Microsoft’s quest to go ‘carbon negative’ inspires $1B fund

GreenBiz

Bold new commitment will see the tech giant charge an internal carbon fee not just on emissions from its direct operations, but on those of its supply chain. Carbon Policy Carbon Removal Digitalization Innovation Technology

Carbon-negative snack company AKUA offers kelp jerky and pasta

Inhabitat - Innovation

Seaweeds are becoming quite the catch for health- and eco-conscious brands and consumers

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Modern passive house is carbon-negative and energy-positive

Inhabitat - Innovation

A minimalist passive house in East Devon generates more energy than it needs through solar panels

It's a carbon negative and zero energy sustainable home

Inhabitant

In the Netherlands, a house called Silky Black House by Joris Verhoeven Architectuur was built to be carbon negative, aiming to be zero energy. The black home is named after its Shou Sugi Ban charred wood exterior, which is an ancient Japanese burning technique for protecting wood. The charred facades lend this house a silky shine

Grant supports ‘carbon negative’ firm and brings circular economy jobs to the Borders

Envirotec Magazine

A company making ‘carbon negative’ insulation is the latest one to receive a share of £8m funding for circular economy businesses administered by Zero Waste Scotland. The Borders firm claims that its products can reduce the average new Scottish home’s carbon footprint by 4.4

5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion

GreenBiz

From carbon-negative polyester to dissolvable thread, here's a handful of surprising startups making waves in the apparel industry. Circular Economy Fashion In the Loop Innovation

Carbon-negative snack company AKUA offers kelp jerky and pasta

AGreenLiving

Kelp is also able to naturally remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, mitigating rising temperatures and climate change. With the dawn of this new decade, AKUA has been seeking new and innovative ways of presenting kelp into meals. But because it is such a simple product with almost zero barrier to entry, we wanted to wait until after we had introduced Kelp Jerky, which is an incredibly innovative product — Time magazine named it one of 2019’s Best Inventions.”

E8 Launches Good Carbon Gifts,a carbon-negative catalog for the 2020 holidays

E8 Cleantech Angels

Today cleantech investment leaders E8 and partners launched the Good Carbon Gifts guide, an online listing of products that capture and store carbon that also make great gifts. But everyone needs to know about and celebrate the innovation and progress we see every day. Whether capturing carbon back from the air, or carbon rich and sequestering gifts for your garden, this is not science fiction.

E8 Launches Good Carbon Gifts,a carbon-negative catalog for the 2020 holidays

E8 Cleantech Angels

Today cleantech investment leaders E8 and partners launched the Good Carbon Gifts guide, an online listing of products that capture and store carbon that also make great gifts. But everyone needs to know about and celebrate the innovation and progress we see every day. Whether capturing carbon back from the air, or carbon rich and sequestering gifts for your garden, this is not science fiction.

E8 Launches Good Carbon Gifts,a carbon-negative catalog for the 2020 holidays

E8 Cleantech Angels

Today cleantech investment leaders E8 and partners launched the Good Carbon Gifts guide, an online listing of products that capture and store carbon that also make great gifts. But everyone needs to know about and celebrate the innovation and progress we see every day. Whether capturing carbon back from the air, or carbon rich and sequestering gifts for your garden, this is not science fiction.

Microsoft’s quest to go ‘carbon negative’ inspires $1B fund

AGreenLiving

Bold new commitment will see the tech giant charge an internal carbon fee not just on emissions from its direct operations, but on those of its supply chain. Read more: Microsoft’s quest to go ‘carbon negative’ inspires $1B fund.

Nestlé and Microsoft on financing circular innovations

GreenBiz

Nestlé and Microsoft on financing circular innovations. If we're going to make sure that we're using more recycled content, if we're going to ensure that we're going to reduce carbon emissions, then we need to be tracking that. Elsa Wenzel. Mon, 02/22/2021 - 01:30.

Microsoft’s $1B Climate Innovation Fund

GreenTechMedia

In January 2020, Brad Smith, the President of Microsoft, announced that the company had set a target of becoming carbon negative by 2030. What does going carbon negative actually entail?

Microsoft’s $1B Climate Innovation Fund

GreenTechMedia

In January 2020, Brad Smith, the President of Microsoft, announced that the company had set a target of becoming carbon negative by 2030. What does going carbon negative actually entail?

What COP26 means for climate technology innovation

Elemental Excelerator

Elemental’s Policy Lab team unpacked the major national, subnational, and private sector commitments that emerged from COP 26 for climate technology innovation in the United States and beyond. Coalitions launched that will drive climate tech innovation. Carbon Negative Shot is a U.S.

How Sustainability Innovation Is Driving The Green Economy

Green Business Bureau

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION? In the world of business, sustainability innovation can be defined as the process of evolving old business models and creating new ventures that realize economic value and generate positive environmental and social impacts simultaneously.

Greentown Labs Announces Location of New Incubator in Houston’s Innovation District

Greentown Labs

North America’s largest climatetech incubator will expand to Houston’s Innovation District to accelerate the clean energy transition and reveals Microsoft, Rice Management Company, Saint-Gobain, Direct Energy, Naturgy, and FCC Environmental Services as additional partners.

Meet the Innovators in Elemental Excelerator’s 9th Cohort

Elemental Excelerator

Because the price of keeping the status quo grows steeper every year, from the human and economic toll of climate-related disasters, fires, heatwaves, and other environmental stresses to the jobs left on the table by not accelerating towards a carbon-free, regenerative economy.

Trends in Water & Circular Economy Innovation with Kim Baker

Elemental Excelerator

As we embark on recruiting for Elemental’s Cohort 11, we spoke with each of our Directors of Innovation about what they’re looking to fund this year, what motivates them in their work, and much more. What’s one thing about climate innovation that you wish more people knew?

Anatomy of a 'moonshot': Microsoft's Lucas Joppa on CO2 removal, supply chains and building a carbon negative future

Business Green

The wildlife-borne pandemic was testament to the need to protect the delicate balance between humans and planet, Microsoft said, and it was time to bolster its headline-grabbing carbon reduction programme with other climate priorities.

Meet the UK’s female innovators who are disrupting business

Renewable Energy World

Visionary British female entrepreneurs are receiving government backing to drive forward their novel innovations and business ideas. The businesses are located right across the UK, from Scotland to Salisbury, and include a variety of sustainable innovations.

Affordable solar homes are lifting homeowners out of poverty

Inhabitant

Carbon-negative, self-financing and scalable are just a few words to describe BillionBricks and Architecture Brio's PowerHYDE. PowerHyde solar homes are models aiming to help solve both the global housing and climate crises

'Transformational': A tour of Drax's innovative CO2 capture pilot in North Yorkshire

Business Green

VIDEO: The energy company has been trialling ground-breaking CCS technology at its biomass power plant in a bid to achieve negative emissions.

5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion

AGreenLiving

From carbon-negative polyester to dissolvable thread, here’s a handful of surprising startups making waves in the apparel industry. View original here: 5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion. Business Green and-plastics apparel economic-meltdown global making-waves- the-global

If the world wants a green recovery, it must commit to innovation

Business Green

Negative emissions technologies are critical for the earth’s climate and hitting net zero in the UK, argues Drax CEO Will Gardiner. In the first months of the crisis alone, China reported a 25 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Going net negative.

Key to 10x’ing the capture of carbon? Put a price on it.

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 3 – Technology to capture, store and use carbon dioxide could take 500 million tons of the greenhouse gas per year out of the atmosphere by 2030, a 10-fold increase from today, according to a new McKinsey report. Key to making the technology cost-effective: a price on carbon.

Urban Sequoia is a blueprint for sustainable architecture

Inhabitant

However, few presentations addressed one elephant in the room — the fact that the construction industry contributes up to 40% of ongoing carbon release. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) used the COP26 platform to offer a proposal that could reduce the impact of the built environment and implement systems that will result in a carbon-negative initiative This past fall, COP26 opened the door for discussions about many environmental issues.

BEIS funding supports utility’s project to turn biogas into hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

The consortium has a vast amount of knowledge and experience, which we are leveraging to produce carbon negative hydrogen – there is no better goal to be working on right now.”.

5 circular economy startups we've got our eyes on

GreenBiz

Textiles and the fashion industry account for about 20 percent of global wastewater pollution, 10 percent of global carbon emissions and 17 million tons of municipal solid waste. Innovation. 5 circular economy startups we've got our eyes on. Sherrie Totoki. Thu, 06/03/2021 - 01:15.

Meet Cemvita Factory, Whose Microbes Are Tackling One Gigaton of CO2

Greentown Labs

The company’s key verticals include carbon-negative biomanufacturing, also called carbon capture and utilization (CCU), biomining, and subsurface biomanufacturing. When you picture “chemical engineering experts,” do you think of microbes?

Carbon Recycling: Microbes, Jet Fuel and Leggings

GreenTechMedia

If you can produce the same thing in the same cost range -- but you can do so in a CO2-free or carbon-negative -- you'll reap the rewards. Shayle talks to CEO Dr. Jennifer Holmgren about carbon recycling and the big dent it could make in global greenhouse gas emissions.

Academic paper highlights AD’s current and future carbon footprint

Envirotec Magazine

Previous work established the carbon negative position of the business and this paper now sets out the additional greenhouse gas savings that could arise from future activities. Malaby Biogas is looking at innovations to showcase and deliver ‘gas switching’.

Carbon 219

Ørsted, Microsoft enter into power purchase agreement for solar in Texas

Renewable Energy World

Microsoft established ambitious goals for the corporation to be carbon negative by 2030 and to remove historical carbon emissions by 2050. “On

Carbon Recycling: Microbes, Jet Fuel and Leggings

GreenTechMedia

If you can produce the same thing in the same cost range -- but you can do so in a CO2-free or carbon-negative -- you'll reap the rewards. Shayle talks to CEO Dr. Jennifer Holmgren about carbon recycling and the big dent it could make in global greenhouse gas emissions.

Microsoft data center to host hydrogen demonstration project

Renewable Energy World

We continue to invest in research and advanced development in hydrogen fuel cells as one of the various pathways toward our commitment to be carbon negative by 2030," said Christian Belady, Distinguished Engineer and VP, Advanced Development, Cloud Operations + Innovation at Microsoft.

AstraZeneca to power UK sites with biomethane in decarbonization drive

Renewable Energy World

British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca is partnering with Future Biogas to power its UK sites with low-carbon energy as part of company decarbonization efforts. The deal will help the pharmaceutical firm move closer to its goal of becoming zero-carbon by the end of 2025.

Survey: Net zero is a priority for four fifths of start-ups

Business Green

Analysis from government's Innovate UK agency reveals entrepreneurs are flocking to support the net zero transition. They serve as an important reminder that profitability and sustainability are increasingly closely aligned and through innovation we can achieve both.".

10 Solar and Storage Trends for 2021

GreenTechMedia

Buildings will be designed to be carbon negative. Higher module efficiencies mean that buildings under two stories can be designed to be carbon negative — generating more energy than they operationally consume.

Meet the #C2VInitiative Startups On the Forefront of Carbontech

Greentown Labs

The C2V Initiative received more than 130 applications from 26 countries, representing a wide variety of carbontech innovations, with carbon utilization product and process innovations and carbon capture and carbon sequestration solutions as the most prominent topic areas.

Demystifying the ?Absolute Zero? concept

GreenBiz

The nuances of all the various adjectives and descriptors that are used to describe climate action — from "science-based" to "net zero" to "carbon negative" — are enough to make heads spin, especially for those who spend their professional lives worrying about how to communicate these concepts.

Episode 234: Circularity 20 highlights, talking green chemistry

GreenBiz

How do we innovate our way out of the climate crisis? Today's carbon-negative fuel. Episode 234: Circularity 20 highlights, talking green chemistry. Heather Clancy. Fri, 08/28/2020 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (6:45).

Behind Microsoft's bold plan to build social equity into clean energy buying

GreenBiz

There were plenty of juicy news tidbits in Microsoft’s recent progress report about its goal to become carbon negative over the next decade. Behind Microsoft's bold plan to build social equity into clean energy buying. Heather Clancy. Thu, 08/06/2020 - 00:45.

Hemp-based insulation firm secures Scottish National Investment Bank funding

Business Green

IndiNature says investment will help scale up production of its 'carbon negative' building material. The company said its products can reduce the average new UK home's construction-related carbon footprint by 4.4