Tag: carbon dioxide

NovoNutrients scaling up with project funding plus $9M in equity

NovoNutrients scaling up with project funding plus $9M in equity

August 1, 2021 |

In California, NovoNutrients, an alternative proteins company that uses industrial carbon dioxide emissions, cheap hydrogen and naturally occurring microbes to create high-grade proteins for human and animal consumption, announced a $4.7 million raise led by Hong Kong-based global venture firm, Happiness Capital. NovoNutrients previously raised $4.3 million in venture backing, as well as a multiple […]

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A stable copper catalyst for CO2 conversion

A stable copper catalyst for CO2 conversion

March 28, 2021 |

In Germany, researchers at RUB and the University of Duisburg-Essen developed a new catalyst for converting carbon dioxide into chemicals or fuels. They optimized already available copper catalysts in order to improve their selectivity and long-term stability. The greenhouse gas CO2 can be converted into larger carbon compounds that can be used as basic chemicals […]

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PNNL-developed solvent breaks barriers, captures carbon for less than industrial counterparts

PNNL-developed solvent breaks barriers, captures carbon for less than industrial counterparts

March 14, 2021 |

In France, as part of a marathon research effort to lower the cost of carbon capture, chemists have now demonstrated a method to seize carbon dioxide that reduces costs by 19 percent compared to current commercial technology. The new technology requires 17 percent less energy to accomplish the same task as its commercial counterparts, surpassing […]

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Using CO2 and water to create renewable ‘green’ methanol

Using CO2 and water to create renewable ‘green’ methanol

November 29, 2020 |

In Germany, chemists and engineers at Ruhr University Bochum and Creative Quantum are developing a chemical factory the size of a container that produces methanol from water, carbon dioxide and renewable energies in a highly efficient manner. In a few years, small and medium-sized companies as well as regional suppliers should be able to produce […]

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DOE issues RFI related to enhanced weathering as mechanism for CO2 removal

DOE issues RFI related to enhanced weathering as mechanism for CO2 removal

October 18, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy issued a request for information seeking viewpoints regarding research and development needs associated with specific challenges to enhanced weathering (EW) as a mechanism to capture and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This RFI seeks to understand the current state of the art for EW including: Disposition […]

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Aemetis begins deliveries of carbon dioxide under supply agreement with new Messer CO2 plant

Aemetis begins deliveries of carbon dioxide under supply agreement with new Messer CO2 plant

May 3, 2020 |

In California, Aemetis commenced deliveries under a long-term agreement with Messer to supply carbon dioxide to a newly-constructed, state-of-the-art CO2 plant located adjacent to the Aemetis ethanol plant. The ethanol Plant will provide about 450 tons of CO2 daily for use in food, beverage and other Industries, helping meet market shortage caused by COVID-19 crisis. […]

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Mutation reduces energy waste in plants

Mutation reduces energy waste in plants

April 12, 2020 |

In Germany, researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum identified several thousand proteins, determined their respective amounts in mutant and reference lines and combined the results obtained with measurements of photosynthetic performance. They found that the combination of two mutations could help convert carbon dioxide into biomass by plants more efficiently. One of the mutations is characterized […]

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Stanford researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution

Stanford researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution

May 26, 2019 |

In California, a seemingly counterintuitive approach – converting one greenhouse gas, methane, into another, carbon dioxide – holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming, says the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Stanford researchers have outlined a potential process for converting an extremely potent greenhouse […]

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Chemists capture carbon dioxide from air more efficiently

Chemists capture carbon dioxide from air more efficiently

September 24, 2018 |

In Tennessee, chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated a practical, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide directly from air. If deployed at large scale and coupled to geologic storage, the technique may bolster the portfolio of responses to global climate change. “Negative emissions technologies—for net removal of greenhouse gases […]

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Researchers create artificial leaf that converts carbon dioxide into energy and fuel

Researchers create artificial leaf that converts carbon dioxide into energy and fuel

June 17, 2018 |

In India, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore are taking a queue from companies like LanzaTech and found a new way to create energy using carbon dioxide. By using sunlight, along with Copper Aluminum Sulphate and Zinc Sulphide, they were able to convert carbon dioxide salts into a fuel source. According to Crazy […]

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