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Rotterdam proposed location for Enerkem waste-to-chemicals plant

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The new chemical plant will use Enerkem’s innovative technology to convert residual waste into methanol, a raw material used in the chemical industry.

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ARPA-E issues RFI on lower-grade waste heat recovery technologies; focus on solid-state systems

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quadrillion BTU of energy was wasted mainly in the form of heat. Q of waste heat. ARPA-E Waste Heat RecoveryIn 2015, 59.2

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Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

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Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins.

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Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

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

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Mercedes trials agricultural waste-based fuel

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Mercedes is to run a pilot project to trial the use of second-generation biofuel. Mercedes

Zero waste for eleven more GM plants

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Each of these facilities recycles, reuses or converts to energy all waste produced from daily operations. For the newly landfill free si[.].

First reference installation of Opcon Waste Heat Recovery technology for ships; potential for 5–10% fuel savings

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The Opcon systems generate electricity from low-value waste heat in the vessel’s steam and cooling system. The MV Figaro. Click to enlarge.

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Dearman-led consortium awarded $3.1M to develop waste-heat-recovery system using liquid air engine

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The Dearman project is to deliver a production-feasible waste-heat recovery system for urban commercial vehicles, which offers life-cycle CO 2 savings of up to 40%; fuel savings of 25%, with the potential of up to almost 50%; and potential payback in less than three years. Engines Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery million (US$3.12

BMW provides an update on waste heat recovery projects; Turbosteamer and the Thermoelectric Generator

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Thermoelectrics Waste Heat RecoveryResearch project Turbosteamer, Generation 2. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Turbosteamer.

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Suzuki GB achieves zero waste to landfill

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A coordinated programme for managing and recycling waste has seen Suzuki GB reach its target of eliminating waste to landfill within two years of the strategy being launched. Furthermore all waste that is thrown away is helping to generate energy for the local community. Tags: Suzuki landfill waste

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Waste coffee grounds: the next sustainable biofuel source

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Waste coffee grounds are being mooted as the latest sustainable source of biofuel. Biofuels

U.S. Vehicles Now Have Average Age Of 11.5 Years (Waste Not, Want Not)

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The cars on U.S. roads are older than they've ever been. A recent survey found that the average age of U.S. vehicles is now at a record high of 11.5 years. That means the average passenger car on the road today was built for the 2004 model year--and that there's a long tail of cars stretching well back into the 1990s around you in daily traffic.

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Why North Dakota Is Like Iran, Iraq, Nigeria & Russia: Wasted Natural Gas

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An editorial in The Forum of Fargo-Moorehead blasted the North Dakota natural-gas industry for wasting valuable resources through flaring What does North Dakota have in common with Iran?

Enerkem in partnerships to build waste-to-biofuels facilities in China

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Canada-based waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Shanghai Environmental Group Co. a municipal solid waste management company and a subsidiary of Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co. Ltd., Ltd., The final business structure and sites are under discussions and will be announced at a later time.

Ricardo and QinetiQ to evaluate novel diesel fuel reforming system using microwaves and waste heat

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Ricardo will lead a feasibility study project—HeatWave—in which it will work with QinetiQ to evaluate a novel diesel fuel reformation concept that uses microwaves and waste heat from a heavy vehicle’s exhaust to reform the incoming fuel, increasing its calorific value and hence reducing net carbon dioxide emissions.

Tetrahedrite-based tech could save waste heat from cars

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Whenever you run a car, a lot of the energy in the fuel you used is lost as waste heat. With the growth of hybrid vehicles it was though[.].

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It’s no waste to reduce fuel consumption by 14 per cent

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If you think that eco driving is a load of old rubbish, then think again – because a new study suggests it could save waste-hauling fleets (pictured) as much as 13.9 The study, from SmartDrive Systems, which provides intelligent driving solutions, looked at 193 waste hauling trucks in multiple [.]. per cent on their fuel consumption.

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Waste to biofuel industry could help ‘slash transport emissions’

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According to the new study conducted by the International Council for Clean Trans[.]. Biofuels

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HSBC joining Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech in waste-gas-to-ethanol-to-jet-fuel effort

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The UK’s largest bank, HSBC, is joining Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech in supporting the preparation for a world-first flight using a low-carbon, synthetic jet fuel kerosene produced from industrial waste gases. Earlier post.). Brief

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Calls Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars "Waste Of Time"

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is not a man to mince his words. So it''s not surprising that when the subject of fuel

Enerkem launches full-scale waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility

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officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Enerkem Inc. Brief

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Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol plant comes online; corn waste as feedstock

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POET-DSM’s long-anticipated Project LIBERTY , the US’ first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock ( earlier post ), began production today. Once operating at full, commercial-scale, the biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa will produce 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year. Brief

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Siemens researching thermoelectric waste heat recovery for lower grade exhaust; industrial and mobile application

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Siemens is researching technologies that would allow waste heat from vehicles and industrial facilities to be used efficiently. The chemical industry, as another example, uses waste heat from reactions in order to preheat other substances, for example. However, the lower the grade (lower heat), the more difficult it is to use. Brief

Alphabet Energy introduces PowerModules for modular thermoelectric waste heat recovery; partnership with Borla for heavy-duty trucks

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Compared to other waste heat recovery systems, the E1 requires only minor up front engineering scope and no operation by the customer. Crane, A.

Penn State researchers develop thermally regenerative ammonia battery (TRAB) for efficient waste heat recovery

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To “recharge”, the TRAB uses low-grade waste heat from an outside source. Batteries Waste Heat Recovery Then the reaction stops.

Tenneco/Gentherm showcasing prototype of thermoelectric generator for waste heat recovery; targeting 5% fuel economy improvement

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Tenneco and Gentherm (formerly BSST/Amerigon) are part of a US Department of Energy (DOE) consortium actively developing a thermoelectric generator (TEG) for capturing waste exhaust heat in vehicles and converting it to electrical energy to be used to power electrical systems within the vehicle. Source: Crane (2013).Click Click to enlarge.

MIT/Stanford team refines TREC battery for harvesting low-grade waste heat

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TREC entails a four-step process: heating up the cell with waste heat; charging at the higher temperature; cooling down the cell; and. Celsius.

NEC, NEC TOKIN and Tohoku University develop spin-Seebeck thermoelectric device w/ 10x better conversion efficiency

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Materials Thermoelectrics Waste Heat RecoveryThe spin-Seebeck effect is a thermoelectric effect discovered in 2008 by Prof. Resources.

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MIT team finds chemical functionalization can lead to efficient graphene-based thermoelectric materials

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Graphene Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery —Kim and Grossman (2015). (a) Yellow shaded area indicates the patterned region. (b)

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New Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala runs on food scraps and waste

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But now for Chevrolet Impala CNG that dream is a reality. Chevrolet’s new bi-fuel model which can run on compressed [.]. Chevrolet

SUEZ Environnement and Déinove partner on R&D to convert urban waste to ethanol with Deinococcus bacteria

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SUEZ Environnement and Déinove ( earlier post ) are collaborating on an R&D program to explore the development of a process to convert organic urban waste into ethanol using Deinococcus bacteria. This organic waste is currently mainly recovered via composting and methanization. The two companies have signed a two-year agreement. Brie

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DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office updates Multi-Year Program Plan; focus on wet wastes

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The latest version of the MYPP presents a merged conversion R&D section; the renaming of the demonstration and market transformation area; and emerging work in wet waste-to-energy feedstocks. BETO is interested in the potential of four kinds of wet-waste feedstocks: The non-recyclable organic fraction of landfill solid wastes.

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Total and Waste Management invest in waste plastic to synthetic crude startup Agilyx

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Agilyx Corporation, a startup commercializing a waste plastic to synthetic crude oil technology, has closed a $22 million Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), and joined by new strategic investors, Waste Management, Inc. and Total Energy Ventures International, an affiliate of oil and gas company, Total SA.

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Delivery matching service saves millions of wasted road miles

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A website designed to match people who want goods moving with available delivery companies already making similar journeys, says that it’s service has successfully saved more than 10 million otherwise wasteful road miles since launching in 2008.

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Enerkem raises C$59M in latest financing round; Valero Energy joins, Waste Management increases investment

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Waste to biofuels and chemicals company Enerkem announced the closing of C$59 million (US$60 million) in financing. joins existing investors Waste Management, Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures and Cycle Capital, who have each invested in the new equity round. As part of this financing, Valero Energy Corp. Brief

PNNL-Lanzatech team hits milestone on waste-gas-to-ethanol-to-jet project

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The technology not only provides a viable source of sustainable jet fuel but also reduces the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted into the atmosphere.

SUTD team proposes low-temperature thermionic converter with graphene cathode; about 45% efficiency

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Graphene Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery from engine exhaust or industrial processes. Thermionic emission and TICs. Click to enlarge. Wu, J.

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Zero Waste Energy breaks ground on organic waste to CNG fuel facility

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Zero Waste Energy, LLC (ZWE) broke ground on an anaerobic digestion facility in South San Francisco, CA that will convert organic waste into compressed natural gas (CNG) and compost. The Blue Line Biogenic CNG facility will convert 11,200 TPY of food and green waste into 100,000+ diesel equivalent gallons of CNG fuel. Brief

Car Manufacturing, Assembly Gets Greener As Plants Cut Waste, Energy Use

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That''s why all the major automakers are making strides towards improving their factories these days too, with low waste plans

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New Mærsk Triple-E ships worlds largest and most efficient; waste heat recovery and ultra long stroke engines contribute to up to 50% reduction in CO2/container moved

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An advanced waste heat recovery system captures and reuses energy from the engines’ exhaust gas for extra propulsion with less fuel consumption. Waste heat recovery. For the Triple-E, the effect of the waste heat recovery system is a reduction in the engine’s fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions by approximately 9%.