DNV GL charts three technology disruptions that will speed global decarbonization efforts

first_imgDNV GL charts three technology disruptions that will speed global decarbonization efforts FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Economic Times:DNV GL, a global quality assurance and risk management company has predicted that technologies like new battery storage chemistries, high-temperature heat pumps and green hydrogen will significantly accelerate decarbonization of energy, transport and heating sectors in the next 10 years.In batteries, solid-state varieties are predicted to take the lead, driven by demand to decarbonize the transport sector. Next generation heat pumps are predicted to reach temperatures of 200°C degrees, which can support industrial heat demand. Green hydrogen can compete against blue hydrogen by 2030, creating new applications for decarbonizing the heat and transport sectors.“The driver for this phase of energy transition is the global need to limit carbon emissions, leading to more than doubling the share of electricity powered by wind and solar energy in the final energy demand mix, compared to today’s level,” DNV GL said in a recent statement.“In its first phase, the energy transition was focused on decarbonizing the power sector, which was effectively done by creating market incentives to promote uptake of solar and wind energy. Twenty years later, these forms of green power generation are not only safe and reliable but also have become cost-competitive,” said Lucy Craig, vice president of technology and Innovation at DNV GL-Energy.“The second phase of the energy transition is shifting towards CO2-intensive industries which are much harder to decarbonize, such as the transport and heating sectors. Therefore, we require equally decisive and binding policy actions to get emerging technologies, such as green hydrogen, high-temperature heat pumps and new types of battery storage chemistries, off the ground and build momentum for a similar success to that of core decarbonization technologies,” Craig said.DNV GL anticipates that green hydrogen can compete against blue hydrogen by 2030. With growing demand to scale up the production of green hydrogen, DNV GL expects that capital costs for electrolysers will reduce significantly and they will operate mainly when electricity prices are low. In this scenario, electrolysers operate intermittently, in step with fluctuating power prices, and hydrogen storage or complementary blue hydrogen production is available to ensure hydrogen supply. DNV GL predicts that electrolysis will become a common part of hydrogen supply somewhere between 2030 and 2035.[Debjoy Sengupta]More: Solid-state batteries, High-temperature heat pumps and green hydrogen to lead in the next 10 years: DNV GLlast_img read more

Hong Kong orders masks indoors in public as daily cases hit record

first_imgHong Kong will extend strict social distancing measures from midnight on Wednesday, ordering masks in all indoor public areas including malls and markets, as the global financial hub reported a daily record increase of novel coronavirus cases.Hong Kong tightened social distancing measures in July after a spike of locally transmitted cases and as authorities warned about a third wave of infections.”This is the most critical time for Hong Kong. We ask citizens to be patient and stay at home as much as possible,” Health Secretary Sophia Chan said. Commenting on the spike in cases, she said people had become more relaxed and were going out more without wearing masks. The new order for masks in indoor public places would be for two weeks.Hong Kong reported 113 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, a new daily record, including 105 locally transmitted infections.Since late January, more than 2,000 people have been infected in Hong Kong, 14 of whom have died.Chan said the closure of 12 types of venues including gyms and entertainment centers would continue until July 28, as would a ban on dining in restaurants after 6 p.m. Topics :last_img read more

Tyson Library announces reopening plans

first_imgVersailles, IN—Tyson Library will begin a phased reopening beginning Monday, May 11 with curbside pickup.  Curbside pick-up will begin on Monday by appointment only.  You can schedule your book or movie pick-up by calling the library at 812-689-5894.  There is a link to a google document on the library Facebook page and you can click here to access the library website that can be used to choose your items, but you will still need to call to schedule a time.  Also available will be “grab n’ go” pickup bags for staff chosen books with a theme, such as dinosaurs or tractors.The procedure for pick up is as follows:Once the online form is completed, a library staff member will call the number listed on the form to schedule a time to pick up the items.When you arrive for your pick-up call the library at 812-689-5894 to let us know you are here.Remain in your vehicle and a library staff member will bring your items out and either place them in your opened trunk or on the table set up on the front sidewalk.After the staff member has left, come to the table to collect your items.If you have any items to return, they can be left in the tote that will be sitting by the table.Virtual programs only will be offered this summer.  Check our Facebook page to see what is offered.  Virtual storytime has already begun for children ages 2-6.last_img read more

TRAP BRINGS FESTIVAL FEVER TO FINN PARK – IN PICTURES

first_imgTrap and the FAI Festival of Football rolled into Finn Park yesterday.The Irish soccer boss and his number two Marco Tardelli chatted with hundreds of fans including Harps boss Peter Hutton.Many thanks to Gerard McHugh for the photos.  TRAP BRINGS FESTIVAL FEVER TO FINN PARK – IN PICTURES was last modified: July 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Festival of FootballFinn Parklast_img read more

ATHLETICS: NEW DUATHLON COURSE AT THIS YEAR’S GAELFORCE NORTH EVENT

first_imgATHLETICS: Organisers of the hugely popular Gael-Force North Event have decided to revamp this year’s course.With many participants last year, expressing their dislike for the Kayak part of the course – organisers decided to re-evaluate the event. They’ve now created a new Duathlon course for participants and they believe that this year’s Gael-Force North Event will be the best one yet!If you’d like to participate in the event then sign up now. (See link below)Take the Bridle path for Gaelforce North – 25th June 2016Is the Kayak part of the course putting you off?? New Duathlon course this year! Sign up here http://bit.ly/1HfFYd9 ATHLETICS: NEW DUATHLON COURSE AT THIS YEAR’S GAELFORCE NORTH EVENT was last modified: March 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:duathlonGael-Force North EventSportlast_img read more