ArcelorMittal converts CO2 into bio-ethanol

ArcelorMittal

The CO2 recycling process should allow ArcelorMittal Belgium to produce 60 million liters of biofuel and reduce its carbon emissions. Annually!

ArcelorMittal, a major steel plant in Belgium, will capture CO2 and convert it into bio-ethanol.

Within two years, the new technology should be able to start.

The investment for the Steel Factory is about 80 million euro’s. Read More

Nocera bacteria absorb CO2

Nocera CO2 absorbing bacteria Ralstonia Eutropha

The bacterium Ralstonia eutropha (picture Wikipedia)

Professor Daniel G. Nocera (Harvard) has succeeded in changing bacteria genetically so that they can absorb CO2 and convert it into alcohol.

This news has been reported by the American magazine Forbes. But, according to Nocera:

this bacteria does not solve the CO2 problems.

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City bus on formic acid

Bus runs on Formic Acid

Formic Acid is produced by using electricity. Wind farms or solar panels supply the power that is needed for the production of Formic Acid, thus it is completely carbon neutral.

It is coming: A city bus which is fueled by formic acid. 

VDL and the Team Fast – a student team at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU / e) are developing the world’s first city bus that runs on formic acid. The bus is already operational.  Read More

5 Promising Technologies to make Fuel out of CO2

CO2, carbon, recycling, fuel, e-diesel, climate change, sun power, concentrated solar power, research

EU Project Uses Sun to Turn Water and CO2 Into Jet Fuel

We were wondering which new process could make green energy out of CO2. So we searched on the internet and filtered 5 beautiful technologies for you.

Let’s stop the carbon and change the world into a green planet.

Take a look. Read More

Charitable funds must move their money out of fossil fuels

greenhouse gas, climate change, CO2, HIT, HNG technology, trending, sustainable energy solution

HIT HNG technology up to zero emissions power plants

Sign the petition to:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates, founders of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Jeremy Farrar and Sir William Castell, director and chair of the Wellcome Trust

Your organisations have made a huge contribution to human progress and equality by supporting scientific research and development projects.

Yet your investments in fossil fuels are putting this progress at great risk, by undermining your long term ambitions.

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Platooning can save up to 7% truck fuel

energy, sustainable, CO2, fuel, platooning, smart driving, truck

Scania takes a lead role in researching and testing truck platooning in Europe

Last Monday Scania did a trial with autonomous driving trucks.

Or actually not autonomous: they are driven by the first truck. It saves a lot of energy and costs. 

It will take years before we will see autonomous trucks on roads in Europe. Both national and European legislation should be adjusted.

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Decreasing amount of CO2 at the production of Cement

Climate change, CO2 emission

An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions

Worldwide, the cement sector has been very active in reducing its emissions from cement production.

On three levels:

  1. energy efficiency
  2. alternative (bio)fuels
  3. clinker substitution

Through the combination of these efforts, the emissions per ton of cement have been reduced by 16% from the 1990 levels of 750 kg CO2/ ton of cement. Good news for CO2 emissions, the greenhouse gas and climate change. Read More