Tag: carbon

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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UCLA breakthrough could increase yields by 50%

UCLA breakthrough could increase yields by 50%

October 7, 2013 |

In California, a synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose could lead to a 50% increase in the production of biofuels, according to research performed at the University of California, Los Angeles. The process converts all six glucose carbon atoms into three acetyl-CoA molecules, without losing two of those atoms as carbon dioxide. The pathway […]

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First Carbon, Second Harvest

First Carbon, Second Harvest

August 29, 2013 |

How an integrated biorefinery uses carbon can greatly affect its carbon life cycle, and profitability. Here’s why, and how. So, your integrated biorefinery project is coming along great. Then comes the carbon lifecyle analysis — the horde of critics shouting about “indirect land use change” — somehow, your project, which you think reduces carbon emission, […]

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“Navy advanced biofuels program will create 35,000 new jobs by 2020.”

“Navy advanced biofuels program will create 35,000 new jobs by 2020.”

April 18, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: MattMcGovern Navy advanced biofuels program will create 35,000 new jobs by 2020, many in rural areas. #gjgj2013 RWLWater “The price of perfection” regarding food waste. Turn price of food waste into energy? #biofuels zixri_net Carbon Neutral Energy: Taking Biofuels to the Next Level OECD: What is the future of biotechnology? Is there more to it […]

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Study shows carbon debt on arid biofuels production difficult to pay back

Study shows carbon debt on arid biofuels production difficult to pay back

January 28, 2013 |

In Belgium, a new study led by researchers from the University of Leuven shows that converting arid or semi-arid land to biofuel crops such as biodiesel could be counter-productive to environmental goals. The study says that 30 years would be required to repay the carbon debt from jatropha production—if the yield reached 9 to 14 […]

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GIC says Commodity-plus-carbon contract expected to launch in 2013

GIC says Commodity-plus-carbon contract expected to launch in 2013

January 28, 2013 |

In Washington, GIC Group said that it has reached 60% completion in Stage 2 Proof of Concept with its CPC (Commodity Plus Carbon) futures contract and said that it expects to launch the project in Q3 2013. A CPC derivative contract is based on the underlying value of commodities that feature GHG reducing traits or […]

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US land could provide 25 percent of advanced biofuels requirement without carbon debt, indirect land-use costs

US land could provide 25 percent of advanced biofuels requirement without carbon debt, indirect land-use costs

January 17, 2013 |

In Washington, a study published in Nature found that successional herbaceous vegetation, once well established, could provide up to 5.55 billion gallons of ethanol towards the US Renewable Fuel Stadnard mandates. The researchers performed quantitative modelling of successional vegetation on marginal lands, constrained by the requirement that each modelled location be within 80 kilometres of […]

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