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Lummus Technology launches new renewable dimethyl ether technology

Lummus Technology announced the commercial availability of CDDME, a new renewable dimethyl ether (DME) technology that is enhanced through catalytic distillation (CD).

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream completes first 100% SAF transatlantic flight

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream Aerospace announced the successful completion of the first transatlantic flight using sustainable aviation fuel with both PW815GA engines on a Gulfstream business jet. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX business.

DCC Energy and Oberon Fuels to boost renewable dimethyl ether production to reduce emissions of European LPG market

DCC plc, the leading international sales, marketing and support services group, has partnered with Oberon Fuels, to advance the design, construction and operations of multiple renewable DME production plants in Europe.

Triple-lane layout for enhanced cracking coil performance

TechnipFMC: Ramesh, R.  |  Van Der Eijk, J.

Ethylene is a precursor to many chemicals, fibers and plastics that are used in daily life.

Copersucar partners with BP on ethanol complex in Brazil

SAO PAULO (Reuters) — Brazil’s Copersucar, one of the world’s largest ethanol merchants, and BP’s Brazil unit said on Thursday they will form a 50–50 logistics JV in the country.

Ethanol-based fuel becomes top-selling petrol in France

PARIS (Reuters) — Gasoline containing up to 10% of ethanol has become the top-selling petrol in France, its largest market in the European Union, helped by a tax break that made the crop-based fuel more attractive to drivers, French ethanol producers said on Tuesday.

Mexico court temporarily blocks higher ethanol in gasoline

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — A Mexican judge on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction against an increase in the ethanol content in gasoline for domestic consumption to as much as 10%, according to an environmentalist involved in the case.

China set for ethanol binge as Beijing pumps up renewable fuel drive

BEIJING (Reuters) — China's bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within 3 yr will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, industry players said, likely spurring billions of dollars in investment in ethanol factories.

Brazil likely to create ethanol import quota, tax imports above it

SAO PAULO (Reuters) — The Brazilian government is likely to adopt a quota system for ethanol imports, allowing 600 MM liters into the country per year free of tax and imposing a 20% tariff on volumes in excess of that quota, cane industry group Unica said on Monday.

US ethanol makers steer away from fuel, reach for booze

CHICAGO (Reuters) — A US glut of fuel-grade ethanol has major producers, including Green Plains Inc and industry pioneer Archer Daniels Midland Co, pursuing other markets and idling excess capacity in an effort to rebuild sagging margins.