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Terraform Industries converts electricity and air into synthetic natural gas for the first time

TechCrunch: Climate

The modern world is dependent on a vast network for extracting, processing, transporting and ultimately consuming hydrocarbons like crude oil and natural gas. But these resources come with a cost: they’re finite, difficult to extract and take carbon dioxide out of the ground and release it into the air. Instead of reducing humanity’s dependence on […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Giant solar project in limbo as Forrest misses another deadline on key green hydrogen project

Renew Economy

Fortescue misses third deadline for FID on Gibson Island hydrogen project, meaning Genex must look for other customers for its Bulli Creek solar farm. The post Giant solar project in limbo as Forrest misses another deadline on key green hydrogen project appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Ballard Announces Largest Order in Company History – 1,000 Engines to Power Solaris Buses Across Europe

FuelCellsWorks

VANCOUVER, CANADA and BOLECHOWO, POLAND– Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP; TSX:BLDP) today announced the signing of a Long Term Supply Agreement (“LTSA”) with its customer Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z.

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Salt, air and bricks: could this be the future of energy storage?

The Guardian: Energy

Start-ups turn to heat over batteries as they aim to industrialise the practice Think of battery ingredients and lithium, cadmium and nickel come to mind. Now think again. What about salt, air, bricks, and hand-warmer gel? In our electricity-hungry future they’re set to provide heat to manufacturers who need it, and to help keep the lights on at times when energy is short.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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Ballard Announces $54 Million of Additional Funding Support, Bringing Total U.S. Federal Funding to $94 Million for Ballard’s Fuel Cell Gigafactory in Texas

FuelCellsWorks

VANCOUVER, CANADA AND ROCKWALL, TEXAS– Ballard Power Systems announced it has been awarded $54 million of investment tax credits from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as part of the Qualifying.

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Aqua Metals is building a more sustainable battery recycling ecosystem

Charged

The economic benefits of recycling Li-ion batteries are clear, but at present, only a small percentage of them are recycled. In contrast, lead-acid batteries have a 99% recycling rate in the US. The two main processes for recycling lithium-ion batteries are pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy. Each has its own set of environmental issues. Aqua Metals has pioneered a new electro-hydrometallurgy process that uses renewable electricity and recycles the chemicals used.

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Wind farm proposed near coal plant embroiled in CCS controversy

Renew Economy

Plans unveiled to build 300MW wind farm next to coal plant in south-west Queensland. The post Wind farm proposed near coal plant embroiled in CCS controversy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Nepal Achieves Milestone in Hydrogen Production and Vehicle Refueling

FuelCellsWorks

KATHMANDU– Successful hydrogen production and vehicle refueling has been achieved in Nepal. Kathmandu University’s laboratory has achieved a significant milestone by successfully producing hydrogen from water and utilizing it as.

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Xos and Winnebago team up to develop electric specialty vehicle chassis

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Los Angeles-headquartered Xos , a manufacturer of electric trucks and powertrain components, has partnered with RV maker Winnebago to develop a customized electric chassis for Winnebago’s Specialty Vehicles division. Winnebago Specialty Vehicles’ manufacturing operations are in Forest City, Iowa. It has been producing electric vehicles since 2018 for mobile commercial applications, for customers with accessibility challenges, and for such purposes as mobile medical and opioid clinics.

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Hunt Is On for Colorado’s Next Gold Rush: Geological Hydrogen

FuelCellsWorks

With scientists rethinking approach, the Front Range is quickly becoming a hub in the search underground for hydrogen. Scientists, entrepreneurs and federal officials are searching furiously for a carbon-free fuel.

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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Australia’s most successful renewable and storage developer seeks buyer in biggest asset sale

Renew Economy

Neoen Australia, the country's most successful renewable and storage developer, reportedly seeking sell down of Australian assets. The post Australia’s most successful renewable and storage developer seeks buyer in biggest asset sale appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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SANY Group Turns to Hydrogen-Powered Heavy Trucks

FuelCellsWorks

SANY Hydrogen, a leading player in China’s hydrogen industry, expressed strong optimism regarding the application of hydrogen-powered heavy trucks in the country’s growing hydrogen transport sector.

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Stanford researchers publish subsurface thermal map for continental US

ThinkGeoEnergy

A study by Mohammad Aljubran and Professor Roland Horne from Stanford University has resulted in the creation of a temperature-at-depth model covering 0 to 7 kilometers depth (at 1-km intervals) for the continental United States. The map can be accessed via a web-based API or ArcGIS. The data can also be accessed via the Geothermal Data Repository. A preprint outlining the methods and the findings can be accessed here: [link] Sample temperature profile generated using the Stanford Temperature Mo

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Mobile Hydrogen Refueling Station Project in Putrajaya Set to Start Operating Before the End of 2024 – MOSTI

FuelCellsWorks

The government, through the ministry of science, technology and innovation (MOSTI) aims to start operation of its mobile hydrogen refueling unit (MHRU) pilot project in Putrajaya before the end of.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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Improving EV acoustics with synchronous acquisition of NVH and powertrain data (Webinar)

Charged

The electrification of the vehicle powertrain poses major challenges for the interaction of the individual components. In order to optimize both – the acoustics and the performance of electric vehicles, high-voltage and NVH measurement data must be acquired synchronously. In this webinar , we show the problem in the acoustics of EVs and the solutions for eMobility and NVH analysis: Challenges in electric vehicle acoustics Synchronous acquisition of NVH and power data on the powertrain Corr

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Vietnam ASEAN Hydrogen Club and Japan Hydrogen Association Agree to Cooperate

FuelCellsWorks

On April 1, 2024, Dr. Takeaki Uchida, Vice President of VAHC Club and Mr. Hiroshi Fukushima, Executive Director of the Japan Hydrogen Association (JH2A) signed a Strategic Cooperation Memorandum. The.

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Solar Sunshot “common sense policy,” says Combet, as critics take aim

Renew Economy

Combet defends solar "sunshot" plans, saying Australia needs sovereignty over industries of the future. The post Solar Sunshot “common sense policy,” says Combet, as critics take aim appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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HYON Signs Share Purchase Agreement With Blue Concept Ltd.

FuelCellsWorks

HYON Shifts Focus: From Hydrogen Initiatives to Strategic Partnership with Norwegian Hydrogen AS and Rapid Agreement to Enhance Shareholder Value. Oslo, Norway– Hyon AS (“HYON“) has signed a Share Purchase.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?

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Marginal loss factor rules undermining urgent renewables growth, investors warn

Renew Economy

Australia's biggest group of clean energy investors calls for urgent review after release of final calculations on wind and solar generator ratings. The post Marginal loss factor rules undermining urgent renewables growth, investors warn appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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India Energy Giant Posts Record Electricity Output, Mostly From Coal

POWER Magazine

India’s state-owned energy company NTPC said the company produced a record amount of electricity on an annual basis over the past fiscal year, with the utility’s coal-fired power stations recording […] The post India Energy Giant Posts Record Electricity Output, Mostly From Coal appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Tech Talk | Putting grid enhancing technologies in the spotlight

Smart Energy International

Various technologies are available to tackle the immediate grid challenges but are not being widely adopted. Under the name of ‘non-wires alternatives’ or ‘grid enhancing technologies’ (GETs) in the US or ‘grid optimising technologies’ in Europe, or more broadly and simply ‘smart grid’ technologies, these are technologies that can be implemented in transmission and distribution grids much more quickly and cheaply than standard grid upgrades to meet short term needs such as reducing congestion.

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Walmart Partners with Pivot Energy on 19 Projects

Solar Industry

Walmart is investing in 19 solar projects developed by Pivot Energy across Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Delaware and California, including 15 community projects. The strategic tax equity investment will drive the construction, operation, and maintenance of the 72 MW community solar project portfolio. These projects are expected to be constructed by next year. “We are thrilled to partner with Walmart to scale renewable energy across the U.S. and meet the moment of corporate decarbonizatio

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Germany Shutters Seven More Coal-Fired Power Units

POWER Magazine

Two German energy companies said they shut down seven coal-fired power plants over the Easter holiday weekend, taking more than 3,000 MW of generation capacity offline for decommissioning. The German […] The post Germany Shutters Seven More Coal-Fired Power Units appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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DOE Announces Tax Credits to Accelerate Clean Energy

Solar Industry

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS have authorized $4 billion in tax credits for 100 domestic projects aimed at accelerating renewable manufacturing at industrial facilities. The agencies are partnering to implement the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Tax Credit (48C) funded by the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Fifth Contracts for Difference round pushes UK solar forward

PV Tech

Gareth Simkins examines the winning projects of AR5 and looks ahead to assess how solar is likely to fare in future rounds.

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Renewable methanol production from green hydrogen and captured CO2

Energy Central

Renewable methanol production from green hydrogen and captured CO2 his paper aims to present a pre-feasibility study of a power-to-fuel plant configuration designed for the production of 500 kg/h of renewable methanol (e-methanol) from green hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide. Hydrogen is obtained by water electrolysis employing the overproduction of.

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These startups help busy contractors get electrification rebates faster

Canary Media

Rebates are a cornerstone of the bid to electrify the roughly 115 million U.S. homes that still need to ditch fossil-fuel equipment to meet climate targets.

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Assessing the Fallout of the Baltimore Bridge Collapse on the Energy Market

R-Squared Energy

The recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge into the Patapsco River on March 26 has caused a temporary halt to all shipping traffic from the Port of Baltimore. A reader recently asked me how this might impact the energy markets. First, the closure should have minimal impact on the transportation of more commonly used petroleum products. Ship tracking data indicates limited activity, with only one shipment of gasoline and three petroleum-related export cargos recorded at the port in 2023.

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Scientists develop high-boost and high-efficiency DC power converter

TechXplore

A new electrical power converter design achieves a much higher efficiency at lower cost and maintenance than before. The direct current voltage boost converter developed by Kobe University is poised to be a significant contribution to the further development of electric and electronic components across power generation, health care, mobility and information technology.

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Dying beauties – Better Research for Coastal Regions needed: Transdisciplinary Anticipatory Research

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Source: Pixabay Coasts provide special habitats for a wide variety of life forms. They also protect against erosion caused by storm surges and other large waves such as tsunamis. However, whether in Europe, Southeast Asia or Africa – coastal ecosystems are threatened worldwide due to anthropogenic sustainability crises such as the climate crises or pollution.

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Researchers set new efficiency record for stable binary organic solar cells

TechXplore

A research group led by Prof. Ge Ziyi from the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed two self-assembled molecules (SAMs) with large dipole moments and employed them as hole-transporting layers (HTLs) in binary organic solar cells (OSCs), achieving highly efficient and stable binary OSCs with a record power conversion efficiency (PCE) of up to 19.70%.

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SwitchedOn Podcast: Australia has a heat pump problem

Renew Economy

Why Australia is at risk of being flooded by cheap, inefficient, 'faux' hot water heat pumps. The post SwitchedOn Podcast: Australia has a heat pump problem appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Powering the future: Advanced energy harvesting for loT devices

TechXplore

Researchers have developed a high-performance energy management unit (EMU) that significantly boosts the efficiency of electrostatic generators for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. This breakthrough addresses the challenge of high impedance mismatch between electrostatic generators and electronic devices, unlocking new possibilities for ambient energy harvesting.

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