NTNU researchers use reverse electrodialysis and waste heat for hydrogen production: Heat to H2

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A new approach developed by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) could alleviate that situation a bit by using waste heat from other industrial processes. Energy experts say that the waste heat from Norway’s businesses and industries is the equivalent of 20 TWh of energy. This work presents an integrated hydrogen production system using reverse electrodialysis (RED) and waste heat, termed Heat to H 2. That’s where the waste heat comes in.

2019 98

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. This means that hydrogen can be produced from water, in contrast to electrolysis processes currently on the market, at an affordable price using regenerative electricity for around €3/kg instead of €6-8/kg (assuming electricity costs of €0.08

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: Lease deals already offset higher price tag

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Hyundai isn’t wasting any time throwing out incentives for its revamped 2020 Ioniq Electric hatchback. Just last week, Hyundai put out its official pricing information for the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, which is now arriving at dealerships. But according to our partner site CarsDirect, the carmaker is already throwing out incentives on the

2020 73

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

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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.

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Blue Marble Biomaterials launches first zero-waste chemical biorefinery

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A photobioreactor and algae perform the “water recycling”; the pelletized solid waste material will be used in the gasifier. has launched the first zero-waste chemical biorefinery in the US in Missoula, Montana. The facility will produce 72 tons of fine chemicals a year and only purified water and pellet fuel for wood-boilers as its waste. The feedstock flexibility can manifest as price stability for Blue Marble’s chemical customers, Ogilvie noted.

2011 112

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

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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 64

Aemetis producing cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste at integrated demonstration unit

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Aemetis, after successfully completing the construction and commencement of an Integrated Demonstration Unit, is now producing cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste, utilizing technologies from Aemetis, LanzaTech and InEnTec. The plant converts waste orchard wood and nutshells from California’s Central Valley into cellulosic ethanol. million tons of waste wood and shells per year. The current market price of cellulosic ethanol sold in California is estimated to be $4.50

2017 60

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office updates Multi-Year Program Plan; focus on wet wastes

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The latest version of the MYPP presents a merged conversion R&D section; the renaming of the demonstration and market transformation area; and emerging work in wet waste-to-energy feedstocks. BETO says that wet wastes represent an underused feedstock and an emerging pathway to advanced biofuels that has the potential to greatly contribute to BETO’s near-term and long-term advanced biofuel and bioproduct goals.

2015 78

Neste launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel made 100% from waste and residues in Finland; initial customers

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Neste recently launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues under the brand name Neste MY Renewable Diesel at select service stations in the Helsinki region today, 9 January 2017. Production of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is based on Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL technology which can be used for producing premium-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products from almost any waste fat or vegetable oil.

Novozymes launches commercial enzyme technology to convert waste oils into biodiesel

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Growing demand for vegetable oil in the food industry has resulted in increased prices, causing biodiesel producers to search for alternative—and more sustainable—feedstocks. waste oils with high FFAs have not been a viable feedstock option. The enzymatic process uses less energy, and the cost of waste oil as a feedstock is significantly lower than refined oils. A small number of plants have been producing biodiesel from waste oils using existing technologies.

2014 78

New Mærsk Triple-E ships worlds largest and most efficient; waste heat recovery and ultra long stroke engines contribute to up to 50% reduction in CO2/container moved

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The Triple-E vessels have a 26% slot cost advantage compared to the 13,100 TEU vessels sailing on today’s oceans considering a full roundtrip from Asia to Europe (based on a bunker price of US$600 per metric tonnes). An advanced waste heat recovery system captures and reuses energy from the engines’ exhaust gas for extra propulsion with less fuel consumption. Waste heat recovery. Fuel Efficiency Ports and Marine Waste Heat RecoveryRendering of the Triple-E.

2011 82

Lux Research projects methanol-to-gasoline most competitive route for liquid fuels from natural gas or waste

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The price disparity between crude oil and other resources, coupled with the emergence of cheap and abundant shale gas, especially in the United States, is opening up opportunities to produce cheaper gasoline, according to a new report from Lux Research. At small scale (~1,000 barrels per day), methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) is the most competitive route for liquid fuels from either natural gas ($82 per barrel) or waste ($75 per barrel). Waste biomass is a ubiquitous alternative.

2013 81

Aemetis acquires license from LanzaTech with California exclusive rights for advanced ethanol from biomass including forest and ag wastes

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has acquired exclusive rights to LanzaTech’s patented technology for the conversion of agricultural waste, forest waste, dairy waste and construction and demolition waste (CDW) to ethanol in California. The LanzaTech gas-to-ethanol technology enables Aemetis to convert these local California biomass wastes to advanced ethanol. The current price of advanced ethanol in California including federal, state and tax credit incentives is approximately $4.60

2016 60

NextFuels introduces hydrothermal process to produce biofuels from wet, unprocessed waste; solution for palm plantation residue

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Biofuels company NextFuels introduced its hydrothermal process for economically producing transportation and industrial fuels from wet, unprocessed agricultural waste. to 6 metric tons of agricultural waste is generated for each metric ton of oil. Commercial scale modules will initially cost approximately $20 million and decline in price over time. There is no such thing as waste. Overview of the NextFuels’ GreenCrude process. Click to enlarge.

2013 77

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

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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 89

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

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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. British Airways has committed to purchasing, at market competitive prices, the jet fuel produced by the plant for the next 11 years which equates to about $550 million at today’s prices.

2014 84

Neste Oil more than doubles use of waste- and residue-based inputs for renewable fuel to 742,000 tons

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Neste Oil succeeded in achieving its target of increasing its use of waste and residue raw materials for refining into NExBTL renewable fuels by more than 400,000 tons in 2012: a total of 742,000 tons of these raw materials were used compared to 330,000 tons in 2011. Neste Oil increased its use of waste animal fat in particular last year and added waste fat from the fish processing industry to its feedstock base.

2013 74

UC Riverside researchers receive two grants to advance steam hydrogasification reaction for waste-to-fuels

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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CERT) at the Bourns College of Engineering have received two grants to further explore a steam hydrogasification process they developed to convert waste into fuels. The CEC grant will allow for the completion of a process demonstration unit at CERT that will provide data needed before a proposed pilot plant is built at the city of Riverside’s waste water treatment facility.

2011 74

GE, INL Researchers Collaborate on Waste Heat Recovery Research

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Researchers from Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and GE Global Research are collaborating on a two-year, public-private partnership project designed to optimize an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) process to convert low-temperature waste heat (below 500 °) from gas turbine or reciprocating engine exhaust to produce electricity. Our new evaporator permits direct transfer of this waste heat, which increases overall efficiency at a far more affordable price than before ” Wetzel said.

2009 60

Eindhoven University of Technology to make biofuels from its own wood waste; cyclic oxygenate CyclOx and ethanol

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Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) are developing a small-scale demonstration reactor that will process 40 tons of wood waste per year from the university into replacements for diesel fuel and gasoline. TU/e aims with this project to demonstrate the viability of small-scale, environment-friendly fuel production from its own waste material at competitive prices. This waste currently has a negative value as the university has to pay for its disposal.

2011 76

Syntec Biofuel and EERC Enter Joint Development Program to Convert Biomass and Waste to Bio-Butanol

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has entered into a joint development program with the Energy & Environmental Research Center ( EERC ) at the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks for converting a wide variety of biomass and waste into bio-butanol. Overview of Syntec’s B2A process. Click to enlarge. Syntec Biofuel Inc.

2010 76

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.

Fraunhofer characterizes Alphabet Energy thermoelectric PowerCard; up to 5% fuel economy improvement in automotive

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Competing materials, such as skutterudites and half-Heuslers, rely on rare and critical elements subject to scarcity and price volatility, making them unreliable for commercial scale, Alphabet Energy said. These advancements with our PowerCard technology are truly unique from a materials science perspective, and align with our mission of being the “Intel-inside” for waste heat recovery. Connected vehicles Fuel Efficiency Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

2016 73

Study suggests that decarbonizing US transport sector by converting waste CO2 to fuels would require economical air-capture of CO2

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Kreutz used two examples of CCTF systems in his analysis: biodiesel from microalgae and Sandia National Laboratory’s S2P process (an effort to utilize concentrated solar energy to convert waste CO 2 into synthetic fuels, earlier post ). Over time, however, as the CO 2 price increases, it eventually becomes more economical to either retrofit plants to capture and store most of.

2010 80

MAHLE acquires thermoelectric generator start-up O-Flexx

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The purchase price will not be disclosed. Thermoelectrics can be utilized to convert heat into electrical energy, turning previously unused waste heat into a valuable source of energy. Thermoelectrics Vehicle Systems Waste Heat RecoveryThe MAHLE Group is expanding its expertise in the field of thermoelectrics by acquiring the start-up O-Flexx Technologies.

2017 60

Ford prices Auto Start-Stop system in non-hybrid 2013 Fusion 1.6L EcoBoost model at $295

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Studies show drivers encounter an average of 10 to 15 red lights and stop signs on a typical 20 mile commute, which can add 5 to 15 minutes of idle time and wasted gas. Ford is offering the Auto Start-Stop system on its new non-hybrid 2013 Fusion equipped with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine ( earlier post ) for $295. Auto Start-Stop saves fuel use when the car is standing and running at idle.

2012 81

RAND reports suggest US DoD use less petroleum fuel to deal with high prices, not count on alternatives

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Bartis and RAND colleague Lawrence van Bibbe were the authors of a 2011 RAND report concluding that if the US military increased its use of alternative jet and naval fuels that can be produced from coal or various renewable resources, including seed oils, waste oils and algae, there would be no direct benefit to the nation’s armed forces. While DoD and the services will have access to the wholesale fuel supplies they require, the purchase price may be uncomfortably high.

2012 78

DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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wasted energy in plants into energy-dense fuel molecules. The project will enable “personalized” price signals to be. ARPA-E Biomass Electric (Battery) Fuels Motors Plug-ins Power Electronics Research Smart Grid Waste Heat RecoveryThe Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 60 research projects for up to a combined $156 million in funding from the Fiscal Year 2011 budget.

2011 96

DOE to award ~$96M for bioenergy research and development

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Topic areas within this FOA will advance DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office’s objectives of reducing the price of drop-in biofuels; lowering the cost of biopower; and enabling high-value products from biomass or waste resources. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to more than $96 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0002203 ) for bioenergy research and development.

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Neste to acquire Bunge Rotterdam refinery to increase raw material pretreatment capacity for renewable products

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials, has agreed to acquire Bunge Loders Croklaan’s refinery plant located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for a purchase price of €258 million (US$302 million).

2020 96

DOE to award $35M for bioenergy feedstock and algae R&D

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DE-FOA-0002423 ) Topic Areas ins the FOA support DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) objectives to reduce the minimum selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources. Topic Areas include: Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to Enable Production of Conversion-Ready Feedstocks (up to $15M).

2020 84

Amazon.com Packaging FAIL – Hey Jeff Bezos, Who is the Airhead That Packed This?

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I ordered my new 2011 wall calendar for my office from Amazon.com because they had the best price and free shipping. What a waste of resources, space and money from a company that’s supposed to be so smart. If I got a planet-killing wasteful box like this, how many other customers also did and don’t have a blog to call it to your attention?

2010 171

Solar Energy - A Way To Cut Down On High Energy Costs

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What options do you have to cut the sky-rocketing energy bills due to the high oil and gas prices? With fuel prices going up it is inevitable that you are faced with high utility bills due to higher heating and cooling costs. Cutting our energy usage by using energy efficient appliances is one option, cutting wasteful energy usage is another, building green homes that use lower energy is yet another option.

2011 109

IDTechEx: despite efforts to reduces rare-earth use, percentage of permanent magnet-based EV motors rising

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China accounts for the vast majority of rare-earth production worldwide and this has, in the past, led to huge price volatility. In 2011, after China restricted its exports of rare-earths, the price of neodymium and dysprosium rose by approximately 750% and 2000% respectively.

2020 96

Baker Institute team says fossil fuel subsidies need global reform

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

2020 113

Estes partners with Clean Energy to expand RNG vehicle fleet to 71 units

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Clean Energy’s Redeem was the first commercially available RNG vehicle fuel, derived from capturing the biogenic methane produced by the decomposition of organic waste from dairies, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.,

2020 96

Adamas: cerium, lanthanum, terbium and recycling can help fill the magnet rare earth gap

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As magnet rare earth prices rise and supplies become increasingly scarce through the second half of the decade, cerium, lanthanum and terbium will help fill the gap, according to Adamas Intelligence. If just 5 to 10% of the NdFeB magnets entering waste streams globally each year by 2030 could be viably recovered and recycled it would make a substantial contribution to global supply.

2020 73

Study finds renewable natural gas could meet ~85% of current natural gas use in transport in California by 2020s; much higher volumes possible with right policies

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RNG is produced from organic materials or waste streams; the lifecycle emissions for RNG have the potential to be lower than the emissions of fossil natural gas. There are multiple potential technology pathways for capturing RNG, each with different economics, including landfill gas to energy (KGTE); anaerobic digestion (AD), wet (dairy waste) and dry (food waste); and gasification, standard and plasma. Those derivatives prices generally ranged from $2.80

2016 88

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

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If you’re feeling the impact of today’s $5 a gallon gas and rising food prices and worried about the dropping equity in your home then wait till you see what’s coming in your immediate future. ACT ACCORDINGLY – Stop wasting so much time mindlessly watching television, playing video games and going to Las Vegas. Do something to lower gas prices, and you might exacerbate warming and, potentially, terrorism. Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

2008 153

DOE to issue funding opportunity for integrated biorefinery optimization

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This FOA will support research and development to increase the performance efficiencies of biorefineries resulting in continuous operation and production of biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower at prices competitive with fossil-derived equivalents. High value products from waste and/or other under-valued streams in an integrated biorefinery.

2016 94

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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It’s already figured into their companies value and stock price. Let’s not waste our time and capitol building another carbon burning plant that adds to the problem and which we will only have to shut down soon anyway.

2013 192

Getting Rid of Stuff

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Fortunately, Portland has a great city recycling program and they take home hazardous waste for free (up to five gallons). He has an old beat up Civic that needs several parts, so he was happy to take everything away for a package price. After removing all the gasoline based components from the car, my garage was pretty full of stuff. Here are the leftover fluids from the car.

2008 100

Audi introduces new CNG A3 Sportback

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Sales in Germany and other European countries begin in fall 2020 at a base price of €30,705.88. More than half of them sell biomethane produced entirely from waste, and this number is increasing. Audi sources the CO 2 from an adjacent biogas plant that recycles agricultural waste.

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