Recent Reads for 2/10/2016

Battery Storage for Renewables: Market Status and Technology Outlook International Renewable Energy Agency

We Should All Fear Oilmageddon: A feedback loop of the U.S. dollar, crude, capital flows, and emerging markets Bloomberg

How Redox Flow Batteries Could Stabilize Our Electric Grids C&EN

Commodity Glut, Strong Dollar Pressure Chemical Company Earnings C&EN

As Big Oil shrinks, boards plot different paths out of crisis Reuters

Stung by Low Oil Prices, Companies Face a Reckoning on Debts NY Times


Recent Reads for 2/6/2016

Solazyme announces 20% staff reduction SEC Form 8-K

DOE Announces $18 Million For Solar Energy Storage & Grid Resiliency CleanTechnica

For Once, Low Oil Prices May Be a Problem for World’s Economy Bloomberg

Shell ready for more cost cuts as earnings fall 87 percent on weak oil prices – lowest annual income in over a decade – reducing investment, cutting nearly 10,000 jobs and selling assets Reuters

Battle of Three Oil Benchmarks Upending Crude Flows Across Globe Bloomberg

If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage Vox

Recent Reads for 2/2/2016

Coskata’s technology re-emerges as Synata Bio Biofuels Digest

Anellotech Breaks Ground on TCat-8™ in Silsbee, Texas – a fully-integrated development and testing facility Anellotech

Valero Energy reports better-than-expected profit – but y-o-y net income fell from $2.22 to $0.62 Reuters

Wood Group chosen as owner’s engineer on Texas syngas-to-liquids project; an integrated 30,000 bpd syngas-to-liquids facility. The facility, which will produce jet fuels, will be located in Hudspeth County, Texas, east of El Paso. The owner is D’Arcinoff Group, a US-based investment and alternative technology development company. (Comment: the management bios on the D’Arcinoff website show zero refining and petrochemicals industry experience.) Wood Group

Oilfield services find little room to squeeze out further cuts Reuters

Partner Collaborations Advance Second-Generation Elevance Biorefinery Technology Elevance Renewable Sciences

The Unlimited Biotech Potential of Algae European Biotech News

BP reports biggest ever annual loss – to cut 7,000 jobs by the end of 2017, or nearly 9 percent of its workforce Reuters