Tag: natural gas

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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Florida’s natural gas vehicle incentive program creates 200% growth in fueling stations

Florida’s natural gas vehicle incentive program creates 200% growth in fueling stations

October 6, 2014 |

In Florida, Florida’s natural gas vehicle incentive program produced 1,820 jobs and $68 million in wages since its inception, reports the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition. Prior to the legislation, there were 18 Compressed Natural Gas (“CNG”) stations in Florida; there are now 61 active CNG fueling stations with an additional 29 planned. A report […]

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Iowa’s Grain Processing Corp to pay $1.5 million in environmental fines

Iowa’s Grain Processing Corp to pay $1.5 million in environmental fines

April 8, 2014 |

In Iowa, Grain Processing Corp has been ordered to pay $1.5 million civil penalties for breaking environmental rules and as part of its settlement must transition to natural gas from coal. The fuel switch will happen by July 2015. Total upgrades to the facility will cost between $15 million and $17 million while operating costs […]

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ARPA-E launches $20M Project REMOTE – bioconversion of natural gas to liquid fuels

ARPA-E launches $20M Project REMOTE – bioconversion of natural gas to liquid fuels

March 27, 2013 |

ARPA-E aims to drive liquid fuel production from abundant, affordable methane — and sees biobased technology as the path forward. In Washington, ARPA-E released its long-awaited funding opportunity announcement for Project REMOTE – Reducing Emissions using Methantrophic Organisms for Transport Energy. If that seems like a mouthful – think “bioconversion of natural gas to liquid […]

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