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DOE awarding up to $80M for supercritical CO2 pilot plant

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Today the average efficiency of the US fleet of steam Rankine cycle power plants is in the lower 30% range. Drawing of sCO 2 plant. Click to enlarge.

2016 48

Avantium acquires Liquid Light; electrocatalysis to convert CO2 to chemicals

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Renewable chemicals company Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light. Liquid Light has developed proprietary process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide. It will extend our capabilities beyond catalytic conversion of biomass. —Tom van Aken, CEO of Avantium. Brief

2017 34

Artificial Photosynthesis Might Make Fuel From CO2 & Sunlight, One Day

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Fuel emissions CO2 alternative energy renewable energy methanolElectric cars may have made great strides recently, but thousands of researchers are still searching for a sustainable liquid fuel. What if there was a sustainable fuel that could do all of.

2015 22

Renault becomes European low CO2 market leader

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According to AAA-DATA, Renault achieved an average of 114.7g/km of CO2 per vehicle, tha[.]. Renault

Audi Produces e-Diesel Fuel From Water, CO2, Renewable Energy

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Cars are getting more efficient, but the fuels that power them may soon change too. That''s especially true when it comes to diesel, where the loose "biodiesel" category is being expanded to include a new variety of synthetic fuels. These experimental diesel alternatives are chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel--meaning they can be used.

2015 41

Toyota announces aggressive environmental targets through 2050; cutting new vehicle CO2 by 90% compared to 2010

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Ever better cars. In Japan, selling at least 1,000 fuel cell vehicles per month (well in excess of 10,000 per year). Achieving sales of 1.5

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KAIST research team proposes micro modular nuclear reactor cooled by supercritical CO2

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The core has long life (20 years) without refueling as well as inherent safety features. Conceptual Figure of a KAIST Micro Modular Reactor. Brief

2016 36

ICCT: 2025 target average of 70 g/km CO2 for new cars in EU feasible and economical; more so with electric drive

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However, transitioning soon to electric drive could lower manufacturers’ compliance costs by as much as €500 (US$532) per vehicle in 2025. —Dr.

2016 42

Renault becomes European low CO2 leader

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Renault has become the European leader for the sale of low emission cars. The firm owes its success to the recent r[.]. Renault

Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector increased at an average rate of 1.8% per year over the past four years. Data derived from US EIA.

2016 35

New car CO2 falls 3.7% in Europe

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per cent less CO2 per kilometre, than cars registered in the previous year. Green credentials CO2 emissions eu European Environment AgencyNew passenger car registered in the European Union (EU) last year emitted 3.7

Recharging providers sign up for EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show

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A number of EV recharging station providers have booked space for April’s EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show. Latest news EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show recharging infrastructure

Ford slashes CO2 emissions by a third

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Bu the car giant isn''t stopping there, now targeting a cut of 30 per cent in CO2 emissions [.].

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Audi updates A6 range for emissions from 109g/km CO2

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Audi has released its lowest CO2 emission A6 model yet. The new A6 Ultra will emit just 106g/km CO2, despite its vast size.

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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by Professor Andrew Alfonso Frank, CTO Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and UC-Davis Emeritus and Bruce R. Thomas. Abstract. The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Long Electric Range (PHEVLER - pronounced “fevler”) is a new category emerging in the electric vehicle marketplace. About the authors. Dr. Andrew A. Dr. Bruce R. He has a Ph.D. and Andrew A.

2016 39

Audi in new e-fuels project: synthetic diesel from water, air-captured CO2 and green electricity; “Blue Crude”

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Audi’s latest e-fuels project is participation in a a pilot plant project in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO 2 and green electricity.

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Daimler sticks to CO2 for air conditioning

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Daimler believes the report, by the Joi[.]. Mercedes

2014 24

European 95g/km CO2 standard delayed until 2021

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Originally the 95g/km target was expected to be enforced by 2020, but will now be in place for a year later. The delay to the legislat[.].

2020 24

Could Future Mazda Engines Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars?

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Is it possible to make a gasoline engine so efficient that it would emit less carbon dioxide per mile than is created by generating electricity to run an electric car over that same mile? Small Japanese carmaker Mazda says yes. In an interview published last week with the British magazine Autocar, Mazda claimed that its next generation of SkyActiv

2014 40

CO2 air conditioning gets European backing

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Matthias Groote, who is a German MEP and chairman of the Environment Committee, has welcomed the choice after openly criticising HFC1[.].

JBEI scientists use CO2 to control toxicity of ionic liquids in biomass pretreatment; lowering production costs

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The process is easily reversible, allowing the liquid to be recycled for use as a solvent again. Their study, published RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , addresses a significant obstacle to expanding the market for biofuels: lowering the cost of production. Pretreatment is the most expensive part of the biofuels production process.

New Lotus Elise breaks CO2 barrier

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The brand new Lotus Elise has a unique claim to fame – for its performance level it has the lowest CO2 emissions of any petrol sports car in the world. That’s the statement after the new entry level 2011 Lotus Elise was certified with an emissions figure of 149g/km of CO2 – that’s a reduction of [.].

Skoda Octavia GreenLine cuts CO2 emissions to new low

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Skoda has added a new low CO2 model of its Octavia hatch model called the Octavia GreenLine, with an official CO2 figure of just 85g/km.

Golf GTD with emissions from 109g/km CO2

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seconds, yet will emit as little as 109g/km CO2. Volkswagen’s new performance Golf, the new Golf GTD, will achieve 0-62mph sprint in 7.5

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Sub-100g/km CO2 doubled market share in 2012

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New Mazda2 revealed with CO2 emissions from 85g/km

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litre diesel with headline low emission figure of 89g/km CO2 and fuel economy of[.]. Mazda

ICAO agrees to market-based measure to address aviation CO2

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The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has agreed to recommend adoption of a final Resolution text on a new global market-based measure (GMBM) to control CO 2 emissions from international aviation. The CORSIA calls for international aviation to address and offset its emissions through the reduction of emissions elsewhere—i.e.,

Audi TT to offer record low sports car CO2 emissions

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The new flagship model from the German carmaker will set a new low for sports cars in terms of its CO2 emissions: they will fall to just 110g[.].

2014 24

ORNL team devises electrocatalyst for direct conversion of CO2 into ethanol with high selectivity; pushing the combustion reaction in reverse

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Their finding was serendipitous. An open-access paper on their work appears in the journal ChemistrySelect. —Adam Rondinone, lead author.

2016 30

Energy Saving Trust named as sponsor for EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show

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The one-day EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show – held at the world-renowned Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire – will allow fleet decision makers to experience the plus-points of electric, hybrid [.]. Energy Saving Trust EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show UK

U of I study: synthetic fuels via CO2 conversion and FT not currently economically & environmentally competitive

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paper detailing the study is published in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels. Li et al. Click to enlarge. —Li et al. Resources. energyfuels.6b00665.

2016 26

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?

UK regional CO2 emission results released

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The UK government has today released figures of regional CO2 emission results with emissions falling in 335 out of 434 local authorities across the country. Today’s results show that total CO2 emissions have dropped by 2% between 2005 and 2007, with emission levels now reduced by 21% in comparison to 1990 levels.

Byron Elton: Transform CO2 into Fuel

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CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into gasoline and other fuels, discussed the company’s revolutionary biocatalytic process on Clean Skies Television during a recent newscast of “The Energy Report.&#. Tags: Latest news byron elton CO2 fuel Network and CleanSkies.tv

NREL team identifies major metabolic pathway in cyanobacteria for efficient conversion of CO2; better biofuels and bioproducts

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Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that a metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is actually a major pathway and can enable efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to organic compounds. The findings were published in the online edition of Nature Plants.

2015 35

Audi cuts new A1 emissions down as low as 92g/km CO2

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TDI engine which will emit as little as 92g/km CO2 and achieve up to 80.7mpg, compa[.].

Vauxhall Adam cuts emissions below 100g/km CO2

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Vauxhall’s funky small car, the Adam is about to get more efficient with the arrival of a new 1.0 litre EcoTec direct turbo injection engine [.].

Aramco opens R&D center in Detroit area; fuels research with focus on novel fuels/engines systems for reduced CO2

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The Aramco Research Center-Detroit was inaugurated as one of three US-based research and development (R&D) centers aimed at expanding the global research capabilities of Saudi Aramco, the leading global integrated energy and chemicals company. The new facility, located in Novi, Mich., automotive industry. —Amin H.

Algenol signs MOU with ZYNE to produce renewable fuels in China using industrial CO2 emissions

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US-based algal fuels company based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd. ZYNE) to develop projects throughout Southern China, utilizing carbon emissions to create renewable fuels. The goal is to provide solutions for China’s three biggest challenges: access to clean air, clean water and sustainable fuels.

2015 27

Algae exhaust filter cuts CO2 emissions

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An innovative new device, developed by start-up company, Ecoviate aims to slash tailpipe emissions of existing vehicles in simple and affordable way.