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2011-06-10 12:02:00

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the ASTM International Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants for approving a new jet fuel specification that will further enable the use of sustainable alternative fuels in aviation. "The committee endorsement of this specification is significant for all consumers of jet fuel, bringing the airline...

2011-05-27 19:50:53

Zhi-Yong Yang, Lance Seefeldt featured in Journal of Biological Chemistry Stinging from humiliating defeat in World War I, Germany's Nazi regime seized on technology developed by chemists Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch that enabled the coal-rich, petroleum-poor country to produce synthetic fuels for its military machine. Research in Fischer-Tropsch or "FT" synthesis waned in the latter half of the 20th century but, like "a bubblin' crude," has resurfaced in recent years with growing interest...

2011-05-17 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it has been selected by both BP and Davy Process Technology Ltd (Davy, a subsidiary of Johnson Matthey Plc), to help seek deployment opportunities for the proven BP / Davy Fischer Tropsch process, on a non-exclusive basis. Under the agreement, Jacobs is providing engineering resources to potential licensees. The BP / Davy Fischer Tropsch process transforms syngas into liquid...

2011-03-02 16:42:00

MIAMI, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ClimeCo America today announced that it has been chosen by Rentech Energy Midwest Corporation (REMC) as the project developer and technical consultant for its nitrous oxide (N2O) tertiary abatement project, creating carbon credits to be listed with the Climate Action Reserve or other agreed upon program or registry (Rentech Energy Midwest Corporation - Tertiary Nitrous Oxide Abatement Project). This project represents the first listed N2O tertiary...

2011-02-16 11:21:00

QUINCY, Mass., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Myriant Technologies (Myriant) and Davy Process Technology (Davy), a Johnson Matthey company, announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering the use of succinic acid as a bio-derived feedstock for the production of butanediol, tetrahydrofuran and gamma-butyrolactone. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091021/NE96331LOGO) The MoU covers two areas of co-operation between Myriant and Davy, first the non-exclusive...

2011-02-15 09:30:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Changes in lubricant refining technology have led to a decline in the supply for petroleum wax, which has traditionally dominated the global wax industry. As petroleum waxes fall behind, new formulations have emerged to compete for the vacated market space. Global wax supply in 2010 is estimated at 9.6 billion lb according to the latest report Global Wax Industry 2010: Market Analysis and Opportunities from worldwide consulting and research...

2011-01-25 12:13:41

If the U.S. military increases its use of alternative fuels, there will be no direct benefit to the nation's armed forces, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Any benefits from investment in alternative fuels by the U.S. Department of Defense will accrue to the nation as a whole rather than to mission-specific needs of the military, researchers found. The study is based on an examination of alternative jet and naval fuels that can be produced from coal or various renewable resources,...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that its technology was selected for use in Rentech, Inc.'s Rialto Renewable Energy Center for the conversion of biomass to transportation fuels. The renewable energy center, to be built in Rialto, Calif., will convert biomass, such as yard and tree trimmings, into renewable, ultra-clean diesel fuel and renewable electricity. The new facility will use UOP hydroprocessing technology, which...

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2010-06-29 07:41:15

When it comes to metal catalysts, the platinum standard is, well, platinum! However, at about $2,000 an ounce, platinum is more expensive than gold. The high cost of the raw material presents major challenges for the future wide scale use of platinum in fuel cells. Research at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) suggests that one possible way to meet these challenges is to think small "“ really small. A study led by Gabor Somorjai...


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