Tag: natural gas

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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Siluria taps new CEO in the race to replace oil with natural gas, via biotech

Siluria taps new CEO in the race to replace oil with natural gas, via biotech

March 6, 2013 |

LS9’s former CEO joins Siluria — “the first company to come up with an economical, practical way to turn natgas into liquid fuels and chemicals”. In and around the world of money, there is the concept of an “investment thesis” — and to the extent that a news service guide by a thesis, our coverage […]

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“Natural gas and #biofuels could propel the US to be world’s top liquid fuel producer.”

“Natural gas and #biofuels could propel the US to be world’s top liquid fuel producer.”

January 16, 2013 |

Today on Twitter. KatyWright: Also a good blog from Lord Bates on #biofuels and #landgrabs – this Lord of the Blogs site is ace fuelfreedomnow: Natural gas and #biofuels could propel the US to be world’s top liquid fuel producer in 2013 ESA_org: Researchers assess potential of marginal lands to produce biofuels http://t.co/vZ5rAhKl GrowthEnergy: CEO […]

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The Gas Rush: Calysta Energy aims for high-value markets via unconventional natural gas

The Gas Rush: Calysta Energy aims for high-value markets via unconventional natural gas

October 22, 2012 |

Calysta Energy emerges from stealth — with new, biobased technologies to unlock high-value fuels, chemicals markets for stranded, unconventional natural gas The synthesis of biobased technologies and abundant supplies of natural gas took a major step forward today with the emergence from stealth of Calysta Energy. The new company is a spinout of DNA 2.0, […]

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The Flaring of Energy Freedom

The Flaring of Energy Freedom

October 17, 2012 |

$100 billion in stranded gas, flared each year – bad for economics, bad for climate. Now, along comes Siluria with biotechnology that changes the economics, and opens new opportunities to make high-value ethylene from all that low-cost natural gas. If you were watching the second Obama-Romney presidential debate last night, or heard about it, it […]

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Natural Gas and electrofuels: one-stop shopping for energy independence

Natural Gas and electrofuels: one-stop shopping for energy independence

August 8, 2012 |

Could US oil imports be replaced with a single set of facilities producing biofuels from CO2, salt water and low-cost natural gas? Subsidy free, cropland free, mandate free? If you happen to be awakening from a four-year nap, or returning from a tour of the outer solar system, you may not have been made aware […]

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Falling natural gas prices and the bio-based opportunity

Falling natural gas prices and the bio-based opportunity

April 20, 2012 |

Think that falling natural gas prices mean bad news for bio-based technologies? Don’t bet on it. There’s opportunity in there. On the chance that you were engaged in interstellar travel, or cryogenically frozen, over the past two years – US natural gas prices and global oil prices have completely decoupled, for the first time in […]

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Ethanol subsidy foes sponsor $64,000 per truck natural gas subsidy

Ethanol subsidy foes sponsor $64,000 per truck natural gas subsidy

November 16, 2011 |

In Washington, Rep. Dan Boren (R-OK), in co-sponsoring a bill this past summer to eliminate the $0.51 per gallon VEETC subsidy, which went to obligated ethanol blenders, wrote: “The bottom-line is that our constituents don’t want it in their gas, they don’t want it in their cars, and I definitely don’t want it in my […]

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Celanese pushes for $60 per barrel ethanol from natural gas

Celanese pushes for $60 per barrel ethanol from natural gas

July 26, 2011 |

In Texas, Celanese Corp. announced it would produce low-cost ethanol for US motorists using natural gas if US policy makers end subsidies for corn-based production and amend the law that allows only renewable sources of the fuel additive. Celanese currently produces ethanol from natural gas for approximately $60 a barrel, one-third less than the corn-based […]

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