Capturing Carbon: the role of biocatalysts and biofuels

Carbon capture: much talked-about, less seen. Could biocatalysts and biofuels provide the kicker needed to make this class of technologies feasible? New news and data from Akermin suggests that bio may be just the ticket

In Missouri this week, Akermin, a biocatalyst company developing technology to improve the removal of carbon dioxide from industrial gas streams, reached the 1600 hour operational milestone at its pilot plant, which is capturing more than 80% CO2 from a coal-fired power plant gas exhaust stream.

So, why is this significant – and what is the role of biocatalysts and biofuels in the capture and use of carbon dioxide?

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Tags: value stream, Congressional Budget Office study, storage, MIT study, flue gas, absorbent column, capex requirement, algae, biodiesel


Biofuels Digest, 2013-08-06.


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