Tag: CO2

COVID-19 still wreaking havoc on CO2 supplies

COVID-19 still wreaking havoc on CO2 supplies

September 22, 2020 |

In Iowa, Gasworld reports that the impacts of COVID-19 on CO2 availability nationwide has shifted as time has moved on, first due to ethanol production shutdowns and more recently due to shutdowns of ammonia plants that produce CO2. When ethanol plants shut down this spring with the onset of the pandemic, demand fell in line […]

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Carbon tax can help European chemical industry

Carbon tax can help European chemical industry

September 20, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, Nexant Energy and Chemicals Advisory consultants report that a carbon tax is necessary to incentivize the reduction of GHG emissions in Europe and indirectly in exporting markets. If implemented correctly, it could benefit the cost competitiveness of the European chemical industry. The most transparent mechanism is to tax products based on […]

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Green Science Alliance confirms absorption of CO2 with their Metal Organic Framework

Green Science Alliance confirms absorption of CO2 with their Metal Organic Framework

August 23, 2020 |

In Japan, the Green Science Alliance has been synthesizing various type of metal organic frameworks and have been trying to apply MOF to rechargeable battery, fuel cell, water vapor adsorption, gas adsorption, metal adsorption, deodorizing, photocatalysis, artificial photosynthesis etc. and found that certain kinds of MOF have strong CO2 adsorption capability. This time, Mr. Tetsuro […]

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OMV to shift towards alternative feedstocks for energy products

OMV to shift towards alternative feedstocks for energy products

July 29, 2020 |

In Austria, OMV will work together with stakeholders to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its product portfolio long-term. OMV will increase the share of gas in its portfolio to achieve an immediate CO2reduction. OMV’s equity oil will be used for petrochemical and chemical production (non-energy products) and applying circular plastics economy solutions. Furthermore, OMV […]

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POET sees summer CO2 demand returning to normal levels

POET sees summer CO2 demand returning to normal levels

July 27, 2020 |

In Iowa, Gasworld reports POET believes CO2 production has stabilized and the market is being adequately served as ethanol producers come back online following the drastic drop in demand following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that saw production collapse by 50%. Although CO2 production dropped, demand also dropped significantly too due to the closure […]

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Reliance Industries looks to pivot towards chemical production from CO2 capture

Reliance Industries looks to pivot towards chemical production from CO2 capture

July 16, 2020 |

In India, the Economic Times newspaper reports that Reliance Industries announced it was going to begin pivoting towards the production of chemicals and other products from CO2. One of the world’s largest oil refiners, the company refines oil and gas but the company’s CEO said during the AGM on Wednesday that it was looking at […]

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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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