Author: Kent Harrington

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Name: Kent Harrington

October 13th, 2014

Using Pure CO2 from Flue Gases to Grow Fish Food

By Kent Harrington
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Norway’s biggest seafood companies have found a new use for pure CO2. They’re planning to use it to grow algae brimming with omega-3 to enrich fish food.

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October 7th, 2014

Canada Turns On the World’s First Commercial-Scale CCS Facility

By Kent Harrington
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Saskpower officials threw the switch on the new $1.4-billion carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) retrofit. It will reduce CO2 emissions by 90 percent.

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September 30th, 2014

US Coalition Bombs ISIS’ Modular Oil Refineries In Syria

By Kent Harrington

Last week, US and Arab allies obliterated Islamic State’s (ISIS) most reliable cash cow when highly targeted rockets and bombs pounded at least 12 small modular oil refineries which the terrorists had hauled into Syria to process crude oil from oilfields captured in 2012, turning it into refined products that were […]

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September 29th, 2014

Texas A&M Qatar Starts Gas and Fuels Research Center to Promote Innovation

By Kent Harrington
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Texas A&M just approved the new Qatar Gas and Fuels Research Center, which will serve as a collaborative hub to produce and explore the deluge of shale gas.

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September 22nd, 2014

Northwestern’s MacArthur Winner Thought Call From Foundation Was a Joke

By Kent Harrington
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For a former Eagle Scout and Cambridge scholar, what’s the surest way to vault into America’s top 1%? A MacArthur Grant is certainly one way.

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September 19th, 2014

Souping-Up Bio-Waste into Supercapacitors

By Kent Harrington
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Mitlin converted industrial hemp waste into a graphene-like nanomaterial for a fraction of the cost – $500 a ton – and it actually outperformed graphene.

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September 11th, 2014

New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Fires Up in Iowa

By Kent Harrington
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After 10 years of R&D, 7 years of feedstock wrangling, and 2 years of construction, the Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant finally opened for business.

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September 9th, 2014

Flow Battery Makers Battle over New Electrolyte

By Kent Harrington
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One flow battery manufacturer tossed its iron-chromium battery chemistry to switch to much-more-expensive vanadium. Despite vanadium’s cost, the company has created a better-performing and more competitive battery.

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September 2nd, 2014

Waste-Gas-to-Biofuels Pioneer Lands Big Investors

By Kent Harrington
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Sean Simpson, a New Zealand entrepreneurial success story, strides on stage to tell how he scaled up while surviving on scraps of Kiwi venture capital.

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August 28th, 2014

Saudi Arabia Pays $30 Million for Prof Angela Belcher’s Biotechnology

By Kent Harrington
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Siluria says that it’s solved one of the hardest problems in petrochemistry: the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) into ethylene.

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