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Virgin-LanzaTech tie-up to produce low carbon fuel

The low-carbon aviation fuel, which will be produced in India, is claimed to have half the carbon footprint of standard fossil fuel. Virgin Atlantic was the first airline to fly a plane on bio-fuel in February 2008. PTI “India, which is amongst the ..

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  • Published: Mar 9th, 2011
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Supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton Cycle turbines promise giant leap

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Sandia National Laboratories researchers are moving into the demonstration phase of a novel gas turbine system for power generation, with the promise that thermal-to-electric conversion efficiency will be increased to as much as 50 percent an improvement of 50 percent for nuclear power stations equipped with steam turbines, or a 40 percent improvement for simple gas turbines. The system is also very compact, meaning that capital costs would be relatively low.

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  • Published: Sep 27th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Low-carbon rules could be tough to meet

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New rules aimed at lowering the carbon emissions of transportation fuels place so many demands on crude producers

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Australia Plans to be Carbon-Neutral by 2020.

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By means of a huge new installation of concentrating solar thermal (CST) and wind-power and the electrification of its transportation infrastructure, Australia plans to have a zero-carbon economy by 2020, hence zero-use of all fossil fuels (coal, gas and oil).

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CARBON TAX INCREASES JULY FIRST

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Prince George, B.C.-The phase-in of the carbon tax in British Columbia continues with its annual increase on July 1st.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Masdar signs MoU with US Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy initiative, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote collaboration on clean and sustainable energy technologies.

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  • Published: Aug 12th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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U.S. biofuel makers want CO2 credits in climate bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Makers of biofuels and plastics and chemicals made from crops want U.S. senators to change the climate bill to give them free pollution permits that would be needed to emit greenhouse gases under the legislation.

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  • Published: Jul 31st, 2009
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Fuel Startup Makes Ethanol From the Sun, CO2

A New England startup claims it has found a way to make ethanol using solar power and carbon dioxide — without agricultural land or fresh water.

Joule Biotechnologies Inc. has found a way to engineer photosynthetic organisms to convert sunlight and CO2 into transportation fuels. The process requires minimal resources and polishing operations, giving the finished product an advantage over biomass-derived biofuels, such as those made from algae, corn or cellulose.

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Biofuel Could Lighten Jet Fuel’s Carbon Footprint Over 80 Percent

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The seeds of a lowly weed could cut jet fuel’s cradle-to-grave carbon emissions by 84 percent.

David Shonnard, Robbins Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering, analyzed the carbon dioxide emissions of jet fuel made from camelina oil over the course of its life cycle, from planting to tailpipe. “Camelina jet fuel exhibits one of the largest greenhouse gas emission reductions of any agricultural feedstock-derived biofuel I’ve ever seen,” he said. “This is the result of the unique attributes of the crop–its low fertilizer requirements, high oil yield, and the availability of its coproducts, such as meal and biomass, for other uses.”

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Automotive makers committed to reducing CO2

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A press conference at this years Geneva Motor Show brought together the automotive makers to state their commitment to reducing CO2 emissions from traffic. Also allowing them to stress the need for a comprehensive strategy to achieve cost-effective results. Road transport globally is a source of around 16% of man-made CO2 emissions, coming third after electricity & heating and manufacturing.

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Farm Bureau demands fairness for biofuels in carbon scoring

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When rating fuels on the basis of their carbon content, biofuels should not be singled out and artificially degraded for so-called “indirect effects,” according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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