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30 November 2015

A solution for reducing greenhouse gases? TWB announces the creation of EnobraQ, specialist in CO2 capture and exploitation using yeast

TWB’s partner, Sofinnova Partners, is the lead investor in EnobraQ, with a funding of €1.3 million from its « Green Seed Fund »

26 November 2015

Eight-digit investment in sunfire: “sunfire Entrepreneurs’ Club” and INVEN CAPITAL lead the way in new round of financing

Fresh capital injected by Total Energy Ventures, Electranova Capital and sunfire’s founders / KfW remains a strong partner for sunfire

Zweistelliger Millionenbetrag für sunfire: „sunfire Entrepreneurs‘ Club“ und INVEN CAPITAL führen Finanzierungsrunde an

Total Energy Ventures, Electranova Capital und die sunfire-Gründer beteiligen sich erneut / KfW bleibt als starker Partner erhalten

25 November 2015

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Pretreatment of Biomass Increases Glucose Yield Following Enzymatic Hydrolysis

Malaysia University research show that glucose yields increased with higher pretreatment temperature, pressure, and time

20 November 2015

Turning coke oven gas into baking powder

ThyssenKrupp and TU Berlin develop new process for eco-friendly conversion of process gases – world’s first pilot plant in Duisburg

Aus Koksofengas wird Backpulver

ThyssenKrupp und TU Berlin entwickeln neues Verfahren zur umweltschonenden Verwertung von Prozessgasen – Weltweit erste Versuchsanlage in Duisburg

16 November 2015

Neste and Boeing to lead the industry on commercialization of renewable aviation fuels

The companies will work toward American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel standard approval allowing the commercial use of high freezing point renewable aviation fuel by airlines

Sprit aus Ökostrom dank Elektrolyse

RSOC-Tech­no­lo­gie als Schlüs­sel­tech­no­lo­gie für die Rea­li­sie­rung der En­er­gie­wen­de

10 November 2015

Kohlendioxid als Rohstoff für die Umwandlung von Solarstrom in wertvolle chemische Produkte

Drei neue Verbundprojekte unter Leitung des TU-Fachgebietes „Elektrochemische Katalyse und Materialien“ von Prof. Dr. Peter Strasser untersuchen Grundlagen und Anwendungen von elektrochemischen Katalyseprozessen

4 November 2015

TOP Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Polymers from Sunlight and CO2

Proceedings of the 4th Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers now available

3 November 2015

How to make the most of carbon dioxide

Researchers hope to show that using the gas as a raw material could make an impact on climate change

2 November 2015

CO2 aus dem Kraftwerk für die Pflanzenforschung

RWE Power AG und das Forschungszentrum Jülich stellen zukünftige Zusammenarbeit zur CO2-Wäsche an Pilotanlage des Kraftwerk Niederaußem vor

29 Oktober 2015

Mercedes Benz: Erste Fahrzeugmodelle ab 2017 mit CO2-Klimaanlage

Neuentwicklung konnte trotz sehr knappen Zeitrahmens bereits für die Top-Modelle realisiert werden

Algenol CEO exits; staff cut by 25%, investors re-up for two years, new direction tipped

Sudden re-focusing and trimming of Algenol by its lead investors leads CEO Paul Woods to resign; new direction focused on carbon capture, fresh water production until oil prices recoverr

Künstliche Photosynthese: Neuer Wirkungsgrad-Rekord für die Wasserstoff-Herstellung mit Solarzellen aus Silizium

Forscher entwickeln Silizium-Mehrfachstapelsolarzelle zur photoelektrochemische Wasserspaltung mit einem Gesamtwirkungsgrad von 9,5 Prozent

27 Oktober 2015

A Canadian start-up is removing CO2 from the air and turning it into pellets

Here's how we can replace fossil fuels

26 Oktober 2015

Joule Unlimited: The Digest’s 2015 Visual Guide

It’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Aldehyde: the story of Joule magic, the transformation of benign CO2 and water into powerful and mysterious hydrocarbon fuels

Climeworks AG builds first commercial scale CO2 Capture Plant

Plant in Hinwil (Canton of Zurich, Switzerland) has the capacity to capture 900 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere per year

Climeworks AG baut erste industrielle Anlage zur CO2-Filterung aus der Luft

Ab Mitte 2016 betriebsfähig: Anlage auf Industrieniveau mit Kapazität von 900 Tonnen CO2 aus Umgebungsluft pro Jahr geplant

23 Oktober 2015

New crystal captures carbon from humid gas

A new material with micropores might be a way to fight climate change

Carbon dioxide sees the light

Collaborators in Spain and Germany have built a microreactor that uses visible light to drive a reaction that turns carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide – an important chemical building block

22 Oktober 2015

New family of chemical structures can effectively remove CO2 from gas mixtures

A newly discovered family of chemical structures, published in Nature, could increase the value of biogas and natural gas that contains carbon dioxide

21 Oktober 2015

Kohlendioxid fangen mit ultraporösem Material

Amerikanische Wissenschaftler nutzen extrem poröse Molekularstrukturen zur Umwandlung von Kohlendioxid in Kohlenmonoxid

Treibstoffe aus der Luft

Kanada: Feierlicher Auftakt zur Erzeugung von klimaneutralen Brennstoffen aus Kohlendioxid

20 Oktober 2015

Linde develops a new production process for synthesis gas

New process enables energy-efficient, low-emission synthesis gas production with economical industrial-scale use of CO2 as feedstock

Linde entwickelt neues Verfahren zur Erzeugung von Synthesegas

Neues Verfahren ermöglicht die energieeffiziente und emissionsärmere Synthesegas-Produktion unter wirtschaftlicher großtechnischer Nutzung von CO2 als Rohstoff

16 Oktober 2015

Chemist Peidong Yang receives MacArthur ‘genius award’

Peidong Yang, a UC Berkeley chemist who is trying to capture carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into a sustainable transportation fuel, has been named a MacArthur “genius” Fellow

15 Oktober 2015

A concrete block with the CO2 baked right in

Brampton Brick is one of a growing number of companies trapping carbon dioxide in their products

12 Oktober 2015

TOP Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Polymers from Sun and CO2

Big visions – but also big potential

TOP Nachhaltige Kraftstoffe, Chemikalien und Polymere aus Sonne und CO2

Große Visionen – aber auch große Potenziale

Materials Could Capture CO2 and Make It Useful

Novel molecular structures are a first step toward economical carbon capture at a wide scale

9 Oktober 2015

Flipping molecular attachments amps up activity of CO2 catalyst

New understanding may help scientists design more effective catalysts for transforming CO2 to useful products

6 Oktober 2015

Reusing Carbon Dioxide in the Chemical Industry

Jülich-Researchers have assessed the industrial viability of 123 different reactions producing both bulk and fine chemicals which use CO2 as a feedstock

2 Oktober 2015

New $20 Million XPRIZE Aims to Tackle CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels

Global Competition Challenges Innovators to Develop Breakthrough Technologies to Convert CO2 into Valuable Products

TOP Joule achieves U.S. EPA registration for CO2-recycled ethanol

Sunflow®-E ethanol is now cleared for commercial use in E10 and E15 gasoline blends

29 September 2015

Power to Gas: dena sucht die besten Standorte

Potenzialatlas wird Branchenentwicklung in den Regionen unterstützen

From a Strange and Compelling Future:

The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Electrofuels

23 September 2015

100% renewable: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Coca-Cola Plant Bottle

Breakthrough technology to redirect the entire polyester fiber and plastic resin industry toward a renewable future

MSU/PHYCO2 collaboration works for cleaner power

PHYCO2-technology continuously captures significant amounts of CO2, growing algae with LED light

21 September 2015

TOP Just 8 days left – 4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

Almost 140 participants from 22 countries registered! - 29 - 30 September 2015, Haus der Technik, Essen (Germany)

Carbon Dioxide and its practical, green uses

Carbon dioxide — everyone wants to see less of it lying around, but what is it particularly good for?

15 September 2015

Global Bioenergies has joined aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V.

Global Bioenergies joins aireg to push the jet fuel application of its isobutene process

Global Bioenergies hat sich der Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V.  angeschlossen

Global Bioenergies schließt sich aireg an um die Kerosinanwendung seines Isobutenverfahrens voranzutreiben

14 September 2015

TOP Solar energy and CO2 utilization could cover humankind’s energy and raw material needs

The global military budget of only a few years would be enough to switch the world’s electric power supplies to solar energy use

TOP Solarenergie und CO2-Nutzung können Energie- und Rohstoffprobleme der Menschheit lösen

Der weltweite Militärhaushalt weniger Jahre würde genügen, um die globale Stromversorgung auf die Nutzung von Solarenergie umzustellen

Cost-effective catalyst converts CO2 into natural gas

Leiden researchers found cheap catalyst for electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide and methane

10 September 2015

Top 10 Low Carbon Fuels made from greenhouse gases all around you

No fossil fuel, no biomass, low carbon, no kidding

8 September 2015

TOP 4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

Just 3 weeks left to register - Almost 100 participants from 20 countries

4 September 2015

TOP Comment: We can turn CO2 in the air into new materials – but don’t expect that to stop climate change

Researchers discuss how scientists in the US have found a way to take carbon dioxide from the air and make carbon nanofibers, a valuable manufacturing material

Hongkonger Forschungsteam erzielt Fortschritte bei der Entwicklung von alternativem Treibstoff

Verbindung aus Sonnenlicht, Wasser und rotem Phosphor kann Wasserstoff und somit Wasserstofftreibstoff erzeugen