Tag: syngas

BASF and Lutianhua to pilot new DME production process

BASF and Lutianhua to pilot new DME production process

June 22, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a pilot production plant, that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas compared to the traditional process. DME is a methanol equivalent and can be used as an intermediate to produce […]

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The Competitive Edge: Highbury Energy

The Competitive Edge: Highbury Energy

February 13, 2019 |

Highbury Energy Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? Highbury was founded in 2009 on the premise that the thermochemical conversion of biomass to syngas is an […]

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From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the latest research, syngas is on fire

From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the latest research, syngas is on fire

July 8, 2018 |

  Syngas, or synthesis gas, is on fire lately, with new technologies making the most of waste products like CO2 or low-grade biomass and converting them into useful hot stuff like syngas that can then be turned into even better and hotter stuff like jet fuel, energy, and valuable chemicals. The latest news in this […]

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Israel looking strongly at methanol for fuel independence

Israel looking strongly at methanol for fuel independence

December 25, 2013 |

In Israel, the government’s push for fuel independence is looking strongly a methanol-related technologies, especially those based in syngas. Current trials have cars running on M15 like in China whereas others have gone as high as M70. The government is pushing technology development and commercialization through its Fuel Choices Initiative that has a 10-year budget […]

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AirLiquide partners with CEA for biofuel pilot unit

AirLiquide partners with CEA for biofuel pilot unit

April 22, 2013 |

In France, Air Liquide has partnered with the CEA, Commission for Atomic Energy, to develop a second-generation biofuel production pilot unit. The process, which will use syngas, has been in development at Air Liquide’s Research Centers in France, Germany, and the U.S. CEA will contribute expertise and equipment for grinding, pressurizing, measuring, and transporting biomass. […]

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The New Syngas: New catalysts, opportunities for advanced biofuels

The New Syngas: New catalysts, opportunities for advanced biofuels

November 26, 2012 |

Primus Green Energy looks to an improved syngas-to-gasoline process as a renewable fuel game-changer. Back in the 1970s energy crisis, the Brazilian government now (famously) marched down their path towards energy independence via ethanol produced from sugarcane – but it is less well known that the New Zealand government embarked on a unique program of […]

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North Carolina AT&T State University launches syngas research project

North Carolina AT&T State University launches syngas research project

November 26, 2012 |

In North Carolina, the North Carolina AT&T State University has launched a five-year project  to research the development of advanced thermochemical biomass conversion technology. The research will particularly focus on the production of syngas from gasification and nanocatalysts for the conversion of syngas to bioethanol. The project is funded by a $5m grant from the […]

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SynGas and the front-end problem of biofuels

SynGas and the front-end problem of biofuels

April 25, 2012 |

Making good, affordable syngas from municipal solid waste to unlock 9 billion gallons of low-cost fuel? Covanta’s hot new gasification technology makes a big dent in the big challenge. Just after mealtimes, in the hours after mail delivery, and occasionally when the world’s youth resolve certain unhygienic conditions prevalent in the science experiments known as […]

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What's New and Cool: What inventors are inventing in biofuels

What's New and Cool: What inventors are inventing in biofuels

[ 0 ] August 11, 2010 |

In Washington, here’s a look at some of the more interesting biofuel-related patent applications logged at the US Patent and Trademark Office in recent weeks. The USPTO’s archive is not for the faint of heart, or those with a love of simple, plain language, but certainly provides copious evidence that biofuels inventiveness is all around […]

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Zen and the Art of Biofuels Development

Zen and the Art of Biofuels Development

[ 0 ] July 13, 2010 |

Does LanzaTech represent a new way to extract value, or a new way to understand it? In recent weeks the Digest reported that Vinod Khosla, in a keynote at BIO, pooh-poohed a wide-assortment of technologies in biofuels with a special focus on critiquing the high cost of enzymes, while focusing his praise on fuels produced […]

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