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Exploit woodchips efficiently
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Ruf presents new briquetting press  Ruf Maschinenbau are bringing two new briquetting systems on to the market with the RUF 300 and the RUF 500, both of which are suited to the processing of diverse wood residuals and further biomass.   The demand for the climate neutral raw material wood as a heating material remains extremely high. As a consequence more and more wood processing ...

New section on energy and power plant analysis on the Metrohm website
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The new Metrohm website now gives a comprehensive overview of the topic «energy» from the perspective of applied chemical analysis. Among others, the new web pages address challenges such as energy storage (batteries and supercapacitors), fuel cell performance, corrosion monitoring and prevention, and others. Numerous applications (free download) make the new website a valuable ...

Paris could leave aviation and shipping fuel tax-free and climate target-free
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The aviation and shipping sectors are set to be exempt from targeted CO2 emissions cuts in the December Paris climate agreement, according to the latest draft deal. This is an irresponsible U-turn, say environmental groups Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment. CO2 emissions from the two sectors are set to grow by up to 250% by 2050, making attempts to limit global warming to 2°C all ...

The warmer the higher: sea-level rise from Filchner-Ronne ice in Antarctica
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The more ice is melted of the Antarctic Filchner-Ronne shelf, the more ice flows into the ocean and the more the region contributes to global sea-level rise. While this might seem obvious, it is no matter of course for the huge ice masses of Antarctica: parts of the ice continent are characterized by instabilities that, once triggered, can lead to persistent ice discharge into the ocean even ...

India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge
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As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030. The world's third-largest carbon polluter filed its climate action plan to the Germany-based U.N. climate secretariat late Thursday, the deadline for ...

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