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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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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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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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.

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

2017 15

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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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.

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.

2016 33

New car CO2 falls 3.7% in Europe

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per cent less CO2 per kilometre, than cars registered in the previous year. Green credentials CO2 emissions eu European Environment AgencyNew passenger car registered in the European Union (EU) last year emitted 3.7 The preliminary data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that emissions from the transport sector are falling after an increase of 23 per cent between 1990 and [.].

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 [.].

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.

2016 36

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

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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

2014 40

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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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

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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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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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.

2016 42

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

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.

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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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).

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Carbon-Negative Replacement For Cement Traps CO2 During Manufacturing

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You may be aware of your car''s carbon footprint, but what about the emissions related to the concrete structures it drives over? The Portland cement that acts as the glue in concrete is actually a major source of carbon emissions, due to the intense heat required to manufacture it.

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

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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

ORNL team devises electrocatalyst for direct conversion of CO2 into ethanol with high selectivity; pushing the combustion reaction in reverse

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed an electrocatalyst which operates at room temperature and in water for the electroreduction of dissolved CO 2 with high selectivity for ethanol. Their finding was serendipitous.

2016 30

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.

IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency. The data signal a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity.

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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

Audi cuts new A1 emissions down as low as 92g/km CO2

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TDI engine which will emit as little as 92g/km CO2 and achieve up to 80.7mpg, compa[.]. Audi is to add new fuel efficiency stars to its new A1 range, with fuel economy now rated as high as 80.7mpg.