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Regional update: Europe

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In early July Inbicon’s first biomass refinery began operating. The refinery can produce 1.4 million gal./y of second generation green fuel and is now the world’s largest producer of cellulosic ethanol. The facility will also produce clean lignin biofuel which is a coal replacement.


Foster Wheeler AG has announced that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has entered a framework agreement, awarded by Statoil, acting on behalf of Gassco AS as operator for the Gassled joint venture, for FEED services valid through 2013 to support the development of the Karsto oil and gas processing plant in Norway. The plant is ranked as the third largest liquid petroleum gas export facility in the world. Statoil is modifying, on behalf of Gassco, the processing plant, via the Karsto Life Extension project, to enable it to process new light oil/condensate production coming on stream in the Norwegian North Sea.


DI Oils, a biofuels firm has completed the sale of the Bromborough refinery site. The company put the site up for sale in 2008 and has now confirmed a £ 2.2 million cash sale to Organic Waste Management.

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