EIA: California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

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The extended drought in California could cut the state’s summer electricity generation from hydropower nearly in half compared with normal precipitation conditions, according to an analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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PNNL team develops new low-cost method to convert captured CO2 to methane

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new method to convert captured CO 2 into methane, the primary component of natural gas. Though it is a greenhouse gas and requires careful supply chain management, methane has many applications, ranging from household use to industrial processes, said co-author and PNNL chemist Jotheeswari Kothandaraman. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas


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Johnson Matthey launches HyCOgen; converting CO2 and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel

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HyCOgen, Johnson Matthey’s Reverse Water Gas Shift technology, is a catalyzed process to convert green hydrogen and CO 2 into carbon monoxide (CO), which is combined with additional hydrogen to form synthesis gas (syngas), a crucial building block in the manufacture of fuels and chemicals. Aviation & Aerospace Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Hydrogen Power-to-Gas Power-to-Liquids

Yamaha and Sumitomo demo on-board thermoelectric generator for CO2 reduction

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a Sumitomo Corporation Group company, jointly demonstrated a new waste heat recovery system based on a thermoelectric generator (TEG), which generates electrical power via exhaust gas heat. An additional test achieved the target gas temperature.

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New highly efficient catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction toward methane

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Thirty percent of the energy in the US comes from natural gas. The device may also be configured to produce synthetic natural gas (syngas) or formic acid, a common preservative in animal feed. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Fuels Natural Gas Solar fuels

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KIT spin-off producing synthetic natural gas from green hydrogen and CO2 from sewage sludge

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Chemical reactor company INERATEC , a spinoff of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the Spanish company GAS NATURAL FENOSA have built a plant in Spain that produces synthetic natural gas from CO 2 and renewable hydrogen. The process is based on the production of hydrogen by electrolysis (renewable power-to-gas) and its reaction with CO 2 from biogenic sources—e.g. For the time being, the pilot plant at Sabadell is to produce 100 m 3 gas per day.

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New system for more efficient CO2 electrolysis to hydrocarbon products

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Electrolysis offers an attractive route to upgrade greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) to valuable fuels and feedstocks; however, productivity is often limited by gas diffusion through a liquid electrolyte to the surface of the catalyst.

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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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The AEO2019 Reference case, which reflects no changes to current laws and regulations and extends current trends in technology, projects that US energy-related CO 2 emissions will be 5,019 million metric tons in 2050—4% below their 2018 value—as emissions associated with coal and petroleum consumption fall and emissions from natural gas consumption rise. Natural gas surpassed coal to become the most prevalent fuel used to generate electricity in the United States in 2016.

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Chalmers study finds chemical looping gasification integrated with FT synthesis delivers net-negative CO2 FT crude

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Direct fuel and air mixing is avoided by this measure of cyclic oxidation–reduction of the metal oxide particles in two separate reactors, which results in an oxygen-depleted air stream from the AR and a flue gas concentrated with CO 2 from the FR.

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

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As one of the first companies in the world to experiment with introducing hydrogen into a gas transport network, Snam is highly committed to ensuring that its infrastructure is compatible with increasing hydrogen volumes and to supporting the growth of the Italian hydrogen value chain by developing technologies in order to promote its use in a variety of sectors, from industry to transport.

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EIA expects 7% increase in US energy-sector CO2 emissions as economic activity increases during 2021

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Despite significant growth in energy-related CO2 emissions as the U.S. Other highlights of the STEO include: US consumption of natural gas will decrease 1.0% in 2021, largely due to less electricity generated from natural gas. EIA forecasts an 87% increase this year in delivered natural gas prices for the electric power sector, and these higher prices will make natural gas a less competitive electricity source.

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Audi expanding e-gas capacity through partnership with Viessmann; power-to-gas with biological methanation of CO2 and H2

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Audi is expanding capacities for the production of sustainably produced e-gas. Audi e-gas is currently produced using two process steps: electrolysis and methanation. In the Audi e-gas plant in Werlte in the German state of Lower Saxony, this is done using a chemical-catalytic process under high pressure and high temperature. We are writing the next chapter of the Audi e-gas story here. Fuels Natural Gas Power-to-Gas

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IEA: global CO2 emissions rebounded to their highest level in history in 2021; largely driven by China

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The recovery of energy demand in 2021 was compounded by adverse weather and energy market conditions—notably the spikes in natural gas prices—which led to more coal being burned despite renewable power generation registering its largest growth to date.

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Vertimass and European Energy to partner on CO2 to hydrocarbons via methanol pathway

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Combining these technologies could not only produce Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) and other hydrocarbon fuels with net zero carbon emissions but also mitigate climate change by converting carbon dioxide into renewable plastics, thus permanently removing this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. Vertimass and European Energy have completed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to integrate technologies for capturing carbon dioxide and converting it into hydrocarbon products around the world.

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Hydrogenics to supply 1MW electrolyzer to project converting CO2 to methanol; Power-to-Gas

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CO 2 will be captured from the flue gases in a special downstream flue gas scrubber (Post-Combustion Capture, PCC). This project will use our most advanced PEM technology, developed specifically for utility-scale Power-to-Gas applications, and turn carbon dioxide into energy. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Hydrogen Methanol Power-to-Gas

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Oxford team directly converts CO2 to jet fuel using iron-based catalysts

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The CO 2 hydrogenation to jet fuel range hydrocarbons process through a Tandem Mechanism in which the Reverse-Water Gas Shift reaction (RWGS) and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) reaction are catalyzed by Fe 3 O 4 and ?-Fe

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Audi opens power-to-gas facility in Werlte/Emsland; e-gas from water, green electricity and CO2

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Audi’s e-gas plant. Audi has opened its e-gas plant in Werlte, making it the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers. The Audi e-gas plant, which can convert 6MW of input power, utilizes renewable electricity for electrolysis to produce oxygen and hydrogen. Because there is not yet a widespread hydrogen infrastructure, the hydrogen is reacted with CO 2 in a methanation unit to generate renewable synthetic methane, or Audi e-gas.

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SINTEF, ECONNECT model LNG, ammonia and liquid CO2 flow rates in floating cryogenic pipes

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The tool will be used to better understand flow rates in floating pipe technology with various pressure and temperature parameters to inform cost for end users and to increase gas value chain efficiency.

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California "green hydrogen" facility claims to displace more CO2 than electrolysis from renewable energy

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Hydrogen firm SG H2 Energy plans to build a hydrogen production facility that, the companies claim, will significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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MIT researchers propose mechanism for overcoming bottleneck in electroreduction of CO2

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This article proposes a model that accounts for the modes in which aqueous gas depletion evolves over time and affects the long-term CO 2 electroreduction and the corresponding pH evolution near the electrode’s surface.

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VTT and Neste to build integrated Power-to-Liquids demo facility; CO2 capture, green hydrogen and e-fuels production

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The technology demonstration will employ CO 2 capture from flue gas, hydrogen production by highly efficient high-temperature electrolysis and fuel synthesis based on Fischer-Tropsch technology. Power-to-Liquids technologies are on their way to commercialization in scale. E-fuels offer a way to expand the carbon-neutral transport fuel pool beyond biomass-based renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels in existing internal combustion engines.

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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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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. And Kia shows a boxy electric SUV in its future. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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CESifo: EVs not the best option for reduction in on-road CO2 in Germany given power mix

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According to the study, natural gas combustion engines are an ideal technology for transitioning to vehicles powered by hydrogen or “green” methane in the long term. They report that even with today’s technology, total emissions from a combustion engine powered by natural gas are already almost one-third lower than those of a diesel engine. Electric (Battery) Emissions Lifecycle analysis Natural Gas

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Euro Parliament committee backs revised CO2 standards for cars and vans; zero-emission road mobility by 2035

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Today cars account for 13% of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU and vans 2%. The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted this week, with 46 votes in favor, 40 against and two abstentions, a position on proposed rules to revise the CO 2 emission performance standards for new cars and vans in line with the EU’s increased climate ambition.

EIA: energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas surpass coal as fuel use patterns change

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Energy-associated CO 2 emissions from natural gas are expected to surpass those from coal for the first time since 1972, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Even though natural gas is less carbon-intensive than coal, increases in natural gas consumption and decreases in coal consumption in the past decade have resulted in natural gas-related CO 2 emissions surpassing those from coal.

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

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This calculation includes all CO 2 emissions grouped under Scope 1 and 2 categories as set out by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol as well those associated with transporting material between production and refining sites.

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RPI researchers to develop novel porous material for air capture of CO2

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With the support of a grant from the Department of Energy, Miao Yu, the Priti and Mukesh Chatter ’82 Career Development Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will develop a novel porous material capable of capturing even very small concentrations of CO 2 in the air and collecting the gas for further use.

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Toyota develops general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use; NOx emissions below natural gas burner levels, zero CO2

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The new technologies will enable 1,000 large-scale natural gas burners to be replaced by hydrogen burners at Toyota plants across Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has developed the what it says is the world’s first general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use in collaboration with Chugai Ro Co., The burner is now in use at the forging line in Toyota’s Honsha Plant.

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New process uses localized surface plasmons for room-temperature conversion of CO2 to CO

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In this reaction, solid carbon latches onto one of the oxygen atoms in carbon dioxide gas, reducing it to carbon monoxide.

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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. The mixture can be applied as synthesis gas for a number of processes in chemical industry.

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AirCapture, OCOchem and partners win $2.93M DOE grant for direct air capture of CO2 and conversion to formic acid

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Nutrien, one of the world’s largest fertilizer manufacturers, has committed to achieve at least a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per ton of Nutrien’s products by 2030.

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

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They implemented the system in the form of a gas diffusion electrode (GDE) in which a solid catalyst catalyzes the electrochemical reaction between the liquid and gaseous phases. It is important that sufficient CO 2 dissolves in the boundary region between the gas and liquid phases. A 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.

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

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Researchers in South Korea are suggesting two new carbon-dioxide-utilized Gas-to-Liquids processes (CUGP) to increase the overall efficiency of conventional Fischer-Tropsch GTL. Thanks to the improved exploring, boring, and retrieving skills, the extremely abundant nontraditional natural gas resources such as shale gas and coal-bed methane are recently being discovered and utilized. Overview of the CUGP processes. Credit: ACS, Zhang et al. Click to enlarge.

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Carbon Engineering & LanzaTech partner to produce SAF using direct air capture CO2; “air-to-jet”

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CE’s Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology will capture CO 2 directly from the atmosphere so it can be fed into LanzaTech’s Gas Fermentation process to produce low carbon ethanol. By recycling existing atmospheric CO 2 , the SAF produced will offer a more than 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fossil jet fuel.

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MAHLE criticizes EC CO2 regulation proposal for abandoning technology neutrality

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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).

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ETH Zürich team developing light-duty natural gas-diesel hybrid electric powertrain; 43 g/km CO2

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Consumption measurements of the dual-fuel natural gas-diesel engine as a function of speed and load. Researchers at ETH Zürich have developed a light-duty hybrid electric vehicle featuring a dual-fuel natural gas-diesel engine. In the dual-fuel engine, the natural gas (usually a fuel for spark-ignited engines) is injected into the intake manifold of a compression-ignition diesel engine. The low CO 2 levels are due to the high efficiency of the engine and the high gas ratio.

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EPA finalizes greenhouse gas standards for LDVs MY 2023-2026

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks for Model Years (MY) 2023 through 2026.

Nauticol Energy & Enhance Energy plan to capture up to 1M tonnes of CO2 annually from blue methanol production and distribution

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Utilizing Western Canadian natural gas, combined with carbon capture and sequestration, the project will produce 3 million tonnes annually of net-zero, Blue Methanol. By 2040, the Montney is projected to produce over half of Canada’s natural gas.

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Zero Electric Vehicles, Inc.,(ZEV) Announces its Class 3 Conversion Kit to Eliminate 144 million Pounds of CO2 Emissions from our Atmosphere in 12 Months

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May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ZEV, an innovative, sustainable energy company for electric vehicles, today announced their mission to eliminate over 144 million pounds of CO2 emissions from the atmosphere over the next 12 months. TEMPE, Ariz.,

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German power-to-gas facility opens green methanation plant; €28M STORE&GO project

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A methanation plant expansion to the existing power-to-gas (PtG) facility in Falkenhagen, Germany has officially opened as part of the international €28-million (US$33.5-million) STORE&GO research project. While the current facility feeds pure hydrogen (“WindGas”) directly into the gas grid, the new methanation plant provides for the generation of “green” methane. Moreover, it provides for unrestricted use of the natural gas infrastructure, including for transport and storage.

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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, CO 2 emissions from petroleum fuels—nearly half of which are associated with motor gasoline consumption—fell by 0.8%, and CO 2 emissions from the use of natural gas increased by 3.3%. In 2019, the transportation sector’s energy-related CO2 emissions declined by 0.7%

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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.

New Golf Variant TGI natural gas model now available to order; three tanks, more CNG range

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The new Volkswagen Golf Variant TGI with three natural gas tanks. Golf Variant 1,5 TGI fuel consumption natural gas CNG in kg/100 km: urban 4.7 CO2 emissions in g/km: 99; efficiency class: A+. ›. No need to compromise on space: Golf Variant TGI1 with space-saving natural gas tanks as integrated underfloor solution ›. Third natural gas tank for additional range of 80 kilometres ›. The natural gas tanks are integrated as a space-saving underfloor solution.

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