Researchers design nanoparticles for cost-effective hydrogen production process

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2019 143

Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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Researchers from Japan’s NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly conducted a techno-economic analysis for hydrogen production from photovoltaic power generation (PV) utilizing a battery-assisted electrolyzer.

2019 164

Mathematically-designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen production

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Graphene Hydrogen ProductionAn international research group has improved graphene’s ability to catalyze the hydrogen evolution reaction, which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water. They designed a mathematically-predicted graphene electrocatalyst, and confirmed its performance using high resolution electrochemical microscopy and computational modelling. The findings were published in an open access paper in the journal Advanced Science.

2019 93

Danish team electrifies steam-methane reforming for greener approach to hydrogen production

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we don’t have to increase the production prices. Preliminary estimates indicate that a resistance-heated reformer would be on par with current fired reformers in regions with a high production of renewable electricity. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2019 110

Korea Gas Corporation to invest $4B in hydrogen production and distribution by 2030

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Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Other AsiaKorea Gas Corp. KOGAS), the state-run natural gas supplier and a major global importer of LNG, plans to spend 4.7 trillion won (US$4.01 billion) to build hydrogen-producing facilities by 2030. Under the plan, KOGAS will construct 25 hydrogen-producing facilities and pipelines totaling 700 kilometers to transport the gas. By 2030, KOGAS expects to supply 1.73 million tons of hydrogen annually. KOGAS said demand for hydrogen in South Korea will reach 1.94

2019 109

ARPA-E awarding ~$14.4M to four projects for production of hydrogen and carbon products from methane

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The team will convert natural gas into carbon nanotubes with concurrent production of hydrogen, spin them into fibers, and evaluate the fiber performance and properties with the target of displacing metals. The proposed technology could significantly reduce energy consumption and CO 2 emissions associated with metal production, while producing hydrogen. High Value, Energy Saving Carbon Products and Clean Hydrogen Gas from Methane, $3,479,624.

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UCSC team develops novel ruthenium catalyst that outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production

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A novel ruthenium-based catalyst developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) has shown markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2019 109

BMW Group Production leveraging virtual reality and augmented reality applications

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BMW Group Production is focusing increasingly on easy-to-use and effective virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality applications. AR-based training at the BMW Group Production Academy: engine assembly.

2019 145

BASF develops zero-CO2 production process for methanol

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If it can be successfully implemented at an industrial scale, the entire production process – from syngas production to pure methanol – will no longer release any carbon dioxide emissions. Nearly 100 years after the first industrial-scale production of this important basic chemical using BASF’s high-pressure process, we are now taking a leading role in writing the newest chapter in the history of methanol.

2019 84

DLR team integrates solar heat into solid oxide electrolyzer for highly efficient hydrogen production

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Experimental setup of the solar heated solid oxide electrolyzer system for hydrogen production. Water electrolysis is considered as a promising pathway for the production of sustainable hydrogen to be used as such an energy carrier. Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2019 91

Fraunhofer researchers develop new low-cost dry-film electrode production process

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new battery cell production process that coats the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals.

2019 142

Univ. of Twente team develops highly efficient Si photocathode for solar fuels production

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Large-scale conversion and storage of solar energy via the production of hydrogen would likely rely upon Earth-abundant materials. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuels

2018 126

Modified enzyme can increase second-generation ethanol production

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One of the main challenges of second-generation biofuel production is identifying enzymes produced by microorganisms for use in a cocktail of enzymes to catalyze biomass hydrolysis, in which the enzymes act together to break down the carbohydrates in sugarcane trash and bagasse, for example, and convert them into simple sugars for fermentation.

2019 73

DSM expands yeast, enzyme product offerings for the biofuels industry

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Royal DSM is expanding its product offering of low glycerol yeast technology for the biofuels industry with the introduction of eBOOST GT and a new enzyme for fiber conversion, eBREAK 1000F. DSM scientists at the company’s biotechnology centers in Delft, the Netherlands and Elgin, IL (USA) worked closely with customers to develop the new products and solutions.

2019 71

ICL team assesses relative costs of carbon mitigation for 12 H2 production paths; trade-off between cost and level of decarbonization

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A team at Imperial College London has examined the relative costs of carbon mitigation from a lifecycle perspective for 12 different hydrogen production techniques using fossil fuels, nuclear energy and renewable sources. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Lifecycle analysis

2018 105

Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving

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Volvo Cars and Uber presented a jointly developed production car capable of driving by itself, the next step in the strategic collaboration between both companies.

2019 101

Air Liquide selects Hydrogenics for 20MW electrolyzer for hydrogen production; largest PEM electrolyzer in world

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Air Liquide will build in Canada the largest PEM (Proton-Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer in the world with a 20 megawatts (MW) capacity for the production of low-carbon hydrogen (the facility will use hydropower). This new production unit will significantly reduce carbon intensity compared to the traditional hydrogen production process. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2019 64

Compact pilot plant for solar to liquid fuels production

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Partners from Germany and Finland in the SOLETAIR project are building a compact pilot plant for the production of gasoline, diesel and kerosene from solar energy, regenerative hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuelsThe plant will be compact enough to fit into a shipping container. The plant consists of three components. A direct air capture unit developed by the Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) extracts carbon dioxide from air.

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Neste investing €1.4B to boost capacity for renewable drop-in fuels and products production in Singapore

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billion to add additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The investment will extend Neste’s renewable product overall capacity in Singapore by up to 1.3 million tons per year, bringing the total renewable product capacity close to 4.5

2018 91

Arbe launching 4D imaging radar beta product Phoenix

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Israel-based Arbe is launching Phoenix, its automotive 4D imaging radar beta product.

2019 135

Air Liquide inaugurates HyBalance pilot site in Denmark for production of carbon-free hydrogen

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In Denmark, Air Liquide inaugurated HyBalance, a pilot site for the production of carbon-free hydrogen. MW, enables the production of around 500 kg of hydrogen a day without releasing CO 2. Under the coordination of Air Liquide, the HyBalance project brings together a group of partners—Hydrogenics, LBST, Neas Energy, and Hydrogen Valley—for the construction of one of the largest carbon-free hydrogen production units in Europe.

2018 78

Has Permian Productivity Peaked?

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Or, more specifically, drilling costs are starting to rise and the enormous leaps in production that can be obtained by simply adding more rigs also appears to be running into some trouble. Overall, however, production is still expected to increase. oil production will average 9.3

2017 85

DLR and partners inaugurate largest solar-thermochemical H2 production plant

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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project partners, has inaugurated the largest solar-chemical installation yet for the production of hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2017 78

Elaphe to begin low-volume series production of L1500 in-wheel powertrain system

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The L1500 D-version in-wheel motor has been optimized for low-volume series production and its earlier versions have been tested on several vehicles including passenger cars and off-road-vehicles. The company will begin low-volume series production in the fourth quarter of 2019.

2019 135

UNL-led team greatly increases hydrogen production by T maritima; breaking the theoretical limit

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The feat represents a breakthrough in the global effort to scale up the sustainable production of clean-burning hydrogen for vehicles and heavy industry, said Raghuveer Singh, who who conducted the research as part of his dissertation. But under normal conditions, most of that carbon gets funneled into the biological machinery that cranks out new cells, leaving little left over for hydrogen production. Biotech Hydrogen Production

2018 78

Study finds air pollution caused by corn production increases mortality rate in US

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A new study finds that environmental damage caused by corn production results in 4,300 premature deaths annually in the United States, representing a monetized cost of $39 billion.

2019 136

Spanish researchers propose new LOHC-based system for on-demand hydrogen production, storage and transport

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A potential LOHC requires a fast dehydrogenation reaction to control the production of molecular hydrogen on-demand. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Power-to-Gas

2017 88

KU Leuven demonstrates production of biogasoline with integration into existing refineries; potential large-scale production

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Here we demonstrate the production of biogasoline with a direct upstream integration into processes in existing petrorefinery facilities that targets the 10% bio-based carbon in accordance with the current European Union directives (for 2020) for biofuels.

2018 100

New mesocrystal photocatalyst enhances light-driven hydrogen production

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A group of Japanese researchers has developed a novel photocatalyst for increased hydrogen production. Topotactic epitaxy is a solid-tate reaction in which the orientations of the epitaxially grown product crystals are determined by the orientation of the initial crystals.

2017 78

GlobalData: Global coal production set to grow to 2022, despite major players scaling down capacities

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Although Germany, the UK, US, Canada and Ukraine are phasing out domestic coal production capacity, expansion of production capacity in countries such as India and Indonesia is predicted to generate modest annual growth of 1.3%

2019 130

Rotterdam The Hague Airport initiates study for the production of renewable jet fuel from air

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The study will define the concept and basic engineering for onsite production of renewable jet fuel from air at Rotterdam The Hague Airport. This would be the first time ever that renewable jet fuel from air production exceeds laboratory scale of a few liters per day.

2019 103

Daimler, partners building next-gen additive manufacturing process pilot production line for spare parts

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NextGenAM partners Premium AEROTEC, EOS and Daimler are building a pilot production line for a next-generation automated additive manufacturing (AM) process. A driverless transport system and robots ensure the smooth movement of the parts through every stage of the production line.

2019 101

NREL sets new world efficiency record for solar hydrogen production: 16.2%

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Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2017 96

Tesla to stop Roadster production

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As Tesla files for its IPO, the company reveals that it will stop production of the Roadster — and will focus on the Model S. From the article: “A reading of the fine print by Wired’s Autopia blog uncovers some disturbing product-planning news. To wit, the company’s only product, the first true freeway-capable, mass-produced electric car of the modern age, will go bye-bye next year.&#. Production begins mid-March. Tesla's Model S.

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New protocol to enhance photosynthetic production of hydrogen from green algae

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For decades, researchers believed that the main obstacle to the longer-term hydrogen production in algae in light was the destruction of the hydrogenase enzyme, a key element in this process, which is caused by oxygen. This led to techniques such as sulfur-deprivation to extend hydrogen production. In addition, algae steer the electrons resulting from the decomposition of water and charged by sunlight into hydrogen production instead of biomass accumulation.

2018 69

Volkswagen targeting further boost in factory productivity; TRANSFORM.TOGETHER

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The Volkswagen brand has introduced a new production strategy—TRANSFORM.TOGETHER—which targets a 30% increase in productivity worldwide by 2025 compared to 2018. And production plays a key role in that. This is where we see a powerful production efficiency lever.

2018 96

New hybrid photocatalyst for highly efficient hydrogen production from water

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The spatially uniform heterostructure, correlated to plasmon-resonance through conformal coating MoS 2 that effectively regulated charge transfer pathways, is proven to be vitally important for the unique solar energy harvesting and photocatalytic H 2 production. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Nanotech Solar fuels

2017 64

ŠKODA introduces PHEV version of flagship along with first battery-electric production model

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ŠKODA, a member of the Volkswagen Group, has introduced the SUPERB iV—a plug-in hybrid version of its flagship SUPERB— and the CITIGOe iV, the company’s first production battery-electric vehicle.

2019 96

Teijin’s Sereebo now in use for GM as first CFRTP for high-volume production vehicles

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This is the first use of CFRTP for structural parts in a high-volume production vehicle. Following production startup in early June, GMC Sierra CarbonPro Editions for both vehicles will begin appearing at select GMC dealerships in the US this summer.

2019 96

Grannus Process designed BACT by US EPA for production of hydrogen or ammonia

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Grannus, LLC’s Grannus Process has been designated as Best Available Control Technology (BACT) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for production of hydrogen or ammonia. BACT certification confirms the Grannus Process has the lowest emissions level in the industry for production of hydrogen while maintaining cost competitiveness at a scale relative to competitors’ designs. Ammonia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2018 65

DOE awarding up to $3.5M to 3 projects for nuclear-compatible high-temperature electrolysis for H2 production

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million to three hydrogen production research and development (R&D) projects that are compatible with nuclear energy sources. The technology of hydrogen production through conventional water electrolysis is well-established; high-temperature electrolysis (HTE) adds in some of the energy needed to split the water as heat instead of electricity (by using steam instead of liquid water), thus reducing the overall energy required. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Nuclear

2018 73

Researchers find product-specific active sites on copper catalysts for CO2 reduction

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by reducing mixtures of 13 CO and 12 CO 2 , we show that oxide-derived Cu catalysts have three different types of active sites for C–C coupled products, one that produces ethanol and acetate, another that produces ethylene and yet another that produces 1-propanol.

2018 127

Production of crude oil as a percentage of proved reserves: Recent worldwide and U.S. trends

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In this analysis, I examined the relation between crude-oil production and crude-oil reserves in the world and in the United States. This variable is inversely related to the reserves-to-production ratio.) For the world, production of crude oil in 1987 represented 3.0%

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