BEIS funding supports utility’s project to turn biogas into hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

The phase one feasibility study will allow the consortium to assess the performance of various biogas samples in a small-scale LOOP system located at the Levidian Technology Centre in Cambridge and carry out detailed analysis to optimise the hydrogen output. AD & Biogas Hydrogen Fuel

Microsoft data center to host hydrogen demonstration project

Renewable Energy World

A Microsoft data center in Washington State will host a hydrogen fuel cell demonstration project. The project will test the reliability of a power system incorporating large-format hydrogen fuel cells to produce reliable and sustainable backup power. Hydrogen News

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Study shows most promising well-to-tank routes for hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

When it comes to decarbonising the UK economy, many suggest the use of hydrogen for hard-to-electrify transport applications as indispensable. It also looked at the implications of using biomethane in place of fossil gas and hydrogen derived entirely from biogenic waste. Hydrogen Fuel

Microsoft Eyes New Tool in Decarbonization Quest: Green Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

Microsoft has a new weapon for killing off diesel at its expanding global fleet of data centers: green hydrogen. “We see hydrogen creating the same sort of opportunity,” Janous said. Hydrogen tanks outside the Utah lab where Microsoft ran its test.

Microsoft eyes hydrogen 'opportunity' after successful data centre pilot

Business Green

Tech giant pilots hydrogen fuel cells as backup power source for Utah data centres, as it also joins growing number of firms in global Hydrogen Council. We very much see ourselves as a catalyst in this whole hydrogen economy.".

Global Briefing: Germany cuts ribbon on hydrogen steel project

Business Green

Industrial consortium begins operation of wind-powered hydrogen plant at Saxony steelwork. The project, which is the only one of its kind in Germany, will produce green hydrogen by harnessing local wind power capacity. EU ETS carbon price hits record €41.

Carbon Clean and BayoTech plot CO2 capture and hydrogen demonstration plant

Business Green

Small-scale CCS and hydrogen specialists to evaluate, design and operate a demonstration plant by end of 2022. Aniruddha Sharma, CEO of Carbon Clean, claimed the "breakthrough partnership" would help to foster the growth of the green hydrogen economy. "We

The future of energy in the US could hinge on permitting reform and greater investment in R&D

Renewable Energy World

Energy powerhouses, Ernest Moniz and Lynn Good, talk politics, R&D, stakeholder engagement, transmission, EVs and a host of other topics around the future of energy in the US. Often, said Good, it takes longer to permit an energy project than it does to actually build it.

Decarbonisation depot

Envirotec Magazine

A simple, step-by-step guide to the production, transport and storage of the CO2 is offered below, along with an explainer of how the process can be carbon negative. How is it carbon negative?

There is a construction-shaped hole in our global efforts to combat climate change

Clean Energy Canada

When one thinks about carbon emissions, images of spewing smokestacks or tailpipes likely come to mind. One- seventh of the world’s carbon emissions are associated with building materials like steel, cement and aluminum. Cement and concrete can be made with lower-carbon fuels.

Ocean-based sequestration heats ups

GreenBiz

Over the past few years, as companies have come under steadily increasing pressure to tackle climate change, nature-based solutions have emerged as a particularly exciting method for shrinking corporate carbon footprints. Carbon Removal. Ocean-based sequestration heats ups. Jim Giles.

Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister Backs Biomass ‘Completely’ At Drax-Sponsored Conference Event

DeSmogBlog

Labour’s energy spokesperson has said he stands “completely” with biomass giant Drax, despite admitting that its use of wood pellets in its North Yorkshire power station is not carbon neutral. million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2020, including 13.2

Ocean-based sequestration heats up

GreenBiz

Over the past few years, as companies have come under steadily increasing pressure to tackle climate change, nature-based solutions have emerged as a particularly exciting method for shrinking corporate carbon footprints. Carbon Removal. Ocean-based sequestration heats up. Jim Giles.

UK Ministers Met 1-on-1 with Fossil Fuel and Biomass Producers Nine Times as Often as Renewables Since Kwasi Kwarteng Took Energy Portfolio

DeSmogBlog

Policymakers met with fossil fuel and biomass producers nine times as often as with their renewable energy counterparts, DeSmog can reveal, raising fresh concerns over the depth of the government’s commitments to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. Carbon Capture.

Academic paper highlights AD’s current and future carbon footprint

Envirotec Magazine

Using real world data from 2019, the paper sets out the opportunity for massively improving the climate benefits of recycling food waste to produce renewable energy and green fertiliser for farmers.

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The government’s new ‘Earthshot’ — making it cheap to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere

Grist

government has a new goal to make it much cheaper to suck carbon dioxide out of the air. The Earthshots program is the Department of Energy’s attempt to help scale up some of the nascent technologies that could be required to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to make them cheaper.

Online Event - VERGE Energy Conference

Green Market Oracle

VERGE Energy Conference (VERGE 20) will take place on October 26-30, 2020. This online event can be attended from anywhere, The central theme at VERGE 20 will focus on how energy systems can be decarbonized, decentralized, digitized and democratized. Our Companies Set a Price on Carbon.

How Microsoft Plans To Eliminate All The Carbon It Ever Emitted

R-Squared Energy

to become carbon negative by 2030, and by 2050 to remove from the environment more carbon than they have emitted since they were founded. When it comes to overall energy consumption”, Mr. Willis explained, “China is first, second is the U.S.,

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

GreenBiz

GreenBiz readers got excited about climate change solutions that ranged from the new, from the emerging potential of hydrogen as an energy source to changes in plastics manufacturing, to the ancient, such as planting trees. Hydrogen is still an emerging source of renewable energy.

'Earthshot': US announces $100 a tonne carbon capture goal

Business Green

White House launches new 'Carbon Negative Earthshot' in bid to accelerate development of direct air capture technologies and nature-based solutions.

Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment

GreenBiz

This morning, digital payments company Stripe announced a plan to let its merchant customers divert a portion of their revenue to carbon removal projects. It is also including ocean sequestration in the mix through its support of Planetary Hydrogen. Carbon Removal.

Oberon Fuels Starts Commercial Production of Renewable Dimethyl Ether

CleanTech San Diego

Because rDME’s properties allow it to cost-effectively store and transport renewable hydrogen, this milestone unlocks Oberon’s ability to reduce emissions from transportation today, while accelerating the development of the hydrogen economy and a net-zero carbon future.

What COP26 means for climate technology innovation

Elemental Excelerator

Fossil fuel phase down & out: The final COP26 agreement commits countries to accelerate the development, deployment, and dissemination of technologies — and the adoption of policies — to transition towards low-emission energy systems. Carbon Negative Shot is a U.S.

Biofuels are a controversial climate solution. Could they still help save the planet?

Grist

The reason it’s considered a solution is that plants suck up carbon from the air while they grow. When we turn them into fuels and burn them, no new carbon is added to the atmosphere —the whole cycle is considered “carbon neutral.” The case for negative emissions.

The case for raising up women in climate tech

GreenBiz

It got me thinking: Could we boost the carbon drawdown potential of clean technologies even further by supporting more women-led startups in the burgeoning climate-tech ecosystem? Carbon removal. Energy. The case for raising up women in climate tech. Shana Rappaport.

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Ocean-based sequestration heats ups

AGreenLiving

Over the past few years, as companies have come under steadily increasing pressure to tackle climate change, nature-based solutions have emerged as a particularly exciting method for shrinking corporate carbon footprints. Investing in forests can be a win-win that both sequesters carbon and regenerates nature. And a newer option, soil carbon, also is generating investment from multiple corporate sectors.

'We can't lose sight of the issue of the century': Microsoft's Brad Smith on climate, COP27, and the clean energy transition

Business Green

The story of the past 12 months from an energy perspective has been one of insecure fossil fuel supplies and an accelerating clean energy transition. "My Smith says there are no plans afoot for Microsoft to change tack on its engagement with carbon intensive industries just yet. "If

Report Examines ‘Net Zero’ Climate Strategies, Finds Corporate Plans Lacking in Lead up to COP26

DeSmogBlog

A recent Wall Street Journal investigation found that, while the market for carbon offsets is forecast to see rapid growth and reach over $1 billion this year, the “offsets” themselves can vary widely in their quality and effectiveness at actually reducing pollution. Energy

Oil and Gas Sector Told to Step Up Climate Game or Lose Investment

GreenTechMedia

energy minister, said Thursday that the industry must demonstrate action immediately. We have to act much, much faster and go further in reducing the carbon footprint. The energy transition will have an impact on every single oil and gas player, no matter how large or small.

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At TEDxElemental, climate-tech entrepreneurs spoke about planting roots and spreading wings

Elemental Excelerator

They’ve already treated over 1 billion gallons of wastewater and generated / saved over 1 GWh of energy. A few weeks ago, ZeroAvia flew the world’s first flight of the world’s largest hydrogen electric aircraft. Carbon negative materials.

Drax launches green skills drive to 'boost social mobility for one million people'

Business Green

Energy firm joins Social Mobility Pledge led by former education secretary Justine Greening in bid to help plug green skills gap and support disadvantaged communities.

Vodka made from captured carbon dioxide? That’s the spirit.

Grist

It’s vodka, made without any potatoes or grains, and the key ingredients are hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide. Last year, global carbon emissions hit an all-time high of 40.9 But all that carbon doesn’t have to wind up in the atmosphere. Products that can turn carbon from a liability to an asset can play a really critical role in meeting our climate goals,” said Giana Amador, managing director of Carbon180 , a nonprofit based in Oakland, California.

Renewables overtake fossil fuels in 2020 as Britain's power grid enjoys 'greenest year' yet

Business Green

But Imperial College London analysis warns emerging technologies and negative emission power plants are likely to be needed to unlock full decarbonisation of the grid.

Meet the Innovators in Elemental Excelerator’s 9th Cohort

Elemental Excelerator

Because the price of keeping the status quo grows steeper every year, from the human and economic toll of climate-related disasters, fires, heatwaves, and other environmental stresses to the jobs left on the table by not accelerating towards a carbon-free, regenerative economy. ENERGY.

Trends in Water & Circular Economy Innovation with Kim Baker

Elemental Excelerator

In my early 20s as an environmental engineer working with large energy and petroleum companies, I found myself standing in a Tyvek suit and a respirator mask in a refinery flare zone. Low-carbon or carbon negative construction materials including wood, steel and leather alternatives.

Oberon Fuels Secures $2.9 Million Grant from State of California for First-Ever Production of Renewable Dimethyl Ether in U.S.

CleanTech San Diego

Cleantech San Diego member company Oberon Fuels , a producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel, has been awarded a grant for $2,876,139 from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a first-of-its-kind, multi-phase project to produce the first renewable dimethyl ether (rDME), a clean-burning, ultra-low-carbon transportation fuel, in the U.S. We thank the California Energy Commission for its support and look forward to a successful project.”.

'Planet-positive force': How the global chemicals industry can reinvent itself as a climate solution

Business Green

That is the upbeat conclusion of a major new report today, which argues that while the chemicals industry currently lags behind many other sectors of the economy in terms of climate action, it has the potential to reinvent itself as a critical climate solution and even become carbon negative by 2040.

Global Briefing: China plans $900bn green grid upgrade programme

Business Green

The Chinese government has provided the first evidence that its recent unveiling of a net zero emissions target will trigger a new wave of low carbon infrastructure deployment. And the expansion of wind energy envisaged in the National Energy and Climate Plans will create 150,000 new jobs.

Ocean-based sequestration heats up

AGreenLiving

Over the past few years, as companies have come under steadily increasing pressure to tackle climate change, nature-based solutions have emerged as a particularly exciting method for shrinking corporate carbon footprints.

'Tipping point'? CNG Fuels eyes surging HGV demand for renewable biomethane

Business Green

CNG Fuels' biomethane compressed natural gas - Bio-CNG - is currently 100 per cent sourced from waste feedstocks such as food waste and it claims the fuel is both cheaper and less-carbon intensive than traditional diesel.

Capacity Market: Are the UK's £350m of gas power subsidies compatible with net zero goals?

Business Green

These payments are intended to both encourage investment in new firm power capacity, provide an incentive for existing capacity to remain open, and help mobilise investment in new smart grid and energy storage technologies.

If the world wants a green recovery, it must commit to innovation

Business Green

Negative emissions technologies are critical for the earth’s climate and hitting net zero in the UK, argues Drax CEO Will Gardiner. But it's vital we don't lose sight of long-term climate and energy challenges and the vital sustainability targets that must solve them.

Court rejects legal bid to block 3.6GW Drax gas power plant in Yorkshire

Business Green

The Planning Inspectorate had opposed the project, warning it could lock-in high carbon infrastructure at the expense of the UK's climate goals, marking the first time it had opposed a major project on such grounds.