Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering recently discovered a new catalyst that could lead to large-scale implementation of capturing atmospheric CO2 and converting it into liquid methanol.
Casale SA and RTI International recently announced the signing of a global licensing and cooperation agreement that grants Casale the rights to be the exclusive sub-licensor for RTI’s breakthrough warm-gas desulfurization process technology that produces cleaner energy and chemicals from coal and other high-sulfur feedstocks.
The first microchannel gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant in the U.S. was completed in September. The new plant, built by ENVIA Energy, is located in Oklahoma City and is expected to begin converting landfill gas into liquid petroleum products later this year.
CF Industries Holdings Inc. announced that the new ammonia plant at its Donaldsonville, La., nitrogen complex started up in September 2016, and has now achieved consistent, stable operation over the nameplate capacity of about 3,600 tons per day.
The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) will provide $335,000 in funds over the next year to Argonne National Laboratory to perform hydrogen and synthetic fuel tests on Capstone Turbine‘s microturbine energy systems.