Tag: water

Water molecule movements help understand energy landscape

Water molecule movements help understand energy landscape

April 26, 2020 |

In Germany, for the first time, scientists from Ruhr University Bochum were able to fully observe all movements between water molecules, the so-called intermolecular vibrations. The findings help, among other things, to better determine the energy landscape of the molecules and thus to better understand the strange properties of water. Of particular importance is a […]

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Neste invests in Sunfire, tech developer of high-temperature electrolysis

Neste invests in Sunfire, tech developer of high-temperature electrolysis

March 8, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste acquired a minority stake in Sunfire GmbH, a Germany-based developer of high-temperature electrolysis technology. The company’s patented technology allows the production of renewable hydrogen as well as the direct conversion of water and CO2 into raw material for petrochemical products. In addition to Neste’s equity investment in Sunfire, both companies will work […]

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Water-based tech converts biomass into food ingredients – Renmatix and Cargill sign Joint Development Agreement

Water-based tech converts biomass into food ingredients – Renmatix and Cargill sign Joint Development Agreement

December 15, 2019 |

We love cookies as much as the Cookie Monster, but make them from sustainable ingredients and a water-based technology and that’s even more exhilarating. Functional food ingredients from unused plant materials is just what Renmatix and Cargill are aiming to explore with their new joint development agreement, but what makes this breaking news even more […]

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Argonne releases updated version of water analysis tool for bioenergy developers

Argonne releases updated version of water analysis tool for bioenergy developers

May 20, 2019 |

In Illinois, U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently released an updated version of an online computer model meant to help bioenergy developers preserve critical resources. The model, called Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources or WATER, has users from more than 35 U.S. states and can be found here: https://water.es.anl.gov/. It provides an in-depth analysis of water consumption used in the […]

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Kenyan entrepreneurs producing ethanol from water hyacinth for clean cooking

Kenyan entrepreneurs producing ethanol from water hyacinth for clean cooking

December 20, 2018 |

In Kenya, the Inter Press Service reports that with the help of start up funding from the World Wildlife Fund, a chemistry teacher is commercializing technology developed by his students to produce ethanol from water hyacinth that is clogging up Lake Victoria. The ethanol is currently supplying the ethanol to 560 households who are using […]

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Clashes over water linked to sugarcane, palm, and biofuels

Clashes over water linked to sugarcane, palm, and biofuels

September 9, 2018 |

In Guatemala, sugarcane and palm plantations for biofuels are blamed for clashes and “liberating rivers” efforts by the people affected by its production, according to Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Regina, Simon Granovsky-Larsen. Granovsky-Larsen conducted research with the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA), a Guatemalan peasant social movement organization […]

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From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

July 8, 2018 |

In Arizona, Arizona State University researcher Kevin Redding is working on biological, light-driven energy extraction. Redding, a biochemist who leads the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis at ASU, is producing hydrogen biofuel from water instead of from natural gas which is a fossil fuel. Redding said, “I’m trying to redirect the natural photosynthesis pathway to […]

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Finnish researcher develops new biofuel from ethanol, water and catalysts

Finnish researcher develops new biofuel from ethanol, water and catalysts

May 28, 2018 |

In Finland, a researcher has developed a drop-in fuel combining water and ethanol in a catalyst to create a fuel he says has octane of more than 100, claiming to be able to produce it in small-shipping sized containers even from waste. Gas that can be used for heating or cooking as well as water […]

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Water Management in Biomass Processing

Water Management in Biomass Processing

September 20, 2017 |

By Lorenz Bauer Ph.D., Lee Enterprises Consulting “Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” Samuel Coleridge Managing the water in biomass processes like food production, fermentations, pyrolysis, and biodiesel production is critical to success.   There is an increasing appreciation of the value of clean water. The […]

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Sandia Labs releases Asia-Pacific study on water vulnerability around energy production including biofuels

Sandia Labs releases Asia-Pacific study on water vulnerability around energy production including biofuels

September 19, 2016 |

In New Mexico, A wide-ranging analysis of water vulnerability across the Pacific — including the U.S., China, Russia and Japan — has identified hundreds of locations where energy production depends upon scarce water supplies. The Sandia National Laboratories study, “Mapping Water Consumption for Energy Production Around the Pacific Rim,” was published in Environmental Research Letters. […]

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