Carbon capture is cheaper than ever
According to a new report, many years of research effort have resulted in significant reductions in the cost of full-scale carbon capture and storage.
Could the chloride process replace the Hall-Héroult process in aluminium production?
At present, the Hall-Héroult process is universally used in the production of aluminium. It is an electrolytic process in which aluminium oxide is dissolved in molten cryolite (Na3AlF6) and then reduced electrolytically to aluminium at a temperature of around 960°C. The process uses carbon anodes that are consumed during the electrolysis, forming CO2. Aluminium oxide (alumina) is produced from bauxite, an alumina-rich clay mineral, by means of the Bayer process.
New Gemini centre gives greater clout to developing hydrochemical process technology
SINTEF Industri, NTNU and UiO, three partners in the new Gemini Centre HyProS “Hydrochemical process technology in the circular economy”, kicked off the new venture from Herøya Industrial Park last week.
SINTEF partner announces plans to build a battery cell giga-factory in Norway
Freyr AS, a Norwegian incorporated company today announced its intention to build a 32 GWh battery cell facility in Mo I Rana, Norway.
New tool shows best location for blue-green infrastructure
The amount of rain is increasing, and in urban areas the big question is what to do with all the water. A new GIS-based tool indicates where blue-green infrastructure, such as rain gardens, is best located.
Researchers want to store Swedish CO2 on the Norwegian shelf
A Swedish-Norwegian research project will be looking into the possibilities and costs of transporting CO2 captured in Sweden for storage on the Norwegian shelf. This is the first project ever to look into this possibility.
New research initiative will power up Europe’s battery revolution
A world moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy will rely more and more on energy storage and in particular on batteries. Better batteries can reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sector, stabilise the power grid, and much more. The Battery 2030+ large-scale research initiative will gather leading scientists in Europe, as well as the industry, to achieve a leap forward in battery science and technology. The first Battery 2030+ project kicks off in March 2019 and will lay the basis for this large-scale research initiative on future battery technologies.
The world meets in Trondheim to share CCS know-how
The themes of the tenth edition of the Trondheim CCS Conference are technology that is absolutely necessary to combat climate change: CO2 capture, transport and storage.