Tag: CO2

Northeast heating oil industry pledges net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Northeast heating oil industry pledges net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050

September 18, 2019 |

In Rhode Island, the Northeast’s heating oil industry has resolved to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. The industry’s resolution calls for a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2023, a 40% reduction by 2030, and net-zero-carbon emissions by 2050. The resolution also directs industry associations and other groups assembled at the meeting […]

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VTT says materials and chemicals the first commodities to be commercialized by carbon reuse

VTT says materials and chemicals the first commodities to be commercialized by carbon reuse

September 15, 2019 |

In Finland, VTT published a new report called “The Carbon Reuse Economy – Transforming CO2 from a pollutant into a resource” and presents its view on how carbon can be turned from a pollutant into a resource with a favorable impact on climate change. It is already possible to make food protein from CO2 and […]

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French researchers take inspiration from aquatic spider to improve CO2 conversion to fuels

French researchers take inspiration from aquatic spider to improve CO2 conversion to fuels

August 21, 2019 |

In France, a team of researchers affiliated with French several institutions has found a way to improve the conversion of CO2 into fuels by mimicking the behavior of the diving bell spider. In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the group describes using captured air bubbles to improve the conversion efficiency of carbon […]

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BASF and the University of Heidelberg extend cooperation at Catalysis Research Lab

BASF and the University of Heidelberg extend cooperation at Catalysis Research Lab

August 18, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF and the University of Heidelberg will jointly continue operating their Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) where researchers work on issues relating to homogeneous catalysis for a further three years. The current research work focuses primarily on efficient and resource-conserving synthesis methods, including methods using carbon dioxide (CO2) or renewable resources as starting materials. […]

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Zimbabwe’s Triangle to invest in CO2 production at ethanol plant

Zimbabwe’s Triangle to invest in CO2 production at ethanol plant

July 31, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, Triangle plans to invest in CO2 production from its ethanol processing in order to serve the domestic soft drinks market. The soft drinks industry has shrunk in recent years due to foreign exchange requirements to import CO2, so when the facility comes online in 2020, the company expects the soft drinks industry to […]

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Yum, yum, CO2 in my tum – NovoNutrients moves forward with CO2 to fish feed plans

Yum, yum, CO2 in my tum – NovoNutrients moves forward with CO2 to fish feed plans

July 14, 2019 |

Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but show him how to make fish food from CO2 and he’s got fish for a lifetime. That’s what NovoNutrients is working on to solve the huge global fishmeal supply/demand issue in the aquaculture industry. You may have seen in the Digest’s “Breaking News” […]

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NovoNutrients gets $300K from DOE program for CO2 to feed technology

NovoNutrients gets $300K from DOE program for CO2 to feed technology

July 11, 2019 |

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $600,000 in federal funding for two projects that fall under the High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls) program.  One of the projects caught The Digest’s eye in particular – California-based NovoNutrients‘ fermentation technology which utilizes energy from hydrogen to transform industrial carbon dioxide emissions into premium animal feed ingredients and […]

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Danish research project looks at CO2 capture of biomass-fired CHP plants

Danish research project looks at CO2 capture of biomass-fired CHP plants

July 3, 2019 |

In Denmark, a new research project carried out by Ramboll, GEUS, DTU and SINTEF is studying the feasibility of using CO2 capture at Danish biomass-fired combined heat and power plants. A techno-economic study of the feasibility of a future integrated CO2 neutral energy system, where the subsurface is utilized for thermal energy supply and storage, […]

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Jan De Nul Group focusing on use of drop-in biofuel to reduce CO2 emissions

Jan De Nul Group focusing on use of drop-in biofuel to reduce CO2 emissions

June 12, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Jan De Nul Group is focusing on drop-in biofuel to achieve the ambitious CO₂ reduction target. With this approach and by choosing Jan De Nul Group, the Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services (known by the Dutch initials MDK), within the Department of Mobility and Public Works, has showcased its pioneering profile […]

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International research team develops more efficient way to convert CO2 into solid carbon

International research team develops more efficient way to convert CO2 into solid carbon

May 14, 2019 |

In Australia, Chemical Engineering Magazine reports that an international team of researchers led by RMIT University in Melbourne has developed a way to efficiently transform CO2 into solid carbon, making it easier to store and to remove from the atmosphere rather than in liquid or gaseous states. Using a liquid metal electrocatalyst, researchers were able […]

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