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Ammonia Engine
German companies and researchers, led by MAN Energy Solutions, are working on a medium speed engine that can burn both diesel and ammonia. Ammonia is made from hydrogen through the Haber-Bosch at industrial scale and is a better energy carrier than hydrogen due to its high stability and energy density. An ammonia engine makes it possible to direct use of ammonia as power fuels by the transport sector for higher energy efficiency without converting it back to hydrogen.  https://www.offshore-energy.biz/man-energy-kicks-off-ammoniamot-project/
11 April 2021 by Thomas Gao
 
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Turn your town into an energy-lab
The "SmartQuart" project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), is trialling three different non-fossil-fuel energy systems in three different towns/districts so that they can be compared.  https://www.german-energy-solutions.de/GES/Redaktion/EN/News/2020/20200707-smart-quart.html
11 April 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...
 
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Giant exhaust fans to absorb carbon dioxide from the air
British start-up Storegga is developing one of the world’s first projects to hoover carbon dioxide directly from the air, before pumping it out to sea and burying it forever.Storegga’s plan starts with its Acorn project at St Fergus, which will offer traditional carbon capture and storage for big industrial players plus a hydrogen generation plant. But the novelty value comes from so-called “direct air capture” (DAC) of carbon dioxide.Companies in sectors such as aviation and agriculture will be able to offset their unavoidable carbon emissions by paying to remove an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide from the air.http://www.afr.com/business/energy/macquarie-backs-british-plan-to-hoover-carbon-from-the-air-20210330-p5
11 April 2021 by Lynn Wood
 
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Who said machines that heat and cool cost the Earth!
Machines that heat and cool a home now account for 37 % of the energy made and produced globally. Our energy pump heats, cools, makes hot water, sells cold waste and converts heat that was always sent into the environment into electricity to avoid emissions - hard to imagine? We're now ready for residential applications after proving the machine in industrial applications , A joint USA / Australian alliance is being planned to change how you view a machine. We call it Elegan- an energy pump that's very Innovative. 
6 April 2021 by Ged
 
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Once blended, how do you separate green hydrogen from natural gas?
Blending green hydrogen into existing natural gas infrastructure has national  benefits for energy storage, resiliency & emissions reductions. But if you actually need to separate the gases again at the end-user's site, this can be expensive. Researchers all over the globe are racing to find a solution. The Fraunhofer Institute has recently announced the development of a membrane & filtration process which can separate the hydrogen out at  a 90% purity level - suitable for steel making. Not commercial or even scaled yet, but potentially a front-runner in the race to find a solution. https://innovationorigins.com/green-hydrogen-and-natural-gas-via-the-same-gas-network/
6 April 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...
 
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What should coal communities do when power plants shut down? Ask Germany.
“... Germany’s coal phase-out process, the country has decided to take a very different approach: getting ahead of the tr
5 April 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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