Energy System

I’ve previously talked about the challenges of finding an energy source for industries needing a source of concentrated energy such as aviation or even space flight. In my discussion I highlighted the challenges which batteries and hydrogen have with energy density and even suggested Ammonia as a possible alternative. There is one tantalising prospect which I haven’t yet addressed… synthetic…

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Energy System

The role of nuclear energy in the European decarbonization path

Last December the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, a plan which is at the core of the strategy to become a carbon neutral region by 2050. This ambitious plan requires significant…

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Energy System

What is the carbon footprint of space travel?

Who couldn’t have been wowed by the recent incredible crewed Space X launch on the 30th May? Two astronauts successfully left the earth’s atmosphere to dock with the international space station on a…

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Energy System

Could Ammonia be an energy black swan?

 

 

The ammonia market is worth about 33 billion dollars accounting for a staggering 1.8% of global carbon emissions. Produced under super high pressures from Hydrogen and Nitrogen; Ammonia…

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Energy System

How will energy look in 2030? My 10 predictions for the next 10 years!

 

 

How will energy look in 2030? My 10 predictions for the next 10 years!

 

 

 

Predictions are fun aren’t they? Deep down you know even your boldest shot will be wrong - but that doesn't stop us…

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Renewables

Ceramics industry and the transition to a Circular Economy

The EU ceramics industry is a world leader in producing value added, uniquely designed, high quality ceramic products manufactured by flexible and innovative companies, the majority of which are SMEs.…

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Renewables

EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM: sustainable industrial recovery plan

EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM provides a set of recommendations for a sustainable industrial recovery plan

 

 

 

The aluminium industry has traditionally been considered strategic in Europe, however, 2019 data…

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Renewables

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

The European Cement Association, CEMBUREAU, the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe and spokesperson for the cement industry before the EU institutions and other public…

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Renewables

Deep decarbonisation of industry: The cement sector

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Fossil fuel combustion to meet heating needs accounts for 35% of cement’s CO2 emissions. The remaining 65% are due to direct process emissions, which must also be addressed.

The…

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Energy System

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. So now COVID-19. Can we already predict the near and/or…

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