US energy company UGI Corp has agreed with Vertimass to use its catalytic technology to produce biobased ethanol into liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), also known as renewable-propane, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
High conversion of syngas to gasoline-range liquid hydrocarbons via dual-bed catalyst [Full subscriber]
Researchers from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have realized the highly efficient and selective conversion of syngas to gasoline-range liquid hydrocarbons over a dual-bed catalyst.
Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have successfully converted food waste homes and businesses into an energy-dense biofuel. PNNL has deployed customized equipment known as […]
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a process to upgrade low-quality bio-oil produced from lignin via pyrolysis to make high-quality biofuel and biochemicals.
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have identified two main challenges for the production of biobased hydrocarbons to be used as diesel and jet fuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks.
Scientists have experimented for decades with a class of catalysts known as zeolites that transform alcohols such as ethanol into higher-grade hydrocarbons. As ORNL researchers were developing a new type of zeolite-based conversion technology, they found the underlying reaction unfolds in a different manner than previously thought.
The lead researcher Professor Leys and his team investigated the mechanism whereby common yeast mould can produce kerosene-like odours when grown on food containing the preservative sorbic acid. They found that these organisms use a previously unknown modified form of vitamin B2 (flavin) to support the production of volatile hydrocarbons that caused the kerosene smell. Their findings also revealed the same process is used to support synthesis of vitamin Q10 (ubiquinone).
The fungus produced the most hydrocarbons on a diet of oatmeal but also created them by eating wheat straw or crop residues from harvested corn. Fungi have been of interest for about a decade within biofuels production sector as the key producer of enzymes necessary for converting biomass to sugars. Some researchers have further shown that fungi could create hydrocarbons, but the research was limited to a specific fungus living within a specific tree in the rainforest, and the actual hydrocarbon concentrations were not reported.