Roskill: Chinese companies step up their pursuit of lithium resources

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Jilin Jien, which bought the Québec Lithium mine and lithium carbonate conversion plant from its creditors in 2016, is understood to have entered bankruptcy in China and had struggled to raise the funds to complete the re-commissioning. Nextview takes control of the Sal de los Angeles lithium brine project in Argentina, containing over 2Mt LCE of resources.

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US DOE, Natural Resources Canada open pilot plant to advance oxy-combustion carbon capture at coal-fired power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and Canada’s Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) opened a new 1 Megawatt thermal (MW th ) facility to test an advanced process to capture CO 2 emissions from coal-fired power plants. The new 1 MW th facility will test oxy-fired pressurized fluidized bed combustion (oxy-PFBC) as a means to capture CO 2 more efficiently and economically and to help advance the commercialization of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in the US as well as Canada.

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California Air Resources Board readopts Low Carbon Fuel Standard, adopts regulation on alternative diesel fuels

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The Air Resources Board re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard ( LCFS ), which requires a 10% reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. The program requires that transportation fuels used in California meet a baseline target for carbon intensity which is reduced each year. If a product is above the annual carbon intensity target, the fuel incurs deficits. Average Carbon Intensity (gCO 2 e/MJ).

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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. Resources.

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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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GTI partners with Purdue’s CISTAR Center on conversion of shale resources to valuable liquid fuels

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The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is partnering with Purdue University’s Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) and other experts from academia, industry and government to develop technologies for responsible conversion of alkanes—light hydrocarbons including methane, ethane and propane—into more valuable liquid fuels, including gasoline and diesel fuels ( earlier post ).

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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. Resources.

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3D printing with high-performance carbon fiber

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3D-print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger than steel material. Resources. --!>.

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. Resources.

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Pruitt's EPA emission rollback reasoning may well fail in court

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emissions EPA global warming California Air Resources Board CARB greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide regulation Donald TrumpDespite the sturm und drang around the announcement by embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt that he will relax emission limits for 2022 through 2025 vehicles, not much will happen immediately. His determination last week that the Obama administration was "incorrect" and that the limits on those vehicles weren't needed kicks off a lengthy process of.

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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. Resources.

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Western Lithium to Acquire Rocky Mountain Resources for Vanadium Resources

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Western Lithium Canada Corporation and Rocky Mountain Resources Corp. Western Lithium is developing the Kings Valley, Nevada lithium deposit into potentially one of the world’s largest strategic, scalable and reliable sources (based on a National Instrument 43-101 resource estimate) of high quality lithium carbonate. have entered into a non-binding letter of intent pursuant to which Western Lithium proposes to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rocky Mountain.

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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. Perry and Khalid Al Falih, the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, signed a memorandum of understanding to "establish a framework for. emissions global warming climate change carbon dioxide Saudi Arabia fossil fuelsLast month, U.S.

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California Air Resources Board signs MOU with Australian climate agency

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California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Under the agreement, the Clean Energy Regulator and the Air Resources Board will share information to develop complementary and effective market-based programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support and build on the capacity of the international carbon market. The Australian Clean Energy Regulator and the Air Resources Board have been sharing practical lessons over the past year on methods for setting carbon prices.

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DOE’s Carbon Utilization and Storage Atlas estimates at least 2,400B metric tons of US CO2 storage resource

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The United States has at least 2,400 billion metric tons of possible carbon dioxide storage resource in saline formations, oil and gas reservoirs, and unmineable coal seams, according to a new US Department of Energy (DOE) publication. This resource could potentially store hundreds of years’ worth of industrial greenhouse gas emissions, preventing their release into the atmosphere, says the 2012 edition of the Carbon Utilization and Storage Atlas ( Atlas IV ).

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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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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. Resources. Carbon Tax Scenarios” Clim.

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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. Resources.

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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. Resources.

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Bottled Water in Hermosa Beach: A Waste of Money, Resources and Perfectly Good Tap Water

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Here’s a little video that will enlighten them to the facts: Tags: Environmental Politics Sustainability carbon producers environment fossil fuels Hermosa Beach City Council Some of my friends on the Hermosa Beach City Council don’t believe that drinking water out of a new, disposable plastic water bottle at every Council meeting does any harm – so they crack open a new bottle of water at every meeting to quench their thirst.

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Texas Mineral Resources to establish lithium subsidiary to market Round Top lithium

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Texas Mineral Resources Corp. Column leach tests were conducted by Resource Development Inc (RDI) of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, an independent laboratory testing company which provides technical and consulting services to the international mining industry. At these recoveries, and assuming a 20,000 tpd (tonnes per day) operation as envisioned in the 2013 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), recoveries of as much as 9,000 tons per year of lithium carbonate are suggested.

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Pruitt won't let California set emission standards; EPA not looking at post-2025 rules

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emissions EPA global warming California California Air Resources Board CARB climate change carbon dioxide regulation Donald TrumpNow, it's war, in the words of California's lead emission regulator. In what Bloomberg News called a "wide-ranging interview" with EPA chief Scott Pruitt, he indicated the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. Bringing California into line would require eliminating the state's 50-year.

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EPA to ease emission limits, reports say, setting up clash with California

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emissions Politics EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB carbon dioxide regulation state laws Donald TrumpThe omens have been accumulating for months, as bits of information dribble out of the regulatory rumor mill in Washington, D.C. Now we have the most concrete reports yet that the U.S. EPA plans to modify exhaust emission limits for vehicles in model years 2022 through 2025. The EPA delivered its draft Final Determination document to the Office of.

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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. Resources.

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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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Toyota Group Company to Form JV with Australian Lithium Resource Developer to Secure Access to Competitive Lithium Carbonate Production

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Toyota Tsusho said the company had a strategy to invest in the Olaroz Lithium-Potash Project in order to secure access to competitive, low-cost lithium carbonate production in a timeframe closely aligned with worldwide lithium requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles. Resources.

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CA Renewable Hydrogen Rule: Forcing The Carbon Numbers To Work

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California's plan to reduce carbon emissions from transportation anticipates a mix of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. To ensure that the carbon footprint of. hydrogen California Air Resources Board CARB hydrogen fuel cell renewable energy state lawsRecharging batteries from the electric grid is relatively simple, but producing hydrogen fuel requires a good deal of energy to split pure hydrogen out of other compounds.

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California Air Resources Board Releases Proposed Regulation for Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released its proposed regulation to implement the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Each standard is set to achieve an average 10% in the carbon intensity of the statewide mix transportation fuels by 2020. This allows for the development of advanced fuels that are lower in carbon than today’s fuels and the penetration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, and flexible fuel vehicles.

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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. Resources.

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Global Bioenergies plans to acquire Dutch start-up Syngip; gaseous carbon feedstocks for renewable isobutene process

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Global Bioenergies, the developer of a process to convert renewable resources into light olefin hydrocarbons via fermentation (with an initial focus on isobutene) ( earlier post ), signed a contribution agreement with the shareholders of Syngip B.V. Syngip has identified a specific micro-organism capable of growing using these gaseous carbon sources as its sole feedstock, and has developed genetic tools to allow the implementation of artificial metabolic pathways into it.

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NREL develops novel method to produce renewable acrylonitrile; carbon fibers from renewable biomass

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Most importantly for this project, acrylonitrile is also the primary building block in carbon fiber composites, which are used for lightweighting applications in automotive and air transportation. Resources.

Digging into the differences in carbon accounting for biofuels

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The benefit to the climate of using biofuels as a substitute for fossil fuels has been sharply contested for years; much of the disagreement is based on the assumptions underlying the carbon accounting in the lifecycle analysis. The argument essentially boils down to whether or not biofuels are inherently carbon neutral because the CO 2 released when they are burned is derived from CO 2 uptake during feedstock growth. In reality, however, carbon flows are dynamic (vary over time).

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New EIA report boosts estimates of global recoverable shale oil resources 10-fold to 345 billion barrels

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a new report that estimates that shale oil and shale gas resources in the United States and in 137 shale formations in 41 other countries represent 10% of the world’s crude oil and 32% of the world’s natural gas technically recoverable resources—i.e., The ARI assessment of shale formations looks exclusively at shale resources and does not consider other types of tight formations. Resources.

U Kentucky CAER receives $1M for carbon fiber research

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Department of Energy (DOE) grant to continue their research in developing low-cost, high-strength carbon fiber. The center’s Carbon Materials Technologies Group received the award for a project titled “Precursor Processing Development for Low Cost, High Strength Carbon Fiber for Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Applications.” The center is home to the largest carbon fiber spinline at any university in North America.

California Air Resources Board issues nearly $1M in fines for failures to report GHG emission

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The California Air Resources Board announced nearly $1 million in penalties against 3 companies for late or inaccurate reporting of their greenhouse gas emissions for 2011. This action marks the second time the Air Resources Board has issued fines for violations of California’s Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting regulation. The companies in all three cases have cooperated with the Air Resources Board to correct inaccurate data and to file missing reports.

Researchers convert atmospheric CO2 to carbon nanofibers and nanotubes for use as anodes in Li-ion and Na-ion batteries

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Researchers from George Washington University and Vanderbilt University have demonstrated the conversion of atmospheric CO 2 into carbon nanofibers (CNFs) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for use as high-performance anodes in both lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. STEP is an efficient solar chemical process, based on a synergy of solar thermal and endothermic electrolyses, designed to convert greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into a useful carbon commodity. Resources.

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Canada and Norway to cooperate in energy resource development

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Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, and Ola Borten Moe, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, signed a joint statement on cooperation in the energy sector. Carbon capture and storage. Minister Moe is visiting Canada; the Globe and Mail [link] that the Energy Minister is backing Canada in its fight with the European Union over a fuel-quality directive that discourages the use of oil sands bitumen, saying the world needs more Canadian crude production.

Syrah Resources successfully produces Li-ion battery grade spherical graphite; market numbers

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Australia-based Syrah Resources has successfully produced uncoated battery grade spherical graphite, using natural flake graphite from its Balama Graphite & Vanadium Project in Mozambique. Specifications achieved by Syrah include fixed carbon of 99.96%, d50 of 15.64 The battery market currently represents approximately 23% of global flake graphite output and is expected to be a rapidly growing sector due to lithium ion (Li-ion) battery demand (Source: Benchmark Minerals).

Rice team fine-tunes sorbents for carbon capture, methane selectivity

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Natural gas producers want to draw all the methane they can from a well while sequestering as much carbon dioxide as possible; filters optimize either carbon capture or methane flow, but no single filter will do both. The challenge is to capture as much carbon as possible while allowing methane to flow through at typical wellhead pressures. They also discovered the best carbon capture material didn’t achieve the best trade-off between carbon and methane selectivity.

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New high-performance foldable cathode for Li-S batteries based on 3D activated carbon fiber matrix

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A team at Sun Yat-sen University in China has developed new high-performance, stable cathode for Li-S batteries consisting of a 3D activated carbon fiber matrix (ACFC) and sulfur. A commercial foldable activated carbon fiber cloth (ACFC) was used as cathode matrix. Resources.