Global Clean Energy buys Bakersfield refinery for $40M, converting to produce renewable diesel

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Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., Following startup, currently anticipated to be in late 2021, the repurposed refinery is expected to supply a meaningful portion of the demand for clean-burning alternative diesel fuels in California.

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Volvo C40 Recharge LCA highlights huge potential of manufacturing and charging EVs with clean energy

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Volvo Cars has published a lifecycle analysis report on its second fully electric car, the C40 Recharge, which shows the potential CO 2 reductions if a car is built and charged using clean energy sources.

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ExxonMobil increases purchases of renewable diesel from Global Clean Energy Holdings to up to 5M barrels per year

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ExxonMobil and Global Clean Energy have expanded their five-year agreement to increase ExxonMobil’s purchase of renewable diesel to up to 5 million barrels per year. ExxonMobil will be the exclusive buyer of renewable diesel from Global Clean Energy’s biorefinery in Bakersfield, California, which is on schedule to begin production in early 2022.

Louisiana Governor and Air Products announce US$4.5B blue hydrogen clean energy complex in Eastern Louisiana

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Air Products Chairman, President, and CEO Seifi Ghasemi announced a $4.5-billion clean energy complex to be built in Louisiana that will make the state a leader in the US clean energy transition.

DOE awards $125M to bring clean energy technologies to market

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding a total of $125 million to support 110 clean energy technology projects (DE-FOA-0002381). Through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, the phase II awards support the research and development of innovative clean energy technologies toward commercialization.

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SK makes strategic investment in clean hydrogen company Monolith; “cyan hydrogen”

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Because carbon dioxide is not generated during the production process, it is classified as a clean hydrogen process along with blue hydrogen and green hydrogen. SK’s hydrogen business roadmap aims to establish a clean hydrogen production system with a scale of 280,000 tons by 2025.

IEA: global carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded strongly

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The Covid-19 crisis in 2020 triggered the largest annual drop in global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions since the Second World War, according to IEA data, but the overall decline of about 6% masks wide variations depending on the region and the time of year.

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program announced that the fourth cohort of innovative clean energy concepts has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC); 28 companies out of 212 were selected to receive grants of $150,000 each. The CalSEED initiative will provide $24 million in grants over five years to support innovators working on early-stage clean energy concepts.

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Ricardo to use transport location data to improve air quality in global cities

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Ricardo has partnered with UK-based technology company Brightec to develop a smartphone app which will enable hybrid vehicles to sense that they have entered a clean air zone and encourage a switch to electric mode.

Power Global, Rap Eco Motors to launch mass electric auto-rickshaw line powered by swappable battery technology

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Power Global and Rap Eco Motors partner to deliver 50,000 made-in-India electric auto-rickshaws built upon the swappable eZee module.

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Hydrogen embrittlement in ferritic steels creates complications for clean energy storage, transportation

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As the global energy market shifts from coal, petroleum fuel, and natural gas to more environmentally friendly primary energy sources, hydrogen is becoming a crucial pillar in the clean energy movement.

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Canada releases list of 31 critical minerals; domestic production, global impact

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Global demand for critical minerals is increasing to support the transition to a low emissions global economy. There are other areas where Canada’s minerals can play an important role in global markets, through its ‘mines to mobility’ approach.

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Ardian, FiveT Hydrogen launch largest clean hydrogen infrastructure investment platform Hy24; €1.5B for first fund

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Ardian, a leading private investment house, via its infrastructure business, and FiveT Hydrogen, a clean-hydrogen enabling investment platform, are partnering to create Hy24, an equally owned joint venture. Hy24 will become the world’s largest investment platform focused on clean hydrogen infrastructure, designed to invest in projects that are critical to global decarbonization.

California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e., On 22 February, CARB is holding a public workshop to disclose its plans for developing the Clean Miles Standard.

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U of Birmingham scientists launch project to tackle global clean cold challenge

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham launched a major research project to investigate how “clean cold” could help to achieve almost all of the United Nations’ (UN) global Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 Global Goals include abolishing poverty and hunger; providing good healthcare and education; raising peoples’ quality of life; and cleaning up the environment, while promoting economic growth.

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The real reason Joe Manchin is sabotaging the US clean energy plan

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US Senator Joe Manchin III (D-WV) opposes his own political party’s clean energy program. more… The post The real reason Joe Manchin is sabotaging the US clean energy plan appeared first on Electrek.

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Trafigura and Yara to explore opportunities for clean ammonia as shipping fuel; infrastructure and market opportunities

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Trafigura Pte Ltd, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies, and Yara International ASA, a leading global ammonia player, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development and promotion of the use of ammonia as a clean fuel in shipping and to explore possible opportunities to work together on certain clean (green and blue) ammonia fuel infrastructure and market opportunities.

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Power Global launches eZee swappable battery EVs in India 

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Power Global launches eZee swappable battery EVs in India . A Noida based Power Global is a leading high-performance clean energy and mobility product for everyday applications has launched its first eZee swappable battery in India. Power Global swappable battery.

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Clean energy jobs: Here’s what happened in 2020, and what’s coming

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Clean energy employment reached 12 million globally in 2020, up from 11.5 ” more… The post Clean energy jobs: Here’s what happened in 2020, and what’s coming appeared first on Electrek.

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Energy researchers: clean US hydrogen economy is within reach, but needs a game plan

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Addressing climate change requires not only a clean electrical grid, but also a clean fuel to reduce emissions from industrial heat, long-haul heavy transportation, and long-duration energy storage. However, they note, a clean US hydrogen economy will require a comprehensive strategy and a 10-year plan. About 70 million metric tons of hydrogen are produced around the world each year, with the US contributing about one-seventh of the global output.

Pew: global clean energy investment reached record $243B in 2010

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Global clean energy finance and investment grew significantly in 2010 to $243 billion, a 30% increase from the previous year. China continued to solidify its position as the world’s clean energy powerhouse. The report suggests that uncertainty surrounding clean energy policies in these countries is causing investors to look elsewhere for opportunities. billion in clean energy financing last year, improving its global standing to fourth, from eighth in 2009.

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Methanol Institute releases two reports on methanol as safe, efficient and clean fuel

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The Methanol Institute (MI) released two new reports on the use of methanol as a safe, efficient and clean alternative fuel for cars, trucks and buses. The Methanol Institute serves as the trade association for the global methanol industry.

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Hyundai and Shell sign new agreement to expand collaborations on clean energy solutions

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Hyundai Motor Company signed a new five-year Global Business Cooperation Agreement with Royal Dutch Shell plc, but this time with a clean mobility twist. The agreement, which runs through 2026, marks the fourth extension of the partnership, but this time with a new focus on clean energy and carbon reduction in proactive response to market changes. —Carlos Maurer, Executive Vice President of Shell’s Global Commercial Business.

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Carbon Clean and Liquid Wind partner on eMethanol production for marine fuel

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Carbon Clean, a developer of low-cost carbon capture technology, has entered into an agreement with power-to-fuels developer Liquid Wind. Carbon Clean’s technology will capture biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from a local industrial site. Liquid Wind is developing eMethanol facilities to meet the growing demand for liquid renewable fuel and is targeting 500 operational sites globally by 2050.

Wärtsilä and PSA Marine collaborate on clean energy shipping

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The intention is to integrate the deep capabilities developed in the IntelliTug project with new configurations and concepts of hybrid, electric, and other clean energy sources. PSA Marine and Wärtsilä intend to lead and develop smart, scalable, and clean energy solutions for the longer term, as we play our part towards decarbonisation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

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World Bank Group: mineral production to soar as demand for clean energy increases

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A new World Bank Group report finds that the production of minerals, such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, could increase by nearly 500% by 2050, to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies.

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IEA: global electricity demand growing faster than renewables, driving strong increase in generation from coal

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After falling by about 1% in 2020 due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, global electricity demand is set to grow by close to 5% in 2021 and 4% in 2022, according to the latest edition of the IEA’s semi-annual Electricity Market Report released today.

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IEA: COVID-19 crisis causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history

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The COVID-19 pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history, with spending expected to plunge in every major sector this year—from fossil fuels to renewables and efficiency—the International Energy Agency said in a new report.

2020 292

Pike ranks Volkswagen Group as the global leader in clean diesel vehicles

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Pike Pulse Grid for clean diesels. The new Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles from Pike Research ranks the Volkswagen Group as the leader in this market, due to the efforts of the Volkswagen and Audi brands. been a leader in selling diesel vehicles and is making a strong push for emerging clean diesel markets, Pike notes. A “clean diesel vehicle” is defined as one that meets the limits for NO x or. around 75% of global sales.

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ICCT report finds US domestic EV production and investment continues to fall; only 5% of global EV investment to go to US EV assembly plants

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The United States is the third-largest electric vehicle (EV) producer behind China and Europe; a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) finds that the gap has widened. Estimated global light-duty vehicle production through 2025, by automaker.

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4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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Four additional cities—Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome— signed up to the Global Clean Bus Declaration at the 1 st global Clean Bus Summit in London. The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories.

2015 263

Ideanomics’ Mobile Energy Group and Petro China partner to develop clean energy fuel stations in Nanjing

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The new energy fuel stations will promote low emissions and clean energy production for electric vehicles through fuels such as mixed hydrogen and compressed natural gas (CNG) power generation, hydrogen power generation, mixed methanol and hydrogen power generation, as well as fast charge networks, and other related technologies provided by MEG. Ideanomics Inc.

2019 229

EC proposes 10 new European Partnerships and €10B for green & digital transition; Clean Hydrogen Partnership

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The proposed partnerships aim to improve EU preparedness and response to infectious diseases, develop efficient low-carbon aircraft for clean aviation, support the use of renewable biological raw materials in energy production, ensure European leadership in digital technologies and infrastructures, and make rail transport more competitive. The European Commission proposed setting up 10 new European Partnerships between the European Union, Member States and/or the industry.

Study finds California Advanced Clean Trucks rule will generate $7-12B in overall savings by 2040

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New research from Energy Innovation and the Environmental Defense Fund calculates that California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule proposal—the first of its kind in the US—will generate between $7-$12 billion in overall economic savings by 2040 and would also help create a market for up to 500,000 new electric trucks across the state for EV truck makers such as Tesla and Nikola. Local and global air pollution benefits are almost indistinguishable.

2020 204

IEA: global oil demand to decline in 2020 as coronavirus weighs on markets

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Global oil demand is expected to decline in 2020 as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest oil market forecast.

2020 261

BNEF: global investment in energy transition hit $500B in 2020; $139B on EVs and infrastructure

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Global investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) tripled to $3 billion, and that in hydrogen was $1.5 Clean power generation and electric transport are seeing heavy inflows, but need to see further increases in spending as costs fall.

2020 222

Faurecia creates global center of expertise dedicated to hydrogen tanks

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Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, is creating a global center of expertise for hydrogen storage systems at its R&D center in Bavans, France. In the long term, Faurecia plans to create 50 highly qualified jobs at the Bavans site, which already has nearly 750 employees dedicated to Faurecia’s Clean Mobility activity. —Christophe Schmitt, Executive Vice-President of Faurecia Clean Mobility.

2019 184

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. As one of the leading ocean freight forwarders worldwide, and in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s "Mission 2050 – Zero Emissions", DHL is committed to lead the transition to clean and sustainable sea freight transport.

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Plug In America joins global alliance

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Last week, 37 electric vehicle (EV) driver associations from 26 countries, including Plug In America, joined forces to create the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance, building a worldwide EV community.

States, Cities sue EPA over Clean Power Plan rollback

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But depending on where you are, the rate at which it cleans up could have a lot to do with something that’s headed to the courts. emissions global warming CO2 climate changeThe power grid that electric vehicles plug into will get cleaner over time. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by 22 states and seven cities, in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, aims to.

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Wärtsilä joins €7.9M project to develop clean marine and off-road transport solutions; RCCI in medium-speed engine

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The technology group Wärtsilä is participating in a consortium of Finnish research organisations and leading companies researching means for developing radical new solutions for clean and efficient marine and off-road transport. Led by the University of Vaasa, the Clean Propulsion Technologies project addresses tightening emissions legislation and ways by which new technologies can be employed to create sustainable propulsion solutions.

Study finds that California clean diesel programs have slashed black carbon, a powerful short-term contributor to global warming

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In California, reductions in emissions of black carbon since the late 1980s—mostly from diesel engines as a result of air quality programs—have resulted in a measurable reduction of concentrations of global warming pollutants in the atmosphere, according to a study examining the impact of black carbon on California’s climate. California’s air quality programs have forced a reduction in black carbon despite a significant increase in diesel fuel consumption. Click to enlarge.

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Plug Power, Chart Industries and Baker Hughes to become cornerstone investors in FiveT Hydrogen Fund; clean hydrogen at scale

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and Baker Hughes intend to become cornerstone investors in the formation of the FiveT Hydrogen Fund, a new clean-hydrogen-only private infrastructure fund dedicated to delivering clean hydrogen infrastructure projects at scale. These investments will enable FiveT to establish itself at the heart of the hydrogen industry and help advance a broader global mission to address climate change and accelerate the energy transition. Plug Power, Chart Industries, Inc.