Three-part catalyst study advances conversion of CO2 to ethanol

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The efficient conversion of carbon dioxide, a major air pollutant, into ethanol or higher alcohols is a big challenge in heterogeneous catalysis, generating great interest in both basic scientific research and commercial applications.

UCLA team proposes non-photosynthetic biological conversion of CO2

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Most of us naturally associate biological CO 2 conversion with photosynthesis in plants and algae. Furthermore, the maximum efficiency of solar energy conversion by photosynthesis is 5%, while typical solar panel efficiency reaches 20%.

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MIT researchers boost efficiency of carbon capture and conversion systems

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Researchers at MIT have developed a method that could significantly boost the performance of carbon capture and conversion systems that use catalytic surfaces to enhance the rates of carbon-sequestering electrochemical reactions. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Solar fuels

Successful demonstration of FlexMethanol conversion of wind power to methanol

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In Germany, BSE Engineering and the Institute for Renewable Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) have demonstrated the conversion of wind power into renewable methanol. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background Methanol Power-to-Liquids

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ULEMCo to deliver 20 hydrogen-fueled vehicles for Glasgow; largest hydrogen dual fuel conversion to date

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ULEMCo has found a market for its hydrogen dual fuel conversions in heavy duty back-to-base utility vehicles, where the practicality and cleaner performance are readily apparent. This is the first set of conversions for gritter lorries and is the company’s largest volume order to date.

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Hydrostatic tractor conversion

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Hydrostatic tractor conversion. New project! I have been asked to convert a farm tractor to electric. The tractor is a Russell 3-D tool carrier with hydrostatic drive. It is a 1970's 'improvement' on the David Brown 2-D which is similar to the Allis Chalmers G type tractor.

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

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The conversion normally requires significant amounts of energy in the form of high heat—a temperature of at least 700 ?C, Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels

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Hero Splendor EV Conversion Kit launched at Rs 35k by GoGoA1

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Hero Splendor EV Conversion Kit launched at Rs 35k by GoGoA1. This EV conversion kit is approved by the RTO. GoGoA1 a Thane based electric vehicles startup has launched the Hero Splendor EV conversion kit.

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

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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. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Electrofuels EmissionsThey optimized already available copper catalysts to improve their selectivity and long-term stability.

Brown team develops new catalyst for highly efficient conversion of CO2 into C2+ products

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This work shows that efficient conversion of CO 2 to C 2+ products requires a Cu catalyst with a high density of defect sites that promote adsorption of carbon intermediates and C–C coupling reactions while minimizing roughness. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Fuels

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Tax credit for conversions

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Any chance anyone knows whether there is any kind of tax benefit you can get from an EV conversion? Hi all, new member here and trying to figure out my budget. Thanks! New Member Introductions

Electric Car Conversion Kits

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Wondering where the best places are to get electric car conversion kits? Here are a few of my favorites

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Researchers develop titanium and copper heterostructured photocatalyst for conversion of CO2 into CH4

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Scientists at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, have developed a novel heterostructured photocatalyst using titanium and copper, two abundant and relatively inexpensive metals, for the conversion of CO 2 into CH 4. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels

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Looking to do a Ev Conversion on my Mazda B2200

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Looking to do a Ev Conversion on my Mazda B2200. All EV Conversions and BuildsI have an extra b2200 laying around and looking into potentially converting it into electric. After seeing this video on youtube. I've decided I want to take this idea and run with it.

1996 chevy s-10 conversion (part 2)

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1996 chevy s-10 conversion (part 2). All EV Conversions and BuildsAfter a long summer break, it is time to get back to my project. I feel like the old build thread had a lot of pre-amble before I even got to any building, so I am going to start a fresh topic. For anyone who has not been following along, I thought I would summarize the progress to date. Jan 2020: Bought my donor vehicle, a 1996 chevy S-10. Feb 2020: Bought a Tesla/Mercedes battery pack.

90 CRX Si - RWD EV Conversion

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90 CRX Si - RWD EV Conversion. All EV Conversions and BuildsThis project started just over a year ago and has been slow going but bit by bit I am making progress. I am going to slowly post all the work on it and catch anybody interested up. This was the car as I bought it. Wasn't running but for what I had planned. I got a steal for sub 1k. Oddly before pulling anything apart I fixed the motor first. Needed a new.

Phillips 66 progressing its conversion of California refinery to renewable fuels

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In April, the company completed the diesel hydrotreater conversion, which will ramp up to 8,000 bbl/d (120 million gallons per year) of renewable diesel production by the third quarter of 2021. Subject to permitting and approvals, full conversion of the refinery is expected in early 2024.

Conversion of Volkswagen Emden plant for EV production underway

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Volkswagen has begun conversion of its Emden, Germany plant to support the production of Evs; the first electric cars are to roll off the production line there from 2022.

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BMW i Ventures invests in Prometheus Fuels; CO2 air-capture and conversion to carbon-neutral gasoline

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The conversion of CO 2 to fuels in these inexpensive water-based systems has shown high faradic efficiencies for reduction of CO 2. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Fuels Vehicle ManufacturersBMW i Ventures has invested in Prometheus Fuels ( earlier post ), a company removing CO 2 from the air and turning it into zero-net carbon gasoline that it will sell at gas stations, at a price that competes with fossil fuels, starting as early as this year.

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Toshiba develops new magnetic material that delivers improved motor energy conversion efficiency

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Toshiba’s new material greatly boosts motor energy conversion efficiency when it is used as the wedges in a motor, particularly in a medium to large induction motor.

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Voltabox to supply battery systems to e-troFit for conversion of diesel buses to electric

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Voltabox AG secured a long-term framework contract with e-troFit GmbH as the preferred supplier of high-performance battery systems for e-troFit’s conversion solutions for diesel buses. Batteries Bus Conversions Diesel Electric (Battery

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Electric-powered Classic Mini Conversion that is Light & Kind to the Wallet & Environment launched in UK

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The post Electric-powered Classic Mini Conversion that is Light & Kind to the Wallet & Environment launched in UK appeared first on EV Obsession.

Evonik and Siemens Energy commission pilot plant for conversion of CO2 to chemicals

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Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Market BackgroundEvonik and Siemens Energy commissioned a pilot plant—sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)—that uses carbon dioxide and water to produce chemicals.

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NSF awards $2M to Rice U collaboration to explore direct conversion of CO2 into fuels

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We intend to build an electrochemical modular system as a platform for a continuous conversion process of simulated flue gas to pure liquid fuels. Experiments and simulations will be integrated in each of the project’s components, creating what Wang calls “a systematic feedback loop to accelerate design and understanding of carbon dioxide capture and conversion systems tailored for small-scale distributed chemical manufacturing.”.

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Lufthansa, ETH Zürich, Climeworks & Synhelion to cooperate on Sustainable Aviation Fuels; CO2 capture & solar thermochemical conversion

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Aviation Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Solar Solar fuels

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Eccentric electric: Citroën DS EV conversion translates a French icon

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The Citroën DS is an icon of French automotive design that has now gone electric, thanks to United Kingdom-based Electrogenic, which specializes in electric conversions of classic cars.

Maersk selects Wärtsilä HY Module hybrid solution for AHTS vessel conversion

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The hybrid power conversion will be carried out on the Maersk Minder , a deep-water anchor-handling tug-supply (AHTS) vessel during the early part of 2022. This is believed to be the world’s first AHTS hybrid battery conversion.

ReactWell licenses ORNL catalyst for direct conversion of CO2 to ethanol

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ReactWell , LLC, has licensed a novel waste-to-fuel technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to improve energy conversion methods for cleaner, more efficient oil and gas, chemical and bioenergy production. ReactWell will bring ORNL’s electrochemical process, which converts carbon dioxide directly into ethanol ( earlier post ), into the company’s existing conversion solution known as the ReactWell process.

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Stanford team develops efficient electrochemical cells for CO2 conversion

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1 ), low cell voltages, and high single-pass CO conversion, leading directly to concentrated product streams. Our results suggest that CO GDE electrolysis is viable for C 2+ synthesis and highlight a substantial advantage of CO over CO 2 GDE electrolysis, where high rates have required low single-pass conversions. Prior to this work, the combination of a high electrolysis rate, high CO conversion, and concentrated product streams had not been achieved.

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New ORNL novel composite catalyst for cost-effective ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion

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There are two challenges that hinder current conversion techniques from wider adoption: low olefin yield and high production costs. Also, recent approaches to conversion require additional hydrogen, another cost burden.

Novozymes launches Fiberex platform for conversion of corn fiber to ethanol

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As part of the platform announcement, Novozymes launched the first Fiberex products: Fiberex R1, a technology specifically designed to provide maximum ethanol in separate fiber-to-ethanol processes; and Fiberex F1, a cellulase enzyme designed to provide fiber conversion for in-process technologies.

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Classic Range Rover get Lunaz electric conversion

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Classic Range Rover get Lunaz electric conversion

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French company makes EV conversions easy for old clunkers

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Off-the-shelf EV conversions aren't just for classic cars like Prince Harry's Jaguar anymore. French startup Transition One plans to make it easy to convert a wide variety of average old cars in the country to electric power by building a standard conversion kit. conversionsThe company says the kit will fit several top-selling models in Europe, including the.

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Compact Mazda 626 Conversion

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I am looking at converting my 95 Mazda 626, but I’m finding that most conversions end up being very bulky. I was wondering if it is at all possible to

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Electric Narrowboat Conversion

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Which electric motor would be most suited for a canal narrowboat of approx 50ft long? And what sort of size would I need? Would an old forklift motor

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First conversion of a slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on ethane as a fuel

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ABS has confirmed the successful conversion of a slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on ethane as a fuel. Navigator Gas, in partnership with Charterer Borealis, engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions, cargo system and fuel gas supply system supplier TGE and ABS, completed the successful conversion of the Navigator Aurora ’s main engine from LNG fueling to ethane fueling, while berthed alongside at Frederikshavn in Denmark. Conversions Fuels Ports and Marine

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Rice, C-Crete team optimizes conversion of tire waste into graphene for stronger concrete

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The lab calculated electricity used in the conversion process would cost about $100 per ton of starting carbon.

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

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Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) FuelsThe Keeling Curve Prize (KCP) has selected 10 winners for 2019, among them Opus 12 (Berkeley, California) which is developing a device that recycles CO? into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. Earlier post.). The Opus 12 process—based on the electrochemical reduction of CO 2 —combines CO?, water and electricity to produce higher-energy carbon-based products and a co-product of pure oxygen.

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Tata Ace Gold - Electric Truck Conversion

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By Atul Gopal ​We had an opportunity to visit Nothway Motorsports to check out their new electric truck conversion kit. Commercial Vehicles Conversion Kits

Universal Hydrogen signs LOIs with 3 carriers for hydrogen-powered aircraft

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Universal Hydrogen ( earlier post ) has signed LOIs with Icelandair Group (Iceland), Air Nostrum (Spain), and Ravn Air (Alaska) for aftermarket conversion of aircraft to hydrogen propulsion and for the supply of green hydrogen fuel using Universal Hydrogen’s modular capsules.

A DIY E-bike Conversion on the Cheap

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Purpose-built electric bikes and e-bike conversions using hub-motors are now commonplace. That got me thinking, how hard would it be, and how much would it cost, to do a simple conversion now? In 2009, I wrote in these pages about my efforts to.

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Electric Greyhound Conversion Motor

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I have an opportunity to buy a used electric motor from a mining operation. it is a 300-hp 460-V RMP-1800 phase 3. From this info, can I use this on

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A Canadian wanting to learn about car conversions

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I'm a retired vintage car restorer and have one last car I want to convert to electric. A 1949 Riley Roadster. I'm looking to give it nice power with at least a 250 Km range. Any help, thoughts or prayers would be welcomed. Jorgen. New Member Introductions