Tag: CO2

University of Bayreuth researchers find plastics biodegrading in soil boost CO2 emissions

University of Bayreuth researchers find plastics biodegrading in soil boost CO2 emissions

November 24, 2022 |

In Germany, biodegradable microplastic particles in soils can lead to an increased rise in CO₂ emissions to the Earth’s atmosphere. This is shown by an interdisciplinary study published in “Applied Soil Ecology” by the Collaborative Research Centre 1357 “Microplastics” at the University of Bayreuth. In this study, experts in soil ecology and ecological microbiology compare […]

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University of Waterloo researchers develop CO2 to fuel and chemicals technology

University of Waterloo researchers develop CO2 to fuel and chemicals technology

October 19, 2022 |

In Canada, new technology developed at the University of Waterloo could make a significant difference in the fight against climate change by affordably converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuels and other valuable chemicals on an industrial scale. Outlined in a study published in the journal Nature Energy, the system yields 10 times more carbon […]

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Washington University researchers lead new CO2-based bioplastics system

Washington University researchers lead new CO2-based bioplastics system

October 13, 2022 |

In Missouri, Washington University researchers have led the development of a system that uses carbon dioxide, CO2, to produce biodegradable plastics, or bioplastics, that could replace the nondegradable plastics used today. The research addresses two challenges: the accumulation of nondegradable plastics and the remediation of greenhouse gas emissions. The work was published in the Sept. […]

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LanzaTech NZ produces ethylene from CO2 in continuous process

LanzaTech NZ produces ethylene from CO2 in continuous process

October 11, 2022 |

In Illinois, LanzaTech NZ Inc. has successfully engineered specialized biocatalysts to directly produce ethylene from CO2 in a continuous process. This breakthrough in bacterium bio-engineering from LanzaTech represents a potential source of advancement towards the company’s mission of replacing fossil-based feedstocks used in the manufacture of everyday consumer goods with waste carbon. In addition to […]

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Chinese researchers develop catalysts to convert CO2 and H2 into chemicals and hydrocarbons

Chinese researchers develop catalysts to convert CO2 and H2 into chemicals and hydrocarbons

September 8, 2022 |

In China, high-efficiency utilization of CO2 facilitates the reduction of CO2 concentration in the global atmosphere and hence the alleviation of the greenhouse effect. The chemical utilization of CO2, which refers to converting CO2 into value-added chemicals and liquid fuels, has a distinct and direct CO2 emission reduction effect, and can alleviate the energy crisis […]

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UC Berkley chemists create cheap, easy, energy-efficient way to capture CO2 from smokestacks

UC Berkley chemists create cheap, easy, energy-efficient way to capture CO2 from smokestacks

August 15, 2022 |

In California, using an inexpensive polymer called melamine — the main component of Formica — UC Berkley chemists have created a cheap, easy and energy-efficient way to capture carbon dioxide from smokestacks, a key goal for the United States and other nations as they seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The process for synthesizing the […]

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Kuehne+Nagel secures waste-based next generation biofuel to save CO2e emissions of 40,000 TEUs

Kuehne+Nagel secures waste-based next generation biofuel to save CO2e emissions of 40,000 TEUs

August 8, 2022 |

In Germany, Kuehne+Nagel has secured the equivalent volumes of a waste-based next generation biofuel to save CO2e emissions of 40,000 TEUs. In line with the company’s zero emissions targets, customers can participate to neutralize the CO2e emissions from their own shipments on any trade or service worldwide. The Kuehne+Nagel biofuel concept is based on next […]

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Researchers demo production of kerosene using solar, water and CO2

Researchers demo production of kerosene using solar, water and CO2

August 4, 2022 |

In Germany, for the first time, the thermochemical production of kerosene using solar energy, water, and CO2 is demonstrated in a fully-integrated solar tower fuel plant. This work, realized within the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 project SUN-to-LIQUID, advances the technological readiness level of solar fuels production by demonstrating the technical feasibility of the […]

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering launches compact CO2 capture system

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering launches compact CO2 capture system

August 2, 2022 |

In Japan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has launched full-scale operation, on schedule, of a compact CO2 capture system ordered in November 2021 by Taihei Dengyo Kaisha, Ltd. It is the first system of its kind to go into commercial operation. The compact CO2 capture system […]

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LG Chem announces 50,000 ton Hydrogen project for 2024 with circular CO2

LG Chem announces 50,000 ton Hydrogen project for 2024 with circular CO2

June 20, 2022 |

In South Korea, LG Chem said it will construct a plant in Daesan, Korea, with the capacity to produce 50,000 tons of hydrogen annually by Q2 2024. This plant will be the first LG Chem site to produce pure hydrogen, apart from those earned as off-gases. The new plant employs technology which converts methane to […]

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