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September 1, 2006
ADA-ES, Inc. (Littleton, Colo.; edlinks.che.com/6516-550) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. DOE to develop an improved process for manufacturing activated carbon (AC). AC is the key chemical used in ADA-ES’s mercury-control technology (CE, December 2004, p. 18)...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/Activated-carbon_3009.html
September 1, 2006
Lurgi AG (Frankfurt; edlinks.che.com/6516-535) and the Karlsruhe Research Center (both Germany; edlinks.che.com/6516-536) have signed a cooperation contract to construct a pilot plant for producing liquid fuels from biomass. As the first of three steps, Lurgi will build a €3.76-million pyrolysis plant that makes bio-crude oil — an intermediate for making biofuels...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/biochemistry/A-flash-pyrolysis-process-converts-biomass-into-bio-crude-oil_2997.html
September 1, 2006
Ecovation, Inc. (Victor, N.Y.; edlinks.che.com/6516-539) has constructed a waste-treatment and renewable-energy-production facility for CoolBrands International (North Lawrence, N.Y.) — a cottage-cheese and yogurt production plant that will use Ecovation’s patented Mobilized Film Technology (MFT) to biologically treat wastewater containing...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/biochemistry/Reduce-energy-needs-by-converting-wastewater-into-biogas_3000.html
September 1, 2006
The U.S. DOE estimates that uranium contaminates more than 2,500 billion liters of groundwater nation wide; for the past 10 years, the agency has supported research into the ability of naturally-occuring microbes that can stop the underground migration...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/biochemistry/Bacteria-may-be-a-solution-to-stop-uranium-migration-in-groundwater_3001.html
September 1, 2006
Last month, DynaMotive Energy Systems Corp. (Vancouver, B.C., Canada; edlinks.che.com/6516-548) announced the successful completion of an industrial-scale test burn of its BioOil as a replacement for...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/biochemistry/BioOil_3007.html
August 1, 2006
This month, New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO; Kawasaki, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6515-535), together with two companies from China, began testing a coal-liquefaction process in a 100-kg/d pilot facility at the Coal Research Center (Beijing, China). The two Chinese firms plan to build a 3,000-m.t./d plant in China in 2010. NEDO recently completed tests of its so-called...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/A-new-coal-liquefaction-process-on-the-path-to-commercialization_2978.html
August 1, 2006
Among this year's award winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA; Washington, D.C.) Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge are Codexis, Inc. (Redwood City, Calif.; edlinks.che.com/6515-538), Merck & Co. (Whitehouse, N.J.; edlinks.che.com/6515-539) and Galen Suppes, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Missouri at Columbia...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/Honors-for-greener-reaction-conditions-_2980.html
August 1, 2006
Merck (see item above) received the Greener Synthetic Pathways Award for discovering a catalytic synthesis for sitagliptin (a chiral β-amino acid derivative), an active ingredient for the...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/catalysis/-greener-synthetic-pathways-_2981.html
August 1, 2006
Professor Suppes received the Academic Award (see item above) for developing a process to convert glycerin - a byproduct of biodiesel production - into propylene glycol, which can replace ethylene glycol in...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/catalysis/-and-academics_2982.html
August 1, 2006
Two chemicals producers have recently reaped the benefits of high-throughput-screening technologies, through research collaborations with Symyx Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/catalysis/High-throughput-screening_2990.html
August 1, 2006
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6515-536) has finalized a Principal Agreement for the process design, development and further collaboration with Arkenol, Inc. (Orange, Calif.; edlinks.che.com/6515-537) for a plant to produce bioethanol from cellulose. The plant, to be located in Orange...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/biochemistry/California-to-become-home-of-a-cellulose-to-ethanol-plant_2979.html
August 1, 2006
Researchers at CSIRO Exploration and Mining (Kensington, Australia; edlinks.che.com/6515-548) have discovered that a bacterium, called Ralstonia metallidurans, may be responsible for the...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/biochemistry/Biometallurgy_2988.html
August 1, 2006
Last month, Expander Energy Inc. (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; edlinks.che.com/6515-551) licensed the Carbo-V process from Choren Industries GmbH (Freiberg, Germany...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/biochemistry/Green-syngas_2991.html
July 1, 2006
Powerspan Corp. (Portsmouth, N.H.; edlinks.che.com/6514-535) is developing a process that uses an aqueous ammonia (AA) solution to capture CO₂ from the fluegas (FG) of power plants. Results from a joint research project with the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s (DOE; Washington, D.C.) National Energy Technology Laboratory (Pittsburgh, Pa.) suggest that AA has a higher capacity for CO₂ and requires less...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/NH3-based-CO2-capture-to-be-field-tested_2969.html
July 1, 2006
Professor emeritus Kiyoshi Ohtsuka and his colleagues at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6514-538) have discovered a new process that produces pure H₂ from cellulose. The process not only has nearly a 100% yield, but produces no CO or CO₂, so the H₂ product is suitable for operating fuel cells. Conventional steam reforming of hydrocarbons requires an additional shift...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/Making-pure-hydrogen-from-biomass_2972.html
July 1, 2006
A traditional treatment for damaged knee cartilage is called autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), whereby healthy cartilage-forming cells are taken from an undamaged site of the patient and injected to the damaged site. This procedure takes many weeks, during which time, the patient requires mechanical support, such as crutches. A new procedure, under development...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/biochemistry/New-polymers-improve-the-repair-of-knee-cartilage_2973.html
June 1, 2006
Alfa Laval AB (Lund, Sweden; edlinks.che.com/5830-531) has developed a new reactor system, called Alfa Laval Plate Reactors (trademarked as ART), which combines the high-heat-transfer capabilities of plate heat exchangers with the efficient mixing and reaction control typical of microreactors into a single unit. Because of the high heat and mass transfer achieved in the system, the working inventory of...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/Chementator-A-new-reactor-is-set-to-change-the-way-chemicals-are-produced_2948.html
June 1, 2006
Nippoh Chemicals Co. (Tokyo; edlinks.che.com/5830-539), is developing a continuous, vapor-phase process to produce hydroiodic acid as an alternative to the conventional liquid-phase batch process. Over the next few months, the company will test the new process in a 30-m.t./yr pilot plant, and a 300-m.t./yr...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/Chementator-A-continuous-route-to-HI-generates-less-effluent_2954.html
June 1, 2006
Warwick Effect Polymers (WEP; Coventry, U.K.; edlinks.che.com/5830-540) has licensed patented technology from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburg, Pa.; edlinks.che.com/5830-541) to exploit the commercial potential of atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/Chementator-Controlled-polymerization_2955.html
June 1, 2006
Last month, Clyvia Technology GmbH (Wegberg, Germany; edlinks.che.com/5830-548), a fully owned subsidiary of Clyvia Inc. (Las Vegas, Nev.), was granted a German...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/reaction_engineering/Chementator-Waste-to-oil_2961.html
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