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.

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Waste gasification company Sierra Energy closes $33M Series A funding; FastOx

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Sierra Energy Corporation closed a $33-million Series A investment round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and joined by Cox Investment Holdings, Inc., The funding will help Sierra Energy further develop and commercialize its FastOx gasification technology, which converts virtually any waste into clean, renewable energy and fuels without burning. Waste is fed into the top of the gasifier vessel through an airlock. —Mike Hart, Sierra Energy’s CEO.

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Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana.

2019 119

Today’s @LATimes Lead Editorial Admits Editors “Don’t Know What The Best Alternative Might Be.” So Why Waste Valuable Ink & Space? Time To Hire Someone With A Ticket To Board The ClueTrain #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Alphabet Energy introduces PowerModules for modular thermoelectric waste heat recovery; partnership with Borla for heavy-duty trucks

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Alphabet Energy, founded in 2009 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, announced the availability of its thermoelectric generator PowerModule as a standalone product, available to meet the specific application needs of a range of industries, including transportation.

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UCR team demonstrates use of earth abundant elements in spin-mediated thermoelectric energy conversion for waste heat recovery

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Mechanical engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have successfully used inexpensive materials to produce thermoelectric devices that transform low-level waste heat into electricity. Materials Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

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ElectraTherm and Navy to demonstrate shipboard waste heat recovery

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ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, is working with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Creare, and the US Naval Academy (USNA) to demonstrate gas turbine waste heat recovery as part of a Small Business Innovation Research project. The demonstration will take place at the USNA in Annapolis, Maryland to prove the potential for waste heat recovery onboard ships. Ports and Marine Waste Heat Recovery

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NTNU researchers use reverse electrodialysis and waste heat for hydrogen production: Heat to H2

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A new approach developed by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) could alleviate that situation a bit by using waste heat from other industrial processes. An open-access paper on the process is published in journal Energies.

2019 85

Researchers developing free-piston linear generator for exhaust waste heat recovery

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Researchers in China have developed a novel free-piston linear generator (FPLG) to recover exhaust waste heat efficiently from a vehicle engine. reports that the energy conversion efficiency of the FPLG can reach up to 45.82% with an intake pressure of 2.6

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GTI quantifies opportunity to produce low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood wastes

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GTI has released a site-specific engineering design titled “ Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes ”. The RNG product with very low carbon intensity could be used for carbon emission reductions in the transportation, industrial, commercial, and residential energy sectors.

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Zero Waste Energy breaks ground on organic waste to CNG fuel facility

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Zero Waste Energy, LLC (ZWE) broke ground on an anaerobic digestion facility in South San Francisco, CA that will convert organic waste into compressed natural gas (CNG) and compost. The Blue Line Biogenic CNG facility will convert 11,200 TPY of food and green waste into 100,000+ diesel equivalent gallons of CNG fuel. and Zero Waste Energy, LLC.

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Lithium Australia produces LFP cathode material and Li-ion batteries from mine waste

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Lithium Australia NL reported that its wholly owned subsidiary VSPC Ltd has successfully produced Li-ion battery cathode material, and Li-ion batteries (LIBs), from tri-lithium phosphate produced directly from mine waste using the SiLeach process. LFP and batteries from waste.

2018 125

ARPA-E issues RFI on lower-grade waste heat recovery technologies; focus on solid-state systems

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has issued a request for information ( DE-FOA-0001607 ) on lower-grade waste heat recovery technologies. quadrillion BTU of energy was wasted mainly in the form of heat. Q of waste heat.

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SEAT to participate in new European project to generate biomethane from waste

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The aim is to achieve more efficient management by obtaining biomethane from an indigenous, abundant energy source. With the goal of boosting the circular economy, energy efficiency and emissions reduction, SEAT is currently working on the Life Methamorphosis project to obtain biomethane from previously selected waste and animal slurry from a farm in Lleida. The European Union is going to limit to 10% the amount of municipal waste that can be dumped in landfills by 2035.

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Penn State researchers develop thermally regenerative ammonia battery (TRAB) for efficient waste heat recovery

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Researchers at Penn State University have demonstrated the efficient conversion of low-grade thermal energy into electrical power using a thermally regenerative ammonia-based battery (TRAB). A paper on their work is published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science.

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Manchester team proposing graphene-based ballistic rectifier for waste heat recovery

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Researchers at the University of Manchester (UK) have developed a graphene-based nano-rectifier (“ballistic rectifier”) that can convert waste heat to electricity. The resulting technology can also be applied to harvesting wasted heat energy in power plants.

2016 90

Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

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Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Climate Control Fuel Winter Weather energy plug-in cars

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Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

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scientists and policymakers were excited about a new form of carbon-free energy--although not one that''s generally considered green today. In the 1950s, U.S. It was nuclear power. Multiple accidents and concerns over long-term disposal of radioactive fuel essentially killed nuclear-power development in the U.S., but some researchers believe it''s

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KIT team produces synthetic natural gas from waste wood; used in natural gas vehicles

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Chemical energy carriers have a high energy density and are particularly attractive for the mobility sector. Biogas facilities produce renewable gas mainly by fermenting biological waste.

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MIT/Stanford team refines TREC battery for harvesting low-grade waste heat

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In May, researchers at MIT and Stanford University reported the development of new battery technology for the conversion of low-temperature waste heat into electricity in cases where temperature differences are less than 100 ?Celsius. Batteries Waste Heat Recovery

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BMW provides an update on waste heat recovery projects; Turbosteamer and the Thermoelectric Generator

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Finding ways of recovering this lost heat energy has been one of the major goals being pursued by engineers working on BMW EfficientDynamics for the future. The primary element was a high-temperature circuit that employed a heat exchanger to recover energy from the engine exhaust gases.

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Fact of the week: Internal combustion cars still waste 70 to 88 percent of energy

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According to the latest Department of Energy "Fact of the Week," though, their efficiency ranges from a-little-better-than-before to still-abysmal. This week, the DOE noted that of all the energy splashed into a conventional car's gas tank, only 12 to 30 percent actually goes to move the car Conventional cars manage better fuel economy every year.

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Graforce plasma electrolysis for efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water; partnering with Audi

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Berlin-based Graforce Hydro GmbH, the developer of a plasma electrolyzer—the Plasmalyzer —is applying its technology for the highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water. Only purified water and oxygen remain as waste products.

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MIT/Stanford team develops battery technology for the conversion of low-grade waste heat to power; TREC

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Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed new battery technology for the conversion of low-temperature waste heat into electricity in cases where temperature differences are less than 100 degrees Celsius. This is a clever idea, and low-grade waste heat is everywhere.

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Free piston/ORC system for automotive waste heat recovery being tested at University of Brighton

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A prototype automotive waste heat recovery system has been fired up on a recently commissioned test rig at the University of Brighton. The organic Rankine cycle test rig uses a novel linear free piston expander from Libertine ( earlier post ) to overcome the technical and economic barriers to using Rankine cycle technology for automotive waste heat recovery. Weiss (2013a) “ Design And Optimization Of Free Piston Expander For Energy Harvesting ” IMECE2013-64798.

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SEAT reduces waste by 34% since 2010, expects to achieve 60% reduction by 2025

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Since 2010, SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, has improved its production-related environmental footprint by 34% on average with measures to emit less CO 2 and fewer volatile organic compounds, generate less waste and consume less water and energy. Over the next few months, the company will implement measures designed to reduce production waste by up to 60% in the next six years. less waste.

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First reference installation of Opcon Waste Heat Recovery technology for ships; potential for 5–10% fuel savings

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Opcon, in collaboration with Wallenius Marine, recently completed the first reference installation of its Waste Heat Recovery technology for ocean-going vessels in a project supported by the Swedish Energy Agency. Engines Fuel Efficiency Ports and Marine Waste Heat Recovery

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GM and Detroit Renewable Energy partner on project to convert municipal solid waste to process heat for assembly plant

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General Motors and Detroit Renewable Energy are partnering on a renewable energy project to turn solid municipal waste from Metro Detroit into process steam that will be used to heat and cool portions of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

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ORCnext project concludes waste heat recovery efficiency can be boosted by 20-25%

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The four-year projet ORCNext , aimed at developing knowledge and design tools for next generation of Organic Rankine Cycles (ORCs), has concluded that waste heat recovery efficiency can be increased by 20 to 25% through appropriate cycle selection, efficient expanders, appropriate control and less oversizing of the heat exchangers. The Rankine Cycle transfers waste heat to a working fluid at a constant pressure. Current ORCs on the market aimed at a too high a waste energy flow.

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Simulation study suggests ORC waste heat recovery system could deliver potential 7% improvement in fuel consumption in a PHEV on highway

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Simulations evaluated the amount of energy recovered by the ORC system, considering both urban and highway driving conditions. On the other hand, it is well known that in an internal combustion engine up to 35% of the energy developed by the fuel combustion is dissipated in the exhaust gases.

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Tesla Model S P85D Top Speed, Gigafactory Update, Nuclear Waste As Energy Source: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at the performance of the Tesla Model S P85D electric car, progress on Tesla''s battery-cell "Gigafactory" in Nevada, and how nuclear waste could potentially be used to generate electricity for all of those Tesla plug-in cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Is the Tesla Model S P85D the world''s fastest sedan? To find out

2015 82

Dearman-led consortium awarded $3.1M to develop waste-heat-recovery system using liquid air engine

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The Dearman project is to deliver a production-feasible waste-heat recovery system for urban commercial vehicles, which offers life-cycle CO 2 savings of up to 40%; fuel savings of 25%, with the potential of up to almost 50%; and potential payback in less than three years. Ambient or low grade waste heat is used as an energy source with the cryogen providing both the working fluid and heat sink. Engines Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

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Siemens introduces new Organic Rankine module for waste heat recovery

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Siemens recently introduced an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) module for industrial plants or power stations for the conversion of waste heat to electricity. The Siemens system can generate electricity from waste heat of only about 300 ?C.

2014 104

Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem raises C$280M, its largest financing round

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a leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has completed a C$280-million (US$223 million) investment round—its largest to date. The technology converts non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely-used chemicals.

2018 95

Velocys, Waste Management, NRG Energy and Ventech form JV for small-scale gas-to-liquids plants

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Velocys plc, a developer of smaller-scale microchannel gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, has entered a joint venture (JV) with Waste Management, NRG Energy (NRG), and Ventech Engineers International (Ventech) to develop gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants in the United States and other select geographies. Waste Management intends to supply renewable gas and, in certain cases, project sites.

2014 83

HeatReCar project demonstrates technical feasibility of thermoelectric generator for waste heat recovery; economic case more difficult

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A recently completed European project coordinated by Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF) demonstrated the technical feasibility of a Bi 2 Te 3 -based thermoelectric generator (TEG) for waste heat recovery for application to a diesel light-duty truck (LDT). Fuel Efficiency Waste Heat Recovery

2014 83

Manchester team greatly broadens thermal window of thermoelectric material using graphene; potential vehicle applications for waste heat recovery

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This increase in operating performance can enable future applications such as thermoelectric generators in vehicles for waste heat recovery and other sectors, the researchers suggested. Furthermore, they are limited in their ability to harvest electricity at high temperatures, such as from solar and industrial waste heat, due to their decomposition and volatilization at elevated temperatures. Graphene Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

2015 78

Alphabet Energy closes $23.5M Series C; thermoelectric waste-heat-to-power for oil & gas and automotive

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Alphabet Energy, a startup commercializing low-cost, efficient thermoelectric materials for power generation leveraging technology initially developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ( earlier post , earlier post ), has closed a $23.5-million Series C round of financing. Existing investors TPG, Claremont Creek Ventures and the California Clean Energy Angel Fund also participated.

2016 60

New simple, energy-efficient process for the direct production of renewable diesel from biomass waste

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A team at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) has designed a new simple, energy-efficient process (that also does not require any organic solvents) for the production of renewable diesel from biomass waste. 2011) Production of High-Quality Diesel from Biomass Waste Products.

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Eni and Hera Group partner on conversion of used vegetable oil to renewable diesel for waste collection vehicles

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In Italy, Eni and Hera signed a partnership agreement with the aim of converting used vegetable oil into renewable diesel for Hera’s waste collection vehicles. The agreement revolves around household waste vegetable oil, such as that used for frying, collected by Hera in around 400 roadside containers and about 120 collection centres. Enidiesel+ will power Hera’s urban waste collection vehicles.

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GMZ Energy announces new, high-power thermoelectric module: TG16-1.0

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GMZ Energy, a developer of high temperature thermoelectric generation (TEG) solutions, has introduced the TG16-1.0 , a new thermoelectric module capable of producing twice the power of the company’s first product, the TG8-1.0. Click to enlarge.

2014 125

@MayorOfLA Is Ready! Garcetti Comes Out Gunning For Gas – Scattergood, Haynes & Harbor Power Plants To Stop Shoving Pollution Down Citizens Throats, Calls For Shutdown Of Aliso Canyon. #MerchantsOfDoubt In Fossil Fuel Industry Argue For More Climate Destruction

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Enerkem launches full-scale waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility

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officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. This biorefinery is a collaboration between Enerkem, the City of Edmonton and Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions. Enerkem Inc.

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