Tag: Delaware

University of Delaware leads research on use of carbon capture for high-value chemicals

University of Delaware leads research on use of carbon capture for high-value chemicals

August 26, 2019 |

In Delaware, led by the University of Delaware, researchers have made a new discovery that could further advance carbon capture and utilization and extend its promise to new industries. In the journal Nature Chemistry, Jiao and collaborators from the California Institute of Technology, Nanjing University (China), and Soochow University (China) describe how they formed carbon-nitrogen […]

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DuPont launches OPTIMASH DCO+ for increased recovery of corn oil

DuPont launches OPTIMASH DCO+ for increased recovery of corn oil

June 10, 2019 |

In Delaware, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has announced the launch of DuPont OPTIMASH DCO+ for increased recovery of corn oil in dry grind ethanol plants. OPTIMASH DCO+ provides a flexible solution for ethanol producers to increase corn oil yield without affecting downstream processes or the quality of distillers’ grains. OPTIMASH DCO+ is a patent-pending thermostable […]

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Delaware ethanol transshipment project gets challenged again

Delaware ethanol transshipment project gets challenged again

January 28, 2019 |

In Delaware, the Associated Press reports that the saga over the proposed 10,000 bpd ethanol transshipment project along a protected part of the Delaware coast continues after the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board decided to allow Delaware Audubon Society and the League of Women Voters of Delaware to challenge the project’s permit application from 2016. […]

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Croda’s Delaware bio-ethylene oxide plant forces bridge to shut down following leak

Croda’s Delaware bio-ethylene oxide plant forces bridge to shut down following leak

November 27, 2018 |

In Delaware, a major bridge and traffic artery was temporarily shut down during the tail end of Thanksgiving traffic after a gasket at Croda’s new bio-ethylene oxide plant leaked toxic gas. The company shut down production including of ethylene oxide until it could determine the source of the problem. The faulty gasket was sent off […]

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University of Delaware start-up creates renewable oil that can be used from cosmetics to lubricants

University of Delaware start-up creates renewable oil that can be used from cosmetics to lubricants

November 1, 2018 |

In Delaware, a University of Delaware start-up company, called RiKarbon, Inc., is combining plant scraps and natural oils, through chemistry, to engineer a bio-based oil that can be used as a renewable alternative to typical petroleum-based resources used in everything from popular skin lotions and sunscreens to lubricants for shipping, agriculture, food processing and hydropower […]

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University of Delaware researcher scores $1.15 million DOE grant for microbe research

University of Delaware researcher scores $1.15 million DOE grant for microbe research

September 5, 2018 |

In Delaware, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis a three-year, $1.5 million grant to study the production of clostridium bacteria as platforms for biofuels. Papoutsakis, the Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, will uncover fundamental insights about metabolism and environmental signaling in […]

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Delaware researchers develop two-step process to increase CO2 electrolysis

Delaware researchers develop two-step process to increase CO2 electrolysis

August 21, 2018 |

In Delaware, team of researchers at the University of Delaware’s Center for Catalytic Science and Technology (CCST) has discovered a novel two-step process to increase the efficiency of carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolysis, a chemical reaction driven by electrical currents that can aid in the production of valuable chemicals and fuels. Whereas direct CO2 electrolysis is […]

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Enogen to be used at more than 30 ethanol plants this year producing 3 billion gallons

Enogen to be used at more than 30 ethanol plants this year producing 3 billion gallons

June 14, 2018 |

In Delaware, Syngenta announced June 12 that it has agreements in place with more than 30 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 3 billion gallons. As new plants come on board, Syngenta expects ethanol produced with Enogen corn enzyme technology to be approximately 2.5 billion gallons during 2018 alone. Farmers who grow […]

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DuPont releases three new products from innovation hub to boost biorefinery efficiencies

DuPont releases three new products from innovation hub to boost biorefinery efficiencies

June 6, 2018 |

In Delaware, building off the recent launch of its fuel ethanol platform DuPont™ XCELIS™, DuPont Industrial Biosciences unveiled the first three products from the innovation hub – designed to increase yields, speed fermentation and reduce energy and chemical consumption: • DuPont™ SYNERXIA® THRIVE GX: Next Generation in Yeast for the Fuel Alcohol Industry • DuPont™ […]

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DuPont granted US patent for “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes”

DuPont granted US patent for “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes”

April 4, 2018 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced it has been granted U.S. Patent 9,926,576 entitled “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes.” This patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office covers the application of stabilized chlorine dioxide, the active ingredient in DuPont™ FERMASURE®, to reduce microbial contaminations in ethanol fermentations. Acid producing bacteria are […]

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