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GTI quantifies opportunity to produce low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood wastes

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GTI has released a site-specific engineering design titled “ Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes ”. The RNG product with very low carbon intensity could be used for carbon emission reductions in the transportation, industrial, commercial, and residential energy sectors.

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Waste gasification company Sierra Energy closes $33M Series A funding; FastOx

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The funding will help Sierra Energy further develop and commercialize its FastOx gasification technology, which converts virtually any waste into clean, renewable energy and fuels without burning. FastOx technology, developed by Sierra Energy and supported by grant funding from the Department of Defense and the California Energy Commission, uses oxygen and steam to heat waste to 4,000°F (2,200°C). Waste is fed into the top of the gasifier vessel through an airlock.

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Climeworks launches world’s first commercial plant to capture CO2 from air; potential for CO2-neutral fuels

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Switzerland-based Climeworks, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), recently launched the world’s first commercial plant that captures atmospheric CO 2 for supply and sale to a customer. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Fuels

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QUT, Mercurius Australia partner on pilot plant to convert sugarcane waste to jet and diesel fuel; REACH

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In Australia, QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia are partnering on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either jet and diesel fuel or chemicals that could be used to make plastic soft drink and beer bottles.

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Dearman-led consortium awarded $3.1M to develop waste-heat-recovery system using liquid air engine

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million) in the latest round of IDP10 funding from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board to support the development of a heat-recovery system for urban commercial vehicles. The Dearman project is to deliver a production-feasible waste-heat recovery system for urban commercial vehicles, which offers life-cycle CO 2 savings of up to 40%; fuel savings of 25%, with the potential of up to almost 50%; and potential payback in less than three years.

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DOE awards Texas A&M AgriLife Research $2.2M to investigate ways to market bio waste from biofuel refineries

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $2.2-million grant to researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research to investigate potential discoveries for waste products used in lignocellulosic biofuel production, turning them into valuable agents used in producing commercial products such as biodiesel and asphalt binding agents. Utilizing this lignin offers incentives such as improving the efficiencies of a biorefinery, reducing costs and lowering emissions.

2018 77

SITA UK and Cynar to build UKs first commercial plants to convert waste plastic to diesel

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Cynar is a UK company established to commercialize the ThermoFuel technology exclusively licensed to it in the UK and Ireland by its owners, Ozmotech Pty Ltd. The waste plastics to hydrocarbon fuels liquefaction technology is based on pyrolysis and distillation. The objective of the new agreement is to build 10 UK plants dealing with 60,000 tonnes of mixed plastic waste per year and to commission the first plant in London by end 2011.

2010 80

Oxford Catalysts in $5.9M Fischer-Tropsch Demonstration and Commercialization Agreement; Focus on Biomass- and Waste-to-Liquids Applications

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SGCE) for the demonstration and commercialization of the Group’s Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology, primarily for Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL) and Waste-to-Liquids (WTL) applications. The recently signed JDA formalizes the commercial relationship between the parties and provides $5.9 Under the terms of the JDA, SGCE will have lead responsibility for commercializing the Group’s FT technology for BTL, WTL and Coal-to-Liquids applications.

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Global Bioenergies reports first isobutene production from waste biomass

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Various companies are presently de-bottlenecking the conversion of second-generation materials into fermentable sugars. These technologies have now matured to commercial scale, with five plants having started operations in the last 24 months. This industry ultimately has the potential to provide fermentation processes with low-cost sugars derived from abundant resources.

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DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office updates Multi-Year Program Plan; focus on wet wastes

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The latest version of the MYPP presents a merged conversion R&D section; the renaming of the demonstration and market transformation area; and emerging work in wet waste-to-energy feedstocks. BETO says that wet wastes represent an underused feedstock and an emerging pathway to advanced biofuels that has the potential to greatly contribute to BETO’s near-term and long-term advanced biofuel and bioproduct goals. R&D on biomass conversion technologies.

2015 78

Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol plant comes online; corn waste as feedstock

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POET-DSM’s long-anticipated Project LIBERTY , the US’ first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock ( earlier post ), began production today. Once operating at full, commercial-scale, the biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa will produce 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year. Project LIBERTY is the US’ second commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery to come online.

2014 76

USDA awards $3M biorefinery grant to support conversion of lignin into renewable alternative for ABS Resin

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a subsidiary of Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc.,a a $3-million grant to support the commercialization of its patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies. Lignocellulose, or lignin, is ubiquitous in biomass, and yet it is highly-resistant to the chemical, biological, and other processes historically used for the conversion and refining of biomass into renewable products. The USDA has awarded a consortium including Attis Innovations, Inc.,

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NextFuels introduces hydrothermal process to produce biofuels from wet, unprocessed waste; solution for palm plantation residue

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Biofuels company NextFuels introduced its hydrothermal process for economically producing transportation and industrial fuels from wet, unprocessed agricultural waste. to 6 metric tons of agricultural waste is generated for each metric ton of oil. There is no such thing as waste.

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NSF and DOE Issue Solicitation for Automotive Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Projects; Up to $9M in Total Funding Over 3 Years

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Six key elements of a thermoelectric waste heat recovery module for vehicle applications. Solid state energy conversion concepts that involve thermoelectric devices offer the promise of converting waste exhaust heat to electricity. Automotive thermoelectric waste heat recovery.

2010 88

ULEMCo delivers first hydrogen dual fuel road sweeper to Aberdeen City Council

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UK-based ULEMCo—a spin-out from Revolve Technologies focused on conversions of diesel vehicles to hydrogen dual fuel operation—has collaborated with Aberdeen City Council (ACC) to deliver the first hydrogen dual fuel road sweeper. Conversions Diesel Hydrogen

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Joule expands solar CO2 conversion platform to produce renewable gasoline and jet hydrocarbons

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Joule, the developer of a direct, single-step, continuous process for the production of solar hydrocarbon fuels ( earlier post ), has extended its solar CO 2 conversion platform to produce renewable gasoline- and jet fuel-range hydrocarbons. Joule has engineered photosynthetic biocatalysts that convert waste CO 2 into hydrocarbons through a patented, continuous process. Joule is now commercializing its first product, Sunflow-E, for global availability in early 2015.

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EU NELLI project delivers new generation solid-oxide fuel cell; efficient and lower cost

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Key challenges such as high costs, production at scale and capital investment have hampered widespread deployment of SOFCs. The design was patented during the project and is now commercially available from UK company Flexitallic.

2017 90

Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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If terrorists had poisoned 40% of our wetlands and 25% of our fisheries, we wouldn’t ask, ‘How much will it cost to fight back?’ And it will cost much less than you think.”. We know we eventually need to kick our addiction to costly, dangerous fossil fuels. The missing piece we dream President Obama will follow up with is an emergency-response roadmap to a world where increasingly scarce and costly oil is used only when needed. And no one asked what it would cost.

2010 85

DOE to Award $106M to Six CO2 Conversion Projects; $156M in Matching Private Funding

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Funded with $106 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—matched with $156 million in private cost-share—the selections highlight the potential opportunity to use CO 2 as an inexpensive raw material that can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions while producing useful by-products. Novomer will develop a process for converting waste CO 2 into a number of polycarbonate products (plastics) for use in the packaging industry.

2010 78

Berkeley Lab working with Alphabet Energy to develop a low-cost thermoelectric system

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With a $2-million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC), Berkeley Lab is partnering with Alphabet Energy to create a cost-effective thermoelectric waste heat recovery system to reduce both energy use in the industrial sector and electricity-related carbon emissions. However, most current thermoelectric materials are limited by several factors, including high cost, low efficiency, and the inability to operate reliably at temperatures above 400 degrees Celsius.

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UC Riverside team develops new high efficiency method for conversion of biomass to biofuels

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Successful commercialization of biofuels technology is about yield, yield, yield, and we obtained great yields with this novel technology. Lignocellulosic biomass, which is the only sufficiently prevalent sustainable resource for conversion into liquid transportation fuels, is the most abundant organic material on Earth. The lignin is generally considered a waste product and burnt to produce energy, although that thought is changing. Overview of the process. Cai et al.

2014 81

GE, INL Researchers Collaborate on Waste Heat Recovery Research

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The secondary loop creates additional costs for each unit, increases the opportunity for component failure, and reduces the conversion efficiency of the system.

2009 78

Waste Management and Genomatica enter strategic joint development agreement to produce chemicals from MSW syngas

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Waste Management and Genomatica, an industrial biotech company targeting sustainable chemicals ( earlier post ), have formed a strategic joint development agreement to research and advance Genomatica’s technology and manufacturing processes to enable production of intermediate and basic chemicals from syngas made from municipal solid waste. Waste Management wants to maximize the value of the materials it manages.

2011 68

Start-up commercializing NC State technology for drop-in biofuels; full commercial production targeted for 2016

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Red Wolf, formed in 2010, is in the process of raising $3 million through an equity offering to commercialize the thermal-chemical catalytic process. A parallel step to the fuel conversion is the separation of the by-product of hydrolysis, glycerol, from the sweet water.

2011 93

HEET to conduct first Boeing-COMAC Technology Center aviation biofuel research project focused on waste cooking oil

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The technology center created by Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp. The project aims to identify contaminants in waste cooking oil, which often is described in China as “gutter oil,” and processes that may treat and clean it for use as jet fuel. Finding more efficient ways to convert “gutter oil” into jet fuel could increase regional biofuel supplies and improve biofuel’s affordability, enhancing the potential for commercial use.

2012 76

TMO Renewables Signs 20-Year, Multi-site Waste-to-Ethanol Plant Contract with Fiberight

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UK-based TMO Renewables Ltd, the developer of a novel thermophilic bacterium and process for converting biomass into fuel ethanol ( earlier post ), has entered into an exclusive contract with Fiberight LLC to design and build waste to bioethanol plants in the US. Fiberight uses a cost-effective process involving digestion and fractionation to sort non-recyclable MSW, 102 million tonnes of which is generated each year in the US, into a ‘clean fibre’ stream.

2010 68

Canada backs demonstration-scale algal biorefinery project in the oil sands; Algal Carbon Conversion

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The Government of Canada is supporting a three-year project that will result in the construction of a $19-million, demonstration-scale facility in Alberta that will use algae to recycle industrial carbon dioxide emissions from an oil sands facility into commercial products such as biofuels. The demonstration facility will be integrated into the Canadian Natural’s operations with direct access to industrial flue gas emissions, wastewater and waste heat.

Sapphire Energy and Linde Group to commercialize hydrothermal treatment technology used to upgrade algae into crude oil

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and The Linde Group will expand their partnership to commercialize a new industrial-scale conversion technology needed to upgrade algae biomass into crude oil. In addition, they will jointly license and market the technology into an expanded list of industries, including algae, municipal solid waste, and farm waste, in order to upgrade other biomass sources into energy. Sapphire Energy, Inc.

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New sulfonated carbon catalysts for esterification of free fatty acids for biodiesel production at lower costs

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Researchers at Wake Forest University and Virginia Tech report on their development of sulfonated carbon catalysts for the conversion of low-quality fats and oils containing high concentrations of free fatty acids into biodiesel in a paper in the journal Bioresource Technology. The new technology could reduce costs by up to 15% for a small-scale biodiesel production facility. Inexpensive feedstocks, such as waste grease and oil, has high FFA content.

2013 76

Synthetic biology company launches JV to commercialize gas-to-liquids bioconversion; isobutanol first target

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Intrexon says that its biocatalyst approach to GTL bioconversion reduces energy use, production costs, and waste while producing a single high value product. It thus offers economic advantages over traditional conversion platforms that rely on costly thermochemical catalytic processes, such as the Fischer-Tropsch method of carbon upgrading, or depend on available plant-based feedstocks.

2014 84

CleanTech Biofuels, Fiberight to Create Municipal Solid Waste to Cellulosic Ethanol Demonstration Plant

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an early stage provider of cellulosic biomass feedstock derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) for energy and bio-based chemical production, will install its demonstration vessel at Fiberight LLC’s cellulosic ethanol pilot plant in Lawrenceville, Va. This agreement advances the Companies’ July 2009 Joint Research Agreement, which established anticipated yields and operating costs of using CleanTech’s cellulosic biomass feedstock in Fiberight’s Targeted Fuel Extraction process.

2010 68

Coskata Unveils Semi-Commercial Feedstock-Flexible Ethanol Facility; Springboard for Full-Scale Commercial Rollout

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Coskata’s semi-commercial facility in Madison, Pa. a syngas to ethanol company, officially launched its semi-commercial “Flexethanol” facility located in Madison, PA. Actual production cost will vary, either below or above $1.00 Sorted waste (construction and demolition).

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Synthesis Energy Systems enters agreement to study feasibility of using gasification technology to produce green chemicals from waste in the US

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The agreement calls for SES to lead an engineering study, commissioned and funded by the undisclosed US company, that will define an optimal use of potential feedstock combinations that may include used tires, auto shredder residue and refuse-derived fuel to efficiently and cost-effectively produce commercially viable chemicals such as methanol and methanol derivatives. Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. has entered into an agreement with an undisclosed U.S.-based

2013 78

Israeli company reports successful stage 1 testing of solar CO2-to-fuels technology

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Israel-based NewCO2Fuels (NCF), a subsidiary of GreenEarth Energy Limited in Australia, reported completion of stage 1 testing of its proof-of-concept system for the conversion of CO 2 into fuels using solar energy. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Solar Solar fuels

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OriginOil analysis suggests production cost as low as $2.28/gallon for algae-derived renewable gasoline or diesel using feedstock blending

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points to a potential production cost as low as $2.28/gallon ($0.60/Liter) for gasoline or diesel using a blend of algae and waste feedstocks, using the latest growth, harvesting and fuel conversion technologies from OriginOil and other innovators. OriginOil’s model analyzes the entire algae production process at scale, integrating the latest advances in growth, harvesting and fuel conversion. An in-house analysis by algae technology company OriginOil, Inc.

2012 78

Report finds says “negative emissions technologies” need to play a large role in mitigating climate change

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Therefore, a concerted research effort is needed to address the constraints that currently limit deployment of NETs, such as high costs, land and environmental constraints, and energy requirements. Four land-based negative emissions technologies are ready for large-scale deployment at costs competitive with emissions mitigation strategies, the report says. However, it is currently limited by high cost.

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IndianOil and LanzaTech to construct first refinery Offgas-to-Bioethanol production facility

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million gallons US/year) demonstration facility will begin later this year for installation at IndianOil’s Panipat Refinery in Hayrana, India, at an estimated cost of 350 crore rupees (US$55 million). LanzaTech’s first commercial facility converting waste emissions from steel production to ethanol will come online in China in late 2017. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Ethanol Fuels India Oil Recycling

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DOE awards LanzaTech $4M for low-carbon jet & diesel demo plant; 3M gpy; Audi evaluating fuel properties

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The LanzaTech facility will recycle industrial waste gases from steel manufacturing to produce a low cost ethanol intermediate: “Lanzanol.” LanzaTech captures the waste gas from refineries and manufacturing plants and feeds the CO-rich gas to microbes that consume the gas and produce ethanol. The fuel meets all the specifications required for use in commercial aviation. Aviation Bio-hydrocarbons Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Diesel Fuels Vehicle Manufacturers

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TMO Renewables expands production of cellulosic ethanol with cassava stalk; cost projected to be less than $2/gallon

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demonstration facility are projected to produce ethanol for less than two dollars per gallon, marking a crucial step toward commercialization. TMO’s proprietary fermentation technology platform can break down a wide range of waste biomass into cellulosic ethanol, while reducing costs through savings in maintenance, production time and capital expenditures, including reduced enzyme loadings.

2012 68

US Navy and USDA make $30M available for commercial-scale advanced drop-in biofuels, with potential for $180M follow-on; $32M from DOE for earlier stage research

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Navy will provide $30 million in federal funding ( FOA-12-15-PKM ) for Phase 1 projects to match private investments in commercial-scale advanced drop-in biofuels. Commercial-stage program. AFRL/RX expects to make approximately five Phase 1 awards at up to $6M each ($30M total government share), plus recipient cost share. Awardees selected for the anticipated project will be required to share at least 50% of the cost.

2012 74

Solar fuels company Joule commissions first plant to demo commercial readiness, launches Joule Fuels subsidiary to advance direct solar-to-fuels platform

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Joule has developed a highly modular system using highly engineered photosynthetic organisms to catalyze the conversion of sunlight and CO 2 directly to liquid hydrocarbons and ethanol ( earlier post ). Unlike sugar-based biofuel producers, Joule directly and continuously converts solar energy into liquid fuels, without costly raw materials, pretreatment or downstream processing.

2012 91

DOE to award up to $6.7M to projects to convert captured CO2 to useful products, including fuels

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million in federal funding for cost-shared projects that will develop technologies that utilize CO 2 from coal-fired power plants to produce useful products. DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy is seeking these projects as part of the Department’s Carbon Storage program, which has the goal of developing and advancing technologies to improve the effectiveness of carbon storage, reduce the cost of implementation, and be ready for widespread commercial deployment in the 2025–2035 timeframe.

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Univ. of Washington and partners working to engineer microbes for conversion of methane to lipids for processing into liquid intermediates for diesel or jet fuels

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Johnson-Matthey will produce the catalysts that turn the lipids in the methane into fuel, while Illinois-based Lanza Tech, a pioneer in waste-to-fuels technology, has signed on to take the bench-scale plan to the commercial level, if it is successful.

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