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

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Through this we have opened the door to electrochemical utilization of CO 2 with indirect circulation for future alternative technologies.

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UCLA team proposes non-photosynthetic biological conversion of CO2

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The Overall Schema for Non-photosynthetic CO 2 Utilization toward a Sustainable Future. 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.

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IAV unveils new battery assembly concept that is easier to recycle, with better CO2 balance

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The concept is not only interesting for future vehicles—it can be integrated into existing e-models as well. In the future, these would be made of more recyclable materials and, with innovative joining techniques, can be joined and separated more easily.

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Successful completion of Illinois Basin - Decatur CCS project; CO2 from ethanol plant

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This milestone represents a launching point for the future of this technology, including commercial scale deployments around the world.

WUSTL researchers demonstrate solar-panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis to produce n-butanol from light, CO2 and power

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We hope that it can be a steppingstone for future sustainable solar fuel production. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a new way to train microbes to make n -butanol. A team of biologists and engineers modified Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant source ingredients: carbon dioxide, solar panel-generated electricity and light.

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MAHLE criticizes EC CO2 regulation proposal for abandoning technology neutrality

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MAHLE is committed to a technology-neutral triple blend for the future: electric drive systems, fuel cells and smart, sustainable internal combustion engines operated on non-fossil fuels. Last week, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels (Fit for 55). Earlier post.).

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DHL, Shell and Grundfos Bio-LNG pilot for road freight delivers 85% CO2 savings over conventional diesel

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This corresponds to the emissions of more than 89,900 km driven by a diesel truck and represents 85% of CO2 savings compared to a traditional diesel engine. We are happy to have partners at our side who share our vision and join us on the journey towards a sustainable future. The pilot results indicate that Bio-LNG can already today reduce CO2 emissions to contribute to the GHG reductions needed to reach the EU’s 2030 climate targets.

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Monash/Hokkaido team produces diesel blend fuel via CO2 hydrogenation in methanol over new catalyst

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CO 2 valorization to fuels is one of the prominent pathways to achieving net-zero in the future and researchers are exploring efficient processes for this conversion.

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Volkswagen to use CO2 as refrigerant for future air conditioning systems

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The Volkswagen Group announced that it is choosing CO 2 as the future low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant for its mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems. The announcement follows press reports from the Geneva Motor Show that Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen would pursue CO 2 (R744) as the refrigerant for MACs instead of R-1234yf (developed by Honeywell and DuPont). Earlier post.). Volkswagen said it would roll out CO 2 MAC systems progressively over its entire vehicle fleet.

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Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050

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of global CO2 emissions. Depending on future development, this could rise to 15% by 2050, according to a 2016 study by the Danish Shipowner’s Association (DSA) and UCL Energy Institute. 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.

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Future Tesla buyiers guide

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You get some free supercharging if you place your order using a referral code ( here is mine if you want [link] ) You save the planet as EVs emit far less CO2 van ICE You save money on gas ( using free supercharge as per 1., EVs emit fat less CO2 van ICE : numbers.

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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These vehicles are the green machines that will provide a critical part of the renewable and sustainable society that we need for the future. [ PHEVLERs of the future should be made with flex-fuel engines that can use any blend of biofuel to serve all of their liquid fuel needs. Our desired future infrastructure will enable advanced biofuels to be made using energy only from renewable electricity and biofuel. 4 ] PHEV Vehicles of the Future - Autopedia Wiki. [

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Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen develop renewable gasoline with 20% lower CO2; rollout of Blue Gasoline this year

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In the future, the expansion of the charging infrastructure and larger batteries will mean that these vehicles predominantly run on electrical power, and thus that fuel may remain in the fuel tank for longer periods of time. Following on the introduction of R33 Blue Diesel ( earlier post ), Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen have now developed a low-carbon gasoline.

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

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For example, the AI is designed to predict the molten iron temperature five hours into the future. Kobe Steel, Ltd.

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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

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

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We foresee that substantial works must be done in the future to achieve practical use of such a wave energy harvesting system.

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

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Flexibility mechanisms like averaging and banking, which allow standards to be set based upon the performance of the best rather than worst aircraft, should be incorporated into future rules.

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F-150 Lightning EV newbies, Kia Concept EV9, CO2 footprint gas vs. electric: Today’s Car News

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And Kia shows a boxy electric SUV in its future. Ford looks to AR to educate its F-150 Lightning reservation-holders. Volvo's CO2-footprint deep dive on its latest EV shows some takeaways for anyone going electric. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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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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The dDSF test results highlight a promising technical advancement for an industry seeking strategies to address future, more stringent NO x emissions regulations for diesel engines. Cummins Inc. and Tula Technology, Inc.,

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ITF: measures to decrease road freight CO2 emissions

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Naturally, much of the discussion on the cost-benefit comparison of decarbonizing alternatives—particularly on alternative fuel solutions for long- haul heavy trucks—is based on assumptions about future technological developments that are uncertain. 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.

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

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It is also intended to agree on acceptance quotas of SAF at a later date in order to support future demonstration projects of the partners.

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Toyota future B-segment hybrid concept to produce 50% less CO2 than average supermini

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Toyota released a few more snippets of detail about the new FT-Bh—Future Toyota B-segment hybrid—to be unveiled at the Geneva show. Earlier post.) The new concept is as spacious as an average five-door supermini, but produces about 50% less CO 2 , and weighs less than 800kg—e.g., less than a three-door Aygo.

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

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The Plan also describes ongoing work, which builds on past research and informs future research. Future research will prioritize identifying strategies for managing rapid transportation changes. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted its Triennial Strategic Research Plan. The plan serves as a roadmap for research planning for fiscal years 2021-2024, and ensures that CARB’s research portfolio addresses policy and program needs.

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Molten carbonate electrolysis can produce a range of carbon nanomaterials, including graphene, from CO2 at high yield

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Future variations of the condition, for example variation of the molten carbon- ate synthesis electrolysis time and use of a binary or ternary carbonate mixture to lower viscosity have a high probability to increase the graphene lateral dimension.

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PSI and Empa launch $6.9M SynFuels project to produce kerosene from CO2 and hydrogen

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For the foreseeable future, there’s no way around kerosene in aviation—be it fossil-based or synthetically produced. Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and partner institute Empa have started a joint research initiative called SynFuels. The goal is to develop a process for producing kerosene from carbond dioxide and green hydrogen.

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

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In the future, the company intends to operate its plants on a CO 2 -neutral basis on balance in order to achieve the 2025 milestone. 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. In the long term, Audi is pursuing the vision of CO2-neutral mobility and aims to be climate-neutral throughout the company on balance by 2050.

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Kopernikus Project P2X integrated container-scale test facility produces first fuels from air-captured CO2 and green power

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Partners of the P2X Kopernikus project on the premises of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have demonstrated the production of fuel from air-captured CO2 using—for the first time—a container-based test facility integrating all four chemical process steps needed to implement a continuous process. Moreover, a few important transport sectors, such as air or heavy-duty traffic, will continue to need liquid fuels in the future, as they have a high energy density.

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New porous coordination polymer captures CO2, converts it to useful organic materials

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This work highlights the potential of porous coordination polymers for trapping carbon dioxide and converting into useful materials, opening up an avenue for future research into carbon capture materials. A new material that can selectively capture CO 2 molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed by researchers at Kyoto University, along with colleagues at the University of Tokyo and Jiangsu Normal University in China.

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Researchers find product-specific active sites on copper catalysts for CO2 reduction

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This discovery motivates future work to isolate and identify these different sites. Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) have shown that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient using a single copper catalyst. The work appears in the journal Nature Catalysis. …

2018 249

Licht Group reports high-yield, low-energy synthesis of carbon nano-onions from CO2

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The team said that future studies will explore inexpensive anodes for use in the CO 2 electrolytic growth of CNOs, and also explore application-level material testing of the charge storage, electrochemical, and tribological properties of CNOs from CO 2. Researchers at George Washington University led by Prof. Stuart Licht ( earlier post ) report a process for the high-yield, low-energy synthesis of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) by electrolysis of CO 2 in molten carbonate.

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

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) quickly voiced serious concerns about the outcome of the plenary vote on the future CO 2 reduction targets. We can only hope that national governments bring some realism to the table when adopting their common position on the future CO2 targets next week.

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EPA proposes CO2 limits for future power plants; flexibilities for phasing in control technology; anticipates negligible impacts

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On 15 December 2009, the EPA Administrator found that the current and projected concentrations of greenhouse gases endanger the public health and welfare of current and future generations. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the first Clean Air Act standard for CO 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new power plants. EPA is proposing that new fossil?fuel?fired fired power plants meet an output?based based standard of 1,000 pounds of CO 2 per megawatt?hour

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4 Reasons Why Cities Should Start Future Proofing

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Transportation is one of the main causes behind CO2 emissions, accounting for about 29% of total U.S Although, green house gas emissions have decreased by 15% in 2020, now is the time for cities to embrace a cleaner tomorrow and future-proof their city with electric vehicle (EV) charging.

New catalyst opens door to CO2 capture in coal-to-liquids process

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Hensen expects that the newly developed catalysts will also play an import role in the future energy and basic chemicals industry. World energy consumption projections expect coal to stay one of the world’s main energy sources in the coming decades, and a growing share of it will be used in CT—the conversion of coal to liquid fuels (CTL).

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DOE awarding up to $80M for supercritical CO2 pilot plant

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The new facility will support the future commercialization of sCO 2 Brayton cycle energy conversion systems by testing and demonstrating the potential energy efficiency and cost benefits of this technology. Supercritical CO 2 power systems have the potential to improve the efficiency and reduce the size of future power plants significantly.

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New $20M XPRIZE tackles conversion of CO2 into products

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Carbon is a unique challenge in that as we move toward a low to zero-emission future, we’ll need to continue using fossil fuels to meet current energy demands. The Carbon XPRIZE is a part of XPRIZE’s growing portfolio of Energy & Environment prizes and long-term vision for accelerating revolutionary energy technologies to help move the world towards a clean, abundant energy future.

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The SMMT New Car CO 2 Report 2018: Driving the transition to a low carbon future showed that carbon tailpipe emissions rose last year for the first time in two decades by 0.8% The report highlights the importance of internal combustion engines in the UK’s journey to a low carbon future, with 99.5% to 1, they will be an important part of the transition to the zero emission roads of the future.

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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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Due to CO 2 ’s long life in the atmosphere, a small change now is far better than a large change in the future. The EU’s post-2021 CO2 reduction target for passenger cars is 37.5% 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.

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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. To apply this technology to real applications in the future, we are currently aimed at producing this single atom catalyst in a cheap and large-scale way, while improving its performance and maintaining its efficiency. An international research team has developed a new single-atom electrocatalyst that efficiently converts CO 2 to carbon monoxide (CO).

2018 183

Volkswagen: CO2 “irregularities” issue largely concluded; no unlawful changes

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In the case of any deviations, the figures will be adjusted in the future in the course of the normal processes as required. The deviations found in the figures for only nine model variants amount to a few grams of CO2 on average, corresponding to increased cycle consumption in the NEDC of approximately 0.1

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New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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In addition to their important implications for global economic development, these trends will affect the magnitude and regional distribution of future global CO 2 emissions. 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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Report: Volkswagen Group to use CO2 MAC in Phaeton, A8

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In March 2013, the Volkswagen Group announced that it was choosing CO 2 as the future low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant for its mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems. The Frankfurter Rundschau reports that the Volkswagen Group has ordered mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems using CO 2 (R744) as the refrigerant from a Japanese supplier for application in the VW Phaeton and the Audi A8.

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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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These conditions do not necessarily reflect future trends. 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% from 5,405 MMmt in 2014. This decline occurred despite growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) of 2.6%

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