Stanford team develops efficient electrochemical cells for CO2 conversion

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The electrochemical cells created by Kanan and his team combat these inefficiencies with a modified design that produces a concentrated stream of ethylene gas and a sodium acetate solution 1,000 times more concentrated than product obtained with previous cells. Scientists at Stanford University have developed electrochemical cells that convert carbon monoxide (CO) derived from CO 2 into commercially viable compounds more effectively and efficiently than existing technologies.

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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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Researchers from George Washington University and Vanderbilt University have demonstrated the conversion of atmospheric CO 2 into carbon nanofibers (CNFs) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for use as high-performance anodes in both lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. Here we show that this process can be used as a sustainable synthetic pathway for defect-controlled CNT and CNF materials, which exhibit excellent performance in the context of lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery anode materials.

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PARC building cleantech portfolio; co-extrusion printing of novel battery electrodes and carbon-neutral renewable liquid fuels from atmospheric CO2

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The technique uses a solvent such as sodium or potassium hydroxides, converted by reacting with CO 2 to aqueous carbonates or bicarbonates. Schematic of the HP-BPMED device used in the renewable fuels research. (a) a) Atmospheric CO 2 separation using a continuous-flow electrodialysis system. (b) b) Detailed view of the stack. Source: PARC, portions courtesy of Ameridia Corp. Click to enlarge.

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Sandia progressing to demo stage with supercritical CO2 Brayton-cycle turbines; up to 50% increase in efficiency of thermal-to-electric conversion

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Sienicki (2009) Investigation of alternative layouts for the supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton cycle for a sodium-cooled fast reactor. Simple diagram of the heated un-recuperated supercritical CO 2 Brayton loop. Source: Wright et al. Click to enlarge.

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Electric bus wins: BYD in Nottingham, Irizar in Bilbao

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The electric buses achieve a range of more than 200 kilometers (124 miles) and include sodium-nickel batteries that provide power to the electric motor, resulting in a nominal torque of 1500N·m and 180 kW of power. g CO2 eq./passenger-kilometer. Thirteen new electric buses have been added to Nottingham’s existing fleet of 45 electric vehicles, turning another two park and ride services into fully zero emission services.

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How clean is EV battery manufacturing?

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Further, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), gasoline and diesel ICE vehicle technologies fueled on a fossil/biofuel mix emit approximately 245–253 g CO2 eq./km Whereas, battery EVs fueled on average grid electricity emit 105–124 g CO2 eq./km,

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

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Low Cost Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Reusable Sorbents for Energy and Water Industries, $150,000 Qualification of SAS4A/SASSYS-1 for Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor Authorization and Licensing, $674,484 Advanced Reactor Concepts LLC, Chevy Chase, Md. Novel thermal process for conversion of CO2 to CO using metal ferrite oxygen carriers, $150,000 CanmetENERGY, Ottawa, Canada Glowink Inc.,

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Electric Smart Car ForTwo Delivered by Mercedes

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The energy storage is a sodium nickel chloride battery. 115 km (just over 71 miles) Consumption* 12 kWh/100 km CO2 emissions 0 g/km Could this herald a serious interest on the part of Mercedes to produce battery-powered vehicles Mercedes-Benz has delivered the first of 100 electric Smart ForTwos to fleet customers in the UK. Coventry City Council will be using the electric Smart in its fleet.

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NSF to award up to $13M for fundamental work on sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels

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Specific areas of interest include: nano-enabled PV devices containing nanostructured semiconductors, plasmonic materials, photonic structures, or conducting polymers; earth-abundant and environmentally benign materials for photovoltaic devices; photocatalytic or photoelectrochemical processe for the splitting of water into H 2 gas, or for the reduction of CO2 to liquid or gaseous fuels.

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UK Technology Strategy Board Awards More Than 12M to 22 Projects to Speed Up Development of Low-Carbon Technology for Vehicles; Includes Gas Turbine Range Extender and Li-S Battery Cells

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High energy sodium-nickel battery cell for EV application (Acronym: NINACELL). Low CO2 High Efficiency Diesel Fuel Injector Nozzle (LOCOFIN). Syner-D - Integration of Synergistic Cost Effective CO2 Technologies for Diesel. The UK government-backed Technology Strategy Board (TSB) will invest more than £12 million (US$19.4 million) in 22 studies and projects to develop new technology that will speed up the reduction of CO 2 emissions from road vehicles.

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Japanese carmakers still ‘most sustainable’

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A focus on tailpipe CO2 emissions has distracted away from the impact of car production, suggests Professor Frank Figge who co-authored the ‘Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing’ study. However, while issues such as fleet consumption and CO2 emissions have been firmly put on the public agenda, the equally considerable environmental impact of the production phase of car manufacturing has as yet been largely ignored.

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The electric car features three different battery options, two different Lithium-based (LI) systems – A123Systems and Enerdel as well as a Sodium-Nickel battery Zebra (Mes-Dea). There is significant cause vs. effect debate on CO2. The problem for the left is that NG is still a carbon based fuel (note: you are a carbon based lifeform and exhale 12 liters of CO2 a minute.).

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