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Rice Team Develops More Efficient Method To Capture Carbon Dioxide
2013-03-29 17:59:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Using a steam byproduct from coal-fired power plants, researchers from Rice University have developed an experimental way to optimize carbon dioxide emissions. If the scientists are able to refine their methods, it could make current CO2 capturing technology more efficient and reduce power plant costs. "This is just the first step in our effort to better engineer a process for capturing CO2 from flue gas at power plants," said...

2013-03-25 20:20:25

ST. LOUIS, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce was today named Chairman of the International Energy Agency's Coal Industry Advisory Board (CIAB). Boyce previously served as CIAB Deputy Chairman since November 2010. The CIAB is a group of chief executives and other senior-level officials from coal-related industrial enterprises around the world. The board was established in 1979 by the International Energy Agency (IEA), a...

2013-03-12 16:21:40

TSX-V: CST Outstanding Shares: 79,687,836 QUEBEC CITY, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CO(2) Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: CST), an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Statoil to provide certain project data and reports to the Norwegian-based international energy company. The data and reports are related to the pre-pilot phase of CO(2) Solutions' Alberta oil sands project. The value of this...

2013-03-05 14:49:52

A discovery by USF and KAUST chemists could be a breakthrough in developing new tools for cleaner air and energy production. Chemists at the University of South Florida and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have discovered a more efficient, less expensive and reusable material for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and separation. The breakthrough could have implications for a new generation of clean-air technologies and offers new tools for confronting the world´s...

2013-02-27 20:20:17

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell today released new scenarios that explore two possible ways the 21st century could unfold, with dramatically different implications for society and the world's energy system. One scenario sees cleaner-burning natural gas becoming the most important energy source globally by the 2030s and early action to limit carbon dioxide emissions. The other sees solar becoming the top source by about 2070, but with slower...

2013-02-13 08:22:43

TSX-V: CST Outstanding Shares: 79,687,836 QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CO(2) Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: CST), an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the CO(2) Capture Project (CCP)* for providing certain project data and reports to CCP, relative to the pre-pilot phase of CO(2) Solutions' Alberta oil sands project. The value for this contract was not disclosed and will be included in...

2013-02-12 14:14:20

Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight. In a study published today in Angewandte Chemie, Monash University and CSIRO scientists for the first time discovered a photosensitive metal organic framework (MOF) - a class of materials known for their exceptional capacity to store gases. This has created a powerful and cost-effective new tool to...

Maintaining Stable Energy Supply While Reducing Emission Of Carbon Dioxide At The Same Time
2013-02-12 12:14:44

Royal Astronomical Society Decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda, half-truths and a limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources, according to delegates at the annual conference of the British Geophysical Association (BGA), to take place in the Geological Society, Burlington House in London on 14 and 15 February. For example, rather than being a quick fix that helps cut carbon dioxide emissions,...

Can The Sea Urchin Help Scientists Curb Global Warming?
2013-02-05 11:22:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A discovery that was stumbled upon by happenstance could help solve the problem of global warming. According to a new report in the academic journal Catalysis Science & Technology, two researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K. found a nickel catalyst can be used to rapidly and cheaply capture carbon emissions. "We had set out to understand in detail the carbonic acid reaction — which is what happens when CO2...

2013-02-04 08:22:30

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Carbon LLC (www.strategic-carbon.com), a global science-based energy and environmental consulting and development enterprise partially owned by Calypso Communications, has announced that Strategic Carbon Founder Dr. Richard Coffin is leading an expedition to explore methane contributions to climate change. The month-long expedition on the German-flagged RV Sonne embarks this week from Christchurch, New Zealand. The research...