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.

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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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New report shows oceans warming much faster than anticipated

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global warming CO2A new study published Wednesday in the journal "Nature" shows global warming has already accelerated far beyond what scientists anticipated. The study uses new methods to measure global ocean temperatures, which showed the oceans have retained 60 percent more heat than earlier estimates showed. Scientists measured the volume of oxygen and carbon.

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Toyota develops general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use; NOx emissions below natural gas burner levels, zero CO2

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has developed the what it says is the world’s first general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use in collaboration with Chugai Ro Co., The burner is now in use at the forging line in Toyota’s Honsha Plant.

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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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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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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

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European Parliament proposes 40% cut in new car CO2 by 2030; acceleration of sales of electric and low-emission cars

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We can only hope that national governments bring some realism to the table when adopting their common position on the future CO2 targets next week. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved a proposal which would set a higher target for reducing EU fleet-wide emissions for new cars by 2030 of 40% (compared to the EU Commission’s 30%; year of reference 2021) with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. Similar targets are set for new vans.

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Europe commits to 35 percent CO2 cut by 2030, after dire UN climate report

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Following a U.N. report on Monday that concluded world leaders have only two decades to end emissions of greenhouse gases or suffer catastrophic climate change, the European Union took just 13 hours to announce plans to cut emissions from cars and trucks a further 35 percent by 2030. Transportation is the only sector in Europe whose emissions of

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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.

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New catalyst opens door to CO2 capture in coal-to-liquids process

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World energy consumption projections expect coal to stay one of the world’s main energy sources in the coming decades, and a growing share of it will be used in CT—the conversion of coal to liquid fuels (CTL). Researchers from the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy in Beijing and Eindhoven University of Technology have developed iron-based catalysts that substantially reduce operating costs and open the door to capturing the large amounts of CO 2 that are generated by CTL.

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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.

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Scientists find affordable way to recapture CO2 and burn it

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Scientists at Harvard have developed a new method of scrubbing carbon from the atmosphere, and turning it into hydrocarbon fuels that could be burned in airplanes or even cars. The process has been demonstrated at a small scale and combines common technologies from the pulp and petroleum industries to capture carbon and hydrogenate it back into. global warming carbon dioxide

Columbia University engineers make breakthrough in understanding electroreduction of CO2 for conversion to electrofuels

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They applied a comprehensive suite of experimental and theoretical methods to identify the structure of the first intermediate of CO 2 electroreduction: carboxylate CO2 - that is attached to the surface with C and O atoms. Electrocatalysis and photocatalysis (artificial photosynthesis) are among the most promising ways to achieve effective storage for renewable energy.

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Ford hits CO2 manufacturing emissions reduction target of 30% per vehicle 8 years early

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Ford Motor Company has met its goal to reduce manufacturing CO 2 emissions eight years ahead of schedule. The goal, set in 2010, aimed to reduce the company’s global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30% per vehicle produced by 2025. As described in its 19 th annual Sustainability Report , Ford hit the target twice as fast as expected. The results are significant, with a global manufacturing CO 2 emissions reduction of more than 3.4

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Study: countries seeking to cut CO2 emissions must get a handle on city-level emissions

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Countries seeking to meet Paris Agreement targets on CO 2 emissions must get a grip on the amount of pollution produced at city level, according to a new open-access study published in S cience Advances by an international team of researchers from Europe and China.

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European Council agrees on 35% cut in new car CO2 by 2030

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The European Council agreed on setting a target of a 35% average reduction in CO 2 emissions form new cars by 2030. This position is a basis on which to begin talks with the European Parliament, which just came out with its own target of 40% by 2030 ( earlier post ). The first negotiation meeting between the European Council and the European Parliament is taking place today.

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I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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Why would your Creative Greenius walk away from his high-paying, highly rewarding executive role at CBS EcoMedia where I was working to fund environmental, education, and wellness projects all across the USA, just as the company hit more growth milestones and was likely to pay generous bonuses?

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NEXCEL testing demonstrates potential 2g/km CO2 reduction by ensuring precise oil-engine match

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Testing of the latest Nexcel active engine oil management system ( earlier post ) across three different engine types has a{demonstrated} the system’s potential to reduce CO 2 emissions by 2 g/km.

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals.

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KIT spin-off producing synthetic natural gas from green hydrogen and CO2 from sewage sludge

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Chemical reactor company INERATEC , a spinoff of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the Spanish company GAS NATURAL FENOSA have built a plant in Spain that produces synthetic natural gas from CO 2 and renewable hydrogen.

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Ford slashes CO2 emissions by a third

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Ford has cut CO2 emissions by more than a third (37 per cent) per vehicle across its global operations between 2000 and 2012, the carmaker has revealed, as it releases its 14th annual Sustainability Report.

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PA Consulting launches low CO2 salary exchange scheme

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CO2 emissions are restricted to a maximum of 160g/km, although as all the cars on [.]. Latest news CO2 emissions salaryPA Consulting, a leading IT and technology firm, is the latest company to sign up to Zenith Provecta’s salary exchange scheme. The scheme allows staff to sacrifice a proportion of their salary in order to drive a low emission car.

EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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Efforts to improve the fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) stalled in 2017 compared to 2016, according to provisional data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Renault becomes European low CO2 leader

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According to Association Auxiliaire de l’Automobile (AAA-DATA), the French carmaker’s average CO2 emissions were just 115.9g/km of CO2 per vehicle sold in first half of 2013. Renault has become the European leader for the sale of low emission cars.

Short(er)-range Tesla, Porsche Taycan wagon, U.S. cuts CO2: Today's Car News

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A new shorter-range Tesla Model 3 drops into the mix—but not the $35,000 model that many deposit-holders have been waiting for. Porsche will add a more utilitarian hatchback design to its upcoming Taycan electric-car lineup. And VW gives its vehicle lighting more of a message. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla released a. EPA greenhouse gas

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All-time low for company car CO2

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CO2 emissions from new company cars achieved an all-time low last month. Latest news ALD Automotive CO2Vehicle leasing company ALD Automotive says that the average level of carbon dioxide emitted by new company cars purchased in the first half of 2012 dropped from 138g/km to 127g/km, following their lowest ever point in June (123g/km). Keith Allen, UK managing director [.].

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Compare the CO2 with new Volvo tool

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Volvo Compare aims to provide car buyers with all the important data such as CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, monthly fuel cost, and has been developed by CAP [.]. Volvo CO2Green motorists can weigh up and compare the environmental impact of their next car alongside other potential models with the help of a new tool on Volvo’s website.

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Renault becomes European low CO2 market leader

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Renault has become the European leader for low CO2 emission vehicles and the first carmaker to ducked 115g/km CO2 for average emission level for its passenger cars, based on the full year sales data for 2013.

DOE awarding up to $80M for supercritical CO2 pilot plant

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding up to $80 million for a six-year project to design, build, and operate a 10-MWe (megawatts electrical) supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO 2 ) pilot plant test facility in San Antonio, TX.

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PRIME Coalition invests in three startups: electrochemical reduction of CO2, lightweight materials; Li extraction

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PRIME Coalition, a 501(c)(3) public charity funding tech start-ups that fight climate change, closed three new investments: Opus 12 in Berkeley, CA; Mallinda in Denver, CO; and Lilac Solutions in Oakland, CA. With these investments, PRIME has now funded nine start-up companies through 11 financing rounds mobilizing more than $17 million in philanthropic capital. Fifty-six foundations, philanthropists, and impact investors have backed PRIME and our portfolio companies.

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European Parliament backs CO2 emissions cuts for trucks; 35% by 2030; 20% of new HDVs to be zero- or low-emissions by 2030

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The European Parliament has backed plans for trucks to cut CO 2 emissions by 2030. MEPs adopted a higher target (35%) than the European Commission (30%) for new trucks to reduce the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. Manufacturers will also have to ensure that zero- and low-emission vehicles (which emit at least 50% fewer emissions) represent a 20% market share of the sales of new ones by 2030, and 5% by 2025.

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EST: Mileage management systems cut CO2 by 10 per cent

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UK fleets could reduce their CO2 emissions by up to 10 per cent with the introduction of mileage management systems, so says the Energy Saving Trust (EST). tonnes of CO2 emissions [.]. Energy Saving Trust CO2These systems accurately log the number of miles driven by employees for business purposes to help fleet managers identify any wasted journeys. Around 2.4m

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Germany delays CO2 emission cap

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Germany''s government has been successful in its efforts to delay the introduction of new CO2 emission limits in the European Union. After establishing a target of 95g/km of CO2 for the average car in 2020, environment ministers have now agreed to revise the deal.

Peugeot 208 set for EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show premiere

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Peugeot are set to debut its sub-99g/km 208 supermini at March’s EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show. The 208 will launch this June with six sub-99g engines – five of which are diesel – with the cleanest option slashing CO2 emissions to 87g and an average fuel consumption of 76mpg. Peugeot EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show UK

CO2 emissions at highest levels in history

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You may have thought that we are starting to win the battle against carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – however, new figures from the International Energy Agency suggest the opposite is true. It finds that energy related CO2 emissions in 2010 were actually at their highest levels in history after a dip in 2009 and represented [.]. Green credentials Latest news co2 emissions Green cars IEA International Energy Agency record carbon dioxide emissions

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Australia looks at mandatory CO2 standards for vehicles

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The Australian Government may be planning to introduce mandatory standards to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from passenger vehicles by 2015, after releasing a discussion paper outlining the key issues. Green cars Green credentials Latest news Australia Australian Government Clear Energy Future CO2 emission standards co2 emissions mandatory standards

ICCT: decline in diesel sales will have negligible impact on attainment of European CO2 emission standards

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The combustion of 1 liter of diesel fuel produces approximately 11% more energy than gasoline fuel, but the diesel fuel also releases approximately 11% more CO2 due to its higher carbon content. The current decline is ales of diesel light duty vehicle in Europe does not put EU CO 2 targets out of reach of automakers, according to a new analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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BMW cuts 1 Series to 99g/km CO2

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The new BMW 116d EfficientDynamics is powered by a 116hp, four-cylinder 1.6-litre TwinPower Turbo diesel engine emits just 99g/km CO2 and returns 74.3mpg –making it the most efficient series-production BMW to date. BMW 1 series co2 emissions efficientdynamics MarchBMW is to introduce three new powertrains to its 1 Series hatch range including a new 116d EfficientDynamics model.

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EPFL team develops low-cost catalyst for splitting CO2

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The system was able to selectively convert CO2 to CO with an efficiency of 13.4% EPFL scientists have developed an Earth-abundant and low-cost catalytic system for splitting CO 2 into CO and oxygen—an important step towards achieving the conversion of renewable energy into hydrocarbon fuels. A solar-driven system set up using this catalyst was able to split CO 2 with an efficiency of 13.4%. A paper on the work appears in the journal Nature Energy.

Researchers develop efficient single-atom Ni catalyst for conversion of CO2 to CO

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One reason is that it performs HER very well, and brings down the CO2 reduction selectivity dramatically. An international research team has developed a new single-atom electrocatalyst that efficiently converts CO 2 to carbon monoxide (CO). Their findings were published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science.

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IHS Markit projects automakers could be fined more than €14B for European CO2 excess emissions in 2021

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New analysis by IHS Markit suggests that automakers failing to meet 2021 fleet CO 2 emissions compliance for passenger vehicles sold in the European Union (EU) could be fined more than €14 billion (US$16 billion) in 2021.

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IIASA: removing fossil fuel subsidies will not reduce CO2 emissions as much as hoped

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Removing fossil fuel subsidies would have only a small effect on CO 2 emissions and renewable energy use, according to a new study led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and published in the journal Nature.

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