Infinium to provide ultra-low carbon electrofuels to Amazon trucking fleet starting in 2023

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Electrofuels provider Infinium announced an agreement with Amazon to begin using Infinium Electrofuels in the retailer’s middle mile fleet as an ultra-low carbon alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Electrofuels Fleets Fuels Market Background

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“Ticking carbon bomb:” Legacy carmakers massively understate carbon emissions

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New report calls out legacy carmakers for covering up carbon emissions from making cars. The post “Ticking carbon bomb:” Legacy carmakers massively understate carbon emissions appeared first on The Driven.

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All-in-one solar-powered tower makes carbon-neutral kerosene in the field at pilot-scale

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That makes the fuel carbon neutral, especially if we use CO 2 captured directly from the air as an ingredient, hopefully in the not-too-distant future. Aviation & Aerospace Biotech Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Electrofuels Fuels Market Background Solar fuels

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UK to award £54M to 15 projects developing innovative carbon removal technology

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The UK government is awarding £54 million to 15 projects to develop technologies that remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere. The money will help projects further develop their greenhouse gas removal technologies, which include a machine that can pull carbon dioxide out of the air, a plant to convert household waste into hydrogen for use in the transport industry, and a system to remove carbon dioxide from seawater. Cambridge Carbon Capture Ltd.,

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Researchers use melamine to create effective, low-cost carbon capture; potential tailpipe application

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Using an inexpensive polymer called melamine, researchers from UC Berkeley, Texas A&M and Stanford have created a cheap, easy and energy-efficient way to capture carbon dioxide from smokestacks.

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JFE Steel, Emirates Steel and Itochu to study building supply chain for low-carbon ironmaking

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Price-competitive natural gas will be used for the direct reduction of iron ore, but the CO 2 emitted by this process will be injected into UAE oil fields for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) under the practice of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).

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New proton ceramic reactor stack for highly efficient hydrogen production and carbon capture in a single step

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The ceramic membrane reactor also separates carbon dioxide more efficiently, enabling the greenhouse gas to be easily transported and sequestered. The process also has a low carbon footprint. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Natural Gas

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MIT researchers boost efficiency of carbon capture and conversion systems

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Researchers at MIT have developed a method that could significantly boost the performance of carbon capture and conversion systems that use catalytic surfaces to enhance the rates of carbon-sequestering electrochemical reactions. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Solar fuels

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Airbus and major airlines partner to explore direct air carbon capture technology

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Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS) involves filtering and removing CO 2 emissions directly from the air using high powered fans. This non-toxic solution chemically binds with the CO 2 molecules, removing them from the air and trapping them in the liquid solution as a carbonate salt.

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Infinium enters strategic alliance with Denbury for ultra-low-carbon electrofuels projects in Texas

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Electrofuels innovator Infinium ( earlier post ) has entered into a strategic alliance with US independent energy company Denbury to collaborate on developing ultra-low carbon electrofuels projects in the state of Texas.

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BASF and Samsung Heavy Industries collaborate on carbon capture & storage onboard maritime vessels

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Towards this end, both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Onboard Carbon Capture and Storage (OCCS) technology at the trade show Gastech 2022 in Milan, Italy. The scope of the collaboration includes a marinization study as well as engineering design and construction of the carbon capture unit. The joint effort is in line with the strategy of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce the carbon intensity of international shipping by at least 40% by 2030.

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Kia EV6 achieves product carbon footprint certification from the Carbon Trust

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Kia EV6 ( earlier post )has achieved product carbon footprint certification and ‘ Carbon Measured ’ label from the global climate change and sustainability consultancy the Carbon Trust, becoming the first Korean vehicle manufacturer to achieve the certificate.

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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. The agreement, worth up to $60 million, will focus efforts on optimizing the core technology, overall process integration and large-scale deployment of carbon capture solutions. ExxonMobil says it has captured more carbon dioxide than any other company. ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy, Inc.

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ExxonMobil, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab develop new MOF for carbon capture and steam regeneration

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Scientists from ExxonMobil, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new material that could capture more than 90% of CO 2 emitted from industrial sources using low-temperature steam, requiring less energy for the overall carbon capture process.

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Carbon Recycling International and Johnson Matthey collaborate on sustainable methanol

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Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Johnson Matthey (JM) have agreed on a long-term exclusive catalyst supply agreement for the use of JM’s KATALCO methanol catalysts in CRI’s Emissions-To-Liquids (ETL) CO 2 -to-methanol plants. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Methanol

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Hankuk Carbon, Dymag partner to mass manufacture carbon composite wheels for automotive

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Hankuk Carbon Co Ltd, a manufacturer of advanced composite materials, has formed a strategic joint-partnership with Dymag, a manufacturer of carbon composite wheels, to enable the mass production of high-performance carbon composite wheels for the world’s leading automotive OEMs.

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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.

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Multicomponent catalytic system efficiently converts carbon dioxide to methanol

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Inspired by naturally occurring processes, a team of Boston College chemists used a multi-catalyst system to convert carbon dioxide to methanol at the lowest temperatures reported with high activity and selectivity.

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DOE to award up to $24M to advance direct air carbon capture technology

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $24 million for research into technology that captures carbon emissions directly from the air, replicating the way plants and trees absorb CO 2. ( Although direct air capture of carbon dioxide (DAC) generally refers to the capture of CO 2 from ambient air, this FOA also considers the removal of CO 2 from partially concentrated air (e.g., Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Fuels Market Background

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Strategic Biofuels successfully tests carbon capture and storage for renewable diesel plant

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Strategic Biofuels announced that its Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Test Well Program was successfully completed at the company’s Louisiana Green Fuels Project (LGF) in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. Carbon capture and permanent geologic sequestration is no longer a hypothetical scenario for Louisiana Green Fuels—successful completion of the test well is a major milestone that’s not been achieved by any other renewable diesel project.

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ArcelorMittal, Gestamp successfully trial low-carbon emissions steel in car parts

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ArcelorMittal and Tier 1 automotive supplier Gestamp have successfully trialed the use of low-carbon emissions steel for use in car parts that will ultimately be used in the production of vehicles in Spain and throughout Europe.

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ExxonMobil planning hydrogen production, carbon capture and storage at Baytown complex; 1B cfd of blue hydrogen

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ExxonMobil is planning a hydrogen production plant and one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage projects at its integrated refining and petrochemical site at Baytown, Texas, supporting efforts to reduce emissions from company operations and local industry. The proposed hydrogen facility would produce up to 1 billion cubic feet per day of “blue” hydrogen—hydrogen produced from natural gas and supported by carbon capture and storage.

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New polymer membrane efficiently removes carbon dioxide from mixed gases; high permeability and selectivity

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A team of researchers from North Carolina State University, SINTEF in Norway and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, has developed a polymer membrane technology that removes carbon dioxide from mixed gases with both high permeability and high selectivity. The researchers then grafted a patchy layer of polyamine, which selectively attracts carbon dioxide, thus pulling it into the membrane and leading to much higher separation from nitrogen.

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Battery-grade lithium carbonate forecast to trade at $74K/tonne in 12 months

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Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations forecast battery-grade lithium carbonate to trade at 504,813 CNY (US$74,000) per tonne in 12 months time. Lithium carbonate is forecast to trade near its high.

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Renault Scénic Vision hydrogen hybrid concept offers 75% smaller carbon footprint than a conventional BEV

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Its hybrid electric and hydrogen powertrain aims to reduce downtime related to energy recharging while reducing the carbon footprint, including the battery. It uses no rare-earth elements, which helps to reduce its carbon footprint and create a responsible and sustainable ecosystem.

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Haldor Topsoe and Aker Carbon Capture to cooperate on low-carbon hydrogen solutions

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Aker Carbon Capture and Haldor Topsoe have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention to offer a complete solution for low-carbon hydrogen production. The solution combines Haldor Topsoe’s proven hydrogen process and Aker Carbon Capture’s post-combustion carbon capture technology to achieve low-emission and cost-effective production of ‘blue’ hydrogen. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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ESA approves Norwegian CCS Full-Scale carbon capture and storage project; up to €2.1bn in aid

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The CCS Full-Scale project is a central part of Norway’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and meet the European goal of climate-neutrality by 2050. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Market Background

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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. CE’s AIR TO FUELS products are fully compatible with existing cars, trucks, ships and planes, allowing existing vehicles to reduce their carbon emissions without modification.

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Benchmark: Lithium carbonate prices reach record high

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Prices of lithium carbonate assessed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence have reached new highs on the back of limited supply and sustained lithium-ion battery demand in China. Benchmark’s EXW China (Battery) grade of lithium carbonate rose by 26.5%

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ArcelorMittal publishes concept for global low-carbon emissions physical steel standard

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ArcelorMittal published a concept for a low-carbon emissions steel standard to help incentivize the decarbonization of steelmaking globally and support the creation of market demand for physical steel products which would be classified as lower, and ultimately near-zero, carbon emissions steel.

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Elkem to test first carbon capture pilot for silicon smelters

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Elkem, a global leader in silicon-based advanced materials, will test the world’s first carbon capture pilot for silicon smelters at its plant in Rana, Norway. The carbon capture pilot is a collaboration between Elkem and Mo Industripark, SINTEF, Alcoa, Celsa, Ferroglobe, SMA Mineral, Norcem, Norfrakalk, Arctic Cluster Team and Aker Carbon Capture. Aker Carbon Capture delivers the test unit, which is the only one of its kind in Norway.

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HIF Global partners with Topsoe for eFuels facility in Texas; carbon-neutral gasoline

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The plant will produce carbon-neutral fuel—enough to decarbonize more than 400,000 vehicles annually. eFuels are produced by combining green hydrogen made from renewable power and recycled carbon dioxide. It will produce 200 million gallons per year of a carbon-neutral gasoline that can be used in today’s cars and gas stations with no modifications required. Topsoe will deliver technology to HIF Global’s (HIF) planned eFuels facility in Texas. Earlier post.)

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Baker Hughes acquires exclusive license from SRI International for mixed salt process technology for carbon capture

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3C’s technology differs from traditional carbon capture solvent-based solutions by using rotating beds instead of static columns, effectively distributing solvents in a compact and modularized format. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Market Background

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Carbon Engineering & LanzaTech partner to produce SAF using direct air capture CO2; “air-to-jet”

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LanzaTech UK and direct air capture technology company Carbon Engineering have partnered on a project to create sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO 2 ). The project team, consisting of LanzaTech, CE, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, will examine how two proven technologies can be integrated to recycle atmospheric CO 2 into ultra-low carbon jet fuel. Aviation & Aerospace Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Market Background

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Estonian startup UP Catalyst secures €2.09M; sustainable carbon nanomaterials and graphite from CO2

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Estonian startup UP Catalyst, a company developing a method to produce sustainable carbon nanomaterials and graphite from CO 2 , has closed a successful pre-seed round of €500,000, in addition to €1.59 Although founded in 2019, the scientific research and development of UP Catalyst goes back to 2016, when relevant technologies to produce carbon nanomaterials and graphite sustainably were studied by the founders. Batteries Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Manufacturing Materials

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Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, Rusheen Capital Management create company to deploy Carbon Engineering’s direct air capture technology

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Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental, and Rusheen Capital Management, a private equity firm, have formed a development company, 1PointFive, to finance and to deploy Carbon Engineering ’s large-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology.

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Measuring AI’s Carbon Footprint

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Several software packages estimate the carbon emissions of AI workloads. They also obtained, for 16 geographical regions, carbon emissions per kWh of energy used throughout 2020, at five-minute granularity. Machine-learning models are growing exponentially larger.

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Study finds limiting warming to 2 °C would require at least a $200/t carbon tax globally

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Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, and José-Luis Cruz of Princeton University assesses the local social cost of carbon (LSCC) and how that cost aligns with the carbon reduction pledges countries made under the Paris Agreement.

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Evonik introduces silicon-carbon composite material for anodes: Siridion Black

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Evonik has introduced the silicon-carbon composite material Siridion Black as a new anode material for lithium-ion batteries. Within the amorphous particles, the carbon concentration increases from the inside out. The carbon-covered silicon is now available on an industrial scale.

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Study finds transporting food and ingredients generates 20% of carbon emissions in the global food system

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We estimate the carbon footprint of food-miles by using a global multi-region accounting framework. They also use refrigeration—which is extremely carbon-intensive—when moving fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Linde and Shell team up to commercialize lower-carbon technology for ethylene: E-ODH

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The catalytic process is an alternative route to ethane steam cracking, offering the potential of economic advantages, acetic acid co-production and significantly lower overall carbon footprint through electrification of power input. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background

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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. new developments of the transformation are reported including use of a nickel super-alloy electrode, critical thermal balance of the process, demonstration of the secondary pure, hot oxygen product, and alkali control of the carbon nanotube structure. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC

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Teijin unveils advanced spread-tow carbon fiber woven fabric

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Teijin Limited launched a lightweight, strong and cost-effective carbon fiber woven fabric developed with the company’s proprietary tow-spreading technology. Properties of Teijin’s new spread-tow carbon fiber.

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