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

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Naturgy and Enagás are studying the production of green hydrogen from a 250MW floating offshore wind farm and another 100MW onshore wind farm in Asturias (Spain) for industrial consumption in this Autonomous Region. The project’s planned renewable power production is estimated to save more than 200,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions per year. Enagás and ACCIONA launch green hydrogen project in Mallorca.

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

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Carbon monoxide readily combines with hydrogen to produce essential hydrocarbon compounds, such as methane and ethanol, that are often used in industry, said NIST researcher Renu Sharma. An array of light beams impinging upon the grid would activate the LSPs.

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

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DOE’s early stage research for the Coal FIRST Initiative supports the development of electricity and hydrogen energy plants that have net-zero carbon emissions. The Coal FIRST Initiative recognizes the importance of hydrogen production from coal, biomass, and waste plastics. A hydrogen economy is gaining global attention as part of a technology-based approach for reducing global carbon emissions. based carbon-negative power and carbon-free hydrogen co-production.

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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. In this respect, the Federal Government can only be advised to promote hydrogen and methane technology in the sense of a technology opportunity.

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Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

My Electric Car

There has been much discussion for over thirty years or more around the use of hydrogen fuel cells as an alternative to the internal combustion engine. Proponents believe such a car could be easily refuelled with hydrogen and assumed it would have greater range than a pure all-electric car.

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

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However, they noted, that with the right combination of high FT fuel yield and low electricity and hydrogen price, the synthetic fuel system could produce fuels at a cost range similar to the reference year 2014 petroleum-based fuel prices. 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.

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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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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. Hydrogen Natural Gas Power Generation Audi’s e-gas plant. Click to enlarge.

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

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Vulcanol is CRI’s brand name for renewable methanol, produced from CO 2 and hydrogen from renewable sources of electricity (hydro, geothermal, wind and solar). 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).

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

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Methanol blends, hydrogen, biofuels, electric and hybrid cars, along with different powertrain technologies could find their place into the most suitable markets as the total cost of ownerships tends to converge over time, but both policy-makers and consumers should be able to make their choices based on exhaustive and comparative well-to-wheel analysis of different fuels and technologies, which are hard to conduct with the data presently available.

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

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While the current facility feeds pure hydrogen (“WindGas”) directly into the gas grid, the new methanation plant provides for the generation of “green” methane. In this second stage, hydrogen from regenerative energy sources is converted into methane (CH 4 ), i.e. synthetic natural gas, using CO 2 from a bio-ethanol plant. The wind-to-gas pilot plant “WindGas Falkenhagen” was constructed in 2013 to store wind energy in the natural gas grid.

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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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Data for diesel, GTL, ethanol, BTL and solar hydrogen cannot be divided into the uptake of CO 2 and connected processes and are therefore aggregated. CED data for diesel, GTL, ethanol, BTL, and solar hydrogen are presented in aggregated form since separate production steps for hydrogen and CO 2 cannot be discerned. Even in smart grid systems it can be expected that some sort of energy storage will still be needed.

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

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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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Underneath the e-fuels banner, Audi also includes renewable electricity for recharging its e-tron vehicles (“e-power”) and, should the market so require it, “green” hydrogen (e-hydrogen, derived in the e-gas process). How much CO 2 and how much energy for getting cobalt out of the earth, for getting lithium, for producing hydrogen. E-gas is synthetic methane produced via the methanation of hydrogen produced by electrolysis using renewable electricity.

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Liquid Wind to partner with Sundsvall Energi on second electrofuel facility; eMethanol for shipping

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Biogenic carbon dioxide from the Sundsvall energy facility will be captured and combined with renewable hydrogen to generate green electrofuel, eMethanol. Sundsvall Energi, biogenic CO2 supplier and host for FlagshipTWO.

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

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In principle, NGVs can also provide a pathway to hydrogen but more research is required to assess how and to which degree this can be accomplished. Natural gas can be competitive with gasoline where transmission and distribution grids are present; in countries where this is not the case, there is often an opportunity for simultaneous gas market development and increasing NGV market share.

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Empa researchers investigating new process for production of synthetic methane

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Swiss research intsitute Empa’s future mobility demonstrator, “move”, is investigating three paths for CO 2 reduction in road traffic—electric mobility, hydrogen mobility and synthetic fuels—against the background of a rapidly changing energy system. The latest project focuses on the production of synthetic methane from hydrogen and CO 2. Due to the high reaction temperatures, a proportion of the water is converted back into hydrogen by the water-gas shift reaction.

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BNEF: net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible, but big push needed

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The report also found that vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology can play a role in driving down power sector emissions and generating value for consumers. Electric vehicles are a powerful tool in reducing global CO2 emissions from the transport sector.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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. The Smart Grid Consortium, established in December 2007 by Xcel Energy, will select a community of approximately 100,000 residents to become a Smart Grid City using V2G. Smart Grid City will use a realtime high-speed two-way communication throughout the distribution grid.

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

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and CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion up 2.6% As countries look to accelerate this transition, the modernization of power grids and integration of energy storage will also be increasingly important.

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DOE announces more than $65M in public and private funding to commercialize promising energy technologies

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Highly Efficient Electrocatalysts for Direct Conversion Of CO2 To Chemicals, $250,000. Highly Efficient Low-Thermal-Budget Hydrogen and Chemical Co-Production via an Electrochemical Activation of Propane, $100,000. NEL Hydrogen (Wallingford, Connecticut). DME as a Renewable Hydrogen Carrier: Innovative Approach to Renewable Hydrogen Production, $1,500,000. FueL Additives for Solid Hydrogen (FLASH) Carriers for Electric Aviation, $250,000.

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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3 Oil Majors That Bet Big On Renewables

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Further, Equinor plans to reduce its net carbon intensity by at least 50% by 2050 by deploying CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage) and hydrogen technologies. #2 Further, natural gas can be used to keep the power grid stable as solar and wind power fluctuate.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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Hydrogen Contaminant Detector, $150,000 Skyre, Inc., Novel chemical looping process for conversion of natural gas to pure hydrogen, $150,000 CanmetENERGY, Ottawa, Canada Glowink Inc., Novel thermal process for conversion of CO2 to CO using metal ferrite oxygen carriers, $150,000 CanmetENERGY, Ottawa, Canada Glowink Inc., Multifunctional Intensified Reactor Device with Integrated Heat and Mass Transfer for Effective CO2 Capture, $150,000 AristoSys LLC, Canonsburg, Pa.

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German Battery, German Electric Car?

Plugs and Cars

German Greens have bought into hydrogen hype as much as California regulators. BMW is pushing hydrogen gas into the most complicated engine ever and dousing the American airwaves and celebrities with this unavailable $500,000 diversion. But somehow, the increasingly low-carbon grid has not enticed either automakers to manufacture or policy makers to create incentives for grid connected cars.

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ARPA-E announces $98M in funding for 40 OPEN projects; two opposed-piston engines projects receive $10M total

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However, they currently operate using ethanol fuel, converted into hydrogen and carbon monoxide prior to entering the fuel cell in a process called reforming. Low-Cost, Easy-to-integrate, and Reliable Grid Energy Storage System with 2nd Life Lithium Batteries – $1,894,705. These batteries can be utilized in a “second life” to provide inexpensive stationary storage for homes, businesses, and the electricity grid.

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DOE to Award Up to $27M in Phase III Small Business Awards; Algae Processing, Fuel Cells, Improved Materials for Motors, Synthetic Fuels Among Areas of Interest

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Fuels derived from biomass, when integrated with state-of-the-art solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology, provide a substantial opportunity to reduce the burden on the current electrical distribution system, through greater availability of localized power generation, and to reduce the growth in the demand for natural gas, as well as enhance grid stability.

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Electric cars still ‘twenty years away’ say Mercedes

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But we need to look at charging stations and how we can top batteries up in much shorter timescales, and this requires investment to upgrade the grid. Similarly with hydrogen fuel cells we will need hydrogen filling stations.&#. Weber said that there are still many gains to be made in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 reduction with existing engines and transmissions.

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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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Laredo Bus Facility Solar Canopies: Provide shade structures with integrated, grid tied photovoltaic cells to be erected on the bus storage lot at the Laredo Bus Maintenance Facility. Install photovoltaic capacity to generate “green” hydrogen: Install multiple PV modules at its Central Maintenance Facility in Hayward. Grid sourced electrical energy used to recharge the bus batteries will be augmented with solar energy collected with panels procured and installed under this project.

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Lutz Chats Volt with "Fellow Bloggers"

Plugs and Cars

Or is lithium the new hydrogen? We're curiously disappointed with all the talk about CO2 in Washington and we have to put industry's feet to the fire and improve fuel economy. Lutz expresses his belief in the benefits of transitioning to the electric grid, lessening our need for liquid fuels by using them merely as range extenders for an electric car. Bob Lutz, GM CEO, sat down to chat with some bloggers at the NY Auto Show, and PODTECH has the video. Well worth a listen.

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Apr 19th 2009 4:54PM Or fuel cells (ex: hydrogen). Now where to get that pesky hydrogen. Once weve consolidated everything to depend on the grid, we can clean up everything by cleaning up the grid. Once electric cars are more common, demand for electricity will rise, and electricity producers will have to look at big generators such as dams, nuclear stations or decentralised wind turbines that feed in to the grid.

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

charger is also required, though ideally the existing motor controllers might be used as grid chargers. Vehicle-to-grid interface technology is also particularly well suited to Plug-in vehicles. Recharge a Car, Recharge the Grid, Recharge the Planet Google.org supports PHEV & V2G with [link] project. They use cheap, clean, and domestic electricity for short trips and daily commutes, displacing or eliminating oil consumption and CO2 pollution.

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ECE / Featured / Hybrid & Electric / Themes / Welcome - Minds in Motion

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Home About Minds in Motion Contact Us Left menu Community People say People do Themes Alternative Fuels Clean Buses Hybrid & Electric Hydrogen for Mobility Sust. Photo: CC DigitalK) Profile-raising Hjalmar readily admits that major CO2 reductions will not realistically be achieved by the introduction of electric Lotus Elises. A group of EV owners can create a grid cloud, with not yet available smart chargers, the grid cloud works as a virtual powerplant.

2009 28

Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

will become less common over the next 10-years and that a mix of alternative fuel vehicles including electric, biofuel, hydrogen and solar will and is now seeing tremendous market growth. The true impact of electric vehicles should consider the make-up of the power grids where these cars will be used. There is significant cause vs. effect debate on CO2. Id like to be a fly on the wall when an H2 franchisee asks to put in a hydrogen pump at Chevron.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Small long-term evaluation program, including modeling of vehicle-to-grid building benefits and economics, begun with Southern California Edison, joined by EPRI, other utilities, US DOE. Continues promotion and development of hydrogen as long-term strategy. Company says its focusing on gasoline and hydrogen. Blue Concept PHEV Van with diesel or hydrogen fuel cells and rooftop photovoltaic.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Volt like hybrids are the intermediate future between hydrogen or fast charging electric cars. Posted by: Green Chambers | Apr 14, 2009 12:25:03 AM Battery tech is still not advanced or reliable enough for an affordable pure EV, hydrogen fuel cells like in the FCX Clarity may be the clean future, but there are too many technical and infrastructure hurdles to overcome. The intolerable act is to pretend that making cars into plug-ins will reduce CO2.

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It’s Just Got To Be BEV

CleanTechnica

BEVs will become more efficacious as the grid gets greener around the globe. But what about hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells, biofuels, and electrofuels?