Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Readers of this blog know that I have a soft spot for patent PR, particularly green patent PR (see, e.g., here and here). So I’m always interested in covering announcements by green tech companies about their patents.
Aphios, a Massachusetts company that develops (more…)
Friday, May 17th, 2013
BioGasol is a Danish company that has developed a biomass pre-treatment system comfortably situated upstream in cellulosic biofuels production. The system, called Carbofrac, provides more efficient and lower cost biochemical conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks such as wood and agricultural waste.
The company owns at least nine U.S. patents and (more…)
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
The U.S. Energy Department is investing up to $4.3 million in a pilot biomass project that will convert the stalks and leaves of corn plants into diesel fuel using a new chemical process.
The pilot plant in Indiana will be run by Mercurius Biofuels, whose goal is to convert the corn biomass (more…)
Monday, January 28th, 2013
A new study called Sustainable bioenergy production from marginal lands in the US Midwest shows how marginal lands deemed unsuitable for food crops can be used to grow grassy and non-woody plants as biomass for alternative energy fuels.
According to a Phys report, faculty members and a (more…)
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
A team of student entrepreneurs from India called Greenway Grameen Infra has won the Grand Prize earlier this month at the 8th Annual Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley. The global business plan competition rewards student entrepreneurs who tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues with innovative ideas. (more…)
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Is it possible to make gasoline with biomass? Some people think so and this is what CORE BioFuel has set out to do since it was founded in 2008.
The company’s mission is to commercialize its biomass-to-gasoline process, a patent-pending variant of ExxonMobil’s methanol-to-gasoline (MTG). (more…)
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Primus Green Energy has inaugurated a new US$7 million demonstration plant in Hillsborough, NJ. The event was attended by politicians and industry representatives.
The company develops an alternative fuel, a kind of non-petroleum type of gasoline that does not require (more…)
Monday, March 19th, 2012
As oil prices soar, the exploration of alternative fuel sources continues. Primus Green Energy, based in Hillsborough, New Jersey, has created a high quality, 93-octane bio-gasoline at a price that will be both competitive and profitable once production is scaled up. (more…)
Friday, February 10th, 2012
The energy industry is particularly adept at taking raw material and turning it into products. Whether producing heat, power, or fuel, the model has proven exceptionally efficient at moving highly concentrated and homogenous resources over long distances through intricate supply chains. (more…)
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
CoolPlanet Energy Systems (CoolPlanet) is a Camarillo, California, company that is developing a “negative carbon” drop-in gasoline replacement fuel from biomass.
According to the company’s web site, the fuel is made using proprietary biomass fractionator (more…)