UN: global e-waste surging; up 21% in 5 years

Green Car Congress

million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. of 2019’s e-waste was collected and recycled. of global greenhouse gas emissions. A record 53.6

2020 238

Raven SR & Hyzon Motors to build up to 100 waste-to-hydrogen hubs

Green Car Congress

a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, announced a joint venture to build up to 100 hydrogen hubs across the United States and globally. Raven can also easily process natural and renewable gases alone or combined with solid waste.

Waste 371
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

New ARPA-E program to award $40M to reduce fuel waste 10X from advanced nuclear reactors

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $40 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program that will limit the amount of waste produced from advanced nuclear reactors, protecting the land and air and increasing the deployment and use of nuclear power as a reliable source of clean energy. Proactively reducing the amount of waste from AR poses an innovative opportunity that will enable the future deployment of nuclear power.

Waste 264

New technology converts waste polyethylene to jet fuel in an hour

Green Car Congress

Washington State University researchers have developed an innovative way to convert waste polyethylene plastic to ingredients for jet fuel and other valuable products, making it easier and more cost-effective to reuse plastics.

Waste 356

New waste-to-hydrogen plant in Tokyo to convert wastewater sludge into H2 for vehicles and power generation

Green Car Congress

The waste-to-hydrogen facility, located at the Sunamachi Water Reclamation Center near Tokyo Bay, will process 1 ton of dried sewage sludge per day, to generate 40 to 50 kilograms of hydrogen per day, enough to fuel 10 passenger vehicles or 25 fuel-cell e-bikes.

Waste 329

SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

Green Car Congress

The plant will feature SGH2’s technology, which will gasify recycled mixed paper waste to produce green hydrogen that reduces carbon emissions by two to three times more than green hydrogen produced using electrolysis and renewable energy, and is five to seven times cheaper.

2020 364

DOE awards ~$34M to 11 projects to advance waste and algae bioenergy technology

Green Car Congress

Biomass feedstocks can be produced by municipal solid waste (MSW) streams and algae and converted into low-carbon fuels that can significantly contribute to the decarbonization of transportation sectors that face barriers to electrification, such as aviation and marine. The selected projects will: Research and develop waste for energy conversion ($20 million). Topic Area 1: Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste to Enable Production of Conversion-Ready Feedstocks.

Waste 174

Raven SR partners with Republic Services to produce commercial green hydrogen from waste in N California, starting summer 2022

Green Car Congress

to convert organic waste to produce green hydrogen at a site in Richmond, California. Raven SR’s first commercial systems will divert a blend of green waste and food waste from the landfill, thereby reducing methane emissions and will have a negative carbon intensity generating a California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit for fueling stations. Raven SR, a renewable fuels company, is collaborating with Republic Services Inc.

Waste 163

Waste-to-hydrogen producer Ways2H announces strategic investment by John Molina and Pacific6 Enterprises

Green Car Congress

the developer of a gasification-based process that converts waste into clean hydrogen fuel for mobility, microgrids and power generation ( earlier post ), closed an investment from Pacific6 Enterprises, led by founding partner John C. The patented thermochemical process produces clean hydrogen fuel from municipal solid waste, wastewater sludge, plastics and/or other waste materials, without incineration. Ways2H ?,

2020 253

Global Bioenergies reports first isobutene production from waste biomass

Green Car Congress

Global Bioenergies has produced “second-generation” isobutene, in a push to diversify accessible feedstock towards cheaper resources. As a first step in manufacturing bio-sourced isobutene, Global Bioenergies has been using first-generation feedstock such as wheat-derived glucose to set-up and to optimize its bio-isobutene process, which produces the gaseous hydrocarbon via fermentation. —Frédéric Pâques, Chief Operating Officer at Global Bioenergies.

2015 190

Ways2H partners with Ford, Bacon & Davis to build waste-to-H2 production facilities for clean fuel in US markets

Green Car Congress

a global producer of renewable hydrogen from the world’s worst waste streams, and Ford, Bacon & Davis, a leader in energy facility engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), are collaborating to design and to build waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California and other locations in the United States, to produce renewable hydrogen fuel for customers in the mobility and power generation sectors, and to offer alternative disposal options for waste processing and waste disposal companies.

2020 253

Baker Institute team says fossil fuel subsidies need global reform

Green Car Congress

There is evidence that fossil fuel subsidies are socially inequitable, that they encourage smuggling and waste, and distort economies in ways that undermine economic efficiency while harming the environment and the climate,” wrote Jim Krane, the Wallace S.

2020 329

Neste, Recycling Technologies and Unilever combine expertise to test and validate systems to recycle waste plastics chemically

Green Car Congress

A joint project involving these three companies has been awarded a £3.1-million grant (US$4 million) from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to develop chemical recycling by combining the expertise of these global leaders in their respective business areas to make hard-to-recycle plastic packaging recyclable.

2020 253

GM Partners With Li-Cycle For EV Battery Waste Recycling

InsideEVs

GM plans to divert more than 90 percent of its manufacturing waste from landfills and incineration globally by 2025

Waste 91

Nissan launches lightweight aluminum technology in Europe on new Qashqai; 2nd global model with parts from closed-loop recycling

Green Car Congress

The new Qashqai follows the new Rogue sold in North America as the second global model for Nissan to feature aluminum parts produced with the closed-loop recycling process. This closed-loop recycling system reduces waste and CO 2 emissions.

Parts 344

Jaguar Land Rover will use plastic waste in next-generation sustainable luxury interiors

Green Car Congress

Jaguar Land Rover is working with ECONYL nylon to develop high-quality interiors made from ocean and landfill waste. The ECONYL regenerated nylon, created by Aquafil—a global leader in the synthetic fibers industry.mdhas already been used by high-end fashion, sportswear and luxury watch brands to create handbags, backpacks, swimwear and watch straps. The nylon waste is reclaimed by Aquafil from all over the world.

Tesla Model S Plaid receives scathing review from Edmunds: ‘A waste of money’

Teslarati

Edmunds , which lists itself as the “global authority for unbiased, unvarnished automotive advice, news, reviews and deals for over 50 years,” opted to take the opposite stance on the vehicle.

Waste 102

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

Green Car Congress

The PowerBlocks thermoelectric materials are p-type tetrahedrites and n-type magnesium silicide (Mg 2 Si) which provide the average ZT of around 1—similar to that obtained by skutterudite (GM, Gentherm) and half-heusler (GMZ) materials used by the DOE Waste Heat 2 (WH2) projects, according to a recent US Department of Energy (DOE) technology assessment. It has long been our goal to be known as the ‘Intel Inside,’ or in our case, the ‘Alphabet Inside’ of waste heat recovery.

2015 214

6K raises $51M to accelerate advanced battery material development and global expansion of additive manufacturing powders

Green Car Congress

Funding will also enable a tripling of production capacity for 3D metal powders at its 6K Additive division, increase the portfolio of powder product offerings, and expand its commercial sales activities globally. 6K’s mission is to provide a solution for global decarbonization in the production of performance materials, critical to manufacturing and production infrastructure.

Sinopec Capital to invest in and partner with LanzaTech; direct production of chemicals from wastes and residues

Green Car Congress

Sinopec Capital, as the industrial investment arm of Sinopec Group—one of the world’s largest integrated energy and chemicals companies—announced an investment in LanzaTech with a focus on promoting direct production of chemicals from waste carbon. Petrochemicals account for around 12% of global oil demand—a share that is expected to increase.

Waste 163

EGEB: Up to 100 US waste-to-hydrogen hubs will power heavy-duty trucks

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Hyzon Motors and Raven will build up to 100 waste-to-hydrogen hubs across the US and globally. more… The post EGEB: Up to 100 US waste-to-hydrogen hubs will power heavy-duty trucks appeared first on Electrek.

Cyient to support global rollout of Decipher cloud platform for tailings and rehab monitoring

Green Car Congress

Cyient, a global engineering, manufacturing, and digital transformation and technology solutions company, signed an MoU with Decipher , a Perth-based company that provides a cloud monitoring and governance platform for tailing storage facilities.

2020 227

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

Green Car Congress

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. Moreover, there is potential for SiLeach to derive all its energy requirements from waste heat generated during the production of sulfuric acid, which would further reduce operating inputs. LFP and batteries from waste.

2018 241

Altalto waste-to-jet fuel plant advances in UK; BA, Shell, Velocys

Green Car Congress

The proposed plant would take more than 500,000 tonnes each year of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial solid waste destined for landfill or incineration such as meal packaging, diapers and takeaway coffee cups and convert it into more than 60 million liters (15.85

2019 207

BASF boosts support for sustainable road construction with global distribution rights for RheoFalt rejuvenator

Green Car Congress

If the old asphalt is not recycled, the result is large quantities of waste. BASF now has the worldwide distribution rights for RheoFalt smart additives to modify asphalt and bitumen manufactured by the Netherlands-based company Ventraco.

2020 329

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2019 183

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

Green Car Congress

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. The Opcon systems generate electricity from low-value waste heat in the vessel’s steam and cooling system. This is a milestone in our efforts to adapt our pioneering technology for production of electricity from waste heat for use in marine applications.

2012 250

Neste exploring ways to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

Green Car Congress

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by 2030. Neste has been ranked the world’s second most sustainable company and we are already the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues.

2018 174

Enerkem has raised C$152.6M, starts waste-to-biomethanol production

Green Car Congress

a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has raised C$152.6 This funding will be used for the product expansion of the Edmonton facility and the company’s global growth. With its proprietary thermochemical process, Enerkem converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely used chemical intermediates. The company is developing additional biorefineries in North America and globally, based on its modular manufacturing approach.

2015 197

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

Green Car Congress

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. BlackRock is a global leading investment management corporation, managing close to six trillion dollars in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. Canada-based Enerkem Inc.,

2018 183

BNEF: global investment in energy transition hit $500B in 2020; $139B on EVs and infrastructure

Green Car Congress

Global investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) tripled to $3 billion, and that in hydrogen was $1.5 A geographical split of BNEF’s energy transition investment data shows that Europe accounted for the biggest slice of global investment, at $166.2

2020 227

DHL to use biofuel to neutralize carbon emissions of all ‘less-than-container’ load shipments in ocean freight globally

Green Car Congress

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, says it will be neutralizing the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments from 1 January 2021. For us at DHL Global Forwarding, sustainable fuel solutions are the key lever to change the fuel mix and ultimately reduce carbon emissions in ocean freight. —Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.

2020 264

Blue Marble Biomaterials launches first zero-waste chemical biorefinery

Green Car Congress

A photobioreactor and algae perform the “water recycling”; the pelletized solid waste material will be used in the gasifier. has launched the first zero-waste chemical biorefinery in the US in Missoula, Montana. The facility will produce 72 tons of fine chemicals a year and only purified water and pellet fuel for wood-boilers as its waste. If we have fixed feedstock [such as the waste spent grain], we have price stability.

2011 284

Hyundai and Kia continuing to develop heat pump technology for EVs

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation provided new details on their enhanced heat pump system, deployed in Hyundai and Kia’s global electric vehicle (EV) line-up to maximize their all-electric driving range in low temperatures.

2020 297

Velocys partners with PQ for FT catalyst manufacturing; secures funding for UK waste-to-jet project

Green Car Congress

PQ is a leading global provider of specialty catalysts, services, materials and chemicals for the refinery, emissions control and petrochemical industries. UK waste-to-jet-fuel project. million) of funding has been secured to deliver the next development phase of the waste-to-sustainable jet fuel project that it is developing in the UK.

2018 150

Enerkem and AkzoNobel to explore development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe

Green Car Congress

a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe. In this new project partnership, Enerkem will license its technology to convert municipal and other waste feedstocks into chemicals. Enerkem Inc.,

2014 207

Waste Management and Renmatix to explore conversion of urban waste to low-cost cellulosic sugar via supercritical hydrolysis

Green Car Congress

Waste Management, Inc. and Renmatix, a manufacturer of biobased sugar intermediates for global chemical and fuel markets, have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) to explore the feasibility of converting post-consumer waste into affordable, sufficient-quality sugars for manufacturing biobased materials using Renmatix’ supercritical hydrolysis technology.

2012 232

Velocys receives FONSI from USDA for planned Mississippi biorefinery; wood waste to drop-in fuels

Green Car Congress

Velocys has engaged the global leading project finance bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), as the lender of record and as its financial advisor. The site will be home to a biorefinery that will use Velocys’ technology to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from the wood wastes of lumber operations and tree plantations.

2018 163

Neste, ReNew ELP and Licella to collaborate in utilization of waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and chemicals

Green Car Congress

Neste, the leading producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are collaborating in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics. The collaboration also involves Armstrong Energy, which, in a joint venture with Licella, is leading the financing of the Teesside facility and global deployment of the Cat-HTR technology.

2018 163

2021 Nissan Rogue company’s 1st global model built using closed-loop recycling system for aluminum parts

Green Car Congress

The 2021 Nissan Rogue is the company’s first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system for aluminum parts. It also promotes the use of materials that don’t rely on newly mined resources, as well as the reduction of waste from factories.

Parts 212

ADEME awarding €3.1M to Global Bioenergies and IBN-One plant project

Green Car Congress

Global Bioenergies will soon be receiving €2.6 million in the form of repayable advances, following last July’s achievement of a technical and financial milestone in the ISOPROD project funded by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), which involves Global Bioenergies, Cristal Union and L’Oréal around the IBN-One first plant project. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies. Global Bioenergies and Cristal Union created the joint venture IBN-One.

2019 199

Mitsubishi Heavy Completes First Unit of Latest Version of Waste Heat Recovery System for Marine Engines

Green Car Congress

MHI) has completed its first unit of the STG (Super Turbo Generating) System, a marine-use, high-efficiency, combined power generation system that utilizes waste heat and the exhaust gas from diesel engines. The STG System reduces the fuel cost of vessels by 10%, effectively recovers exhaust gas energy and ultimately contributes to efforts to prevent global warming, according to MHI. Tags: Engines Ports and Marine Waste Heat Recovery The MHI STG system. Click to enlarge.

Waste 183

LanzaTech produces 1,500 gallons of alcohol-to-jet fuel from waste gases for Virgin Atlantic

Green Car Congress

In a milestone for the low-carbon fuel project, LanzaTech has produced 1,500 gallons of jet fuel from waste industrial gases from steel mills via a fermentation process for Virgin Atlantic. Steel production produces waste carbon monoxide (CO) gas, which is frequently flared (burnt off) to the atmosphere as greenhouse gas CO2 (or sometimes used less efficiently for other purposes).

2016 200