GTI quantifies opportunity to produce low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood wastes

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GTI has released a site-specific engineering design titled “ Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes ”. Open burning of agricultural wastes and devastating forest fires in California severely degrade air quality in the state.

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Today’s @LATimes Lead Editorial Admits Editors “Don’t Know What The Best Alternative Might Be.” So Why Waste Valuable Ink & Space? Time To Hire Someone With A Ticket To Board The ClueTrain #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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W2C Rotterdam welcomes Shell as partner in waste-to-chemicals project

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Shell will join a consortium comprising Air Liquide, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam in an effort to build Europe’s first advanced waste-to-chemicals facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Lithium Australia produces LFP cathode material and Li-ion batteries from mine waste

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Lithium Australia NL reported that its wholly owned subsidiary VSPC Ltd has successfully produced Li-ion battery cathode material, and Li-ion batteries (LIBs), from tri-lithium phosphate produced directly from mine waste using the SiLeach process. LFP and batteries from waste.

2018 121

Citizens Filter Hermosa Beach City Council Water to Stop Waste & Force Change

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We had told them they were not only wasting money, water and resources – they were also setting a bad public example on television and on the web where their meetings are broadcast.

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Fulcrum to build second waste-to-fuels plant in Gary, Indiana

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Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Gary, Indiana as the location of its Centerpoint BioFuels Plant, which will convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel. Fulcrum’s Centerpoint plant will be the company’s second waste-to-fuels plant.

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Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

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scientists and policymakers were excited about a new form of carbon-free energy--although not one that''s generally considered green today. In the 1950s, U.S. It was nuclear power. Multiple accidents and concerns over long-term disposal of radioactive fuel essentially killed nuclear-power development in the U.S., but some researchers believe it''s

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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.

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KIT team produces synthetic natural gas from waste wood; used in natural gas vehicles

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Biogas facilities produce renewable gas mainly by fermenting biological waste. In countries with a large forestry sector, such as Finland or Sweden, there is a high potential for the production of SNG from waste wood. Then, the hydrogen reacts with carbon dioxide to synthetic methane.

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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.

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$3M UK project to develop low-carbon aviation fuels from captured CO2 and waste biomass

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Heriot-Watt University in the UK will lead a £2-million (US$3-million) project ( EP/N009924/1 ) to develop low-carbon aviation fuels from captured CO 2 and waste biomass. The project aims to produce low-carbon synthetic aviation jet fuel using renewable energy from waste agricultural and forestry biomass and captured CO 2. The aviation sector is faced with demands from the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% by 2050.

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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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Compared to other waste heat recovery systems, the E1 requires only minor up front engineering scope and no operation by the customer. 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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Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem produces bio-DME

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Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (Bio-DME), a by-product of biomethanol, that could replace the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector. Using the company’s proprietary thermochemical technology, its innovation group has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste.

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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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ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech break ground on €150M project to convert blast furnace carbon emissions to ethanol

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Leading steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has begun construction of new premises at its site in Ghent, Belgium, to house a new installation which will convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol. Single use carbon must become a thing of the past.

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Mayor of London announces low carbon waste fund

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An innovative fund of at least £70million has been introduced by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to finance low carbon waste and recycling infrastructure. The Mayor announced that Foresight Group will manage the waste and recycling fund as part of the London Green Fund and that it includes £35million from the fund itself which [.]. Green credentials Latest news Boris Johnson Foresight Group London Green Fund low carbon waste Mayor of London recycling

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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CR&R pathway for biogas from anaerobic digestion of green waste to CNG has LCFS CI of just above zero

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CR&R Incorporated / California Renewable Power LLC (CR&R) has submitted a California LCFS Tier 2 application for its biomethane from anaerobic digestion of green waste to CNG pathway, with a requested carbon intensity (CI) of 0.34 The CR&R facility produces biomethane from an organic waste anaerobic digester (AD) facility in Perris, California that is co-located with CR&R’s material recovery facility and transfer station.

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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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Dearman-led consortium awarded $3.1M to develop waste-heat-recovery system using liquid air engine

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The tenth competition under the Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform’s integrated delivery program (IDP), IDP10 is targeting the building of an integrated low-carbon-vehicle innovation chain, from the science base, through collaborative R&D to fleet-level demonstration. Ambient or low grade waste heat is used as an energy source with the cryogen providing both the working fluid and heat sink. Engines Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

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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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DOE awards Texas A&M AgriLife Research $2.2M to investigate ways to market bio waste from biofuel refineries

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $2.2-million grant to researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research to investigate potential discoveries for waste products used in lignocellulosic biofuel production, turning them into valuable agents used in producing commercial products such as biodiesel and asphalt binding agents.

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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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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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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

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.

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Velocys receives FONSI from USDA for planned Mississippi biorefinery; wood waste to drop-in fuels

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The site will be home to a biorefinery that will use Velocys’ technology to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from the wood wastes of lumber operations and tree plantations. The plant is expected to convert locally-sourced woody biomass waste into enough renewable fuel to meet the demands of running around 40,000 diesel and gasoline trucks.

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Velocys partners with PQ for FT catalyst manufacturing; secures funding for UK waste-to-jet project

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In addition, PQ will manufacture the catalyst to be used by Velocys’ licensees as well as by the biorefinery projects that the company is developing with its industry partners, including its US biorefinery that will convert waste woody biomass into 20 million gallons per year of low-carbon transportation fuels and its plant in the UK that will convert waste into sustainable jet fuel. UK waste-to-jet-fuel project.

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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.

LanzaTech produces 1,500 gallons of alcohol-to-jet fuel from waste gases for Virgin Atlantic

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In a milestone for the low-carbon fuel project, LanzaTech has produced 1,500 gallons of jet fuel from waste industrial gases from steel mills via a fermentation process for Virgin Atlantic.

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Pertamina and Eni to collaborate on low-carbon products and renewable energies; Indonesian bio-refinery

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The parties are willing to discuss collaboration opportunities in low-carbon products and renewable energies development. The Memorandum of Understanding also includes opportunities for collaboration in the research and technology development for waste valorization, CO 2 biofixaton and its re-use for sustainable mobility.

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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.

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BETO report identifies biofuel/bioproducts opportunities from wet and gaseous waste: ~22.2B GGE/year

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office has published a report, titled Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities. Also, these waste streams are often located where energy is in highest demand.

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Mayor of London announces £70M+ green fund to finance low carbon waste and recycling infrastructure

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced an innovative fund totalling at least £70 million (US$114 million) which will finance low carbon waste and recycling infrastructure. Addressing an audience of senior financiers at the London Stock Exchange, the Mayor announced that Foresight Group, a leading sustainable asset manager, will manage the waste and recycling fund on behalf of and as part of the London Green Fund.

Researchers Develop More Efficient Thermocells for Low-Grade Waste Heat Recovery

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Research on utilizing low-grade heat from sources such as industrial waste streams, geothermal activity, and solar heating has focused on using solid-state thermoelectrics and Stirling engines to harvest low-grade waste heat as electrical energy.

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Enerkem plant becomes first ISCC-certified plant to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol

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a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. Enerkem Inc.,

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Ricardo and QinetiQ to evaluate novel diesel fuel reforming system using microwaves and waste heat

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Ricardo will lead a feasibility study project—HeatWave—in which it will work with QinetiQ to evaluate a novel diesel fuel reformation concept that uses microwaves and waste heat from a heavy vehicle’s exhaust to reform the incoming fuel, increasing its calorific value and hence reducing net carbon dioxide emissions. Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

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Opcon to Install Waste Heat Recovery System on Wallenius Ship; Targeting an Initial 4-6% in Fuel Savings

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Basic operation of the Opcon Powerbox ORC waste heat recovery system. Opcon, the Sweden-based energy and environmental technology Group, will install an Opcon Powerbox—an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery system—on one of Wallenius’ ships.

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BorgWarner Exhaust Heat Recovery System for hybrids can improve fuel economy by up to 8.5%

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By using the heat from exhaust gas which would normally be diverted through the exhaust pipes and wasted, the technology reduces engine warm-up time and enhances efficiency, thereby improving fuel economy and reducing emissions.

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British Airways partners with Velocys on renewable jet fuel from household waste

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British Airways has entered a partnership with Velocys to design a series of waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet. The first plant will take hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household waste per-year, destined for landfill or incineration, including diapers, plastic food containers and chocolate bar wrappers, and convert it into clean-burning, sustainable fuels.

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Waste Management makes strategic investment in waste-to-syngas company Agnion

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Waste Management has made a strategic investment in Agnion Energy , Inc. Waste Management joins other investors in Agnion including,Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Munich Venture Partners and Wellington Partners. Agnion’s innovative allothermal gasification technology converts solid biomass feedstock into a high hydrogen and carbon monoxide-rich synthetic gas (syngas) with exceptionally high heating value.

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

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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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