Tag: Illinois

LanzaTech NZ and Sumitomo Riko to use wastes to produce isoprene

LanzaTech NZ and Sumitomo Riko to use wastes to produce isoprene

November 29, 2022 |

In Illinois, LanzaTech NZ, Inc. and Sumitomo Riko Company Limited announced they have entered into a joint-development agreement to reuse rubber, resin and urethane waste for the production of a key chemical intermediate, isoprene. Isoprene is produced by plants, and along with its polymers, is the main component of natural rubber. Natural rubber is widely […]

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Biodiesel margins increases as prices soybean oil prices fall

Biodiesel margins increases as prices soybean oil prices fall

November 24, 2022 |

In Illinois, Fastmarkets reports soybean oil prices have fallen for the first time in four weeks, helping to boost margins for biodiesel producers above the 10-cent spread where it had fallen to below recently due to higher feedstock prices. Soybean oil stocks were reported to be at a 24-month low in October, which had pushed […]

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University of Chicago researchers find more productive artificial photosynthesis system

University of Chicago researchers find more productive artificial photosynthesis system

November 17, 2022 |

In Illinois, a Nature Catalysis study from six chemists at the University of Chicago shows an innovative new system for artificial photosynthesis that is more productive than previous artificial systems by an order of magnitude. Unlike regular photosynthesis, which produces carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water, artificial photosynthesis could produce ethanol, methane, or other fuels. […]

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United Airlines Ventures it invest up to $37.5M in NEXT Renewable Fuels

United Airlines Ventures it invest up to $37.5M in NEXT Renewable Fuels

November 15, 2022 |

In Illinois, United Airlines Ventures announced a strategic investment in NEXT Renewable Fuels (NEXT), which is permitting a flagship biofuel refinery in Port Westward, Oregon, with expected production beginning in 2026. NEXT is a Houston-based company developing the biorefinery which, at full production, could produce up to 50,000 barrels per day of Sustainable Aviation Fuel […]

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Woodside Energy and LanzaTech sign Strategic Framework Agreement

Woodside Energy and LanzaTech sign Strategic Framework Agreement

October 24, 2022 |

In Illinois, Woodside Energy and LanzaTech NZ, Inc. have announced a strategic collaboration with the signing of a Strategic Framework Agreement. Under the Strategic Framework Agreement Woodside will, in collaboration with LanzaTech and subject to a positive final investment decision, design, construct, own, maintain and operate pilot facilities relating to LanzaTech’s technologies. The Strategic Framework […]

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Argonne scientists  publish report exploring nutrient capture from wastewater treatment plants

Argonne scientists  publish report exploring nutrient capture from wastewater treatment plants

October 17, 2022 |

In Illinois, wastewater contains valuable nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus that can be captured and recycled as fertilizer. The water itself can be treated and reused as fresh water. Most wastewater treatment plants do not currently capture these valuable resources for reuse. Nevertheless, there is significant potential for reaping their benefits, according to scientists at […]

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LanzaTech NZ produces ethylene from CO2 in continuous process

LanzaTech NZ produces ethylene from CO2 in continuous process

October 11, 2022 |

In Illinois, LanzaTech NZ Inc. has successfully engineered specialized biocatalysts to directly produce ethylene from CO2 in a continuous process. This breakthrough in bacterium bio-engineering from LanzaTech represents a potential source of advancement towards the company’s mission of replacing fossil-based feedstocks used in the manufacture of everyday consumer goods with waste carbon. In addition to […]

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LanzaTech teams with Brookfield Renewable invest $500M in CCT technology deployment

LanzaTech teams with Brookfield Renewable invest $500M in CCT technology deployment

October 3, 2022 |

In Illinois, LanzaTech NZ, Inc. announced a funding partnership with Brookfield Renewable, and its institutional partners, to co-develop and build new commercial-scale production plants that will employ LanzaTech’s CCT technology, which transforms captured carbon into valuable raw material commodities. The funding partnership commits an initial $500 million to be invested by Brookfield Renewable in constructing […]

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Natural Fiber Welding adds New Balance and Allbirds to sustainable footwear collective

Natural Fiber Welding adds New Balance and Allbirds to sustainable footwear collective

September 26, 2022 |

In Illinois, a producer of vegan leather made from agricultural waste has added multiple brands to its Footwear Collective for promoting the use of biobased, low-carbon materials in shoes that that “return to the earth” when discarded.  Natural Fiber Welding reports that New Balance, Wolverine Worldwide, Camper, Deckers and Allbirds have joined the sustainable shoe […]

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Givaudan and LanzaTech NZ team on fragrance ingredients development

Givaudan and LanzaTech NZ team on fragrance ingredients development

September 26, 2022 |

In Illinois, Givaudan, a global industry leader in the world of scent and beauty, and LanzaTech NZ, Inc. have announced a collaboration for the development of sustainable fragrance ingredients from renewable carbon. Renewable carbon is carbon that avoids or substitutes the use of additional fossil carbon. Examples include carbon from CO2 and carbon recycling. Multiple […]

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