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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 degrees scenario, reducing CO2 emissions by 30% for cement and 40% down the value chain. The European Green Deal explicitly recognises the cement sector as an essential industry for the EU economy. Cement and concrete play a central role in achieving a carbon neutral and climate-resilient society. A level playing field on carbon, regulatory certainty as well as well as an ambitious industrial transformation agenda, will be pivotal to deliver the investments needed to achieve carbon neutrality. EIP contributes to the roadmap by being project partner of EU funded project RETROFEED and Secil representing cement sector. Its main objective is to enable the use of an increasingly variable, bio-based and circular feedstock in process industries.

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How Energy Efficiency and Renewables will benefit from COVID-19
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How Energy Efficiency and Renewables will benefit from COVID-19

Since 1900 only three events had a greater impact on global energy demand than COVID-19: the Spanish flu, the Great Depression and World War II. Can we already predict the near and/or long term impact? Likely not. But we need.

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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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Escaping the horns of a dilemma
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Escaping the horns of a dilemma

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has written a blog about the hydrogen economy. He argues that electrifying everything is the right way to go. Using hydrogen in the gas grid is an understandable effort by the gas industry to maintain their position.

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Mythbusting: The footprint of renewable energy
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Mythbusting: The footprint of renewable energy

By 2017, only 43,500 tons of PVP waste was created worldwide. By 2050 this number is expected to rise to 60 million tons. With better eco-design and new technologies, we may soon be able to re-use all of it.

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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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Russia's hydrogen for Japan
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Russia's hydrogen for Japan

Russia is all set to gain a foothold in the global hydrogen sector. It looks like a bid to be a key supplier for Japan, which has ambitious targets for adoption of the fuel by 2050. Russi hs been burned erlier on by delys in securing .

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Pandemic upends commercial renewable energy demand
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Pandemic upends commercial renewable energy demand

The covid-19 pandemic is disrupting industries around the world, including renewable energy. Experts caution that corporate renewable energy demand could drop off. Solar projects linked to corporate power purchase agreements in Europe could be delayed by the virus outbreak and new projects are.

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Having ‘Impossible’ conversations about energy
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Having ‘Impossible’ conversations about energy

The author pushes the reader to listen to those at the extremes to find common ground. We may or may not agree that climate change is happening but we can agree that some technologies will move faster than others! The magic really happens in the middle when we.

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New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy
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New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

Researchers at the University of Cambridge tested their techniques on organic redox flow batteries. They found that by charging the batteries at a lower voltage, they were able to significantly slow the rate of degradation. The technique may be applied to other types of batteries .

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