Rotterdam proposed location for Enerkem waste-to-chemicals plant

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A partnership comprising AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR and Enerkem is proposing to build a waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, the province of South Holland and InnovationQuarter.

2016 135

Manchester team proposing graphene-based ballistic rectifier for waste heat recovery

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Researchers at the University of Manchester (UK) have developed a graphene-based nano-rectifier (“ballistic rectifier”) that can convert waste heat to electricity. The resulting technology can also be applied to harvesting wasted heat energy in power plants.

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China researchers hydrotreat waste engine oil and scrap tire oil blend to produce diesel- and jet-range fuel

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Recently, considerable and increasing attention has been paid to the management or reuse of waste lubricating oil, particularly engine oil. Therefore, in the present study, WEO was used as a medium for scrap tire oil (STO) upgrading.

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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.

2015 95

LanzaTech collaborating with Swayana to convert waste gases from ferroalloy production to ethanol

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South African engineering company Swayana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LanzaTech to collaborate on developing projects for the production of ethanol and higher value products from waste gases in the ferroalloy and titania smelting sectors. Ferroalloys are alloys of iron with some element other than carbon; the ferroalloy “carries” that element into molten metal—e.g., Biotech Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Ethanol Fuels Manufacturing

It’s Time To Go To The Mattresses

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They aimed more smokestacks at us and dumped toxic waste in our neighborhoods while they paid off the cops and the justice system to get away with it. Miss a carbon tax payment on mining? Miss a carbon tax payment on emissions?

2009 158

Enerkem, NREL team develops High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline (HOLCG) hydrocarbon blends

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Researchers from Enerkem and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have succeeded in producing a new high-performance biofuel that could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market and reduce their carbon footprint.

2018 117

Volkswagen, BASF present “Science Award Electrochemistry” to Dr. Jennifer Rupp from MIT; solid-state batteries

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With Catalytic Innovations he is developing a high-pressure reactor design for the selective synthesis of ethanol from carbon dioxide reduction and water oxidation. Further, his company sells specialized catalyst and anticorrosion materials and services to electroplating, refining, and waste management companies. The award has been presented every year since 2012 and is targeted at scientists working in academic research all over the world.

2017 60

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Tomorrow morning I’ll be in Long Beach, California for another project ribbon cutting at City Hall for their new sustainable edible gardens that Waste Management’s EcoAd is providing the financial support for. .

Researchers use CaO catalyst to produce biodiesel/monoglyceride blend; avoiding waste glycerol

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The resulting blend exhibits properties similar to conventional biodiesel, while reducing waste and improving conversion. The generation of glycerol not only represents a notable performance loss in the process, it is also creating an enormous waste problem.

2014 101

Altran and Quimera to present All Electric GT prototype at Frankfurt

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Quimera and Altran, its global technological partner of Quimera, will present the “All Electric GT” AEG prototype at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The monocoque chassis is made entirely of carbon fiber to make it lighter and more rigid.

2011 95

Inside The Green Task Force

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It basically involves doing a “carbon inventory&# of your city and using special software to plug in all the numbers. One surprise to me from her presentation is the fact that street lights are the number two user of electricity in Los Angeles.

2008 130

Partners Present Details of 29M Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project in UK; 15 Separate Workstreams from Battery Cells to Aerodynamics

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More details of the £29-million (US$44.7-million) Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project (LCVTP) Based in the UK’s West Midlands were revealed at a launch event held at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire. The Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project comprises 15 separate technical R&D workstreams, each of which is led by a partner who will work closely with selected SMEs. Waste Energy & Energy Storage.

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New inventory of black carbon emissions from China finds 2007 levels higher than previously reported

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A new black carbon (BC) emissions inventory from China found BC emissions levels in 2007 of 1,957 Gg BC—higher than reported in earlier studies. Considering the information presented here, provincial fuel consumption data provided by CESY for 1980?2007

2007 116

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Tomorrow morning I’ll be in Long Beach, California for another project ribbon cutting at City Hall for their new sustainable edible gardens that Waste Management’s EcoAd is providing the financial support for. .

Study suggests that decarbonizing US transport sector by converting waste CO2 to fuels would require economical air-capture of CO2

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Kreutz used two examples of CCTF systems in his analysis: biodiesel from microalgae and Sandia National Laboratory’s S2P process (an effort to utilize concentrated solar energy to convert waste CO 2 into synthetic fuels, earlier post ). Kreutz presented the paper at the 10 th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies ( GHGT-10 ) earlier this fall in The Netherlands. 90%) or to “repower” using lower carbon feedstocks or generation technologies (e.g.

2010 79

Report finds says “negative emissions technologies” need to play a large role in mitigating climate change

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To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Most climate mitigation efforts are intended to decrease the rate at which people add carbon from fossil fuel reservoirs to the atmosphere.

2018 87

CPT presenting two papers at SAE World Congress on SpeedStart and TIGERS for 48V mild hybrid systems

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The successful application of the technologies would allow a global vehicle manufacturer to reduce its in-use carbon footprint of a typical vehicle by 50g/km—a 30% reduction on today’s baseline. Waste heat energy recovery concepts gaining interest for automotive applications include thermoelectric generation (TEG) and organic Rankine Cycle systems, whilst heavy duty markets already offer mechanical turbo-compounding systems as an efficient solution where space is less restricted.

2014 81

Bacterial enzyme converts carbon monoxide to hydrocarbons

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Researchers at Utah State University report on an engineered bacterial enzyme—a molybdenum (Mo) nitrogenase—capable of converting carbon monoxide into usable hydrocarbons in a reaction similar to Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. expressed if sufficient Mo is present in the cell. Carbon monoxide (CO) is not reduced by the wild-type Mo-nitrogenase, but instead inhibits the reduction of all substrates catalyzed by nitrogenase except protons.

IACMI, DuPont and Purdue partner on automotive carbon-fiber composites

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Multiple factors, including cost and design constraints, present barriers to the adoption of composites in high volume automotive applications. This new IACMI project will address both of these critical areas through a fundamentally different approach to the manufacturing of carbon fiber composites versus those currently in use today. High cycle time for production of continuous carbon fiber thermoplastic composites increases costs.

EPA issues final rule for using carbon capture and sequestration technologies

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule that helps create a consistent national framework to ensure the safe and effective deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies. The new rule clarifies that carbon dioxide streams captured from emission sources, injected underground via UIC Class VI wells approved for the purpose of geologic sequestration under the Safe Drinking Water Act, and meeting certain other conditions (e.g.,

2013 85

PowerDriver simulations predict thermoelectric exhaust waste heat recovery output of 300W, -2.5% in fuel consumption; prototyping begins

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The European Union-funded PowerDriver project—a two-year, €3-million (US$4-million) research project initiated in February 2012 to turn exhaust gas waste heat into electricity using thermoelectric generator (TGEN) technology—has completed simulation work on on a potential automotive application. The joining of current conductors to the thermoelectric material also presents issues which will need to be overcome. with a comparable reduction in carbon footprint.

2013 73

U-Mich researcher’s first-principles analysis challenges conventional carbon accounting for biofuels; implications for climate policy

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System boundaries (red line) schematic for liquid fuel carbon balance. For biofuels, because biogenic carbon is automatically credited within a product lifecycle, the boundary effectively excludes vehicle end-use CO 2 emissions. Biofuel carbon. Carbon captured from energy system.

2013 115

Constant Ratio Of Airborne To Absorbed CO2 In Carbon Cycle May Indicate Resilient Carbon Sinks

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The analysis indicates that natural carbon sinks are maintaining overall resilience despite recent signs that the carbon uptakes of specific sinks are in decline. While some aspects of the Earth’s “carbon budget” (e.g. by Jack Rosebro.

2010 87

LowCVP announces winners of Low Carbon Urban Mobility Technology Challenge

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The UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced six winners of the Low Carbon Urban Mobility Technology Challenge —a competition to identify and promote low carbon innovations with the potential to cut carbon emissions and other environmental impacts arising from transport in cities. SusMobil presented a design for a low carbon, community-managed car club specifically aimed at short inner-city journeys.

2012 83

Waste Management and InEnTec Create Joint Venture to Develop and Operate Plasma Gasification Facilities for Synthetic Fuels and Power

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Waste Management, Inc. The joint venture is expected to process waste from the country’s increasingly segmented commercial and industrial waste streams to produce a range of synthetic fuels and chemicals as well as to generate electricity. Overview of the PEM process.

2009 78

Heidi On The Hot Seat

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Just one solitary person tasked with coordinating the entire regions’ emissions inventory and helping each city create its climate action plan to reduce its carbon footprint. Presently I’m sorry to report that there is no local leadership driving these emissions down.

2009 158

Delft Researchers Create New Metabolic Pathway in Yeast to Boost Ethanol Yield from Biomass Waste

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Researchers from Delft University of Technology have engineered the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to increase ethanol yield from biomass waste by eliminating production of glycerol (glycerol production is essential to reoxidize NADH produced in biosynthetic processes), reoxidizing NADH instead by the reduction of acetic acid to ethanol.

2009 75

Vanderbilt/ORNL team discovers new form of crystalline order that could be attractive for thermoelectric applications

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We call this form of crystalline order ‘interlaced crystals’ and present the example of hexagonal ?CuInS For example, if you put a pair of carbon atoms at each point (forming two FCC sub-lattices), you get diamond. Materials Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

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Ricardo to host conference on energy generation and management in low carbon vehicles

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Ricardo will host a conference on the challenges and potential solutions for auxiliary power units (APUs), waste energy recovery, and parasitic loss reduction in electric and other low carbon vehicles. The conference—to be held at the International Digital Laboratory auditorium of the Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, on 21 September 2011—arises from the work of Ricardo and its partners on the Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project (LCVTP).

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Perspective: The UN Approval Process for Carbon Offsets

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Since 2005, when major greenhouse-gas emitters among the Kyoto signatories were issued caps on their emissions and permitted to buy credits to meet those caps, there has been more than $300 billion worth of carbon transactions. According to the market-analysis firm Point Carbon, if a cap-and-trade system is instituted in the United States, the demand for carbon credits could explode into a $2 to $3 trillion market. The approval process for carbon offsets has two goals.

2010 83

Lifecycle Study Finds Algae as Bioenergy Feedstock Has Higher Environmental Impacts than Conventional Crops in Energy Use, GHG Emissions, and Water Use; The Importance of Using Waste Streams

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The standard deviation of each value is also presented (±). In modeling algae production, the researchers selected open ponds as being the most promising option at present. Schematic of systems considered in the study.

2010 98

UNEP study: small number of measures targeting black carbon and tropospheric ozone could yield immediate climate benefits

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Black carbon and tropospheric ozone are harmful air pollutants that also contribute to climate change. Reducing black carbon and tropospheric ozone now will slow the rate of climate change within the first half of this century, the study said.

2011 98

Collaboration of Bosch, Stanford and Univ. of South Florida receives $1.2M grant from NSF/DOE partnership for automotive thermoelectric waste heat recovery

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a collaboration between Stanford University, the University of South Florida and Bosch Research and Technology Center North America a $1.2-million, three-year grant (award # 1048796 ) to address various topics relevant to automotive waste heat recovery using thermoelectrics.

2011 70

The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

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Dr. Hansen is giving us 12 months to get our act together: “ The next President and Congress must define a course next year in which the United States exerts leadership commensurate with our responsibility for the present dangerous situation.

2009 151

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.

2011 97

Marine Ecosystems Capture Carbon Emissions Equal to Near 50% of Emissions of Global Transport; UN Agencies Propose Blue Carbon Fund for Their Support

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Carbon cycle. The report estimates that carbon emissions equal to half the annual emissions of the global transport sector are being captured and stored by marine ecosystems such as mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses. Blue carbon sink.

2009 83

California ARB formally considers 28 proposed new lower-carbon transportation fuel pathways

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The California Air Resources Board formally considered the first 28 proposals for new ways to make low carbon transportation fuels under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Data related to the manufacture and production of the proposed fuels were presented by staff to ARB Executive Officer James Goldstene at the first public hearing held to consider fuel production techniques not currently assigned a carbon intensity score in the LCFS regulation.

2011 75

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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In Manhattan Beach I’ve been watching the four committees of the ETF present their recommendations for the city council on water, waste, building and climate change. Their presentations have been thorough, comprehensive, well-researched and well presented.

2009 130

Exxon/Mobil To Fund Solar Financing Bond For Torrance Homeowners

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We know carbon taxes are coming and we won’t always be floating in a sea of profits we made at your expense. So it seemed only logical that we give a little back to a community we’ve released an awful lot of carbon in. 4. Waste & Recycling.

MIT Researchers Find That Elastic Energy Storage Systems Built With Carbon Nanotubes Could Match Li-ion Battery Energy Densities

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Carol Livermore, associate professor of mechanical engineering and her team used an ordered grouping of carbon nanotubes (CNT) as a spring to store elastic energy for later use—much as a steel spring stores energy in a mechanical watch.

2009 103

Material Derived From Carbonized Chicken Feathers Could Meet DOE Hydrogen Storage Targets

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Scientists at the University of Delaware are developing a new low-cost material for hydrogen storage—carbonized chicken feathers (CCFF)—that they say could meet the DOE requirements for hydrogen storage and are competitive with carbon nanotubes and metal hydrates at a tiny fraction of their cost. Their research was presented at ACS Green Chemistry Institute’s 13 th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference on 23 June.

California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

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