Front Group For Oil Company Representatives In Congress Celebrates All White Heritage; Called Out By Greenius, “CO2 Was At 395ppm When Shultz Endorsed Their B t. It’s 416ppm today.”

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EIA: California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

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The extended drought in California could cut the state’s summer electricity generation from hydropower nearly in half compared with normal precipitation conditions, according to an analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Surrey team developing direct-air-capture CO2 to methanol process

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Researchers at the University of Surrey (UK) are developing a process to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air and then use dynamic catalysis to create methanol—a valuable chemical that, made this way, could be carbon-negative. Its value could offset the cost of direct air capture.

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Three-part catalyst study advances conversion of CO2 to ethanol

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An international collaboration of scientists has taken a significant step toward the realization of a nearly “green” zero-net-carbon technology that can efficiently convert CO 2 and hydrogen into ethanol.

Twelve and LanzaTech successfully convert CO2 to ethanol

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Carbon transformation company Twelve and biotechnology company LanzaTech have transformed CO 2 emissions into ethanol as a part of an ongoing research and development partnership. Ethanol is typically produced using biological processes or as a petrochemical, through ethylene hydration, using fossil fuels. It’s also often produced using corn and other crop feedstocks, but this approach is dependent on crops that otherwise could be used to grow food or waste feedstocks.

Yamaha and Sumitomo demo on-board thermoelectric generator for CO2 reduction

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Yamaha Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation Power & Mobility Co., Ltd., a Sumitomo Corporation Group company, jointly demonstrated a new waste heat recovery system based on a thermoelectric generator (TEG), which generates electrical power via exhaust gas heat.

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EEA reports sharp decrease in CO2 emissions of new cars in Europe in 2020

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New car emissions were increasing as recently as two years ago, but the sharp drop last year shows that carmakers respond to CO2 standards.

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T&E: Rising use of private jets sends CO2 emissions soaring

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CO 2 emissions from private jets in Europe increased by nearly a third (31%) between 2005 and 2019, rising faster than commercial aviation emissions, according to a new report from environmental campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E).

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CEMEX, Sasol and ENERTRAG partner to turn CO2 from cement plant into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Mexico-based global construction materials company CEMEX is partnering with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company ENERTRAG to combine CO 2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel.

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Researchers demonstrate efficient electrochemical reduction of CO2 to C2+ alcohols

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Researchers in China led by a team from Fudan University have demonstrated the electrochemical reduction of CO 2 toward C 2+ alcohols with a faradaic efficiency of ~70% using copper (Cu) catalysts with stepped sites.

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UD team devises CO2 direct air capture device powered by hydrogen for HEMFCs

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University of Delaware engineers have demonstrated an effective way to capture 99% of carbon dioxide from the ambient air feed to an hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell (HEMFC) air using a novel electrochemical system powered by hydrogen.

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UCLA team proposes non-photosynthetic biological conversion of CO2

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A team at UCLA is introducing a biological yet non-photosynthetic CO 2 reduction mechanism that has the potential to yield environmental and economic benefits via CO 2 -derived high-value products. Their paper is published in the journal Joule.

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New system for more efficient CO2 electrolysis to hydrocarbon products

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2020) “CO2 electrolysis to multicarbon products at activities greater than 1 A cm -2.” A team of researchers from Canada and the US has developed a system that quickly and efficiently converts carbon dioxide into simple chemicals via CO 2 electrolysis.

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Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to formic acid using an alumina-supported, iron-based compound; 80-90% selectivity

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The rising CO2 levels in our atmosphere and their contribution to global warming is now common news. As researchers experiment with different ways to battle this problem, one efficient solution has emerged—converting excess atmospheric CO2 into energy-rich chemicals.

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Engineered E. coli could make carbohydrates, renewable fuel, from CO2

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Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK have engineered Escherichia coli bacteria to capture carbon dioxide using hydrogen gas to convert it into formic acid. The research, accepted for publication in Applied and Environmental Microbiology raises the possibility of converting atmospheric CO 2 to commodity chemicals. Escherichia coli is gram-negative bacterium that is a workhorse for biotechnology.

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Deutsche Post now automatically offsetting all CO2 emissions from mail transport

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Starting immediately, Deutsche Post is offsetting any unavoidable CO 2 emissions due to mail transport with investments in internationally recognized and certified climate protection projects at no extra charge.

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New electrocatalyst converts CO2 into ethanol, acetone, and n-butanol with high efficiency

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The electrocatalytic conversion of CO 2 using renewable energy could establish a climate-neutral, artificial carbon cycle. Excess energy produced by photovoltaics and wind energy could be stored through the electrocatalytic production of fuels from CO 2. These could then be burned as needed.

The world’s first CO2 battery for long-duration energy storage is ready for global launch

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Italian startup Energy Dome today announced the launch of the world’s first CO2 battery in Sardinia, Italy. The post The world’s first CO2 battery for long-duration energy storage is ready for global launch appeared first on Electrek.

Chalmers study finds chemical looping gasification integrated with FT synthesis delivers net-negative CO2 FT crude

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A team at Chalmers University in Sweden has analyzed the results of the integration of a chemical looping gasification (CLG) process with a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) process and found that this biomass-to-liquids process can produce FT crude with net-negative CO 2 emissions.

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PNNL team develops new low-cost method to convert captured CO2 to methane

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2021), “Integrated Capture and Conversion of CO2 to Methane using a Water-lean, Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Solvent.” Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new method to convert captured CO 2 into methane, the primary component of natural gas.

EIA expects 7% increase in US energy-sector CO2 emissions as economic activity increases during 2021

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Despite significant growth in energy-related CO2 emissions as the U.S. Increased economic activity and a changing fuel mix in the electric power sector in 2021 will lead to a significant increase in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions this year, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) August Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). After decreasing by 11% in 2020, US energy-related CO 2 emissions will increase by 7% to reach 4.9 billion metric tons this year.

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IAV unveils new battery assembly concept that is easier to recycle, with better CO2 balance

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IAV has developed a battery assembly concept that is much easier to recycle than existing battery systems and also has a much better CO 2 balance. The concept is not only interesting for future vehicles—it can be integrated into existing e-models as well.

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PCC SE and Landsvirkjun to convert silicon metal plant CO2 emissions to methanol

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Landsvirkjun , The National Power Company of Iceland, and German investment company PCC SE have agreed to explore the possibility of capturing and utilizing carbon emissions from PCC’s silicon metal plant in northeast Iceland.

United and Oxy collaborate with syn-bio company Cemvita to produce SAF from CO2 using microbes

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United Airlines Ventures (UAV) and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV) announced a collaboration with Houston-based biotech firm Cemvita Factory to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) intended to be developed through a new process using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes.

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Oxford team directly converts CO2 to jet fuel using iron-based catalysts

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Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a method to convert CO 2 directly into aviation fuel using a novel, inexpensive iron-based catalyst.

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Coal rebound: Global CO2 emissions were at a record high in 2021

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The increase in global CO2 emissions was the largest in history in absolute terms, more than offsetting 2020's pandemic-induced declines.

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Vertimass and European Energy to partner on CO2 to hydrocarbons via methanol pathway

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Vertimass and European Energy have completed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to integrate technologies for capturing carbon dioxide and converting it into hydrocarbon products around the world.

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Researchers develop titanium and copper heterostructured photocatalyst for conversion of CO2 into CH4

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The escalating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the consequent acceleration of climate change are alarming, and it has proven challenging to find feasible ways to actively reduce the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

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Successful completion of Illinois Basin - Decatur CCS project; CO2 from ethanol plant

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ADM and the University of Illinois announced the successful completion of the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP), a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project designed to evaluate and test the technology at commercial scale.

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV produces 14.1-36.2% lower CO2 emissions that predecessor

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Alongside the CO2 improvement, the S 580 e also has advantages over its predecessor with respect to its eutrophication (EP) and summer smog (POCP) potential.

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Stanford engineers develop catalyst strategy to improve turnover frequencies for CO2 conversion to hydrocarbons by orders of magnitude

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Researchers at Stanford University have shown that porous polymer encapsulation of metal-supported catalysts can drive the selectivity of CO 2 conversion to hydrocarbons.

SINTEF, ECONNECT model LNG, ammonia and liquid CO2 flow rates in floating cryogenic pipes

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SINTEF Energy Research and ECONNECT Energy have developed a novel computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling tool to predict LNG, ammonia and liquid carbon dioxide flow rates in floating, flexible cryogenic pipes.

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IEA: global CO2 emissions rebounded to their highest level in history in 2021; largely driven by China

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose by 6% in 2021 to 36.3 billion tonnes, their highest ever level, as the world economy rebounded strongly from the COVID-19 crisis and relied heavily on coal to power that growth, according to new IEA analysis.

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Study finds Tula dDSF software reduced NOx 41% and CO2 9.5% in Leibherr D966 diesel

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At the International Engine Congress in Baden-Baden (Germany), Liebherr-Components AG and US-based Tula Technology presented the results of their joint study on heavy machinery.

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New highly efficient catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction toward methane

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Researchers at the University of Michigan, McGill University and McMaster University have developed a binary copper?iron iron catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO 2 reduction toward methane.

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Johnson Matthey launches HyCOgen; converting CO2 and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel

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Johnson Matthey has launched HyCOgen, a technologyt designed to play a pivotal role in enabling the conversion of captured carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). By combining HyCOgen with the award-winning FT CANS Fischer Tropsch technology (developed in collaboration with bp), Johnson Matthey offers an integrated, scalable solution for use in the efficient and cost-effective production of renewable-power-based SAF.

California "green hydrogen" facility claims to displace more CO2 than electrolysis from renewable energy

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Located in Lancaster, California, the facility will use SG H2 Energy's gasification process, which the company claims reduces carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions even more than electrolysis from

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Tesla to help Jaguar Land Rover avoid fines in Europe with CO2 pool

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Tesla is going to help Jaguar Land Rover avoid fines in Europe by having the automaker join its CO2 pool for 2021. more… The post Tesla to help Jaguar Land Rover avoid fines in Europe with CO2 pool appeared first on Electrek.

Exxon CEO says no new gas cars globally by 2040, goes wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing about CO2

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The post Exxon CEO says no new gas cars globally by 2040, goes wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing about CO2 appeared first on Electrek. Every new passenger car sold in the world will be electric by 2040, according to Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods, in an interview aired this weekend by CNBC.

MIT researchers propose mechanism for overcoming bottleneck in electroreduction of CO2

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Researchers at MIT have identified , quantified, and modeled a major reason for the poor performance of electroreduction processes to convert CO 2 to fuel or other useful chemicals.

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VTT and Neste to build integrated Power-to-Liquids demo facility; CO2 capture, green hydrogen and e-fuels production

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Power-to-Liquids technologies are on their way to commercialization in scale. E-fuels offer a way to expand the carbon-neutral transport fuel pool beyond biomass-based renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels in existing internal combustion engines. The end product is a transportation fuel suited for aircraft, ships as well as heavy and light road vehicles.

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Euro Parliament committee backs revised CO2 standards for cars and vans; zero-emission road mobility by 2035

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The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted this week, with 46 votes in favor, 40 against and two abstentions, a position on proposed rules to revise the CO 2 emission performance standards for new cars and vans in line with the EU’s increased climate ambition. In the report, MEPs expressed their support for the Commission proposal to reach zero-emission road mobility by 2035.

Researchers develop new stable artificial photosynthesis device to produce ethylene and hydrogen from sunlight and CO2

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A research team has developed a new artificial photosynthesis device component with remarkable stability and longevity as it selectively converts sunlight and carbon dioxide into two promising sources of renewable fuels: ethylene and hydrogen. The researchers’ findings, which they recently reported in the journal Nature Energy , reveal how the device degrades with use, then demonstrate how to mitigate it.