Tag: carbon dioxide

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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Carbon dioxide from flue gas v. Concentrated by-product chemical sources; and the impact of distribution costs on economic feasibility

Carbon dioxide from flue gas v. Concentrated by-product chemical sources; and the impact of distribution costs on economic feasibility

May 31, 2017 |

By Sam A. Rushing, Special to The Digest At this time, it could be a great opportunity for the right source to take a look at the possibilities of making money with CO2 production and distribution on their own; or even reevaluate the current production / supply arrangement with a current gas company supplier, before […]

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Can CO2 be a green chemical? Yes, when derived from biofuels and other sources

Can CO2 be a green chemical? Yes, when derived from biofuels and other sources

July 20, 2014 |

Thinking of carbon dioxide as a green chemical? What about the effects on the environment and economy? By Sam A. Rushing, President, Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. Carbon dioxide is ever – more a green-natured agent when applied in a growing number of industries. Further, it is often difficult to think of carbon dioxide as a green […]

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Carbon dioxide: key to boosting revenues and limiting emissions from biofuels and allied ventures

Carbon dioxide: key to boosting revenues and limiting emissions from biofuels and allied ventures

November 16, 2012 |

By Sam A. Rushing, President, Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd.  Background Perhaps the most logical approach to boosting revenues from biofuels projects, that being those which yield a CO2 by-product, such as fermentation, is the recovery, and subsequent refinement, and properly assessing the best suited market for the commodity. The same is applicable to the other so-called […]

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