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

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California has a diverse electricity fuel mix and is highly interconnected with the regional electric grid, but our study shows that a significant decrease in hydropower generation this summer could lead to higher electricity prices, among other effects.

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Audi e-gas plant qualified to participate in balancing market to stabilize grid

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The Audi e-gas plant in the city of Werlte in Lower Saxony ( earlier post ) produces CO 2 neutral-fuel (synthetic methane from water, renewable electricity and CO 2 ); it now also contributes toward stabilizing the public power grid. It is therefore important to have flexibly available consumers such as the Audi e-gas plant to buffer load peaks and thereby stabilize energy grids. Biomethane Power-to-Gas Smart Grid Vehicle Manufacturers

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Supreme Court curbs EPA authority to regulate CO2 from power plants

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EPA decides, for instance, how much of a switch from coal to natural gas is practically feasible by 2020, 2025, and 2030 before the grid collapses, and how high energy prices can go as a result before they become unreasonably “exorbitant.”. The Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) has ruled in West Virginia v. EPA that the EPA lacks the authority to set emission standards for power plants so strict as to force a shift of power generation from fossil fuels.

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Opinion: Updating the Grid for Commercial Fleets Needs To Start Now

Clean Fleet Report

This year, the United States will begin to see an accelerated adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) for last-mile delivery, maintenance and service, freight hauling and public transit fleets; a positive trend, but one that will place additional stress on the grid. Preparing the Grid.

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

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Unfortunately, due to our grid situation, electric cars are still too early for this strategic goal in the sense of German climate protection efforts. 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. Electric (Battery) Emissions Lifecycle analysis Natural Gas

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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. An array of light beams impinging upon the grid would activate the LSPs.

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IEA working paper highlights potential role of natural gas in reducing global road transport CO2

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The global natural gas vehicle fleet has grown rapidly in the last 10 years, but still represents less than 1% of global transport fuel consumption. A new working paper published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) concludes that natural gas can play a significant role in cutting on-road vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, but that over the long term there will need to be a commitment to transition to very low CO 2. gas sources, such as biogas or bio-synthetic gas.

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2019 Keeling Curve Prize winners include Opus 12; conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals

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The prize recognizes promising projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or promote carbon uptake. Solar Sister (Great Falls, Virginia) invests in women’s enterprises in off-grid communities in Africa. World Council of Churches (Geneva) aims to provide houses of worship with tools and know-how to enable reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through youth engagement.

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EPA proposes CO2 emission standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants

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For purposes of this rule, fossil fuel-fired EGUs include utility boilers, IGCC units and certain natural gas-fired stationary combustion turbine EGUs that generate electricity for sale and are larger than 25 megawatts (MW). The proposed rulemaking establishes separate standards for natural gas and coal plants. The proposed limits for natural gas units are based on the performance of modern natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) units.

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

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This was the result of growing renewable power generation, switches from coal to natural gas, improvements in energy efficiency, as well as structural changes in the global economy. The decline was driven by a surge in shale gas supplies and more attractive renewable power that displaced coal. For the first time, electricity generation from natural gas was higher than from coal last year in the United States.

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

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The potential WTG CO 2 emission reduction with low carbon grid electricity indicates the potential role electrochemical CO conversion can play in low carbon liquid fuel when the electricity grid is highly renewable or decarbonized. Kenis (2016) “Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Efficiency, and Cost of Synthetic Fuel Production Using Electrochemical CO 2 Conversion and the Fischer–Tropsch Process,” Energy & Fuels doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b00665.

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Naturgy and Enagás studying production of green hydrogen from 350 MW of wind power in Asturias

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The project’s planned renewable power production is estimated to save more than 200,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions per year. The initiative will lead to progress in energy transition by favoring the decarbonization of sectors such as steel and shipyards, also extending to other sectors by injecting renewable hydrogen into the gas network. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Power Generation Power-to-Gas

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Evonik and Siemens launch phase 2 of Rheticus: butanol, hexanol from CO2 and water using renewable electricity and bacteria

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These product gases together with excess CO 2 are fed to the second unit, the gas fermenter, in which C. The gas fermenter also converts butyrate and hexanoate to butanol (reaction 5) and hexanol (reaction 6). We are also contributing to the stability of the grid because production is so flexible that we can respond to fluctuations in power supply. Evonik and Siemens launched phase two of their joint research project Rheticus.

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EPA releases final Clean Power Plan; 32% reduction in CO2 from power plants by 2030

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Carbon dioxide is the most prevalent greenhouse gas pollutant, accounting for nearly three-quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions and 82% of US greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuel-fired power plants are by far the largest source of US CO 2 emissions, making up 32% of US total greenhouse gas emissions. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final Clean Power Plan (CPP).

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Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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Its first commercial-scale production plant obtains carbon dioxide from gas emissions from a geothermal power plant and hydrogen via electrolysis of water using renewable sources of energy from the Icelandic power grid (from hydro, geothermal and wind sources). The methanol production process from coal (coal gasification, gas purification and distillation, and methanol synthesis) is the main contribution to the increased CO 2 emissions.

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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PHEVLERs make our electric grid more efficient. [ 15 ] Electric power grids are designed with capacity to serve the highest power peaks demanded (e.g. The existing electric grid in the USA has sufficient energy capacity to recharge massive numbers of electric vehicles as long as they do most of their battery charging during those off-peak night and morning hours. PHEVLERs help support the electric grid. PHEVLERs are better than BEVs in support of the electric grid.

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US and China jointly announce GHG reduction targets; US to cut net GHG 26-28% by 2025, China to peak CO2 by ~2030

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The US and China jointly announced greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. US President Barack Obama said the US will cut net greenhouse gas emissions in the US by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025. Together, the US and China account for more than one third of global greenhouse gas emissions. The two countries are expanding their ongoing cooperation through policy dialogue and technical work on clean energy and low greenhouse gas emissions technologies.

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Study for European Parliament assesses options for turning CO2 into methanol for use in transport

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The report concluded that benefits in the medium- and long-term can be anticipated since the obtaining of an alternative fuel using a residual greenhouse gas would allow European dependence on conventional fossil fuels to be cut, and that way the risks in supply security to be minimized. Another key factor is proximity of the CO 2 emission source to the hydrogen and methanol production sites, in order to avoid the elevated costs of transporting both types of gas.

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Empa researchers investigating new process for production of synthetic methane

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Due to the high reaction temperatures, a proportion of the water is converted back into hydrogen by the water-gas shift reaction. The gaseous product of the methanization reaction thus contains a few percent hydrogen, which prevents direct feeding into the gas grid; the hydrogen must first be removed. By means of a clever heat management, we want to cover the heat requirements of the CO2 collector as much as possible with this waste heat —Christian Bach.

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Researchers convert atmospheric CO2 to carbon nanofibers and nanotubes for use as anodes in Li-ion and Na-ion batteries

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STEP is an efficient solar chemical process, based on a synergy of solar thermal and endothermic electrolyses, designed to convert greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into a useful carbon commodity. Our climate change solution is two fold: To transform the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into valuable products and to provide greenhouse gas emission-free alternatives to today’s industrial and transportation fossil fuel processes.

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Stanford faculty awarded $2.2 million for innovative energy research; fuel cells, hybrids, splitting CO2

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Self-Regenerating Fuel Cells Running on Natural Gas. To help in the design of self-restoring catalysts for ceramic fuel cells, which could run on natural gas rather than hydrogen, this project will illuminate the fundamental chemical and structural transformations involved. This novel study examines the “micro grids” that owners of these resources likely will form for negotiating with their local utilities.

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“Energiewende” in a tank; Audi e-fuels targeting carbon-neutral driving with synthetic fuels from renewables, H2O and CO2; Swiss policy test case

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in the 2020 timeframe) by reducing the average fuel consumption of its new vehicles using a combination of three primary measures: optimizing its combustion engines for greater efficiency; developing alternative drive concepts, such as hybrid, plug-in hybrid and gas-powered vehicles; and reducing total vehicle weight through lightweight construction with an intelligent multimaterial mix. Audi e-gas. The e-gas project, announced in May 2011, was Audi’s first foray into e-fuels.

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Study suggests energy and GHG impacts of synthetic hydrocarbon fuels from CO2 are greater than impacts of existing hydrocarbon fuels

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The team explored three different CO 2 sources (from natural gas (NG) combustion; from biomass (BM) combustion; and from direct air capture (DAC)); and three sources of electricity (natural gas (NG) combustion; biomass combustion (BM); and solar (PV)). Because renewable energy technologies produce difficult-to-store electricity and renewable electricity supply increasingly exceeds demand, research has begun in leveling supply and demand using concepts such as smart grids.

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Texas Clean Energy Project signs long-term CO2 offtake agreement with Whiting Petroleum for enhanced oil recovery; 90% CO2 capture from IGCC coal polygen plant

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Its high carbon-capture rate reduces the total amount of CO 2 emitted to the atmosphere to less than 10% of the emissions for power from a conventional coal plant, and less than 25% of those for power from a highly efficient, natural gas-fired plant, according to Summit. formed naturally in underground reservoirs in New Mexico and Colorado and brought to the surface by wells such as those used to produce natural gas. Combustion of the H 2 -rich fuel gas will produce water vapor.

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Are EVs Charged Mostly By Coal Power in the US?

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Last year I wrote an article — Electric Vehicles Have Lower Well-to-Wheel Emissions in All 50 States and DC Than Gas-Powered Vehicles — looking at “well to wheel” from the US Department of Energy and my own analysis of EV sales and source of electricity by state.

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New Siemens electric arc furnace for steel-making cuts CO2 emissions by up to 30%; Tyasa incorporating first unit in new mill

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The new system, which recovers energy from the hot exhaust gas, also reduces costs by around 20%. However, the process consumes vast amounts of electricity, produces lots of carbon dioxide, and can lead to fluctuations in the stability of the power grid. It considerably reduces the strain on the furnace and lessens the repercussions for the power grid.

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UK study finds Bio-SNG could offer 90% reduction in lifecycle CO2; lower cost of carbon abatement than electrical solutions for transport applications

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Bio-SNG (Synthetic Natural Gas) delivered via the gas grid offers CO 2 lifecycle savings of up to 90% compared with fossil fuel alternatives, and offer sa more cost-effective solution than electricity for carbon abatement in transport applications, according to a new feasibility study published by National Grid (UK), the North East Process Industry Cluster ( NEPIC ) and Centrica. Cost of carbon abated for transport applications. Click to enlarge.

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Study finds that dry-feed gasification for coal-to-liquids is more efficient, lower-emitting and cheaper than slurry-feed; CCS cost-effective for reduction of CO2

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A study comparing the performance, greenhouse gas emissions and costs of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) coal-to-liquids (CTL) processes using two different coal-feeding methods—slurry (based on GE gasifier designs) and dry (based on Shell gasifier designs)—found that dry-feed gasification is more efficient, emits less CO 2 and has lower capital and product costs compared to a CTL plant using a slurry-feed GE gasifier.

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GM Quantifies CO2 and Fuel Consumption Reductions Via E-REVs And PHEVs, As Compared To Conventional Hybrids

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In the paper, the GM team broke down CO 2 and fuel consumption reduction potentials into several categories: The introduction of E-REVs and PHEVs to existing grids, displacing petroleum use; The influence of charging availability and consumer behavior on CO 2 reduction; Changes in power grid mix as well as vehicle stock; and. Peak grid loading is primarily affected by both charging locations and charging time restrictions. by Jack Rosebro.

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BMW’s “CO2 Champion” Performance Concept is a Plug-in Diesel Hybrid; 50 km/31 mile All-Electric Range; Thermo-electric Generator for Waste Heat Recovery

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In the automatic mode, in turn, the electronic control unit adjusts the gearshift map on the double-clutch gearbox and the control map of the electronic gas pedal to current driving conditions also in the interest of enhanced fuel economy. Then, to subsequently charge the lithium-polymer cells to the same status as when setting off, all the driver has to do is connect the car to an external power grid. The powertrain of the plug-in hybrid BMW Vision EfficientDynamics.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $100 million in Economic Recovery Act funding to 43 transit agencies for projects to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from both vehicles and facilities. Selection criteria included a project’s ability to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and also to provide a return on the investment. The proposed replacement vehicles include small gas/electric hybrid buses.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I And in a true smart grid, electric cars will not only be able to draw on electricity to run their motors, they will also be able to do the reverse: send electricity stored in their batteries back into the grid when it is needed. and they could feed it back into the grid when there’s not enough.&#

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Find investors, resumes, and free research Get Cleantech Blog in your email Enter your email address: Subscribe in a reader Join us on Linked In Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook GHGBlog.com - The Greenhouse Gas Blog Loading. Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid. In addition to Smart Grid City, another major EV/V2G initiative is unfolding.

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3 Oil Majors That Bet Big On Renewables

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An analysis of near-term spending plans on renewables by the biggest oil and gas companies shows that real investments in renewable energy will continue to pale in comparison to capex plans for greenfield fossil fuel projects. by Alex Kimani for Oilprice.com.

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What is Decarbonization?

Driivz

Decarbonization (or decarbonisation) is reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere as a component of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. BEVs fueled on today’s average grid electricity are 105-124 g CO2/km.

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What is Decarbonization?

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Decarbonization (or decarbonisation) is reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere as a component of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. BEVs fueled on today’s average grid electricity are 105-124 g CO2/km.

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Biden sets 2030 net GHG reduction target for US of 50-52% below 2005 levels

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US President Joe Biden announced a new target for the United States to achieve a 50-52% reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2030. In 2019, US greenhouse gas emissions totaled 6,558 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (MMT CO 2 Eq.),

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UK power crisis – entirely the fault of regulators and ministers

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Slashing gas storage facilities. Gas 50%. As this shows we are reliant of Gas for 50% of our electricity generation. Plus, most of the heating in homes and offices is gas. We are reliant on gas big time. Without UK Fracking we are more reliant on gas imports.

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FREYR and 24M sign licensing and services agreement for mass production of Li-ion battery cells; Glencore for raw materials

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24M’s SemiSolid platform technology provides opportunities for the production of cost-optimized, application-specific designs in both grid and electric mobility markets. 24M has fundamentally redesigned the traditional LIB cell technology and production platform, delivering higher energy density per battery while enabling substantial reduction in capex, operating costs, CO2 emissions and physical footprint of the manufacturing facility as compared to conventional solutions.

2020 283

Expert group report finds alternative fuels could replace fossil fuels in Europe by 2050

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Expected demand from all transport modes could be met through a combination of electricity (batteries or hydrogen/fuel cells) and biofuels as main options, synthetic fuels (increasingly from renewable resources) as a bridging option, methane (natural gas and biomethane) as complementary fuel, and LPG as supplement, the report finds. The main guidelines for this strategy are: Energy efficiency policies in the end-use transport sectors allow energy savings and reduction of CO2 emissions.

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DOE Coal FIRST Initiative invests $80M in net-zero carbon electricity and hydrogen plants

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These plants will be fueled by coal, natural gas, biomass, and waste plastics and incorporate carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. The project will combine a state-of-the-art 270 MW ultra-supercritical coal boiler subsystem with an 87 MW natural gas combustion turbine generator subsystem, a 50 MW energy storage system subsystem, a post combustion carbon capture subsystem, and an algae-based CO 2 utilization subsystem.

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