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Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Electrocatalytic CO2 Utilization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) CO2 is the ubiquitous feedstock, available from a range of point sources, as well as in the atmosphere. It’s the only feedstock measured in gigatons. Domestic biorefineries emit a very pure CO2 wastestream, and represent an early opportunity for deployment of CO2 utilization technologies. But

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Iberdrola and Foresa Advance in Their Alliance to Lead Green Methanol Production in Spain

(Iberdrola/Electric Energy Online) • The first of the projects, Green UMIA, will be located in Pontevedra and will lead to a reduction of 58,000 tonnes of CO2 in its first 10 years of operation It will also strengthen the decarbonisation and sustainability of the timber value chain, which is strategic

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

eFuels, by Land and Sea, Get Their Grips on the Ships, Road Trips

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For more than a decade we have been covering the emergence of e-Fuels — renewable fuels made from (usually waste) CO2 and green hydrogen, the latter conventionally obtained by splitting water using spare, intermittent renewable power. It’s been a story of a fuel defeated by policy.

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Magazine Podcast: Panel Preview: Comparative Study of Carbon Capture Technologies

(Carbon Capture Magazine) Listen to the latest Carbon Capture Magazine podcast featuring Jerrel Branson with CarbonCap Holdings and panelist at the upcoming 2022 National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo Interviewer: Danielle Piekarski, Content Development Manager, Carbon Capture Magazine National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo November 8-9, 2022 in Des Moines,

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Air Company Fuels First Ever Test Flight with Jet Fuel Made from CO2, Beginning the Next-Generation of the World’s Fuel Industry

(Air Company/North American Clean Energy)  Air Company, the world’s leading carbon technology company that creates carbon-negative alcohols and fuels from Carbon Dioxide (CO2), announced the launch of its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) made from captured CO2. The importance of this novel climate technology, distributed under the name AIRMADE SAF, is underscored

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Virgin Voyages Announces Sustainable Marine Fuel Partnerships

by Natalie Clarkson (Virgin Voyages)  Virgin Voyages is working to make its cruise ships more sustainable, through partnerships with independent sustainability experts the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, and three leading waste-based sustainable fuel providers.  Following months of research, Virgin Voyages has taken an important step towards a low-carbon future by establishing these

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Paving the Way for Solar Fuels: Synhelion Produces Solar Syngas on an Industrial Scale for the First Time

(Synhelion)  Synhelion has become the first company in the world to succeed in producing syngas on an industrial scale using only solar heat as an energy source. The Swiss solar fuel pioneer successfully demonstrated this on the multifocus solar tower of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Jülich, North Rhine-Westphalia. The

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Utilizing Electricity to Produce Intermediates from CO2 and Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This project funded by the US Department of Energy and led by NREL’s Josh Schaidle aims to Guide existing and future research and development efforts by defining key technical challenges, risks, cost/carbon intensity drivers, and future technical targets for utilizing renewable electricity and CO2to improve

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Formate Utilization for Value-Added Products

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How do we utilize CO2 with cheaper renewable energy? What products can we make? Those are the questions explored in this project funded by the US Department of Energy’s BETO office and led by Jonathan Lo at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Among the differentiators:

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Direct Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Bulk Chemicals and Liquid Fuels

(Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy Sciences) High-efficiency utilization of CO2 facilitates the reduction of CO2 concentration in the global atmosphere and hence the alleviation of the greenhouse effect. The chemical utilization of CO2, which refers to converting CO2 into value-added chemicals and liquid fuels, has a distinct and direct CO2 emission reduction effect,

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Lessons from Natural Photosynthesis: Conversion of CO2 to Raw Materials for Plastic!

(Osaka Metropolitan University) Technology sequesters CO2 emissions  In plants, natural photosynthesis binds carbon dioxide (CO2) to organic compounds, which can then be converted into glucose or starch. These useful molecules can be sequestered, storing the carbon in a solid form. Artificial photosynthesis mimics this process by reducing the greenhouse gas CO2—the main

September 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners and University of California Berkeley, to Develop Technology Converting Air to Sugar

(Coca-Cola Europacific Partners) CCEP Ventures to partner with Peidong Yang Research Group to develop scalable methods of converting captured air (CO2) into sugar; Technology could reduce some of the largest CO₂ contributors in supply chains, while saving material, transportation and logistics costs; Development of lab scale prototypes could mean in

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Floating ‘Artificial Leaves’ Ride the Wave of Clean Fuel Production

by Sarah Collins (University of Cambridge) Researchers have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, designed ultra-thin, flexible devices, which take their inspiration from photosynthesis – the process by

August 31, 2022 Read Full Article

2021 Project Peer Review Report

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its virtual 2021 Project Peer Review on March 8‒12, 15‒16, and 22‒26, 2021. During the event, 271 projects in BETO’s research portfolio were presented, representing a total DOE investment of $662 million across 12 technology areas.

August 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Task Focus: Renewables Gases: Deployment, Markets, Trade and Role of the Gas Grid

Jan Liebetrau (Task 37) & Uwe Fritsche (Task 40) (International Energy Agency/IEA-Bioenergy)  Decarbonization is about much more than electricity which only accounts for about 20% of the global final energy demand: Which technologies will be employed to decarbonize the hard-to-abate sectors such as long-range heavy-duty transport, high-temperature industrial heat, fertiliser

August 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Heliogen and Dimensional Energy Announce First-of-its-Kind Collaboration to Produce Carbon-Free Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Concentrated Sunlight and Green Hydrogen

(Heliogen)  Initiative to demonstrate technology and produce jet fuel reserves for commercially viable carbon neutral flight — Heliogen, Inc. (NYSE: HLGN), a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy technology, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent (“LOI”) with Dimensional Energy, a sustainable fuels company, to jointly produce

August 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Podcast: Making Sure the Industry Is Carbon Management Ready

(Carbon Capture Magazine) Featuring PMatt Fry, Senior Policy Manager, Great Plains Institute  LISTEN

August 23, 2022 Read Full Article

A Simple, Cheap Material for Carbon Capture, Perhaps from Tailpipes

by Robert Sanders (Berkeley News)  … Using an inexpensive polymer called melamine — the main component of Formica — chemists have created a cheap, easy and energy-efficient way to capture carbon dioxide from smokestacks, a key goal for the United States and other nations as they seek to reduce greenhouse gas

August 16, 2022 Read Full Article

SUN-to-LIQUID Project Publishes Successful Thermochemical Kerosene Production Using Solar Energy, Water and CO2 in an Integrated Solar Experimental Facility in the Scientific Journal Joule

(IMDEA Energy Institute)  Developing solar technologies for producing carbon-neutral aviation fuels has become a global energy challenge, but their readiness level has largely been limited to laboratory-scale studies. Here we report on the experimental demonstration of a fully-integrated thermochemical production chain from H2O and CO2 to kerosene using concentrated solar

August 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Investment Urgently Needed in New Technology to Mitigate CO2 Emissions at Airports, Cranfield University Report Reveals

(Cranfield University) Multi-million-pound investment needed in technologies such as direct air capture; Some airports could become green energy ‘power stations’ to fuel the aircraft they serve; Carbon capture technology should be integrated alongside other transport policies as part of Government’s Net Zero 2050 roadmap Multi-million-pound investment is urgently needed in technologies including direct

August 2, 2022 Read Full Article

Infinium and Electrofuels: They Might Be Giants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … “Major players in the fuels and chemicals industries have begun serious development of [new] processes that produce intermediates and finished products from carbon dioxide. One of the most interesting areas is in the many developments that use renewable electricity to convert CO2 to chemicals or

July 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Significant Next Step in Developing Sustainable Methanol for Chemical Industry

(Fortum) Project Air, a cooperation project with Perstorp, Fortum and Uniper in Sweden, is taking significant next steps in developing sustainable methanol for the chemical industry. The project has been selected for funding by the EU innovation fund.   Project Air aims to move the chemical industry from using fossil raw materials

July 27, 2022 Read Full Article

Virtuous Cycles: Breakthroughs in the Use of Bacteria Are Helping Us to Build a New Green Economy.

by Peter Forbes (New Humanist) … Humans are finally learning from the original carbon cycle, which has governed Earth for 4 billion years. This natural cycle is regulated largely by bacteria and other microbes. Today, using what we know about the chemical wizardry of bacteria, scientists are developing processes to create

July 26, 2022 Read Full Article

MGC and Tokuyama Corporation Begin Joint Study on Social Deployment of Circular Carbon Methanol Utilizing CO2, First of its Kind in Japan

(Tokuyama Corporation and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company) Tokuyama Corporation (Tokuyama; Registered Headquarters: Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture; President: Hiroshi Yokota) and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (MGC; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masashi Fujii) have signed an MOU to conduct a feasibility study into the manufacture and sale of methanol made

July 26, 2022 Read Full Article

The Navigator Company and P2X Europe Have Signed a Memorandum of Understanding to Create a Unique Joint Venture in Portugal to Produce Green, Non-Fossil Synthetic eFuels

(The Navigator Company) The Navigator Company and Hamburg-based developer P2X Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a unique and powerful joint venture, P2X Portugal, to develop a world-class production facility for industrial-scale production of non-fossil jet fuels or e-SAFs (e-Sustainable Aviation Fuels) – carbon-neutral synthetic kerosene, based

July 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Solar Energy: Not a Dream Any More

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica) This “solar tower” deploys solar energy to convert water and carbon dioxide to produce non-fossil kerosene for sustainable jet fuel. … (T)he Swiss institution ETH Zurich has just unveiled a new pilot-scale, all-in-one, solar powered process for converting water and carbon dioxide straight into into

July 25, 2022 Read Full Article

SAF, RD via Cellulosic Feedstocks: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to BioTFueL technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Last week we took a Deep Dive into the BioTfuel technology in a special webinar on SAF, RD via Cellulosic Feedstocks. The BioTfueL project launched by Axens, TotalEnergies and a number of partners is designed to transform lignocellulosic biomass (straw, forest waste, dedicated energy crops)

July 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Researchers from Goethe University Frankfurt Develop New Biobattery for Hydrogen Storage

(Goethe University) A team of microbiologists from Goethe University Frankfurt has succeeded in using bacteria for the controlled storage and release of hydrogen. This is an important step in the search for carbon-neutral energy sources in the interest of climate protection. The corresponding paper has now been published in the

July 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Phytonix: Converting CO2 Emissions into Sustainable Solar Chemicals & Fuels

by LeeAnne Yu (SCI Innovation) Winner of the 5th China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition  —  Bruce Dannenberg founded his company Phytonix in 2009 after having worked in the renewable energy industry for many years. Familiar with a variety of bio-based technologies, he saw a lot of energy production

July 21, 2022 Read Full Article

F1 Continues Push to Hit Net Zero Carbon by 2030 Target

(Formula 1) Development of a 100% sustainable fuel, slashing the use of single-use plastics and reviewing travel and freight logistics – these are just some of the things Formula 1 as a sport is working on as part of its commitment to be Net Zero Carbon by 2030… …  Following

July 20, 2022 Read Full Article

Carbon Matchmaker

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management is focused on advancing carbon management technologies to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through strong public-private partnerships and in a just and sustainable way.  The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) enables this mission by directing over $12 billion dollars

July 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Airbus, Air Canada, Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group, LATAM Airlines Group, Lufthansa Group and Virgin Atlantic Sign Letters of Intent to Explore Carbon Removal Solutions for Aviation

Airbus and a number of major airlines – Air Canada, Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group, LATAM Airlines Group, Lufthansa Group and Virgin Atlantic – have signed Letters of Intent (LoI) to explore opportunities for a future supply of carbon removal credits from direct air carbon capture technology.  Direct Air Carbon

July 18, 2022 Read Full Article

Uniper, Siemens, Airbus and Sasol form Green Fuels Hamburg to Produce eSAF by 2026

(Uniper Energy/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Under the name “Green Fuels Hamburg,” the energy supplier Uniper, the energy-technology group Siemens Energy, the aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the chemical and energy company Sasol ecoFT announced June 23 that they are investigating the feasibility of a commercial project to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in

July 18, 2022 Read Full Article

New Test Facility from European Energy to Produce eSAF

(European Energy/Biobased Diesel Daily) European Energy has secured funds to co-finance two new research projects from the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) in Denmark. The first project will be to establish a test facility that can convert e-methanol to eSAF (sustainable aviation fuel). “If you look at the Danish

July 18, 2022 Read Full Article

Sasol ecoFT, Deutsche Aircraft Join Forces to Accelerate PtL Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Sasol ecoFT/Biobased Diesel Daily)  German aircraft manufacturer Deutsche Aircraft and South African chemicals and energy company Sasol have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on advancing technology for green hydrogen-based power-to-liquid (PtL) SAF in aviation. Sasol ecoFT and Deutsche Aircraft have both recognized the urgency in transitioning towards climate neutral aviation.

July 18, 2022 Read Full Article

Twelve to Deploy World’s First Industrial-Scale Carbon Transformation Platform

(Twelve/Business Wire)  DCVC leads a $130 million financing to increase the production of materials made from captured CO2 for customers such as Mercedes-Benz, Procter & Gamble, Shopify, and the U.S. Air Force Twelve, the carbon transformation company, is announcing $130 million in Series B and additional funding to scale the

July 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Utilizing Biorefinery Waste Gas: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) NREL’s waste gas researchers are rethinking industrial flue gas from a waste to a feedstock, with the help of LanzaTech. Find out how the integration of CO2 electrolysis with microbial syngas upgrading to utilize biorefinery fermenter CO2 works, how they are building larger electrolyzers to

July 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Twelve and Alaska Airlines to Collaborate with Microsoft to Advance Sustainable Aviation Fuel Derived from Recaptured CO2 and Renewable Energy

(Alaska Airlines/PR Newswire)  Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement Twelve will also work with the companies toward a demonstration flight proving viability of commercial use of e-fuel, and to provide low carbon jet fuel for Microsoft’s business travel on Alaska — Carbon transformation company Twelve, Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK),

July 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Opinion: Inconvenient Truths behind Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Jim Harris (Bain & Co./Aviation Week)  Governments are making commitments to incentivize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)—Europe, through February’s “Toulouse Declaration,” and the U.S., with the Biden administration’s aim to have enough SAF to meet 5-10% of jet fuel demand by 2030 and 100% by 2050, including through tax credits. A

July 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Powering Progress Towards Net-Zero Emissions: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Shell Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell’s focus on low carbon fuels for aviation is apparent and progress is being made towards more sustainable skies as Shell reaches key milestones and has plans for even bigger ones by 2030. Find out how Shell is investing in technology and innovation to produce

July 11, 2022 Read Full Article

South Yorkshire to Lead UK R&D into Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(Biofuels International)  A major new research centre that will help test, certify and deploy new sustainable aviation fuels – the first of its kind in the UK – has reached a key milestone in its construction. The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre (SAF-IC), part of the University of Sheffield Energy

July 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Carbon Sink LLC signs MOU with CZCF to Explore Multi-Project Financing Opportunities

(Carbon Sink)  Carbon Sink LLC (Carbon Sink) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cube Zero Carbon Fund Sàrl (CZCF), an affiliate of Cube Infrastructure Managers. The purpose of the MOU is to facilitate financing for the development, construction, ownership, and operation of as many as three commercial facilities for

June 30, 2022 Read Full Article

Fit for 55: Transport MEPs Set Ambitious Targets for Greener Aviation Fuels

(European Parliament)  85% of aviation fuel should be sustainable by 2050; Leave space for electricity and hydrogen to be part of new fuel mix; Create a Sustainable Aviation Fund — EU aviation should gradually switch to sustainable fuel, such as synthetic fuel, used cooking oil or even hydrogen, to help

June 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Ethanol vs. Petroleum-Based Fuel Carbon Emissions

by Valerie Sarisky-Reed (U.S. Department of Energy) Biofuels have been proven to emit significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than petroleum-based fuels, and recent scientific studies indicate that net-zero emission biofuels are not only possible, but achievable. Corn ethanol and other biofuels are essential in America’s transition to a clean energy economy

June 24, 2022 Read Full Article

VTT and Neste Agreed on Building an Integrated Power-to-Liquids Demonstration for CO2 Capture, Green Hydrogen and E-Fuels Production

(VTT) Power-to-liquids technologies are on their way to commercialisation in scale and production of synthetic e-fuels is no longer science fiction. E-fuels offer a way to expand the carbon-neutral transport fuel pool beyond biomass-based renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels in existing internal combustion engines. The end product is a

June 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Topsoe Technology to Reduce Customers’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12 Million Tonnes in 2022

by Ulrik Frøhlke (Topsoe) Topsoe’s technologies are set to reduce its customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 12 million tonnes in 2022 alone. These reductions will not be one-offs but ongoing for the years to come. The key driver is Topsoe’s renewable fuels solutions, producing low-carbon fuels from waste and biomass. 2022

June 20, 2022 Read Full Article

More Incentives Needed to Scale up Production of e-Kerosene

by Tom Otley (Business Traveler)  Sustainable fuel manufacturers in Europe could produce 1.83 million tonnes of e-kerosene in 2030, saving about 5 Mt of CO2, according to a new forecast by NGO Transport and Environment (T&E). E-kerosene, generated by combining green hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO₂), has the potential to

June 17, 2022 Read Full Article

Transforming Yesterday’s Emissions into Tomorrow’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel: United Announces Agreement with CO2 Utilization Company Dimensional Energy

(United Airlines/PR Newswire) Dimensional Energy combines revolutionary carbon utilization technology with a century-old process, repurposing it to make sustainable aviation fuel; United has invested more in sustainable aviation fuel production than any other airline in the world United and United Airlines Ventures (UAV) today announced an investment in and commercial agreement with

June 16, 2022 Read Full Article

Flying the Low-Carbon Skies on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Craig Bettenhausen (Chemical & Engineering News)  Airlines are eager to switch to renewable, low-carbon fuel—as soon as there’s enough to go around  —  On June 6, Malaysia Airlines flew its first passenger flight using jet fuel made in part by Neste from used cooking oil. It was an hour-long

June 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Increasing Methane Yield from Biogas Plants

(Bioenergy Insight) Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM have now found a way to convert waste methane from biogas plants into additional methane, thus drastically increasing the methane yield from biogas plants. The process is up and running and the research team is currently scaling up

June 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Meeting 2030 SAF Targets in the US and Europe Needs Rapid Action on Capacity and Feedstocks, Says Report

by Tony Harrington (GreenAir Online) A new market report by SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-based global provider of sustainable aviation fuels, predicts that both the US and Europe will fall short of their 2030 SAF targets unless production capacity is increased and fuel feedstock sources are expanded, and estimates the need for more than

June 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Forestal del Atlántico Will Manufacture Green Methanol in A Coruña with Its Triskelion Project

(Gerandi) The Forestal del Atlántico complex, in Mugardos (A Coruña), presents the “Triskelión” project for the production of green methanol. The initiative, which was started before the pandemic,will involve an investment of 130 million euros and the creation of 120 jobs (direct and indirect).  The objective is to manufacture up to 40,000

June 3, 2022 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture System Sequesters Record Amounts of CO2 for Direct Air Capture

(Engineering and Technology)  A new carbon capture system that removes carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air has been developed by Tokyo Metropolitan University researchers, who say it has “unprecedented” performance compared to alternatives. Isophorone diamine (IPDA) in a “liquid-solid phase separation” system was found to remove carbon dioxide at the

June 3, 2022 Read Full Article

Vantaa Energy and St1 to Cooperate in the Distribution of Electric Fuel

(St1) The Power-to-Gas plant (P2G), planned for completion by Vantaa Energy in 2025 in Finland, produces carbon-neutral synthetic gas, the production process of which utilises water and carbon dioxide recovered from the waste treatment process in a new and innovative way. Synthetic gas can be used as transport fuel instead of

June 1, 2022 Read Full Article

Repsol, Aramco License Johnson Matthey, BP Technologies for eFuels Plant in Spain

(Johnson Matthey/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Johnson Matthey and BP announced May 25 that their codeveloped, groundbreaking Fischer Tropsch CANS™ technology and Johnson Matthey’s innovative reverse water gas shift technology, HyCOgen™, have been selected for use by Aramco and Repsol at a new synthetic fuels plant in Bilbao, Spain. The plant will be

May 31, 2022 Read Full Article

CO2-based Fuels, Chemicals, Materials, Food, Feed: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Top 10 CO2 Utilization Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, we bring you the Top 10 CO2 utilization projects that have found the optimal blend of affordable, reliable, scalable technology and product sets with large markets to transition the world to a circular economy with many uses for the one carbon molecule. Find out who

May 30, 2022 Read Full Article

Qantas Says Synthetic Fuel Could Power Long Flights by Mid-2030s

by James Fernyhough (The Financial Times/Inside Climate News)  ‘Power-to-liquid’ technology may prove the ‘nirvana’ for sustainable aviation, the Australian airline predicts. Synthetic fuel could start replacing traditional petroleum and plant-based biofuels by as early as the mid-2030s, helping to decarbonize long-distance air travel, Australian airline Qantas has said.  The Sydney-based

May 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Hybrid Electro-biosystem Upcycles Carbon Dioxide into Energy-rich Long-chain Compounds

(Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology)  Artificial upcycling of carbon dioxide (CO2) into value-added products in a sustainable manner represents an opportunity to tackle environmental issues and realize a circular economy. However, compared with facilely available C1/C2 products, efficient and sustainable synthesis of energy-rich long-chain compounds from CO2 still remains a huge challenge.

May 27, 2022 Read Full Article

CO2 Reduction Potential of the Chemical Industry through Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)

(Renewable Carbon Initiative)  CO2 Reduction potential of the chemical industry through carbon capture and utilisation (CCU); Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI), CO2 Value Europe (CVE) and nova-Institute publish a study showing the CO2 reduction potential ofthe chemical industry through CCU Today, the production of chemicals and derived materials heavily relies on

May 5, 2022 Read Full Article

E-fuels: Water and CO2 to Power the Transport of the Future

(Generandi) … Also known as e-fuels, synthetic fuels are made from hydrogen and CO2 removed from the atmosphere. Their added value is that they are zero net emissions. When they are used, the CO2 emitted by the combustion engine is equivalent to that used in the manufacture of the fuel, which was

May 3, 2022 Read Full Article

£5m Fund Launched to Develop Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Technology

(Scottish Enterprise) A new fund to help develop the emerging CO2 utilisation technology has been launched.  The CO2 Utilisation Challenge Fund will help businesses and organisations develop and commercialise the technology, which involves harnessing and converting CO2 – the biggest contributor to climate change emissions – and using it to

April 27, 2022 Read Full Article

Cemex to Turn CO2 from Cement Factory into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. is partnering with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company Enertrag in a project that will combine CO2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The consortium will source green hydrogen generated exclusively from wind and

April 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Infinium to Accelerate Decarbonization Solutions in Japan — The companies announced plans to collaborate on the deployment of proprietary Infinium Electrofuels™ in the Japanese market —

(Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced today it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Infinium, an Electrofuels™ innovator headquartered in California. The agreement, which builds on MHI’s 2021 investment in Infinium, will focus on exploring the deployment of Infinium’s proprietary Electrofuels™ technology in the Japanese market. According

April 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Porsche Invests $75 Million Into Synthetic Fuel Start-Up

by Erin Marquis (Jalopnik) Gas made from carbon captured out of the atmosphere possibly coming to a fuel pump near you — … Porsche already put up $22 million into the Chilean startup HIF Global. The Haru Oni is in the testing phase and is already producing a small amount of

April 8, 2022 Read Full Article

INERATEC Joins Forces with Synhelion: Climate Pioneers Cooperate to Produce Solar Fuels

(INERATEC) Climate tech companies Synhelion and INERATEC have joined forces to decarbonize the transportation sector and help it achieve its ambitious net-zero target. By combining their complementing technologies, the climate pioneers can scale their respective clean technologies, paving the way for solar fuels to replace fossil fuels. While electrification is a

April 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels, Monomers, Carbon Sourcing: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Axens

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There’s a difference between renewable carbon and circular carbon, as noted in this illuminating ABLC slide guide from Axens. How does their circular carbon tech work? Who are they partnering with? How are they accelerating industrialization? From feedstock to products and technology, find out all

April 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Luxembourg Airport Invests in SAF Production in Norway

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Luxembourg airport has invested in and become a shareholder of Norsk e-Fuel AS, an industry consortium located in northern Norway planning to commercialize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from CO2 and water using 100 percent Norwegian renewable electricity. The company was founded in 2019 as

April 5, 2022 Read Full Article

Soap, Proteins and Highly Complex Molecules from CO2 – These Are the Winners of the “Best CO2 Utilisation 2022” Innovation Award

(nova Institute) Large scale investments in CO2-based ethanol, methanol and aviation fuel are just around the corner – supporting climate protection and independence from fossil fuels. Participants of the “Conference on CO2-based Fuels & Chemicals 2022” elected the three innovation award winners. The award was organised by nova-Institute and CO2 Value Europe,

March 31, 2022 Read Full Article

Going All in to Get Carbon out: Shopify’s Commitment to Climate Entrepreneurs Reaches $32M

(Shopify) Shopify’s Sustainability Fund partners with 9 new entrepreneurial trailblazers: Picture this: the year is 2030 and companies are approaching net-zero commitment deadlines, yet no solutions exist at scale that pull carbon dioxide out of the air and lock it away for the long term. Targets will be missed, and more importantly,

March 31, 2022 Read Full Article

SHV Energy and LanzaTech Announce Partnership to Pioneer Renewable Propane

(SHV Energy) SHV Energy and LanzaTech announced a new strategic partnership to employ LanzaTech’s Carbon Capture and Transformation (CCT) technology to bring renewable propane and other sustainable fuels to the market via existing and novel pathways. The collaboration will further expand LanzaTech’s existing CCT technology and synthetic biology platform, which transform

March 31, 2022 Read Full Article

Shell Readies 10-Year Airline Offtake Deals as It Scales up SAF Production

by Mark Pilling (FlightGlobal)  Shell is on the brink of signing its first letters of intent (LOI) with leading network carriers paving the way for 10-year sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply deals, according to Jan Toschka, president of Shell Aviation, speaking exclusively to FlightGlobal. Such long-term commitments are important to the

March 30, 2022 Read Full Article

Artificial Photosynthesis: The Ultimate Renewable Tech

(Bio Market Insights) Around 3.5 billion years ago, plants became able to turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into energy. Researchers in the field of artificial photosynthesis are figuring out how humans could do the same. Plant photosynthesis consists of three steps. First, sunlight is harvested. Second, this sunlight is converted into

March 30, 2022 Read Full Article

Turning Carbon Dioxide into Sustainable Fuel: United and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures Announce Collaboration with Biotech Firm to Create New Fuel Sources

(United Airlines/PR Newswire) Houston-based Cemvita Factory’s synthetic biology process has the potential to create a new way to produce sustainable fuel for aviation; United has invested in more SAF production than any other airline —  United Airlines Ventures (UAV) and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV) today announced a collaboration with Houston-based biotech

March 29, 2022 Read Full Article

RNG, Renewable Fuels from Solar, Waste Wood & Carbon: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Third generation tech is what Aemetis calls it – using renewable fuels for carbon capture & sequestration siphons carbon from the atmosphere into crops which are converted into renewable fuels, then the solar energy is released as transportation energy while the CO2 from biofuels production

March 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Six Carbon Capture and Utilisation Technologies for a Sustainable Chemical and Fuel Production Nominated for the Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2022”

(nova-Institute)  Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) Innovations of the Year 2022: A lot of technologies are in place and in development to face the challenges of a sustainable chemicals and fuels production based on the utilisation of captured CO2 from industrial off-gases or directly from the atmosphere. To honor these, nova-Institute grants

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

New, Nature-Inspired Concepts for Turning CO2 into Clean Fuels

(University of Cambridge) Researchers have developed an efficient concept to turn carbon dioxide into clean, sustainable fuels, without any unwanted by-products or waste.  —  Instead of capturing and storing CO2, which is incredibly energy-intensive, we have demonstrated a new concept to capture carbon and make something useful from it in

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

MHIENG and MHIEC to Commence Demonstration Testing of Separation, Capture and Effective Use of CO2 from Waste-to-Energy Plant — Collaboration with City of Yokohama and Tokyo Gas —

(Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (MHIEC) – two group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), both based in Yokohama – are poised to commence demonstration testing of equipment for separation, capture and effective utilization of CO2 emissions

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Costs, Challenges, Current Projects: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Carbon Capture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are synergies with carbon capture and biofuel processes. This ABLC slide guide from Dave Collings at 1898 & Co. looks at the challenges of biofuels, where and how much CO2 is being produced and sequestered, current carbon capturing methods and costs, where projects are

March 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Converting CO2 to Fuels: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Phytonix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bruce Dannenberg, CEO of Phytonix shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC Connect highlighting how Phytonix utilizes cyanobacteria engineered via synthetic biology to produce 1-butanol and potentially other higher alcohols. And there’s a sister company, CyanoMega, producing a novel microalgae for the sustainable production for

March 22, 2022 Read Full Article

LanzaTech, ReCarbon, Woodside Team up on Carbon Capture and Utilization Project in Australia

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … (J)ust in is breaking news that they are collaborating in a new carbon capture and utilization project in Western Australia with ReCarbon and Woodside Energy. In today’s Digest, the project details, while you may know LanzaTech, exactly who are ReCarbon and Woodside Energy, what

March 21, 2022 Read Full Article

ABLC 2022 – State of the Industry

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC’s theme of “Dawn of Net Zero” and hundreds of delegates from organizations all over the world grappling with the immense opportunities and supply chain challenges posed by the world’s rapid turn towards charting a path toward a post-fossil society. After hearing from leaders

March 17, 2022 Read Full Article

What Is eSAF, Why the Buzz and What’s Stopping It from Being Produced at Scale Today?

by Andreea Moyes and Peter Nowobilski (AIR bp and bp/Biofuels Digest)  With the aviation industry committed to curtailing lifecycle carbon emissions, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has an important role to play. Air bp is already working alongside airlines and airports around the world to deliver increasing volumes of SAF. However, while

March 15, 2022 Read Full Article

S3:E3: United Airlines Flies Towards Greener Skies

by Dan Bresette and Emma Johnson (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The aviation industry will be one of the toughest sectors to decarbonize. Yet, most of the major airlines have announced net zero emissions goals by 2050. So how are they going to get there? Dan and Emma talk with Aaron

March 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Repsol Starts Construction of Spain’s First Advanced Biofuels Plant at Its Cartagena Refinery

(Repsol) • Repsol’s Chairman, Antonio Brufau, visited the facilities of the Cartagena refinery where construction work has begun on Spain’s first advanced biofuels plant. During the visit Brufau was accompanied by the Director of the refinery, Antonio Mestre. The visit was also attended by the President of the Autonomous Community of

March 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Now on Broadway: LanzaTech’s $2.2B SPAC Merger Takes the Advanced Bioeconomy’s Biggest Hit to an Even Bigger Stage

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Illinois, news arrived that LanzaTech will go public in a merger with the NASDAQ-traded blank check firm AMCI Acquisition Corp II. The deal is reported to value the company at $2.2 billion. The transaction is expected to raise gross proceeds of approximately $275 million, comprised

March 8, 2022 Read Full Article

World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Project Unveiled in Texas, with Plan to Produce Clean Rocket Fuel for Elon Musk

by Leigh Collins (ReCharge)  The 60GW Hydrogen City project, announced by local start-up Green Hydrogen International, will be powered by wind and solar, with an on-site salt cavern for H2 storage  —  US start-up Green Hydrogen International (GHI) has announced a 60GW renewable H2 project in a sparsely populated area of South Texas,

March 4, 2022 Read Full Article

Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels Launches

(Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels/Biomass Magazine) Canadian aviation industry leaders are joining forces to create the Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (C-SAF), whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in Canada to ensure that the Canadian aviation sector remains competitive as it transitions to a net-zero

March 2, 2022 Read Full Article

Beyond Fossil Carbon? Green Electricity Is Opening Doors to Low-Emission Alternatives for Making Fuels and Chemicals

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  With Extensive Data, Broad Analyses, and Detailed Models, NREL Scientists and Collaborators Stake the Boundaries of Producing Chemicals and Fuels From Carbon Dioxide, Biomass, and Renewable Electricity — … In fact, growing supplies of renewable electricity open exciting new doors for making identical products

February 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Infinium™ Enters into Strategic Alliance with Denbury for Ultra-Low Carbon Fuels Projects in Texas, Continuing Development Momentum

(Infinium)  Innovative electrofuels technology is aimed at decarbonizing the transportation sector — Infinium, a clean fuels innovator, announced today that the company has entered into a strategic alliance with US energy leader Denbury (NYSE: DEN) to collaborate on developing ultra-low carbon fuels projects in the state of Texas. Infinium electrofuels facilities

February 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Engineered Bacteria Produce Chemicals with Negative Carbon Emissions

by Chen Ly (New Scientist)  Bacteria have been modified to produce chemicals found in paint remover and hand sanitiser from carbon dioxide in the air, meaning they have negative emissions compared with traditional industrial methods —  Bacteria engineered to turn carbon dioxide into compounds used in paint remover and hand sanitiser could

February 24, 2022 Read Full Article

Breakthrough in Converting CO2 into Fuel Using Solar Energy

(Lund University/Carbon Capture Magazine) A research team led by Lund University in Sweden has shown how solar power can convert carbon dioxide into fuel, by using advanced materials and ultra-fast laser spectroscopy. The breakthrough could be an important piece of the puzzle in reducing the levels of greenhouse gases in the

February 23, 2022 Read Full Article

‘Prime Example’: Petrol Changes Could Be Made after Motorsport Use of Sustainable Fuels

by Felix Reeves (Express)  Motorsport events could help biofuels and sustainable fuels evolve for further use in general settings, including all petrol cars in the UK. — Bespoke fuels could be used as a direct replacement for unleaded petrol in almost any vehicle, including the UK’s 35 million vehicles. A staged introduction of cleaner fuels

February 21, 2022 Read Full Article

An Introduction to Sustainable Aviation Fuels — Part 1 of a Series, “Sustainable Aviation Fuels: A Critical Emissions Mitigation Strategy Gaining Momentum”

by Jeff Overton (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Aviation is a difficult sector to decarbonize. The enormous energy required to fly a heavy aircraft long distances takes an energy dense power source that liquid hydrocarbon fuel provides. Battery technology for electric flight is improving. However, batteries currently do not have

February 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Honeywell Introduces New Technology to Produce Key Feedstock for Plastics

(Honeywell UOP) Honeywell UOP Ecofining™ process produces bio-naphtha with reduced CO2 footprint compared to products using petroleum-based feedstocks for use as petrochemical feedstock — … Prior to the introduction of renewable naphtha solution, the UOP Ecofining technology has been used to produce predominantly Honeywell Green Diesel and Honeywell Green Jet fuel,

February 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Electrofuels Innovator Infinium™ Announces Strategic Partnership with Industry Leader ENGIE for One of the Largest Announced Commercial Scale E-fuels Facilities in Europe

(Infinium™/PR Newswire) New ‘Reuze’ project will convert more than 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide waste annually into e-fuels for shipping and aviation in Europe; French utilities provider ENGIE reinforces commitment to ultra-low carbon electrofuels technology from Infinium — Infinium, a leader in electrofuels, announced a strategic partnership with ENGIE to

February 8, 2022 Read Full Article

And the Winners Are…: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to SHV Energy’s Innovation Challenge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 5 million tons of CO2 reduction by 2025 and 100% of their energy products to be from renewable sources in 2040 are part of SHV Energy’s ambitions. How does renewable propane and bioLPG fit in? What was the Sustainable Fuels Open Innovation Challenge, how does

February 4, 2022 Read Full Article

Overcoming a Bottleneck in Carbon Dioxide Conversion

by David Chandler  (MIT News) Study reveals why some attempts to convert the greenhouse gas into fuel have failed, and offers possible solutions. — If researchers could find a way to chemically convert carbon dioxide into fuels or other products, they might make a major dent in greenhouse gas emissions. But

January 26, 2022 Read Full Article

United Arab Emirates: TotalEnergies Joins Masdar and Siemens Energy in Initiative to Drive Green Hydrogen Development and Produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(TotalEnergies)  TotalEnergies, Masdar and Siemens Energy sign collaboration agreement at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022 to act as co-developers on green hydrogen project; Project aims to establish demonstrator plant at Masdar City for green hydrogen production to convert carbon dioxide into Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). —  Masdar, one of the world’s

January 24, 2022 Read Full Article

UD and LSU Collaborate to Advance Manufacturing Technologies that Employ Carbon Dioxide and Renewable Energy

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware)  … One hurdle that keeps promising CO2 electrolyzer technologies in academic laboratories rather than being scaled for industrial use — where they could make a dent in our carbon dioxide emission problem — is that the critical materials needed for the job, including membranes

January 20, 2022 Read Full Article

Microalgal Crops: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to MicroBio

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) From algal-based wastewater treatment plants and purification ponds with biofuels/co-products in California to aviation fuels and algae strain improvements, MicroBio is leading R&D and innovation of microalgae cultivation for bio products. Get all the details from MicroBio’s CEO John Benemann in this illuminating slide

January 17, 2022 Read Full Article

The Bioeconomy Jump to Light Speed: 10 Storylines Shaking the World: Exxon, J-M, KLM, UGI, Amyris, Tesla, Origin, More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In recent days, we’ve had 10 stories that shook the world. The players are so big, the technologies so ambitious, the scale so huge and the risks in some cases so high — we’ve grouped them together into one Big Story. These are ‘Quakers, as in

January 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Novozymes to Deliver on Strategy with Carbon Capture Collaboration Agreement

(Novozymes)  Novozymes launched its 2025 strategy with a clear objective to explore new growth opportunities. The company is now delivering on its strategy by entering a collaboration agreement with Saipem, a leading engineering company, to deliver new biotech solutions for enzymatic carbon capture. In September, Novozymes launched its new 2025

January 6, 2022 Read Full Article

Johnson Matthey Launches HyCOgen, an Enabling Technology to Efficiently Convert CO2 and Green Hydrogen into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Johnson Matthey/PR Newswire) – Launch of HyCOgen will play a key role in enabling captured CO2 and green hydrogen to be converted into sustainable aviation fuel; – In combination with FT CANSTM technology, Johnson Matthey delivers an integrated, scalable solution Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, has launched an innovative technology – HyCOgenTM – designed to play a pivotal

January 6, 2022 Read Full Article

New IEAGHG Report: 2021-02 CO2 as a Feedstock: Comparison of CCU Pathways

(IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Program) A range of carbon dioxide capture technologies have been developed, including amine-based routes and calcium looping methods, some of which are now considered to be at technology readiness level (TRL) 9. These technologies have been deployed across the world in large-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage

December 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Progress in Commercialization of Biojet /Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF): Technologies, Potential and Challenges

by Susan van Dyk and Jack Saddler (IEA Bioenergy Task 39) Biojet/ Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) must play a major role if the aviation sector is to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. To meet its carbon reduction targets, large volumes of biojet fuel will be required (likely more than 100

December 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Top 10 Slide Guides of 2021

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) As we wrap up 2021 this week, The Digest brings you the hottest Top 10 slide guides from this past year – with key themes like carbon upcycling, ethanol to hydrogen, renewable diesel and jet fuel, enzyme tech and microbes. So what did you click

December 30, 2021 Read Full Article

USDA Secretary Vilsack Meets with GE Aviation on Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Reduce CO2

by Jay Stowe (GE Aviation/Biobased Diesel Daily) After leading USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on a tour of the engine development assembly facility at GE Aviation’s headquarters in Evendale, Ohio, in early December, chief engineer Chris Lorence posed a rhetorical question to the reporters assembled for a news conference: “What does the

December 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Recycling CO2: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dr. Sean Simpson, CSO at LanzaTechshared this illuminating slide guide on CO2 pathways to products, how the LanzaJet platform works, how they integrate engineering with biology and AI, why we need to rethink carbon and convert it to valuable products, and more.  READ MORE  

December 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Revolutionary Renewables: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Did you know Avantium’s two lead products are FDCA, the chemical building block for PEF, a novel, plant-based polyester targeting $200+ billion markets and PlantMEG, a plant-based alternative for fossil-MEG, a key ingredient for PET and PEF? Get the latest on that and their pipeline

December 29, 2021 Read Full Article

All About CO2 in Energy Transition: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Carbon Capture and Sequestration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With Net Zero Pledges, there are projects, projects everywhere to ensure the world meets its carbon reduction goals through new fuels & energy, or carbon capture & sequestration. Check out this slide guide from DigestConnect with Dave Collings, Senior Technical Advisory Consultant at 1898 &

December 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Forget Sci-Fi—This NREL Biotechnology Could Actually Help Colonize Mars

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  In the Push To Settle the Red Planet, One Startup Company Thinks NREL’s Ethylene-Emitting Cyanobacteria Offer Otherworldly Potential  — Do not expect to breathe freely in the oxygen-lean Martian air. At about 95% carbon dioxide (CO2) by volume, Mars’ atmosphere would quickly lead to asphyxiation, at least

December 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Let’s Call It Renewable Synthetic LNG

(SEA-LNG) SEA-LNG exists to support the ongoing development of the LNG decarbonisation pathway and is dedicated to helping shipping thrive through the energy transition. The end goal of this pathway, to deliver net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, requires the production of synthetic LNG from renewable electricity. Renewable synthetic LNG, chemically identical

December 9, 2021 Read Full Article

CDR: Carbon Capture and Storage, Part I and Part II

(Carbon Now)  What if we could remove the carbon we have emitted into the atmosphere? Can we capture our CO2 emissions before they are even released? In Part I of our two-part Carbon Capture and Storage series, our host Dr. Ozak Esu and two internationally-recognized CCS experts, Dr. Julio Friedmann and Dr.

December 7, 2021 Read Full Article

New Technique Improves Conversion of Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuels

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  A copper surface coated with layered thin films helps to create useful chemicals from a polluting greenhouse gas  — Carbon dioxide (CO2), a product of burning fossil fuels and the most prevalent greenhouse gas, has the potential to be sustainably converted back into useful fuels. A promising route

December 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Auburn Projects Receive $1.6 Million in Latest Round of State Research Development Funding

by Mitch Emmons (Auburn University)  Auburn University has been awarded $1.6 million in research grants from the state of Alabama through the Alabama Research Development and Enhancement Fund. The grants, administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, are earmarked for research and development of four different sustainability projects

December 2, 2021 Read Full Article

New IEAGHG Report: 2021-02 CO2 as a Feedstock: Comparison of CCU Pathways

(IEAGHG) A range of carbon dioxide capture technologies have been developed, including amine-based routes and calcium looping methods, some of which are now considered to be at technology readiness level (TRL) 9. These technologies have been deployed across the world in large-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects, permanently storing

December 1, 2021 Read Full Article

New International Collaboration Aims to Start Large-Scale Production of E-fuels in Sweden

by Tony Harrington (GreenAir Online) A major partnership has been formed by SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Swedish energy company Vattenfall, Shell Aviation and LanzaTech to explore the large-scale production in Sweden of synthetic sustainable aviation fuel, using carbon dioxide recycled from district heating, reports Tony Harrington. By 2026-27, the consortium plans

November 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Coalition LSB Position: Fit for 55 to Unleash the Full Potential of Advanced Low Carbon Fuels

(Advanced Biofuels Coalition) The Advanced Biofuels Coalition LSB, representing the leading companies in the advanced biofuels industry, strongly supports the EU target for climate-neutrality by 2050 and the need for more ambitious 2030 intermediate targets. We believe that our sector will play an important role in achieving the EU targets. However,

November 30, 2021 Read Full Article

State of Advanced Biofuels & Biorefining

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Check out remarks from Jim Lane, Editor & Publisher of The Digest on rationale, forecast, the top news and storylines, feedstocks, genetics, crops, supply chain and more on the state of advanced biofuels and biorefining in this exclusive Digest-only State of the Industry.  READ

November 30, 2021 Read Full Article

The Future of DAC Is Knocking: How We Innovate toward Gigaton-Scale Carbon Removal

by Peter Minor (Carbon 180)  In discussions of promising carbon removal technologies, direct air capture (DAC) can often steal the limelight. That tracks with the industry narrative: a futuristic technology that will cheaply “solve” climate change by literally sucking CO₂ out of the air, without the verification and land use

November 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Liquid Fuels from Carbon Dioxide: Electrocatalyst Converts CO2 into Multicarbon Products

(Phys.org) A new electrocatalyst called a-CuTi@Cu converts carbon dioxide (CO2 ) into liquid fuels. As reported by a team of Chinese researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie, active copper centered on an amorphous copper/titanium alloy produces ethanol, acetone, and n-butanol with high efficiency. Most of our global energy demands are still being met by

November 17, 2021 Read Full Article

CMA CGM, ENGIE to Develop bioLNG & Synthetic LNG for Shipping Sector

(CMA CGM/Engie/NGV Journal) The CMA CGM Group and ENGIE have committed to working together to advance the energy transition by championing the industrial-scale production and distribution of synthetic methane and bio-LNG that can be used by the shipping sector.. Both companies have decided to establish a long-term strategic and industrial cooperation

November 12, 2021 Read Full Article

SkyNRG Americas Highlights Pathway to Global Aviation’s Sustainable Future During COP26 Climate Summit

(SkyNRG Americas/PR Newswire) – Urges aviation stakeholders to coalesce around a shared vision that materially reduces the industry’s environmental footprint –  SkyNRG Americas, a leader in sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) and pioneer of SAF sourced from biogas methane, today reinforced the vital importance of forging a truly sustainable future for global

November 11, 2021 Read Full Article

EU’s Strict Green Criteria for Biofuels Will Hinder Supply, MEPs Warn

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) The EU’s “restrictive” approach to biofuels sustainability criteria will harm producers’ ability to meet increased demand for green fuels coming from the transport sector, says Henna Virkkunen, a Finnish lawmaker in the European Parliament. Speaking at a policy roundtable last week, Virkkunen criticised the European Commission’s

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Lummus and Braskem Partner to License Technology for Two Green Ethylene Projects

(Lummus Technology/PR Newswire) -Lummus and Braskem execute MoU for joint licensing two projects of leading technology to produce green ethylene from ethanol based on Braskem’s process operated at their plant in Triunfo, Brazil – Leveraging Lummus and Braskem’s extensive experience and expertise, cooperation has potential to impact the global production

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Electrofuels Advance: Vattenfall, SAS, Shell, LanzaTech, US Air Force, Emerging Fuels Technology and Twelve Advance on Power-to-Liquids via Waste CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s a simple idea, using renewable electricity to induce carbon dioxide and hydrogen to form a hydrocarbon. Hydrocarbons, you know, the stuff we burn as liquid fuel and from which we make plastics, fabrics, flavors, fragrances, resins, coatings, etcetera. If you are what you wear, as the

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Premiere: Covestro at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai — Pioneering Work for the Circular Economy and a Climate-Neutral Future

(Covestro) Broad portfolio of technologies, products and solutions —  Covestro is experiencing a premiere this year: the company will be represented for the first time at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), an important national import fair for China in Shanghai. Under the motto “Pioneering a Circular Economy for a Climate-Neutral

November 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Using Microbes to Make Carbon-Neutral Fuel

by Talia Ogliore (The Source)  Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a new way to train microbes to make a readily usable biofuel. A team of biologists and engineers modified a microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant

November 4, 2021 Read Full Article

CEMEX Invests in Pioneer Solar Technology

(CEMEX)  CEMEX Ventures joins a select group of leading global investors supporting Synhelion. Starting in 2020, CEMEX and Synhelion began developing an innovative solar-driven technology that aims to eliminate fossil fuels and the carbon footprint in the clinker manufacturing process. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) and CEMEX Ventures (CEMEX´s venture

November 4, 2021 Read Full Article

SAS, Vattenfall, Shell and LanzaTech to Explore Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production

(Vattenfall/CISION)  Vattenfall, SAS, Shell and LanzaTech will together investigate the production of the world’s first synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using the LanzaJetTM “Alcohol to Jet” technology on a large scale in Sweden. Instead of using virgin fossil material in the production process, the synthetic SAF will be produced from fossil free electricity and recycled carbon dioxide from

November 3, 2021 Read Full Article

A Digest Exclusive Q&A with Bryan Stonehouse, Head of Aviation Sustainability & Risk, Shell Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From SAF size and scale, Shell’s plans for scaling up, fuel use and blends and more, check out this Digest exclusive Q&A with Bryan Stonehouse, Head of Aviation Sustainability & Risk at Shell Aviation. … Shell recently announced its ambition to produce around 2 million

November 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Shell Call for Greater Ambition beyond 10% SAF Usage by 2030 Target

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online) In the lead up to COP26, Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Shell are calling for further ambition and collaboration across the aviation sector, and together with governments, to enable the transition of long-haul aviation towards net zero ahead of aviation goals set by the UN’s Race to

October 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Making Martian Rocket Biofuel on Mars

(Georgia Institute of Technology/Phys.Org) Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a concept that would make Martian rocket fuel, on Mars, that could be used to launch future astronauts back to Earth. The bioproduction process would use three resources native to the red planet: carbon dioxide, sunlight, and frozen

October 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Smell that Smell! Perfume Made from CO2 Derived Ethanol, Poop Pigments, Cell-Culture News and More: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the Week of October 27th

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Perfume made out of thin air, well, made from ethanol derived from carbon dioxide anyway, is being made by a startup in New York. Poop pigment – a new pigment produced from sewage sludge in California. Cell-based breast milk startup getting investment from Bill Gates.

October 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Reducing CO2 Using a Panchromatic Osmium Complex Photosensitizer

(Tokyo Tech News) Using photocatalysts to reduce CO2 has received a lot of attention recently. Scientists from Tokyo Tech have developed a new osmium complex that can absorb a full wavelength range of visible light and act as a panchromatic redox photosensitizer for CO2 reduction. The team combined this complex

October 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Xebec Receives EU Research Grant to Design and Build 1 MW Electrolyser System for Production of Sustainable Liquid Fuels

(Xebec Adsorption/Globe Newswire) Grant to design and build a worldwide first low temperature electrochemical CO2 conversion system — Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSX: XBC)(“Xebec”), a global provider of clean energy solutions, is pleased to announce today that it has received a research grant to design and manufacture a new type of electrolyser

October 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Three Bio-Based Innovations Edge Closer to Market With Private–Public Funding

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory) A more sustainable farming sector, lower industrial emissions, more efficient biochemical production—National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists and industry partners expect sizable benefits from three new projects to commercialize bioinsecticides, enzymatic carbon dioxide (CO2) utilization, and cell-free biocatalysis. Pulling a combined $750,000 from the U.S. Department

October 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Companies Start Engineering for Canadian Facility to Produce Fuel from Air

by Ariana Fine (NGT News) Huron Clean Energy, The Upper Nicola Band, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Carbon Engineering (CE) have begun preliminary engineering and design on a large-scale commercial facility in British Columbia that will produce transportation fuel out of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The proposed facility is being designed to utilize CE’s Direct Air Capture

October 19, 2021 Read Full Article

SoCalGas’ Biomethanation Reactor System to be Used in Maine Dairy Digester

(SoCalGas) The reactor is part of a $5 million project funded by the Department of Energy  — SoCalGas’ biomethanation reactor system will be used to help produce renewable energy as part of a power-to-gas demonstration. This system will be installed at an anaerobic digester facility in Clinton, Maine in early 2023.

October 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Twelve Produces First Batch of E-Jet® Fuel from Carbon Dioxide Through Partnership with the U.S. Air Force

(Twelve) Demonstrated for the first time, this electrochemical process enables a path to fossil-free commercial aviation fuel from CO2 from the air or industrial sources —  — Carbon transformation company Twelve announced today it has produced the first fossil-free jet fuel called E-Jet® from carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolysis, demonstrating a

October 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Topsoe Puts Demonstration Plant into Operation for Production of Sustainable Methanol from Biogas – Significant Global Carbon Emission Reduction Potential.

by Ulrik Frøhlke (Haldor Topsoe) • With the demonstration plant, Topsoe will validate its electrified technology for cost-competitive production of sustainable Methanol from biogas as well as other sustainable products. The global annual production of methanol is around 110 million tons. With close to 1.4 ton CO2 being emitted per produced

October 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Carbon BioCapture’s Microalgal Tech Fights the Good Fight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Photosynthetic microalgae have been metabolizing CO2 for billions of years in the oceans and lakes of planet Earth and are suitable to tackle planetary-scale CO2 emissions. The resulting biomass has a multitude of uses ranging from (renewable) fuel to fertilizer to feed. … CBC

October 15, 2021 Read Full Article

The First Production of SAF Sustainable Aviation Fuel Developed in Canada

(SAF+ Consortium/CISION) The SAF+ Consortium (“SAF +”) is proud to announce one of the first productions of sustainable aviation fuel PtL (Power to Liquids) in North America. This production took place in its pilot factory, located at the ParaChem industrial site, east of Montreal. SAF+ aims to bring to market, by 2025-2026, synthetic kerosene whose carbon footprint is reduced by 80% compared to

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

US Secretary of Energy Granholm and US Senator Ossoff Visit LanzaTech Innovation Hub in Georgia and Site of the World’s First LanzaJet Sustainable Fuels Plantl

(LanzaTech) Visit highlights the potential of rural America to create domestic supplies of sustainable fuels and chemicals. — LanzaTech and LanzaJet welcomed Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and Senator Jon Ossoff to the Freedom Pines Biorefinery in Soperton, Georgia. The site is a center of research, development and scale-up

October 12, 2021 Read Full Article

SAF – Kuehne+Nagel and Lufthansa Cargo Agree on Exclusive Partnership to Promote CO2-Neutral Power-to-liquid Fuel

(Kuehne+Nagel)  SAF – Kuehne+Nagel and Lufthansa Cargo agree on exclusive partnership to promote CO2-neutral power-to-liquid fuel. — Kuehne+Nagel and Lufthansa Cargo have agreed on an exclusive partnership for the promotion and use of synthetic crude oil from NGO atmosfair based in Berlin. The logistics service providers have jointly committed to supporting the

October 11, 2021 Read Full Article

LanzaTech to Trial SAF Production from Waste Carbon Dioxide

(Biofuels International)  LanzaTech is partnering with the Energy Department’s Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to build and operate a pre-pilot facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This will be made from biogenic waste carbon dioxide (CO2) such as is emitted from corn refining, and renewable hydrogen (H2). LanzaTech will use renewable power from

October 8, 2021 Read Full Article

LSU, Delaware to Develop Chemical Manufacturing Processes Using CO2 Feedstocks and Renewable Energy

(LSU College of Engineering/Globe Newswire/Associated Press)  Each day, many of the products we use, whether we know it or not, are produced from natural gas or crude oil using carbon- and energy-intensive processes. But what if we could make those same products using CO2, thereby drastically reducing or even eliminating our

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Potential to Produce 5B Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel from CO2

(LanzaTech)  LanzaTech and Argonne National Lab Awarded funding for Aviation Project in Georgia. — The White House set a goal of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050, saying it could cut emissions from flying by 20 percent by the end of the decade. To help meet that goal,

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Turning Carbon into Solar Fuel – Closing the Loop on CO2 Emissions

by Scarlett Evans (Bio Market Insights)  …  Finding technologies to curb our carbon is essential, and attention is turning to projects that make carbon cutting a priority. One such project is that of Swinburne University of Technology’s Associate professor Tianyi Ma, who is investigating the repurposing of carbon dioxide to make

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e-Book: Methanol vs Green Ammonia – The Future of Marine Fuels

(Argus Media) Featuring expert insights from across the shipping industry, including a range of stakeholders from the methanol and green ammonia sectors, this series of interviews will bring clarity to a much-debated topic.  Contributors include Yara International, NYK Line, Lloyd’s Register, Ammonia Energy Association and Proman Shipping. By downloading the

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