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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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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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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Cambridge researchers develop standalone device that makes formic acid from sunlight, CO2 and water

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge, with colleagues at the University of Tokyo, have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into formic acid, a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity.

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Charging infrastructure for commercial electric trucks lags CO2 targets, report finds

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A "massive ramp-up" in charging infrastructure is needed to meet European CO2. Electric commercial trucks are getting more attention, with Tesla and more established truck makers like Volvo and Daimler unveiling electric models.

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Study: 2/3 of aviation climate impact due to emissions other than CO2

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Aviation accounts for 3.5% of the human-made climate impact; two-thirds of this impact are caused by emissions other than CO 2 , according to a new study by researchers in Europe and the US. The study was published in the journal Atmospheric Environment.

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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.

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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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ICCT analysis finds UN’s aircraft CO2 standard lags current technology by more than a decade

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A new analysis of commercial aircraft fuel efficiency from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) finds that the UN’s aircraft CO 2 standard lags current technology by more than a decade.

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Brown team develops new catalyst for highly efficient conversion of CO2 into C2+ products

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A team of Brown University researchers has fine-tuned a copper catalyst to produce complex hydrocarbons—C 2+ products—from CO 2 with high efficiency. An open-access paper on the work is published in Nature Communications.

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GlobalData: COVID-19 puts EV sales and CO2 fleet emission targets at risk

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This could prove very problematic for the industry in a year that was supposed to mark the big shift to EVs to reduce fleet CO2 emissions in line with new tighter EU CO 2 targets. GlobalData research shows that lower oil prices as a result of the COVID-19 crisis could reduce electric vehicle demand and impair EU efforts to significantly reduce average new vehicle CO 2 emissions in the European car market.

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Project HyTime demonstrates potential for major CO2 savings from hydrogen dual fuel

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More than 14 tonnes of CO 2 was saved in a two-year trial involving just 11 urban trucks and vans running on green hydrogen dual fuel. That is one result of the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial (LEFT) project to investigate the practical deployment of hydrogen powered vehicles in the UK.

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NSF awards $2M to Rice U collaboration to explore direct conversion of CO2 into fuels

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Rice University engineer Haotian Wang has been awarded a four-year, $2-million collaborative grant by the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore how waste carbon dioxide can be converted directly into pure liquid fuels using CO 2 capture, polymer engineering, DFT simulation and solid electrolyte reactor technologies.

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Snam and Saipem sign MoU to work together on green hydrogen development and CO2 capture

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Italy-based Snam, a leading energy infrastructure operator, and Saipem, an Italian multinational oilfield services company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start working together to define and to develop initiatives for green hydrogen production and transport, and for carbon dioxide capture, transport and reuse or storage (CCS and CCU).

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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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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 tonnes CO 2 , based on the 360? environmental check by Mercedes; the results were verified by TÜV Süd. The calculations for the EQC are based on a driving distance of 200,000 kilometers (124,000 miles).

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BMW i Ventures invests in Prometheus Fuels; CO2 air-capture and conversion to carbon-neutral gasoline

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Prometheus Fuels ( earlier post ), a company removing CO 2 from the air and turning it into zero-net carbon gasoline that it will sell at gas stations, at a price that competes with fossil fuels, starting as early as this year. The ability to create gasoline from air, cost competitively with fossil fuels, is a game changer.

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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. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required. The maritime industry emitted close to 1000 million tonnes of CO 2 in 2012, representing about 2.2%

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Euro Parliament Environment Committee votes to include shipping CO2 in EU ETS; shipping industry to contribute to climate neutrality

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In addition, MEPs say that market-based emissions reduction policies are not enough, so they also introduced binding requirements for shipping companies to reduce their annual average CO2 emissions per transport work, for all their ships, by at least 40% by 2030. The Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted to include CO 2 emissions from the maritime sector in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).

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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. percent in 2019, in what it says is the largest decrease since 2015. After rising by 2.7 percent in 2018, the. global warming carbon dioxide

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Researchers develop wave-energy-driven CO2 reduction system for production of carbon-based liquid fuels

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A team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, and Georgia Tech has developed a a wave-energy-driven electrochemical CO 2 reduction system that converts ocean wave energy to chemical energy in the form of formic acid, a liquid fuel.

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EU GRAMOFON project ends after 42 months with promising results on CO2 capture

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The European GRAMOFON Project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Center has developed an innovative CO 2 capture process based on novel nanomaterials and microwave energy. The project results therefore contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 13 on Climate Action of the UN Global Compact through decarbonization with the major advantage of doing so at a lower cost than the technologies currently in use.

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Lufthansa, ETH Zürich, Climeworks & Synhelion to cooperate on Sustainable Aviation Fuels; CO2 capture & solar thermochemical conversion

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Representatives of the Lufthansa Group and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zürich), with ETH spin-offs Climeworks and Synhelion , have signed a joint Letter of Intent for a possible cooperation to accelerate the market launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).

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Mercedes-Benz blockchain pilot project provides transparency on CO2 emissions in cobalt supply chain

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Together with start-up Circulor , Mercedes-Benz is conducting a pilot project for transparency on CO 2 emissions in the cobalt supply chain as part of STARTUP AUTOBAHN.

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EPFL team develops on-board system to capture CO2 from trucks; reducing emissions by 90%

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Researchers at EPFL have patented a new concept that could cut trucks’ CO 2 emissions by almost 90%. The EPFL system captures CO 2 directly in the trucks’ exhaust system and liquefies it in a box on the vehicle’s roof.

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EIA: US energy-related CO2 fell by 2.8% in 2019, slightly below 2017 levels

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In 2019, the transportation sector’s energy-related CO2 emissions declined by 0.7% US energy-related CO 2 emissions declined by 2.8% in 2019 to 5,130 million metric tons (MMmt), according to data in the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. CO 2 emissions had increased by 2.9% in 2018, the only annual increase in the past five years.

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Study: Fossil fuel CO2 emissions reached max daily decline of 17% in April

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A preliminary analysis of global data has found that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel sources reached a maximum daily decline of 17% in April as a result of drastic decline in energy demand that have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Percentage change in global daily fossil CO 2 emissions, Jan-May 2020.

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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. That’s because Volkswagen has announced it will use CO2 as its low [.]. Global warming Green cars Latest news Volkswagen air conditioning CO2 CO2 emissions green cars

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Osaka researchers find formate dehydrogenase reduces CO2 directly to formic acid

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Professor Yutaka Amao of the Osaka City University Artificial Photosynthesis Research Center and Ryohei Sato, a 1 st year Ph.D. student of the Graduate School of Science, have shown that the catalyst formate dehydrogenase reduces carbon dioxide directly to formic acid. Their work, published in a paper in the RSC’s New Journal of Chemistry , points to a catalyst in developing and designing an artificial photosynthesis system that efficiently converts carbon dioxide into organic molecules.

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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. And Honda renames its hybrids and plug-ins. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Honda has announced

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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. As the level of catalytic activity can be tuned by the solvent conditions, their findings could open up many new directions for converting CO 2 to industrially useful organic compounds. Sustainability is a key goal in the development of next-generation catalysts for CO 2 reduction.

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Audi “Aluminum Closed Loop” in press shops has saved more than 350k tonnes of CO2

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Audi began using aluminum in 1994 with the first Audi A8 with the Audi Space Frame. Audi continues to use the lightweight metal in various components of what is now the fourth generation of the luxury sedan as part of an innovative multi-material mix. The production of aluminum is very energy-intensive, however. Audi therefore manages the material in a recycling loop. This saves precious primary raw materials and helps that the cars enter the use phase with a better environmental balance.

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Subaru aims for dramatic CO2 cuts: All hybrids and EVs by mid 2030s

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Outdoorsy, crunchy, and active are surely among the descriptors that Subaru has carefully cultivated into its brand identity and owner base over the years.

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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. That includes ensuring that automatic models deliver the same economy as [.].

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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.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased again in 2019

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2 -emissions-from-new-cars-vans-2019">According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom (UK), increased in 2019, for the third consecutive year. The average CO 2 emissions from new vans also increased slightly.

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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). EIA calculated that CO 2 emissions from the electric power sector totaled 1,744 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2017, the lowest level since 1987. Source: US EIA, US Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions , 2017.

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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.

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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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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. In ammonia plants, hydrogen is generated by steam-methane reforming (SMR) and water-gas shift (WGS) and, subsequently, is purified for the high-pressure ammonia synthesis.

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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. A paper on their work appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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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. By swapping 10% of their fleet for electric vehicles, large company fleets (420+ vehicles) could reduce their annual CO2 output by more than 5%, including the emissions created through generating the electricity required [.]. Latest news British Gas CO2

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USC, NREL team develops sustainably produceable nanoparticle for thermocatalytic CO2 hydrogenation; emissions into fuels

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Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, collaborating with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), have developed a mild and scalable synthesis route for a molybdenum carbide nanoparticle that can convert CO 2 into fuel.

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