Rock Tech Lithium to build Europe’s first lithium converter in Germany

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The converter is scheduled to start operations in 2024. Location at the industrial site Guben South (CNW Group/Rock Tech Lithium Inc.). Locally sourced renewable energy is to be used for production.

Indonesia converted 10 motorcycles to electric under pilot project

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Indonesia converted 10 motorcycles to electric under pilot project . Indonesia has launched a pilot project to convert combustion engine motorcycles into electric vehicles as part of its national drive to make the transportation more eco-friendly said the energy ministry.

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Scottish Enterprise project converting train to hydrogen power

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Scottish Enterprise, Transport Scotland and the Hydrogen Accelerator, based at the University of St Andrews, have appointed Arcola Energy and a consortium of industry leaders in hydrogen fuel cell integration, rail engineering and functional safety to deliver Scotland’s first hydrogen powered train.

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Wärtsilä and Eidesvik Offshore to partner on converting ship to ammonia-fueled engine

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The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian ship owner Eidesvik Offshore ASA have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at converting an offshore supply vessel (OSV) to operate with an ammonia-fueled combustion engine with required fuel supply and safety system. Both Wärtsilä and Eidesvik have stated their commitment to supporting the industry’s efforts to decarbonize its operations.

PNNL team develops new low-cost method to convert captured CO2 to methane

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new method to convert captured CO 2 into methane, the primary component of natural gas. Earlier this year, PNNL researchers revealed that using EEMPA in power plants could slash the price of carbon capture to 19% lower than standard industry costs—the lowest documented price of carbon capture. Different methods for converting CO 2 into methane have long been known.

Researchers convert spent asphalt to mesoporous carbon anode material for Li/Na/K-ion batteries

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Asphalt is also used for roofs, coatings, floor tilings, soundproofing, waterproofing, and other building-construction elements and in a number of industrial products, such as batteries.

EU project HyFlexFuel converted sewage sludge and other biomasses into kerosene by hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL); SAF

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Thanks to the expertise of several project partners, HyFlexFuel proved that HTL biocrudes can be successfully upgraded to drop-in fuels in an industrially-relevant environment, achieving hundreds of hours of continuous operations.

Transform Materials plasma process converts abundant natural gas into high-value hydrogen and acetylene

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Transform Materials has developed a novel and sustainable microwave plasma reactor process to convert natural gas into high-value hydrogen and acetylene, thereby opening up a new pathway for green chemical manufacturing.

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AW-Energy entering green hydrogen market with wave energy device

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AW-Energy Oy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing a combined WaveRoller and HydrogenHub process for the production of green hydrogen. In AW-Energy’s concept, wave energy complements solar power production to enable large-scale green hydrogen.

New MOF material captures and converts NO2

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The NO 2 can then be easily converted into nitric acid, a multi-billion dollar industry with uses including agricultural fertilizer for crops; rocket propellant and nylon. The highly efficient mechanism in this new MOF was characterized by researchers using neutron scattering and synchrotron X-ray diffraction at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Berkeley National Laboratory, respectively.

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BASF and RWE proposing 2GW offshore wind farm for green electricity and hydrogen for chemical industry

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Another output of this process is high-purity solid carbon, a valuable raw material that can replace carbon in various industrial sectors, such as the steel industry. It shows very clearly how climate protection and competitiveness can be harmonized in the chemical industry.

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Startup licenses ORNL technology for converting organic waste to hydrogen

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Electro-Active Technologies has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. There are usually thousands of microbes that are required to convert a complex organic mixture from biomass into electrons.

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Jemena and Coregas partner on green hydrogen for New South Wales transport industry

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Australian energy infrastructure company Jemena and gas supply company Coregas are partnering to advance the use of green hydrogen for the transport industry in New South Wales. This is the first time the New South Wales transport industry will have access to green hydrogen.

Port of Corpus Christi, Howard announce to convert Javelina refinery services facility to blue hydrogen production

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The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (Port of Corpus Christi) and Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC (Howard/HEP) have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating their intention to convert Howard’s Javelina refinery services facility into the region’s first blue hydrogen production facility. This hydrogen is currently sold back to refineries and other industries where it is used to remove impurities such as sulfur during the refining process.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction partners with RevoTech on production of hydrogen from waste plastic

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Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has embarked on the development of technology for producing hydrogen using waste plastic and vinyl. Doosan Heavy, which has been focused on building up its eco-friendly energy business, is widening its reach to include the hydrogen business.

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Chart Industries invests $25M for 5% stake in Transform Materials; strategic commercial hydrogen MOU

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Chart Industries Inc., a leading global manufacturer of liquefaction and cryogenic equipment serving multiple applications in the clean energy and industrial gas end markets, including hydrogen, has invested $25 million in Transform Materials for 5% of its equity.

Gevo awarded patent for process to upgrade or convert ethanol and bio-based alcohols to drop-in hydrocarbon fuels

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These fuels, when coupled with Gevo’s integrated-systems approach that includes regenerative agriculture and non-fossil-based renewable energy, could produce net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the lifecycle of the product. The combination of using decarbonized, plant-based alcohols, with our proprietary innovations to processing techniques known in the chemical industry can be a very powerful approach to dial-in the desired renewable hydrocarbon fuel product mix.

PBF considering $550M investment to convert idled refinery unit to renewable diesel production

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The refinery’s parent company, PBF Energy, would make a $550-million capital investment to retrofit a hydrocracker unit—out of operation since 2010—with new technology to accommodate renewable diesel production. PBF Energy and its potential partners are considering Chalmette Refining along with other facilities for the renewable diesel project, and it expects to make a final investment decision after local taxing bodies in St.

NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor

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A new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid produced for its use as a precursor to nylon, plasticizers, lubricants, polyesters, and other popular products and chemicals. Muconic acid can then be separated from the biological culture and catalytically converted into adipic acid.

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Roskill sees recovery in lithium industry, buoyed by demand from rechargeable battery applications

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Despite the trend toward transportation electrification, the lithium industry has had a rough few years. However, Roskill believes that the closure of Altura Mining, the latest casualty of the period of falling lithium prices, may represent a turning point for the lithium industry.

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C2CNT process converts flue gas from natural gas power plant into carbon nanotubes

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On 26 July, the first flue gas from the natural gas power plant, the Shepard Energy Center in Calgary, Canada, was directly transformed by the C2CNT process ( earlier post ) into carbon nanotubes. The generated pure oxygen product, while less valuable than the carbon nanotubes is useful in a variety of industrial processes including oxyfuel combustion and glass production.

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Eni and BASF launch R&D initiative to convert bio-diesel byproduct to bio-propanol; drop-in component for gasoline

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The cooperation aims to develop a new technology to produce advanced bio-propanol from glycerin, a side stream of the production of industrial biodiesel (FAME, fatty acid methyl ester), that Eni will purchase from European producers. More than half of the world’s glycerin production originates as a by-product of the biodiesel industry: every ton of biodiesel produces approximately 10% glycerin.

Tesla Model Y converted into green hydrogen car to show “Hyper Hybrid” innovations

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Especially in industry and transportation, we will continue to need chemical energy sources in the future. Not all industrial processes can be completely decarbonized. “The urgency of climate protection requires a rapid and comprehensive entry into renewable energy.

Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries team up to build ships powered by solid oxide fuel cells running on natural gas

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Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a part of Samsung Group, today are collaborating to design and develop ships powered by Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell technology. Bloom Energy is the world’s leading provider of stationary fuel cells and SHI is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding companies. It is a meaningful GHG emissions reduction measure to apply Bloom Energy’s fuel cell system to SHI’s new Aframax design.

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University of Utah engineers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrude

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The new kind of jet mixer extracts lipids from algae with much less energy than the older extraction method, a key discovery that now puts this form of energy closer to becoming a viable, cost-effective alternative fuel. Even as electrified vehicles penetrate the short distance transportation market, high energy density transportation fuels remain essential to long distance transportation. However, scalable high energy density alternatives to fossil fuels remain challenging.

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DOE awarding $3.0M cost-share contract to FuelCell Energy for solid oxide electrolyzer; converting excess electricity to H2

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FuelCell Energy, Inc. is developing a solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) system to convert excess electricity during periods of low power demand into hydrogen efficiently. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting this development with a $3.0 The market for energy storage is significant for high efficiency and flexible long duration storage that is affordable for rate payers.

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1st development phase of Autostack Industrie project for commercialization of fuel cell stacks complete

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In 2017, Germany launched a consortium of leading industrial companies to investigate high-volume production of automotive fuel cell stacks. Compared to the battery electric vehicle, in total there are many more components on board, as the ‘charging pole’ is, for all intents and purposes, integrated into the vehicle, because the electrical energy is being generated during the journey as required.

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Researchers devise photochemical process to convert bio-acetone to green jet fuel additive

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Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), with colleagues at Yale University, have developed a photochemical process to convert acetone derived from plants (bio-acetone) into a mixture of polycyclic alkanes, the high energy density of which is appropriate for high-perfomance aviation applications. A paper on the work appears in the RSC journal Sustainable Energy Fuels.

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Study finds copper catalysts work better at converting CO2 to renewable fuel when they gain and lose oxygen atoms

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Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Caltech have found that copper that was once bound with oxygen is better at converting carbon dioxide into renewable fuels than copper that was never bound to oxygen. JCAP is a DOE Energy Innovation Hub.

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Renewable Energy Group collaborates with Iowa State University on hydrotreater pilot plant for renewable diesel

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Biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group joined Iowa State University (ISU) at the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) to mark the start of a new hydrotreater pilot plant. REG converts waste and byproduct fats and oils into biodiesel and renewable diesel. Renewable diesel is produced through a catalytic process utilizing heat, pressure and hydrogen—hydrotreating—to convert feedstocks into a hydrocarbon fuel that is chemically similar to traditional diesel.

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Ideal Power Converters and NREL demonstrate vehicle-to-grid capabilities

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Ideal Power Converters (IPC) announced that the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable. Energy Laboratory (NREL) has successfully demonstrated vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities using IPC’s bi-directional Battery Converter. IPC’s Battery Converter will provide bi-directional power between the EV. The Battery Converter product will be cost-effective with conventional EV fast chargers and offer higher charging efficiency (96.5%

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PNNL team develops catalyst to convert ethanol into C5+ ketones as building blocks for high-value chemicals and fuels

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ZrO 2 catalyst that converts ethanol into C 5+ ketones that can serve as building blocks for everything from solvents to jet fuel. It then rapidly converts to products containing more than 70% C 5+ ketones. The catalyst can be used to make 2-pentanone and/or 2-heptanone, which are used in solvents for the electronics industry and are usually derived from petroleum. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a novel Pd?promoted promoted ZnO?ZrO

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Rice team demonstrates more efficient photocatalyst for converting ammonia to hydrogen

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Rice University nanoscientists have demonstrated a new catalyst that can convert ammonia into hydrogen fuel at ambient pressure using only light energy, mainly due to a plasmonic effect that makes the catalyst more efficient. Tests showed the catalyst benefited from a light-induced electronic process that significantly lowered the activation barrier, or minimum energy needed, for the ruthenium to break apart ammonia molecules.

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California Energy Commission to showcase two converted electric heavy-duty trucks for LA ports

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The California Energy Commission and industry partners will unveil two heavy-duty electric-powered vehicles at the 3 rd Annual PortTechEXPO in San Pedro on 6 September. Designed to provide cleaner transportation at Southern California’s ports, these electric trucks—a Navistar International Pro-Star on-road tractor and a Kalmar Ottawa off-road tractor—have been converted from diesel fuel to run on electric battery power.

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Chinese team uses light to convert fatty acids into alkanes with up to 95% yield; photocatalytic decarboxylation

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WANG Feng at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported that photocatalytic decarboxylation is an efficient alternate pathway for converting biomass-derived fatty acids into alkanes under mild conditions of ambient temperature and pressure.

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Nesscap completes US$1M convertible note financing

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Ultracapacitor company Nesscap Energy Inc. has completed a non-brokered private placement of a US $1,000,000 Convertible Note with I2BF Energy. Nesscap products range from 3 farads to 6,200 farads with industry-recognized alternative organic electrolytes. The proceeds will be used for working capital. The offering constituted the second tranche of the bridge financing previously announced on 8 April 2014.

Louisiana Governor and Air Products announce US$4.5B blue hydrogen clean energy complex in Eastern Louisiana

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Air Products Chairman, President, and CEO Seifi Ghasemi announced a $4.5-billion clean energy complex to be built in Louisiana that will make the state a leader in the US clean energy transition.

EERC working with Fuel Cell Energy on $3.5M ARPA-E project for electrochemical cell to convert natural gas to methanol

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The University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is working with FuelCell Energy, Inc., an integrated stationary fuel cell manufacturer, to develop a durable, low-cost, and high-performance electrochemical cell to convert natural gas and other methane-rich gas into methanol, a major chemical commodity with worldwide applications in the production of liquid fuels, solvents, resins, and polymers.

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How Will EV Charging Powered by Renewable Energy Create a Greener World

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This is the second post of our renewable energy and EV charging series. Sources of clean and renewable energy are increasingly being integrated by utilities around the world. What is Renewable Energy? Solar and wind are the easiest to locate, scale, and convert to energy.

Maritime industry players join forces to realize the decarbonization potential of solid oxide fuel cells

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Alfa Laval, DTU Energy, Haldor Topsoe, Svitzer and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping are entering into a joint project to accelerate the development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology. Funded by a grant from Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the partners will pursue a high-efficiency solution with the scalability to support marine industry decarbonization.

ETH Zürich, Total team develops new catalyst to convert CO2 and H2 directly to methanol efficiently

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Scientists at ETH Zürich and oil and gas company Total have developed a new catalyst that efficiently converts CO 2 and hydrogen directly into methanol. The global economy still relies on the fossil carbon sources of petroleum, natural gas and coal, not just to produce fuel, but also as a raw material used by the chemical industry to manufacture plastics and countless other chemical compounds.

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McPhy Energy premieres first industrial system coupling electrolysis and solid state hydrogen storage

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McPhy Energy, a France-based developer and manufacturer of solid state hydrogen storage, presented the first system coupling an industrial-scale hydrogen generator with a 100 kg solid state hydrogen storage unit. While such systems enable the supply of onsite hydrogen for industry, they also enable approaches such as “power-to-gas” and hydrogen mobility, the company said. The system inaugurates the first commercial product line for onsite industrial hydrogen users worldwide.

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corporation unveil Nikola TRE battery-electric truck for European markets

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola unveiled the maquette of the Nikola TRE battery-electric truck, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial and Nikola, which involves the commercial vehicle brand and the powertrain specialist.

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