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Government expenditure on environmental protection in the EU

12.03.2023

Eurostat has published a set of statistics containing data on total government spending in the European Union by function, one of which focuses on financial expenditures on environmental protection including waste management, water waste management, pollution abatement, protection of biodiversity and landscape etc. According...

Integrated Water-Gas-Shift (WGS) / Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Process

07.03.2023

The water gas shift reaction (WGSR) is an exothermic reaction taking place between carbon monoxide and steam to form carbon dioxide and hydrogen. In typical industrial applications, the WGSR is conducted as a two-stage process: the high temperature stage performed over an iron-based catalyst in the temperature range 320 –...

The Climate Change Performance Index 2023

28.12.2022

The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 59 countries and the EU covers 92% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The ranking scores in four categories: GHG Emissions, Renewable Energy, Energy Use and Climate Policy. This year's edition, CCPI-...

Directional drilling. Ecological balance. Patent Analysis

15.12.2022

Previously, we published articles concerning the problems of high costs of equipment repair and replacement in directional drilling technology (18.11.2022), and equipment and procedures for well deflecting wellbores during the drilling process and correction of such deflection (27.11.2022). Here we will analyse patent...

Small-scale GTL. Trends in patented solutions

09.11.2022

In previous comments dated 03/11/2022 and 28/10/2022, we presented our thoughts regarding the current status of Small-scale GTL technologies, as well as the results of a statistical analysis of patenting activity in the field of syngas production by Small-scale GTL. In this note, we will try to analyze the main trends in...

Small-scale GTL plants. Invention analysis

03.11.2022

Small-scale GTL plants are complex technical structures in which technological operations are sequentially carried out to convert raw organic feedstock, first into synthesis gas, and then into various hydrocarbons. Presently, such plants are manufactured by several companies, mainly for use in remote areas of oil production...

Environment Statistics in the EU: the Nordics are leading in viable ecosystems

12.10.2022

The new environment statistics at the regional level, presented by Eurostat, provide data on water, forests, soil and air pollution in the EU, raising awareness that human activities strongly influence climate change and ecological degradation, posing a serious long-term threat to the environment. Eurostat highlights the...

2022 Global Gas Flaring Tracker Report: 144 billion m³ of gas flared needlessly in 2021

26.06.2022

In its latest report, the World Bank argues that progress in reducing harmful gas flaring has stalled over the past decade, which could lead to a failure in meeting the much needed targets for carbon dioxide emissions and the energy transition. One of the main reasons leading to the stagnation is the increase in...

Greenhouse Gas Emission Statistics: 33% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions over 30 years

23.06.2022

Eurostat published statistics on greenhouse gas emissions classified by technical processes and by emitting economic activities. The five major emission source sectors include: energy including transport, industrial processes and product use, agriculture, land use and forestry, and waste management. The presented data...

Coal mine methane emissions report 2022: coal bigger emitter than oil or gas

07.04.2022

The New report by Global Energy Monitor (GEM) is the first estimate of global coal mine methane emissions at the asset level. The key findings of the report are: - The world's coal mines emit more annually than gas or oil production. Emissions from oil are 39 million tons annually, from gas – 45 million tons, and from coal –...