Carbon recycling pioneer, LanzaTech, continues to make strides in scaling up its alcohol to jet (ATJ)

Carbon recycling pioneer, LanzaTech, continues to make strides in scaling up its alcohol to jet (ATJ) platform. Commercialization of the ATJ process has been years in the making, starting with the partnership between LanzaTech and the U.S Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL developed a unique catalytic process to upgrade ethanol to alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) which LanzaTech took from the laboratory to pilot scale. After scale up, ethanol being added as an approved feedstock in ASTM D7566 Annex A5, the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons for alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK), and the first commercial flight with Virgin Atlantic, sustainable aviation fuel made from captured pollution is ready for full scale demonstration and commercialization. Michael Berube, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation at the U.S. Department of Energy, announced the DOE is in the negotiation stage with LanzaTech for a $14 million investment in a demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery at LanzaTech’s Freedom Pines site in Soperton, Georgia. The announcement was made at...

Elm Street Brewing adds to Muncie as a craft beer destination | Beerbuzz

Elm Street Brewing Company is the newest and fourth Muncie craft brewery established since 2012. Located in the historic 1890s Muncie Ice and Coal Building at 519 North Elm, co-owner Eric Jones reported the official tasting room opening on Nov. 18, 2016. He added, “The brewery plans to complement its 72 seat tasting room with a 120 seat dining room adjacent to the newly constructed kitchen in early 2017. Once complete, the eclectic menu will feature a fusion of modern-American and old world styles produced from a 3000-pound brick oven and a double-decker open flame grill. Final seating capacity of the brewery and restaurant will reach 300 in late 2017.” NUVO caught up with co-owner and head brewer Tyler Hutchison at the 2017 Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest: NUVO: Elm Street Brewing is enlarging the Muncie craft beer scene — what do you especially bring to the mix to make Muncie a destination place as well as a ‘local must go to’? What is your brewing specialty/philosophy? Tyler Hutchison: First off, I’d like to say that we’re extremely happy to be a part of the scene in Muncie. There have been many other local establishments that have come before us ...