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The dark side of white hydrogen

23.04.2024

Aenert news. Energy resources and infrastructureThe extraction of natural hydrogen from the bowels of the earth is today considered a very promising area in renewable energy. Hydrogen is expected to solve a large range of industrial and environmental problems, including energy storage and reducing emissions from heavy transport. The original idea was quite simple: produce green hydrogen by electrolysis using...

Suncor Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Limited, Сenovus Energy Inc. 2023Q4 Production activity results

25.02.2024

Aenert news. Energy CompaniesCanadian oil industry and the financial position of the most significant companies are of practical interest as one of the indicators of the state of the world oil market. Canada has huge oil reserves, most of which are hard-to-recover oil sands. The extraction and subsequent processing of this oil requires additional technological and financial costs. Simple...

Lithium Statistics 2023

12.02.2024

Aenert news. Energy resources and infrastructureIn January of this year, U.S. The Geological Survey has published a report on the state of lithium resources and production in 2023. In addition, previous data for 2022 have been updated. Information on lithium production in the USA is still not provided. According to the presented materials, global lithium resources reached 105 million tons, having increased by a...

Suncor Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Limited, Сenovus Energy Inc. 2023Q3 Production activity results

30.12.2023

Aenert news. Energy CompaniesCanada is one of the five largest oil producing countries in the world, if we consider production of synthetic crude oil, which is a product of enrichment of oil sands. At the same time, oil sands form the basis of Canada's vast oil reserves, which exceed 160 billion barrels. This significantly increases the operating costs as compared to conventional oil...

Graphite: resources, production and prospects

17.11.2023

Aenert news. Energy resources and infrastructureToday, graphite has become the most discussed item among the so-called "critical" materials for future development purposes. This is not unexpected, as a number of experts have long been signaling the growing imbalance between production and demand for graphite. Nevertheless, after China imposed restrictions on exports of a number of the important graphite grades...

„Huff & Puff“ Geothermal Fracking for improved Energy Storage

28.10.2023

Aenert. Research Laboratory newsGeothermal energy is a type of renewable power which is found deep underneath the Earth. Other than wind and solar power, geothermal power does not require large surface facilities or produce harmful CO2 emissions. Traditional geothermal plants use water from reservoirs located deep underground to power turbines which then generate electricity. However, this...

2023 Global Gas Flaring Tracker Report: 139 billion m3 gas flared during 2022

18.05.2023

Aenert news. Energy resources and infrastructureThe World Bank, in its the 2023 Gas Flaring Tracker Report, states that global gas flaring decreased by about 3% in 2022. Given that gas flaring has remained virtually unchanged over the past 10 years, this reduction is some progress. However, experts stress the need for greater efforts to end this wasteful and polluting practice. In addition, the report's troubling...

Europe Gas Track Report 2023: A policy shift towards LNG

16.04.2023

Aenert news. Energy resources and infrastructureThe new edition of the Europe Gas Tracker Report 2023 developed by Global Energy Monitor describes gas infrastructure in the European Union and surrounding nations, including gas pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, gas-fired power plants, and gas fields. 2022 war marked by record high prices on the global natural gas market. That, plus a massive...

Lithium Statistics 2022

27.02.2023

Aenert news. Energy resources and infrastructureThe rapid growth in sales of various types of electric vehicles in 2021 and 2022 has caused a high demand for lithium from lithium-ion battery manufacturers. According to the USGS, batteries accounted for 65% of the global end-use markets for lithium in 2020. Now, according to some sources, this share may be as high as 80%. This seems quite obvious when taking into...

Eurostat Renewable Energy Statistics: Renewables accounted for 22% of the energy consumed in the EU in 2021

28.01.2023

Aenert news. Energy Market & Energy StatisticsEurostat provided recent statistics on the share of energy from renewable sources overall and in three consumption sectors (electricity, heating and cooling, and transport) in the EU. These statistics are based on complete data for the year 2021, comparing them with figures dating back to 2004. In 2021, the share of gross final energy consumption...