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  • Plane and train manufacturer Bombardier is reported to have selected Swiss battery specialist Leclanche to supply lithium batteries to power its trains in a deal valued at £89mn over the next five years.According to media reports, the UK government has promised to fully electrify the network by 2040...

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  • Scientists have created an artificial leaf to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel. The new technology, outlined in a paper published in the journal Nature Energy, was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to tur...

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  • In Australia, Virgin is leading a two-year trial of sustainable biojet mixed with conventional jet fuel at Brisbane airport. This green fuel will be supplied by Gevo. 

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  • In UK, the IMechE recommends the continuing conversion from brown hydrogen produced through steam refining of methane and partial oxidation of oil, to green hydrogen produced from electrolysis of water using low-carbon electricity from the national grid. The effective use of hydrogen for HGVs an...

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  • At the Ebace 2018 show, representatives of the European Business Aviation Association, National Business Aviation Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the International Business Aviation Council, Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream and Textron pledged to speed the adoption of sustai...

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  • In UK, The University of Nottinghams Institute for Aerospace Technology has suggested augmenting the power source of an electric GA aircraft by means of a detachable bicycle carried like a drop tank to give an extra 3 hour endurance. 

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  • In Canada, Carbon Engineering together with Professor David Keith announce the ability to capture carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere for less than $100 per tonne, and use it to derive supplemental hydrocarbon fuels (See bit.ly/2sDlLe3) 

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  • In the jet aviation world, it is considered that the only way of meeting the IATA 2050 reductions in emissions is via biojet fuels, since electric and hybrid propulsion lies further in the future. It is also argued that, by 2050, up to 100% of jet fuel could be derived from sustainable sources.&nbsp...

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  • In UK, a survey by Ricardo of the emissions generated by transport fuels confirms that petroleum provides over 95% of the energy consumed by the transport sector, and then concludes that, on the road, small vehicles should follow the plug-in electric route, whereas heavy goods vehicles will need bio...

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  • Finlands Parliament has voted in favour of a law to gradually increase the share of biofuels in its domestic market to 30% by 2029, according to Petrolplaza. The measure not only covers transport fuel but also sets the distribution obligation of bio-based light fuel oil.According to the new law, a ...

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