Tag: CO2

Covestro covers it all – From $1.7B investment in MDI and first thermoplastic polyurethane based on CO2 technology to biobased aniline…

Covestro covers it all – From $1.7B investment in MDI and first thermoplastic polyurethane based on CO2 technology to biobased aniline…

October 13, 2018 |

Covestro, which you may know as the former Bayer MaterialsScience (part of Bayer Group’s chemicals and plastics unit) prior to 2015, is leading several innovations in the biobased sector with a flurry of announcements over the past week that is sure to impact the bioeconomy. Not only are they financially successful, achieving the best financial […]

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From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the latest research, syngas is on fire

From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the latest research, syngas is on fire

July 8, 2018 |

  Syngas, or synthesis gas, is on fire lately, with new technologies making the most of waste products like CO2 or low-grade biomass and converting them into useful hot stuff like syngas that can then be turned into even better and hotter stuff like jet fuel, energy, and valuable chemicals. The latest news in this […]

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ICAO moves forward on sustainability criteria for CO2 certification for aviation fuels

ICAO moves forward on sustainability criteria for CO2 certification for aviation fuels

July 2, 2018 |

In Canada, the ICAO Council made important headway on the key international standards supporting the UN aviation agency’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or ‘CORSIA’. Its adoption of the First Edition of Annex 16, Volume IV, to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), comes less than two years after ICAO’s […]

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Chinese and Canadian researchers make headway on intermediates from CO2

Chinese and Canadian researchers make headway on intermediates from CO2

June 25, 2018 |

In China, a research team led from University of Science and Technology of China and the University of Toronto has uncovered a catalysis strategy producing intermediates during CO2 electrochemical reduction reaction, which sheds new lights on upgrading CO2 to engine fuels. When it comes to designing catalysts for CO2 conversion, many researches on the C-C […]

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UK project receives funding to reduce waste CO2 production from industrial biotech manufacturing

UK project receives funding to reduce waste CO2 production from industrial biotech manufacturing

May 31, 2018 |

In the UK, Ingenza announced a collaboration with the University of Dundee and Drochaid Research Services on a highly innovative project that aims to reduce the waste carbon dioxide generated by industrial biotech manufacturing applications. Funded by Zero Waste Scotland, the proposal involves capturing and recycling the emerging CO2 waste streams that evolve during fermentative […]

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Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre Officially Opens

Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre Officially Opens

May 27, 2018 |

In Canada, InnoTech Alberta, an applied research subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, announced the official opening of the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC). InnoTech Alberta is the owner and operator of this pioneering clean technology center. Users of the ACCTC will test and advance carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and conversion technologies that assist in greenhouse […]

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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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University of Wisconsin researchers say ethanol created more CO2 than it saved

University of Wisconsin researchers say ethanol created more CO2 than it saved

November 16, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, a new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin shows that crop expansion in the US between 2008 and 2012 emitted 115 million tons of CO2 and that much of that can be attributed to biofuels because it was during a period of policy-driven biofuel production increase. The paper says that the […]

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Stanford researchers discover new copper-based catalyst to produce ethanol from CO2

Stanford researchers discover new copper-based catalyst to produce ethanol from CO2

August 14, 2017 |

In California, Stanford researchers recently innovated a renewable method of producing the fuel additive, ethanol. This method simply delivers water, carbon dioxide and electricity through a copper catalyst. This innovation has enticed scientists and current state-of-the-art electrocatalysts will be improved in product selectivity and energy efficiency to make this alternative solution viable for the future. […]

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Stanford scientists use copper catalysts to make ethanol from CO2 and water

Stanford scientists use copper catalysts to make ethanol from CO2 and water

June 20, 2017 |

In California, a recent discovery by Stanford University scientists could lead to a new, more sustainable way to make ethanol without corn or other crops. This promising technology has three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity delivered through a copper catalyst. The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences […]

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