during a luncheon where students and professionals alike shared their
ideas and visions for the future of biodiesel.
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'It's a chemist's dream to make CO2 react,' says Bayer
MaterialScience's Christoph Gürtler. 'This is obviously a difficult task
but, given the right catalyst and technical set-up, we believe it is
certainly feasible.' Gürtler heads a project called Dream Production,
constructing and commissioning a pilot plant in Leverkusen, Germany,
where Bayer is aiming to produce polyether polycarbonate polyols which is used to make polyurethane polymers.
For more on CO2
5th European Phycological Congress is to be held from 4-9/9/2011at Rhodes Island, Greece.
expertise on all aspects of the biofuels value chain during three days
of interactive conference sessions ( March 22-24) to be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E),
the leading platform for the world’s biomass specialists, will take
place in Berlin, Germany (Conference 6-10 June 2011 - Exhibition 6-9
June 2011). This event is hosting more than 800 presentations in
plenary, oral and visual sessions. The 18th European Biomass Conference
with 1,500 participants, experts and visitors from over 70 countries
took place in Lyon, France, in May 2010.
The 19th EU BC&E this year in Berlin receives institutional
support from BMU, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment,
Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, in the frame of the programme
'Research and Development for the Optimization of Energetic use of
Biomass' (www.energetische-biomassenutzung.de). HR BioPetroleum is buying Royal Dutch Shell's share in Cellana, an algae biofuels company on the Big Island, according to a statement released by HR BioPetroleum.HR BioPetroleum will be the sole owner of Cellana by the end of this month, including its 6-acre demonstration facility in Kona.
The amount of shares that Shell owns in the private company was not disclosed.
algae feed product that will cut CO2 emissions from his plant and
produce healthier beef.He plans to grow algae using CO2 emissions from his plant which can be used as
feed at nearby cattle feedlots to produce meat with more omega-3 fats like docosahexaenoic acid, known as DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid, known as EPA.
Smith is excited about the potential for his idea and its ability to
balance the carbon cycle. One day he hopes to see algae farms built
near all U.S. feed lots that are near power plants, making the formula a
cost-effective way to create healthier beef. He said he’s produced beef
high in marbling that has more than eight times the normal amount of
DHA and EPA.
But Smith is cautious
“We need more studies on the flavor aspect of it,” he said. “If it ends up tasting really fishy, that would be a disadvantage.
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