Tag: CO2

Drax BECCS pilot captures one ton of CO2 a day

Drax BECCS pilot captures one ton of CO2 a day

February 18, 2019 |

In the UK, the demonstration plant at the Drax power station near Selby in North Yorkshire is using innovative technology, developed by Leeds-based C-Capture, to capture a ton of CO2 a day, during the pilot. It is the first-time carbon dioxide has been captured from the combustion of a 100% biomass feedstock anywhere in the […]

Read More

Exploitation permit for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Exploitation permit for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

February 3, 2019 |

In Norway, Equinor has been awarded an exploitation permit for CO2-storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf by the Norwegian government. The allocated area for storage of CO₂ is located near the Troll oil and gas field. Equinor is currently performing front-end engineering and design (FEED)-studies on storage with project partners Shell and Total. The storage […]

Read More

Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018

Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018

January 13, 2019 |

In New York, Rhodium Group’s latest report said after three years of decline, U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose sharply last year. Based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data, they estimate emissions increased by 3.4% in 2018. This marks the second largest annual gain in more than two decades — surpassed […]

Read More

Carbon, concrete, cotton – BASF has it covered

Carbon, concrete, cotton – BASF has it covered

January 13, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF is off to a roaring start with its pursuit of ambitious goals and announcements of new innovations. They launched four groundbreaking projects for CO2-reduced future production processes. They advanced five new cottonseed varieties, including dicamba-tolerant varieties for enhanced weed control. They presented novel high-performance insulation in their first carbon concrete composite facade […]

Read More

Covestro produces first sports flooring using CO2

Covestro produces first sports flooring using CO2

November 25, 2018 |

In Germany, the world’s first synthetic sports subfloor was produced with carbon dioxide by Covestro using their groundbreaking process for CO2 utilization to market maturity. The CO2 for the subfloor is contained in a binder – or more precisely, in one of its components, a polyol. So far, the new CO2-based material called cardyon has […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More