Tag: Maryland

Johns Hopkins researchers use model to test feasibility of California’s LCFS

Johns Hopkins researchers use model to test feasibility of California’s LCFS

March 2, 2016 |

In Maryland, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have undertaken a feasibility assessment of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard using a mathematical model of the US biofuel market/policy they developed that quantifies several categories of impacts across different regional markets. These market impacts include policy-specific effects of California’s LCFS as well as the federal level […]

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University of Maryland researchers patent fermentation of hydrocarbons

University of Maryland researchers patent fermentation of hydrocarbons

December 28, 2015 |

In Maryland, researchers at the University of Maryland have been awarded a patent that ferments biomass or gaseous CO2 and H2 into hexane and octane much like beer with the use of natural microorganisms. This follows a patent that uses a similar technique to produce ethanol but this time directly into hydrocarbon components. The microorganisms […]

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Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests $150,000 in Manta Biofuel

Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests $150,000 in Manta Biofuel

October 19, 2015 |

In Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund has invested $150,000 into Manta Biofuel LLC, a company that produces crude oil from algae at a cost that is competitive with traditional petroleum. The promise is this: Manta could one day skim algae right off of the Chesapeake Bay and convert it into oil, simultaneously cleaning […]

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Morgan State researcher gets $100,000 to commercialize CycloBurn Combustion System™

Morgan State researcher gets $100,000 to commercialize CycloBurn Combustion System™

June 29, 2015 |

In Maryland, Morgan State University professor and lab director for the School of Engineering’s Industrial and Systems Engineering department, Dr. Seong W. Lee, and his research team are the recipients of a $100,000 Phase 1 award from the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) to transition his CycloBurn Combustion System™ from prototype to commercialization. The innovative new system uses a proprietary […]

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AgEnergy USA teams with Perdue Farms on poultry waste-to-energy project

AgEnergy USA teams with Perdue Farms on poultry waste-to-energy project

April 22, 2015 |

In Maryland, AgEnergy USA has teamed with Perdue Farms to develop the Clean Bay Biogas Project, which will produce energy from up to 200,000 tons of poultry waste annually.  The project is expect to reduce the state’s Watershed Implementation Plan expenditure by at least $5 billion by removing nitrogen and phosphorous from flowing into the […]

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Intrexon, FuturaGene partner to improve biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees

Intrexon, FuturaGene partner to improve biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees

April 20, 2015 |

In Maryland, Intrexon Corporation has entered into a collaboration with FuturaGene Group, a subsidiary of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., the second largest producer of eucalyptus pulp in the world. The collaboration aims to increase biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees. This collaboration will utilize Intrexon’s platform to design complex, innovative gene constructs and FuturaGene’s […]

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Tanker spills biodiesel on I95 in Maryland

Tanker spills biodiesel on I95 in Maryland

March 10, 2015 |

In Maryland, a tanker carrying 7,500 gallons of biodiesel overturned Tuesday morning on I-95S in Prince George County. About 700 gallons were spilled while the rest was loaded into drums on into a second tanker. HazMat crews worked to clean up the spill so the traffic in both directions could open the lanes back up […]

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FlexFuel Awareness Campaign has strong showing in Maryland and Virginia

FlexFuel Awareness Campaign has strong showing in Maryland and Virginia

December 1, 2014 |

In Maryland and Virginia, the FlexFuel Awareness Campaign completed part of its Mid Atlantic Alternative Fuel Road Show highly successfully last week. The FlexFuel Awareness Campaign focuses on the message that high level ethanol blends and FlexFuel Vehicles (FFVs ) are an option for private and government fleets as well as  individual consumers,  and that […]

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Maryland rejoices as soybean yields predicted highest in years

Maryland rejoices as soybean yields predicted highest in years

August 27, 2014 |

In Maryland, projected soybean yields are some of the highest in years as rainfall and moderate temperatures have allowed the crops optimal conditions. The USDA is currently forecasting a new record yield (45.2 bushels) of soybeans in 2014, exceeding the 2009 record of 44 bushels by a large margin. “Sustained demand increases are expected for […]

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Morgan State University researcher gets $100,000 grant for salty cyanobacteria

Morgan State University researcher gets $100,000 grant for salty cyanobacteria

January 6, 2014 |

In Maryland, a researcher from Morgan State University received a $100,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative grant to begin development of a method to produce biofuel from cyanobacteria in naturally available salt water. Dr. Sitther will lead a team of bioengineers in developing a salt tolerant strain, which when scaled-up, will offer a sustainable, efficient, environmentally conscious, […]

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