Movie Review – Carbon Nation

Joanna Schroeder

I took a brief break from my 2012 La Nina Reading list to watch a documentary on climate change.  Carbon Nation touts itself as a “climate change solutions movie that doesn’t even care if you believe in climate change.” Yet this movie does care about climate change.  The narrator says, “We thought we had time to figure things out. Trouble …

book reviews, Carbon, Environment, global warming, Video

Novozymes Awarded DOE Grant, Joins Nidus

Joanna Schroeder

In our space, Novozymes is best known for their work in developing enzymes for the biofuels industry. However, the company is working in other areas of energy as well. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected their carbon capture project as one of 16 technologies chosen for funding. They are partnering with Doosan Power Systems, University of …

Carbon, Energy, Environment

Carbon Science Focuses on Natural Gas to Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Carbon Sciences has announced plans to produce samples of diesel fuel derived from natural gas and carbon dioxide in a demonstration facility. The refinery will utilize its catalyst technology to produce syngas that can then be converted into gasoline and other fuels using conventional Fischer-Tropsch (“FT”) gas-to-liquids (“GTL”) technology. The company believes that of varying technologies to produce syngas from …

Carbon, Natural Gas