NYK Line invests in waste-to-biofuel company

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which has developed its own integrated subcritical-water organic-waste power-generation system (ISOP) system, which decomposes organic substances using subcritical-water-treating technology and ultimately produces green energy products such as biofuels.

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Alfa Laval introduces E-PowerPack ORC waste heat recovery system for ships

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Alfa Laval is introducing the E-PowerPack waste heat recovery system for ships. Able to convert waste heat directly into electrical power, the E-PowerPack uses Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology to reduce ship fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

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DOE researchers investigate economic and environmental impacts of converting wet waste to renewable diesel

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Meanwhile, wet waste feedstocks, such as animal manure and fats, oils, and greases (FOG), represent another important category of resources that could be utilized to produce MCCI bioblendstocks due to its abundant availability.

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Researchers detect broad range of emerging synthetic antioxidants in dust in e-waste recyling centers

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Now, researchers have detected a broad range of emerging synthetic antioxidants, called hindered phenol and sulfur antioxidants, in dust from electronic waste (e-waste) recycling workshops, possibly posing risks for the workers inside.

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Rice lab’s flash Joule heating extracts rare earth elements from waste at high yields

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The Rice lab of chemist James Tour has successfully extracted valuable rare earth elements (REE) from waste at yields high enough to resolve issues for manufacturers while boosting their profits. The process turns the waste into highly soluble “activated REE species.”.

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TU/ecomotive develops waste-free car with UBQ: Luca

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With this zero-waste car, the team wants to show that waste can be a valuable material with a multitude of applications. Luca, the world’s first Zero-Waste car.

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Raven SR waste-to-hydrogen plant in California to be powered by INNIO Jenbacher’s Ready-for-H2 engines

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At the site, landfill gas (LFG) will be the primary fuel to provide power for the non-combustion process that converts waste to hydrogen. tons of organic waste per day and produce up to 2,000 metric tons per year of hydrogen.

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Veolia launches largest project to produce bio-methanol from pulp mill waste

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Black liquor is the waste byproduct from the kraft pulping process after pulping is completed. Veolia Group designs and provides solutions for water, waste and energy management.

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Researchers use cold-spray deposition to create thermoelectric generators for harvesting waste heat from previously inaccessible sources

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Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and collaborators have used an additive manufacturing technique, called cold-spray deposition, to create thermoelectric generators that can harvest waste heat—a huge untapped resource—from previously inaccessible sources, such as pipes with complex geometries. Waste heat is a huge untapped resource. However, their application to harvest waste heat is limited by challenges in fabrication and materials.

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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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E-Waste is a Cybersecurity Problem, Too

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million metric tons of electronic waste in 2019, up more than 21% over five years, according to the United Nations’ most recent assessment. Only about 17% of that e-waste was recycled, and what happens to the rest can be detrimental for both human health and privacy.

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BMW Group using sustainable BASF paints made from bio-waste

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BASF’s innovative production process makes it possible to replace petroleum-based precursors, such as naphtha, with renewable raw materials from organic waste, starting in the early stages of paint production. The BMW Group is using innovative technologies in its efforts to improve sustainability and taking advantage of new options to conserve resources and reduce emissions from painting bodywork.

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U Delaware team develops chemocatalytic process to convert waste polypropylene to lube oils

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Vlachos (2021) “Polypropylene Plastic Waste Conversion to Lubricants over Ru/TiO 2 Catalysts” ACS Catalysis doi: 10.1021/acscatal.1c00874.

UN: global e-waste surging; up 21% in 5 years

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million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. of 2019’s e-waste was collected and recycled. In per capita terms, last year’s discarded e-waste averaged 7.3

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Wonderful Oil Waste Water Makes Tangerines Not So Cute, But Makes Toxic Resnicks Filthy Rich #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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DOE announces up to $6M to develop clean energy products from coal and coal wastes

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Potential projects selected under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support FECM’s Carbon Ore Processing Program, which focuses on converting coal and coal wastes into products such as graphite and carbon metal composites and alloys.

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Coffee up: Scientists tackle EV battery recycling with less waste

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Caffeine extraction process can recycle EV batteries using less chemicals and secondary waste, new research says. The post Coffee up: Scientists tackle EV battery recycling with less waste appeared first on The Driven.

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Greenergy opts for Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology to produce low-carbon fuels from waste tires

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Greenergy will invest in Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of a project to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from waste tires. billion tires are discarded each year worldwide, creating significant waste.

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New ARPA-E program to award $40M to reduce fuel waste 10X from advanced nuclear reactors

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $40 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program that will limit the amount of waste produced from advanced nuclear reactors, protecting the land and air and increasing the deployment and use of nuclear power as a reliable source of clean energy. Proactively reducing the amount of waste from AR poses an innovative opportunity that will enable the future deployment of nuclear power.

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ElectraTherm and Navy to demonstrate shipboard waste heat recovery

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ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, is working with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Creare, and the US Naval Academy (USNA) to demonstrate gas turbine waste heat recovery as part of a Small Business Innovation Research project. The demonstration will take place at the USNA in Annapolis, Maryland to prove the potential for waste heat recovery onboard ships. Ports and Marine Waste Heat Recovery

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Velocys receives further £0.5M grant for waste-to-fuels project

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million) of grant funding for the Altalto waste-to-fuels project from the UK Department for Transport (DfT), under the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C). Velocys plc has secured a further £0.5 million (US$0.63

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US-based Raven SR to build waste-to-hydrogen project in Spain

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Raven SR, a US-based renewable fuels company ( earlier post ), plans to build a waste-to-hydrogen production facility in Aragón, Spain, following the opening of its subsidiary Raven SR Iberia in Zaragoza, announced earlier this month. The Raven SR project in Aragón will produce 1,600 metric tons per year of renewable hydrogen from approximately 75 tons of organic solid waste per day.

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New technology converts waste polyethylene to jet fuel in an hour

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Washington State University researchers have developed an innovative way to convert waste polyethylene plastic to ingredients for jet fuel and other valuable products, making it easier and more cost-effective to reuse plastics.

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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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SK invests in Fulcrum BioEnergy to accelerate production of low-carbon fuel from waste

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the strategic investment arm of South Korea’s SK Group, was part of a $50-million investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy, a US-based waste-to-fuels company. Fulcrum produce biofuel on a commercial scale by chemically converting municipal solid waste (MSW) into transportation fuels. SK Inc.,

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Repsol produces renewable hydrogen from biomethane from urban solid waste

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The biomethane used as raw material was obtained from urban solid waste. Repsol is transforming its industrial complexes into multi-energy hubs capable of transforming waste and other renewable raw materials into products with a low, zero, or even a negative carbon footprint. It has resulted in more than 230 initiatives and the ambition to use four million tons of waste annually by 2030 as raw material for its products.

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Startup licenses ORNL technology for converting organic waste to hydrogen

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The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The system combines biology and electrochemistry to degrade organic waste—such as plant biomass or food waste—to produce hydrogen. Although they originally developed both processes to address the problems of liquid waste formed during biofuel production, Electro-Active Technologies will focus on fighting food waste.

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Sparc Technologies, QUT partner to develop a hard carbon anode material from bio-waste for Na-ion batteries

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The partnership will begin with a project in the battery anode space with the development of a novel process for the production of hard carbon from bio-waste.

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Renewable natural gas from food waste offers negative carbon intensity as LCFS pathway: -80 gCO2e/MJ

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South San Francisco Scavenger Company (SSFSC) has submitted an application to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) seeking certification of Tier 2 pathways for biomethane (Bio-CNG) from anaerobic digestion (AD) of food waste and urban landscaping waste at their facility in South San Francisco, California.

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Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction partners with RevoTech on production of hydrogen from waste plastic

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Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has embarked on the development of technology for producing hydrogen using waste plastic and vinyl. The company has signed a business partnership MOU with RevoTech, a company that specializes in the continuous pyrolysis of waste plastic.

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LanzaTech, Northwestern, ORNL engineer microbe to convert industrial waste gases to acetone or isopropanol

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A team of scientists from LanzaTech, Northwestern University and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have engineered a microbe to convert molecules of industrial waste gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, into acetone and isopropanol (IPA).

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New waste-to-hydrogen plant in Tokyo to convert wastewater sludge into H2 for vehicles and power generation

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The waste-to-hydrogen facility, located at the Sunamachi Water Reclamation Center near Tokyo Bay, will process 1 ton of dried sewage sludge per day, to generate 40 to 50 kilograms of hydrogen per day, enough to fuel 10 passenger vehicles or 25 fuel-cell e-bikes.

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Researchers propose mechanochemistry-based process to recover metals from waste cathode materials; green and efficient

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A team from Central South University, Changsha, China and Shaanxi University of Science & Technology, Xi’an, China, has proposed a mechanochemistry-based process to recover metals from waste cathode materials of LiCoO 2 (LCO) and LiFePO 4 (LFP) in spent Li-ion batteries (LIBs). Herein, a novel mechanochemical approach was proposed for synergetic recycling of different metals from waste LFP and LCO with the emphasis on experimental and theoretical aspects.

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Virgin Group and Agilyx form strategic partnership to produce lower carbon aviation fuel from plastic waste

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Virgin Group and Agilyx aim to reuse plastic waste to produce synthetic crude oil that will then be refined into a lower carbon fuel. Plastic waste that otherwise would be un-recycled will be diverted from landfill and will help broaden options in the market for lower carbon fuels from the limited range available today. Cyclyx, an innovative feedstock company that is majority owned by Agilyx, will source the plastic waste used for the fuel in the first facility.

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Li-Cycle partners with Univar Solutions OnSite Services for Li-ion battery waste management

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the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, is partnering with Univar Solutions OnSite Services, a leader in waste management, to provide waste management solutions for lithium-ion batteries. Through the partnership, Li-Cycle and Univar Solutions customers will benefit from a waste management solution for lithium-ion battery waste across multiple manufacturing verticals, including the growing North American electric vehicle manufacturing market.

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Waste-to-hydrogen producer Ways2H announces strategic investment by John Molina and Pacific6 Enterprises

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the developer of a gasification-based process that converts waste into clean hydrogen fuel for mobility, microgrids and power generation ( earlier post ), closed an investment from Pacific6 Enterprises, led by founding partner John C. The patented thermochemical process produces clean hydrogen fuel from municipal solid waste, wastewater sludge, plastics and/or other waste materials, without incineration. Ways2H ?,

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TdVib commercializing CMI technology for recycling rare earth elements from electronic waste

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A team of researchers from the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), a US Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, developed a novel way to extract rare earth elements from the high-powered magnets in electronic waste ( earlier post ). The CMI recycling process is designed to extract the rare earths directly from shredded e-waste. So, with the rare earth in solution, we filter off the rest of the e-waste and later pull the rare earth out of the solution.

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Advancing waste heat recovery in Portugal for a greener future

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The European project, EMB3Rs, is discovering new ways to achieve industrial waste heat recovery in Portugal to raise energy efficiency, cut carbon emissions and end fuel poverty. The post Advancing waste heat recovery in Portugal for a greener future appeared first on Innovation News Network.

Rice, C-Crete team optimizes conversion of tire waste into graphene for stronger concrete

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Rice University scientists and their colleagues at C-Crete Technologies have optimized a process to convert waste from rubber tires into graphene that can, in turn, be used to strengthen concrete. Tour (2021) “Flash Graphene from Rubber Waste,” Carbon doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2021.03.020.

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DOE awards ~$34M to 11 projects to advance waste and algae bioenergy technology

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Biomass feedstocks can be produced by municipal solid waste (MSW) streams and algae and converted into low-carbon fuels that can significantly contribute to the decarbonization of transportation sectors that face barriers to electrification, such as aviation and marine. The selected projects will: Research and develop waste for energy conversion ($20 million). Topic Area 1: Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste to Enable Production of Conversion-Ready Feedstocks.

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

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

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Ways2H partners with Ford, Bacon & Davis to build waste-to-H2 production facilities for clean fuel in US markets

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a global producer of renewable hydrogen from the world’s worst waste streams, and Ford, Bacon & Davis, a leader in energy facility engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), are collaborating to design and to build waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California and other locations in the United States, to produce renewable hydrogen fuel for customers in the mobility and power generation sectors, and to offer alternative disposal options for waste processing and waste disposal companies.

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LanzaTech Project DRAGON shortlisted for UK funding; ATJ-SPK from waste

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The feedstock for the facility will be waste-based, low-carbon ethanol, procured from a variety of waste sources. The facility will also have the ability to use ethanol produced from local steel mill waste gases via LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform. In October 2018, the first batch of LanzaTech jet fuel, made by recycling waste industrial gases, was used on a Virgin Atlantic commercial flight from Orlando to London Gatwick.

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