Shell will concentrate on biofuels in its future alternative energy investments, according to a story in the Guardian online. I have been slightly surprised that Shell has invested in wind, solar and hydrogen technologies. Shell really understands liquid fuels and liquid distribution. Most vehicles for the foreseeable future will be based on some kind of […]
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Shell has increased its stake in Codexis, in a story filed by ICIS news last night. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS)Shell gets an second seat on the Codexis board an makes a financial contribution. It reinforces Shell’s commitment to renewables, and might make large scale commercial cellulosic ethanol a reality sooner. In 2008 […]
Ensus new website, for me outlines the paradox at the heart of the biofuel from food processes. If you take food out of the food chain then there’s less to eat. It really is that simple even if you’re using animal grade wheat. Animals cannot surely live on just protein and bran? With a minimum […]
Shell announced on 17 September that it was involved in six new research agreements for biofuels. This builds on a number of piecemeal announcements including an interest in a Hawaiian biofuel from algae venture and an agreement with Codexis. The best thing for the second generation biofuels sector would be for another petechm titan, to […]
Shell has teamed up with HR Biopetroleum of Hawaii to try and produce biodiesel from algae, according to Pacific Business News Products like biofuel from algae would fit with Shell’s stated biofuel aims.
Shell is taking a seat on Codexis’ board and making a capital investment into the biofuels technology company as the firms announced their research collaboration is being extended by five years, according to a report on ICIS news. (Disclosure I work for ICIS: About ICIS) At the end of that time the firms hope to […]