Haldor Topsoe and Yanchang form joint venture and build methanol catalyst facility in China

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Together, the two companies will build a production facility in Shaanxi Fupin in China to produce methanol synthesis catalysts. Forming of the joint venture and building of the catalysts facility will be the first step of a long-term strategic cooperation between Topsoe and Yanchang.

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DOE awarding $6.5M to 9 large-scale Phase I pilot coal projects

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This FOA, issued in August 2017, is a $50-million funding opportunity for projects supporting cost-shared research and development to design, construct, and operate two large-scale pilots to demonstrate transformational coal technologies. DOE has supported a range of potentially transformational coal technologies aimed at enabling step-change improvements in coal-powered systems. UKy-CAER Heat-integrated Transformative CO2 Capture Process for Pulverized Coal Power Plants.

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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This decline was due almost entirely to a drop in coal consumption. Coal-fired power generation fell by a record 18% year-on-year to its lowest level since 1975. Emissions from buildings, industry and other parts of the economy rose, though less than in 2018. Coal-driven decline.

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Florida Power & Light blows up its last coal plant, will replace with solar

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Florida Power & Light (FPL) yesterday demolished its last coal-fired plant, the Indiantown Cogeneration Plant in Martin County, east of the Everglades. And right before the plant imploded, FPL CEO Eric Silagy announced that the utility will build a solar center near the site.

Tesla Energy takes a stand against coal and gas generators in Australia

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Tesla Energy firmly argued against using coal and gas generators to support a proposed low-cost, reliable, secure, and zero-emissions grid in Australia. . First, Tesla is firmly against the idea of extending the life span of existing coal and gas generators. .

El Segundo’s @LATimes Forced To Cover Climate Crisis When Politicians Shove It Up Their To-Do List #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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climate change Climate Emergency Community Activists electric cars energy efficiency environment environmental legislation Environmental Politics fossil fuels green buildings Green New Deal greenwashing Killer Coal News Ocean renewable energy Saving Energy sea-level rise solar power Sustainability toxic chemicals Truth & Reality wildfires Beto Los Angeles Times Mayor Eric Garcetti

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OSU team demonstrates Coal-Direct Chemical Looping for more efficient and low carbon coal heat release

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An Ohio State University team has demonstrated the successful operation of Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL)—which chemically harnesses coal’s energy and efficiently contains the carbon dioxide produced before it can be released into the atmosphere. For 203 continuous hours, an OSU combustion unit produced heat from coal while capturing 99% of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction. Hot iron and coal ash are left behind.

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US DOE to award up to $3M for coal-biomass-to-liquid projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to a total of $3 million to projects (1) to develop and to test novel technologies for the economical and environmentally-sustainable conversion of coal-biomass feedstocks to liquid transportation fuels (CBTL) and (2) to assess concepts and evaluate the feasibility of building and operating a commercial scale CBTL production facility. Feasibility Study for a Coal-Biomass to Liquids Facility.

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. In case you didn’t know, the City of Los Angeles still gets 40% of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, the dirtiest polluters and greenhouse gassers on the planet. It’s long been time to kick coal out of L.A.’s Or build a cardboard solar panel and wind turbine to tow and show!

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Wanxiang and GreatPoint Energy close $1.25B deal for 1 Tcf/year coal-to-natural-gas plant in Xinjiang; Sinopec to purchase output, building pipeline to east

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Overview of the Bluegas catalytic coal methanation process. billion from Wanxiang to finance and construct the first phase of a coal-to-natural gas facility that ultimately will have an annual production capacity of one trillion cubic feet (1 Tcf) (30 billion cubic meters) per year. By adding a catalyst to the coal gasification system, GreatPoint Energy is able to reduce the operating temperature in the gasifier, while directly promoting the reactions that yield methane (CH 4 ).

2012 196

Sinopec establishes coal-to-chemical unit

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Sinopec Group) formally established a coal-to-chemical unit in Beijing on September 28. will take charge of the investment and operation of coal-to-chemical business of the parent company, construction of the coal-to-chemical projects, as well as professional management of the coal-to-chemical business. Menafn. China Petroleum Corp. Sinopec Great Wall Energy Chemical Co.,

2012 200

Xinjiang Ramps Up Coal Production

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China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region—which, with coal reserves of about 2,190 billion tonnes is estimated to have about 40% of China’s total coal reserves—will launch 139 large and medium-sized coal mines by 2010. The coal output in Xinjiang hit nearly 67.7 Xinhua.

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HYBRIT JV planning to begin building demo plant for fossil-free steel in 2023

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We want to build the plant in Norrbotten. The byproduct of using fossil-free electricity and hydrogen in steelmaking, instead of coke and coal, will be water instead of carbon dioxide.

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Air Products signs deal for $3.5B coal-to-syngas production facility in China

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signed an agreement for a $3.5-billion coal-to-syngas production facility to be built in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, China. SFEC), a subsidiary of Yankuang Group, intend to form an Air Products majority-controlled joint venture company which would build, own and operate an air separation, gasification and syngas clean-up system to supply the SFEC site. SFEC would supply coal, steam and power and receive syngas under a long-term, onsite contract.

2017 150

Aventine upgrades Pekin ethanol plant from coal to natural gas

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Aventine Renewable Energy, a leading producer, marketer and end-to-end supplier of ethanol, completed a $13.20-million project to upgrade its wet mill ethanol plant in Pekin, Illinois, by replacing 70-year-old coal boiler technology with two newly installed Indeck high-pressure natural gas boilers. Three old coal boilers, including two vintage 1944 stoker boilers and a 1955 vintage steam boiler, will be permanently retired in early September.

2014 210

DOE, RTI to Design and Build Coal Syngas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants to Reduce Cost of Removing Contaminants, Capturing CO2; Potential for Synthetic Chemicals and Fuels

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Extending a relationship of more than a decade, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International will collaborate on a project designed to advance the development of coal power plants with near-zero emissions by reducing the cost and improving the efficiency of capturing CO 2 and removing contaminants from syngas derived from coal. Tags: Coal Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Gasification Power Generation

2009 150

CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

Creative Greenius

My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. In case you didn’t know, the City of Los Angeles still gets 40% of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, the dirtiest polluters and greenhouse gassers on the planet. It’s long been time to kick coal out of L.A.’s Or build a cardboard solar panel and wind turbine to tow and show!

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US DOE Making $37.5M Available for Joint US-China Clean Energy Research; Buildings, Coal and Vehicles

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Funding from the Department of Energy will be matched by the grantees to support $75 million in total US research that will focus on advancing technologies for building energy efficiency; low emissions coal including carbon capture and storage; and clean vehicles. DOE will provide one award for each of the CERC’s initial work areas: building efficiency, clean coal and clean vehicles. US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of $37.5

2010 170

Air Products Building Air Separation Units for China Coal-to-Chemicals Project

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PCEC, a state-owned enterprise established in 2008, will use the industrial gas products in a coal gasification process for chemical production. Under a long-term supply agreement, Air Products will build, own and operate three ASU trains producing more 8,200 tons per day (TPD) of oxygen, more than 3,100 TPD of nitrogen, more than 375 TPD of compressed dry air for PCEC, and will also produce liquid products for the merchant market in the region.

2010 170

Comparative genome study finds ancestral fungus may have influenced end of coal formation; potential resource for biofuel production

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Coal deposits—the fossilized remains of plants—were formed during a 60-million year period from around 360 to 300 million years ago. A team of 71 researchers from 12 countries, including researchers at the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), has proposed a new factor that may have contributed to the end of this Carboniferous period—named after the large stores of what became coal deposits. Biomass Coal Enzymes Fuels

2012 221

Shell, Shenhua to Partner on RD in Advanced Coal Technology; Shell Qualifies 3 Chinese Companies to Manufacture Gasification Technology

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Shell Coal Gasification Process. Shell (China) Limited and Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Co. Shenhua) have agreed to seek opportunities for conducting joint research and development in advanced coal technology. Shell) also qualified three Chinese companies for the manufacture of key equipment for the Shell Coal Gasification Process (SCGP), in order to make the Shell technology more competitive in the Chinese market. Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Co.

2009 179

LanzaTech in Coal to Ethanol Project in China; New Bio Energy Research Center

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MEK, Butadiene) from industrial waste gases, has signed a memorandum of understanding with one of the largest coal producers in China, Henan Coal and Chemical Industrial Corporation, to build a demonstration plant to produce ethanol and chemicals via LanzaTech’s fermentation process using syngas resulting from the gasification of coal. Tags: China Coal Ethanol Fuels Gasification

2010 185

Russia Considering Coal-to-Liquids Plant

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Russia is considering building a coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, according to Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko, speaking at an energy forum in Moscow. Russia holds the world’s second largest recoverable coal reserves (173 billion short tons), behind the United States (274 billion short tons), according to a 2008 assessment by the US Energy Information Administration. Russia abounds in black and brown coal that can be used to synthesize liquid fuel. Businessmir.

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Headwaters Inc and Axens Form Direct Coal Liquefaction Alliance

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Headwaters direct coal liquefaction process. Headwaters Inc and Axens are forming a strategic alliance to provide a single-source solution for producing synthetic fuels by direct coal liquefaction (DCL) alone or in combination with refinery residues or biomass. The two companies will combine their technologies and licensing activities for Coal-To-Liquids (CTL) projects world-wide. Axens will contribute its ebullated-bed H-Coal Process and proprietary catalyst.

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TCEQ grants air quality permits to Tenaska new-build carbon capturing coal plant in Texas; 85-90% capture

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Trailblazer will be the first new-build carbon capturing coal plant in Texas to receive an air quality permit. The Trailblazer Energy Center would also be the first large-scale coal project in Texas to use dry cooling. Tenaska is applying proven pre- and post-combustion technologies on a commercial scale in two advanced coal projects.

2010 179

EGEB: Ireland to build the Atlantic’s first floating offshore wind farm

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Ireland’s Moneypoint coal station will become a green energy hub that includes a floating offshore wind farm. more… The post EGEB: Ireland to build the Atlantic’s first floating offshore wind farm appeared first on Electrek.

Wood Mackenzie: China thermal coal demand to double to nearly 7btpa by 2030

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In a new report, energy, mining and minerals consultancy Wood Mackenzie projects that despite efforts to limit coal consumption and seek alternative fuel options, China’s strong appetite for thermal coal will lead to a doubling of demand by 2030. China’s demand will grow to approximately seven billion tonnes per annum (btpa) of thermal coal which is contrary to speculation that its thermal coal demand may peak in the next decade.

2013 191

Air Products and Lu’An Clean Energy to form $1.3B JV for coal-to-syngas project

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Air Products will form a $1.3-billion coal-to-syngas joint venture (JV) with Lu’An Clean Energy Company, which will significantly expand Air Products’ scope of supply serving Lu’An Mining (Group) Co., Air Products has already invested $300 million to build, own and operate four large air separation units (ASUs) to supply the Changzhi City site. The JV will receive coal, steam and power from Lu’An and will supply syngas to Lu’An under a long-term, onsite contract.

2017 150

Groupe Renault launching project to build biggest energy stationary storage system from EV batteries in Europe

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Groupe Renault is launching its “Advanced Battery Storage” program, which aims to build the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries yet designed in Europe by 2020 (power: 70 MW / energy: 60MWh). The first facilities will be developed in early 2019 on three sites in France and Germany: at the Renault plants in Douai and Cléon and at a former coal-fired plant in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Kawasaki Heavy to build first ocean-going liquid hydrogen tanker with demo in 2017; H2 for transport, industry, power in Japan

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KHI) will build the first ocean-going ships to carry liquefied hydrogen (LH 2 ), with plans for a demonstration test by 2017 in which liquefied hydrogen will be shipped from the state of Victoria in Australia to Japan. KHI is envisioning gasifying Australian brown coal (with carbon capture and sequestration) to produce the hydrogen, followed by liquefaction and shipment via the LH 2 tankers. KHI’s view of a “CO 2 -free hydrogen chain”. Source: KHI. Click to enlarge.

2013 282

Rostec and Shenhua to invest up to $10B into coal mine development and infrastructure in Russian Far East; coal and power

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Russian State Corporation Rostec, one of the largest Russian industrial conglomerates, and Chinese State Corporation Shenhua, the world’s leading producer and distributor of coal, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The parties plan to explore jointly coal deposits in Siberia and the Far East of Russia; to develop industrial and transport infrastructure;and to build generating capacities and high-voltage transmission lines for exporting electricity to China.

2014 185

Syngas Engages Rentech and GE for Clinton Coal and Biomass to Liquids Project in Australia

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Australia’s Syngas Limited has engaged Rentech to provide Fischer-Tropsch fuels production preliminary engineering services for Syngas’ proposed commercial scale coal and biomass to liquids (CBTL) fuels facility in Southern Australia, known as the Clinton Project. This work builds on the Clinton Project Pre-Feasibility Study outcomes released in April 2009 by Syngas. Additionally, the Clinton coal fluidizes well. Tags: Biomass Coal-to-Liquids (CTL

2009 191

Ignite Energy Resources and TRUenergy Plan Direct Coal-to-Liquids and Coal Drying Demo Project for Supercritical Water Technology

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Ignite Energy Resources (IER), developer of a supercritical water technology, and TRUenergy have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a commercial demonstration plant that will apply IER’s direct coal-to-oil and upgraded dry coal process to the brown coal at TRUenergy’s Yallourn mine in Australia. tonnes of high-ranked coal. TRUenergy’s generation portfolio spans coal, gas and renewable energy. Tags: Coal-to-Liquids (CTL

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BG Group sanctions US$15B coal seam gas to LNG project; first such

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BG Group has approved implementation of the first phase of a US$15-billion project to convert coal seam gas (CSG) to LNG—the first major commercial project to do so. QCLNG will involve expanding QGC’s existing coal seam gas production in the Surat Basin of southern Queensland; building a 730 km (454-mile) buried natural gas pipeline network; and constructing the natural gas liquefaction where the gas will be converted to LNG for export. Coal seam gas and LNG.

2010 185

Pertamina to collaborate with Celanese to develop fuel ethanol projects using Celanese TCX process in Indonesia; use of lower-rank coal

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TCX builds on Celanese’s acetyl platform and integrates new technologies to produce ethanol using basic hydrocarbon feedstocks—natural gas, coal and pet coke now, with biomass and waste planned for the future. Coal EthanolCelanese TCX production process. Click to enlarge. Celanese Corporation has entered into a Joint Statement of Cooperation to advance the development of fuel ethanol projects with Pertamina, the state-owned energy company of Indonesia.

2012 200

GE and Shenhua to Create Joint Venture for Advanced Coal Gasification and Coal Technology Solutions in China

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As one of a series of GE agreements signed in China this week ( earlier post ), GE and Shenhua Group Corporation have agreed to a framework for an industrial coal gasification joint venture which would combine GE’s expertise in gasification and cleaner power generation technologies with Shenhua’s expertise in building and operating coal gasification and coal-fired power generation facilities, to progress advanced coal technology solutions in China.

2009 200

Celanese signs MOU with Wison for coal-derived syngas for ethanol production in China; transaction value approx. $815M

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Wison plans to invest in a coal gasification unit to produce syngas per Celanese specs, and Celanese plans to invest approximately US$650 million in an Ethanol Complex using the output from Wison as feedstock and Celanese proprietary technology to produce ethanol for industrial use, and potentially for fuel ethanol. Celanese’s process technology builds on the company’s acetyl platform and integrates new technologies to produce ethanol using basic hydrocarbon feedstocks.

2011 179

NETL to award $13M to GTI and partners to advance carbon capture technology

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The team will fabricate the membrane and membrane modules, design and build an engineering-scale CO 2 capture system, conduct tests on coal flue gas, and gather data for further process scale-up. The integrated capture system will be tested on coal flue gas at the ITC to demonstrate continuous, steady-state operation for a minimum of two months to generate the data necessary for further process scale-up. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Coal Emissions

2020 185

DOE Selects 8 Projects to Advance Technologies for the Co-Production of Power and Hydrogen, Fuels or Chemicals from Coal-Biomass Feedstocks

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 8 research projects for funding that will focus on gasification of coal/biomass to produce synthetic gas (syngas) as a pathway to producing power, hydrogen, fuel or chemicals. Awards are in three areas: Reprocessing and Conditioning of Coal/Biomass Mixtures for Simultaneous Co-Feeding Systems; Reactive Properties of Coal/Biomass Mixed Fuels; and Design Concepts for Co-Production of Power, Fuels and Chemicals.

2010 191

New US-China Clean Energy Research Center to Focus on Buildings, Coal and Vehicles

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Priority topics to be addressed will initially include building energy efficiency, lower-emitting coal technologies including carbon capture and storage, and clean vehicles. The US DOE currently manages 12 agreements with China under the S&T framework on a wide variety of energy sciences and technologies including: building and industrial energy efficiency, clean vehicles, renewable energy, nuclear energy and science, and biological and environmental research.

2009 150

Alstom to lead consortium to build South East Asias first 1000 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant in Malaysia for €1B

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billion) in total, Alstom has signed a power plant contract worth the equivalent of more than €650 million (US$923 million) with Tenaga Janamanjung Sdn Bhd to provide key power generation equipment to South East Asia’s first 1000 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant Manjung, Malaysia. Supercritical power plants operate at a higher temperature than regular coal-fired power plants. In a project worth about €1 billion (US$1.4

JGC awarded EPC contract for CoolGen coal IGCC demonstration plant in Japan

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Japan-based JGC Corporation recently was awarded a contract by Osaki CoolGen Corporation for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services of the core facilities for an Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) demonstration plant. The oxygen-blown coal IGCC demonstration plant will form the base on which to build up IGFC technology, so the first stage of the project is of vital importance.

2012 210

Modified SOFC anodes allow operation at lower temperatures with carbon-containing gases; potential for much more efficient and cleaner generation of electricity from coal

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The resulting lower-temperature SOFCs could provide a cleaner, more efficient alternative to conventional power plants for generating electricity from coal reserves. Conventional coal-fired electric generating facilities capture about a third of the energy available in the fuel they burn. SOFCs powered by gasified coal are about twice as efficient as current coal-fired power plants, potentially reducing CO 2 emission by 50%, Yang et al.

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