Mercedes-Benz blockchain pilot project provides transparency on CO2 emissions in cobalt supply chain

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Together with start-up Circulor , Mercedes-Benz is conducting a pilot project for transparency on CO 2 emissions in the cobalt supply chain as part of STARTUP AUTOBAHN. The project partners first focus on cobalt, which enters the supply chain from recycling facilities.

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Lifecycle CO2 balance of Mercedes-Benz EQC as low as 17.1t CO2 with hydropower

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With an energy content of 80 kWh (NEDC), it employs a sophisticated operating strategy to supply the vehicle with power, enabling an electric range of 445 - 471 km (NEDC). The lifecycle CO 2 balance of the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC is as low as 17.1

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Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050

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of global CO2 emissions. The only possible way to achieve the so-much-needed decarbonization in our industry is by fully transforming to new carbon neutral fuels and supply chains. Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

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

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Hydrogenics Corporation will supply a 1MW electrolyzer and provide engineering expertise to a consortium of companies working on the European project MefCO2 (methanol fuel from CO 2 ) in Germany.

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EIA: CO2 emissions from US power sector have declined 28% since 2005

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The substitution of natural gas for other fossil fuels has largely been market-driven, as ample supplies of lower-priced natural gas and the relative ease of adding natural gas-fired capacity have allowed it to pick up share in electric power generation in many markets.

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

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As electric cars are more energy-intensive to manufacture than models with combustion engines, Audi has set itself the long-term goal of decarbonizing the supply chain. The biggest levers for this are the changeover to green electricity and the supply of heat from renewable energy sources.

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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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Worldwide, wind and sun supply a sufficient amount of energy, but not always at the right time.

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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These VPPAs will enable Honda to fully offset the remaining carbon-intensive grid-supplied electricity being used in its Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama automobile manufacturing operations, and will help the company meet its voluntary carbon reduction goal. Currently, 21% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America is supplied from extremely low- and zero-CO2 sources.

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Volkswagen investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions

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The first project, Katingan Mentaya , a forest protection project on the Indonesian island of Borneo, compensates for the currently still unavoidable CO 2 emissions from the supply chain, production and delivery of the new Volkswagen e-vehicle ID.3, Volkswagen is investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO 2.

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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With automotive battery capacity currently scarce, expensive and suffering supply problems, the deployment of this limited resource is critical to maximizing CO 2 reduction, Emissions Analytics says. With tardy consumer adoption of BEVs and slow infrastructure roll-out compounded by concerns around an economical supply of batteries, it is essential to find the fastest, most efficient way to reduce CO 2 now. The EU’s post-2021 CO2 reduction target for passenger cars is 37.5%

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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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To prevent this, small holes are opened in the pipes that supply hydrogen to the burner, enabling small volumes of hydrogen and oxygen to pre-combust.

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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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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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BASF and Lutianhua plan to pilot a new lower CO2 DME production process

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BASF will supply new, high-performance catalyst systems that enable one-step conversion of syngas to DME while Linde will provide its newly developed process design and engineering for direct DME synthesis. BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Lutianhua) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop a pilot production plant that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas compared to the traditional process.

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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 factors included a decline in the carbon intensity of the energy supply (CO 2 /British thermal units [Btu]) of 1.8%; and a 3.4% Transportation-related CO2 emissions increased by 38 million metric tons (MMmt) (2.1%) in 2015.

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Columbia University engineers make breakthrough in understanding electroreduction of CO2 for conversion to electrofuels

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Recent research in electrocatalytic CO 2 conversion points the way to using CO 2 as a feedstock and renewable electricity as an energy supply for the synthesis of different types of fuel and value-added chemicals such as ethylene, ethanol, and propane. They applied a comprehensive suite of experimental and theoretical methods to identify the structure of the first intermediate of CO 2 electroreduction: carboxylate CO2 - that is attached to the surface with C and O atoms.

2018 71

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

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The conversion of coal to liquid fuels is especially relevant in coal-rich countries that have to import oil for their supply of liquid fuels—such as China. 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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Soletair demo plant produces renewable hydrocarbon fuel from CO2 captured from the air

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From the gas storage, the hydrogen can be supplied to the mobile synthesis unit (MOBSU) or a PEM fuel cell located in the hydrogen production container.

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S. Korean researchers develop new catalytic pathway for direct conversion of CO2 to liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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Proposed carbon capture and utilization (CCU) system based on catalytic CO 2 conversion to liquid hydrocarbon fuels with hydrogen supplied from solar water splitting.

2016 113

Climeworks launches world’s first commercial plant to capture CO2 from air; potential for CO2-neutral fuels

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Switzerland-based Climeworks, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), recently launched the world’s first commercial plant that captures atmospheric CO 2 for supply and sale to a customer.

2017 95

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

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The decline was driven by a surge in shale gas supplies and more attractive renewable power that displaced coal. In 2016, renewables supplied more than half the global electricity demand growth, with hydro accounting for half of that share.

2017 95

Siemens Energy to Supply Advanced Coal Gasification Technology to Taylorville Energy Center; 50% CO2 Capture

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Siemens Energy, Inc. has been chosen to provide the coal gasification technology for the Taylorville Energy Center (TEC), a 730-megawatt (gross) advanced coal generating plant being developed near Taylorville, Ill. TEC will be one of the first commercial-scale, coal gasification plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS) capability in the US. . Tenaska, managing partner for the $3.5

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ICAO agrees to market-based measure to address aviation CO2

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Like any commodity market, it is driven by the law of supply (eligible emissions units offered from different sources) and demand (eligible emissions units purchased by aircraft operators to offset their international aviation emissions under the CORSIA).​. The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has agreed to recommend adoption of a final Resolution text on a new global market-based measure (GMBM) to control CO 2 emissions from international aviation.

2016 71

New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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The study, involving researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and colleagues in China and the United States, investigated how complex supply chains are distributing energy-intensive industries and their CO 2 emissions throughout the global South. A new study finds that the growth of carbon production from Chinese exports has slowed or reversed, reflecting a “new phase of globalization” between developing countries that could undermine international efforts to reduce emissions.

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BMW i and Good Energy partner on green electricity supply in UK

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Good Energy sources all its electricity from certified renewables across Britain; the company has some of the strictest purchasing policies in the energy industry and a main electricity tariff that’s certified by the independent Green Energy Supply Scheme. The partnership with Good Energy helps to displace CO2 emissions from ‘power plants to tailpipe and fulfill the BMW objective of providing truly low carbon driving. BMW i has formed a partnership with Good Energy Ltd in the UK.

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New $20M XPRIZE tackles conversion of CO2 into products

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According to the International Energy Agency, 82% of the world’s energy supply is derived from fossil fuels. XPRIZE Chairman and CEO Peter Diamandis competition the $20-million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE , a competition to address CO 2 emissions from fossil fuels. Teams are challenged to develop breakthrough technologies that convert the most CO 2 into one or more products with the highest net value.

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Global CO2 emissions up 3% in 2011; per capita CO2 emissions in China reach EU levels

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The United States remain one of the largest emitters of CO2, with 17.3 Including hydropower, total renewable energy sources presently supply 8.5% CO 2 per capita emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production from the top 5 emitting regions. Click to enlarge.

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Audi in new e-fuels project: synthetic diesel from water, air-captured CO2 and green electricity; “Blue Crude”

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Around 90% of the energy demand can be supplied by low-temperature heat; the remaining energy is required in the form of electricity for pumping and control purposes.

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ORNL team devises electrocatalyst for direct conversion of CO2 into ethanol with high selectivity; pushing the combustion reaction in reverse

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This could help to balance a grid supplied by intermittent renewable sources.

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EIA: US energy-related CO2 emissions down 1.7% in 2016; carbon intensity of economy down 3.1%; transportation emissions up

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decline in energy-related CO2, according to the latest report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). These contributing factors included a decline in the carbon intensity of the energy supply (CO 2 /British thermal units [Btu]) of 1.7% Since the late 1990s, the transportation sector has produced the most CO2 emissions. of the 34 MMmt net increase in transportation-sector CO2 emissions in 2016—totaling 19 MMmt—an increase of 1.8%

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U Mich professor finds fuel cycle analysis for evaluating CO2 impacts of liquid fuels is fatally flawed; calls for focus on CO2 removal

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Fuel cycle analysis (FCA)—or “well-to-wheels analysis”—is a type lifecycle analysis (LCA) that examines fuel products and their supply chains, and that has greatly influenced climate-related research priorities and public policies for transportation fuels.

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National Research Council showcasing new algal biorefinery project to reduce CO2 emissions

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Pond Technologies is supplying the photobioreactor and supporting structures, equipment, and personnel. Canada’s National Research Council (CNRC) showcased Canada’s first algal biorefinery demonstration project, a collaborative research effort between CNRC’s Algal Carbon Conversion (ACC) program, Pond Technologies and Votorantim Cimentos’ St Marys Cement.

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SOLAR-JET project demonstrates solar-driven thermochemical conversion of CO2 and water to jet fuel

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This combined approach has the potential to provide a secure, sustainable and scalable supply of renewable aviation fuel and more generally for transport applications, the partners said. SOLAR-JET concentrated thermochemical reactor.

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GWU team develops cost-effective solar process to produce lime for cement without CO2 emission

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Molten carbonate electrolytic synthesis operates in the reverse mode of molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFC); rather than injecting fuel to produce electricity as a product as in the MCFC, electrical energy is supplied and energetic chemical products are generated.

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New plasma synthesis process for one-step conversion of CO2 and methane into higher value fuel and chemicals

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The DBD reactor was connected to an AC high voltage power supply with a maximum peak voltage of 30 kV and a variable frequency of 7-12 kHz.

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Biofuel From CO2: Too Good To Be True?

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The first is cutting down on fossil fuel use, ensuring our finite supplies can be used for longer than our current consumption levels would account for. We currently have two main issues in our transport future. The second is reducing greenhouse gas emissions, helping prevent runaway climate change. If there was a way of solving both issues at

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New black silicon-supported catalyst for photoreduction of CO2 to methane

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The concept of solar fuels is based on harnessing an abundant supply of energy from the sun and storing it in the form of chemical bonds.

2015 99

TRW Automotive to supply electrically powered hydraulic steering for a range of light commercial vans

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TRW’s EPHS system features its own motor pump unit that supplies power on demand to enable steering assist independent of the engine, saving fuel and reducing emissions.

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EIA: world energy consumption to grow 56% 2010-2040, CO2 up 46%; use of liquid fuels in transportation up 38%

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However, fossil fuels continue to supply nearly 80% of world energy use through 2040. Natural gas is the fastest-growing fossil fuel, as global supplies of tight gas, shale gas, and coalbed methane increase. World energy consumption by fuel type, 2010-2040. Source: IEO2013.

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ITF: Freight transport will replace passenger traffic as main CO2 source from surface transportation by 2050

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Increase vehicle utilization: Improve load factors and reduce idle times across supply chains. In the face of shifting global trade patterns, international freight transport volumes will likely grow more than four-fold (factor 4.3) by 2050, according to the International Transport Forum at the OECD’s ITF Transport Outlook 2015. Average transport distance across all modes will increase 12%. As a result, CO 2 emissions from freight transport will grow by 290% by 2050.

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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Other main findings include: In 2016, China, US, EU28, India, Russia and Japan, the world’s largest emitters in decreasing order of CO 2 emissions, accounted for 51% of the population, 65% of global Gross Domestic Product, 67% of the total primary energy supply and emitted 68% of total global CO 2 and circa 65% of total global GHGs.

2017 60

Trestle Energy and Larksen partner to reduce CO2 from ethanol and coal power

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This will expand supplies of dispatchable, renewable energy and substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions from domestic energy supplies. Delivering these benefits at existing energy facilities while building feedstock supplies for emerging cellulosic industries will help smooth the energy sector’s transition to a low carbon economy, the partners said.

2016 60

US Navy demos recovery of CO2 and production of H2 from seawater, with conversion to liquid fuel; “Fuel from Seawater”

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The E-CEM was mounted onto a portable skid along with a reverse osmosis unit, power supply, pump, proprietary carbon dioxide recovery system, and hydrogen stripper to form a carbon capture system [dimensions of 63" x 36" x 60"].

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Nissan establishes Zero Emission Fund; CO2 offset credits for LEAF owners in Japan

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In fiscal 2012, forest conservation activities will be conducted in the following areas which have reservoirs supplying water to residents of Tokyo and Yokohama City, Kanagawa prefecture: Tabayama-mura, Kosuge-mura and Doushi-mura in Yamanashi prefecture. Flows for the Zero Emission Fund. Click to enlarge. Nissan Motor Co.,

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