Tag: Joule

Joule raises $40M, as “fuel from thin air” preps for commercial scale in 2017.

Joule raises $40M, as “fuel from thin air” preps for commercial scale in 2017.

May 11, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, the remarkable journey of Joule Unlimited towards commercial-scale continued to add exciting chapters with the news that the company has closed on $40 million in private equity and venture debt financing, supporting the company’s growth towards commercialization. The round was led by existing investors, including Flagship Ventures, and brings the company’s total to […]

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Joule, Audi confirm revolutionary Sunflow fuel meets US, EU specs

Joule, Audi confirm revolutionary Sunflow fuel meets US, EU specs

May 11, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, news arrives from Joule that the company’s CO2-recycled  ethanol meets US and European fuel specifications. No one is dying of surprise that they would do so, but  getting Joule fuels registered for commercial sale is an important step towards commercialization of the technology, and Audi, Joule’s strategic partner in the automotive space, initiated […]

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Joule says “will go commercial in 2017″: solar fuels on the way

Joule says “will go commercial in 2017″: solar fuels on the way

March 23, 2015 |

“Staged industrialization process” beginning; exotic yields from an exotic organism that uses CO2, water and nutrients and secretes ethanol or diesel. Former Total, Alcatel CEO Serge Tchuruk is now at the helm as the Joule team updates The Digest on the progress in New Mexico. For fans of the “solar renewable fuels” company Joule, there’s […]

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All I Need is the Air That I Breathed: Microbial Dairies using CO2, sunlight and water

All I Need is the Air That I Breathed: Microbial Dairies using CO2, sunlight and water

December 4, 2014 |

Take CO2, add water and an energy source: voila, Fuels & Chemicals from Microbial Dairies. We revisit 3 top practitioners of the art and one outlier, and their progress. Elsewhere in the Digest today we have a Sam Rushing’s “CO2 recycling from biofuels and allied chemical and energy projects” — looking at CO2 sources ranging from […]

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Joule announces Serge Tchuruk as new President and CEO

Joule announces Serge Tchuruk as new President and CEO

November 17, 2014 |

In Massachusetts, Joule has announced its new President and CEO, Serge Tchuruk. Tchuruk will help lead the company in its next phase of development aimed at commercialization. “As Joule undergoes a natural transformation from its research and development roots towards scale-up and commercialization, we are thrilled to appoint someone with such a strong vision and […]

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Joule, DNV GL collaborate for tech advisement as Joule scales up globally

Joule, DNV GL collaborate for tech advisement as Joule scales up globally

September 22, 2014 |

In Massachusetts, Joule has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the global production of CO2 with DNV GL, a technical assurance and advisory service provider for the energy industry. Through the terms of the MoU, DNV GL will provide technology qualification and verification services, including assessments from a commercial perspective to facilitate Joule’s global […]

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Joule, Scatec Solar ASA sign MOU for partnership on photovoltaic power

Joule, Scatec Solar ASA sign MOU for partnership on photovoltaic power

September 8, 2014 |

In Massachusetts, Joule and Scatec Solar ASA have signed an MOU to work toward a partnership to support the roll-out of Joule production plants featuring photovoltaic power. The terms of the MoU anticipate that Scatec Solar ASA will become preferred supplier and operator of photovoltaic power installations for Joule plants, with an initial deployment goal […]

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Joule to host climate change seminar in Norway, Jeffrey Sachs will headline

Joule to host climate change seminar in Norway, Jeffrey Sachs will headline

September 1, 2014 |

In Norway, Joule will be hosting a strategic seminar on climate change next Tuesday, September 9th in Oslo. The seminar, entitled “Converting Words to Action on Climate Change: The Role of Technology” will discuss the role of newer technologies that are still advancing towards maturity and economic feasibility, requiring the collective support of government, academia […]

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Solar fuels: How close, how real?

Solar fuels: How close, how real?

July 16, 2014 |

Could a liquid fuel technology emerge that connects solar PV to the efficiency of electric engines — but, this time with long driving range and near-instant refueling instead of laborious recharging? And, could the liquid fuel be made from the very waste CO2 that bedevils our environment? Those ideas just took a big step forward — involving […]

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Joule’s quest for fuels from CO2, sunlight and water

Joule’s quest for fuels from CO2, sunlight and water

July 3, 2014 |

Can it really be done? A Tony Stark-like quest for fuels and chemicals secreted by a microbe that lives on a diet of CO2, water and sunlight? We look anew at Joule’s quest, and its progress.  From Massachusetts, word arrived from Joule this week that the EPA has favorably reviewed the company’s Microbial Commercial Activity Notice for Joule’s […]

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