New ICCT study finds low-cost carriers driving 90% of US airline CO2 emissions growth

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) on aviation fuel burn and associated greenhouse gas emissions has found that overall fuel burn and, therefore, CO 2 emissions from US airlines increased by 7% from 2005 to 2019. Aviation Emissions Market Backgroun

Kobe Steel demonstrates technology that can reduce blast furnace CO2 emissions by ~20%

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KOBELCO) has successfully demonstrated technology that can reduce CO 2 emissions from blast furnace operations by approximately 20% by combining the Midrex’ HBI technologies and the blast furnace operations of Kobe Steel. Climate Change Emissions Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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T&E study finds plug-in hybrids show higher CO2 emissions than claimed

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T&E has commissioned Emissions Analytics to test three of the most popular PHEVs sold in 2019: a BMW X5 (longest EV range PHEV available), a Volvo XC60 and the Mitsubishi Outlander. Unless you drive them softly, carbon emissions can go off the charts.

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Novel membrane-free Mg-CO2 battery sequesters CO2 and generates electricity

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Researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have designed a membrane-free (MF) Mg-CO 2 battery as an advanced approach to sequester CO 2 emissions by generating electricity and value-added chemicals without any harmful by-products.

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Roskill: CO2 emissions from lithium production set to triple by 2025

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CO 2 emissions from the production of refined lithium. Note: Emissions are classed as the CO 2 emissions (from all fuel sources). For the purposes of this analysis, emissions are classed as any anthropogenic sources of CO 2.

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

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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. This new study is based on a thorough review of a decade of research on aviation emissions. Aviation accounts for 3.5%

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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. Climate Change COVID-19 Emissions

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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%. Only 10% of the CO 2 emissions cannot be recycled, and the researchers propose to offset that using biomass. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Diesel Emissions Fuels

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

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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. 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.

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Fraunhofer ISI/ICCT analysis of PHEV data finds real-world CO2 emissions 2-4x higher than official values

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A new analysis of the real-world usage of more than 100,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles shows a large deviation between on-road CO 2 emissions and fuel efficiency and the official vehicle type-approval values. On average, the real-world fuel consumption and CO 2 emission values of plug-in hybrid vehicles for private drivers in Germany are more than twice as high as according to the official test procedure.

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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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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. This will offset any expected efficiency gains and lead to an increase in emissions by 2050, not a reduction. They account for 40% of the expected increase in oil demand to 2050 and 15% of the increase in global CO 2 emissions. Emissions Heavy-duty Policy

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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.” Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Fuels

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Stable boron-copper catalyst for CO2 conversion; stabilization with zinc

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Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Electrofuels EmissionsA new boron-copper catalyst for the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into chemicals or fuels has been developed by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen. They optimized already available copper catalysts to improve their selectivity and long-term stability.

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. A blockchain-based system maps the production flow of the materials as well as the associated CO 2 emissions.

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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. On average, the CO 2 emissions of diesel cars (127.0 Average emissions were lowest in Cyprus (131.9

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Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025

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Audi has set the goal of successively reducing vehicle-specific CO 2 emissions by 30% by 2025 compared with reference year 2015 and over the entire product lifecycle. Combined CO 2 emissions in g/km: 53 – 46.). Audi Brussels has thus reduced its CO 2 emissions by a total of up to 40,000 tons each year. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing Sustainability

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EIA: energy-related CO2 emissions in US to fall 11% this year

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that US energy-related carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions will decline by 11% in 2020. Petroleum is the largest single source of energy-related CO 2 emissions in the United States, accounting for 46% of the 2019 total.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 For the first time, the average CO 2 emissions from new vans also increased. Manufacturers will have to reduce emissions of their fleet significantly to meet the upcoming 2020 and 2021 targets. Average emissions were highest in Germany (173.4

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Researchers map CO2 emissions for entire Los Angeles Megacity to help improve environmental policymaking

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A team from Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, the National Institute of Standardized Technology (NIST) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a high-resolution, bottom-up emissions map that includes every building and road in the Los Angeles megacity basin for a total of 176 million tons of CO 2 per year. For example, about 60 percent of roadway emissions come from 10 percent of the roads. Big Data Emissions Mapping

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. The results are significant, with a global manufacturing CO 2 emissions reduction of more than 3.4 Ford also remains focused on reducing vehicle emissions. Emissions Manufacturing

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Researchers demonstrate efficient electrochemical reduction of CO2 to C2+ alcohols

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When powered by renewable solar or wind energy sources, the electrocatalytic CO 2 reduction reaction (CO 2 RR) is a promising approach to produce value-added chemicals/fuels and store renewable energy to achieve the goal of net-zero-emissions.

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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. Using China as a model, the team compared emissions data from 180 cities across the country, looking at the industrial make-up of each city, its socioeconomic profile, and the types of energy produced and consumed.

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Cummins and Tula study of Diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) shows 74% reduction in NOx, 5% in CO2 on low load cycle

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a leader in propulsion efficiency, announced at SAE International’s WCX the results of their collaborative study on the effectiveness of Tula’s diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) in reducing nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions on a Cummins X15 HD Efficiency Series diesel engine.

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Volkswagen investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions

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The first project, Katingan Mentaya , a forest protection project on the Indonesian island of Borneo, compensates for the currently still unavoidable CO 2 emissions from the supply chain, production and delivery of the new Volkswagen e-vehicle ID.3, as well as emissions from other areas. The decarbonization strategy of the Volkswagen Group focuses on the prevention and reduction of CO 2 emissions, for example through energy efficiency and conversion to renewable energies.

European Parliament proposes 40% cut in new car CO2 by 2030; acceleration of sales of electric and low-emission cars

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Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved a proposal which would set a higher target for reducing EU fleet-wide emissions for new cars by 2030 of 40% (compared to the EU Commission’s 30%; year of reference 2021) with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. Market uptake of electric and low- emission cars should also accelerate, said MEPs. Until then, CO 2 emissions must be measured based on data from the cars’ fuel consumption meters. Emissions Europe Regulations

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JATO: European new car CO2 emissions highest average since 2014; shift from diesel to gasoline and SUVs rise

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An analysis by JATO Dynamics has found that average new vehicle CO 2 emissions in European increased in 2018, with the total average increasing by 2.4 The analysis covered 23 markets in Europe and found a direct correlation between diesel car registrations and average CO2 emissions. Instead of moving forwards, the industry is regressing at a time when emissions targets are getting tougher. The emissions averages for SUVs worsened by 1.4 Diesel Emissions Europe

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

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The particles can be produced at an industrial scale at a low cost, and with minimal environmental impact, providing an attractive pathway toward reducing the world’s greenhouse emissions.

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Emissions Analytics: mass adoption of hybrids, rather than low-volume BEVs most effective for cutting CO2 now, meeting 2030 targets; best use of limited resource

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Emissions Analytics, a leading independent specialist for the scientific measurement of real-world emissions, suggests that mass adoption of hybrid vehicles, rather than low-volume take-up of full BEVs, is the most effective solution to cutting CO 2 now and also in meeting 2030 emission targets. —Nick Molden, CEO of Emissions Analytics. Electrification has proved to be a promising path to reducing tailpipe emissions.

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New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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The slowdown was especially pronounced in advanced economies; 27 countries saw an increase or stagnation in average vehicle CO 2 emissions in the two years up to 2017. Every key vehicle market, with the exception of the US, has shown an increased gap between tested results and real-driving CO 2 emissions of more than 10%, diverging to as high as 50%.

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Report: Toyota CEO claims EVs worsen CO2 emissions, pushes back on proposed ICE bans

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Has Toyota changed its tune on electric vehicles, as it prepares to push its solid-state battery technology to market? Earlier this month a report suggested that might be the case—which could give the company an advantage in the competitive global EV market.

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

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US energy-related CO 2 emissions declined by 2.8% CO 2 emissions had increased by 2.9% The changes in US energy-related CO 2 emissions in 2019 offset the increase in 2018. Overall, US energy-related CO 2 emissions have fallen 15% from their peak of 6,003 MMmt in 2007.

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JFE Steel and NEDO begin demo testing of ferro coke production at medium-scale; reducing ironmaking energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 10% each

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The goal is to develop ferro coke production technology that reduces both energy consumption and CO 2 emissions in the ironmaking process by approximately 10% by around 2023. Ferro coke improves the efficiency of the iron ore reduction reaction that occurs inside a blast furnace and significantly reduces the resulting amount of CO 2 emissions. Emissions Japan Manufacturing Materials

2020 174

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

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The average rate at which CO 2 is emitted from vehicle tailpipes and other mobile sources has exceeded the rate of CO 2 emissions from electric power plants over seven of the past eight months. Although efficiency gains are limiting transportation emissions growth, the gains are not enough to reduce the sector’s CO 2 emissions in the face of increased travel and shipping, DeCicco writes. CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector increased at an average rate of 1.8%

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California ARB adopts 3-year research plan; net negative CO2; racial equity

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The following goals guide the plan: Providing healthful air for all Californians; Achieving carbon neutrality (net zero CO 2 emissions) and thereafter ‘net negative’ by balancing CO 2 emissions with removal or elimination of CO 2 , then removing or sequestering more CO 2 than is emitted; and. Reducing emissions in communities heavily burdened by pollution and environmental stressors. Emissions Environmental Justice Market Background Regulations Research

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JATO: new car average CO2 emissions highest in Europe since 2014; slow EV uptake insufficient to counter fewer diesels and more SUVs

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In addition to the European car market recording tepid growth in 2019, CO 2 emissions have continued to increase, despite new regulation designed to curtail this, according to JATO Dynamics. The average emissions of electrified vehicles, was 63.2

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EIA projects US energy-related CO2 emissions to remain near current level through 2050; increased natural gas consumption

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Carbon dioxide emissions from S energy consumption will remain near current levels through 2050, according to projections in EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019. USenergy-related carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel energy consumption. Energy-related CO 2 emissions generally follow energy consumption trends. In 2018, the transportation sector’s consumption accounted for 78% of US CO 2 emissions from petroleum and more than one-third of all US energy-related CO 2 emissions.

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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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EIA: US energy-related CO2 emissions down 1.7% in 2016; carbon intensity of economy down 3.1%; transportation emissions up

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US energy-related CO 2 emissions decreased by 89 million metric tons (MMmt), from 5,259 MMmt in 2015 to 5,170 MMmt in 2016. over that period, other factors contributing to energy-related CO 2 emissions more than offset the growth in GDP, leading to a 1.7% decline in energy-related CO2, according to the latest report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Among the findings of the EIA analysis: CO 2 emissions form natural gas surpassed those from coal in 2016.

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Global CO2 emissions up 3% in 2011; per capita CO2 emissions in China reach EU levels

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CO 2 per capita emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production from the top 5 emitting regions. Global emissions of CO 2 increased by 3% last year, according to the annual report “Trends in global CO 2 emissions”, released by the EC Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). At 3%, the 2011 increase in global CO 2 emissions is above the past decade’s average annual increase of 2.7%. Trends in global CO 2 emissions.

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ICCT: decline in diesel sales will have negligible impact on attainment of European CO2 emission standards

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Other technologies—such as efficiency improvements in gasoline engines as well as the rollout of hybrid electric power trains—offer more compelling and cost-effective pathways to reducing CO 2 emissions from European passenger cars, the ICCT says. The ICCT notes that while diesels generally consume less fuel than comparable gasoline vehicles, CO 2 emissions from diesel engines are not lower in the same proportion, for various reasons.

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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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Researchers propose CO2 recycling to improve Fischer-Tropsch GTL efficiency and reduce total CO2 emissions

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40.7%, with total CO 2 emissions reduced by 82.0?88.4%, This results in a decrease in total CO 2 emissions to less than 5g CO 2 /MJ F-T product, compared to a range of 27.0 It was found that increased process efficiency and significantly reduced CO 2 emission could be realized by recycling some unreacted syngas to reforming and F?T Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Fuels Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Lifecycle analysis Natural Gas Overview of the CUGP processes.

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