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.

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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?)

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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

Mattershift scales up CNT membranes; potential for zero-carbon fuels for less than fossil

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Startup Mattershift says it has achieved a breakthrough in making carbon nanotube (CNT) membranes at large scale. Achieving large scale production of carbon nanotube membranes is a breakthrough in the membrane field. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Nanotech Solar fuels

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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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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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Global Carbon Project: Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

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Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.

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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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Shell bashes bans on gasoline cars, proposes carbon pricing instead

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emissions government global warming energy policy climate change carbon dioxide plug-in cars ShellThe prospect of bans on gasoline and diesel new-car sales have become a much greater threat not only to automakers but to oil companies as well, now that China has said it is studying such a move. The world's largest car market has not announced any timetables for such a ban, which will likely be implemented to give domestic automakers the maximum.

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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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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.

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Cutting carbon, meeting real-life emission tests, new electric cars to hurt profits, VW says

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At its annual media briefing on Wednesday, Volkswagen Group executives said the costs of meeting new emission tests in the EU, lowering carbon emissions globally, and launching multiple new electric models would eat into the company's profits. Europe emissions EU VW Group carbon dioxide plug-in cars Vehicle Testing Volkswagen diesel scandalWell, that's awkward.

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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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Proper carbon accounting for biofuels

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In a post—“ When do biofuels really balance carbon? —on his blog Cars and Climate , Dr. John DeCicco at the University of Michigan Energy Institute emphasizes again the importance of a rigorous examination of the common “biofuels recycle carbon” argument.

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Carnegie-led team creates new extremely hard carbon nitride compound

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New work from a team led by the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Alexander Goncharov has created a new extremely incompressible carbon nitride compound. They say it could be the prototype for a whole new family of superhard materials, due to the unexpected ratio of carbon and nitrogen atoms.

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Researchers discover why adding carbon to new type of solid electrolyte improves diffusion

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Here we use a combination of ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) and quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS) to more comprehensively address the influence of carbon incorporation and anion reorientations on cation conductivity in LiCB 11 H 12 and NaCB 11 H 12 salts.

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Stanford Energy Modeling Forum project confirms carbon pricing can be effective way to curb GHG emissions

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This study gathered together 11 modeling teams to run a common set of carbon tax scenarios, in order to explore how environmental and economic outcomes depend on the initial carbon tax rates, the rate at which the tax escalates, and how the government uses the revenue collected by the carbon tax. Of course, a primary reason for implementing a carbon or GHG tax is to reduce emissions, but the revenue can serve other goals. Carbon Tax Scenarios ”; Guest Editors: A.

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Carbon emissions from making electricity could vanish by 2060: study

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One of the major sources of carbon emissions is electricity generation. So what would it take to eliminate carbon emissions entirely from making electricity? emissions Carbon climate change Study electric utilities renewable energy energyIt's an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the automotive sphere, due to the slow rise of plug-in electric cars. DON'T MISS: Bipartisan governors' group urges Trump to back.

Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

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ExxonMobil is backing a new process that would capture carbon dioxide form power plants, and use it to feed fuel cells. FuelCell hopes to combine carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). oil Carbon carbon dioxide clean energy ExxonThe oil giant announced Thursday that it is expanding a partnership with Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy to develop the smaller company's fuel-cell technology.

Trump administration to work with Saudis on carbon capture for fossil fuels

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry signed an agreement with Saudi Arabian officials to research "carbon capture" technology for fossil fuels, the Department of Energy announced. emissions global warming climate change carbon dioxide Saudi Arabia fossil fuelsLast month, U.S. Perry and Khalid Al Falih, the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, signed a memorandum of understanding to "establish a framework for.

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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.

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UWO team discovers new conductive phase during carbon-coating process of lithium iron phosphate; potential to improve performance

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Researchers at The University of Western Ontario (UWO) have discovered a new conductive phase during the carbon-coating process of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode material that can improve the electrochemical performance of lithium-ion batteries.

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DOE announces $36M in funding for carbon capture technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $36 million in federally-funded financial assistance to advance carbon capture technologies. Selected projects for this FOA will fall under two areas of interest: Scaling of Carbon Capture Technologies to Engineering Scales Using Existing Host Site Infrastructure.

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ExxonMobil & FuelCell Energy pursue novel technology in carbon capture with carbonate fuel cells; initial projected 1/3 cost savings

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are pursuing novel technology in power plant carbon dioxide capture through a new application of carbonate fuel cells. Two years of comprehensive laboratory tests have demonstrated that the unique integration of two existing technologies—carbonate fuel cells and natural gas-fired power generation—captures carbon dioxide more efficiently than existing scrubber conventional capture technology. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Fuel Cells

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Global carbon emissions to rise after staying flat for three years: report

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Here’s some not-good news: After three years of minimal growth, global emissions of carbon dioxide are on the rise. So much so that we’re looking at new record highs, according to the Global Carbon Project. CHECK OUT: Global carbon emissions have been flat for. emissions China global warming India CO2 climate change carbon dioxide scienceIt's due largely to China burning more coal than it has in previous years.

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Study finds transport, residential heating main sources of black carbon in Russian Arctic

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According to a new international study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 38% of black carbon in the Russian Arctic originates from transport and 35% from residential heating sources, while open fires, power plants, and gas flaring are responsible for only 12%, 9%, and 6% respectively. Black carbon, or soot, increases snow and ice melt by dulling the reflective surface and increasing the absorption of sunlight.

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EU to slash vehicle carbon emissions one third more from 2021 through 2030

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Europe already has tough standards for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions in current and future vehicles. At its weekly cabinet meeting, held Wednesday, the European Union formally adopted far more stringent requirements for reductions in vehicle emissions of carbon dioxide. Europe emissions EU CO2 carbon dioxide regulationNow they're going to get significantly tougher between 2021 and 2030.

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More efficient gas engines as well as electric cars required to cut carbon emissions

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emissions oil global warming climate change Fuel Economy carbon dioxide fossil fuelsAs nations, automakers, and utilities contemplate how to tackle climate change in real terms, a perfect storm of competition is brewing that will—ideally—produce positive change for the rest of us. Automakers and electric utilities have been incentivized to build electric vehicles and install vast numbers of public charging stations to.

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CSIRO produces Australia’s first home-grown carbon fiber

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CSIRO scientists have produced Australia’s first entirely home-grown carbon fiber, paving the way for Australian industry to mass-produce the next generation materials, used in everything from bicycles and tennis rackets to satellites and fighter planes. Australia’s first carbon fiber was produced using polyacrylonitrile fiber, spun on the joint CSIRO/Deakin University wet spinning line, then carbonized at Deakin’s “Carbon Nexus” facility.

Lux: California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard will become a global phenomenon; carbon intensity, not volume

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California’s approach to transportation fuel policy—its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)—will become a global phenomenon, suggests Lux Research. The LCFS eliminates volume targets and focuses strictly on a fuel’s carbon intensity (CI) measured in gCO 2 /MJ on a well-to-wheel (WTW) basis—from extraction, conversion, transport, and combustion of the fuel.

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Enter BMW — with Carbon Fiber

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BMW MegaCity Urban Electric Car To Be Built of Carbon Fiber. First, the raw feedstock to make carbon fibers–just call it a “polacrylonitrile-based precursor&# –is made in Japan by a joint venture between SGL and Mitsubishi Rayon and flown to the U.S. The actual carbon fibers themselves are fabricated at Moses Lake, after which they’re flown to Germany, where they’re processed into lightweight fabrics in Wackersdorf. 2009 BMW Concept ActiveE.

Ruling that EPA must regulate carbon emissions: now 10 years old

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April 2 of this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Massachusetts vs EPA in which the EPA was forced to regulate carbon emissions. Carbon Footprint emissions laws EPA global warming lawsuit climate change carbon dioxide regulation MassachusettsAnniversaries often provide an opportunity to reflect on important past events, review what has happened since, and reflect upon the future.

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Getting To Work In Hermosa Beach – The Carbon Neutral ClueTrain Leaves the Station

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Courtesy of YouTube and the Hermosa Beach City website and converted and enlarged through the magic of Greenius we bring you this exclusive look at the Carbon Neutral ClueTrain leaving the Hermosa Beach station this week.

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27 teams advancing in $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE; converting CO2 to products

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XPRIZE announced the 27 teams representing six countries advancing in the $20-million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to develop technologies that convert the most carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas and power plant facilities into products with the highest net value. Led by Thomas Digby, the team is producing carbon negative biofuel. Pond Technology’s Carbon Cyclers (Canada). Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels

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DOE to award up to $36M for design and testing of advanced carbon capture technologies for coal-fired power generation

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $36 million ( DE-FOA-0001791 ) to continue the development of carbon capture technologies to either the engineering scale or to a commercial design, with an eye to reducing fossil fuel power plant emissions. Engineering design is to cover both the carbon capture process and balance of plant. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Coal Power Generation

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Shell launches commercial operation of Quest carbon capture and storage in Alberta oil sands

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Shell marked the official opening of the Quest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Alberta, Canada, and the start of commercial operations there. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Oil sands

Exclusive Greenius Video: Bill McKibben on Hermosa Beach as a Carbon Neutral City

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I got a chance to talk to Bill about a few of the things we’re working on here in the Los Angeles area and the first subject was our Carbon Neutral City efforts in Hermosa Beach.

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PNNL leads team to accelerate development of affordable carbon fiber composites

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This approach should speed the development of more economical carbon fiber materials. While stronger and lighter than steel, carbon fiber composites are relatively expensive.

Study projects global carbon footprint from ICT will be equivalent to half of transportation’s current level by 2040

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While for the carbon footprint of ICT, infrastructure is primarily driven by its operating electricity consumption, the smart phones footprint on the other hand is primarily driven by its production energy and its short use life of 2 years.

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Mayor DiVirgilio: “Why Hermosa Beach is Going Carbon Neutral”

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Hermosa Beach Mayor, Michael DiVirgilio, has on Op Ed piece in today’s Daily Breeze on why he is leading his city to a carbon neutral future. Hermosa Beach Mayor, Michael DiVirgilio, speaking on behalf of 350 at the International Day of Climate Action last October.

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