The FLITE consortium includes: SkyNRG, a global market leader for SAF solutions, is acting as the project coordinator and managing downstream supply chain development; carbon recycling company, LanzaTech, will be responsible for plant design, construction and operations using the LanzaJet™ AtJ technology; Fraunhofer, Europe's largest applied research organization, will oversee and distribute communications about the project; energy and sustainability strategy consultancy E4tech, will conduct the life cycle assessment; and the world's most trusted, valued and peer-reviewed standard for the bio-based economy, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), will support the project through guidance on RSB certification of the facility. (Source: LanzaTech, Website PR, Jan. 2021) Contact:
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, www.rsb.org; Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology, +49 208 85980, www.umsicht.fraunhofer.de/en.html;
SkyNRG, +31 20 470 70 20, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.skynrg.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, email@example.com, www.lanzatech.com; E4tech, www.e4tech.com
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Lead researcher Dr. Andreas Menne, a mechanical engineer who heads up the Biorefinery and Biofuels department and his colleagues are aiming to mitigate marine diesel's adverse impact on the climate with a new technology.
The UMSICHT researchers are producing up to 20 liters of the new biofuel a week in an experimental plant. The feedstock is bioethanol sourced from wheat straw.
Although the synthetic diesel is still more expensive than diesel made of petroleum, it is ready to go to market, according to the release.
(Source: Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology, 7-May, 2020 ) Contact: Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology, Dr. Andreas Menne, +49 208 85980 www.umsicht.fraunhofer.de/en.html
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The NREL scientists produced a six-junction solar cell, combining sandwiching multiple layers of materials that were fine-tuned to convert different portions of the light spectrum into electricity. While the layered solar cell design will almost certainly be cost prohibitive to produce at commercial scale compared to conventional silicon cells, it may find use in more niche applications, the NREL team said. Generally, the super high-efficiency solar cells are limited for use in spacecraft and satellites, where performance, space and weight are a premium. However, the researchers highlight that cells with such high conversion efficiencies would be ideally used in concentrated solar plants.
The researchers trialled their nearly 50 pct efficient solar cells with concentrated sunlight, producing the equivalent of 143 suns of solar intensity.
Using unconcentrated light, the six-junction solar cells were able to achieve a conversion efficiency of 39.2 pct, which was also a new world record.
(Source: NREL,PR, 14 April, 2020)
Contact: NREL, John Geisz, Research Scientist, 303-384-6474, John.Geisz@nrel.gov, www.enrel.gov
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The project is receiving €12.7 million ($13.8 million) support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. (Source: Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy , Riviera Media, 18 Feb., 2020)
Contact: IWFS, Prof. Jan Wenske, +49 471 14290-100, www.iwes.fraunhofer.de/en.html
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Cerenergy is a 5 kWh battery with 20 cells which, at the cellular level would cost less than €100/kWh -- about half those of lithium-ion battery cells.
Overall efficiency is reported to be more than 90 pct and energy density is 130 W/kg. Storage costs using sodium-nickel-chloride battery cells are said to be 50 pct lower than those of lithium-ion. The Cerenergy battery, which reportedly sets a world record for sodium-nickel-chloride battery cells, is said to be ready for production within the months ahead.
(Source: Fraunhofer IKTS, PV Mag., Jan., 2019)Contact: Fraunhofer IKTS, +49 36601 93010, www.ikts.fraunhofer.de/en.html
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The process was initially developed to make wood chips, which are heavy to transport, challenging to store and susceptible to rot, more suitable for transportation and storage.
A pilot torrefaction chamber working with olive oil production wastes, various woods and vineyard prunings has been established in Spain. (Source: Fraunhofer IGB Website, Olive Oil Times, 9 July, 2018) Contact: Fraunhofer IGB, Fraunhofer IGB, Antoine Dalibard, Group Manager Heat and Sorption Systems www.igb.fraunhofer.de/en.html
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