Tag: CO2

Siemens Energy to build first-of-its-kind waste heat-to-power facility in Canada

Siemens Energy to build first-of-its-kind waste heat-to-power facility in Canada

February 21, 2021 |

In Canada, Siemens Energy signed an agreement with Canada-based TC Energy Corporation to commission a novel waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta. The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power. The electricity produced will be put back into the grid– resulting […]

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Successful research into rigid polyurethane foam with CO2

Successful research into rigid polyurethane foam with CO2

February 21, 2021 |

In Germany, Covestro reports their latest research as part of the “DreamResource” joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research shows they can use up to 20 percent CO2 instead of oil in rigid polyurethane foam which is important for more sustainable construction materials. An initial prototype of an insulation board […]

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Researchers use photosynthesis tracking from space to estimate CO2 fixation

Researchers use photosynthesis tracking from space to estimate CO2 fixation

February 18, 2021 |

In Illinois, a research team with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed a product to accurately measure gross primary production (GPP), which quantifies the rate of CO2 fixation in plants through photosynthesis: the SatelLite Only Photosynthesis Estimation Gross Primary Production (SLOPE […]

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Hydrogen is Hot! 584 hydrogen fueling stations in 33 countries, Ways2H expansion, Preem, Siemens and more

Hydrogen is Hot! 584 hydrogen fueling stations in 33 countries, Ways2H expansion, Preem, Siemens and more

January 31, 2021 |

Hydrogen is heating up around the planet – but not in terms of CO2 or GHG emissions – in fact, it can help cool the planet down. What is making hydrogen so hot right now is the news that hydrogen fueling stations are having a dramatic acceleration in growth with 584 hydrogen stations deployed in […]

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Distilleries get first phase of $13.5M funding for cutting CO2 emissions, adding biofuel

Distilleries get first phase of $13.5M funding for cutting CO2 emissions, adding biofuel

January 10, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, Business Green reports that the government’s Green Distilleries competition will provide about $13.5 million USD (£10 million) of funding to 17 distilleries across England and Scotland that are implementing net zero production practices like switching to biofuels to eliminate CO2 emissions. The programme will help distilleries cut emissions by almost a […]

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EPA finalizes GHG standards for certain new commercial airplanes

EPA finalizes GHG standards for certain new commercial airplanes

January 3, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized greenhouse gas emission standards that apply to certain new commercial airplanes, including all large passenger jets. These standards match the international airplane CO2 standards adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization in 2017. This action implements EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act and maintains the […]

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Researchers transform CO2 into jet fuel

Researchers transform CO2 into jet fuel

January 3, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, Oxford University researchers turned carbon dioxide into jet fuel using novel, inexpensive iron-based catalysts – an organic combustion-synthesized Fe-Mn-K catalyst. This catalytic process provides an attractive route not only to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions but also to produce renewable and sustainable jet fuel. They prepared the Fe-Mn-K catalyst by the so-called […]

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Cornell University researchers use microbes to produce energy from sun and CO2

Cornell University researchers use microbes to produce energy from sun and CO2

December 15, 2020 |

In New York state, Cornell University bioengineers have found a way to efficiently absorb and store large-scale, low-cost renewable energy from the sun – while sequestering atmospheric carbon dioxide to use later as a biofuel. The key: Let bioengineered microbes do all the work. Researchers have assembled theoretical solutions and models that calculate efficiency in […]

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RFA says ethanol industry needs support as COVID-19 losses near $4B

RFA says ethanol industry needs support as COVID-19 losses near $4B

December 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association said that with COVID-19 cases on the rise again and related actions, consumption of ethanol-blended gasoline is rapidly falling again, threatening to derail an already tenuous economic recovery in the ethanol industry, with U.S. ethanol producers already losing $3.8 billion since the start of the pandemic. Through November, […]

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Concerns lower CO2 production from ethanol plants could restrict rural vaccine roll outs

Concerns lower CO2 production from ethanol plants could restrict rural vaccine roll outs

December 10, 2020 |

In New York state, Reuters reports there are concerns that a 25% reduction in CO2 production by ethanol plants compared to normal levels could impede distribution of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine in rural areas due to lack of dry ice. Ethanol production was hit severely early in the year by the pandemic and has recovered significantly […]

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