HS Orka and Hydrogen Ventures partner on green hydrogen and methanol project in Iceland

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Icelandic power generator HS Orka and Hydrogen Ventures Limited (H2V) will partner to develop a production plant for green methanol using green hydrogen to power the marine sector, as well as domestic and commercial vehicles such as cars, vans and lorries.

Iceland Now Has A Ring Of Tesla Superchargers Around The Island

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Iceland's Ring Road that goes all the way around the island's coast is now fully Supercharged

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L.A. Times Takes A Bath In Dirty Water With Icelandic Bottled H20 Scam

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I’ve been seeing the b t full page ads for Icelandic Glacial water in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times for months now and every time I do they p**s me off. . If you know the Creative Greenius you know that I am easily pissed off by the charlatans, greenwashers and pompous posers who prey upon the ill-informed and gullible and that’s exactly what Icelandic Glacial water is and does. Icelandic Water’s ads say it’s the “Source of An Epic Life.”

Geothermics reports on first magma-enhanced geothermal system; Krafla in Iceland

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In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla (a caldera in northeast Iceland) as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2,100 meters (6,890 feet) depth, with a temperature of 900-1000 °C. The borehole, IDDP-1, was the first in a series of wells being drilled by the IDDP in Iceland in the search for high-temperature geothermal resources.

China’s CNOOC to participate in application for offshore exploration in Iceland’s Arctic Continental Shelf

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China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the largest offshore oil and gas producer in China, will participate in the application of Iceland-based Eykon Energy as an operator and potential licensee in the second licensing round of the Dreki Area. The northern Dreki Area—which lies just north of the Arctic Circle—is the northern- and eastern-most part of the Icelandic Continental Shelf.

Postcard From Iceland (1 of 2)

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Iceland is beautiful. I came as a guest for Driving Sustainability , Iceland’s conference for the future of cars. After the two day conference, we stayed on to film for “Revenge,&# because Iceland’s electricity is 100% renewable — the perfect place for EVs. Thanks to its wise investment in geothermal plants, Iceland’s energy is clean and practically free. Can Iceland use its clean energy to replace gasoline driving?

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Renewable-methanol fueled Geely cars in fleet testing in Iceland; 70% reduction in WTW CO2 compared to gasoline

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For the last 18 months, a fleet of 6 methanol-fueled versions of the Geely Emgrand 7 cars have been in Iceland. Geely is a shareholder ($45.5-million investment in 2015) in Carbon Recycling International ( CRI ), an Icelandic company which produces renewable methanol using recycled CO 2 emissions sourced from a local thermal power plant and hydrogen made by splitting water with electrolysis (Power-to-Methanol).

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Icelandic Startup Proposes Batteries Built Into A Vehicle’s Structure

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The company, called Nanom, created an electric boat with 500 kWh capacity by using ‘structural battery carbon fiber’ in its shell

Reva to bring new electric car to Iceland

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Reva, the Indian electric car company best known for the G-Whiz in England, has signed a deal to bring their new product to Iceland with sales beginning within a year. Electricity is a more renewable resource than ice in Iceland. In the past years, teams from all the big car manufacturing companies visited us and said they intended to market fuel cell-powered hydrogen cars shortly after 2010," said Bragi Arnason, a professor of chemistry at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.

Researchers confirm existence of North Icelandic Jet current; implications for ocean response to climate change

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An international team of researchers has confirmed the presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off Iceland—the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ)—that could significantly influence the ocean’s response to climate change in previously unforeseen ways. The North Icelandic Jet in cross-section, adjacent to the continental slope of Iceland. They will collect new information on the overturning in the Iceland Sea.

Icelanders get a sneak peek of REVENGE

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Early yesterday morning in Los Angeles when it was around dinner time in Reykjavik, Iceland, Chris Paine appeared via Skype at Iceland’s annual Driving Sustainability conference. Iceland is in the process of transforming its transportation and energy practices into promoting electric cars for its roads, as well as geothermal energy for power generation.

Northern Lights Energy and Reva Electric Car Company Sign Agreement to Develop the Electric Vehicle Market in Iceland

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Northern Lights Energy ( NLE ), the initiator of the 2012 charging infrastructure project and provider of infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EV) based in Iceland, has signed an agreement with Reva Electric Car Company to jointly develop the electric vehicle market in Iceland. Iceland is also being considered by Reva as a possible site for a European assembly plant. Importing and distributing EVs in Iceland is a key factor in reaching the goal.

Iceland Prez pops hydrogen bubble; Looking to electric cars

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Iceland was to be the test platform. EVs represent a faster way forward according to Iceland's President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. Iceland to working with Mitsubishi to bring iMIEVs in large numbers, and cooperating with other Nordic countries to create a unified market for EVs. The last, best hope of hydrogen and fuel cell for vehicles is down for the count. After grand ambitions and lofty rhetoric, reality has set in.

PCC SE and Landsvirkjun to convert silicon metal plant CO2 emissions to methanol

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Landsvirkjun , The National Power Company of Iceland, and German investment company PCC SE have agreed to explore the possibility of capturing and utilizing carbon emissions from PCC’s silicon metal plant in northeast Iceland. in Iceland is operated with 100% green electricity. ©

Iceland to push electric SUV conversions

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As part of a national electric vehicle project in Iceland, AMP Holding Inc has signed a letter of intent with Northern Lights Energy to introduce all-electric SUVs into the country. Northern Lights Energy has committed to buying 1,000 all-electric SUVs from AMP over a five year period as it promotes sustainable transportation under the Icelandic [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news AMP AMP electric car conversions electric SUVs Iceland Northern Lights Energy

Touring Iceland in a Mazda MX-5

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Nipping out for a drive just for the pleasure of it is something we don’t always get the chance to do. However, when the opportunity comes knocking to. Mazda MX-5 Features Editors Picks

Multi-brand electric-car dealer to open in Canada after Iceland test

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With the notable exception of Tesla Motors' company-owned stores, electric cars must compete against internal-combustion models for space and attention on dealer lots. But what if a dealership sold only electric cars, covering multiple brands? That's the concept behind EVEN Electric, which announced plans for its first dealership in Canada last. Canada dealers plug-in cars dealerships

REVA to develop electric car market in Iceland

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It’s not just Mum who has gone to Iceland… it is electric cars too, with the REVA Electric Car Company signing an agreement with Northern Lights Energy (NLE) to jointly develop the market in Iceland. Iceland is now being considered as a possible destination for a European assembly plant. In addition to importing new electric vehicles to Iceland, it is working on developing systems to convert the current internal combustion engine car fleet into electric cars.

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Sales of electrified MINIs up 64.3% in 2021, 18% of total sales

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This rate is only surpassed by Iceland. MINI increased worldwide vehicle sales by 3.3% to 302,144 units 2021. Sales of MINI models with electrified drive systems climbed by 64.3% to 53,243 vehicles—around 18% of total worldwide sales in 2021. MINI Electric & MINI Cooper SE Countryman.

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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.

Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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OECD Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Switzerland; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom.

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Huge $30 billion offshore wind project launches in North Atlantic

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Hecate Independent Power (HIP) has announced it will build an enormous, $30 billion offshore wind project off the coast of Iceland that will power the UK using long subsea cables.

Audi partnering with Climeworks on CO2 direct air capture and storage

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The Swiss company Climeworks is building the world’s largest direct air capture (DAC) and storage facility for converting atmospheric CO 2 to rock in Iceland. Iceland is one of several places on Earth offering the ideal conditions for this process.

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Trouble in Hydrogen Heaven

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The World , a PRI/BBC radio collaboration, has a report on the problems bringing Iceland's hydrogen dream to fruition. Tags: iceland fuel cell "the world" jori lewis hydrogen Still only one filling station, now without any customers. The hydrogen busses have been retired to a museum. With abundant renewable electricity, if it can't happen there, it can't happen anywhere. Jori Lewis reports from Reykyavik. Have a listen.

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DOE awards $2.2M to Rio Tinto-led team to explore carbon mineralization at Tamarack nickel project

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It has the potential to be an important technology in meeting global climate goals and is now being used at large scale by the world’s leading carbon mineralization company Carbfix in Iceland. Until now, large scale carbon mineralization projects have focused on areas with certain types of rock formations known as basaltic lava geology, such as Carbfix’s sites in Iceland. The US Department of Energy has awarded $2.2

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Geely supporting Danish initiative on e-methanol with vehicle trials in Aalborg

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Previous demonstration trials of Geely Emgrand methanol sedans in Iceland achieved an average well to wheel emissions of 46g of CO 2 per km, even lower than electric vehicles in most countries.

EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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Vans registered in the EU and Iceland in 2018 emitted on average 158.1 Other key findings include: Gasoline cars were the most sold passenger vehicles in the EU and in Iceland, constituting almost 60% of all new registrations. million new cars sold in the EU and in Iceland in 2018—almost one out of three—were SUVs. The combined shares of PHEV and BEV sales were highest in Iceland (15%), Sweden (8.4%) and the Netherlands (6.8%).

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ACIA Aero Leasing LOI with Universal Hydrogen for up to 30 regional aircraft conversions to hydrogen power

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Universal Hydrogen Co. earlier post ) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with ACIA Aero Leasing (ACIA), a regional aircraft lessor with offices in Ireland, France, Canada, Mauritius, and South Africa.

EEA reports sharp decrease in CO2 emissions of new cars in Europe in 2020

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According to the EEA’s provisional data, the average emissions of new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway, and the United Kingdom in 2020 were 107.8

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased again in 2019

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2 -emissions-from-new-cars-vans-2019">According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom (UK), increased in 2019, for the third consecutive year. Vans registered in the EU, Iceland, Norway and the UK in 2019 emitted on average 158.4 million new cars were registered in 2019 in the EU, Iceland, Norway and the UK.

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AMP delivers first converted electric ML350

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at a press conference at their Cincinnati, OH facility, presented the first AMP electrified Mercedes Benz ML350 SUV to Gisli Gislason, Chairman and CEO of Northern Lights Energy (NLE) of Iceland. This is the initial delivery committed in AMP’s long-term supply agreement with the Icelandic company signed in April. The demand for SUVs is very high in Iceland at approximately 35% of new vehicle sales. Our AMP Electric Mercedes ML SUV fits NLE and Iceland's needs perfectly.

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Study finds twice as many cellulose fibers as microplastics in the Atlantic Ocean

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Fabrice Amedeo will this year participate in the Vendée - Arctique - Les Sables (a race between France and Iceland) and the Route du Rhum (Saint-Malo – Pointe-à-Pitre): during these sea passages, the microplastics sensor, which is funded with the support of the Onet Group, will be in operation 24/7.

CRI ETL project in China will recycle 150,000 tons of CO2/year to make 100,000 tons of methanol

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ltd has signed an agreement with Icelandic technology company Carbon Recycling International (CRI) to design a chemical plant based on CRI’s Emissions to Liquids (ETL) technology. Chinese petrochemicals corporation Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemicals Co. Earlier post.). The plant will recycle approximately 150,000 metric tons of CO 2 and 20,000 metric tons of H 2 per year from other onsite processes to produce 100,000 tons of methanol annually.

Northern Lights Energy signs LOI to purchase 1,000 AMP electric SUV conversions over 5 years

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a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Northern Lights Energy ( NLE ) to support the introduction of all-electric SUVs into Iceland as part of a national electric vehicle (EV) project. Iceland has no domestically-produced oil, according to the CIA World Factbook. AMP’s intention is now to extend those discussions to the Iceland project. AMP Holding Inc.,

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Geely testing Emgrand methanol hybrid sedan in -40 C conditions

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Previous demonstration trials of non-hybrid Geely Emgrand methanol sedans in Iceland achieved an average well to wheel emissions of 46g of CO 2 per km, even lower than electric vehicles in most countries. Geely is testing the world’s first methanol hybrid sedan in sub -40 °C (-40 ?F)

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Choosing EV Batteries for Cold and Rainy Climates

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I want to convert a car in Iceland and am having trouble selecting the right batteries. The car is to function in the capital with a

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EEA final data shows average car CO2 emissions in Europe kept increasing in 2019

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million new cars were registered in 2019 in the EU, Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom, and about 38% of these were SUVs. Average emissions from new passenger cars in Europe increased for the third consecutive year in 2019, reaching 122.3?grams grams of carbon dioxide per kilometrer (g?CO

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Elon Musk-funded XPRIZE carbon removal competition reveals its 15 “milestone round” winners

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Fifteen early-phase “milestone round” winners from the Elon Musk-funded $100 million XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition were announced on Friday. Each of the winning teams will be receiving $1 million, which should provide the teams a notable boost to scale their work.

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Yutong Bus to deliver 100 electric buses to Chile

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It has become the world-leading new-energy bus maker with international recognitions, successfully entering the markets in the United Kingdom, France, Chile, Bulgaria, Iceland and Macao in China. Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., will deliver 100 full electric buses to Chile. Having sent more than 20,000 vehicles to Latin America over the past 15 years, Yutong has become the leading Chinese bus supplier on the continent.

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$70M H2ME project launches in Europe to deploy 325 fuel cell vehicles and 29 refueling stations

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Under H2ME, these initiatives will deploy 200 FCEVs, 125 fuel cell range-extended electric (FC RE-EVs) commercial vans and 29 new HRSs in 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK) by 2019. A large coalition of European partners has launched the €63-million (US$70-million) project Hydrogen Mobility Europe ( H2ME ). H2ME is co-funded with €32 million (US$36 million) from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

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Deadline for applying for Keeling Curve Prize is 10 Feb; $250K for 10 projects

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Previous winners have fixed carbon into stone in Iceland, produced biofuels in Kenya, and helped corporations around the world set and achieve emissions goals. The deadline is fast approaching to apply for the 2021 Keeling Curve Prize , which will award $25,000 to each of 10 projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase carbon uptake. The competition is open until 10 Feb to applicants from around the world.

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Mercedes-Benz seeing strong demand for electrified and high-end vehicles

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Based on internal calculations, Mercedes-Benz is on track to meet its European new car fleet average emissions targets (including European Union, Norway and Iceland) for the year 2021. Deliveries of Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid and electric passenger cars reached a record 227,458 units (+69.3%) of which 48,936 (21.5%) were Mercedes-EQ battery electric passenger cars (BEV) (+154.8%). Including smart and Mercedes-Benz Vans, total BEV sales rose above 99,000 units (+90.3%).

COP26 declaration on accelerating the transition to 100% zero emission cars and vans

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Signatories by category: Governments: Austria; Azerbaijan; Cambodia; Canada; Cape Verde; Chile; Croatia; Cyprus; Denmark; El Salvador; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; Slovenia; Sweden; United Kingdom.