Tag: CO2

Greening your beer with brewery’s CO2 eating algae, blockchain tracing, converting brewery waste into detergents and more

Greening your beer with brewery’s CO2 eating algae, blockchain tracing, converting brewery waste into detergents and more

July 5, 2020 |

As alcohol consumption keeps rising – thanks in part due to 4th of July celebrations, Covid-19 and quarantines, a struggling economy, and the start of summer for many countries – how do we compensate for the brewing process carbon footprint? One way is to just drink enough alcohol that you end up not caring. But […]

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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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Avantium awarded $0.54M to produce lignin for the development of bio-based asphalt

Avantium awarded $0.54M to produce lignin for the development of bio-based asphalt

April 26, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium N.V received €0.5 million (about $0.54 USD) for its participation in the CHAPLIN XL project from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency to test a new approach to substantially reduce CO2 emissions from road construction by using lignin as a substitute for fossil-based bitumen in asphalt. Lignin is a main constituent of woody […]

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Washington state emergency planners worried about CO2 shortage impacts on drinking water

Washington state emergency planners worried about CO2 shortage impacts on drinking water

April 23, 2020 |

In Washington state, the Guardian newspaper reports that a state emergency planning document shows the CO2 shortage could have negative impacts on drinking water supplies as well as some food supply chains. Some water plants were said to have been informed they may only have access to a third of their normal CO2 supplies. The […]

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Chinese researchers develop new process for producing electrochemicals from CO2

Chinese researchers develop new process for producing electrochemicals from CO2

April 15, 2020 |

In China, a research team from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) proposed a new strategy for improving the catalytic activity of transition metal catalysts for CO2 electrocatalytic reduction. The researchers found that directly coating the amino-functionalized carbon layer can effectively regulate the electronic structure […]

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Neste invests in Sunfire, tech developer of high-temperature electrolysis

Neste invests in Sunfire, tech developer of high-temperature electrolysis

March 8, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste acquired a minority stake in Sunfire GmbH, a Germany-based developer of high-temperature electrolysis technology. The company’s patented technology allows the production of renewable hydrogen as well as the direct conversion of water and CO2 into raw material for petrochemical products. In addition to Neste’s equity investment in Sunfire, both companies will work […]

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Scientists uncover how cyanobacteria converts CO2 so efficiently

Scientists uncover how cyanobacteria converts CO2 so efficiently

February 9, 2020 |

In Germany, a research team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum revealed the secret of how cyanobacteria converts CO2 which makes it possible to use the information to improve the production of sustainable fuels for example. By analyzing the molecular structure of the complex using cryo-electron microscopy in combination with computer simulations and other biochemical experiments, the team […]

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Bioreactor uses primordial bacteria and extreme pressure to transform CO2 to natural gas

Bioreactor uses primordial bacteria and extreme pressure to transform CO2 to natural gas

January 26, 2020 |

In Austria, a new kind of bioreactor for the biological production of methane has enabled the use of extremely high pressure levels for the first time – and set new efficiency standards for the conversion of CO2 and H2 into methane. This significant improvement compared with conventional bioreactors is down to billions of microorganisms that […]

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Recticel and Covestro collaborate in first time use of CO2-based cardyon product in mattresses

Recticel and Covestro collaborate in first time use of CO2-based cardyon product in mattresses

January 11, 2020 |

In Germany, Recticel and Covestro are working on raw material technologies from mattress production to end-of-life and beyond in an attempt to make mattresses more sustainable, including the use of CO2 as a building block for flexible foams – a CO2 polyol for mattresses. Recticel was the first company to support the development of Covestro’s […]

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EPFL researchers propose concept to capture trucks’ CO2 and covert it to liquid fuel while driving

EPFL researchers propose concept to capture trucks’ CO2 and covert it to liquid fuel while driving

December 25, 2019 |

In Switzerland, researchers at EPFL have patented a new concept that could cut trucks’ CO2 emissions by almost 90%. It involves capturing CO2 within the exhaust system, converting it into a liquid and storing it on the vehicle. The liquid CO2 would then be delivered to a service station and where it will be turned […]

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