Tag: CO2

Making methane from CO2: carbon capture grows more affordable

Making methane from CO2: carbon capture grows more affordable

September 12, 2021 |

In Washington, in their ongoing effort to make carbon capture more affordable, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a method to convert captured carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane, the primary component of natural gas. By streamlining a longstanding process in which CO2 is converted to methane, the researchers’ new […]

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Solugen raises over $350M – The Series C funding will go towards making carbon negative chemicals   

Solugen raises over $350M – The Series C funding will go towards making carbon negative chemicals  

September 12, 2021 |

News just in from Texas, Solugen, a company decarbonizing the chemicals industry, announced a Series C financing round of over $350 million. Solugen’s patented Bioforge processes produce chemicals from bio-based feedstocks and are based on breakthroughs in synthetic biology, metal catalyst engineering, and modular plant design. In today’s Digest, the funding, who’s behind it, the […]

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding receives approval in principle for LCO2 carrier cargo tank

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding receives approval in principle for LCO2 carrier cargo tank

September 5, 2021 |

In France, Bureau Veritas (BV) delivered an Approval in Principle to Mitsubishi Shipbuilding – part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group – for a cargo tank system to be mounted in a liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carrier. LCO2 carriers transport liquefied CO2 in a low temperature, high-pressure state. They play a pivotal role in the carbon […]

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New methods help integrate renewable hydrogen with waste CO2 to produce clean fuels

New methods help integrate renewable hydrogen with waste CO2 to produce clean fuels

September 5, 2021 |

In Colorado, a National Renewable Energy Laboratory duo known for pushing the limits of power-to-gas is innovating another direction for renewable hydrogen, focused on upcycling carbon waste streams into key energy products. The NREL team is focused on tightly integrating two processes—renewable hydrogen production and downstream chemical reactions—to cut the capital costs and improve the […]

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Swiss Re, Climeworks sign world’s 1st & largest 10-year carbon removal purchase agreement

Swiss Re, Climeworks sign world’s 1st & largest 10-year carbon removal purchase agreement

September 5, 2021 |

The summer of 2021 is nearly over and with it came a vast variety of extreme weather events around the world giving a peek on climate crisis consequences – Hurricane Ida’s record-breaking damage and flooding impact from New Orleans to New York, record high temperatures in Moscow, the heat dome and wildfires in North America’s […]

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Aemetis CCS study shows its two projects could sequester 2M tons of CO2 annually

Aemetis CCS study shows its two projects could sequester 2M tons of CO2 annually

August 18, 2021 |

In California, a new study concluded that more than 2 million metric tons per year of CO2 can be removed from the atmosphere and injected safely into the earth at two ethanol plant sites in California. The study was commissioned by Aemetis, Inc.  The Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS) geologic formation review and drilling study […]

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Startup seeks to use biodiesel to support CO2 sequestration in Oman

Startup seeks to use biodiesel to support CO2 sequestration in Oman

August 16, 2021 |

In Oman, the startup 44.01 wants to capture CO2 emissions and turn it into stone for as a new “plug and play” model for carbon sequestration. It has secured $5 million in seed funding which is enough to get moving on the environmental and other permits required for construction on the northern coast of Oman […]

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North Dakota ethanol plant seeks to capture emissions underground

North Dakota ethanol plant seeks to capture emissions underground

August 15, 2021 |

In North Dakota, the Bismark Tribune reports that Red Trail Energy ethanol plant representatives appeared before state regulators seeking a permit to store carbon dioxide captured from the facility underground, the first hearing of its kind to take place in North Dakota as the state’s energy industry looks to lower GHG emissions. The Bismark Tribune […]

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Norway’s CO2 carbon capture, transport and storage project Longship Q&A

Norway’s CO2 carbon capture, transport and storage project Longship Q&A

August 15, 2021 |

In Norway, the government posted questions and answers about their fullscale CO2 carbon capture, transport and storage project Longship which will demonstrate the capture of CO2 from industrial sources, as well as transport and safe storage of CO2. The Norwegian government launched the Longship project on 21 September 2020. CO₂ will be captured at Norcem’s […]

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Scientists show catalyst can perform first step of turning CO2 into fuel in 2 different ways

Scientists show catalyst can perform first step of turning CO2 into fuel in 2 different ways

August 8, 2021 |

In California, Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory made a new catalyst, based on nickel atoms, that works with either heat or electricity and accelerates a reaction for turning carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide – the first step in making fuels and useful chemicals from CO2. Their work […]

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