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Airgas opens carbon dioxide and dry ice facility collocated with Pacific Ethanol plant

Airgas opens carbon dioxide and dry ice facility collocated with Pacific Ethanol plant

July 22, 2019 |

In California, Airgas, an Air Liquide company, announced the grand opening of its new liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice facility in Stockton. The facility, which was engineered to have minimal environmental impact, is a zero runoff/discharge site. Technology at the site will capture and recycle all process and rain water that comes in contact with […]

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Chemists capture carbon dioxide from air more efficiently

Chemists capture carbon dioxide from air more efficiently

September 24, 2018 |

In Tennessee, chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated a practical, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide directly from air. If deployed at large scale and coupled to geologic storage, the technique may bolster the portfolio of responses to global climate change. “Negative emissions technologies—for net removal of greenhouse gases […]

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Researchers create artificial leaf that converts carbon dioxide into energy and fuel

Researchers create artificial leaf that converts carbon dioxide into energy and fuel

June 17, 2018 |

In India, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore are taking a queue from companies like LanzaTech and found a new way to create energy using carbon dioxide. By using sunlight, along with Copper Aluminum Sulphate and Zinc Sulphide, they were able to convert carbon dioxide salts into a fuel source. According to Crazy […]

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California LFCS carbon dioxide prices crumble as CARB seeks to slow progress towards 2030 goals

California LFCS carbon dioxide prices crumble as CARB seeks to slow progress towards 2030 goals

March 14, 2018 |

In California, Bloomberg reports that carbon dioxide prices for the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard’s compliance program have been crumbling in light of the Air Resources Board’s rejigging of the fuels policy that would see less ambitious carbon cuts through 2030. Prices for CO2 were quoted in early March at $74 per metric ton, the […]

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Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels

Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels

January 17, 2018 |

By Ron Cascone, Principal, Nexant, Inc. Special to The Digest Emissions of carbon dioxide by industrial and chemical processes have come under increasing pressure in recent years with regulatory and consumer scrutiny. A number of industrial and commercial consortia and individual companies are committing to major reductions in their carbon footprints. Although technical solutions for […]

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A Green Take on Carbon Dioxide

A Green Take on Carbon Dioxide

November 14, 2017 |

By Sam A. Rushing, Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. Special to The Digest It is an oxymoron to put carbon dioxide and ‘green’ (as related to the positive environmental uses) together; however, this is a growing market, and a good thought for the biofuels industry, and other major CO2 emitters. This thought represents giving hope to CO2 […]

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Global carbon dioxide emissions could fall nearly 6% by vastly expanding cane production for ethanol

Global carbon dioxide emissions could fall nearly 6% by vastly expanding cane production for ethanol

October 23, 2017 |

In Brazil, vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 percent, researchers report in the journal Nature Climate Change. This would be a massive undertaking, involving the conversion of hundreds of thousands of square miles – at its most ambitious, more […]

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Princeton studies show how algae use carbon dioxide for photosynthesis

Princeton studies show how algae use carbon dioxide for photosynthesis

September 25, 2017 |

In New Jersey, two new studies of green algae have revealed new insights into how these organisms siphon carbon dioxide from the air for use in photosynthesis, a key factor in their ability to grow so quickly. Understanding this process may someday help researchers improve the growth rate of crops such as wheat and rice. […]

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Carbon dioxide from flue gas v. Concentrated by-product chemical sources; and the impact of distribution costs on economic feasibility

Carbon dioxide from flue gas v. Concentrated by-product chemical sources; and the impact of distribution costs on economic feasibility

May 31, 2017 |

By Sam A. Rushing, Special to The Digest At this time, it could be a great opportunity for the right source to take a look at the possibilities of making money with CO2 production and distribution on their own; or even reevaluate the current production / supply arrangement with a current gas company supplier, before […]

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Carbon Dioxide and its practical, green uses

Carbon Dioxide and its practical, green uses

September 6, 2015 |

Carbon dioxide — everyone wants to see less of it lying around, but what is it particularly good for? Our resident Grandmaster of CO2, Sam, Rushing, takes us through the green applications.  By Sam A. Rushing, president, Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd — special to The Digest WHEN CO2 is the subject of discussion, outside of those in the […]

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