Tag: University of Delaware

University of Delaware start-up creates renewable oil that can be used from cosmetics to lubricants

University of Delaware start-up creates renewable oil that can be used from cosmetics to lubricants

November 1, 2018 |

In Delaware, a University of Delaware start-up company, called RiKarbon, Inc., is combining plant scraps and natural oils, through chemistry, to engineer a bio-based oil that can be used as a renewable alternative to typical petroleum-based resources used in everything from popular skin lotions and sunscreens to lubricants for shipping, agriculture, food processing and hydropower […]

Read More

University of Delaware researcher scores $1.15 million DOE grant for microbe research

University of Delaware researcher scores $1.15 million DOE grant for microbe research

September 5, 2018 |

In Delaware, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis a three-year, $1.5 million grant to study the production of clostridium bacteria as platforms for biofuels. Papoutsakis, the Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, will uncover fundamental insights about metabolism and environmental signaling in […]

Read More

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech/PNNL Syngas-to-ATJ Fuels

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech/PNNL Syngas-to-ATJ Fuels

August 28, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy initiated a project to advance a hybrid conversion technology for catalytic upgrading of biomass-derived syngas to produce Alcohol-to-Jet fuel and chemicals while meeting the cost, quality and environmental requirements of the aviation industry. Ultimately the goal is to demonstrate that ethanol from gas fermentation is suitable for catalytic conversion to […]

Read More

University of Delaware teams with brewery on bio-acetone research

University of Delaware teams with brewery on bio-acetone research

October 3, 2016 |

In Delaware, research emerging from two labs at the University of Delaware and their collaborators at White Dog Labs in New Castle drives the work now featured in a new article in Nature Communications. Unlike that barley soda, which sparkles with little bubbles of escaping carbon dioxide, the product these researchers are delivering – acetone […]

Read More