Tag: natural gas

Ethanol producers eye selling natural gas to book profits and cut production

Ethanol producers eye selling natural gas to book profits and cut production

February 16, 2021 |

In Texas, Reuters reports that ethanol producers are taking advantage of sky-high natural gas prices by reducing their ethanol production, and therefore natural gas consumption, in order to sell the fuel back onto the market. The extremely unusual winter weather experienced across the country has pushed natural gas prices to $157.714 per million BTU while […]

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U.S. Department of Energy’s RFI for medium- and heavy-duty truck research and development

U.S. Department of Energy’s RFI for medium- and heavy-duty truck research and development

October 11, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a request for information (RFI) from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to medium- and heavy-duty freight trucking. Trucks carry over 70% of the nation’s freight on a tonnage basis and 73% […]

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Transform Materials signs technology license agreement with DSM Nutritional Products

Transform Materials signs technology license agreement with DSM Nutritional Products

October 4, 2020 |

In Florida, Transform Materials, a company that uses microwave plasma technology to convert natural gas into acetylene and hydrogen, signed a global licensing agreement with DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. which allows DSM to use the patented Transform technology to produce certain vitamins, carotenoids, and nutritional ingredients, with Transform providing technical support to ensure success of […]

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Minnesota’s largest utility proposing state legislation promoting renewable LNG and hydrogen

Minnesota’s largest utility proposing state legislation promoting renewable LNG and hydrogen

February 10, 2020 |

In Minnesota, CenterPoint Energy, the state’s largest natural gas utility serving more than 860,000 residential and business customers, is proposing state legislation promoting innovative clean energy resources and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance Minnesota’s clean energy future. The Natural Gas Innovation Act would establish a state regulatory policy allowing a natural gas […]

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Natural gas ban in Berkeley leads to lawsuit by California Restaurant Association

Natural gas ban in Berkeley leads to lawsuit by California Restaurant Association

November 24, 2019 |

In California, the California Restaurant Association is suing the city of Berkeley because of the city’s recent ban on the use of natural gas in newly constructed buildings that will go into effect in January 1, 2020. While the ban is meant to lower GHG goals for the city, the association says the natural gas […]

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Chinese researchers develop biochemical approach of natural gas liquefaction process

Chinese researchers develop biochemical approach of natural gas liquefaction process

July 31, 2019 |

In China, researchers at the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocesses Technology (QIBEBT) in China have made headway toward more sustainable and economic fuel production by developing a biochemical approach to allow more control over the conversion of natural gas into potable liquid fuel. Methane and propane, another component of natural gas, are organic molecules […]

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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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Bermuda looks forward to 2035 with shift towards biofuels and natural gas

Bermuda looks forward to 2035 with shift towards biofuels and natural gas

August 9, 2018 |

In Bermuda, the government has released the National Fuels Plan that sets out 57% biofuel and natural gas consumption by 2035 in an attempt to shore up fuel security as well as reduce costly imports of fossil fuels and reduce negative impacts on the environment. The country also aims to reduce energy consumption by 20% […]

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Higher natural gas prices to bite into ethanol margins

Higher natural gas prices to bite into ethanol margins

January 11, 2018 |

In Illinois, higher natural gas prices as a result of the major cold snap across much of the US is expected to weigh on profits of ethanol producers as their costs rise in response. Logistical challenges in moving product to demand centers on the coast as well as the turnaround time for rail cars has […]

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ADM to set up renewable natural gas project at Decatur facility

ADM to set up renewable natural gas project at Decatur facility

December 12, 2016 |

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently announced a project in which renewable natural gas, produced as a byproduct at ADM’s corn processing facility in Decatur, Illinois, will be distributed by Ameren Illinois into the nation’s natural gas infrastructure. Methane is a natural byproduct of the anaerobic digestion process from ADM’s Decatur wastewater treatment facility. […]

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