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  • Japan nuclear plant to begin removing fuel rods

    Workers started removing radioactive fuel rods Monday from a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The painstaking and risky task is a crucial first step toward a full cleanup of the earthquake and tsunami-damaged plant in northeastern Japan. The Unit 4 reactor was offline at the time of the March 2011 disaster, and its core ...


    By Associated Press

  • Renewed call for the removal of fossil-fuel subsidies

    A coalition of governments are calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris. A group of eight countries known as the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform released ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Japan OKs fuel removal from pool at nuclear plant

    Japanese regulators on Wednesday gave final approval for the removal of fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building considered the highest risk at a crippled nuclear plant. Removing the fuel rods from the Unit 4 cooling pool is the first major step in a decommissioning process that is expected to last decades at ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Approves Removal of Summertime Fuel Requirements for the Greensboro, NC Area

    In response to a request from the state of North Carolina, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the State’s request to remove counties in the Greensboro area from those that are subject to the certain federal clean gasoline requirements. This change removes Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, and Guilford counties from those that have to comply with 7.8 pounds per square inch ...

  • EPA Approves Removal of Summertime Fuel Requirements for the Raleigh, NC Area

    In response to a request from the state of North Carolina, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the State’s request to remove counties in the Raleigh area from those that are subject to the certain federal clean gasoline requirements. This change removes Durham, Granville, and Wake counties from those that have to comply with 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) fuel ...

  • EPA Approves Removal of Summertime Fuel Requirements for Six Counties in Florida

    In response to a request from the state of Florida, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the State’s request to remove six counties in Florida from those that are subject to the certain federal clean gasoline requirements. This change removes Broward, Dade, Duval, Hillsborough, Palm Beach and Pinellas counties from those that have to comply with 7.8 pounds per square ...

  • Fuel from fuel: converting biodiesel waste into ethanol

    Researchers have discovered that under the correct conditions, glycerol, a major by-product of biodiesel production, can be turned into ethanol by harmless strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli. Furthermore, yields of ethanol obtained from this method are higher than those obtained from conventional means of production. As society looks for alternative sources of energy to replace the use of ...

  • Microbes fuel energy debate

    Microbes may well be the answer to our global energy crisis. By fermenting biomass to produce biofuels, they offer a possible climate-friendly solution to the anticipated shortfall in fossil fuel supply. A review by Professor Arnold Demain from Drew University in New Jersey, USA, on how microbes could be used to salvage the energy crisis has just been published online Springer’s Journal of ...


    By Springer

  • Removal of fossil fuel subsides could achieve 50% of global CO2 reduction targets

    According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), a complete phase-out of fossil fuel would reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 5.8%, or 2 Gigatonne (Gt), by 2020, equivalent to the current combined emissions of Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Italy. This amounts to over 40% of the abatement needed to be on track by 2020 to limit global warming to a 2°C rise. IEA research ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fuel produced from sunlight, CO2 and water: an alternative for jet fuel?

    Water and carbon dioxide (CO2) can be converted into ‘solar thermochemical fuel’ using energy from the sun and very high temperatures. A new study has analysed the production of this fuel and found that, under favourable future conditions, costs could be as little as €1.28 per litre, with close to zero life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although suitable as a substitute ...

  • Airlines analyze operations to save fuel

    Airlines have recently announced fees for checked luggage, flight reductions and job cuts in their bid to offset rising fuel prices. Behind the scenes, they are studying their business operations to find ways of becoming more efficient to take the sting out of fuel costs that have risen nearly 85 percent compared to last year. Fuel now accounts for about 40 percent of a typical airline ticket, ...

  • Gas leaks fuel climate change

    A leading authority on the effects of methane in the atmosphere has called for a new drive to cut gas leaks from pipelines and wells. Euan Nisbet, professor of Earth sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, says that ever more sensitive detection equipment using global satellite positioning systems has made it ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Green fuel from carbon dioxide

    It is beyond dispute that carbon dioxide (CO2) has an effect on global warming as a greenhouse gas, but we still pump tons and tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every day. A research team at the Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF) led by chemist Prof. Dr.Ingo Krossing has developed a new system for producing methanol that uses CO2 and hydrogen. Methanol can be used as an environmentally ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Oil in water removal specialists for utilities

    The Mercer International Compliance Master oil/water/solids separator design is well known in the electric utility industry for high-performance and its versatile design features. We offer a full line of innovative rectangular and cylindrical units from 10 to 7,500 gpm as well as existing system retrofits and API & ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • Comparable fuels exclusion expanded by US EPA

    EPA has finalized the expansion to the Comparable Fuel Exclusion rule.  The rule allows certain secondary material, called emission-comparable fuel (ECF), to be safely burned for energy recovery in industrial boilers.  ECF generates emissions when burned in an industrial boiler that are comparable to those from burning fuel oil.  “This action recognizes that ECF should be managed ...

  • Mobile fuel polishing & condition unit arrives

    Progressive have taken delivery of their new state of the art mobile fuel polishing unit this week. The unit has been built by Filtertechnik of Nottingham and is housed in a trailer making it fully portable 24/7. Capable of flows of up to six hundred litres per minute it is one of the largest mobile units built to date in the UK. The unit has been configured to enable us to run, diesel, bio ...

  • EPA withdraws emission comparable fuels rule (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn the Emission Comparable Fuels (ECF) Rule, a rule that was finalized in December 2008. The rule sought to remove regulatory costs by reclassifying fuels that would otherwise be regulated as hazardous waste, but generate emissions similar to fuel oil when burned. EPA has now withdrawn the rule due to difficulty of ensuring that emissions ...

  • Trinidad and Tobago accelerates CNG as major transportation fuel

    Trinidad and Tobago’s plans for increasing natural gas vehicles are translating to action with the establishment of a government CNG Task Force launched in October and the first of at least five new CNG refuelling stations commissioned last week. The CNG Task Force is aimed at diversifying the country’s transportation fuel mix as well as reducing the petroleum subsidy bill and costs ...


  • 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 ...

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