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

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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.,

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

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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.

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Gasoline Car Test Drive: Noisy, Wasteful, Polluting, Fast But Pricey Refueling

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Green Gasoline Humor air pollution emissions plug-in carsThe vast majority of drivers have never experienced an electric car, but what if it were the other way around? What if gasoline cars had only recently been introduced, and people weren't used to the sounds, smells, and other characteristics of a vibrating internal-combustion engine? Electric-car advocates tirelessly parry negative comments about.

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Study finds half of the world’s population exposed to increasing air pollution

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A team of researchers, led by Professor Gavin Shaddick at the University of Exeter, has shown that, despite global efforts to improve air quality, half of the world’s population is exposed to increasing air pollution. 2020) Half the world’s population are exposed to increasing air pollution.

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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 ”. GTI led a team of engineers and scientists to produce a blueprint for converting an existing biomass facility into an RNG production site, using the wood waste feedstock and some of the existing infrastructure. Open burning of agricultural wastes and devastating forest fires in California severely degrade air quality in the state.

2019 234

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

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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. LanzaTech’s platform takes pollution and recycles it, eliminating single-use carbon.

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

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For travelers who visit cities with high levels of air pollution, even a short stay leads to breathing problems that can take at least a week from which to recove, a new study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine finds. 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.

2019 256

Poor air quality to remain a problem in India despite pollution control policies

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in 2030 even if India were to comply with its existing pollution control policies and regulations. A significant share of emissions still originates from sources associated with poverty and underdevelopment such as solid fuel use in households and waste management practices. The program focuses on 102 polluted Indian cities and aims to reduce PM 2.5 The study also highlighted a stark variance in factors contributing to air pollution across the states.

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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. The technology not only converts wastewater pollutants into valuable energy, but also reduces emissions (CO 2 , CO, HC) by 30 to 60 percent. This lets us contribute to solving two pressing problems at once: air pollution and wastewater treatment.

2018 228

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.

2018 184

China researchers hydrotreat waste engine oil and scrap tire oil blend to produce diesel- and jet-range fuel

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Researchers at Henan Polytechnic University in China have hydrotreated the oil derived from hydrothermal liquefaction of scrap tires (STO) with waste engine oil (WEO) using five different activated carbon-supported noble metal catalysts—Pd/C, Pt/C, Ru/C, Ir/C, and Rh/C—for the production of liquid fuels. With the vigorous rise of the transportation industry, scrap tires (STs), which were once called “black pollution”, have become a critical threat to the human environment.

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UNICEF: 300M children worldwide breathing air exceeding WHO pollution guidelines by 6x or more

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The report, “ Clear the Air for Children ”, uses satellite imagery to show that some 2 billion children live in areas where outdoor air pollution, caused by factors such as vehicle emissions, heavy use of fossil fuels, dust and burning of waste, exceeds WHO minimum air quality guidelines. The findings come a week ahead of the COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, where UNICEF is calling on world leaders to take urgent action to cut air pollution in their countries.

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Waste Management first In Ottawa with natural gas fueled waste collection vehicles

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Waste Management (WM) is introducing 25 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueled trucks to collect waste and recycling in 2012 as a result of being awarded a collection district by the City of Ottawa. Waste Management also plans to convert its current commercial collection fleet to CNG as part of the company’s North American fleet conversion strategy. The trucks also run quieter than traditional diesel engines, resulting in less noise pollution.

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Study finds farms a major source of fine-particulate air pollution

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Emissions from farms outweigh all other human sources of fine-particulate air pollution in much of the United States, Europe, Russia and China, according a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters , a journal of the American Geophysical Union. Fumes from nitrogen-rich fertilizers and animal waste combine in the air with combustion emissions to form solid particles, which constitute a major source of disease and death, according to the new study.

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PA Governor Wolf announces $8.5M from Volkswagen Settlement to reduce transportation pollution

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By replacing older, polluting engines with new technologies, the projects over their lifetimes are expected to prevent emission of 503 tons of nitrogen oxides (NO x ), 130 tons of carbon monoxide, 238 tons of carbon dioxide, 59 tons of hydrocarbons, 30 tons of fine particulate matter, and a half-ton of coarse particulate matter. Valley Waste Service, Inc.:

2019 179

WHO: 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air; 7M deaths per year

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New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal a death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution. Air pollution threatens us all, but the poorest and most marginalized people bear the brunt of the burden. If we don’t take urgent action on air pollution, we will never come close to achieving sustainable development.

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California Governor signs new super-pollutants legislation into law; black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane

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signed SB 1383 , establishing the nation’s toughest restrictions on super pollutants including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. SB 1383 reduces the emission of super pollutants (also known as short-lived climate pollutants) and promotes renewable gas by requiring a 50% reduction in black carbon and 40% reduction in methane and hydrofluorocarbon from 2013 levels by 2030. Reducing these pollutants can have a more immediate beneficial impact on climate change.

2016 184

California Air Resources Board posts revised draft of strategy to reduce “Super Pollutants”

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a revised draft of California’s proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Strategy. SLCPs are a category of pollutants which remain in the atmosphere for a relatively brief period, but have global warming potentials that are much higher than those of CO 2. Organic wastes converted to biogas could supply enough renewable natural gas for about 2 million residential units.

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European research institutes partner on rare earth metal recovery from waste using electrolysis

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Seven major European research institutes (Fraunhofer, CEA, TNO, VTT, SINTEF, Tecnalia and SP) have joined forces to invest in a joint program (Value from Waste) aimed at tackling the recycling of rare earth metals from waste. The aim is to extract valuable materials from the waste streams. And we must create a toolbox of methods to evaluate the behavior of nanoparticles in waste treatment processes.

2014 196

WHO: Air pollution levels rising in many of the world’s poorest cities

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More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed World Health Organization (WHO) limits, according to the organization. In the past two years, the database—now covering 3,000 cities in 103 countries—has nearly doubled, with more cities measuring air pollution levels and recognizing the associated health impacts. Global urban air pollution trends.

2016 174

Dearman flags diesel loophole in new London T-Charge anti-pollution scheme

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Dearman, the UK-based developer of clean cold power systems based on its engine powered by liquid nitrogen ( earlier post ), has identified a diesel loophole in the new London T-Charge levy on the most polluting vehicles. Ambient or low grade waste heat is used as an energy source with the cryogen providing both the working fluid and heat sink.

2017 163

California ARB soliciting research suggestions for FY 2012-2013 plan; sustainable communities, behavior, pollutant exposure, air pollution science, GHG targets

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The FY 2011-2012 plan focused primarily on five areas of interest: sustainable communities; behavior and technology adoption; health and air pollution exposures; air pollution science; and greenhouse gas targets. Development of sustainable communities strategies can also provide an opportunity for associated criteria pollutant emission reductions that will be needed to attain air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter as well as reduce near-roadway exposures.

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

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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.

2017 150

EPA issues final actions to cut methane emissions from municipal solid waste landfills

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to reduce emissions of methane-rich landfill gas from new, modified and reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, updating standards that were issued in 1996. As landfill waste decomposes, it produces landfill gas (LFG)—a collection of air pollutants, including air toxics, volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide, and methane.

2016 150

California ARB releases draft plan to cut short-lived climate pollutants

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released a draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy. The draft strategy describes proposed actions the State will take to move forward aggressively to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). They are harmful air pollutants and powerful contributors to climate change, trapping heat at many times the level of carbon dioxide, and are responsible for about 40% of current global warming, ARB said.

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@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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” – this means that mega-polluting, constantly climate-killing, fossil fuel Chevron must go too. Chevron, one of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters , has been regularly fined for dumping toxic waste into the air we breathe. Meanwhile other people who profit from wrecking the climate and lying about it, the folks at So Cal Gas who plaster dirty, polluting fossil fuel buses with “Powered By Clean Air Technology!”

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

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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.

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California ARB releases proposed strategy to reduce impact of short-lived climate pollutants

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The California Air Resources Board released a new draft of California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Strategy to significantly reduce the near-term climate impacts of these potent pollutants. Science tells us that making cuts in emissions of these powerful climate pollutants will reduce the near-term impacts of climate change as we phase down fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions. Methane is the most abundant of the short-lived climate pollutants in California.

2016 150

New microwave-based pyrolysis process for recycling waste automotive engine oil to fuels

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Researchers from the University of Cambridge (UK) have developed a new high-yield process for recycling waste crankcase oil into gasoline-like fuel based on microwave pyrolysis—i.e., It provides a new use for a waste material that’s too-often disposed of improperly, with harm to the environment. In many other countries, used automotive waste oil is discarded or burned in ways that can pollute the environment.

2011 185

Aqua Metals opens first AquaRefining center for low-pollution lead-acid battery recycling

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The AquaRefining technology extracts lead from LABs with a room temperature, closed-loop, water-based process that results in significant reductions of hazardous waste and direct human contact with the lead itself. Lead smelting—ranked as the third highest polluting industry in the world—can release toxic lead dust, smoke and slag with significant deleterious environmental and health consequences. Aqua Metals , Inc.

World Bank to focus on reducing short-lived climate pollutants; transport projects

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A new report prepared by the World Bank at the request of the G8 identifies ways that the World Bank can do more through its projects to reduce the emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs): black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and fluorinated gases known as HFCs. The review, “Integration of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in World Bank Activities,” highlights ways the Bank’s investments are already reducing SLCPs and shows where potential exists for even greater reduction.

2013 185

EPA’s 2011 Toxics Release Inventory shows air pollutants continue to decline, releases of toxic chemicals up

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Total toxic air releases in 2011 declined 8% from 2010, mostly because of decreases in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions, even while total releases of toxic chemicals increased for the second year in a row, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report published today. Other industry sectors also saw smaller increases in releases, including the hazardous waste management sector.

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Cyclone Power Technologies Receives Purchase Order for Two 10kW Waste Oil Gensets

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Cyclone Power Technologies has received a purchase order from its licensee Phoenix Power Group (PPG) for two waste oil power generators. The new Phoenix 10kW waste oil generator will be powered by Cyclone’s WHE-25 engine—a compact, scalable waste heat engine—using a specially designed, clean emissions combustion chamber. Waste motor oil is a major source of contamination of waterways that can result in the toxic pollution of drinking water.

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EEA says industrial air pollution cost Europe up to €169 billion in 2009; some 37% attributed to CO2

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Aggregated damage costs by pollutant. Air pollution from the 10,000 largest polluting facilities in Europe cost citizens between €102–169 billion (US$135–224 billion) in 2009, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which analyzed the costs of harm to health and the environment caused by air pollution. —Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe.

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Cyclone Power Technologies to Design Generator System Running on Waste Motor Oil

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has received a work order from Phoenix Power Group LLC (PPG) to develop a prototype electric generator system that will be powered by Cyclone’s heat-regenerative, external combustion engine running on waste oil. The initial Phoenix waste energy recovery systems are expected to deliver approximately 50 kW of electricity back to the power grid from the clean combustion of used oil. PPG is a current licensee of Cyclone, holding exclusive rights for generators running on waste oil.

2010 161

BP agrees to add more than $400M in pollution controls at Whiting Refinery and pay $8M Clean Air Act penalty

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has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and invest more than $400 million to install advanced pollution controls and cut emissions from BP’s petroleum refinery in Whiting, Ind. When fully implemented, the agreement is expected to reduce harmful air pollution that can cause respiratory problems such as asthma and are significant contributors to acid rain, smog and haze, by more than 4,000 tons per year.

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Johnson Controls does not believe it is the source of lead pollution in Pudong incident

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Recent reports from China ( earlier post ) cited local environmental officials suggesting that battery maker Johnson Controls was the source of lead in a pollution incident in Shanghai affecting some 21 children. The lead emission average at our Shanghai facility is about 1/7 of Chinese national standard; furthermore, our lead discharge through waste water treatment facility average is about 1/10 of Chinese national standard.

2011 185

PetroCard and Waste Management Open Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station in South Seattle

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PetroCard , a fuels distributor, and Waste Management, a provider of comprehensive waste management services, announced the grand opening of a “Clean N’ Green Fuel” compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in South Seattle— the first public-access CNG facility in the city. The Clean N’ Green Fuel partnership began as a natural fit between Waste Management’s need to fill their CNG powered trucks and PetroCard’s expertise in providing self-service fueling stations.

It’s Time To Go To The Mattresses

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They aimed more smokestacks at us and dumped toxic waste in our neighborhoods while they paid off the cops and the justice system to get away with it. Also a new carbon tax on coal mining, a carbon tax on coal transporting, a carbon tax on burning coal, a carbon tax on any greenhouse gas emissions and a carbon tax on any waste from burning coal - all equal to an amount double the damage done.

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Algae could cut power plant pollution while making car fuel

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We’ve already seen this week how algae can help clean sewage waste while at the same time producing fuel cars, but now we’re discovering how these microscopic organisms can also help clean up pollution from other forms of power production. According to new research from University of Delaware, one[.]. Biofuels

Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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Concern about climate change/global warming among online consumers around the world took a back-seat to other environmental issues such as air and water pollution, water shortages, packaging waste and use of pesticides, according to Nielsen’s 2011 Global Online Environment & Sustainability Survey of more than 25,000 Internet respondents in 51 countries. Portugal and Mexico were also the world’s most concerned countries about water shortages and air and water pollution.

Cutting Non-CO2 Pollutants Can Delay Abrupt Climate Change; The Fast Action Climate Agenda

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With indoor air pollution killing 1.6 If we reduce black carbon emissions worldwide by 50 percent by fully deploying all available emissions-control technologies, we could delay the warming effects of CO 2 by one to two decades and at the same time greatly improve the health of those living in heavily polluted regions. —Dr. Biochar comes from cooking biomass waste at low temperatures with minimal oxygen (pyrolysis).

Climate change no longer the number one environmental concern

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According to the 2011 Global Online Environment and Sustainability Survey of more than 25,000 respondents in 51 countries, environmental issues such as air and water pollution, packaging waste [.]. Global warming Green credentials Latest news air pollution climate change Europe global warming survey Latin America Nielsen U.S.A water pollution