Lawrence Livermore publishes state-by-state energy/water Sankey diagrams

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For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has published state-by-state energy and water Sankey diagrams in one location so that analysts and policymakers can find all the information they need in one place. General location of energy and water categories.

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L.A. Times Takes A Bath In Dirty Water With Icelandic Bottled H20 Scam

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I’ve been seeing the b t full page ads for Icelandic Glacial water in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times for months now and every time I do they p**s me off. . Times hadn’t delivered an actual bottle of this snake oil water right along with my newspaper last week. .

thyssenkrupp offering large-scale water electrolysis

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thyssenkrupp recently introduced industrial-scale water electrolysis for large projects. By splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, this technology delivers “green” hydrogen, a clean, CO 2 -free energy carrier.

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

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On Monday I wrote about how some of my friends on the Hermosa Beach City Council had ignored citizen requests that they stop using disposable Arrowhead plastic water bottles as their source of drinking water at City Council meetings.

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The Only Thing Rising Again In The South Is Fatal Flood Waters #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Texas: From Shale Boom to Water Revolution

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Now the slick but dry state is becoming famous for water: that precious element that both resolves the drought problem and also makes it possible to pump more oil out of the ground. A Water Revolution Takes Root. per barrel, or approximately $1,100-$1,350 per acre-foot of water.

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Water splitting using iron oxide nanotruss structures

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Researchers at Linköping University and Umeå University in Sweden have developed a new and efficient way to use electrocatalysis to produce hydrogen gas from water using electrodes with nanotruss structures of iron oxide.

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DOE releases report on water-energy nexus

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus for DOE and its partners and lays the foundation for future efforts. Present day water and energy systems are tightly intertwined.

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ANL: life-cycle water consumption of fuel cell vehicles can be cut in half compared to that of conventional ICE vehicles

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If the hydrogen is produced from solar power and water, the life-cycle water consumption is almost 60% less. Life-cycle water consumption per 100 miles driven. Diesel and CNG ICEVs consume a smaller amount of water (8 and 4 gal/100 miles, respectively).

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New version of Argonne lifecycle model for water footprint of biofuels now includes cellulosic feedstocks

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of the online tool Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources ( WATER ) this week. WATER adopts a water footprint methodology, and contains extensive climate, land use, water resource, and process water data. Water footprint accounting.

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Researchers review risk to water resources from unconventional shale gas development in US

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They identified four potential modes of water resource degradation: (1) shallow aquifers contaminated by fugitive natural gas (i.e., Health Natural Gas Water

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The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner

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Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering. For the North American shale boom, the lack of water is suffocating. The water revolution is here, according to Stanley Weiner, CEO of STW Resources -a Texas-based company that has the exclusive North American license for Dutch-developed next-generation Salttech desalination technology.

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PHEV's and Water Consumption

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However, this story on water consumption seems to be more than just natural clever shaping, it seems seriously wrong. Water Supply, Researcher Says By Jennifer Bogo Popular Mechanics March 7, 2008 "A 30-mile commute in a gasoline-powered car would require the withdrawal of 18.9

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Berkeley Lab nanoscale imaging study yields key insights into photo-electrochemical water splitting

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In an open-access paper in the journal Nature Communications , they describe mapping the correlation between morphological and functional heterogeneity in bismuth vanadate, a promising metal oxide photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting, by photoconductive atomic force microscopy.

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New $30M ARPA-E program to produce renewable liquid fuels from renewable energy, air and water

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The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $30 million in funding for a new program for technologies that use renewable energy to convert air and water into cost-competitive liquid fuels. (

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Argonne LCA study finds many alternative fuels consume more water than petroleum and natural gas fuels

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have analyzed the water consumption for transportation fuels in the United States using an extended lifecycle system boundary that includes the water embedded in intermediate processing steps.

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Exeter team develops low-cost photoelectrode for spontaneous water-splitting using sunlight

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The nanostructured photoelectrode results in spontaneous hydrogen evolution from water without any external bias applied with a faradaic efficiency of 30% and excellent stability. One way this could be achieved is by using photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting which directly converts water and sunlight to solar fuel (hydrogen). The water splitting was conducted in a glass reactor vessel.

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DOE selects 2 projects to demonstrate feasibility of enhanced water recovery; producing usable water from CO2 storage sites

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected two projects that will test emerging enhanced water recovery (EWR) technologies for their potential to produce useable water from CO 2 storage sites. The novel management strategy designed for this project combines “active” water extraction from one well with “passive” pressure relief using another well, using an adaptive process. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Water

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UBC team uses plasma pretreatment to improve water transport in fuel cell electrodes

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For the proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), an optimal balance of water level is critical for high performance and durability. On one hand, sufficient water content is required to hydrate the membrane to maintain high proton conductivity. On the other hand, excess water produced from the electrochemical reaction at the cathode must be removed in order to prevent water accumulation at the porous carbon layer (PTL).

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GWU team uses one-pot process to co-generate H2 and solid carbon from water and CO2; solar fuels

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One-pot electrolytic process produces H 2 and solid carbon from water and CO 2. In this study, they focused on the electrolysis component for STEP fuel, producing hydrogen and graphitic carbon from water and carbon dioxide.

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Researchers split water by altering photosynthetic machinery in plants; semi-artificial photosynthesis

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They used natural sunlight to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen using a mixture of biological components and manmade technologies. A new paper, published in Nature Energy , outlines how the researchers at the Reisner Laboratory in Cambridge developed their platform to achieve unassisted solar-driven water-splitting. Here, we report a bias-free semi-artificial tandem platform that wires photosystem II to hydrogenase for overall water splitting.

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Univ of Illinois team mixed metals with perchloric acid to create stable, efficient catalyst for water splitting

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Electrolyzers use electricity to break water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen. In a recent study, we found if a compound has two metal elements—yttrium and ruthenium—-and oxygen, the rate of water-splitting reaction increased. Yao Qin, a co-author and former member of Yang’s group, first experimented with the procedure for making this new material by using different acids and heating temperatures to increase the rate of the water-splitting reaction.

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USC team finds Li-Al nanoparticles produce hydrogen from water with high rate and yield; potential for industrial scaling

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Aluminum and water react exothermically to form aluminum hydroxide and hydrogen; this basic property has lured numerous researchers interested in generating hydrogen from the aluminum-water reaction for modern transportation systems for at least 35 years.

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New photochemical diode artificial photosynthesis system doubles efficiency of solar water splitting

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Researchers in Canada have demonstrated a new photochemical diode artificial photosynthesis system that can enable efficient, unassisted overall pure water splitting without using any sacrificial reagent. overall water splitting reaction.

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Ford Becomes First Automaker to Join the Water Disclosure Project

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Ford Motor Company is the first automaker and one of several companies taking a leadership position in joining the Water Disclosure Project , which will establish a water disclosure protocol for companies around the world and promote conservation and stewardship. The Water Disclosure Project extends this approach to managing the world’s shrinking water resources, which has become a critical global environmental and quality of life issue.

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Electric Surfboard: Lampuga Shows Electricity Works In Water Too

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DON''T MISS: Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water Who said water and electricity don''t mix? There are numerous electric vehicles with two or four wheels, but here''s one with no wheels at all.

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University of Louisville researchers working on new HER catalysts for water-splitting; $1M from NSF, DOE

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Researchers at the University of Louisville are developing new catalyst materials for the hydrogen evolution reaction in water splitting, where the bond between hydrogen (H 2 ) and oxygen is released. The current catalyst used in electrolyzers for the production of H 2 from water is platinum, which is very expensive. This research tests materials that are inexpensive, abundant and sustainable, mirroring the process used by plants and bacteria to split water for food production.to

Study Finds Water Use for Switchgrass Ethanol Production Approximately the Same as for Gasoline

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The production of both bio and petroleum feedstocks and fuels requires substantial water input. In many cases, the Argonne team noted, crude oil production is increasingly water dependent. Finally, the use of produced-water re-injection for oil recovery should be increased.

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WSU team develops highly-efficient, low-cost nickel-iron nanofoam for OER for water splitting

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Researchers at Washington State University, with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, have combined inexpensive nickel and iron in a very simple, five-minute process to create large amounts of a high-quality catalyst required for water splitting.

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BMW introduces Concept M4 GTS at Pebble Beach; water injection

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Among them, the BMW Concept M4 GTS features the innovative water injection system ( earlier post ) that has already provided a significant output and torque boost in the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car. The water is injected into the plenums of the intake manifold as a fine spray.

2015 99

Bottled Water in Hermosa Beach: A Waste of Money, Resources and Perfectly Good Tap Water

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Some of my friends on the Hermosa Beach City Council don’t believe that drinking water out of a new, disposable plastic water bottle at every Council meeting does any harm – so they crack open a new bottle of water at every meeting to quench their thirst.

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US DOI report highlights impacts of climate change on Western water resources

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The US Department of the Interior released a report that assesses climate change risks and how these risks could impact water operations, hydropower, flood control, and fish and wildlife in the western United States. SECURE Water Act Report.

Stanford team sets record for solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of solar water splitting: >30%

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Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated solar water splitting by photovoltaic-electrolysis with a solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiency of more than 30%—a new record. However, the thermodynamic minimum voltage required to electrolyse water is only 1.23 V

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Ford targeting 30% reduction in water used per vehicle by 2015

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Ford plans to cut the amount of water used to make each vehicle 30% globally by 2015, compared with the amount of water used per vehicle in 2009. If Ford meets the 30% goal, the amount of water used to make a vehicle will have dropped from 9.5 Ford is also developing year-over-year efficiency targets as part of its annual environmental business planning process and has established a cross-functional team spanning several divisions to review water usage more holistically.

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US/China team develops robust, stable Ni/Fe OER catalyst for water-splitting at low overpotentials

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A team from the University of Houston and Hunan Normal University in China has developed an active and durable oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalyst for water splitting that meets commercial crtieria for current densities at low overpotentials. The researchers said that their discovery sets the stage for large-scale hydrogen production by water splitting using excess electrical power whenever and wherever available.

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Borla Performance Industries developing muffler/membrane unit for exhaust water extraction with ORNL nanopore membrane technology

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Borla will combine this with its diesel exhaust technology to create a low-cost, novel system that doubles as a device to extract potable water from diesel and other internal combustion exhaust. The researchers at ORNL developed the membrane technology for applications such as gas separation, water purification, energy and water recovery from. The heat recovered could serve to preheat boiler feed water, thus providing an energy savings. Emissions Materials Water

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New hybrid photocatalyst for highly efficient hydrogen production from water

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Researchers at the University of Central Florida, with colleagues at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Tsinghua University, developed a new hybrid nanomaterial—a nonmetal plasmonic MoS 2 @TiO 2 heterostructure—for highly efficient photocatalytic H 2 generation from water.

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Artificial enzymatic pathway delivers 1,000-fold enhancement in H2 produced by biological water splitting; more than 1g H2/L/h

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Researchers from Virginia Tech developed an in vitro artificial enzymatic pathway that can produce hydrogen at extremely high rates by splitting water energized by carbohydrates (e.g., Hydrogen production via high-speed water splitting may be energized by renewable carbohydrates (e.g.,

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DOE: EV charging consumes less energy than water heating in a typical household

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Annual energy consumption for a typical household shows that home heating consumes by far the most energy (11,300 kWh) followed by water heating (4,700 kWh) and charging an electric car (2,800 kWh).

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Study finds perennial biofuel crops’ water consumption similar to corn

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Evapotranspiration (ET) refers to the sum total of water lost while the plant is growing, either from evaporation through the plant stem itself (a process called “transpiration”), or from water evaporated off of the plant’s leaves or the ground. This knowledge gap exists for perennial vegetation in general in mesic environments, and has important implications for how landscape water balances will respond to climate change.

2015 78

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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government or the majority of our population about taking the immediate and dramatic steps necessary to avoid runaway climate change or the hell and high water that’s coming with it. .

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EPA draft assessment finds no widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources from fracking

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States. The stages of the hydraulic fracturing water cycle. Water acquisition.

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Army Research Lab discovers aluminum nanomaterial rapidly splits water on contact

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Researchers at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have discovered that a nano-galvanic aluminum-based powder of their design splits water on contact, producing hydrogen and oxygen. The team demonstrated a small radio-controlled tank powered by the powder/water reaction.

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