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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.

Researchers show economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric

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At the recent 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, the US joined a dozen other countries in signing onto new agreements to curtail shipping emissions, and zero-emissions solutions for freight rail transport will be part of that commitment.

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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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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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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.

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.

ARPA-E awards $35M to 12 new projects to support medium-voltage devices for grid, industry and transportation

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The US Department of Energy announced $35 million in awards for 12 projects that find new ways to harness medium-voltage electricity for applications in industry, transportation, on the grid and beyond. Medium-voltage DC circuit breakers could enable significant improvements in the United States’ electrical system, transforming how electricity is delivered and managed across the entire power grid, as well as critical applications in industry, transportation, and resource production.

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AVZ signs binding SC6 offtake agreement with major Chinese lithium converter Yibin Tianyi, supplier to CATL

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Australia-based AVZ Minerals Limited has secured a strategic, long-term offtake partner agreement with Yibin Tianyi Lithium Industry Co., We are very pleased to conclude our discussions with Yibin Tianyi and to sign another binding offtake agreement for SC6 to a Chinese converter.

NREL releases comprehensive vision for deep decarbonization of transportation

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation. The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 28% of total carbon emissions.

MAN introduces electric armored money transporter based on MAN eTGE

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MAN handed over the world’s first electrically powered armored money transporter to the international security service provider Prosegur at the beginning of August.

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Wright testing 2 MW aviation-grade motor for transport-category zero-emissions aircraft

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The purpose of the motor is to convert the DC power from batteries or fuel cells into propulsive thrust that is compatible with industry standard ducted fan and propeller systems for commercial aircraft.

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H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

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The partners from industry and power generation will use this facility to research into future breakthrough technologies which are needed to meet global climate goals over the long-term. For the industry, transport, and energy sectors, CO 2 -free hydrogen is an important source of energy for sector coupling and can significantly contribute to achieving the climate goals. The goal is to achieve a record output efficiency of 80% in converting electricity into hydrogen.

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Startup licenses ORNL technology for converting organic waste to hydrogen

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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. This is also considerable in context of how much energy and effort is put into the food industry.

2019 242

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. The combustion of this fuel to provide propulsion and auxiliary power to ships causes the marine transport industry to produce between 2% and 3% of global carbon emissions.

2019 235

NSF launches $20M engineering research center aimed at converting natural gas into transportation fuels: CISTAR

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Typically, these light hydrocarbon gases are transported from well sites to large-scale refineries where they are turned into polypropylene and polyethylene (plastics), accruing costs and an environmental footprint along the way. The CISTAR approach could decrease the amount of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, while reducing chilled and pressurized trucking of light hydrocarbons and simplifying transportation of fuels to end users.

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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.

Three coming DOE funding opportunities for sustainable transportation technologies

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue three sustainable transportation technologies funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) in Spring 2021. These potential funding opportunities seek innovative research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) in the pursuit of technologies that will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the transportation sector, the highest source of emissions in the United States.

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

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C 2 -C 8 ) to transportations fuels including diesel and/or jet fuel. 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.

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

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Eni and BASF have signed a strategic agreement on a joint R&D initiative to reduce the CO 2 footprint of the transportation sector. 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.

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

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Even as electrified vehicles penetrate the short distance transportation market, high energy density transportation fuels remain essential to long distance transportation. Technological and economic barriers to industrial scale up remain, with microorganisms (e.g., Furthermore, CIJMs have been used in continuous processing of nanoprecipitation, nanomedicines, and nanoparticle production at industrially relevant scales and rates.

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First hydrogen supply chain demonstration project using MCH to transport H2 starts

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The Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD) has started the world’s first international demonstration operation to transport hydrogen using methylcyclohexane.

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Adamas: China rare earth consumption for catalytic converters down on weak passenger vehicle production

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Adamas Intelligence reports that according to the Association of China Rare Earth Industry (ACREI), China’s domestic manufacturers produced approximately 7.6 Vehicle exhaust gas catalysts comprising platinum-group metals are used in three-way catalytic converters of gasoline-powered vehicles to convert harmful pollutants in the vehicle’s exhaust stream into less harmful varieties.

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Nesscap completes US$1M convertible note financing

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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. Customers of the Company include transportation, power, and consumer markets. Ultracapacitor company Nesscap Energy Inc. The proceeds will be used for working capital.

DOE BETO to award $61.4M for low-carbon biofuels research to reduce transportation emissions

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BETO is focused on developing technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources (e.g., The activities funded through this new funding opportunity will mobilize public clean energy investment in the biofuels, chemical and agricultural industries, accelerate the deployment of bioenergy technologies, and support achieving economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050.

France’s IFPEN studying industrial potential of onshore sources of natural hydrogen

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IFPEN now is launching a new research project investigating the viability of industrial exploitation. IFPEN is a French public-sector research, innovation and training center active in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. not produced naturally as are fossil energies, but as the product of converting other resources. The H 2 used in industry is mainly produced by converting natural gas (CH 4 ), which has the downside of emitting CO 2.

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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.

Goa govt plans to convert buses & ferryboats to electric by 2025

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Goa govt plans to convert buses & ferryboats to electric by 2025. Apart from public transport, private vehicle owners will also be able to stop using their ICE vehicles and adopt electric vehicles.

Anellotech, IFPEN and Axens partner on bio-aromatics production from non-food biomass; targeting 2019 for industrial implementation

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These drop-in green versions of widely used basic petrochemicals are utilized as raw materials in the production of consumer goods such as plastic bottles, clothing, carpeting, automotive parts, as well as other everyday consumer and industrial products. The partners expect that the technology will be ready for industrial implementation in 2019. It has an international scope, covering the fields of energy, transport and the environment. Anellotech Inc.,

2015 170

SUTD team proposes low-temperature thermionic converter with graphene cathode; about 45% efficiency

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Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are proposing that it is possible to design an efficient graphene-cathode-based thermionic energy converter (TIC)—a device for converting heat to electricity leveraging the phenomenon of thermionic emission, or the release of electrons from a hot body—operating at around 900 K (626 °C) or lower, as compared with a conventional metal-based cathode TIC operating at about 1500 K (1227 °C).

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Ørsted and partners secure funding for H2RES project; offshore wind power to produce renewable hydrogen for road transport

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Hydrogen is widely used in heavy industry in Europe, but it is mainly produced by converting fossil fuels in a process which emits large amounts of greenhouse gases.

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Ensyn Technologies and Tolko Industries to Build Largest Commercial Fast Pyrolysis Plant

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a leading developer of fast pyrolysis technology, and Tolko Industries Ltd., Ensyn formed Envergent Technologies, a joint venture in 2008, with UOP a Honeywell company to deploy Ensyn’s RTP (Rapid Thermal Process) technology globally as well as to develop a complementary technology to convert pyrolysis oil into transportation fuels. Ensyn Technologies Inc.,

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ARPA-E awards $30M to 21 projects advance new class of high-performance power converters

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CIRCUITS project teams will accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters, based on wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. CIRCUITS projects will establish the building blocks of this class of power converter by advancing higher efficiency designs that exhibit enhanced reliability and superior total cost of ownership. A Universal Converter for DC, Single-phase AC, and Multi-phase AC Systems.

2017 163

EPA researcher calls for development of evaluation methodologies and tools to understand positive and negative impacts of algae industry

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Algae-derived biofuel will directly impact the generation of transportation fuels (biodiesel, ethanol, and petroleum), and as part of the future of renewable fuel it will also impact many environmental and economic resources. The rapid commercial expansion of the algae biofuels industry is an excellent example of sustainable product development with dramatic future potential for contributions to fuel supplies, yet many questions regarding algae production remain unanswered.

2012 191

MAN Diesel & Turbo to convert 3 more coastal container ships to LNG

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The Wes Amelie project was really a pioneering moment in the European container-feeder market and shows clearly that existing MAN engines can be converted to LNG operation with a tremendous effect on exhaust emissions and the environment. It promotes a global turn to ga’, driven by the IMO, and a common approach by the shipping industry and politics to invest in infrastructure development and retrofits.

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Air Products and FuelCell Energy to partner to market tri-generation stationary fuel cell power plants; industrial hydrogen users and vehicle refueling

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Target markets for these tri-generation stationary fuel cell power plants include industrial hydrogen users as well as vehicle fueling applications. Industrial users of hydrogen can utilize all three of the DFC revenue streams including hydrogen, electricity and heat. On-site or local production of hydrogen and electricity eliminates the delivery costs incurred by industrial companies while enhancing security and reliability of supply.

2012 210

Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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The Schaeffler Group, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, sees e-mobility, Industry 4.0 One example is a P2 high-voltage hybrid module with an integrated torque converter (iTC). The hybrid drive/torque converter combination is also extremely efficient, as the torque converter lock-up clutch closes immediately after launch creating a solid mechanical connection between the transmission, internal combustion engine and electric motor.

2017 174

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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Global Bioenergies signs a first contract with US industrial group for specific application of gaseous biohydrocarbon process

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In October, Global Bioenergies announced it had engineered an initial series of bacterial strains that can produce isobutene—a key chemical building block that can be converted into transportation fuels, polymers and various commodity chemicals—by transforming glucose in vivo. For example, isobutylene is used in the fuel industry (ETBE, isooctane) but also to manufacture organic glass, plastics and tires.

2010 170

Natural Resources Canada invests $800K in G4 Insights project to convert forestry waste to renewable natural gas

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for the development of technology to convert forestry waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines in Canada. The G4 RNG can be used in any unmodified natural gas equipment, appliance, vehicle, industrial process, or power generator. Natural Resources Canada is investing $800,000 in G4 Insights Inc.

2017 150

Researchers ID structure of key intermediate in enzyme converting methane to methanol; potential for synthetic fuels

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Exploiting this extreme oxidizing potential is of great interest for bioremediation and the development of synthetic approaches to methane-based alternative fuels and chemical industry feedstocks, the authors noted in their paper, published in the journal Nature. Now we know its molecular structure, and this will hopefully become a stepping stone for researching possible uses for methane in bioremediation, transportable biofuels, and chemical products.

2015 185

Siluria Technologies announces successful start-up of first demo plant directly converting natural gas to ethylene through OCM

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Siluria’s OCM technology is the first commercially viable process to directly convert natural gas to ethylene, a key building block for the global petrochemicals industry and a new basis from which to produce transportation fuels. The oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) converts methane into ethane and ethylene (C 2 hydrocarbons). Siluria has previously announced its partnership with The Linde Group to offer licenses to the ethylene industry worldwide.

2015 191

PowerCell unveils 3kW PowerPac fuel cell APU that converts diesel into electricity

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PowerCell, a Swedish energy technology company with roots in the Volvo Group, unveiled a functioning full-scale prototype of its PowerPac fuel cell system, which combines an autothermal reformer and a PEM fuel cell stack to convert diesel fuel into electricity. The PowerPac auxiliary power unit consists of three modules: The fuel autothermal reformer (ATR) module, which converts standard low sulfur diesel to a hydrogen-rich gas through a controlled catalytic process.

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