Tag: methane

Methane for Supper: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Microbes

Methane for Supper: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Microbes

October 19, 2017 |

iMicrobes designs and builds microorganisms, including industrial strains of bacteria and yeast to produce chemicals from natural gas and carbon dioxide. Their green, bio-based methods are “more cost effective than sugar or oil, helping to make consumer goods cheaper” and the company picked up a joint development agreement with AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business to help […]

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Indian government signs MOU with Sweden for biogas technology

Indian government signs MOU with Sweden for biogas technology

October 14, 2017 |

In Sweden, India’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met with Swedish government officials to work out plans on using Swedish biogas technology to make urban transportation in Mumbai compliant with emission standards. If it works in Mumbai, it will be expanded to public transportation in Nagpur. The sewage treatment plants in Mumbai will be able to […]

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New Holland shows off its methane-powered concept tractor

New Holland shows off its methane-powered concept tractor

August 28, 2017 |

In Illinois, New Holland says this its methane-powered concept tractor could reduce fuel costs by 30% with the same power and torque as its diesel-fueled line. The tractor has 80% lower emissions and 10% lower CO2 emissions. The tractor runs on upgraded biogas, meaning that on-farm biogas would require additional refining in order to be […]

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Value Days at the Landfill: The Digest 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to unlocking polylactic acid from waste biogas

Value Days at the Landfill: The Digest 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to unlocking polylactic acid from waste biogas

August 20, 2017 |

Methane in biogas offers a renewable alternative to natural gas as a feedstock and intermediate in bioprocesses. The US DOE is supporting a development effort led by NatureWorks in collaboration with Calysta to develop a commercially viable, disruptive fermentation process using methane in biogas and engineered methanotrophic bacteria for the production of lactic acid (HLA). Such a […]

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University of British Columbia researcher boosts methane production 172%

University of British Columbia researcher boosts methane production 172%

August 16, 2017 |

In Canada, new research from a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce. Starting with materials commonly found in agricultural or forestry waste—including wheat straw, corn husks and Douglas fir bark—she compared traditional fermentation processes with their new technique and […]

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Canadian researcher develops method to produce methane from cellulosic material faster and cheaper

Canadian researcher develops method to produce methane from cellulosic material faster and cheaper

July 12, 2017 |

In Canada, new research from a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce. Starting with materials commonly found in agricultural or forestry waste — including wheat straw, corn husks and Douglas fir bark–she compared traditional fermentation processes with their new technique […]

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Australian community looking to produce electricity from landfill methane

Australian community looking to produce electricity from landfill methane

April 18, 2017 |

In Australia, the community of Noosa is going to begin producing electricity from the methane captured at its landfill in an effort to boost efficiency. Through improved methane capture techniques, capture has increased to 330,000 cubic meters per month. Rather than spreading the landfill out further and occupying more land, the waste is piled higher […]

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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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