John Seelmeyer

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June 9, 2014
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Methane-to-propane startup wooing investors

For the better part of six years, research about a process that could convert methane into propane had been gathering dust on a back corner of the desk of Lauren Scott. With a few words from President Obama in late March, those little-noticed papers became the driving force behind Scott’s Alkcon Corp. The administration gave a strong push to Alkcon Corp. when federal officials announced a strategy to dramatically reduce emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas generated by cattle, landfills and oil-and-gas production. Federal agencies are working to develop standards to reduce methane releases, but farmers and oil company executives …

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