Tag: solar fuels

UC Berkeley researchers find bacteria’s hunger for gold leads to solar fuels

UC Berkeley researchers find bacteria’s hunger for gold leads to solar fuels

October 9, 2018 |

In California, bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica won’t work for free. But UC Berkeley researchers have figured out it has an appetite for gold. And in exchange for this special treat, the bacterium has revealed a more efficient path to producing solar fuels through artificial photosynthesis. By attaching light-absorbing nanoparticles made of cadmium sulfide (CdS) to […]

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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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Joule picks New Mexico site for solar fuel project; now competitive with $20/barrel diesel?

Joule picks New Mexico site for solar fuel project; now competitive with $20/barrel diesel?

[ 5 ] May 6, 2011 |

In Massachusetts, Joule reported that they have signed a lease for 1,200 acres in Lea County, New Mexico, with the potential to scale the project up to 5,000 acres for production of renewable diesel and ethanol directly from sunlight and waste CO2. The agreement with Lea County is the first to be completed as part […]

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Phytonix says its solar fuels microorganism may produce 20K gallons per acre of biobutanol

Phytonix says its solar fuels microorganism may produce 20K gallons per acre of biobutanol

[ 0 ] March 14, 2011 |

In North Carolina, Phytonix Corporation purchased the worldwide license to a class of bacteria modified to produce biobutanol and biopentanol as drop-in replacements for gasoline. The company said that its bacteria will act as tiny microrefineries in what Phytonix CEO Bruce Dannenberg described as a direct solar, carbon-based, liquid transportation fuel, that utilizes carbon dioxide, […]

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