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

Green Car Congress

At the hubs, which can be built at or near landfills, Raven SR will convert mixed and multiple organic wastes, including municipal solid waste, greenwaste, food waste, medical, paper, etc. Raven SR , a renewable fuels company, and Hyzon Motors Inc.,

Waste 366

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. In per capita terms, last year’s discarded e-waste averaged 7.3

2020 232
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

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

Trending Sources

ElectraTherm and Navy to demonstrate shipboard waste heat recovery

Green Car Congress

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

2018 170

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 intellectual property is protected by 12 different international patents and patent filings. Ways2H ?,

2020 251

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

Green Car Congress

Researchers in China have developed a novel free-piston linear generator (FPLG) to recover exhaust waste heat efficiently from a vehicle engine. the internal combustion engine is the power system of most vehicles. Therefore, it is necessary to recover exhaust energy of vehicle engine, and many strategies and methods have been adopted to reduce the energy waste and improve the fuel utilization efficiency. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

2017 174

Rotterdam proposed location for Enerkem waste-to-chemicals plant

Green Car Congress

A partnership comprising AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR and Enerkem is proposing to build a waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, the province of South Holland and InnovationQuarter. The new chemical plant will use Enerkem’s innovative technology to convert residual waste into methanol, a raw material used in the chemical industry.

2016 265

Novel pathway for aviation fuel from food waste–derived volatile fatty acids (VFA) could lead to 70% blends, up to 165% reduction in GHG

Green Car Congress

Life cycle analysis showed up to 165% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions relative to fossil jet if the food waste is diverted from landfills to produce VFA-SAF. In the process, anaerobic digestion of west waste is arrested prior to methanogensis to generate VFAs (C 3 -C 8 ).

Waste 222

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. Of particular interest to Sinopec is LanzaTech’s synthetic biology capability which enables the production of chemicals directly from waste carbon, rather than via a building block such as ethanol.

Waste 161

International travelers experience adverse cardiopulmonary health effects even after short stay in polluted cities

Green Car Congress

The study is the first of its kind, say the authors, to analyze pollution-related coughing and breathing difficulties and recovery times upon returning home, in healthy, young adults who’ve travelled internationally. The researchers used international standards to categorize highly polluted cities as those having more than 100 micrograms per cubic meter of particulate matter (PM), or air pollution dust.

2019 256

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

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the University of Manchester (UK) have developed a graphene-based nano-rectifier (“ballistic rectifier”) that can convert waste heat to electricity. The built-in electric field or a threshold voltage in these devices requires an applied bias high enough to overcome the internal field and generate a significant current flow. The resulting technology can also be applied to harvesting wasted heat energy in power plants.

2016 174

Electric-car frunks: Bonus space or wasted opportunity?

Green Car Reports

Without the hulking internal combustion engine, the big multi-speed, multi-clutch transmission under the hood, exhaust system, the fuel tank and fuel pumps, and all the ancillary pieces, an EV can feel far more spacious on the inside than an

2020 142

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

Green Car Congress

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

2014 210

Audi of America launches Internal Carbon Price program to support goal of lowering CO2 footprint 30% by 2025

Green Car Congress

Audi of America is among the first in the automotive industry to implement an internal carbon price program as a key initiative in the brand’s pursuit of lower CO 2 emissions. The Audi Internal Carbon Price program is a self-imposed fee proportional to the amount of CO 2 and other greenhouse gas emissions that result from US operations, such as: Business travel. Waste generation.

2020 161

Fulcrum to build second waste-to-fuels plant in Gary, Indiana

Green Car Congress

Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Gary, Indiana as the location of its Centerpoint BioFuels Plant, which will convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel. Fulcrum has licensed from ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc. Once operational, the Centerpoint plant will divert and process approximately 700,000 tons of waste from the Greater Chicago area. Fulcrum’s Centerpoint plant will be the company’s second waste-to-fuels plant.

2018 219

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 248

VTT and partners to assess bio- and waste-based oils suitable for power plants and ships; BioFlex project

Green Car Congress

In a three-year Business Finland BioFlex project, VTT—the Finnish state-owned research agency—and partners are exploring how suitable fuel oils made from biomass and waste plastics are for power plants and ship diesel engines. We compare different methods of industrially producing fuel oils from, for example, waste plastics or biomass, such as harvest residues from forestry and agriculture.

2020 161

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

Green Car Congress

A simple Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery system could recover up to 10% of engine waste heat under highway driving conditions, corresponding to a potential 7% improvement in fuel consumption in a light-duty plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), with low penalization of the added weight to the vehicle electric range, according to a simulation study by researchers from the University of Stuttgart and the Ohio State University.

2012 256

Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

Green Car Congress

A study by an international team of researchers warns that the global transition to global low-carbon energy technology could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals.

2020 195

International team sequences button mushroom genomes

Green Car Congress

An international collaboration of two dozen institutions led by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has fully sequenced the genes of Agaricus bisporus —the button mushroom. bisporus is a very poor competitor on fresh non-degraded plant wastes like wood but competes well on partially decomposed litter on forest floors and grassland soils rich in humic substrates.

Total and Waste Management invest in waste plastic to synthetic crude startup Agilyx

Green Car Congress

Agilyx Corporation, a startup commercializing a waste plastic to synthetic crude oil technology, has closed a $22 million Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), and joined by new strategic investors, Waste Management, Inc. and Total Energy Ventures International, an affiliate of oil and gas company, Total SA.

2011 200

Enerkem achieves all production milestones at its Edmonton waste-to-biofuel facility

Green Car Congress

said that its first full-scale commercial waste-to-fuels facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM). In less than five minutes, Enerkem’s technology turns household waste into 99.9% Last year, Enerkem’s biorefinery also became the first ISCC certified plant (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol.

2017 150

Researchers Develop More Efficient Thermocells for Low-Grade Waste Heat Recovery

Green Car Congress

An international team of researchers from the US, India and Australia has demonstrated thermo-electrochemical cells (thermocells) in practical configurations (from coin cells to cells that can be wrapped around exhaust pipes), that harvest low-grade thermal energy (temperature below 130 °C), using relatively inexpensive carbon multiwalled nanotube (MWNT) electrodes. Baughman (2010) Harvesting Waste Thermal Energy Using a Carbon-Nanotube-Based Thermo-Electrochemical Cell.

Waste 199

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

Green Car Congress

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. —Kevin Stanley, CEO of Ventech Engineers International.

2014 205

St1 Etanolix food-waste-to-ethanol plant integrated into oil refinery in Gothenburg

Green Car Congress

The first Etanolix plant delivered to the international market by Finland-based St1 Biofuels Oy was inaugurated in Gothenburg, Sweden last week. The Etanolix production process starts with receiving feedstock that has high carbohydrate concentrations, such as bakery waste. St1 is a leader in waste-based ethanol production and production technologies. Building the ethanol plant in Gothenburg is a significant launch on the international market for us.

2015 192

Enerkem plant becomes first ISCC-certified plant to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol

Green Car Congress

a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. This biorefinery therefore becomes the first ISCC-certified plant in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol. Enerkem Inc.,

2016 150

ORNL Researchers Find Thermochemical Exhaust Heat Recuperation In Internal Combustion Engines Could Provide Substantial Boosts in Second-Law Efficiency

Green Car Congress

Thermochemical exhaust heat recuperation (TCR) in an internal combustion engine could result in substantial boosts in second-law efficiency (as measured in terms of single-stage work output from an ideal IC engine) for a range of fuels, according to a new study by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Study of the Theoretical Potential of Thermochemical Exhaust Heat Recuperation for Internal Combustion Engines.

2010 212

Enogia and IFPEN partner on waste heat recovery in stationary and transport applications

Green Car Congress

The aim is to recover waste heat from the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines in both stationary installations (generators, cogeneration installations) and transport, particularly rail and maritime. Created in 2009, Enogia specializes in ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) systems converting waste heat into electricity.

2014 205

ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

Green Car Congress

The ASTM International Board of Directors approved the launch of a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB). Recovering carbon black from waste tires is a more environmentally friendly option for producing the material, and a number of companies provide carbon black recovery services.

2017 150

LanzaTech collaborating with Swayana to convert waste gases from ferroalloy production to ethanol

Green Car Congress

South African engineering company Swayana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LanzaTech to collaborate on developing projects for the production of ethanol and higher value products from waste gases in the ferroalloy and titania smelting sectors. The energy produced is assumed to be used internally at the site and the carbon content of the CO subsequently converted to CO 2 in-plant.

2017 150

Neste collaborates with Genève Aéroport to offer renewable jet fuel; targeting 1% of annual fuel use from Geneva International

Green Car Congress

Neste and Genève Aéroport are partnering on the introduction of renewable jet fuel into aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; the target will be at least 1% of the annual jet fuel consumption at Genève Aéroport starting late 2018. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has set a target that from 2020 onwards the growth in aviation is carbon-neutral.

2017 150

Researchers develop relatively low-temp process to convert low-density polyethylene waste to liquid fuel

Green Car Congress

A paper on their work is published in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. In their approach, the team heats the plastic waste to between 400 and 500 Celsius over a kaolin catalyst. In other words, for every kilogram of waste plastic they could produce 700 grams of liquid fuel. of Environment and Waste Management Vol.

2014 191

China Steel Corporation making $46M investment in LanzaTech commercial waste-gas-to-ethanol project

Green Car Congress

LanzaTech’s gas fermentation process uses proprietary microbes to capture and reuse carbon rich waste gases, reducing emissions and pollutants from industrial processes such as steel manufacturing, while making fuels and chemicals that displace those made from fossil resources. Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, China Steel Corporation (CSC), has announced formal Board approval of a 1400-million TWD (US$46 million) capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility.

2015 179

American Process Waste-to-Cellulosic Ethanol Project Launches in Michigan

Green Car Congress

American Process Incorporated (API) recently launched a waste-to-cellulosic ethanol biorefinery project in Alpena, Michigan. In November 2008, API, in partnership with San Antonio’s Valero Energy Corporation, received $4 million from the COEE program to establish a pilot scale biorefinery at the Decorative Panels International hardwood plant in Alpena. API is one of Michigan’s bioenergy Centers of Energy Excellence (COEE).

NSF and DOE Issue Solicitation for Automotive Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Projects; Up to $9M in Total Funding Over 3 Years

Green Car Congress

Six key elements of a thermoelectric waste heat recovery module for vehicle applications. The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation in partnership with the US Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program has issued a solicitation for proposals for thermoelectric waste heat recovery devices for automotive applications. Automotive thermoelectric waste heat recovery. Tags: Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

2010 170

GE study finds 5% of worlds natural gas production wasted per year by flaring

Green Car Congress

A newly released GE study — Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations —estimates that 5% of the world’s natural gas production is wasted by burning or “flaring” unused gas each year, despite some progress on the flaring issue. Worldwide, billions of cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas are wasted annually, typically as a by-product of oil extraction. Gas-flaring countries and trends. Click to enlarge.

2011 223

Bus maker Alexander Dennis to fit GKN Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid systems to 250 buses; partners on international development

Green Car Congress

It will also be working closely with GKN to develop the technology for international markets. Instead, the flywheel is a very efficient, short duration energy accumulator, that can capture and re-deploy large cumulative amounts of energy with little waste. Gyrodrive. Click to enlarge.

2014 210

BMW Study on Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery Shows Potential Additional 10% Power Output at Highway Speeds

Green Car Congress

BMW is exploring two pathways for waste heat recovery in vehicles: one thermoelectric, the other thermodynamic. In 2005, BMW Group Research and Engineering announced it was developing a steam-powered auxiliary drive—the Turbosteamer—to use the waste heat present in the exhaust gases and cooling system from a conventional gasoline engine as its source of power. A further important step has been taken in the introduction of waste heat recover system in automotive applications.

2009 150

Waste-plastic-to-crude company Agilyx obtains $25M Series C financing

Green Car Congress

Agilyx Corporation has secured a new round of Series C funding worth $25 million, led by new investor Keating Capital and joined by existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Saffron Hill Ventures, Waste Management, Total Energy Ventures International, an affiliate of Total S.A., Agilyx economically converts difficult to recycle waste plastic into synthetic crude oil.

2011 185

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

Green Car Congress

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. A paper on their work is published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition. The process described herein opens new routes for producing high quality diesel from waste biomass. 2011) Production of High-Quality Diesel from Biomass Waste Products.

2011 242

USDA closes on $105M loan guarantee to Fulcrum for biorefinery converting municipal waste to renewable jet fuel; first USDA loan for biojet

Green Car Congress

to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, LLC to build a biorefinery to produce jet fuel from municipal solid waste (MSW) via a proprietary two-stage thermochemical process. Fulcrum will gasify 147,000 tons of municipal solid waste to produce synthesis gas which it then will catalytically convert to synthetic paraffinic kerosene/jet fuel via a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) process. Fulcrum licensed its gasification system from ThermoChem Recovery International.

2014 253

BA and Solena Fuels to build GreenSky landfill-waste-to-jet-fuel plant in Thurrock; completion in 2017

Green Car Congress

British Airways and its partner Solena Fuels announced that the UK GreenSky facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel ( earlier post ) will be built in Thames Enterprise Park, part of the site of the former Coryton oil refinery in Thurrock, Essex. This processing block receives the waste biomass via screw feeders which deliver the feedstock to the Solena Plasma Gasification Vessels (SPGV), which host the plasma heating systems.

2014 210

Cyclone Power Technologies Completes Testing, Ships Initial Rankine-Cycle Waste Heat Power Generator

Green Car Congress

Cyclone Power Technologies has completed internal testing of its initial waste heat power generator ( earlier post ) and has shipped the beta unit to its customer, Bent Glass Design. Cyclone’s waste heat power generator—comprising its 18 hp Waste Heat Engine, proprietary heat exchangers and electric generator—will be installed and field tested at Bent Glass’ facility over the following couple of months.

2010 170

Alliance Formed to Commercialize Solar Reforming Technologies to Convert Waste CO2 into Synthetic Fuel

Green Car Congress

An alliance of industry, academic and government organizations has formed to commercialize technologies that will utilize concentrated solar energy to convert waste CO 2 into synthetic fuels. The alliance team members include Sandia National Laboratories, Renewable Energy Institute International (REII), Pacific Renewable Fuels, Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne (a United Technologies Division), Quanta Services, Desert Research Institute and Clean Energy Systems.

2010 224