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New technique successfully converts power plant CO2 to graphite

Posted on January 31, 2019 by James Ockenden in Technology, Carbon & climate A Canadian project has successfully captured power plant flue gas CO2 and converted it into value-added products including graphite and graphene. The project, run by CVMR and EnerCarbon and partially funded by the”Solutions 2030 Challenge” program of the Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE), involves capturing CO2 emissions from industrial operations of various scales through a novel modular technology, replacing conventional absorption … Continue reading

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INDIA, CHINA CONTRIBUTE MOST TO GLOBAL GREENERY: NASA

WASHINGTON: India and China are leading the way in greening lands, thanks to ambitious tree-planting programs and intensive agriculture in both countries, Nasa satellite data has shown. The world is getting literally greener than it was 20 years ago, the study published in the latest edition in Nature Sustainability on Monday said. It showed that at least 25 per cent of the global foliage expansion since the early 2000s came from China, with India … Continue reading

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NASDAQ: BOLIVIA PICKS CHINESE PARTNER FOR $2.3 BLN LITHIUM PROJECT

By Daniel Ramos LA PAZ, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Bolivia has chosen a Chinese consortium to help it produce lithium, the government said on Wednesday, giving China a potential foothold in the country’s huge untapped reserves of the prized electric battery metal. China’sXinjiang TBEA Group Co Ltd will hold a 49 percent stake in a joint venture with Bolivia’s state lithium company YLB, the Bolivian firm said. Together, the two companies will produce lithium … Continue reading

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Billionaire Robert Friedland Plans World’s No. 2 Copper Mine

Ivanhoe Mines’ Congo deposit could produce 700,000 tons a year Sanford Bernstein says mining region is world’s most exciting Billionaire investor Robert Friedland said the copper deposit Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. is developing in the Democratic Republic of Congo has the potential to become the world’s No. 2 mine for the metal. “Kamoa-Kakula will become the world’s second-largest copper mine with peak annual production of more than 700,000 tons of copper metal,” Ivanhoe founder Friedland … Continue reading

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Indonesia plans electric vehicle incentives for foreign car makers

JAKARTA, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Indonesia is finalizing a new electric vehicle (EV) policy that will offer fiscal incentives to foreign car makers, as it ramps up efforts to become a lithium battery hub, its deputy industry minister said on Tuesday. “Our target is for 20 percent of all cars produced in Indonesia to be electric vehicles by 2025,” Harjanto said, adding he had been in talks with Japanese and Korean car makers. Indonesia, … Continue reading

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New Magnesium Rechargeable Batteries

NBC2 NEWS Sunday, January 20th 2019, 9:17 PM EST New Magnesium Rechargeable Batteries CVMR Energy Metals Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of CVMR Inc. (CVMR®) announced that it has made a major breakthrough in using magnesium as a more efficient and safer alternative to lithium in rechargeable batteries that… Sunday, January 20th 2019, 9:17 PM EST CVMR Energy Metals Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CVMR Inc. (CVMR®), announced that it has made a … Continue reading

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Magnezyum Bataryalar, Lityum Bataryalarla Piyasada Yarışacak

İSTANBUL (Enerji Portalı) – Kanadalı bir teknoloji şirketi, geliştirdiği yeni pil teknolojisi sayesinde lityum pillere oranla 5 kat daha fazla enerji depolayan magnezyum bazlı şarj edilebilir piller üreterek önemli bir Ar-Ge çalışmalarına imza attı. Elektrikli araçların bu yeni batarya teknolojisiyle hızla yaygınlaşacağını açıklayan şirket, Türkiye’ye de yatırım yapmak için otomobil ve batarya üreticileriyle görüşmelere başladı. Kanadalı teknoloji şirketi ‘CVMR Energy Metals’ 8 yıldır sürdürdüğü araştırmalar sonucunda, birçoğumuzun ortak sorunu olan pil ömrüne alternatif çözüm … Continue reading

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Energy From Fusion In Two Years, CEO Says, Commercialization In Five

TAE Technologies will bring a fusion-reactor technology to commercialization in the next five years, its CEO announced recently at the University of California, Irvine. “The notion that you hear fusion is another 20 years away, 30 years away, 50 years away—it’s not true,” said Michl Binderbauer, CEO of the company formerly known as Tri Alpha Energy. “We’re talking commercialization coming in the next five years for this technology.” That trajectory is considerably sooner than … Continue reading

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Swedish research multiplies the life of rechargeable NiMH batteries

Researchers at Stockholm University have developed a method to multiply the lifespan of nickel-metal hydride batteries. This means that the batteries can handle a great many more charging cycles without losing capacity. The new method also means that the batteries can easily be restored once they have begun to wear out, unlike other rechargeable batteries that must be melted down for recycling. Professor Dag Noreus and doctor Yang Shen. Credit: Niklas Björling / Stockholm … Continue reading

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BBC News – Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about

Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in existence. It is second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet. But, while cement – the key ingredient in concrete – has shaped much of our built environment, it also has a massive carbon footprint. Cement is the source of about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to think tank Chatham House. If the cement industry were a country, … Continue reading

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