Tag: methane

Biogas to fuels and chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Methanotroph R&D

Biogas to fuels and chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Methanotroph R&D

February 9, 2017 |

Can we enable the sustainable, nationwide production of biofuels that are compatible with transportation infrastructure, displace a share of petroleum‐derived fuels to reduce U.S. dependence on oil, and encourage the creation of a new domestic bioenergy industry According to an NREL-led team, methane-rich biogas offers a renewable alternative to natural gas as a feedstock and […]

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Connection deal agreed to tie Duke Energy to Optima’s methane projects

Connection deal agreed to tie Duke Energy to Optima’s methane projects

January 26, 2017 |

In North Carolina, Piedmont Natural Gas will tie two of Duke Energy’s combined-cycle natural gas plants 80,000 dekatherms of natural-gas quality methane from swine waste produced by Optima KV. Optima agreed the supply deal with Duke Energy in May while the connection agreement was communicated to the utilities regulator on Tuesday. Duke is also buying […]

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UK announces funding for low and zero emission vehicles including biogas and methane

UK announces funding for low and zero emission vehicles including biogas and methane

January 11, 2017 |

In the UK, vans will go electric and lorries will run on hydrogen dual-fuel under a GBP20 million government programmed to cut emissions and improve air quality, Transport Minister John Hayes announced Wednesday. The funding, announced at the Sustainable Road Transport Conference, in central London, is being given to 20 firms who set out plans […]

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KnipBio closes Series B round for its Single Cell Protein: what’s SCP and why is it becoming the hottest development target around?

KnipBio closes Series B round for its Single Cell Protein: what’s SCP and why is it becoming the hottest development target around?

January 3, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, the expected wave of 2017 methane-to-protein advances got a kick-start with news that KnipBio closed a $2M Series B investment round led by Launchpad Venture Group and Cherrystone Angel Group. KnipBio intends to use the investment of up to $2M to advance new product development, continue the aggressive move towards commercial-scale manufacturing of […]

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Cows Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Emit Stones

Cows Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Emit Stones

August 31, 2016 |

This month in Finland, a team of intrepid researchers herded one thousand European cows one-by-one into a glass “metabolic chamber” to measure their methane emissions, digestion, production characteristics, energy-efficiency, metabolism, and the microbial make-up of their rumens. The Project is known as RuminOmics, but if it had been titled The Truman Show II: When the […]

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Researchers make breakthrough in catalyst for methane to methanol

Researchers make breakthrough in catalyst for methane to methanol

August 18, 2016 |

In California, a team of researchers from Belgium and the U.S. has identified the active site of an iron-containing catalyst that has raised hopes for designing a practically useful catalyst that might make converting methane to methanol a possibility. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers describe their efforts, what they discovered […]

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences boosts methane yields with New Enzyme Product for Biogas

DuPont Industrial Biosciences boosts methane yields with New Enzyme Product for Biogas

July 6, 2016 |

In Delaware, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the launch of OPTIMASH AD-100, an innovative new enzyme product that will help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness, which is expected to ultimately increase their revenue and profitability. OPTIMASH AD-100 represents DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ entry into the growing biogas sector, with an enzyme that has been […]

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Intrexon: Will its GTL business arrive in 2018?

Intrexon: Will its GTL business arrive in 2018?

June 29, 2016 |

The indictment was handed down this week in The Motley Fool, which averred: Intrexon is…failing to learn the dangers of over-promising on manufacturing milestones. While investors have been told to expect the natural gas-to-fuels platform to be commercialized by 2018, real-world indicators essentially guarantee that won’t be the case — and hint that it won’t […]

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Lincoln, NE looking to produce CNG from wastewater biogas for public buses

Lincoln, NE looking to produce CNG from wastewater biogas for public buses

May 23, 2016 |

In Nebraska, the City of Lincoln is looking to scrub the methane produced at its wastewater treatment plant and then compress it for use in as many as half of the city’s 88 public buses in the next couple of years. Currently the city has 13 CNG buses and plans to buy another seven this […]

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The Methane Reformation: Intrexon, Calysta chart new pathways to economic heaven

The Methane Reformation: Intrexon, Calysta chart new pathways to economic heaven

April 24, 2016 |

The High Priests of the Advanced Bioeconomy look upon the advocates of methane roughly the same way that Pope Leo X looked upon Martin Luther. It’s heresy, they say. With the exception of the happy but limited tonnes of biogas coming from digesters and landfill, it’s not renewable, goeth the rap against methane. It’s a […]

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