the technology that we are developing jointly with Verenium and continue to progress development activities with the commercial JV that we announced in February in order to […]

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UPDATED: Verenium and Aventine in difficulties: Reuters

Verenium could have jhad difficulty continuing as a company, its auditors say in a report from Reuters yesterday and carried in the UK’s Guardian Business Feed.The same report says Aventine may need to take Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Key points from the Reuters report: Verenium’s outside auditor, Ernst & Young, saidin a U.S. Securities and […]

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More on BP Vereneum

Last night the press office at BP emailed me with more details on the agreement with Verenium. I like the way they talk about “energy cane” and “energy grasses” presumably energy cane is the stuff left behind after sugar processing, or in the fields. I’m not so clear about energy grasses will that be switchgrass?Here’s […]

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Corrected: BP ups Verenium investment

Corrected: Corrected amount of new investment by BP in Verenium from press release received from BP on 23 Feb 2009. BP is upping its investment in Verenium by $22.5m, according to Gas 2.0 blog, which has more details. Key point for me is that this is a non-food route to biofuel, though the source, the […]

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Business week spots butanol

Business Week has an article on biobutanol. As a run down of where we are with butanol its worth having, but there’s no real peg for the story. 

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BP invests in Verenium

There’s a Wall Street Journal article about BP investing $90 m in Verenium a US cellulosic ethanol technology company. Both firms hope to start a jointly making biofuel in a few years. The WSJ says this is BP’s first venture into cellulosic biofuel.

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Praj wins big biofuel contract to supply Vivergo

Praj has won a big biofuels contract to supply key equipment to Vivergo Fuels, UK through its subsidiary, BioCnergy Europa B. V, a Joint Venture with Aker Solutions, Netherlands, according to myiris.com,. The plant is designed to produce 400m litre/year fuel ethanol. In case you didn’t know Vivergo, is a joint venture between DuPont, BP and […]

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An outline of BP’s biofuel strategy

There’s an outline of BP’s biofuel strategy from Rob New, head of the business at the firm, in a report from Rueters carried by Yahoo India.

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We’ll need around 196m gal biofuels/year by 2030

There are many with romantic notions about the role of the biofuels industry. One thing is certain, according to a BP speaker at the ethanolintel conference in Singapore, there’s no way we can meet demand in the future by using old chip fat, according to a report on ICIS news. Citing a joint BP and […]

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Blending levels and biofuels

BP and the German biofuel group Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie (VDB) have fallen out over the level of blending and the type of biodisel to be blended in Germany, according to a report on ICIS news (Disclosure: I work for ICIS. About ICIS) BP says the level is too high –and that car engine makers […]

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