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  • In Canada, Carbon Engineering has derived a scheme of direct air capture (DAC) in which CO2 is extracted from the atmosphere, dissolved in an alkali solution to form carbonate, then heated as a solid salt to 900°C and converted to pure CO2 and hence into a fuel.. However, this is energy intensive, a...

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  • In south Korea, the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology has developed a photocatalyst comprising a blue titania seeded with copper and platinum that absorbs the Suns energy and converts CO2 into hydrocarbon fuels. 

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  • In Australia, the team led by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of New South Wales, has devised a method of converting CO2 back to the original carbon, by dissolving it in an electrolyte containing small amounts of a cerium liquid metal catalyst, and charging it with an ...

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  • In UK, the University of Brighton has devised the CryoPower Cool Combustion process in which a small amount of liquid nitrogen is injected into the exhaust gases which reduces the temperature and thus levels of NOx to the extent of near-zero emissions. The technology is said to be suited to heavy du...

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  • At this lecture, speaker Celine Cluzel will identify what is needed to further develop a low carbon transport sector. Celine will explore the policies, infrastructure, technology and innovation requirements that need to be employed in order to achieve a transition to low carbon transport that is aff...

  • At this lecture, speaker Celine Cluzel will identify what is needed to further develop a low carbon transport sector. Celine will explore the policies, infrastructure, technology and innovation requirements that need to be employed in order to achieve a transition to low carbon transport that is aff...

  • In UK, the 2017 transport statistics revealed that rail, cars, vans, buses and HGVs produced 2, 69.1, 29.4 & 3.4 m tonnes of CO2. Despite the relatively low figure for rail, it is considered necessary for further electrification to permit the abandonment of diesel traction by 2040. The current a...

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  • In the shipping world, the International Maritime Organization is stipulating a reduction in the sulphur content of marine fuels from 3.5% to 0.5% from 1 January 2020. An alternative approach has been to scrub the exhaust gases with sea water, but this leads to acidification of the ocean unless the ...

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  • BP has opened its first retail fuels site in Mexico as part of plans that could see it open around 1,500 forecourts in the country over the next five years. BP Downstream Chief Executive Officer Tufan Erginbilgic commented: We are delighted to be the first international oil company serving Mexican ...

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  • Exxon Mobil is looking to sell half of its 2,500 service station network in Italy for around 500mn, according to Reuters. Shell exited the market last year, while the joint venture between Total and Erg is currently selling its network of 2,600 fuelling outlets. Italy currently has about 21,000 ser...

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