ExxonMobil, FuelCell Energy expand agreement to optimize carbonate fuel cell technology for large-scale carbon capture

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signed a new, two-year expanded joint-development agreement to further enhance carbonate fuel cell technology for the purpose of capturing carbon dioxide from industrial facilities. ExxonMobil says it has captured more carbon dioxide than any other company.

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Occidental Petroleum and Chevron invest in direct air carbon capture and synthetic fuels company Carbon Engineering

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Canada-based Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE) CE) has received equity investment from two global energy companies: Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation; and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Chevron Corporation.

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C2CNT process converts flue gas from natural gas power plant into carbon nanotubes

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On 26 July, the first flue gas from the natural gas power plant, the Shepard Energy Center in Calgary, Canada, was directly transformed by the C2CNT process ( earlier post ) into carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes grown by C2CNT directly from carbon dioxide (SEM and TEM imaging).

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Molten carbonate electrolysis can produce a range of carbon nanomaterials, including graphene, from CO2 at high yield

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Researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China and George Washington University in the US report in a new paper in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research that a range of important carbon nanomaterials can be produced at high yield by molten carbonate electrolysis.

2019 85

Researchers develop wave-energy-driven CO2 reduction system for production of carbon-based liquid fuels

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Hassan, Tao Jiang, Khaled Nabil Salama, Zhonglin Wang and Jr-Hau He (2019) “Blue Energy Fuels: Converting Ocean Wave Energy to Carbon-Based Liquid Fuels via CO 2 Reduction” Energy & Environmental Science doi: 10.1039/C9EE03566D.

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DOE announces $110M for carbon capture, utilization, and storage projects

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A recent study by Science of the Total Environment found that DOE is the most productive organization in the world in the carbon capture and storage field. Under the first FOA award, Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) Studies for Carbon Capture Systems on Coal and Natural Gas Power Plants, DOE has selected nine projects to receive $55.4 The selected projects will support FEED studies for commercial-scale carbon capture systems.

2019 79

LeMond Carbon obtains independent verification of its carbon fiber rapid oxidation technology

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LeMond Carbon announced the results of an independent technical audit conducted by Bureau Veritas (BV) of its carbon fiber manufacturing process. The audit was conducted on a pilot line at Deakin University’s Carbon Nexus facility in Geelong, Australia.

GWU team suggests C2CNT carbon nanotube composites could amplify reduction of GHG emissions

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Stuart Licht reports that the addition of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) produced from CO 2 by low-energy C2CNT (CO 2 to CNT) molten electrolysis ( earlier post ) to materials such as concrete or steel not only forms composites with significantly better properties, but amplifies the reduction of CO 2.

2019 112

Weizmann Institute team engineers E. coli to eat carbon dioxide

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Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel have created a strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli that grows by consuming carbon dioxide instead of sugars or other organic molecules. The findings point to means of developing, in the future, carbon-neutral fuels. Then the bacterial body parts were weighed, and the weight they had gained checked against the mass that would be added from eating the heavier version of carbon.

2019 73

Licht Group reports high-yield, low-energy synthesis of carbon nano-onions from CO2

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Stuart Licht ( earlier post ) report a process for the high-yield, low-energy synthesis of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) by electrolysis of CO 2 in molten carbonate. The source of CO 2 to produce CNOs can be industrial flue gas, or direct air carbon capture.

2019 114

Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future

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Mercedes-Benz's CEO-apparent Ola Källenius laid out a plan Monday, just after the Norway launch of its EQC electric SUV, that outlines the development of an entire "carbon-neutral" passenger-car fleet. Mercedes-Benz carbon dioxide

2019 89

MIT engineers develop efficient means of carbon capture using electrochemical cell

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Researchers at MIT have developed a new, efficient way to capture carbon that addresses the inherent inefficiencies ( earlier post ) of incumbent technologies, due to their thermal energy losses, large footprint or degradation of sorbent material.

2019 78

DOE awards $4M to carbon capture and storage projects selected as part of ACT

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Together, DOE and the ACT Initiative are funding researchers in each of the participating countries to collaborate on projects that will accelerate and mature carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies around the world.

2019 78

Charging industry agrees on carbon credit standards

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Driving on electricity produces less carbon than driving on gas. Yet in most places, no one gets credit for lowering those carbon emissions. In an effort to reduce the cost of installing electric-car charging stations, a new agreement by the Electric Vehicle Charging Carbon Coalition (EVCCC), calculates carbon credits to. Carbon Charging NetworksThat is, until now.

2018 68

Gasoline from solar and wind power: Zero-carbon doesn't assure clean or efficient

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Carbon Footprint carbon dioxide renewable energyPrometheus Fuels is a California startup aiming to scale up a process that can sound remarkably simple that several have tried before: “We remove CO2 from the air and turn it into gasoline.” ” The process, which recently has been either a holy grail or a red herring for the oil and gas industry, isn't new. But it’s been waylaid.

2019 74

ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat in joint development agreement to advance atmospheric carbon capture technology

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ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat signed a joint development agreement to advance technology that can capture and concentrate carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources, including power plants, and the atmosphere. The companies will evaluate the potential scalability of Global Thermostat’s carbon capture technology for large industrial use. ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat are also exploring opportunities to identify economic uses for captured carbon dioxide.

2019 81

Global Carbon Project: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

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Driven by rising natural gas and oil consumption, levels of CO 2 are expected to hit 37 billion metric tons this year, according to new estimates from the Global Carbon Project (GCP), an initiative led by Stanford University scientist Rob Jackson. increase in carbon dioxide emissions for 2019.

2019 78

New low-temp photocatalytic nanoparticle could shrink carbon footprint for syngas; methane dry reforming

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Syngas can be made in many ways, but one of those, methane dry reforming, is increasingly important because the chemical inputs are methane and carbon dioxide, two potent and problematic greenhouse gases. In dry reforming, the oxygen atoms come from carbon dioxide rather than steam.

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Baker Institute-led group to develop nationwide protocol for paying ranchers and farmers to store carbon

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Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy has initiated a working group to develop a United States protocol for paying ranchers and farmers to store carbon in their soil. The current system for voluntary carbon transactions is broken and needs to be fixed, group founders said. There are many ranchers and farmers in the southwestern and central US whose land has substantial potential to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to the working group.

2019 65

Bridgestone cuts carbon emissions by using recovered carbon black for new tires

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Bridgestone is the first tire company to use recovered carbon black in the large-scale manufacturing of new tires, paving the way for reductions in carbon emissions in an industry that has long been plagued by waste issues.

2019 63

Researchers propose using AC and ventilation systems for decentralized production of carbon-neutral synthetic fuels

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In case of combustion for mobility or power generation, in this scenario the CO 2 emitted is again captured, finally allowing for a closed, net zero carbon cycle, thus, enabling a circular CO 2 economy based on hundreds, thousands, and ultimately millions of modular plants.

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First snapshots of CO2 molecules trapped in MOFs shed new light on carbon capture

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Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have taken the first images of carbon dioxide molecules within a molecular cage—part of a metal-organic framework (MOF), with great potential for separating and storing gases and liquids.

2019 102

Carbon fiber from plants close to carbon-neutral? Scientists hopeful

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When it comes to materials with the most promise in automotive applications, carbon fiber and graphene each rank high on the list. Unlike graphene, however, real-world carbon fiber applications exist today—and they're helping automakers reduce the weight of cars coming tomorrow. Manufacturing Carbon Fiber research and development materials weight reduction Lightweight

Could buying Porsche carbon offsets assuage your tailpipe guilt? Take our Twitter poll

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Porsche has a new way for buyers to feel better about the environment, while purchasing a new performance vehicle: buy carbon offsets. carbon dioxide Polls

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DOE awarding ~$44M to seven carbon capture projects

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected seven projects to receive approximately $44 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development through the funding opportunity announcement, Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies. The projects will target one of two areas: 1) engineering-scale testing of transformational solvent- or membrane-based carbon dioxide (CO?)

2018 85

Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

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A decade ago, it was seen as a homegrown and carbon-neutral way to use less gasoline—and federal legislation mandated that increasing volumes be blended into U.S. Much debate followed over using "food for fuel," its supposed carbon neutrality and the footprint of the.

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Stanford study finds current carbon capture technology inefficient & increases air pollution

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Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, suggests that carbon capture technologies are inefficient and increase air pollution. All sorts of scenarios have been developed under the assumption that carbon capture actually reduces substantial amounts of carbon. However, this research finds that it reduces only a small fraction of carbon emissions, and it usually increases air pollution. A study by Mark Z.

2019 60

Ahead of electric-car production, VW demands suppliers cut carbon emissions

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Manufacturing global warming carbon dioxide sustainability MEB architectureAs Volkswagen ramps up to build a new generation of mass-market electric vehicles in the aftermath of its diesel scandal, regulators and environmental groups will likely be paying close attention to their emissions—especially the emissions created in making them. The Financial Times, in a Sunday report, presented some interesting pieces of.

2019 87

GWU team demonstrates highly scalable, low-cost process for making carbon nanotube wools directly from CO2

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Researchers at George Washington University led by Dr. Stuart Licht have demonstrated the first facile high-yield, low-energy synthesis of macroscopic length carbon nanotubes (CNTs)—carbon nanotube wool—from CO 2 using molten carbonate electrolysis ( earlier post ).

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ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech break ground on €150M project to convert blast furnace carbon emissions to ethanol

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Leading steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has begun construction of new premises at its site in Ghent, Belgium, to house a new installation which will convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol. Single use carbon must become a thing of the past.

2018 104

Activated carbon filter now standard in all Volkswagen models

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Volkswagen has begun to fit all its models with an activated carbon filter. Furthermore, the filter technology with activated carbon layer also converts harmful gases such as nitrogen dioxide, leaving the interior air cleaner and less disturbing.

2019 78

Renewable energy growth falters as carbon dioxide hits record levels

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Perhaps most troubling, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography released data last week from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that concentrations of carbon in the atmosphere have reached record levels unseen not just in human history, but in the scientific.

2019 100

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? The Portland cement that acts as the glue in concrete is actually a major source of carbon emissions, due to the intense heat required to manufacture it.

2015 94

ETH Zurich: carbon-neutral fuel made from sunlight and air

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This mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide can then be processed into liquid hydrocarbon fuels through conventional methanol or Fischer–Tropsch synthesis. Carbon-neutral fuels are crucial for making aviation and maritime transport sustainable.

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GWU research team C2CNT advances to the final round of the Carbon XPRIZE; CO2 to carbon nanotubes

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Stuart Licht, a chemistry professor at the George Washington University, and his team of researchers are among the finalists announced today in the $20-million Carbon XPRIZE competition. The carbon dioxide is bubbled into, and dissolved in, a molten carbonate bath.

2018 78

ExxonMobil expands participation in MIT Energy Initiative’s low-carbon research; Mobility of Future study

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ExxonMobil said extended its support of the MIT Energy Initiative’s (MITEI) low-carbon energy research and education mission by renewing its status as a founding member for another five years. With its renewed membership, ExxonMobil will expand its participation in MITEI’s Low-Carbon Energy Centers. The company will: Extend its membership in MITEI’s Center for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage. Join MITEI’s Mobility Systems Center, its newest Low-Carbon Energy Center.

2019 60

Electric cars emit less carbon than average U.S. new car, everywhere in the world

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The answer is yes, but the carbon emissions per mile of an electric car—properly measured on a wells-to-wheels basis—are virtually always lower than those of a gasoline or diesel car. Carbon Footprint greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide electric utilities plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) wells to wheelsWhen electric cars first arrived in 2011, it was a reasonable question: Aren't you just shifting emissions from the tailpipe to the smokestack?

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Study finds carbon capture & storage could be financial opportunity for conventional ethanol plants

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The analysis combines process engineering, spatial optimization, and lifecycle assessment to consider the technical, economic, and institutional feasibility of near-term carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Ethanol

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Greenius on Patch.com: Lessons Learned on Carbon Neutral City Committee

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After eight months of working directly with Mayor Michael DiVirgilio to introduce and launch the Carbon Neutral City initiative , I stepped aside two weeks ago to focus more on the surrounding South Bay communities and to play a different role in Hermosa.

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Group14 closes $18M in financing to scale-up silicon-carbon composite anode material

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The new funds will be used to scale-up manufacturing of a next-generation silicon-carbon composite anode material and advance into commercial production.

2019 90

Global carbon emissions have been flat for three years now

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Last month, scientists released an assessment that suggests global carbon emissions did not increase significantly in 2016. That makes this the third year in a row that carbon emissions have remained flat. Environmental emissions energy policy greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide air pollutionGlobal efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions may be starting to pay off, suggests a recent study.

2016 82

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 wheelsElectric cars are simply nicer and calmer to drive than conventional cars, and as their prices fall, that may be what will lure mass-market buyers over time.

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Polymer microcapsules with liquid carbonate cores and silicone shells offer a new approach to carbon capture

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The approach, described in a paper in the journal Nature Communications , could be an important advance in carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). They have significant performance advantages over the carbon-absorbing materials used in current CCS technology.

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