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Lawrence Livermore publishes state-by-state energy/water Sankey diagrams

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For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has published state-by-state energy and water Sankey diagrams in one location so that analysts and policymakers can find all the information they need in one place. General location of energy and water categories.

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thyssenkrupp offering large-scale water electrolysis

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thyssenkrupp recently introduced industrial-scale water electrolysis for large projects. By splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, this technology delivers “green” hydrogen, a clean, CO 2 -free energy carrier.

2018 106

Water splitting using iron oxide nanotruss structures

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Researchers at Linköping University and Umeå University in Sweden have developed a new and efficient way to use electrocatalysis to produce hydrogen gas from water using electrodes with nanotruss structures of iron oxide.

2018 95

ANL: life-cycle water consumption of fuel cell vehicles can be cut in half compared to that of conventional ICE vehicles

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If the hydrogen is produced from solar power and water, the life-cycle water consumption is almost 60% less. Life-cycle water consumption per 100 miles driven. Diesel and CNG ICEVs consume a smaller amount of water (8 and 4 gal/100 miles, respectively).

2018 104

New catalyst synthesis method for solar water splitting to produce hydrogen

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1 ) for solar hydrogen production from methanol-water in the presence of only 0.25% of photodeposited Pt nanoparticles with excellent performance stability. 1 ) and remarkable stability after Pt deposition for solar-driven H 2 generation from methanol-water.

2018 116

Graforce plasma electrolysis for efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water; partnering with Audi

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Berlin-based Graforce Hydro GmbH, the developer of a plasma electrolyzer—the Plasmalyzer —is applying its technology for the highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water. The current Plasmalyzer offers highly efficient water splitting.

2018 113

Berkeley Lab nanoscale imaging study yields key insights into photo-electrochemical water splitting

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In an open-access paper in the journal Nature Communications , they describe mapping the correlation between morphological and functional heterogeneity in bismuth vanadate, a promising metal oxide photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting, by photoconductive atomic force microscopy.

2018 107

Exeter team develops low-cost photoelectrode for spontaneous water-splitting using sunlight

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The nanostructured photoelectrode results in spontaneous hydrogen evolution from water without any external bias applied with a faradaic efficiency of 30% and excellent stability. One way this could be achieved is by using photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting which directly converts water and sunlight to solar fuel (hydrogen). The water splitting was conducted in a glass reactor vessel.

2018 109

QUT team develops stable, bi-functional cobalt-nickel catalyst for water-splitting

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Researchers at Australia’s have developed less expensive and more efficient catalysts for producing hydrogen from water-splitting. Ni(OH) 2 composite active in overall water splitting. 2 for overall water splitting could be readily achieved at an applied voltage of 1.90 From an industry point of view, it makes a lot of sense to use one catalyst material instead of two different catalysts to produce hydrogen from water.

2018 81

Innovative water treatment at Audi Ingolstadt saves up to 500,000 cubic meters of fresh water a year; heading to ZLD

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Audi has put a new service-water supply center into operation at the Ingolstadt site. In this way, Audi will saves up to 500,000 cubic meters of fresh water each year. The heart of the service-water supply center is a membrane bioreactor (MBR). Manufacturing Sustainability Wate

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New photochemical diode artificial photosynthesis system doubles efficiency of solar water splitting

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Researchers in Canada have demonstrated a new photochemical diode artificial photosynthesis system that can enable efficient, unassisted overall pure water splitting without using any sacrificial reagent. overall water splitting reaction.

2018 90

VW’s 1.0 TSI in the new up! GTI wins International Engine of the Year 2018 award in its category; Euro 6d-TEMP

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GTI1 has been named International Engine of the Year 2018 in its category. Catalytic reactions turn them likewise into CO 2 , and into nitrogen (N 2 ) and water (H 2 0). Volkswagen’s 1.0 TSI in the new up!

2018 124

UBC team uses plasma pretreatment to improve water transport in fuel cell electrodes

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For the proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), an optimal balance of water level is critical for high performance and durability. On one hand, sufficient water content is required to hydrate the membrane to maintain high proton conductivity. On the other hand, excess water produced from the electrochemical reaction at the cathode must be removed in order to prevent water accumulation at the porous carbon layer (PTL).

2018 76

WSU team develops highly-efficient, low-cost nickel-iron nanofoam for OER for water splitting

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Researchers at Washington State University, with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, have combined inexpensive nickel and iron in a very simple, five-minute process to create large amounts of a high-quality catalyst required for water splitting.

2018 90

Researchers split water by altering photosynthetic machinery in plants; semi-artificial photosynthesis

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They used natural sunlight to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen using a mixture of biological components and manmade technologies. A new paper, published in Nature Energy , outlines how the researchers at the Reisner Laboratory in Cambridge developed their platform to achieve unassisted solar-driven water-splitting. Here, we report a bias-free semi-artificial tandem platform that wires photosystem II to hydrogenase for overall water splitting.

2018 76

Univ of Illinois team mixed metals with perchloric acid to create stable, efficient catalyst for water splitting

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Electrolyzers use electricity to break water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen. In a recent study, we found if a compound has two metal elements—yttrium and ruthenium—-and oxygen, the rate of water-splitting reaction increased. Yao Qin, a co-author and former member of Yang’s group, first experimented with the procedure for making this new material by using different acids and heating temperatures to increase the rate of the water-splitting reaction.

2018 82

Artificial enzymatic pathway delivers 1,000-fold enhancement in H2 produced by biological water splitting; more than 1g H2/L/h

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Researchers from Virginia Tech developed an in vitro artificial enzymatic pathway that can produce hydrogen at extremely high rates by splitting water energized by carbohydrates (e.g., Hydrogen production via high-speed water splitting may be energized by renewable carbohydrates (e.g.,

2018 85

UCSC team develops high-performance nanostructured composite catalyst for water-splitting to produce hydrogen

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A low-cost, nanostructured composite material developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz has shown performance comparable to Pt/C as a catalyst for the electrochemical splitting of water to produce hydrogen. Chen (2018) “Ruthenium Ion?Complexed

2018 85

US/China team develops robust, stable Ni/Fe OER catalyst for water-splitting at low overpotentials

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A team from the University of Houston and Hunan Normal University in China has developed an active and durable oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalyst for water splitting that meets commercial crtieria for current densities at low overpotentials. The researchers said that their discovery sets the stage for large-scale hydrogen production by water splitting using excess electrical power whenever and wherever available.

2018 65

University of Louisville researchers working on new HER catalysts for water-splitting; $1M from NSF, DOE

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Researchers at the University of Louisville are developing new catalyst materials for the hydrogen evolution reaction in water splitting, where the bond between hydrogen (H 2 ) and oxygen is released. The current catalyst used in electrolyzers for the production of H 2 from water is platinum, which is very expensive. This research tests materials that are inexpensive, abundant and sustainable, mirroring the process used by plants and bacteria to split water for food production.to

2018 Toyota AYGO mid-lifecycle update features enhanced 1.0L engine; Euro 6d-TEMP-compliant; up to 61.8 mpg

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A foamed rubber-type water jacket spacer has been adopted to optimize cylinder bore heat distribution, reducing piston-generated friction and improving fuel economy. Toyota Motor is introducing a mid-lifecycle model change for the AYGO, its successful A-segment entry in the European market.

2018 90

Researchers discover new efficient lithium collection method using MOF membranes; Li from produced water

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, Monash University (Australia) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia have recently discovered a new, efficient way to extract lithium and other metals and minerals from water. The membrane process easily and efficiently separates metal ions, opening the door to new advanced technologies in the water and mining industries and potential economic growth opportunities in Texas.

2018 65

DGIST, PNNL team develops efficient, low-cost anode material for water electrolysis

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A commercial Pt/C cathode-assisted, core–shell Co@NC–anode water electrolyzer delivers 10 mA cm ?2 V—70 mV lower than that of the IrO 2 –anode water electrolyzer. Long-term chronopotentiometry durability testing showed that while the IrO 2 –anode water electrolyzer shows a cell voltage loss of 230 mV (14%) at 95 h, the loss of the core–shell Co@NC–anode electrolyzer is only 60 mV (4%) even after 350 h cell-operation. Researchers at S.

2018 60

Novel microbial biosensor platforms for early detection and treatment of oil leakage and produced waters

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Plus if we are able to develop this system on a larger scale, the same unit would be able to treat the waste and to remediate the soil and water that has been contaminated. Researchers at Mississippi State University are developing technology that would alert pipeline managers about leaks as soon as failure begins, avoiding the environmental disasters and fuel distribution disruptions resulting from pipeline leaks.

2018 65

Researchers find product-specific active sites on copper catalysts for CO2 reduction

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These active sites are where electrocatalysis takes place: electrons from the copper surface interact with carbon dioxide and water in a sequence of steps that transform them into products such as ethanol, ethylene, and propanol, an alcohol commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry.

2018 127

Tsinghua team develops layered-spinel lithium manganite hydrate for high-capacity and ultrafast lithium storage

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The layered-spinel coexistence, stable intercalated water, abundant interfaces/defects and mesoporous architectures comprising 2D nanosheets help to shorten the Li-ion transport pathway, promote electronic/ion conductivity, increase Li storage sites and maintain structural stability.

2018 113

Nouryon, Tata Steel, Port of Amsterdam to study feasibility of largest green H2 cluster in Europe; 100 MW water electrolysis facility

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As a first step, the parties will study the feasibility of a 100 megawatt water electrolysis facility to produce up to 15,000 tons of hydrogen per year as well as oxygen at Tata Steel’s IJmuiden site, near Amsterdam. Nouryon already has 1000 MW of electrolysis capacity installed in various facilities, using three processes: chlor-alkali, sodium chlorate, and water electrolysis.

2018 64

BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). billion in the first nine months of 2018, making this year certain to be the strongest since at least 2011.

2018 113

New Jeep Gladiator pickup will offer 3.0L diesel with stop/start and 8-speed

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Gladiator also benefits from up to 30 inches of water fording, up to 1,600 pounds of payload and up to 7,650 pounds of towing capacity with the available Max Towing Package. Jeep unveiled the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

2018 141

Fastcharge consortium presents prototype for 450 kW charging station; Porsche research vehicle charges at 400 kW

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The cooling liquid is an environmentally friendly water-glycol mixture used, making the cooling circuit can be made semi-open.

2018 139

Argonne scientists maximize the effectiveness of platinum in fuel cells

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Platinum—which offers unrivaled activity and stability for electrochemical reactions, such as the conversion of hydrogen and oxygen into water and electricity in fuel cells—is both scarce and expensive.

2018 126

ORNL researchers reuse hard disk drive magnets in electric motor

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Seperately, researchers at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) and Ames Laboratory invented a magnet recycling process in which magnets are dissolved in water-based solutions, recovering more than 99% purity rare earth elements.

2018 126

Stanford team develops efficient OER/ORR electrocatalytic system inspired by mammalian lung

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During the oxygen reduction reaction, O 2 gas can transport to the catalyst/electrolyte interface, overcoming low O 2 solubility in water and leading to 25-fold higher current densities for Ag/Pt bilayer nanoparticle catalysts.

2018 116

Georgia Tech team develops high-performance intermediate-temperature sold-oxide fuel cell

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The new cell also eliminates the need for a major ancillary device called a steam reformer, which is normally needed to convert methane and water into hydrogen fuel.

2018 128

Karsan using BMW i3 motors and batteries for 6m electric city bus

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The high-voltage batteries developed for the BMW i3 also supply energy for sustainable mobility on the water, a project which likewise started in 2017.

2018 133

EPIC index finds air pollution reduces global life expectancy by 1.8 years; single greatest threat to human health

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Other risks to human health have even smaller effects: alcohol and drugs reduce life expectancy by 11 months; unsafe water and sanitation take off 7 months; and HIV/AIDS, 4 months. Fossil fuel-driven particulate air pollution cuts global average life expectancy by 1.8

2018 130

SEAT has lowered water consumption per car produced by 31% over past 8 years

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SEAT has succeeded in lowering its water consumption per car produced by 31% in the past 8 years and is moving towards the goal of achieving 38% by 2025. The paint workshop and the rain test booth are the areas that consume the most water and where most progress has been made. Water consumption at the Martorell factory amounted to around 1,170,000 m 3 in 2018, the equivalent of 470 Olympic swimming pools. Manufacturing Sustainability Water

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Nanjing team develops solar-powered electrolysis process for extraction of lithium from seawater

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In addition, lithium extraction from ores and brines has a significant environmental impact, including water pollution and depletion, soil damage, and air contamination. … 2018) “Lithium Metal Extraction from Seawater,” Joule doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2018.07.006.

2018 128

Army researchers develop novel nanogalvanic alloys for on-demand hydrogen generation; plans to license

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Army researchers have developed a novel, structurally-stable, aluminum-based nanogalvanic alloy powder that, when combined with water or any water-based liquid, reacts to produce on-demand hydrogen for power generation at room temperature without chemicals, catalysts or externally supplied power.

2018 124

Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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Friction created by the piston skirts, rotating parts and oil pump is reduced, and an electric water pump eliminates the parasitic losses with a conventional belt-driven pump. Toyota is introducing the Corolla Hybrid to the US market at the LA Auto Show. Earlier post.).

2018 130

Ecolectro secures $1.7M ARPA-E award for development of alkaline exchange membranes and ionomers for fuel cells and electrolyzers

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Hundreds of AAEMs have been prepared over the past decades for the development of AFCs as well as other applications, including high purity H 2 production from water electrolysis, redox flow batteries, and gas separation. Ecolectro Inc.,

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