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  • Environment Agency: Waste materials used as fuel will reduce greenhouse emissions

    Waste materials used as fuel for generating electricity and heat could play an important role in meeting the UK’s renewable energy and greenhouse emissions targets, a new report suggests. Biomass – carbon sink or carbon sinner?,a report published by the Environment Agency finds that using biomass to generate electricity can deliver ...

  • Green biofuel from waste to reduce UK transport carbon emissions

    A group of British businesses is to pioneer the development of a process to turn municipal and wood waste into transport biofuel which could potentially achieve a carbon saving of 95%. The consortium, led by Axion Energy, has been put together by The Carbon Trust and will work on an enhancement of the pyrolysis process which will turn waste biomass into a cheaper alternative to existing biofuels. ...

  • Black Carbon Emissions Cut 90% in California

    In a first-of-its kind study examining the impact black carbon has on climate in California, researchers found the state's efforts to reduce air pollution, particularly from diesel engines, has cut black carbon concentrations by 90% since 1966. This has happened without any noticeable disruption to the lives of the citizens of California, but with tremendous benefits to their health, as well as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste wood – the untapped resource for Biomass Fuel

    The huge potential of reusing waste wood as fuel is being wasted, Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has warned. The significant carbon and energy benefits of recovering energy from waste wood are detailed in a new information report on the sector that surveys the activities of producers, aggregators and users of waste wood. Recycling and energy markets for clean, virgin wood have been growing in ...

  • Household waste fuels the production of Cemex UK cement

    Non-recyclable material from household waste is being used to manufacture cement. Cemex UK, suppliers of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, are using climafuel in place of fossil fuels to heat the kilns in the production of cement. Climafuel has half the carbon footprint of coke and is made up of 50 per cent biomass. During extensive trials, the use of 30 per cent climafuel as a ...

  • Shentongroup launches dual fuel waste to energy system

    Pioneering, power solutions company, shentongroup, is launching a state-of-the-art dual fuel waste to energy system called Duplo™.  As well as being a prime power source, Duplo™ can also provide hot water via an optional heat exchanger and be fitted with a control system that enables excess electricity to be exported to the National Grid. Duplo runs on standard Diesel, Biodiesel, ...


    By Shenton Group

  • Carbon Sciences` proprietary CO2-to-fuel process gains additional media attention

    Carbon Sciences, Inc. (CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into gasoline and other portable fuels, reported today that two prominent energy outlets – EnergyBiz Insider and Energy Efficiency Markets – reported on the benefits of Carbon Sciences’ novel process that converts CO2 waste streams from large carbon emitting power plants into fuel. ...


    By Carbon Sciences, Inc.

  • Joule Partners with AUDI to Accelerate Development and Commercialization of Sustainable, Carbon-Neutral Fuels

    Joule today announced a strategic partnership with AUDI AG to accelerate the commercialization of its sustainable transportation fuels, Sunflow™-E and Sunflow™-D, for the global ethanol and diesel markets respectively. Derived directly from sunlight and waste carbon dioxide (CO2), these fuels align perfectly with Audi’s vision for ...


    By Joule Unlimited, Inc.

  • Carbon Sciences Accelerates Development of Breakthrough CO2 to Fuel Technology

    Carbon Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform greenhouse gases into gasoline and other portable fuels, today announced details of its plan to accelerate the development of its breakthrough CO2 to fuel technology. Carbon Sciences' technology is based on a high performance catalyst for the efficient transformation of CO2 and methane gas into a ...


    By Marketwire

  • Green my cabin: site offices key to cutting carbon emissions in construction

    The humble construction site cabin is set for a makeover as part of an ambitious plan to cut the carbon footprint of sites by 15% within the next two years. The plan, launched today, was developed by the Strategic Forum for Construction in partnership with the Carbon Trust and with the involvement of many of the leading names in the UK construction industry. It outlines a package of measures ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Alternative fuel infrastructure deal is wasted opportunity for e-mobility

    The European Parliament and Member States, concluding final negotiations today (March 20, 2014) on the new fuel infrastructure law, failed to set-out a clear pathway for a low-carbon European transport network. Transport & Environment expresses disappointment at this wasted opportunity, which contains no binding targets for low-carbon charging infrastructure and does little to help a ...

  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change ...


    By Associated Press

  • Agricultural waste could power fuel cells for clean energy

    Agricultural waste (such as plant stalks) is an accepted energy source for second-generation biofuels. Recently, Greek scientists have recognised the potential to use biological material, including agricultural waste, for fuel cells. This technology has potential to provide decentralised, renewable heat and power and may become a major technology for power generation in the coming decades because ...

  • Waste Management dedicates Illinois` largest commercial CNG fueling facility in Stickney

        STICKNEY, Ill., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management of Illinois, Inc. today signaled its commitment to using trucks powered by clean-burning fuels in dedicating the largest commercial compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Illinois.   The facility, at 5050 W. Pershing Road, Stickney, is equipped with 55 "slow-fuel" stations for the Company's ...


  • Teaching a microbe to make fuel

    Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel. Written by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office. You can read the original new in MIT News A humble soil ...

  • Ethos Fuel Reformulator

    Ethos Fuel Reformulator is being launched in Ireland by Independent Distributor Patrick White Ethos Environmental's fuel reformulating products reduce emissions by burning fuel more completely, which improves fuel mileage. Exhaust is essentially unburned fuel, wasted fuel, so when the fuel is used more completely the engine delivers better mileage from every tank. Efficient fuel use also means ...


  • ABB control system helps turn food waste into fuel

    2009-08-18 - Small bioethanol plants in Finland are using local food waste to make a low-carbon gasoline and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. ABB’s Extended Automation System 800xA is making it possible. St1 Biofuels Oy is the only bioethanol producer in the world making biofuel from food waste. The originators of the process say the fuel can reduce carbon dioxide ...


    By ABB

  • Cutting emissions is ‘perfect option’

    There is no alternative. To limit global warming and contain climate change, societies have no real option but to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to new research. There might be additional useful steps that nations could take, but nothing will be as effective as simply not burning fossil fuels. Daniela Cusack, a geographer at the University of California Los ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fueling the world’s nuclear power plants: global nuclear fuel marks 10th anniversary helping utilities bring consumers virtually carbon-free energy

    Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), the GE-led joint venture with Hitachi, Ltd. and Toshiba Corporation, this month is celebrating its 10th anniversary and embarking on a new decade as a world-leading supplier of reliable, high-quality fabricated nuclear fuel and services for the commercial nuclear industry. With a growing list of countries planning to build new nuclear plants, and with utilities ...


    By General Electric

  • CEMEX’s Alternative Fuels Strategy Results in Avoiding the Emission of 1.8 Million Tons of CO2

    CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) informed today that, since 2005, CEMEX has invested more than US$ 175 million, adjusting its production process and installing equipment to prepare, handle and feed alternative fuels into its cement kilns. In 2011, CEMEX achieved approximately a 25% alternative fuel substitution rate in its cement ...


    By CEMEX

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