Greenergy opts for Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology to produce low-carbon fuels from waste tires

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Greenergy will invest in Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of a project to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from waste tires. billion tires are discarded each year worldwide, creating significant waste.

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Sparc Technologies, QUT partner to develop a hard carbon anode material from bio-waste for Na-ion batteries

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The partnership will begin with a project in the battery anode space with the development of a novel process for the production of hard carbon from bio-waste.

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Virgin Group and Agilyx form strategic partnership to produce lower carbon aviation fuel from plastic waste

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Virgin Group and chemical conversion technology company Agilyx ( earlier post ) are forming a strategic partnership to research and develop lower carbon fuel facilities to help address plastic pollution and the global transition to net zero. Virgin Group and Agilyx aim to reuse plastic waste to produce synthetic crude oil that will then be refined into a lower carbon fuel. Agilyx’s proprietary technology is able to break down plastic waste through a pyrolysis process.

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Upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into lubricant oils

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Researchers in the US have developed a catalytic upcycling process using platinum nanoparticles supported on perovskites to convert single-use polyethylene (PE) (such as grocery bags) into value-added high-quality liquid products (such as motor oils and waxes). At moderate pressure and temperature, this catalyst cleaved carbon-carbon bonds in polyethylene to produce high-quality liquid hydrocarbons. Catalysts Lubricating Oils Plastics Recycling

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DOE researchers investigate economic and environmental impacts of converting wet waste to renewable diesel

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Meanwhile, wet waste feedstocks, such as animal manure and fats, oils, and greases (FOG), represent another important category of resources that could be utilized to produce MCCI bioblendstocks due to its abundant availability.

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ETH Zurich catalyst can convert polypropylene directly into motor oil with high selectivity

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Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, have developed a carbon-supported platinum nanoparticle catalyst that can achieve complete hydrocracking of polypropylene into liquid hydrocarbons (C 5 –C 45 ). Catalysts Lubricating Oils Plastics Recycling

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BMW Group using sustainable BASF paints made from bio-waste

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The BMW Group is the first automotive manufacturer worldwide to use matt paints made from biomass instead of crude oil at its European plants. Its biomass-balanced version, CathoGuard 800 ReSource, adds a reduced carbon footprint to the e-coat application’s material efficiency, without changing the product’s formulation. This not only reduces consumption of fossil resources, but also avoids the CO 2 emissions associated with the production, transport and processing of crude oil.

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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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ORNL-led team uses carbon material derived from tire waste to convert used cooking oil to biofuel

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Using a novel, reusable carbon material derived from old rubber tires, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)-led research team has developed a simple method to convert used cooking oil into biofuel. The team’s approach combines modified, recovered carbon with sulfuric acids, which is then mixed with free fatty acids in household vegetable oil to produce usable methyl ester biofuel.

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Rice, C-Crete team optimizes conversion of tire waste into graphene for stronger concrete

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Rice University scientists and their colleagues at C-Crete Technologies have optimized a process to convert waste from rubber tires into graphene that can, in turn, be used to strengthen concrete. Elements besides carbon were vented out for other uses.

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Sinopec Capital to invest in and partner with LanzaTech; direct production of chemicals from wastes and residues

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Sinopec Capital, as the industrial investment arm of Sinopec Group—one of the world’s largest integrated energy and chemicals companies—announced an investment in LanzaTech with a focus on promoting direct production of chemicals from waste carbon. Petrochemicals account for around 12% of global oil demand—a share that is expected to increase. LanzaTech’s platform takes pollution and recycles it, eliminating single-use carbon.

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Oil sands company Suncor Energy strengthens its focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels, divesting wind and solar

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Suncor Energy, a Canadian integrated energy company that is one of the top oil sands producers in the country, will strengthen its focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels to accelerate progress towards its objective to be a net-zero company by 2050. Canada Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Oil sands

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Honeywell and Wood partner on technologies for carbon-neutral sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

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Honeywell and Wood announced a comprehensive package of technologies to support the effort to produce carbon-neutral aviation fuel. The UOP Ecofining process technology converts waste oils, fats, and greases into Honeywell Green Jet Fuel, a drop-in replacement for jet fuel. When using a feedstock such as used cooking oils, lifecycle GHG emissions can be reduced by 80% at this stage compared to conventional petroleum jet fuel.

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Asahi Kasei to produce S-SBR for eco-friendly tires using butadiene derived from plastic waste and biomass

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regarding the supply of butadiene derived from plastic waste and biomass. The first is a method of converting plastic waste into pyrolysis oil and feeding it to its Ethylene Cracker Complex; the second is using bio-feedstock as a feed.

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St1 Etanolix food-waste-to-ethanol plant integrated into oil refinery in Gothenburg

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The ethanol plant is fully integrated into the functions and logistics of St1 oil refinery in Gothenburg and has an annual production capacity of 5 million liters (1.3 The Etanolix production process starts with receiving feedstock that has high carbohydrate concentrations, such as bakery waste. During the fermentation process, carbon dioxide is formed and collected and then cleaned to recover ethanol traces.

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Fraunhofer team develops process to recycle carbon black from car tires

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Waste tires have been used mainly for recovering energy sources; only small proportions of the carbon black contained in these tires are recycled, since mineral ash accounts for around 20% of its content. To produce one ton of carbon black, we need approximately 1.5

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Jaguar Land Rover will use plastic waste in next-generation sustainable luxury interiors

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Jaguar Land Rover is working with ECONYL nylon to develop high-quality interiors made from ocean and landfill waste. The nylon waste is reclaimed by Aquafil from all over the world. In a single year, the company recycles as much as 40,000 tonnes of waste, with the recycling process reducing the global warming impact of nylon by 90 per cent compared with the material produced from oil.

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Alphabet Energy introduces PowerModules for modular thermoelectric waste heat recovery; partnership with Borla for heavy-duty trucks

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The PowerBlocks thermoelectric materials are p-type tetrahedrites and n-type magnesium silicide (Mg 2 Si) which provide the average ZT of around 1—similar to that obtained by skutterudite (GM, Gentherm) and half-heusler (GMZ) materials used by the DOE Waste Heat 2 (WH2) projects, according to a recent US Department of Energy (DOE) technology assessment. It has long been our goal to be known as the ‘Intel Inside,’ or in our case, the ‘Alphabet Inside’ of waste heat recovery.

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BTG and GoodFuels exploring options for joint investment to convert pyrolysis oil to low-carbon fuel for ships

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Biomass technology group BTG plans to set up a new high-tech technology company that can convert crude pyrolysis oil into diesel fuel suitable for the shipping sector. It will be the first refinery in the world for an advanced marine biofuel based on pyrolysis oil. In the first phase, BTG-neXt will focus on building a pilot refinery for converting pyrolysis oil into 100% sustainable marine biodiesel for ships, in order to demonstrate that continuous production is feasible.

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DOE Coal FIRST Initiative invests $80M in net-zero carbon electricity and hydrogen plants

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DOE’s early stage research for the Coal FIRST Initiative supports the development of electricity and hydrogen energy plants that have net-zero carbon emissions. These plants will be fueled by coal, natural gas, biomass, and waste plastics and incorporate carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. The Coal FIRST Initiative recognizes the importance of hydrogen production from coal, biomass, and waste plastics.

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DOE awarding $72M to 27 projects to develop and advance carbon capture technologies, including direct air capture

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of approximately $72 million in federal funding to support the development and advancement of carbon capture technologies under two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). DOE is awarding a total of $21 million to 18 projects for technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a process known as “direct air capture” (DAC). It will also help develop carbon reduction technologies for use in the steel sector.

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Neste Oil Looking to Waste-based Microbial Oil As Feedstock for NExBTL Renewable Diesel

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Neste Oil has applied for patents to cover technology developed to produce microbial oil from waste and residues with the help of various yeasts and molds for use as a feedstock for its NExBTL renewable diesel. Microbial oil produced in this way has already been successfully refined into NExBTL renewable diesel. The process can use a flexible input of any vegetable oil or animal fat to produce a product with characteristics similar to Fischer-Tropsch output.

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bp acquires 30% stake in Green Biofuels, UK’s largest provider of hydrogenated vegetable oil fuels

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bp has acquired a 30% stake in Green Biofuels Ltd (GBF), the UK’s largest provider of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO). GBF’s products are made from renewable feedstocks such as vegetable oils, animal oils and fat.

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BASF investing €16M into tire pyrolysis oil company Pyrum as part of ChemCycling project

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BASF SE is investing €16 million into Pyrum Innovations AG, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires, headquartered in Dillingen/Saar, Germany. The co-operation will thus serve to close the loop for post-consumer plastic waste.

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Neste exploring ways to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by 2030. Neste has been ranked the world’s second most sustainable company and we are already the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues.

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Canada backs demonstration-scale algal biorefinery project in the oil sands; Algal Carbon Conversion

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The Government of Canada is supporting a three-year project that will result in the construction of a $19-million, demonstration-scale facility in Alberta that will use algae to recycle industrial carbon dioxide emissions from an oil sands facility into commercial products such as biofuels. The demonstration-scale algal biorefinery will be established at Canadian Natural’s Primrose South oil sands site, near Bonnyville, Alberta. Algae Algal Fuels Biorefinery Canada Oil sand

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REMONDIS and Neste partner to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste; targeting >200 kilotons/year

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and REMONDIS, one of the world’s largest privately owned recycling, service and water companies, have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of chemical recycling of plastic waste.

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Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts

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The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ thermoplastic ( earlier post ) into auto parts manufactured by Motherson Group for the automotive industry. Adding as little as 10% UBQ GHG to a part can immediately transform it into a carbon-neutral product.

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HEET to conduct first Boeing-COMAC Technology Center aviation biofuel research project focused on waste cooking oil

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HEET, a company with experience developing alternative energy technologies, will focus on ways to convert discarded cooking oil into a component of sustainable aviation biofuel at the Boeing-COMAC Aviation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reductions Technology Center. The project aims to identify contaminants in waste cooking oil, which often is described in China as “gutter oil,” and processes that may treat and clean it for use as jet fuel.

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Neste Oil building pilot plant to produce waste-based microbial oil for NExBTL renewable diesel fuel; commercial production possible by 2015

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Neste Oil will build a pilot plant to produce waste-based microbial oil at its Porvoo refinery. It will be the first pilot plant in Europe designed to produce microbial oil for use in manufacturing renewable fuel from waste-based raw materials. Neste Oil applied for patents covering its microbial oil technology in fall 2010. The microbes break down waste and residues into sugars to grow and produce oil.

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JGC & Cosmo Oil to use Honeywell Ecofining technology in first commercial-scale SAF project in Japan

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JGC Holdings Corporation and Cosmo Oil Company will use Honeywell Ecofining technology ( earlier post ) for the first commercial-scale sustainable aviation fuel project in Japan. The project will convert used cooking oil locally collected in Japan into renewable jet fuel meeting ASTM D7566 standards with start-up scheduled in 2025. This project is a new challenge for Cosmo Oil, which produces petroleum products derived from crude oil.

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BP and Johnson Matthey license Fischer-Tropsch technology to waste-to-biofuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy for biojet

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BP and Johnson Matthey (JM) have signed an agreement with Fulcrum BioEnergy to license their Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology to support Fulcrum’s drive to convert municipal solid waste into biojet fuel. The Sierra plant will be the first commercial-scale plant in the US to convert municipal solid waste feedstock, or household garbage that would otherwise be landfilled, into a low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel.

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Dalian team devises two-step method for synthesis of jet-range polycycloalkanes under mild conditions from plastic waste

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Researchers at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in China report a two-step method for the synthesis of jet-fuel-range high-density polycycloalkanes from polycarbonate waste under mild conditions. Therefore, the utilization of polycycloalkanes can significantly increase the flight range, payload and speed of aircraft without change the volume of oil tank. Strategy for the synthesis of jet fuel range C 13 -C 15 polycycloalkanes with PC wastes.

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COMAC of China, Boeing open Energy Conservation Center; first focus on aviation biofuel from waste cooking oil

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The Boeing-COMAC Technology Center’s first research project will explore opportunities to refine waste cooking oil, often described in China as “gutter oil,” into sustainable aviation biofuel. The Boeing-COMAC Technology Center’s first research project aims to identify contaminants in “gutter oil” and processes that may treat and clean it for use as jet fuel. Commercial Aircraft Corp.

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Researchers use distillation to improve biocrude oil properties for fuel blending

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Biocrude oil produced via hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of biomass could provide a low-carbon supplement for transportation fuel supply. Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) is a thermochemical depolymerisation process in an enclosed reactor that converts wet biomass into biocrude oil and chemicals at moderate temperature (typically 200–400°C) and high pressure (typically 10–25 MPa). 21.3%) compared to the biocrude oil, leading to values of 1.97, 0.003, 0.004, and 52.0

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Aemetis selects Worley to provide engineering for ‘Carbon Zero 1’ renewable jet and diesel production plant

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Aemetis awarded an engineering services contract to Worley for the Aemetis ‘Carbon Zero’ renewable jet and diesel plant in Riverbank, California. The Aemetis Carbon Zero renewable jet and diesel project is designed to hydrotreat renewable oils with hydrogen from orchard and forest wood waste. Operations at the Aemetis Carbon Zero plant are scheduled to begin in 2023 at the rate of 45 million gallons per year, expanding to 90 million gallons by early 2025.

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DHL to use biofuel to neutralize carbon emissions of all ‘less-than-container’ load shipments in ocean freight globally

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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, says it will be neutralizing the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments from 1 January 2021. For us at DHL Global Forwarding, sustainable fuel solutions are the key lever to change the fuel mix and ultimately reduce carbon emissions in ocean freight. This is why we have taken the decision to neutralize the carbon emission of all our LCL shipments.

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LG Chem, Dansuk JV to build Korea’s first next-generation hydro-treated vegetable oil plant

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LG Chem and Korean biodiesel producer and exporter Dansuk Industrial will form a joint venture to build Korea’s first next-generation hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) plant. HVO is a next-generation bio-oil produced through hydro-treatment of vegetable raw materials such as waste cooking oil and palm by-products.

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QUT, Mercurius Australia partner on pilot plant to convert sugarcane waste to jet and diesel fuel; REACH

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In Australia, QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia are partnering on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either jet and diesel fuel or chemicals that could be used to make plastic soft drink and beer bottles. Produces diesel and jet fuel hydrocarbons through a solid-bed-catalytic process analogous to the way the petroleum industry converts crude oil into the various petroleum products on the market today.

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Researchers develop cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst using waste metals and bacteria

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A team from the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, with colleagues from the University of Birmingham and Aarhus University, have developed a nanosized bio-Pd/C catalyst for upgrading algal bio-oil. The bio-oil produced from algae contains nitrogen and oxygen; treating it with palladium as a catalyst during processing helps remove those impurities. For the palladium to do its job, the bio-oil needs to flow past it during processing.

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Oil interests lobby against carbon tax before it even gets proposed

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Those who make big money off oil interests are wasting no time nipping a new carbon tax in the bud. Before such a proposal ever reaches Congress, a coalition of conservative and energy interests—including the American Energy Alliance, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute—sent a letter to House Republican leaders on Tuesday decrying. climate change

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Stanford team proposes method for electricity production from oil shale with in situ carbon capture to provide transportation energy with reduced CO2 emissions

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A team at Stanford University is proposing using solid oxide fuel cells as the basis for a method for electricity production from oil shale with in situ carbon capture (EPICC) as a means to provide transportation services from oil shale with greatly reduced CO 2 emissions. However, liquid hydrocarbon (HC) fuels derived from oil shale have ~1.2-1.75 times the GHG emissions of HC fuels produced from conventional oil on a full-fuel-cycle (well-to-wheels) basis.

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LanzaTech and Sekisui advance conversion of municipal solid waste to ethanol

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Sekisui , a multibillion dollar Japanese diversified chemicals company and LanzaTech report making significant progress on a waste-to-chemicals platform converting municipal solid waste (MSW) to ethanol or other new products. Today, many MSW streams are incinerated or super-heated to produce a synthesis gas made up of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, which is then combusted for power and emitted as carbon dioxide.

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