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Monitoring greenhouse gases from biofuel crops

by Gasmet Technologies Oy  (Jan. 10, 2015)

Global issues such as climate change and energy security have driven rapid growth in renewable energy production - wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, hydro, biofuels etc. However, logically, each of these methods should deliver a net benefit in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, so researchers in the United States have employed portable FTIR ...

5 things to know about Obama`s next climate move: methane

by Associated Press  (Jan. 14, 2015)

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its latest move to combat global warming, this time trying to rein in heat-trapping methane gas that escapes from oil and gas fields. The plan relies on voluntary steps and new rules to reduce leaks from oil and gas production by 40 percent to 45 percent over the next decade. In a way, the proposal ...

Comparative study on electrochemical 4-chlorophenol degradation in different diaphragm systems with combined reduction and oxidation properties

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 21, 2015)

Two diaphragm electrolysis systems, two-electrode (anode–cathode) and three-electrode (cathode–anode–cathode), were compared for the electrochemical degradation of 4-chlorophenol. The performance of these systems was improved by feeding with hydrogen gas and then with air, in aid of the combined processes of reduction and ...

Case study - Using thermal storage systems to reduce carbon emissions

by Climate-KIC  (Jan. 23, 2015)

Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) systems have the potential to provide a significant tool for climate change mitigation. Using aquifers as a source for thermal energy can provide heating and cooling for houses, offices and other buildings E-USE (aq). In comparison to the use of fossil fuels, as well as providing up to 60% CO2 reductions, ...

The jobs impact of GHG reduction strategies in the USA

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 2, 2014)

This paper estimates the economic and jobs impact of the USA displacing 1.2 billion tons of carbon emissions annually by 2030 using energy efficiency and renewable energy. We assess the technologies deployed, their costs, and the necessary time frames. We then estimate the job impacts of the policy and find that it will generate more than 4.5 ...

Determinants of corporate carbon reduction targets

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 25, 2014)

This paper examines attributes affecting a corporation’s choice of an intensity-only (carbon emissions relative to sales, production, etc.) versus an absolute carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions goal. We investigate alternative hypotheses for this choice including: 1) a high growth hypothesis whereby high growth companies select an intensity goal, ...

Carbon dioxide gas case study

by Ametek Process Instruments - THERMOX  (Nov. 24, 2014)

Application Moisture] is measured in carbon dioxide gas pipelines and processing plants. Problem The presence of moisture in carbon dioxide gas promotes corrosion. Perhaps more significant is the fact that moisture will readily form ice when pressure is reduced. The ice can readily freeze up pressure regulators, valves, and orifice plates causing ...

Emissions Reduction with Diesel Blending

by GlobeCore Blending  (May 8, 2014)

Diesel technologies are develops by huge rates. Modification of cars with diesel engines make a half of the new cars sold in Europe. The black smoke, noisy engine operation and unpleasant smell remained far in the past. Today diesel engines present not only profitability, but also high capacity and worthy dynamic characteristics. Quality of fuel ...

With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future

by Ensia  (Oct. 9, 2014)

Global business can find good investments that also address climate change by looking to the world’s most vulnerable populations. When it comes to helping the world transition to a low-carbon future, developing nations are in a unique position to lead — but they can’t do it alone. Investments are needed. Luckily, the ...

Removal of sulfur compounds from petroleum refinery wastewater through adsorption on modified activated carbon

by IWA Publishing  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The adsorption of sulfur compounds from petroleum refinery wastewater on a chemically modified activated carbon (MAC) was investigated. The modification technique (nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide and thermal modification) enhanced the removal capacity of carbon and therefore decreases cost-effective removal of sulfide from refinery wastewater. ...

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