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

2018 68

#JoeTakesOnTheNews – SCE’s Radioactive Waste Danger Downplayed By Times As “Spent Fuel”

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Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem produces bio-DME

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Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (Bio-DME), a by-product of biomethanol, that could replace the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector. Using the company’s proprietary thermochemical technology, its innovation group has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste.

2018 65

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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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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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.

2016 137

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

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.

2015 109

Penn State researchers develop thermally regenerative ammonia battery (TRAB) for efficient waste heat recovery

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To “recharge”, the TRAB uses low-grade waste heat from an outside source. 2 through acid addition to the regenerated catholyte to decrease pH and dissolve Cu(OH) 2 precipitates, suggesting that an inexpensive acid or a waste acid could be used to improve performance.

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Neste exploring ways to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by 2030. Neste has been ranked the world’s second most sustainable company and we are already the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues.

2018 69

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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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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Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem raises C$280M, its largest financing round

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a leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has completed a C$280-million (US$223 million) investment round—its largest to date. The technology converts non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely-used chemicals.

2018 95

Velocys receives FONSI from USDA for planned Mississippi biorefinery; wood waste to drop-in fuels

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The site will be home to a biorefinery that will use Velocys’ technology to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from the wood wastes of lumber operations and tree plantations. The plant is expected to convert locally-sourced woody biomass waste into enough renewable fuel to meet the demands of running around 40,000 diesel and gasoline trucks.

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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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Neste, ReNew ELP and Licella to collaborate in utilization of waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and chemicals

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Neste, the leading producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are collaborating in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics.

2018 65

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.

2016 65

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

2015 77

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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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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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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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 102

Fact of the week: Internal combustion cars still waste 70 to 88 percent of energy

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Conventional cars manage better fuel economy every year. According to the latest Department of Energy "Fact of the Week," though, their efficiency ranges from a-little-better-than-before to still-abysmal. This week, the DOE noted that of all the energy splashed into a conventional car's gas tank, only 12 to 30 percent actually goes to move the car

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Velocys partners with PQ for FT catalyst manufacturing; secures funding for UK waste-to-jet project

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In addition, PQ will manufacture the catalyst to be used by Velocys’ licensees as well as by the biorefinery projects that the company is developing with its industry partners, including its US biorefinery that will convert waste woody biomass into 20 million gallons per year of low-carbon transportation fuels and its plant in the UK that will convert waste into sustainable jet fuel. UK waste-to-jet-fuel project.

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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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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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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.

2014 102

Citizens Filter Hermosa Beach City Council Water to Stop Waste & Force Change

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We had told them they were not only wasting money, water and resources – they were also setting a bad public example on television and on the web where their meetings are broadcast.

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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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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

2015 77

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.

2017 78

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.

2014 99

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.

2014 96

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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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.

2017 78

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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BorgWarner Exhaust Heat Recovery System for hybrids can improve fuel economy by up to 8.5%

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By using the heat from exhaust gas which would normally be diverted through the exhaust pipes and wasted, the technology reduces engine warm-up time and enhances efficiency, thereby improving fuel economy and reducing emissions.

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Abengoa inaugurates demonstration plant with Waste-to-Biofuels (W2B) technology

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Abengoa recently inaugurated a demonstration plant using Waste-to-Biofuels (W2B) technology. The plant has a capacity to treat 25,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) from which it will obtain up to 1.5

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Honda achieves zero waste to landfill goal

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In a significant tribute to its environmental efforts, 10 of Honda’s manufacturing plants in North America have now achieved zero waste to landfill status – while the remaining four are functioning at “virtually zero” waste to landfill. The Japanese carmaker made zero waste to landfill one of the goals in its “Green Factory” initiative in [.]. Green cars Honda Latest news Honda environmental efforts Honda manufacturing landfill waste zero waste to landfill

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.

2016 102

Greenius Says No to Offshore Drilling. Mr. President, You Are Following A Failed Strategy & Wasting Time

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It’s perfectly obvious that President Obama is attempting to reach out to the right and members of Congress who are owned by the oil industry with his move this week to make offshore drilling part of his energy mix.

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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.

2017 60

Gasoline Substitute Made From Plant Waste Developed By UC-Davis

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Chemists at the University of California, Davis think they''ve cracked it, though, using a new technique to make "biogasoline" from plant waste. Plant-based diesel has been available for many years now but making a true gasoline-like hydrocarbon from plant oils has proven a lot more difficult. Biodiesel will be familiar to many readers

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