REMONDIS and Neste partner to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste; targeting >200 kilotons/year

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and REMONDIS, one of the world’s largest privately owned recycling, service and water companies, have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of chemical recycling of plastic waste. Mechanical recycling of plastics has been making a positive contribution to circular economy, raw material security, and climate protection for decades.

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BMW outlines iFACTORY production strategy; transformation to e-mobility; Plant Debrecen first CO2-free plant

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Metal offcuts and filings from milling, for example, will be recycled and reused, while waste heat from cooling will be fed into a circuit to heat indoor spaces and water. A further key issue in the field of climate protection is biodiversity.

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Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

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This way, we reuse waste oil in an environmentally compatible way. With 85 percent lower CO 2 emissions than with conventional fossil fuels, the contribution to climate protection is enormous.

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Volkswagen Group continues switch to low-emission logistics with order for four more LNG ships

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Volkswagen was one of the first car manufacturers to subscribe to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement that aim to limit global warming to significantly less than two degrees by 2050. Only unavoidable emissions are offset by climate protection measures.

DHL to use biofuel to neutralize carbon emissions of all ‘less-than-container’ load shipments in ocean freight globally

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To fight against climate change, the transport sector needs true decarbonization. Even though we are in unprecedented times, due to the ongoing pandemic, we have to make sure that climate protection and sustainability efforts remain at the forefront. Following strict sustainability standards, the waste-based biofuels must meet the requirements to be qualified as the cleanest biofuels currently available on the market.

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Neste to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at SFO

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This deal will see DHL Express become the first cargo operator to use Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on flights departing from SFO and will enable them to contribute to their climate protection target to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050.

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Volkswagen testing R33 BlueDiesel; up to 33% renewable content; now in permanent use in Wolfsburg

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The fuel, jointly developed by Volkswagen, the Coburg University and other project partners, contains up to 33% renewable components based exclusively on residual and waste materials and enables CO 2 savings of at least 20% compared to conventional diesel thanks to the use of biofuels. This fuel is of particular interest to Volkswagen’s major and fleet customers whose diesel vehicles cover many kilometers a year as its use helps to achieve climate protection goals.

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Volkswagen brand intends to almost halve environmental impact of production by 2025 vs. 2010 baseline

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in environmental impact: energy -23.5%; CO 2 - 28.6%; waste -58.6%; water -27.5%; and solvent emissions -7.6%. It will be basing its targets more closely on the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. This corresponded to 40 percent for the global climate protection factors CO2 and energy, and 60 percent for the local environmental protection factors of water consumption, waste production and solvent emissions.

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Report argues advanced HD natural gas vehicles foundational for California to hit air and climate goals; near zero-emission potential

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Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a consulting firm specializing in market development for low emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure, and fuels for both on- and off-road applications, released a report examining the critical role that ultra-low-emission heavy-duty (HD) natural gas engines can play in helping California achieve its air quality, climate protection and petroleum-displacement goals.

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$12M German project to develop technology for syngas production from CO2 and H2; new hydrogen production method

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million (US$12 million) to subsidize the project within its “Technologies for Sustainability and Climate Protection – Chemical Processes and Use of CO 2 ” scheme. With the process operating at very high temperatures, the innovative reactor design ensures that the correspondingly large amounts of waste heat are recycled immediately into the process.

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Volkswagen Group to invest more than €9.8 billion in China by 2015; efficient products and production

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At Volkswagen, we are convinced that climate protection and efficient technologies are drivers for economic growth. 88% of the waste and packaging material from the production process is recycled. The Volkswagen Group, through its two Chinese joint ventures, will be investing more than €9.8 billion (US$15 billion) in the country by 2015; investments in highly efficient products and resource-conserving production will account for more than two thirds of this figure.

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ifo Institute study projects ban on combustion engines in 2030 would affect 600K jobs in German manufacturing

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It is important that climate policy is neutral in terms of technology; in other words that it sets climate protection goals without stipulating the technologies to be used to achieve them. Preventing competition among environmental protection technologies with bans is a waste of resources and does a disservice to climate protection. Both are necessary if ambitious climate goals are to be achieved. Climate Change Emissions Engines Policy

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

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In a paper that could have a significant impact on climate policies for transportation fuels, Dr. John M. Nevertheless, biofuels are controversial because of the uncertainties that surround their net climatic benefits; the conditions that need to be met for beneficial biofuel systems; and differences in methods, data and assumptions used for evaluation. Avoiding CO2 releases that would otherwise occur (use biomass wastes; REDD).

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California ARB soliciting research suggestions for FY 2012-2013 plan; sustainable communities, behavior, pollutant exposure, air pollution science, GHG targets

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Sustainable Communities : The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375) directs California’s metropolitan planning organizations to develop sustainable communities strategies that meet regional greenhouse gas reduction targets through integrated land use, housing and transportation planning. Behavior Climate Change Emissions Health Latin America Policy Sustainability

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

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. As Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman try to resuscitate the climate change bill by introducing a revised bill in mid-to-late April, twenty-three U.S. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). Support for this use of allowance value stems from the idea that the climate-regulating services of the atmosphere are a common property resource. Perspective by Brian J.

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