University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chemists have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. By converting carbon dioxide into more complex molecules like propane, green energy technology is now one step closer to using excess carbon dioxide to store solar energy – in the form of chemical bonds – […]

Imperial College London researchers have engineered the harmless gut bacteria E.coli to generate the first renewable bio-propane fuel. The Brits development is a step towards commercial production of biologically produced fuel that could one day provide an alternative to fossil fuels. Propane is an attractive source of fuel because it burns cleanly, is easy to […]

Out of Brigham Young University and The Scripps Research Institute has come a new method of converting raw natural gas to alcohol.  It more interesting than converting to alcohol will suggest. The team is using raw natural gas.  This is quite different from what is going out to market now.  The three main parts of […]

GASFRAC of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has developed an innovative closed stimulation process and injection method, utilizing gelled LPG rather than water based conventional formation fracturing fluids. The firm has developed a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or propane based gel that is as natural to a well as soil is to the earth. It’s dissolves into […]

A research collaboration of Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and Mexico’s Instituto Politecnico Nacional have developed a one-step hydrotreatment process over catalysts containing Ni-Mo and solid acids that converts the tested vegetable oils jatropha, palm and canola to renewable diesel and propane (LPG) fuels. The research addresses some critical issues with […]