Tag: natural gas

SwRI adds capability for testing hydrogen and natural gas blends

SwRI adds capability for testing hydrogen and natural gas blends

March 13, 2022 |

In Texas, Southwest Research Institute upgraded its test equipment to allow for testing the effects of transporting natural gas and hydrogen blends in the same pipeline. The latest capability will help clients research hydrogen-based solutions to understand if infrastructure for climate-warming greenhouse gases can be transitioned to handle more sustainable resources. “Hydrogen is an excellent […]

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Cardiff University researchers lead on using gold as catalyst to convert natural gas to chemicals and fuels

Cardiff University researchers lead on using gold as catalyst to convert natural gas to chemicals and fuels

January 6, 2022 |

In the UK, a simple, low-cost method of directly converting natural gas into useful chemicals and fuels, using the precious metal gold as a key ingredient, has been proposed by researchers at Cardiff University in collaboration with researchers in Lehigh University, U.S. and the National Centre for Magnetic Resonance in Wuhan, China.  In a study […]

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Ewaba Spain slams unilateral breaking of natural gas contracts with biodiesel industry

Ewaba Spain slams unilateral breaking of natural gas contracts with biodiesel industry

December 21, 2021 |

In Spain, Europa Press reports the National Association of Producers of Biodiesel from Waste (Ewaba Spain) has denounced on Tuesday that the unilateral breaking of contracts signed by the different gas suppliers with this industry “will lead the sector to the red, with the consequent danger closure and the reversal of commitments to reduce greenhouse […]

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Indian officially kicks off UCO-based biodiesel blending

Indian officially kicks off UCO-based biodiesel blending

May 5, 2021 |

In India, the ANI news agency reports the petroleum and natural gas minister officially launched the blending of used cooking oil-based biodiesel in New Delhi, the first supply of 51,000 liters which came from IndianOil’s Tikrikalan Terminal. The procurement for the first supply of UCO biodiesel was via the Expression of Interest process launched in […]

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Fortistar Methane Group, TruStar Energy merge to form market-leader in renewable natural gas

Fortistar Methane Group, TruStar Energy merge to form market-leader in renewable natural gas

April 22, 2021 |

In New York, the private equity firm Fortistar has merged its portfolio companies Fortistar Methane Group, a developer of renewable natural gas facilities, and TruStar Energy, a market leader in RNG fuel supply into the new Opal Fuels. The merger creates a complete, vertically-integrated business that handles every step from project development and construction to […]

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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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