Tag: methane

Food security gets a boost: Calysta gets $30M from BP for protein-based animal feed from natural gas

Food security gets a boost: Calysta gets $30M from BP for protein-based animal feed from natural gas

June 30, 2019 |

From Menlo Park, California comes big news that alternative protein producer Calysta got a hefty $30 million investment from BP Ventures to support a worldwide rollout of Calysta’s FeedKind protein. Touted as a huge step forward in global food security, Calysta’s sustainable single-cell protein is produced through a proprietary, commercially-validated gas fermentation process using naturally […]

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Stanford researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution

Stanford researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution

May 26, 2019 |

In California, a seemingly counterintuitive approach – converting one greenhouse gas, methane, into another, carbon dioxide – holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming, says the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Stanford researchers have outlined a potential process for converting an extremely potent greenhouse […]

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Exxon supports responsible methane regulation

Exxon supports responsible methane regulation

December 29, 2018 |

In California, ExxonMobil submitted a formal comment supporting the need for strong methane policy in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to roll back existing methane regulations. This action came two weeks after the company received a letter sent on behalf of 61 investors representing $1.9 trillion in assets under management. The […]

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The BioIncredibles 2: iMicrobes is using methane to produce chemicals, and Mikey the Microbe Likes It

The BioIncredibles 2: iMicrobes is using methane to produce chemicals, and Mikey the Microbe Likes It

December 19, 2018 |

It looks like the BioIncredibles from Industrial Microbes in Emeryville, CA have come up with something that may well be in the long run more potent than even the stunning 2018 box-office performance of The Incredibles 2 from Pixar, also in Emeryville, which recently passed the billion-dollar box office mark and is now Pixar’s biggest […]

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Fatbergs to fuel thanks to new process

Fatbergs to fuel thanks to new process

August 5, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, University of British Columbia scientists discovered a way to turn the UK’s fatbergs, congealed fat and waste, into methane fuel that when burned releases water and low amounts of carbon dioxide compared to fossil fuels. The new process helps break down fats, oils and grease into liquids that bacteria can more […]

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Land O’Lakes and California Bioenergy partner on “Barn to Biogas” project

Land O’Lakes and California Bioenergy partner on “Barn to Biogas” project

July 1, 2018 |

In California, Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. and California Bioenergy, LLC launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate renewable compressed natural gas fuel in California – creating an innovative farmer-led model for “barn to biogas” that can shape nationwide solutions to agricultural methane emissions reduction and […]

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King County purifying biogas into RNG

King County purifying biogas into RNG

May 27, 2018 |

In Washington, at its South Treatment Plant in Renton, King County is purifying the biogas into renewable natural gas, an alternative to fossil fuels that generates revenue for the county while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. King County — which has converted methane to natural gas for more than 30 years — is now a leading […]

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Methane for Supper: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Microbes

Methane for Supper: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Microbes

October 19, 2017 |

iMicrobes designs and builds microorganisms, including industrial strains of bacteria and yeast to produce chemicals from natural gas and carbon dioxide. Their green, bio-based methods are “more cost effective than sugar or oil, helping to make consumer goods cheaper” and the company picked up a joint development agreement with AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business to help […]

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Indian government signs MOU with Sweden for biogas technology

Indian government signs MOU with Sweden for biogas technology

October 14, 2017 |

In Sweden, India’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met with Swedish government officials to work out plans on using Swedish biogas technology to make urban transportation in Mumbai compliant with emission standards. If it works in Mumbai, it will be expanded to public transportation in Nagpur. The sewage treatment plants in Mumbai will be able to […]

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New Holland shows off its methane-powered concept tractor

New Holland shows off its methane-powered concept tractor

August 28, 2017 |

In Illinois, New Holland says this its methane-powered concept tractor could reduce fuel costs by 30% with the same power and torque as its diesel-fueled line. The tractor has 80% lower emissions and 10% lower CO2 emissions. The tractor runs on upgraded biogas, meaning that on-farm biogas would require additional refining in order to be […]

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