Tag: methane

Bioreactor uses primordial bacteria and extreme pressure to transform CO2 to natural gas

Bioreactor uses primordial bacteria and extreme pressure to transform CO2 to natural gas

January 26, 2020 |

In Austria, a new kind of bioreactor for the biological production of methane has enabled the use of extremely high pressure levels for the first time – and set new efficiency standards for the conversion of CO2 and H2 into methane. This significant improvement compared with conventional bioreactors is down to billions of microorganisms that […]

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Bacteria-devouring methane produces biofuels and biopolymers

Bacteria-devouring methane produces biofuels and biopolymers

January 5, 2020 |

In Canada, a University of Alberta researcher is investigating ways to eliminate atmospheric methane on an industrial scale while producing sustainable biofuels and biopolymers by using microscopic bacteria that eat methane and convert it into valuable ingredients in biofuels. Ultimately, the idea is to install bioreactors at industrial sites that produce methane. The gas can […]

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Vanguard Renewables and Dominion Energy partner up on 1st nationwide network of dairy waste-to-energy projects

Vanguard Renewables and Dominion Energy partner up on 1st nationwide network of dairy waste-to-energy projects

December 15, 2019 |

1st nationwide network of dairy waste-to-energy projects coming soon! Vanguard Renewables and Dominion Energy partner up to convert methane into RNG Ughhh, smell that smell? Maybe you won’t anymore! Cows, pigs, humans, we all do it. We fart, we poop, we emit putrid waste products, yes, we are one with nature in many ways. The […]

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Food security gets a boost: Calysta gets $30M from BP for protein-based animal feed from natural gas

Food security gets a boost: Calysta gets $30M from BP for protein-based animal feed from natural gas

June 30, 2019 |

From Menlo Park, California comes big news that alternative protein producer Calysta got a hefty $30 million investment from BP Ventures to support a worldwide rollout of Calysta’s FeedKind protein. Touted as a huge step forward in global food security, Calysta’s sustainable single-cell protein is produced through a proprietary, commercially-validated gas fermentation process using naturally […]

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Stanford researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution

Stanford researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution

May 26, 2019 |

In California, a seemingly counterintuitive approach – converting one greenhouse gas, methane, into another, carbon dioxide – holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming, says the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Stanford researchers have outlined a potential process for converting an extremely potent greenhouse […]

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Exxon supports responsible methane regulation

Exxon supports responsible methane regulation

December 29, 2018 |

In California, ExxonMobil submitted a formal comment supporting the need for strong methane policy in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to roll back existing methane regulations. This action came two weeks after the company received a letter sent on behalf of 61 investors representing $1.9 trillion in assets under management. The […]

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The BioIncredibles 2: iMicrobes is using methane to produce chemicals, and Mikey the Microbe Likes It

The BioIncredibles 2: iMicrobes is using methane to produce chemicals, and Mikey the Microbe Likes It

December 19, 2018 |

It looks like the BioIncredibles from Industrial Microbes in Emeryville, CA have come up with something that may well be in the long run more potent than even the stunning 2018 box-office performance of The Incredibles 2 from Pixar, also in Emeryville, which recently passed the billion-dollar box office mark and is now Pixar’s biggest […]

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Fatbergs to fuel thanks to new process

Fatbergs to fuel thanks to new process

August 5, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, University of British Columbia scientists discovered a way to turn the UK’s fatbergs, congealed fat and waste, into methane fuel that when burned releases water and low amounts of carbon dioxide compared to fossil fuels. The new process helps break down fats, oils and grease into liquids that bacteria can more […]

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Land O’Lakes and California Bioenergy partner on “Barn to Biogas” project

Land O’Lakes and California Bioenergy partner on “Barn to Biogas” project

July 1, 2018 |

In California, Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. and California Bioenergy, LLC launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate renewable compressed natural gas fuel in California – creating an innovative farmer-led model for “barn to biogas” that can shape nationwide solutions to agricultural methane emissions reduction and […]

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King County purifying biogas into RNG

King County purifying biogas into RNG

May 27, 2018 |

In Washington, at its South Treatment Plant in Renton, King County is purifying the biogas into renewable natural gas, an alternative to fossil fuels that generates revenue for the county while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. King County — which has converted methane to natural gas for more than 30 years — is now a leading […]

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