DOE awards $27.5M to 16 water infrastructure projects

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million to 16 water infrastructure projects. Modern technology has the potential to reduce energy use in aging water infrastructure, particularly in wastewater treatment, which demands up to 2% of domestic electricity use each year. These projects, operating in 13 states, have the potential to reduce carbon emissions and water-treatment costs while improving water quality and equity of distribution nationwide. Market Background Sustainability Water

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National Alliance for Water Innovation to lead DOE energy-water desalination hub

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) to lead a US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy-Water Desalination Hub that will address water security issues in the United States. This suite of technologies will treat “non-traditional” water sources for multiple end-use applications. The fresh water produced can be used for agriculture, industry, and for drinking. Market Background Water

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Study finds direct seawater splitting has substantial drawbacks to conventional water splitting, offers almost no advantage

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A study by a team of researchers from Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft has found that direct seawater splitting for hydrogen production has substantial drawbacks compared to conventional water splitting and offers almost no advantage.

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Lawrence Livermore publishes state-by-state energy/water Sankey diagrams

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For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has published state-by-state energy and water Sankey diagrams in one location so that analysts and policymakers can find all the information they need in one place. These diagrams depict energy use and water flow during the year 2010, the latest year for which comprehensive data is available. General location of energy and water categories. Energy and water generally “flows” from left to right.

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USBR cuts 613,000 acre-feet of water from Colorado River users; Lake Mead to operate in Shortage Condition 1 for 1st time

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The projected water year 2021 unregulated inflow into Lake Powell—the amount that would have flowed to Lake Mead, the reservoir created by Hoover Dam, without the benefit of storage behind Glen Canyon Dam—is approximately 32% of average. Lake Powell water elevation.

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Argonne releases updated WATER computer model to help bioenergy developers conserve water

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The model , called Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources or WATER, has users from more than 35 US states. This map depicts water availability by county; areas shown in orange are under higher levels of water stress. It provides an in-depth analysis of water consumption used in the development of bioenergy, allowing industry leaders to make better informed decisions about what types of feedstock are most appropriate for use in water-limited areas.

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Photocatalytic optical fibers convert water into hydrogen

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Researchers at the University of Southampton have transformed optical fibers into photocatalytic microreactors that convert water into hydrogen fuel using solar energy.

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Integrating nanomaterial with light-absorbing molecule powers hydrogen production from water and sunlight

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed a hybrid material constructed from a metal oxide nanosheet and a light-absorbing molecule for splitting water molecules (H 2 O) to obtain hydrogen (H 2 ) under sunlight.

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Novel inexpensive cobalt-nickel electrode for efficient water and urea electrolysis; yolk-shell nanoparticles

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Electrolytic hydrogen production powered by renewable energy is seen as an environmentally friendly means to ameliorate global climate and energy problems. Both half reactions of water electrolysis—hydrogen and oxygen evolution—are unfortunately slow and require a lot of power.

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DOE releases report on water-energy nexus

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus for DOE and its partners and lays the foundation for future efforts. Present day water and energy systems are tightly intertwined. Water is used in all phases of energy production and electricity generation. Energy is required to extract, convey, and deliver water of appropriate quality for diverse human uses.

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Texas: From Shale Boom to Water Revolution

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Now the slick but dry state is becoming famous for water: that precious element that both resolves the drought problem and also makes it possible to pump more oil out of the ground. Not only does Texas have the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford shale, but it also has the Gulf of Mexico and its massive oil deposits and endless gallons of seawater that are now economically treatable thanks to next generation water processing technology. A Water Revolution Takes Root.

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thyssenkrupp’s water electrolysis technology qualified as primary control reserve in Germany; hydrogen production for the electricity market

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thyssenkrupp’s proprietary water electrolysis technology for the production of. In the future thyssenkrupp’s electrolysis plants will be able to act as large-scale buffers to stabilize the power grid and compensate fluctuations quickly and flexibly. s virtual power plant. Our plants are thus making a significant contribution to ensuring both a stable power supply and the cost-effectiveness of green hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Power-to-Gas

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New protocol for creating single atom iridium catalysts boosts water-splitting performance

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If powered by renewable energy sources, electrolysis could produce fuels and chemical feedstocks more sustainably and reduce the use of fossil fuels.

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NREL thermal management system greatly increases power density of SiC inverters in heavy-duty applications

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A thermal management system developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with John Deere promises to increase the power density of silicon carbide (SiC) inverters within heavy-duty EV applications significantly.

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Rolls-Royce and Robert Allan present world’s first LNG-powered shallow-water push boat

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Rolls-Royce and Canadian vessel designers Robert Allan have developed the world’s first shallow-water push boat powered by LNG natural gas engines. DNV GL expects natural gas to cover over 40 to 80% of all vessel propulsion power requirements by 2050.

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ULEMCo delivers water tanker converted to use hydrogen dual fuel

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UK-based ULEMCo has worked with Yorkshire Water to produce what is believed to be the first water tanker anywhere to operate on hydrogen fuel. The new 7.5

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Study finds the wettability of porous electrode surfaces is key to making efficient water-splitting or carbon-capturing systems

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As water-splitting technologies improve, often using porous electrode materials to provide greater surface areas for electrochemical reactions, their efficiency is often limited by the formation of bubbles that can block or clog the reactive surfaces.

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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. All three friends chose the tap water. Source of an Epic FAIL.

The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner

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Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering. For the North American shale boom, the lack of water is suffocating. The water revolution is here, according to Stanley Weiner, CEO of STW Resources -a Texas-based company that has the exclusive North American license for Dutch-developed next-generation Salttech desalination technology.

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Israeli team develops decoupled PEC water-splitting system for centralized production of H2

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Researchers in Israel have designed a separate-cell photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting system with decoupled hydrogen and oxygen cells for centralized hydrogen production. Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Cell Architectures. (A)

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DOE awards $20M to project to produce clean hydrogen from nuclear power

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $20 million in funding to a project to demonstrate technology that will produce clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power. The project will produce clean hydrogen from nuclear power at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Phoenix, Arizona—the largest nuclear plant and the single-largest generator of carbon-free electricity in the US. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Nuclear Power Generation

DOE awarding $35M to 11 projects for hydrokinetic turbine development; ARPA-E SHARKS

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They will incorporate experts in hydrodynamics, structural dynamics, control systems, power electronics, grid connections, and performance optimization. Tidal Power Tug - $4,500,000. The turbine will be designed for power delivery to remote and local grids.

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ANL: life-cycle water consumption of fuel cell vehicles can be cut in half compared to that of conventional ICE vehicles

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The life-cycle water consumption of fuel cell electric vehicles using hydrogen produced from natural gas with steam methane reforming is almost 50% less than the life-cycle water consumption of conventional internal combustion engine vehicles using gasoline, according to a study by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). If the hydrogen is produced from solar power and water, the life-cycle water consumption is almost 60% less.

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ARPA-E announces $11M for innovations in energy-water processing and agricultural sensing technologies; fourth, fifth OPEN+ cohorts

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The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $11 million in funding for 7 projects in the fourth and fifth cohorts of the agency’s OPEN+ program: Energy-Water Technologies and Sensors for Bioenergy and Agriculture. Energy-Water cohort teams will develop new, energy-efficient processing technologies for industrial (particularly oil and gas) and municipal wastewater. Energy-Water Technologies cohort. ARPA-E Sensors Water

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Argonne LCA study finds many alternative fuels consume more water than petroleum and natural gas fuels

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have analyzed the water consumption for transportation fuels in the United States using an extended lifecycle system boundary that includes the water embedded in intermediate processing steps. In a paper published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , they compared the water consumed per unit energy and per km traveled in light-duty vehicles. Biomass Fuels Hydrogen Lifecycle analysis Power Generation Water

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Samsung Heavy to partner with KAREI to develop molten-salt reactor floating power plants and nuclear-powered ships

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Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is making a full-scale effort to develop offshore nuclear power plant technology. Through this agreement, SHI plans to pioneer the MSR-based floating nuclear power plant and nuclear-powered ship market as part of strengthening its capacity for future new business expansion. However, in the MSR, molten salts play a key role in the reactor core, including as a coolant instead of water as used by most currently operating reactors.

DOE selects 2 projects to demonstrate feasibility of enhanced water recovery; producing usable water from CO2 storage sites

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected two projects that will test emerging enhanced water recovery (EWR) technologies for their potential to produce useable water from CO 2 storage sites. The two projects set to receive the funding announced today will be managed by the Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Carbon Storage Program: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Water

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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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City Council, board members of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Commission and long term colleagues from the climate justice action community to be part of a historic announcement. Garcetti was ready for clean power NOW. Green groups like Communities For A Better Environment, Food & Water Watch and Sierra Club had worked for this critical win for many year and it was beautiful to be there to see their leaders gobsmacked by the great news.

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BrineMine Project at KIT: responsible extraction of energy, raw materials, and drinking water from geothermal wells

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In the BrineMine research project, researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, together with their partners, are developing strategies and methods for extracting mineral resources directly in geothermal power plants. Here, not only energy and minerals are to be extracted, but also drinking water. The cooled liquid, which has a relatively low concentration, is then pre-concentrated by reverse osmosis; at the same time, drinking water is obtained.

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Griffith researchers enhance catalytic activity for water splitting

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In an open-acess paper published in Nature Communications , Griffith University (Australia) researchers report having enhanced the catalytic activity of CoSe 2 for oxygen evolution in water splitting by incorporating both Fe dopants and Co vacancies into atomically thin CoSe 2 nanobelts. The Griffith advance was discovering that when both processes are put together their combined effect substantially increases the power of nanobelts to speed up reactions.

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Will Fukushima’s Water Dump Set a Risky Precedent?

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Since the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, groundwater has been trickling through the damaged facilities at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant , filtering through the melted cores and fuel rods and becoming irradiated with a whole medley of radioisotopes.

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New $30M ARPA-E program to produce renewable liquid fuels from renewable energy, air and water

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The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $30 million in funding for a new program for technologies that use renewable energy to convert air and water into cost-competitive liquid fuels. ( ARPA-E’s Renewable Energy to Fuels through Utilization of Energy-dense Liquids (REFUEL) program seeks to develop technologies that use renewable energy to convert air and water into Carbon Neutral Liquid Fuels (CNLF).

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bp & Ørsted to produce green H2 at Lingen refinery; industrial-scale electrolyzer powered by offshore wind

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project for industrial-scale production of green hydrogen via the electrolysis of water using ?renewable renewable power, producing zero emissions. This will be powered by renewable energy generated by an Ørsted offshore ?wind When powered by renewable ?energy,

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Rolls-Royce supports power-to-x initiative in Brandenburg; synthetic fuels and chemicals from renewable power

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Power Systems business unit signs letter of intent for the construction of a demonstration plant for the production of synthetic fuels Schell: “We will be electrifying the entire system, including the fuel” Important step towards sector coupling and decarbonising propulsion systems and power generation. As a former coal and chemical region, the Lausitz region has an abundance of expertise available that can be used to set up a power-to-x competence center.

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Successful demonstration of FlexMethanol conversion of wind power to methanol

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In Germany, BSE Engineering and the Institute for Renewable Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) have demonstrated the conversion of wind power into renewable methanol. The team uses green electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in an electrolysis step.

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Toyota and DIFFER partner on direct solar production of hydrogen from humid air, rather than water

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The Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research ( DIFFER ) is partnering with Toyota Motor Europe (TME) to develop a device that absorbs water vapor, and splits it into hydrogen and oxygen directly using solar energy. When hydrogen is combined with oxygen in a fuel cell, the energy is released in the form of electricity, with clean water as the only emission. This first prototype achieved 70% of the performance that is obtained when an equivalent device is filled with water.

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PowerCell signs MoU with ABB Power Grids on stationary fuel cell power solutions

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PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with ABB Power Grids regarding a collaboration around fuel cell based zero emissions stationary power solutions. The system runs on hydrogen and can be used as an electrical power system and for peak shaving.

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Wärtsilä and partners to cooperate in wind-to-hydrogen-to-electricity project; other power-to-X fuels

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Wärtsilä Finland, the energy companies Vaasan Sähkö and EPV Energia, and the City of Vaasa, Finland have signed a letter of intent to cooperate in a project aimed at utilizing emissions-free hydrogen in power generation, industry and transportation applications. The goal of the four parties is jointly to build a Power-to-X-to-Power system in Vaasa. Energy production would take place in an engine power plant developed by Wärtsilä.

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Ecoclean cuts BMW engine plant robot cell power and water consumption by ~30%

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The system’s electric power and water consumption were each cut by. Water consumption in particular was too. focus on factors such as the water consumption, cleaning agent input, electricity demand, and the consumption of. were extracted from the cleaning cell, causing the machine’s elevated water. One measure taken to reduce the water consumption involved changes on the. electric power consumption was cut by around 30 percent.

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Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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The Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) has awarded Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) a contract for two M501JAC power trains for the Intermountain Power Plant (IPP) in Delta, Utah. The ACES project will use renewable power to produce hydrogen through electrolysis.

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Neste invests in Sunfire, developer of high-temperature electrolysis and Power-to-X solutions

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The company’s patented technology allows the production of renewable hydrogen as well as the direct conversion of water and CO 2 into raw material for petrochemical products. One of these fields of innovation is Power-to-X. The key technology in the Power-to-X platform is electrolysis.

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Researchers in Australia develop low-cost water-splitting catalyst that offers comparable performance to platinum

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Iron and nickel, which are found in abundance on Earth, would replace precious metals ruthenium, platinum and iridium that up until now are regarded as benchmark catalysts in the water-splitting process.

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Nuvera and DD DANNAR partner to develop mobile fuel cell power for diverse industries

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DANNAR manufactures the DANNAR Mobile Power Station (MPS), a configurable platform that serves as both a multi-purpose work utility vehicle as well as a mobile power supply. Nuvera is a developer of fuel cells for commercial power, especially for motive applications.