Tag: Washington state

PNNL researchers marry algae for biofuels with fighting viruses

PNNL researchers marry algae for biofuels with fighting viruses

September 15, 2021 |

In Washington state, when the coronavirus pandemic thrust the world into turmoil last year, a group of bioenergy researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) saw an unconventional way to fight the pandemic: algae.  What followed was a deep dive into the literature linking algae and antivirals as far back as 1956. To make sense […]

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PNNL researchers scaling up patented process for ethanol-to-jet or diesel

PNNL researchers scaling up patented process for ethanol-to-jet or diesel

August 19, 2021 |

In Washington state, a patented process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gasses into jet or diesel fuel is being scaled up at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the help of partners at Oregon State University and the carbon-recycling experts at LanzaTech. Two key technologies power the […]

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PNNL researchers turn chemical energy storage into practical solutions for renewables

PNNL researchers turn chemical energy storage into practical solutions for renewables

July 28, 2021 |

In Washington state, through decades of fundamental research, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have contributed detailed information about how catalysts help convert energy into molecular bonds, storing the energy by making bonds and releasing it by breaking bonds. Now, a team is working to turn chemical energy storage into practical setups that could […]

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Sironix Renewables to hold ribbon cutting ceremony Friday

Sironix Renewables to hold ribbon cutting ceremony Friday

July 26, 2021 |

In Washington state, during an in-person ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s new Seattle headquarters on July 30, Sironix Renewables will celebrate several important company milestones, including its expanded development facility, which further strengthen Sironix’s ability to scale production to growing customer demand. Sironix develops non-toxic, sustainably sourced ingredients for the cleaning products and personal […]

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Alaska Airlines and SkyNRG Americas sign MOU to boost SAF investment

Alaska Airlines and SkyNRG Americas sign MOU to boost SAF investment

April 14, 2021 |

In Washington state, Alaska Airlines and SkyNRG Americas announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to increased investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The MOU builds on a long history of Alaska leadership advancing SAF and partners the airline with the global SAF pioneers at SkyNRG Americas. Under the MOU, SkyNRG Americas […]

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PNNL researchers produce renewable diesel from biocrude for more than 2,000 hours straight

PNNL researchers produce renewable diesel from biocrude for more than 2,000 hours straight

March 25, 2021 |

In Washington state, a large-scale demonstration converting biocrude to renewable diesel fuel has passed a significant test, operating for more than 2,000 hours continuously without losing effectiveness. Scientists and engineers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted the research to show that the process is robust enough to handle many […]

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Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels close to $600M investment from Stonepeak

Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels close to $600M investment from Stonepeak

March 24, 2021 |

In Washington state, Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC (NWABF), with the recent execution of a Memorandum of Understanding, has made major progress toward securing a strategic long-term investment into its Sustainable Aviation Fuel project in Washington State from Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, an independent investment firm specializing in North American infrastructure. The potential $600 million investment from […]

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PNNL researchers produce dense biofuel from food waste

PNNL researchers produce dense biofuel from food waste

March 23, 2021 |

In Washington state, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory successfully converted food waste from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Coyote Ridge Corrections Center into an energy-dense biofuel that could help replace today’s fossil fuels. Early results suggest food waste might deliver a trifecta of efficiency, economic and environmental benefits. First, from an efficiency standpoint, food waste’s […]

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PNNL researchers find soil better captures carbon with switchgrass than corn

PNNL researchers find soil better captures carbon with switchgrass than corn

March 11, 2021 |

In Washington state, most of the carbon contained in soil is in the form of organic matter. The composition of this matter is determined by plants, microbes, and soil. However, scientists do not fully understand how variation in plant inputs, the structure of microbial communities, and the physical and chemical attributes of soil interact to […]

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Washington state clean fuel standard bill passes House, heads to Senate

Washington state clean fuel standard bill passes House, heads to Senate

February 28, 2021 |

News came in late Friday from Washington state that the state House passed Bill1091 – a statewide clean fuel standard bill – and now is headed to the state Senate for voting. It passed the House with a vote of 52-46 and is the third year the House chamber has voted in support of the […]

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