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

Balanced effort carries Syracuse to first-ever ACC tournament win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 6, 2014 at 3:43 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 It was halftime and Syracuse was winning. But for the first time all season, it had little to do with the play of Brittney Sykes and Brianna Butler. SU’s two leading scorers were held without a single point in the first 20 minutes, but nine points from La’Shay Taft helped weather the storm until the Orange’s superstars stepped up in the second half of Syracuse’s (22-8, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) 63-53 win over Clemson (13-19, 4-12) in the second round of the ACC tournament Thursday morning. “It was just a matter of just staying confident and knowing that the shots that I usually make were rimming out, and I know I could make those shots,” Sykes said. “It was keeping confidence and staying out of my own head.” Sykes and Butler entered the game averaging a combined 32.1 points per game, but missed shots and untimely fouls plagued the stat sheet in the first half. Butler misfired on a 3 just 10 seconds into the game, and did so again three possessions later. Sykes missed a jumper just two minutes in, committed a turnover two possessions later, then committed a foul after giving it up. The game had just begun, but things weren’t looking good. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I told them they were awful. I really did,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “I said if our two best players play awful, we’re going to lose the basketball game.” But while Sykes and Butler were awful, it was Taft that filled the void. With SU down a point six minutes into the game, Taft connected on 3-pointers on two straight attempts, the second of which was a contested shot several feet behind the 3-point line. “Pretty much everyone was just telling me to come off the bench with some energy. And I did,” Taft told the ACC Network following the game. “Bri always encourages me, we encourage one another. I made shots, and that’s what happened.” In the second half, though, it was back to business for Butler and Sykes. Butler connected on a 3-pointer from the right wing to give Syracuse a 33-29 lead just 1:41 into the second frame. With nine minutes left and Syracuse up seven, Sykes got the ball on the right wing, and drove to the basket, dusting the Clemson defenders as they attempted to close out on her. It was her first made basket of the game, but she was just getting started. With 6:47 left she nailed a jumper, and after getting the ball back on the next possession scored on an and-one layup. She missed the free throw, but Butler was wide open on the putback lay-in. It gave Syracuse its largest lead of the game at 13 points.Sykes and Butler combined for 19 of Syracuse’s 33 second-half points, as the Orange wouldn’t let the lead slip to fewer than nine the rest of the way.“I didn’t care how we got it,” Hillsman said. “I just wanted to get it. And I thought going into this game, we thought about balance. I thought we had a ton of balance. When you look down our stat lines, everyone played and everyone contributed to this win.” Syracuse returns to the court for a quarterfinal matchup with No. 14 North Carolina State on Friday at 11 a.m. On Jan. 5, in the first-ever ACC conference game for SU, the Orange blew a nine-point lead midway through the second half, as the then-unranked Wolfpack escaped with the home win. “We lost at N.C. State the first time,” Butler told the ACC network. “So it’s another game for us to go and show people what you’re made of.” Commentslast_img read more