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2009-03-05 09:04:33

U.S. scientists say dual catalysts might turn carbon dioxide and water vapor into methane and other hydrocarbons using titania nanotubes and solar power. Burning fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the Earth's atmosphere. But Pennsylvania State University researchers said rather than contributing to global climate change, producers could convert the CO2 into a wide variety of hydrocarbons. Recycling of carbon dioxide via conversion into a high...

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2008-09-25 17:30:00

Tons, perhaps tens of tons, of carbon molecules in dust particles and meteorites fall on Earth daily. Meteorites are especially valuable to astronomers because they provide relatively big chunks of carbon molecules that are easily analyzed in the laboratory. In the past few years, researchers have noticed that most meteorite carbon are molecules called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are very stable compounds and are survivors. PAHs are the most common carbon-rich compound in...

2008-09-22 09:00:49

Reliance Industries has commenced production of hydrocarbons in its KG-D6 block of Krishna Godavari Basin in India with the production of crude oil. According to the company, the field is initially producing about 5,000 barrels of crude per day and is expected to reach its peak hydrocarbon production of 550,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day over the next six to eight quarters. Reliance KG-D6 will account for 40% of India's current indigenous hydrocarbon production. It is estimated...

2008-09-15 03:00:25

Geotec, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GETC) announced today that it has filed patent applications with the United States Patent Office. Acknowledgment, as patent pending, has been received by the USPO for "Methods of refining hydrocarbons fuels and post-combustion production by enzyme and protein reactions." (Application number 61/132,397) The patent applications included the protein and enzyme processing, cleaning and purification of pre-combustion solid, liquid, and gas hydrocarbons. The patent...

2008-09-11 03:00:22

By Clark, Judy R Technological advances in producing and refining liquid fuels in situ using high-temperature heat from nuclear reactors can resolve two major problems - dependence on oil from unstable areas of the world and greenhouse gas emissions-says MIT nuclear engineer Charles W Forsberg. In a presentation to the International Congress on Advanced Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 08) in June, Forsberg proposed the use of high-temperature heat (nearly 700[degrees] C) from nuclear reactors...

2008-07-31 06:00:03

By Philip Haldiman, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 31--Our planet isn't the only heavenly body with liquid on its surface. Scientists from the University of Arizona and NASA on Wednesday announced at least one of the large, lakelike features on a moon of Saturn is wet. The moon, Titan, contains liquid hydrocarbons and ethane, scientists said. Besides Earth, this makes Titan the only known body in our solar system with liquid on its surface, NASA said in a press release. The...

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2008-07-30 13:05:00

Scientists have confirmed that at least one body in our solar system, other than Earth, has a surface liquid lake. Using an instrument on NASA's Cassini orbiter, they discovered that a lake-like feature in the south polar region of Saturn's moon, Titan, is truly wet. The lake is about 235 kilometers, or 150 miles, long. The visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, or VIMS, an instrument run from The University Arizona, identifies the chemical composition of objects by the way matter reflects...

2008-06-18 06:00:30

Geotec, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GETC) announced today that it has compiled and prepared the documentation to file its initial patent applications. Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP of Berwyn, Pennsylvania has been engaged to file Geotec's patents in the United States and Worldwide. The patent applications will include the protein and enzyme processing, cleaning and purification of pre-combustion solid, liquid and gas hydrocarbons. Parts of the patent application will include the lowering of metals,...

2008-06-17 06:00:37

Geotec, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GETC) announced today that it has contracted to open a new 2100 square foot laboratory in Delray Beach, Florida for facilitating the anticipated commercialization of Geotec's bio-refining processes. The laboratory will be utilized to support the agreements with TTI Technologies Inc., StoneGate Partners, and GreenCoal, LLC. The laboratory will produce proteins and enzymes, as well as testing and quality control of hydrocarbons. This will facilitate the...

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2008-02-13 13:00:00

Saturn's orange moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, according to new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The hydrocarbons rain from the sky, collecting in vast deposits that form lakes and dunes. The new findings from the study led by Ralph Lorenz, Cassini radar team member from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., are reported in the Jan. 29 issue of the Geophysical Research...


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