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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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Jing Meng, Zhifu Mi, Dabo Guan, Jiashuo Li, Shu Tao, Yuan Li, Kuishuang Feng, Junfeng Liu, Zhu Liu, Xuejun Wang, Qiang Zhang, and Steven J Davis (2018) “The rise of South-South trade and its effect on global CO2 emissions” Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04337-y.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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A new analysis by the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) concludes that diesel cars emit more CO 2 than equivalent cars on a full lifecycle basis—i.e., accounting for the emissions generated during production of the vehicle and the fuel.

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Soletair demo plant produces renewable hydrocarbon fuel from CO2 captured from the air

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) are beginning testing of the Soletair demo plant, which uses air-captured carbon dioxide to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The pilot plant is coupled to LUT’s solar power plant in Lappeenranta.

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Study finds renewable diesel blends deliver fuel consumption and CO2 benefits in Euro 5 engines

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Researchers from Istituto Motori - CNR in Italy and Eni report in a paper in the journal Fuel that blends of hydrocracked fossil oil (HCK) and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as diesel fuels deliver fuel consumption (FC) and CO 2 savings based on the NEDC cycle. The researchers said that, given the strong similarity in combustion system design between Euro 5 and Euro 6 engines, the estimated trends can be considered valid also for Euro 6 vehicles equipped with the same class of engines.

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Researchers show mixotrophic fermentation process improves carbon conversion, boosting yields and reducing CO2

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Syngas-enhanced mixotrophy (case IV): hexose and CO:CO2:H 2 are fed to the microorganism.

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EIA: US energy-related CO2 dropped 2.7% in 2015; of end-use sectors, only transportation increased

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Transportation-related CO2 emissions increased by 38 million metric tons (MMmt) (2.1%) in 2015. According to a report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), US energy-related CO 2 emissions decreased by 146 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2015 to 5,259 MMmt, down 2.7%

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Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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A technical brief by Dr. John DeCicco at the University of Michigan Energy Institute shows that transportation is overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO 2.

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KAIST research team proposes micro modular nuclear reactor cooled by supercritical CO2

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By actively adopting the supercritical CO2 power system, the team simplified the power conversion system and developed a new nuclear power system that can passively remove the decay heat in the case of reactor shutdown to avoid another Fukushima-type accident.

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Researchers measure actual CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and compare to reported levels

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Researchers have measured CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel use in California and compared them to reported emissions. This is the first time fossil fuel emissions have been independently checked for such a large area. The team of researchers, led by researchers from Imperial College London (ICL), developed a technique to estimate CO 2 emissions from fossil fuels using atmospheric measurements, then tested the technique over three months in California.

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Fraunhofer, KIT study finds CO2 mitigation potential of higher-range PHEVs greater than expected

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Study finds CO2 emissions trading more effective path to automotive CO2 reduction in Europe than tailpipe standards

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USC team develops highly efficient catalyst system for converting CO2 to methanol; 79% yield from CO2 captured from air

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S. Korean researchers develop new catalytic pathway for direct conversion of CO2 to liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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Hydro starts aluminum production at HAL4e pilot plant; highest energy efficiency, smallest CO2 footprint

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Hydro has started producing the first aluminium metal at its technology pilot in Karmøy, marking the start of verifying at an industrial scale the HAL4e aluminium technology.

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Renewable-methanol fueled Geely cars in fleet testing in Iceland; 70% reduction in WTW CO2 compared to gasoline

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The average in-use emissions were calculated as 46 g CO2 per kilometer, accounting for the consumption of both fuels. CRI has joined 42 other stakeholders from across the EEA region to launch CO2 Value Europe, a new European association dedicated to promoting CO2 utilization. For the last 18 months, a fleet of 6 methanol-fueled versions of the Geely Emgrand 7 cars have been in Iceland.

UT Arlington researchers use polyaniline to split CO2 into alcohols

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have been the first to demonstrate that polyaniline (PANI), a member of the organic conducting polymer family, is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst.

ICAO agrees to market-based measure to address aviation CO2

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The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has agreed to recommend adoption of a final Resolution text on a new global market-based measure (GMBM) to control CO 2 emissions from international aviation. ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is designed to complement the basket of mitigation measures the air transport community is already pursuing to reduce CO 2 emissions from international aviation.

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Climeworks launches world’s first commercial plant to capture CO2 from air; potential for CO2-neutral fuels

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Switzerland-based Climeworks, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), recently launched the world’s first commercial plant that captures atmospheric CO 2 for supply and sale to a customer.

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Report: Trump EPA plans to cancel California emissions waiver

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emissions CO2 smog Corporate Average Fuel Economy air pollutionThe EPA is planning to cancel the special waiver that California has relied on since 1970 to set its own emissions standards, according to a Bloomberg report. As part of its plan to reverse a program to steadily tighten fuel economy standards that it coordinates with California and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the EPA has.

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New photocatalyst for the hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol with high selectivity at atmospheric pressure

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Researchers from Soochow University in China and the University of Toronto have developed a new photocatalyst for the hydrogenation of CO 2 to methanol with 50% selectivity under simulated solar irradiation. A paper on their work appears in the journal Joule. The solar methanol production of the defect-laden indium oxide, In 2 O 3-x (OH) y , with a rod-like nanocrystal superstructure, can be stabilized at a rate of 0.06 mmol g cat -1 h -1 at atmospheric pressure.

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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.

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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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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European Commission proposes 15% reduction in CO2 for new heavy-duty trucks by 2025, indicative target of 30% by 2030

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In the third set of measures designed to implement the “Europe on the Move” goals of modernizing the transport system, the European Commission is proposing a 15% reduction in new heavy-duty truck CO 2 emissions by 2025 from 2019 levels. For 2030, the Commission proposed an indicative reduction target of at least 30%. The Commission also put forward a comprehensive action plan for battery production.

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