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EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM: sustainable industrial recovery plan

2019 data show primary production in Europe is flat, despite a growing demand for aluminium products. This is due to tensions on the aluminium supply chain caused by trade issues at global level and high energy prices. There are 15 smelters in the EU, located in ten countries: France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Spain, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. Total CO2emission reductions will come from increased recycling and a 70% decarbonisation in the primary sector. The association also published its I+ Manifesto, its call to action for EU leaders to set the right framework conditions for the industry. It builds on the conclusions of its Vision 2050, European Aluminium’s contribution to the mid-century strategy for a low carbon economy. In April, it also provided a letter to EU leaders from the association and its CEOs to overcome the extraordinary challenges the COVID-19 pandemic. to overcome the challenges of the global carbon economy.

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CEMBUREAU’s roadmap towards #Cement2050 – a Carbon Neutrality Roadmap
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CEMBUREAU’s roadmap towards #Cement2050 – a Carbon Neutrality Roadmap

The European Cement Association published its Carbon Neutrality Roadmap. Roadmap sets out the cement industry's ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2050. By 2030, CEMBUREAU aspires to be in line with the Paris Agreements two.

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Reducing emission from cement and steel manufacturing
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Reducing emission from cement and steel manufacturing

Electricity is versatile in terms of its potential uses, but some industrial processes will be difficult to decarbonise. Cement, steel and plastics manufacturing, in particular, pose major challenges. Emissions from cement manufacture could be reduced by as much as.

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Two walls may beat one for solar-panel nanotubes
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Two walls may beat one for solar-panel nanotubes

Engineers already knew that size matters when using single-walled carbon nanotubes for their electrical properties. Until now, nobody had studied how electrons act when confronted with the Russian doll-like structure of multiwalled tubes. Now, researchers have calculated.

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Calorimeters for thermal propagation research on Lithium-ion batteries
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Calorimeters for thermal propagation research on Lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have the advantages of high energy density, fast charge/discharge ability, no memory effect and low self-discharge. The last step is to prevent the propagation of the thermal runaway from one cell to the neighbouring cells.

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Building More Powerful Batteries Possible with New Electrode Design
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Building More Powerful Batteries Possible with New Electrode Design

A new battery concept could lead to safe all-solid-state batteries. The idea is based on the long-sought goal of using pure lithium metal as one of the batterys two electrodes. An electrolyte allows lithium ions to travel back .

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New green tech generates electricity from atmospheric humidity
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New green tech generates electricity from atmospheric humidity

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air. The Air-gen connects electrodes to the protein nanowires in such a way that electrical current is generated from the water.

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Why and how to modernize your switchgear
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Why and how to modernize your switchgear

There is a significant increase in the number of industries that are installing switchgear. An outdated system can mean disruption of services and major financial losses. Every organization must upgrade and modernize its switchgear. Let us understand how this can be achieved.

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In and out with 10-minute electrical vehicle recharge
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In and out with 10-minute electrical vehicle recharge

Penn State engineers have demonstrated that they can charge an electrical vehicle in ten minutes. Lithium-ion batteries degrade when rapidly charged at ambient temperatures under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The rapid cooling of battery would be accomplished using cooling system designed into .

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Electric Vehicles & Heat Pumps: Electric motors play a crucial role in the energy transition
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Electric Vehicles & Heat Pumps: Electric motors play a crucial role in the energy transition

Electric motors are implicated in two major decarbonisation options involving electrification: electric vehicles (EVs) and heat pumps. Electrical power sector is the fastest to decarbonise because of the wide variety of carbon-free energy sources that can generate electricity.

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