Back in September of 2008 UOP, a Honeywell company, and Ensyn announced they would form a new joint venture company to use UOP’s Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP) technology expected to use municipal, farm and forestry wastes. This new company would also accelerate research and development efforts to commercialize UOP’s next-generation upgrading technology to refine the [...]

AlgaeVenture Systems of Marysville Ohio announced they have released patented information about their new method to harvest, dewater and dry mature algae production at a fraction of one percent of other processes in common use. Ross Youngs, CEO of Univenture, the parent corporation of AlgaeVenture Systems said, “For nearly 40 years, it has been widely [...]

Photosynthesis from a hydrogen-producing, single-celled green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, has unmasked a previously unknown fermentation pathway that may open up possibilities for increasing hydrogen production. Alexandra Dubini and Michael Seibert from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Florence Mus and Arthur Grossman of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Plant Biology, and Matthew Posewitz from the Colorado [...]

Monday March 23 saw 24 papers about natural gas hydrates, the frozen methane locked up in frozen deep cold water, at the American Chemical Society’s 237th National Meeting in Salt Lake City. Known as gas hydrate, it is a frozen form of natural gas that can burst into flame at the touch of a match [...]

As Keith Johnson put it in the blog entry at the Wall Street Journal, “Plenty of clean tech’s advances are all about glitz. But sometimes the real advances come when companies start looking down market,” he meant that developing into the less than prime locations can pay off with better technology that works both in [...]

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