Tag: Joule

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide

January 18, 2016 |

Joule is advancing a production platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun, expected to eclipse the scale, productivity and cost efficiency of any known alternative to fossil fuel today. Its transformative Helioculture platform directly and continuously converts sunlight and waste CO2 to infrastructure-ready diesel, ethanol or commodity chemicals with no dependence on biomass feedstocks, downstream […]

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Joule gets EPA sign off for Sunflow®-E

Joule gets EPA sign off for Sunflow®-E

September 30, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, Joule announced that its fuel grade Sunflow®-E ethanol has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for commercial use in E10 and E15 gasoline blends. “We are approaching commercialization with a technology that is first of its kind, able to convert CO2 directly into multiple drop-in fuels. It is critical to […]

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EPA says VW running massive Clean Air scam via Jettas, Audis, Passats

EPA says VW running massive Clean Air scam via Jettas, Audis, Passats

September 20, 2015 |

VW facing up to $18.07 billion in fines; recalls, mandatory vehicle emission fixes on the horizon; investigations underway at EPA and in California as “defeat devices” uncovered that evade clean air regulations. In Washington, EPA issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, […]

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The Above Ground Oil Field: or, why $65 and $94 oil are inflection points for renewable fuels

The Above Ground Oil Field: or, why $65 and $94 oil are inflection points for renewable fuels

September 7, 2015 |

Unlimited oil production, no exploration risk, positive on environment, cheaper than unconventional US crude — what’s not to like about certain biofuels? This year, Joule Unlimited noted that a “10,000 acre plant represents a reserve value of 100 million barrels of Solar Fuels, equivalent to a medium-sized oil field,” and the company projects that $1.25B […]

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Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

August 23, 2015 |

1. Who are Joule? Joule is advancing a production platform for Liquid Fuel from the Sun, expected to eclipse the scale, productivity and cost efficiency of any known alternative to fossil fuel today. Its transformative Helioculture platform directly and continuously converts sunlight and waste CO2 to infrastructure-ready diesel, ethanol or commodity chemicals with no dependence on […]

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Joule wins key patent for direct conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbon fuels

Joule wins key patent for direct conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbon fuels

June 16, 2015 |

The story of its process, timelines, pathways becomes more and more clear In Massachusetts, Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced the issuance of an additional patent on the direct, continuous production of hydrocarbon fuels – extending its ability to target the highest-value molecules of the petroleum distillation process and generate them […]

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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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