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New Petrobras Refineries Won't Produce Gasoline.
June 8, 2009 ... Petrobras' CEO said last week that its new refineries will not produce gasoline but instead concentrate on biofuels, diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas and other refined products. "Petrobras wants to increase biofuels...

Refiners Should Shop for Carbon Bargains.
June 8, 2009 ... Where do refiners fit in the carbon cap-and-trade market? The evolving nature of the CO2 regulations has made the price of carbon volatile. The refining industry is viewed as a significant point source CO2 generator because of its many...

Non-OECD Nations to Trump Global Oil Demand in 2030; Biodiesel, BTL Diesel to Dominate Biofuels Market.
June 8, 2009 ... Between 2007 and 2030, all the growth in global oil demand is projected to come from developing countries, or nations that are not members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. So said Lew Fulton., senior transport...

Electric Vehicle Briefs.
June 8, 2009 ... Here are some briefs pertaining to international developments on plug-in hybrid technology and lithium-ion battery applications: Toyota to Begin Leasing PHVs by Late 2009 Toyota announced June 3 that it would start leasing 200 plug-in...

Argonne and BASF Sign Licensing Agreement for Battery Technology.
June 8, 2009 ... The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and chemical company BASF announced June 3 that the two have signed a worldwide licensing agreement in which Argonne will transfer patented battery technology to BASF. The...