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Marathon Planning Calif. Renewable Diesel Production (Ind. Report)
Marathon Petroleum
Date: 2020-10-07
Ohio-headquartered Marathon Petroleum reports it has applied for permits to convert its presently shuttered petroleum refinery in Martinez, California to produce 736 million bpy of renewable diesel from animal fat, soybeans, corn oil and similar feedstocks beginning in 2022.

Marathon's renewable fuels projects include ethanol production through a Midwest joint venture, investment in its biofuels subsidiary Virent and the conversion of a refinery in Dickinson, North Dakota, to renewable diesel. (Source: Marathon Petroleum, PR, 7 Oct., 2020) Contact: Marathon Petroleum Corp., 419.422.2121,; Virent Inc., Lee Edawards, CEO, Jeff Moore, Exec. VP, Operations, (608) 663-0228,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marathon Petroleum,  Renewable Diesel,  Alternative Fuel,  Virent ,  

BP, Virent, Johnson Matthey Ink Bioforming Tech Deal (Ind. Report)
BP, Virent, Johnson Matthey
Date: 2019-03-06
In London, BP plc reports it and Madison, Wisconsin-based Virent Inc. along with Johnson Matthey have inked an agreement to advance the commercialization of Virent's Bioforming process for the production of bio-paraxylene (PX) -- a vital raw material for the production of renewable polyester.

Virent's Bioforming technology, which is being developed in collaboration with ohnson Matthey, generates drop-in reformate product from renewable sources that can be used to yield renewable fuels and/or processed into lower carbon intensive bio-PX, the feedstock for bio-purified terephthalic acid (PTA), using existing technologies. (Source: BP, Zacks, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: BP plc,; Virent Inc., Lee Edawards, CEO, Jeff Moore, Exec. VP, Operations, (608) 663-0228,; Johnson Matthey,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuels,  BP plc ,  Virent,  Johnson Matthey,  

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