Cement Is One Of Few Industries Where Carbon Capture May Be Competitive In Niches

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 18:49:50 +0000

As concrete month draws nearer to a close, it’s time to look at an option not previously explored, continuing to use limestone but bolting on carbon capture and paying for waste disposal in permanent sequestration sites. After fifteen years of assessing carbon capture technologies, pilots and proposals, this is one … [continued]

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Two Threads Converge To Alleviate Climate & Steel Inequity Concerns

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:01:13 +0000

How much steel does a person need to have a “first world” standard of living? Most people in the developed world never think of this question. They just get up from their beds held together with steel screws and bolts, stand on their floors which are held up with steel … [continued]

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EU Commission Investigation Provisionally Concludes That Electric Vehicle Value Chains in China Benefit from Unfair Subsidies

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2024 09:47:11 +0000

As part of its ongoing investigation, the Commission has provisionally concluded that the battery electric vehicles (BEV) value chain in China benefits from unfair subsidisation, which is causing a threat of economic injury to EU BEV producers. The investigation also examined the likely consequences and impact of measures on importers, users and consumers of … [continued]

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Battery-Electric Mega Trip: eActros 600 on its way to the Northernmost & Southernmost Points in Europe

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2024 09:41:55 +0000

Two near-series eActros 600 prototypes set off from Frankfurt am Main Most extensive test run in the history of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Battery-electric long-haul trucks are traveling more than 13.000 kilometers through more than 20 countries – each truck underway with 40 tons total towing weight Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks, … [continued]

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Decarbonizing Cement & Concrete Is Noble, But Why Will Developers Pay For It?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 17:55:33 +0000

During what has become concrete month, I’ve explored the full range of actual and purported solutions to the climate problem that is the cement, steel, and concrete used in construction. The industry’s emissions are high, with every ton of reinforced concrete having a carbon debt of 0.3-0.4 tons of carbon … [continued]

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Steel Reinforcement Is The Invisible Miracle Of Concrete Construction, But Comes With A Carbon Price

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2024 15:25:28 +0000

Reinforced concrete was invented in the mid-19th century, a game-changer in the construction world. French gardener Joseph Monier is often credited with its creation. While experimenting with materials to build stronger garden pots and tubs, he had the idea to combine concrete with iron mesh in 1849. Monier patented his … [continued]

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The Climate Backlash Is Here As European Voters Reject Green Policies

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 18:49:13 +0000

The makeup of the European Parliament will be altered considerably after the elections in Europe last week, with Greens suffering losses.

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Just When I Thought I Was Done With Cement Replacements, A Look At Geopolymers

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 16:46:28 +0000

One of the many people who have suggested I look at something in the space of cement and concrete decarbonization suggested red mud. All I knew was that it had something to do with aluminum, and hence I thought it would be another metal slag supplement to cement. You know … [continued]

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Elli Enters the Industrial Energy Storage Business

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 03:15:12 +0000

Stationary large-scale storage systems are an important component in tomorrow’s energy system. The demand for storage solutions will increase throughout Europe in the coming years, with experts expecting growth by a factor of 100 in Germany alone. Elli will develop and operate energy storage projects on an industrial scale together … [continued]

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VW Subsidiary Elli Introduces the All-New Elli Charger 2: Cost-Effective Charging to Drive the Energy Transition at Home

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 03:06:01 +0000

Lower charging costs thanks to smart charging features: the new Elli Charger 2 optimizes charging according to a home’s solar energy production and electricity prices and reduces charging costs by up to 40 percent. Developed for Europe: tailored to 28 European markets, the Elli Charger 2 will be available in … [continued]

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