Tag: carbon

Indian researchers produce biodiesel from waste carbon using local bacteria

Indian researchers produce biodiesel from waste carbon using local bacteria

September 14, 2017 |

In India, researchers from New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University have discovered that by bringing together species of bacteria from Aravalli marble mines near Alwar and from brackish waters in the high-altitude Pangong Lake in Ladakh on the border with China can create biodiesel. The bacteria from the marble mines can sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide into organic […]

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Helsinki airport to be carbon neutral by year’s end thanks to biofuels and renewables mix

Helsinki airport to be carbon neutral by year’s end thanks to biofuels and renewables mix

June 14, 2017 |

In Finland, thanks to using biofuel in all ground vehicles and a new 500kWp solar array, Finavia expects the Helsinki airport to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of this year, ahead of its 2020 goals. It plans to extend the same model to all of its 21 airports as part of its commitment towards […]

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Indian researchers develop method to produce carbon nanoparticles from bagasse

Indian researchers develop method to produce carbon nanoparticles from bagasse

November 24, 2016 |

In India, researchers led by the National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Madras have developed a way to produce highly fluorescent carbon quantum dots— tiny carbon nanoparticles, which are about four nanometers across—from sugarcane bagasse. They can be used as biosensors, in light-emitting diodes and even to deliver drugs around the […]

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Knock on wood: why trade and brand will trump tech in the advanced bioeconomy

Knock on wood: why trade and brand will trump tech in the advanced bioeconomy

June 22, 2016 |

Adapted from remarks by Digest editor Jim Lane at the 2016 International Bioenergy Conference. Knock Knock Who’s there? Noah. Noah who? Noah good low carbon technology? Well, yes, you do. Lucky you. With all the uncertainty about the future of the world in the face of trade issues, immigration woes, energy and national security concerns, […]

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Global Forest Coalition launches report alleging bioenergy a carbon scam

Global Forest Coalition launches report alleging bioenergy a carbon scam

December 14, 2015 |

In France, the Global Forest Coalition launched a new report at the Paris climate talks titled “Biomyths, the Costly Carbon Scam of Bioenergy” it says exposes how large-scale bioenergy is being promoted as a replacement to some fossil fuels, based on what it calls the myth of its “carbon neutrality”. The report provides an overview of […]

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Washington state judge rules that states have a “mandatory duty” to “preserve, protect, and enhance the air quality for the current and future generations”

Washington state judge rules that states have a “mandatory duty” to “preserve, protect, and enhance the air quality for the current and future generations”

November 22, 2015 |

In Washington state, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis R. Hill issued a groundbreaking ruling that the “scientific evidence is clear that the current rates of (emissions) reduction mandated by Washington law. . . cannot ensure the survival of an environment in which [youth] can grow to adulthood safely.” The judge determined that the State […]

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Algae Biomass Organization Hails Carbon Use provision in Senate Energy Legislation 

Algae Biomass Organization Hails Carbon Use provision in Senate Energy Legislation 

July 29, 2015 |

In Washington, The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, hailed language included in the energy reform package released last Wednesday by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that would prioritize research and development of carbon utilization technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fossil Energy program. The Energy Policy Modernization Act […]

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“Nothing will happen without the will” – addressing climate change through low-carbon fuels

“Nothing will happen without the will” – addressing climate change through low-carbon fuels

July 22, 2015 |

Condensed from remarks by Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, on receiving the Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology,  from the Biotechnology Industry Organization. So many people beginning with my mother but including colleagues, professors and many others who have guided me, occasionally kicked me. Rosalind Franklin said that technology is about making […]

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ADM’s CCS project hailed a success after storing 1 million tons of carbon

ADM’s CCS project hailed a success after storing 1 million tons of carbon

January 12, 2015 |

In Illinois, ADM’s carbon capture and storage project co-located at its ethanol plant in Decatur has successful stored 1 million metric tons of carbon since coming online in November 2011. So far the carbon has showed no signs of moving upward. ADM is getting ready to drill a second demonstration project that will stores 1.1 […]

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10 MegaVitaVegeTrends for Mega-Efficient Biofuels 

10 MegaVitaVegeTrends for Mega-Efficient Biofuels 

July 15, 2014 |

Are your biotechnologies run down, listless? Do they poop out at pitch meetings? Are they unpopular? The answer to your problems may well be in this list — in the technologies that eliminate the waste that comes from biorefining itself? Making industrial biotech more efficient, transformative and sustainable. So, join the happy peppy people following our 10 […]

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