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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UCR team demonstrates use of earth abundant elements in spin-mediated thermoelectric energy conversion for waste heat recovery

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Mechanical engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have successfully used inexpensive materials to produce thermoelectric devices that transform low-level waste heat into electricity. Materials Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

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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. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

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Rotterdam proposed location for Enerkem waste-to-chemicals plant

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A partnership comprising AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR and Enerkem is proposing to build a waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, the province of South Holland and InnovationQuarter.

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ARPA-E issues RFI on lower-grade waste heat recovery technologies; focus on solid-state systems

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has issued a request for information ( DE-FOA-0001607 ) on lower-grade waste heat recovery technologies. quadrillion BTU of energy was wasted mainly in the form of heat. Q of waste heat. ARPA-E Waste Heat Recovery

2016 78

ORCnext project concludes waste heat recovery efficiency can be boosted by 20-25%

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The four-year projet ORCNext , aimed at developing knowledge and design tools for next generation of Organic Rankine Cycles (ORCs), has concluded that waste heat recovery efficiency can be increased by 20 to 25% through appropriate cycle selection, efficient expanders, appropriate control and less oversizing of the heat exchangers. The Rankine Cycle transfers waste heat to a working fluid at a constant pressure. Current ORCs on the market aimed at a too high a waste energy flow.

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Alphabet Energy introduces PowerModules for modular thermoelectric waste heat recovery; partnership with Borla for heavy-duty trucks

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Compared to other waste heat recovery systems, the E1 requires only minor up front engineering scope and no operation by the customer. It has long been our goal to be known as the ‘Intel Inside,’ or in our case, the ‘Alphabet Inside’ of waste heat recovery.

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MIT/Stanford team refines TREC battery for harvesting low-grade waste heat

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In May, researchers at MIT and Stanford University reported the development of new battery technology for the conversion of low-temperature waste heat into electricity in cases where temperature differences are less than 100 ?Celsius. Batteries Waste Heat Recovery

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LanzaTech and Sekisui advance conversion of municipal solid waste to ethanol

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Sekisui , a multibillion dollar Japanese diversified chemicals company and LanzaTech report making significant progress on a waste-to-chemicals platform converting municipal solid waste (MSW) to ethanol or other new products.

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BMW provides an update on waste heat recovery projects; Turbosteamer and the Thermoelectric Generator

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The company says that some of the most promising projects are the Turbosteamer ( earlier post ); the Thermoelectric generator (TEG) ( earlier post ); engine encapsulation; and a waste heat exchanger for oil heating. Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

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Free piston/ORC system for automotive waste heat recovery being tested at University of Brighton

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A prototype automotive waste heat recovery system has been fired up on a recently commissioned test rig at the University of Brighton. The organic Rankine cycle test rig uses a novel linear free piston expander from Libertine ( earlier post ) to overcome the technical and economic barriers to using Rankine cycle technology for automotive waste heat recovery. Engines Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

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Enerkem has raised C$152.6M, starts waste-to-biomethanol production

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a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has raised C$152.6 With its proprietary thermochemical process, Enerkem converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely used chemical intermediates. Canada-based Enerkem Inc.,

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Zero Waste Energy breaks ground on organic waste to CNG fuel facility

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Zero Waste Energy, LLC (ZWE) broke ground on an anaerobic digestion facility in South San Francisco, CA that will convert organic waste into compressed natural gas (CNG) and compost. The Blue Line Biogenic CNG facility will convert 11,200 TPY of food and green waste into 100,000+ diesel equivalent gallons of CNG fuel. and Zero Waste Energy, LLC. The project addresses numerous AB 32 requirements, diverting almost 95% of the organic waste feedstock from landfills.

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BETO report identifies biofuel/bioproducts opportunities from wet and gaseous waste: ~22.2B GGE/year

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office has published a report, titled Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities. Also, these waste streams are often located where energy is in highest demand.

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LanzaTech produces 1,500 gallons of alcohol-to-jet fuel from waste gases for Virgin Atlantic

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In a milestone for the low-carbon fuel project, LanzaTech has produced 1,500 gallons of jet fuel from waste industrial gases from steel mills via a fermentation process for Virgin Atlantic.

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Shell and bio-bean partner to produce B20 biodiesel using waste coffee; fuel for London buses

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Shell and bio-bean are parterning to produce a B20 biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds. Founded in 2013, bio-bean manufactures a range of products from waste coffee grounds; its Coffee Logs are eco heat logs for stoves, open fires and chimineas, made from spent coffee grounds. cups of coffee a day, resulting in more than 200,000 tonnes of waste a year, much of which would otherwise end in landfill with the potential to emit 126 million kg of CO 2 , according to bio-bean.

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MIT/Stanford team develops battery technology for the conversion of low-grade waste heat to power; TREC

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Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed new battery technology for the conversion of low-temperature waste heat into electricity in cases where temperature differences are less than 100 degrees Celsius. This is a clever idea, and low-grade waste heat is everywhere.

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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. Engines Fuel Efficiency Ports and Marine Waste Heat Recovery

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Manchester team greatly broadens thermal window of thermoelectric material using graphene; potential vehicle applications for waste heat recovery

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This increase in operating performance can enable future applications such as thermoelectric generators in vehicles for waste heat recovery and other sectors, the researchers suggested. Furthermore, they are limited in their ability to harvest electricity at high temperatures, such as from solar and industrial waste heat, due to their decomposition and volatilization at elevated temperatures. Graphene Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

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Biogas2PEM-FC project converts waste from olive oil production to electricity

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An EU-funded project, Biogas2PEM-FC , has developed a system to convert the toxic waste from olive oil production into electricity. Currently the waste is turned to landfill; this is very costly and can become a major environmental problem.

2014 78

Dearman-led consortium awarded $3.1M to develop waste-heat-recovery system using liquid air engine

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The Dearman project is to deliver a production-feasible waste-heat recovery system for urban commercial vehicles, which offers life-cycle CO 2 savings of up to 40%; fuel savings of 25%, with the potential of up to almost 50%; and potential payback in less than three years. Ambient or low grade waste heat is used as an energy source with the cryogen providing both the working fluid and heat sink. Engines Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

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Simulation study suggests ORC waste heat recovery system could deliver potential 7% improvement in fuel consumption in a PHEV on highway

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Among the different methods for engine waste heat recovery proposed in the literature, Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC) have the highest chance to couple effectiveness and technological readiness for the application to internal combustion engines of both conventional and hybrid vehicles.

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Siemens introduces new Organic Rankine module for waste heat recovery

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Siemens recently introduced an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) module for industrial plants or power stations for the conversion of waste heat to electricity. The Siemens system can generate electricity from waste heat of only about 300 ?C.

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QUB team converts aluminum foil waste to highly active alumina; biofuel catalyst, other applications

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Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a novel green route to convert aluminium foil waste into highly active nano-mesoporous alumina (γ-Al 2 O 3 ) (designated as ACFL550). In the UK, around 20,000 tonnes of aluminium foil packaging is wasted each year. Foil waste was dissolved in a 6 M HCl solution to form an aluminum chloride solution.

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British Airways partners with Velocys on renewable jet fuel from household waste

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British Airways has entered a partnership with Velocys to design a series of waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet. The first plant will take hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household waste per-year, destined for landfill or incineration, including diapers, plastic food containers and chocolate bar wrappers, and convert it into clean-burning, sustainable fuels.

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Waste Management Invests In Terrabon Waste-to-Renewable Gasoline Venture

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Waste Management, Inc. has invested in waste-to-fuel company Terrabon, LLC. Waste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management and environmental services in North America. This investment from Waste Management and Valero will be used by Terrabon to advance the scalability of their technology. Carl Rush, vice president of Organic Growth at Waste Management.

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Abengoa to begin building municipal solid waste to fuels plant for Fulcrum

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Abengoa has received Notice to Proceed on Fulcrum BioEnergy’s plant that will produce biofuels from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the United States with gasification technology. Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, design, construction and commissioning of the project. The plant will be located in the State of Nevada and will have the capacity to produce 10 million gallons of biofuels per year, to be used in the aviation sector.

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Enerkem plant becomes first ISCC-certified plant to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol

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a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. Enerkem Inc.,

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Enerkem receives approval from EPA for municipal-waste-to-cellulosic-ethanol fuel

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Enerkem’s advanced biofuels facility has successfully completed all the necessary steps required by the EPA and is the first municipal-waste-to-cellulosic-ethanol plant to receive approval to sell in the United States. Enerkem Inc has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, AB, Canada facility under the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

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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.

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HeatReCar project demonstrates technical feasibility of thermoelectric generator for waste heat recovery; economic case more difficult

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A recently completed European project coordinated by Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF) demonstrated the technical feasibility of a Bi 2 Te 3 -based thermoelectric generator (TEG) for waste heat recovery for application to a diesel light-duty truck (LDT). Fuel Efficiency Waste Heat Recovery

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Using magnesium alloy waste for hydrogen storage materials

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Researchers have shown that magnesium industrial wastes of AZ91 alloy and Mg-10 wt.% Dornheim (2014) Hydrogen storage systems from waste Mg alloys, Journal of Power Sources , Volume 270 Pages 554-563 doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.07.129. Gd alloy can be used for the production of hydrogen storage materials. A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources.

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FT: EV subsidies a waste

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Yesterday's Financial Times had a great companion piece to the idiocy in today Post. The UK announced a £5000 incentive for EV beginning in 2011. After recognizing that the intent of such a subsidy is to "encourage early adopters of the technology, helping electric car manufacturers achieve economies of scale," author Richard Pike suggests a reason to oppose it is that "it would cost more than £150bn to subsidize Britain’s entire car fleet," a proposal no one has made. Read it here

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Enerkem launches full-scale waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility

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officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Enerkem Inc.

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ORNL-led team uses carbon material derived from tire waste to convert used cooking oil to biofuel

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The study, done with collaborators Wake Forest University and Georgia Institute of Technology and detailed in Chemistry Select , provides a pathway for inexpensive, environmentally benign and high value-added waste tire-derived products—a step toward large-scale biofuel production, according to ORNL co-author Parans Paranthaman. The patent-pending, waste oil-to-biofuel conversion adds a new approach to waste tire recycling initiatives.

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Researchers in Japan propose a more efficient method to reduce radioactive waste; fast reactor system shortens the lifetime of LLFPs

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A team of scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with Tohoku University, Tokyo City University and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has proposed a novel, more efficient method to reduce radioactive waste. The disposal issue concerns what to do with radioactive waste after uranium and plutonium have been recovered from spent nuclear fuel using reprocessing methods such as Plutonium Uranium Redox EXtraction (PUREX).

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Researchers develop cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst using waste metals and bacteria

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Published in an open-access paper in the journal Fuel , their findings point to a cheaper, more environmentally friendly and renewable catalyst for processing that uses common bacteria and the metal palladium, which can be recovered from waste sources such as discarded electronics, catalytic converters, street sweeper dust and processed sewage.

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Enerkem achieves all production milestones at its Edmonton waste-to-biofuel facility

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said that its first full-scale commercial waste-to-fuels facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM). In less than five minutes, Enerkem’s technology turns household waste into 99.9% Last year, Enerkem’s biorefinery also became the first ISCC certified plant (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol.

2017 60

Ricardo and Recycling Technologies to characterize Plaxx plastic-waste-derived-fuel for marine applications

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Recycling Technologies is industrializing a process—originally developed at the University of Warwick (UK)—to convert residual plastic waste into a low-sulfur hydrocarbon compound called Plaxx. UK-based.

10,000 liters of Neste MY Renewable Diesel produced from waste ham fat

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Last Christmas, 40,000 Finnish households donated the waste fat from their Christmas hams to the charity campaign “Kinkkutemppu”—which literally translates into Ham Trick. From this waste ham fat, Neste produced 10,000 liters of Neste MY Renewable Diesel at its Porvoo refinery for sale at Neste stations. Altogether, we received 12,000 kg of waste ham fat, producing enough renewable diesel to travel four times around the globe.

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