GlobalData: hydrogen to become game changer as large-scale source of cleaner power

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The technology has the capability to serve as a long-term, large-scale clean energy storage medium that aids power generation from renewable sources, however, formulating a cost-effective and well-regulated transition is a complex issue and the cost of producing hydrogen from renewable energy sources is currently expensive. However, this could change in the near future.

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DOE announces $64M for research into future coal power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $64 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0002057 ), “Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future.”. DOE’s Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative is intended to develop the coal plant of the future needed to provide secure and reliable power to the US grid.

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MITEI releases report on 3-year study of future mobility; technological innovation, policies, and behavioral changes all needed; “car pride” an issue

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The report is the culmination of MITEI’s three-year Mobility of the Future study, which is part of MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change. Understanding the future of personal mobility requires an integrated analysis of technology, infrastructure, consumer choice, and government policy.

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SwRI, UTSA seek to combine reverse water-gas shift and Fischer Tropsch synthesis in single reactor to produce low-carbon hydrocarbon fuels

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Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio (USTA) are collaborating to combine two catalytic processes into a single reactor, with the overall goal of recycling carbon from COCO 2 2 to produce low-cost hydrocarbon fuels. We’re facing a lack of renewable fuels and the technology to deliver cleaner power generation.

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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But, in many high-use areas and remote locations, upgrading grid connections to meet future charging demand is not practical or commercially viable. Not only can IPG’s technology deliver low-emission, pollutant-free energy on today’s cleaner fuels.

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Nacero selects Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for gas-to-gasoline unit; reducing lifecycle carbon footprint up to 50%

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The plant will produce cleaner gasoline from low-cost natural gas, captured bio-methane from farms and landfills, and mitigated flared gas from the Permian basin.

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announced the launch of a groundbreaking program that invests $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices and healthier communities.?

DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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Ultra-Low Volume Change Silicon-Dominant Nanocomposite Anodes for Long Calendar Life and Cycle Life. AOI 02: Low Cost Electric Traction Drive Systems Using No Heavy Rare Earth Materials. Low Cost, High-Performance, Heavy Rare Earth-Free 3-In-1 Electric Drive Unit. Low-Cost Rare-Earth Free Electric Drivetrain Enabled by Novel Permanent Magnets, Inverter, Integrated Design and Advanced Thermal Management. Zero Emission Freight Future.

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Opinion: Reinventing fuel-based power for a more secure and resilient grid

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They not only afford us some of the cheapest energy we can produce but also a route to the low-carbon power necessary to achieving global decarbonization targets. by Toby Gill, CEO, Intelligent Power Generation.

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GE and Shenhua form coal gasification JV in China

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GE and Shenhua have agreed to form an industrial coal gasification joint venture to advance the deployment of “cleaner coal” technology solutions in China. It establishes a joint venture company in which GE and Shenhua would sell industrial coal gasification technology licenses, jointly advocate for and develop integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) facilities and conduct research and development to improve cost and performance of commercial scale gasification and IGCC solutions.

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Shell, ITM Power to install 10MW electrolyzer for refinery hydrogen

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Electrolysis using low-cost renewable electricity could be a key technology for CO 2 -free hydrogen production in the Shell Rheinland Refinery. The project aims to enable the construction and operation of a large-scale 10 MW electrolyzer that can produce high-quality and CO 2 -free hydrogen while demonstrating technology and cost improvements through upscaling and new business applications.

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NREL: battery second use offsets EV expense, improves grid stability; recommendations

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Second-use options for automotive “end-of-life” Li-ion battery packs support a broad spectrum of sustainable energy strategies, as they increase the potential for widespread PEV adoption by eliminating end-of-life automotive service costs, in addition to helping utilities support peak electricity demands while building a cleaner, more flexible electricity grid. B2U Repurposing Cost Calculator. Laboratories, Universities, Future Repurposers, and other Third Parties.

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Can Electric Vehicles Speed Up As The Economy Slows Down?


Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, several conflicting reports about the future of EVs have emerged: some predict EVs to grow by 38% year-over-year, while others forecast a 43% drop. In Asia, a joint venture has even launched a new low-cost electric car brand in the midst of the pandemic.

GE and Shenhua open coal gasification joint venture in China

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a 50:50 joint venture with Shenhua Group to advance the development and deployment of “cleaner coal” technology solutions in China. A new report from GBI Research forecasts that the Asia-Pacific region will become the leading coal-producing region in the future, led by China. Gasification technology has become a critical tool in the expansion of the Chinese economy, allowing a wide variety of industrial products and fuels to be created from low-cost abundant coal resources.

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ORNL team develops better moldable thermoplastic by using lignin; 50% renewable content

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The results, published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials , may bring cleaner, cheaper raw materials to diverse manufacturers. Most currently available thermoplastic elastomeric materials consist primarily of styrenic or other crystalline hard phases, but thermoplastic elastomers with greater stiffness would find immediate use if they were based on low-cost renewables.

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Raízen breaks ground on Iogen cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil

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We see tremendous potential for this technology in meeting the world’s growing demand for cleaner and more sustainable fuels, and we anticipate a long and profitable future. We have nine years of demonstration scale operating experience with cereal straw and corn stover, so by operating over 6 months with the Brazilian bagasse, we were able to identify differences, troubleshoot problems, collect information, and adapt designs for reliable low-cost operation.

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

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These have a potentially low cost base but need further development to achieve the performance and thermal stability required for the application. Engineering simulation modeling work is necessary to design both the TGEN and the heat exchangers to obtain the optimum system performance (cost/watt) and thermal stability using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques, in addition to achieving volume and weight constraints for the target vehicle.

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Department of Energy Announces $57M for Small Businesses in Phase III Xlerator Program; Algal Biofuels, Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cells Included

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Other awards included funding for renewable energy resources, industrial and building energy efficiency, a modernized electricity grid, cleaner fossil fuels, and the next generation of nuclear power. The awards range from $500,000 to $3 million and will provide small innovative companies with the staying power they need to develop the processes that are necessary to reduce the manufacturing costs for their products and enable manufacturing at scale.

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Congressional Budget Office estimates US federal policies promoting EVs and other fuel-efficient vehicles will cost $7.5B through 2019; little or no impact on gasoline use and GHG in the short term

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Tax credits and gasoline prices necessary for various electric vehicles to be cost-competitive with conventional vehicles at 2011 vehicle prices. The nonpartisan US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that federal policies to promote the manufacture and purchase of electric vehicles, some of which also support other types of fuel-efficient vehicles, will have a total budgetary cost of about $7.5 Possible future policies.

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CleanFUEL USA partners with Freightliner on new 8.0L propane LPI medium-duty engine

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We have been thrilled with the performance of liquid injection in general—such good performance characteristics, gas mileage, emissions, service and warranty—that’s the wave of the future for OEM programs. PERC estimates that operating costs of a propane fleet typically range from 5 to 30% less than a gasoline-powered fleet, when capital costs (vehicle and infrastructure) and operation and maintenance costs are all taken into consideration.

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High Performance Computing key enabler for accelerating development of high efficiency engines

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The complexity of new and future vehicles—driven by the need for increasing fuel efficiency and decreasing emissions with ever-changing drive-cycle demands and environmental conditions—is adding unprecedented flexibility in design and driving the need for better simulation and more powerful computers, observed Dr. Robert M. Low emission, low temperature engine concepts of the future operate in regimes where combustion is poorly understood.

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ARB releases proposed cap-and-trade regulation for comment; transportation fuels impacted in 2015

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The cap-and-trade program gives sources flexibility to make the most cost-effective choices about when and how to reduce emissions. The allocation system is designed to reward those who have taken early action and have invested in energy efficiency and GHG emissions reductions and will encourage continued investment in efficiency and clean energy in the future. Cost Containment Mechanisms.

2010 185

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. The car can refuel during periods of low demand on the grid, and if equipped with a bi-directional charger, can actually replenish the grid with excess energy gleaned from a renewable resource. Appendix B: Car of the Future: A Comparison of Alternative Vehicles. Even more new uses will be discovered in the future.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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These reductions in power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) and nitrogen oxides (NO x ) were achieved at a significantly lower cost than originally assumed. Today, this cap-and-trade program is considered one of the most efficient and cost-effective environmental initiatives ever implemented. carbon market, administrative costs for RGGI are only 0.5 Factors Determining Abatement Costs. current year and/or future year vintages). Administrative Costs.

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