Tag: natural gas

The Gas Rush: Calysta Energy aims for high-value markets via unconventional natural gas

The Gas Rush: Calysta Energy aims for high-value markets via unconventional natural gas

October 22, 2012 |

Calysta Energy emerges from stealth — with new, biobased technologies to unlock high-value fuels, chemicals markets for stranded, unconventional natural gas The synthesis of biobased technologies and abundant supplies of natural gas took a major step forward today with the emergence from stealth of Calysta Energy. The new company is a spinout of DNA 2.0, […]

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The Flaring of Energy Freedom

The Flaring of Energy Freedom

October 17, 2012 |

$100 billion in stranded gas, flared each year – bad for economics, bad for climate. Now, along comes Siluria with biotechnology that changes the economics, and opens new opportunities to make high-value ethylene from all that low-cost natural gas. If you were watching the second Obama-Romney presidential debate last night, or heard about it, it […]

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Natural Gas and electrofuels: one-stop shopping for energy independence

Natural Gas and electrofuels: one-stop shopping for energy independence

August 8, 2012 |

Could US oil imports be replaced with a single set of facilities producing biofuels from CO2, salt water and low-cost natural gas? Subsidy free, cropland free, mandate free? If you happen to be awakening from a four-year nap, or returning from a tour of the outer solar system, you may not have been made aware […]

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Falling natural gas prices and the bio-based opportunity

Falling natural gas prices and the bio-based opportunity

April 20, 2012 |

Think that falling natural gas prices mean bad news for bio-based technologies? Don’t bet on it. There’s opportunity in there. On the chance that you were engaged in interstellar travel, or cryogenically frozen, over the past two years – US natural gas prices and global oil prices have completely decoupled, for the first time in […]

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Ethanol subsidy foes sponsor $64,000 per truck natural gas subsidy

Ethanol subsidy foes sponsor $64,000 per truck natural gas subsidy

November 16, 2011 |

In Washington, Rep. Dan Boren (R-OK), in co-sponsoring a bill this past summer to eliminate the $0.51 per gallon VEETC subsidy, which went to obligated ethanol blenders, wrote: “The bottom-line is that our constituents don’t want it in their gas, they don’t want it in their cars, and I definitely don’t want it in my […]

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Celanese pushes for $60 per barrel ethanol from natural gas

Celanese pushes for $60 per barrel ethanol from natural gas

July 26, 2011 |

In Texas, Celanese Corp. announced it would produce low-cost ethanol for US motorists using natural gas if US policy makers end subsidies for corn-based production and amend the law that allows only renewable sources of the fuel additive. Celanese currently produces ethanol from natural gas for approximately $60 a barrel, one-third less than the corn-based […]

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POET's new waste-heat recovery system saves water, gas, time

POET's new waste-heat recovery system saves water, gas, time

[ 0 ] April 27, 2011 |

In Michigan, POET has installed a new waste-heat recovery system at its ethanol facility in Caro that the company says will replace about 10 percent of the facility’s natural gas needs, and water that is condensed in the system is also reused, reducing water use by about 5 percent. The need for shut-down time will […]

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FIU Global Energy Forum looks at the role of natural gas, renewables

FIU Global Energy Forum looks at the role of natural gas, renewables

[ 0 ] November 5, 2010 |

In Florida, the Global Energy Security Forum at Florida International University is staging a one-day forum on Tuesday, November 9th titled “Gas and Renewables: Building a Cleaner Energy Bridge to a Sustainable Fuels Future,” which looks at the role of increased natural gas production in the achievement of energy security. More on the event.

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