Lifecycle CO2 balance of Mercedes-Benz EQC as low as 17.1t CO2 with hydropower

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The lifecycle CO 2 balance of the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC is as low as 17.1 tonnes of CO 2 when the electricity is produced by hydropower; 16.4 tonnes of that is from the production of the vehicle itself. On the average EU electricity mix, the lifecycle CO 2 balance almost doubles to 32.4

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CO2 emissions in US could fall again in 2019, federal agency projects

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CO2 emissions will fall by 2.2 A new report by the U.S. Energy Information Agency forecasts that for the first time in two years annual carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. will decrease. The report, issued last week, forecasts that U.S.

2019 104

SUVs are 2nd-largest contributor to CO2 increase this decade

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While individual vehicle emissions have decreased on a per-mile basis over the past decade, shifts in consumer habits are pressuring CO2 production upward, an upcoming publication says. The growth in the SUV sector has made them the second-largest contributor to increasing CO2 emissions over the past ten years, contributing more than heavy.

2019 40

EPA chief Wheeler says under new rules CO2 limits will be tighter

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The Trump administration may be on a mission to curb environmental regulation, but EPA chief Andrew Wheeler revealed Tuesday that its new emissions rules should actually cap CO2 output at a lower levels than those set by the Obama administration.

2019 52

Dual-motor Leaf, Honda’s hybrid names, finger-pointing on CO2: Today’s Car News

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SUVs are a big part of the CO2 problem. The EPA says that despite a higher limit it will reduce CO2. Proposed support from the federal government could help automakers catch up with China on EVs, over 10 years. Nissan teases a dual-motor Leaf.

2019 52

Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050

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of global CO2 emissions. Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

2018 125

A metal-free, sustainable approach to CO2 reduction

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Researchers in Japan are presenting an organic catalyst for CO 2 reduction that is inexpensive, readily available and recyclable.

2019 108

Researchers use cascade reactions in nanozymes to convert CO2 to ethanol and propanol

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Enzymes use cascade reactions to produce complex molecules from comparatively simple raw materials. An international research team has now copied this principle, and used nanoparticles to convert carbon dioxide into ethanol and propanol.

2019 116

Volkswagen to tackle air conditioning emissions with CO2

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When it comes to vehicle emissions, carbon dioxide (CO2) is generally the problem that carmakers are looking to solve: attempting to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted from their exhaust pipes. However, now CO2 could actually be the solution rather than the problem.

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Artificial Photosynthesis Might Make Fuel From CO2 & Sunlight, One Day

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Fuel emissions CO2 alternative energy renewable energy methanolElectric cars may have made great strides recently, but thousands of researchers are still searching for a sustainable liquid fuel. Such a fuel wouldn't require drivers who are used to pumping gas to alter their habits, and it would sidestep the issues of battery weight and charging times. What if there was a sustainable fuel that could do all of.

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Light-powered nano-bio hybrid organisms consume CO2, create plastics and fuels

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University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals.

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Kopernikus Project P2X integrated container-scale test facility produces first fuels from air-captured CO2 and green power

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2019 126

EIA: CO2 emissions from US power sector have declined 28% since 2005

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US electric power sector CO 2 emissions have declined 28% since 2005 because of slower electricity demand growth and changes in the mix of fuels used to generate electricity, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Peugeot 3008 PHEV: offers 300hp with ultra-low CO2 emissions

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Peugeot have announced the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of their 3008 SUV will offer an official CO2 rating of just 29g/km – placing it in the lowest Benefit-in-Kind tax rate – as well as an astonishing 300hp

2019 50

States, Cities sue EPA over Clean Power Plan rollback

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emissions global warming CO2 climate changeThe power grid that electric vehicles plug into will get cleaner over time. 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.

2019 100

Study finds that steel slag heaps could absorb significant amounts of CO2

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Researchers in the UK report that, with a bit of management, a largely untended slag heap could absorb significant amounts of CO 2 , partially offsetting the emissions from steel production. Their open-access paper is published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. Pullin et al.

2019 111

Electrochemical Haber-Bosch process for ammonia production; 50% the CO2 and 25% the energy

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Ammonia, produced via the Haber-Bosch (HB) process, is globally the leading chemical in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

2019 78

Researchers map CO2 emissions for entire Los Angeles Megacity to help improve environmental policymaking

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Volvo improves CO2 emissions of automatic models

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Volvo CO2 emissions fuel economyBuying an automatic instead of a manual car often come at the expense of fuel economy and emissions. But not if you buy a Volvo. The Swedish carmaker has been hard at work reducing the emissions and improving the fuel economy of its models.

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New porous coordination polymer captures CO2, converts it to useful organic materials

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A new material that can selectively capture CO 2 molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed by researchers at Kyoto University, along with colleagues at the University of Tokyo and Jiangsu Normal University in China. They describe the material in an open access paper in the journal Nature Communications.

2019 88

Licht Group reports high-yield, low-energy synthesis of carbon nano-onions from CO2

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Researchers at George Washington University led by Prof. Stuart Licht ( earlier post ) report a process for the high-yield, low-energy synthesis of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) by electrolysis of CO 2 in molten carbonate. A paper on their work is published in the journal Advanced Sustainable Systems.

2019 114

New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Vehicle fuel economy improvements have slowed globally, according to the latest report from the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI): Fuel Economy In Major Car Markets: Technology And Policy Drivers 2005-2017.

2019 132

Making 10% of fleets electric could cut CO2 by 5%

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Just how much money and CO2 companies could save by electrifying part of their fleet has been outlined in a new study. Latest news British Gas CO2

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Researchers develop solid electrolyte for electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to pure liquid fuels

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The electrocatalytic reduction of CO 2 is often carried out in a liquid electrolyte such as KHCO 3 (aq), which allows for ion conduction between electrodes. However, as a result, liquid products that form are in a mixture with the dissolved salts, and require energy-intensive downstream separation.

2019 97

Analysis finds hybrids make better use of scarce batteries than pure EVs

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Plug-In Hybrids global warming CO2In the face of growing shortages of batteries and battery materials for electric cars, one respected analytics firm says those batteries would do more good for the environment put to use in more hybrid vehicles rather than fewer all-electric cars. Per kilowatt-hour of battery capacity produced and installed in plug-in vehicles, hybrids deliver 14.

2019 87

ReactWell licenses ORNL catalyst for direct conversion of CO2 to ethanol

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ReactWell , LLC, has licensed a novel waste-to-fuel technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to improve energy conversion methods for cleaner, more efficient oil and gas, chemical and bioenergy production.

2019 129

ITF: measures to decrease road freight CO2 emissions

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A new brief published by the International Transport Forum (ITF)—an intergovernmental organization at the OECD with 59 member countries— identifies proven measures that decrease road freight’s CO 2 emissions. Moving goods by road consumes about 50% of all diesel produced; 80% of the global net increase in diesel use since 2000 comes from road freight. Furthermore, road freight activity is set to more than double from 2015 to 2050.

2018 88

Kia Niro EV specs, recapturing CO2, and electric-car support vs interest: Today's Car News

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Scientists have discovered a way to recapture CO2 and recycle it into fuel. Kia has revealed official specifications for the Niro EV. A new study found there's more support for electric cars than knowledge or interest. And Waymo's purchase of up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacific Hybrids could account for one-third of FCA's available consumer tax credits

2018 76

Provisional agreement reached on European CO2 standards for heavy-duty trucks; 30% lower by 2030

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The European Parliament and the Council have reached provisional agreement on a regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO 2 emission standards for trucks.

2019 123

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2019 130

Researchers find product-specific active sites on copper catalysts for CO2 reduction

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) have shown that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient using a single copper catalyst.

2018 129

First snapshots of CO2 molecules trapped in MOFs shed new light on carbon capture

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Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have taken the first images of carbon dioxide molecules within a molecular cage—part of a metal-organic framework (MOF), with great potential for separating and storing gases and liquids.

2019 102

Report: Global CO2 emissions at record levels in 2018

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Blame China—and India. Global carbon emissions are on the rise, and hit record levels in 2018, after remaining flat in 2016 and experiencing a small gain last year, a new report shows. The report by the Global Carbon Project came out just as world leaders gathered in Poland to discuss the next steps for reducing carbon emissions under the. global warming

2018 80

Researchers find bio-inspired high-tech surfaces on hulls could greatly reduce drag and CO2 emissions of ships; up to 1% of global CO2

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If ship hulls were coated with special bo-inspired high-tech air trapping materials, up to 1% of global CO 2 emissions could be avoided according to a new study by researchers from the University of Bonn together with colleagues from St. Augustin and Rostock.

2019 108

JATO: European new car CO2 emissions highest average since 2014; shift from diesel to gasoline and SUVs rise

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The analysis covered 23 markets in Europe and found a direct correlation between diesel car registrations and average CO2 emissions. The total value of CO2 emissions was on a steady decline from 2007, but started to slowdown in 2016 as the fall reduced from -4.1

2019 108

Stanford/DTU team devises new effective solid-oxide electrochemical cell for CO2 electrolysis

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The researchers hope that their initial work on revealing the mechanisms in CO2 electrolysis devices by spectroscopy and modeling will help others in tuning the surface properties of ceria and other oxides to further improve CO 2 electrolysis.

2019 65

GWU team demonstrates highly scalable, low-cost process for making carbon nanotube wools directly from CO2

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Marcus Johnson, Jiawen Ren, Matthew Lefler, Gad Licht, Juan Vicini, Xinye Liu, Stuart Licht (2017) “Carbon nanotube wools made directly from CO2 by molten electrolysis: Value driven pathways to carbon dioxide greenhouse gas mitigation,” Materials Today Energy , Volume 5, Pages 230-236 doi: 10.1016/j.mtener.2017.07.003.

2017 130

Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America.

2019 99

Automakers face big fines in Europe for missing CO2 targets

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As global leaders meet in Poland to hammer out details about how to meet Paris Climate Accord targets, a new study shows that European automakers aren't introducing electric cars nearly fast enough to meet European standards—and the delay could cost them. The European Union has set the strictest limits on carbon-dioxide emissions from cars. global warming climate change

2018 74

Stanford team develops efficient electrochemical cells for CO2 conversion

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Scientists at Stanford University have developed electrochemical cells that convert carbon monoxide (CO) derived from CO 2 into commercially viable compounds more effectively and efficiently than existing technologies. Their open-access research, published in the journal Joule , provides a new strategy for capturing CO 2 and converting it into chemical feedstocks.

2018 79

Volkswagen investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions

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Volkswagen is investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO 2. The first project, Katingan Mentaya , a forest protection project on the Indonesian island of Borneo, compensates for the currently still unavoidable CO 2 emissions from the supply chain, production and delivery of the new Volkswagen e-vehicle ID.3, as well as emissions from other areas. The Volkswagen Group is focusing initially on forest conservation and restoration, especially in the tropics.

SOLETAIR project produces first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar power and atmospheric CO2

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The SOLETAIR project ( earlier post ) has produced its first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar energy and the air’s carbon dioxide via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

2017 159

DGIST-led team improves efficiency of photocatalyst for conversion of atmospheric CO2 to hydrocarbon fuels

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