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Electric cars vs bicycles: which has a higher carbon footprint?

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But they have undeniable benefit of lowering wells-to-wheels carbon emissions per mile driven, and they can also be powered entirely on renewable energy. Carbon Footprint bicycle carbon dioxide plug-in cars wells to wheelsWhich makes them good for drivers and.

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Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

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ExxonMobil is backing a new process that would capture carbon dioxide form power plants, and use it to feed fuel cells. FuelCell hopes to combine carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). oil Carbon carbon dioxide clean energy Exxon

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

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Battery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars seem to be the question that launches a thousand studies.

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Cars Vs. Planes: Which Emits More Carbon? (Which Sins Worst?)

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Eco-activists often indict air travel as a carbon-spewing threat to the global climate. Worldwide, commercial jets pour an estimated 700 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, leading to headlines like this one in The New York Times not long ago: “Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel.”

2015 47

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

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As world leaders met this past week in Paris to discuss carbon reductions on a global scale, mayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland—met in Portland for a two-day summit and united to reduce carbon emissions on a regional level. emissions zero emissions EVs carbon dioxide

Germany Mulls Boosting Electric-Car Incentives Under Carbon-Goal Pressure

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Several European countries--including Norway, The Netherlands, and France--aggressively promote electric cars as a way to reduce vehicular carbon emissions. Carbon Footprint Germany incentives plug-in cars transportation policyBut despite its large domestic car industry, Germany is not among them. DON'T.

Wheels Combine Carbon, Aluminum For Strength, Lighter Weight

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It seems carbon fiber is starting to show up everywhere in cars to cut weight, with wheels being one of the latest examples. There are already some aftermarket carbon-fiber wheels available, but now Ford will offer them as standard equipment on its sportiest new Mustang model--the Shelby GT350R.

Another study confirms electric cars have lower carbon emissions, in Minnesota this time

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Carbon Footprint emissions Minnesota greenhouse gas electric utilities plug-in carsIt's a very reasonable question: electric cars themselves have no tailpipe emissions, but what about the power plants used to recharge them? After more than a dozen studies and five-plus years of plug-in car sales, we know the answer.

Study finds transport, residential heating main sources of black carbon in Russian Arctic

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According to a new international study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 38% of black carbon in the Russian Arctic originates from transport and 35% from residential heating sources, while open fires, power plants, and gas flaring are responsible for only 12%, 9%, and 6% respectively. —Zbigniew Klimont.

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Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

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While automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation during the first six months of 2016 were the lowest since 1991, according to the U.S. economy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions.

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Chevy Reports It Met 2010 Carbon-Reduction Goal: 8 Million Tons

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Five years ago, Chevrolet made two commitments to reduce its carbon footprint. That same year, it also pledged to invest $40 million in projects to reduce carbon emissions. DON'T MISS: GM Looks Local For $40M Carbon-Reduction Initiative. emissions General Motors Carbon renewable energy

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Next BMW 7-Series To Use 'Carbon Core' Based on i3 Electric Car Body

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Not the least of it are body shells made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) mounted atop an aluminum rolling platform carrying the powertrains and crash structures. Body Carbon Fiber CFRP weight reduction The BMW i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe are audacious examples of advanced technology in many ways.

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Experimental Electric Wing: Lower-Carbon Airplane Research

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The next big thing in low-carbon aircraft isn't really an aircraft at all. DON'T MISS: Cars Vs. Planes: Which Emits More Carbon? It's a wing, mounted to the back of a Peterbilt truck. NASA is using this rig to test a concept that involves replacing today's large and thirsty jet engines with an array of electric motors.

Carbon-Negative Replacement For Cement Traps CO2 During Manufacturing

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You may be aware of your car''s carbon footprint, but what about the emissions related to the concrete structures it drives over?

Global Carbon Project: Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

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This is the fifth update of the global carbon budget published by ESSD in the living data format. growth seen in 2014. last year. Resources.

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Lack Of Innovation Could Doom Battle To Trim Carbon Emissions

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emissions energy policy climate change carbon dioxide innovation solarRepresentatives of world governments will meet in Paris this December to discuss a global strategy for combating climate change. But the outlook doesn't appear promising, according to a recent assessment by the International Energy Agency.

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What is a carbon tax and how would it work? A primer

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One new policy measure that could get companies to cut their carbon emissions is to put a price on those emissions. Such a "carbon tax" is enthusiastically supported by many advocates of greater action on climate change—including Tesla CEO Elon Musk—as an effective way to reduce emissions by putting an economic cost on them.

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Ford’s first mass-produced carbon fiber wheels

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Carbon Revolution first began delivering composite wheels in 2004 for Formula SAE campaigns. Fuel Efficiency Materials Weight reduction

Yamaha Sports Ride: Carbon-Fiber Structure From Designer Gordon Murray

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Tokyo Motor Show Carbon Fiber Gordon Murray Gordon Murray Design YamahaWhen it comes to car design, Gordon Murray has had a highly varied career. He designed the McLaren F1 supercar, as well as the lightweight Rocket single-seat sports car and numerous race cars. DON'T MISS: Tokyo Motor.

Saint Jean Carbon building a high performance lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material

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Saint Jean Carbon Inc., a carbon science company engaged in the design and build of energy storage carbon materials, and a battery manufacturing partner will build a high-powered full-scale lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material from an electric car power pack and upcycled anode material from Saint Jean Carbon.

2016 41

First carbon-capture power plants come on line this year

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For electric utilities eager to hang onto their existing coal-fired power plants, carbon-capture technology must offer an exciting chance at salvation. As the name says, carbon capture retains and stores the emissions produced by coal power plants in particular, in theory mitigating some of their environmental impact.

2017 19

DOE awards LanzaTech $4M for low-carbon jet & diesel demo plant; 3M gpy; Audi evaluating fuel properties

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LanzaTech has been selected by the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to receive a $4-million award to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility using industrial off gases to produce 3 million gallons/year of low-carbon jet and diesel fuels. The LanzaTech award was one of six totaling $12.9 million.

Carbon Fiber Wheels Proposed To Cut Weight, Boost Efficiency

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Carbon fiber Heaviness is a quality undesirable for fuel efficiency.

Europe's carbon goals could make cars unaffordable: Ford exec

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Stricter emissions standards may raise the average cost of new vehicles, but will that make them "elitist?" The increasingly sophisticated technology required to improve the efficiency of new gasoline and diesel cars does indeed add to their cost. But Jim Farley—the head of Ford's European operations—believes this could make cars so.

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Hawaii, utility offer $10,000 electric-car rebates; hope for carbon-free transport

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Islands can be excellent places to promote clean energy. Because they are typically disconnected from both mainland grid infrastructure and sources of fossil fuels, it is easier for alternative sources of energy to gain a foothold. In fact, the cost of importing coal or oil to fuel power plants or vehicles can make fossil fuels vastly more.

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Dual-Carbon Battery: Same Energy Density, Safer, Longer Life Than Lithium-Ion, Says Power Japan Plus

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The new cell, known as the Ryden Dual-Carbon Battery, promises energy

EPA opens door to consider Carbon Capture and Utilization as part of new Clean Power Plan; algae industry locks on

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The rule gives new certainty to a number of companies across the nation that are commercializing algae-based technologies that convert carbon dioxide generated at power plants into fuels, feeds, fertilizers and other valuable products.”. Algae Algal Fuels Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Climate Change Regulations—EPA CPP.

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Blue Crude synthetic diesel fuel cuts carbon by 85 percent

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Fuels produced from plant feedstocks are touted by many as a viable and lower-carbon alternative to traditional gasoline or diesel. But the need to dedicate large swaths of land to growing crops for fuel, and the need to ensure all vehicles are compatible with these "biofuels," has limited their practicality.

2016 29

Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

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scientists and policymakers were excited about a new form of carbon-free energy--although not one that''s generally considered green today. In the 1950s, U.S. It was nuclear power. Multiple accidents and concerns over long-term disposal of radioactive fuel essentially killed nuclear-power development in the U.S.,

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Transport is now biggest part of U.S. carbon emissions, first time in 40 years

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Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions, but historically it has not been the largest source. carbon emissions. However, that has apparently changed. Transportation-related sources now account for the largest share of U.S. DON'T MISS: How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes? Earlier this year.

ORNL team develops laser process for lower cost, more robust joining of carbon fiber and aluminum

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The results are most encouraging, enabling the automated processing of a multi-material carbon fiber-aluminum joint. Adrian Sabau.

ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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The ASTM International Board of Directors approved the launch of a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB). Carbon black is used as a reinforcing additive in rubber products—notably tires—where tensile and abrasion wear properties are critical.

2017 23

Biofuels: Don't Assume They're All Carbon-Neutral, New Study Warns

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To many, biofuels seem like the ultimate compromise between lower carbon emissions and practicality. And, advocates say, biofuels are carbon-neutral, because any emissions related to burning them are. Biofuels Carbon Footprint emissions ethanol research Study alternative fuel vehicles

UK moves ahead on lower-carbon power to end coal use by 2025

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The United Kingdom is increasing its use of low-carbon energy sources as it moves to phase out coal-fired power plants altogether by 2025. Europe emissions energy policy UK England Scotland energy fossil fuels

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Will Your Car One Day Capture All Its Carbon Emissions?

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Producing carbon dioxide is an unavoidable part of burning fuel in cars. The problem with this of course is that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. The concept of carbon dioxide capturing has been theorized for a while now, but researchers at Saudi Aramco

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27 teams advancing in $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE; converting CO2 to products

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XPRIZE announced the 27 teams representing six countries advancing in the $20-million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to develop technologies that convert the most carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas and power plant facilities into products with the highest net value. Pond Technology’s Carbon Cyclers (Canada).

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Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it

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While the Tesla runs solely on batteries and has no tailpipe from which to emit anything, the island state levied the tax to reflect the annual carbon-dioxide emissions of the electricity used to. Carbon Footprint emissions tax Tesla Motors electric utilities plug-in cars Singapore

2014 Nissan Leaf Has Lowest Lifetime Carbon Footprint: Report

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Which new vehicle sold today has the lowest overall carbon footprint over its lifetime? The answer, according to Automotive Science Group (via InsideEVs), turns out to be the Nissan Leaf battery-electric car.

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Researchers show mixotrophic fermentation process improves carbon conversion, boosting yields and reducing CO2

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They can take carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas and turn them into chemicals such as acetone, butanol or ethanol. —Jones et al. The s.d.

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CarboSax: new joint venture for more sustainable carbon fiber production forms in Germany

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PD Glasseiden, a Germany-based producer of fiberglass; European Carbon Fiber GmbH; and the ForschungsCampus Open Hybrid LabFactory e.V., In the first step at a location in Chemnitz, Saxony, CarboSax will build a pilot line for the sustainable production of carbon fibers. Dr. Plath also previously worked for BMW i.