Tag: New Mexico

Newpoint Gas and Brooks Energy to use blue/green hydrogen at former coal-fired plants

Newpoint Gas and Brooks Energy to use blue/green hydrogen at former coal-fired plants

April 15, 2021 |

In New Mexico, Newpoint Gas, LLC, and Brooks Energy Company announce Escalante H2 Power, a technology collaboration that converts retired coal-fired power plants (CFPP) to use blue/green hydrogen as fuel with three precedent-setting results. In upcycling the retired generation station, Escalante H2 Power achieves (1) net zero emissions dispatchable power, (2) provides employment opportunities in […]

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Researchers develop Smart Transfer Chutes to increase biorefinery efficiencies

Researchers develop Smart Transfer Chutes to increase biorefinery efficiencies

March 24, 2021 |

In New Mexico, a collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory and Jenike & Johanson, a bulk solids storage company, and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office through the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium, has developed new technologies, called Smart Transfer Chutes, with integrated acoustic moisture sensors that greatly improve the operational reliability of […]

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New project in Permian Basin demonstrates benefits of Clean Fuel Standard

New project in Permian Basin demonstrates benefits of Clean Fuel Standard

February 14, 2021 |

In New Mexico, a first-of-its-kind project by EOG Resources harnesses solar energy to provide supplemental power to run compressors in southern New Mexico normally powered entirely by natural gas. The project is also an example of one that could generate valuable credits under a Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) program, which is currently proposed before the […]

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New Mexico LCFS bill passes first Senate committee hurdle

New Mexico LCFS bill passes first Senate committee hurdle

January 28, 2021 |

In New Mexico, the Southern New Mexico Journalism Collaborative reports that Senate Bills 8 and 11, former tightening air pollution control laws and the latter which would create a low carbon fuel standard for the state, have passed their first hurdle by getting approval from the Senate Conservation Committee. Two more committees must approve the […]

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New Mexico Clean Fuel Standard proposed, Counterpoints to CA LCFS report

New Mexico Clean Fuel Standard proposed, Counterpoints to CA LCFS report

January 24, 2021 |

As hot as John Travolta was in the ‘70s, an even hotter report from Jonn Axsen, Director of Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team and Michael Wolinetz at Navius Research is slamming California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office 2018 Low Carbon Fuel Standard report that had recommended the legislature rely more on the cap-and-trade policy instead of an […]

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ASTM approves new SAF production pathway called Catalytic Hydrothermolysis Jet

ASTM approves new SAF production pathway called Catalytic Hydrothermolysis Jet

February 19, 2020 |

In New Mexico, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) and Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) are working toward a more sustainable future by developing novel solutions to meet the global need for sustainable aviation fuels.  The team is proud to announce that ASTM International has approved the new production pathway for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) called “Catalytic […]

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Tucumcari Bio-Energy sets February start date for cellulosic biogas project construction

Tucumcari Bio-Energy sets February start date for cellulosic biogas project construction

December 31, 2019 |

In New Mexico, QC Sun Online is reporting that Tucumcari Bio-Energy said it will start construction in February on its $8.0 million project to convert a former ethanol plant into a cellulosic biogas producer. Tucumcari Bio-Energy President Robert Hockaday said that the project will create 40 jobs, will convert local cattle waste to methane and […]

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Vampire strain of predatory algae pest can destroy healthy green algae ponds

Vampire strain of predatory algae pest can destroy healthy green algae ponds

July 24, 2019 |

In New Mexico, new DNA analysis by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry. With the evocative name Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, the predatory pest sucks out the contents of the algae cells (thus the vampire reference) and reduces a productive, […]

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Tucumcari Bio-Energy seeks to revamp mothballed ethanol plant into methane

Tucumcari Bio-Energy seeks to revamp mothballed ethanol plant into methane

October 3, 2018 |

In New Mexico, Tucumcari Bio-Energy is looking to convert its former ethanol plant in the town of Tucumcari to methane production following a successful feasibility study done with Sandia Labs. The project would use the ethanol plant’s six 55,000-gallon fermentation tanks to produce methane gas following an 18-month conversion. The company to have financing and […]

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New Mexico natural history museum launches online game to grow algae for biodiesel

New Mexico natural history museum launches online game to grow algae for biodiesel

August 6, 2018 |

In New Mexico, the state’s Museum of Natural History and Science has launched an online exhibition called Bio-AI that allows users to grow an algae crop—or fail and lose the crop—using an online game “Growing Green Goop” as a way to increase awareness about algae R&D in the state. As the game’s intro says, “There […]

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