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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Avantium acquires Liquid Light; electrocatalysis to convert CO2 to chemicals

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Renewable chemicals company Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light. Liquid Light has developed proprietary process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide. The acquisition combines the technologies of both Liquid Light and Avantium to develop a world-leading electro-catalysis platform and to commercialize new process technologies using CO 2 as feedstock to produce sustainable chemicals and materials.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Recharging providers sign up for EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show

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A number of EV recharging station providers have booked space for April’s EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show. Latest news EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show recharging infrastructureABB, Ecar Connectors, ENSTO and Rolec Services will hope to push home the importance of strengthening the UK’s recharging infrastructure to fleet managers and how their own company can provide the best on-site recharging solution for electric [.].

Toyota announces aggressive environmental targets through 2050; cutting new vehicle CO2 by 90% compared to 2010

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Addressing key global environmental issues such as climate change, water shortages, resource depletion, and degradation of biodiversity, the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 aims to reduce the negative impact of manufacturing and driving vehicles as much as possible.

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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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Leasing “leading the way” in helping to reduce CO2 emissions

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With the announcement from SMMT that CO2 emissions have fallen for the 19th consecutive year in the UK, the leasing industry is patting itself on the

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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Audi updates A6 range for emissions from 109g/km CO2

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Audi has released its lowest CO2 emission A6 model yet. The new A6 Ultra will emit just 106g/km CO2, despite its vast size. The new executive model will be priced from £31,955 in saloon form and £33,955 for the Avant estate version.

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Daimler sticks to CO2 for air conditioning

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German carmaker Daimler, the name behind Smart and Mercedes-Benz, has decided to stick with CO2 for its air conditioning systems despite a scientific review of R1234yf suggesting there is no evidence of serious risk associated with the use of the refrigerant.

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New Lotus Elise breaks CO2 barrier

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The brand new Lotus Elise has a unique claim to fame – for its performance level it has the lowest CO2 emissions of any petrol sports car in the world. That’s the statement after the new entry level 2011 Lotus Elise was certified with an emissions figure of 149g/km of CO2 – that’s a reduction of [.]. Tags: Green cars Latest news Lotus Engineering green sports cars Lotus Elise Lotus Elise S low co2 emissions new Lotus Elise sports cars

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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European 95g/km CO2 standard delayed until 2021

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The European Parliament has agreed to delay the introduction of a 95g/km CO2 fleet average standard until 2021, following intense lobbying from the car industry.

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CO2 air conditioning gets European backing

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Daimler''s decision to turn away from HFC1234yf air conditioning and focus on CO2 as a better choice for its vehicles has received support in the European Parliament.

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Audi in new e-fuels project: synthetic diesel from water, air-captured CO2 and green electricity; “Blue Crude”

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Skoda Octavia GreenLine cuts CO2 emissions to new low

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Skoda has added a new low CO2 model of its Octavia hatch model called the Octavia GreenLine, with an official CO2 figure of just 85g/km. Powered by a 1.6

PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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by Professor Andrew Alfonso Frank, CTO Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and UC-Davis Emeritus and Bruce R. Thomas. Abstract. The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Long Electric Range (PHEVLER - pronounced “fevler”) is a new category emerging in the electric vehicle marketplace. PHEVLERs are defined as PHEVs with sufficient battery capacity for all electric driving of twice the average daily distance. [

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Audi Produces e-Diesel Fuel From Water, CO2, Renewable Energy

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Cars are getting more efficient, but the fuels that power them may soon change too. That''s especially true when it comes to diesel, where the loose "biodiesel" category is being expanded to include a new variety of synthetic fuels. These experimental diesel alternatives are chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel--meaning they can be used. Biofuels Carbon Footprint biodiesel renewable diesel fuel

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Golf GTD with emissions from 109g/km CO2

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seconds, yet will emit as little as 109g/km CO2. Volkswagen’s new performance Golf, the new Golf GTD, will achieve 0-62mph sprint in 7.5 Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last month, the new model is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting from £25,285 on the road.

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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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Sub-100g/km CO2 doubled market share in 2012

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While the figures might be cooked, more customers are buying VED-free, sub-100g/km CO2 cars than every before, according to sales data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Year-long field testing finds electric buses with Toshiba wireless charger cut CO2 up to 60% compared to diesel

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Toshiba Corporation announced the results of year-long field tests of electric buses charged with its wireless rapid rechargeable battery system. Earlier post.)

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ICCT: 2025 target average of 70 g/km CO2 for new cars in EU feasible and economical; more so with electric drive

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It is important that the European Commission not only set new car CO2 targets for 2025 and 2030 but also limit the gap between laboratory and real-world levels by defining an on-road conformity factor for CO2, as it has already done for air pollutants.

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New Mazda2 revealed with CO2 emissions from 85g/km

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litre diesel with headline low emission figure of 89g/km CO2 and fuel economy of[.]. The new Mazda2 supermini is on its way to the European market, with details now revealed on the new car’s drivetrains and equipment.

JBEI scientists use CO2 to control toxicity of ionic liquids in biomass pretreatment; lowering production costs

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories working at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have demonstrated that adding CO 2 during the deconstruction phase of biofuel production successfully neutralizes the toxicity of ionic liquids, the room-temperature molten salt solvent used at JBEI to break down cellulosic plant material. The process is easily reversible, allowing the liquid to be recycled for use as a solvent again.

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EU to slash vehicle carbon emissions one third more from 2021 through 2030

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Europe emissions EU CO2 carbon dioxide regulationEurope already has tough standards for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions in current and future vehicles. Now they're going to get significantly tougher between 2021 and 2030. At its weekly cabinet meeting, held Wednesday, the European Union formally adopted far more stringent requirements for reductions in vehicle emissions of carbon dioxide.

Here's how to comment on EPA proposal to loosen emission limits on cars

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emissions Politics EPA CO2 greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide Donald TrumpOn August 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would reopen the Comment Period for the vehicle-emission standards for model years 2022 through 2025 it had finalized in January. The auto industry and its lobbyists had complained that the agency had moved too quickly, despite its issuance last summer of a voluminous Technical.

Energy Saving Trust named as sponsor for EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show

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The one-day EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show – held at the world-renowned Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire – will allow fleet decision makers to experience the plus-points of electric, hybrid [.]. Energy Saving Trust EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show UKThe Energy Saving Trust will be the main sponsor for an annual event aimed at promoting the benefits of low carbon vehicles in April.

Audi TT to offer record low sports car CO2 emissions

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The new flagship model from the German carmaker will set a new low for sports cars in terms of its CO2 emissions: they will fall to just 110g[.]. Sports cars don''t appear on TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

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UK regional CO2 emission results released

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The UK government has today released figures of regional CO2 emission results with emissions falling in 335 out of 434 local authorities across the country. Today’s results show that total CO2 emissions have dropped by 2% between 2005 and 2007, with emission levels now reduced by 21% in comparison to 1990 levels. The Government is keen to highlight support available to households looking to cut CO2, these include: A new Community Energy Saving Programme starts today.

Could Future Mazda Engines Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars?

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Is it possible to make a gasoline engine so efficient that it would emit less carbon dioxide per mile than is created by generating electricity to run an electric car over that same mile? Small Japanese carmaker Mazda says yes. In an interview published last week with the British magazine Autocar, Mazda claimed that its next generation of SkyActiv

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Byron Elton: Transform CO2 into Fuel

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CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into gasoline and other fuels, discussed the company’s revolutionary biocatalytic process on Clean Skies Television during a recent newscast of “The Energy Report.&#. because there’s such an enormous supply of CO2, the ability to make copious amounts of fuel is extraordinary.&#. Tags: Latest news byron elton CO2 fuel

Those fuel-efficient diesels? Actually worse on lifetime CO2, study says

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Diesel-powered cars have enjoyed a comfortable market share in Europe for decades, but their decline in popularity continues following numerous diesel-emission cheating scandals and regulatory crackdowns. As if diesel cars hadn't already had enough negative press, a new study says "fuel-efficient" diesel vehicles actually produce more lifetime. Diesel Europe Diesels emissions EU Vehicle Testing

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.

U of I study: synthetic fuels via CO2 conversion and FT not currently economically & environmentally competitive

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EPA head: new report that climate change is manmade has 'no bearing' on plans to end climate action

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emissions Politics government EPA global warming CO2 climate changeWhen top U.S. scientists released the fourth National Climate Assessment, it spelled out one blunt conclusion: human activity in releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere caused the climate change that has warmed the globe. Mandated for release every four years, the report will apparently have no sway over EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, a.

Vauxhall Adam cuts emissions below 100g/km CO2

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Vauxhall’s funky small car, the Adam is about to get more efficient with the arrival of a new 1.0 litre, three cylinder engine which will be available with the model from this spring. Set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the new 1.0

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