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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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’.

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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

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 Our Members: Introducing Greentown’s Newest Startups of Q3 2021

Greentown Labs

Twenty startups joined our community in Q3 2021, working on innovations as diverse as carbon-negative fats, energy-efficient membrane materials for chemical separations, and scalable electric vehicle charging solutions for high-density urban settings.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Carbontech is getting ready for its market moment

GreenBiz

This morning, digital payments company Stripe announced a plan to let its merchant customers divert a portion of their revenue to carbon removal projects. Captured carbon also could be a resource for food, fertilizers, polymers and chemicals. Innovation. Carbon Removal.

Ocean-based sequestration heats ups

GreenBiz

Over the past few years, as companies have come under steadily increasing pressure to tackle climate change, nature-based solutions have emerged as a particularly exciting method for shrinking corporate carbon footprints. Carbon Removal. Ocean-based sequestration heats ups. Jim Giles.

Ocean-based sequestration heats up

GreenBiz

Over the past few years, as companies have come under steadily increasing pressure to tackle climate change, nature-based solutions have emerged as a particularly exciting method for shrinking corporate carbon footprints. Carbon Removal. Ocean-based sequestration heats up. Jim Giles.

The case for raising up women in climate tech

GreenBiz

It got me thinking: Could we boost the carbon drawdown potential of clean technologies even further by supporting more women-led startups in the burgeoning climate-tech ecosystem? Carbon removal. Innovation. The case for raising up women in climate tech. Shana Rappaport.

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Lessons from 3 emerging bio-based material technologies

GreenBiz

From electronic displays made from fish scales to sanitary products made from banana fibers, these inspiring innovations can capture human imagination and evoke an aspirational future free of toxins and litter, amongst other environmental improvements. . Innovation.

Episode 235: The value of informal waste collectors, reusable packaging prevails

GreenBiz

How do we innovate our way out of the climate crisis? Today's carbon-negative fuel. Episode 235: The value of informal waste collectors, reusable packaging prevails. Heather Clancy. Fri, 09/04/2020 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (4:08).

Study shows most promising well-to-tank routes for hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

A new study and Well-to-Tank (WTT) model by low carbon technology consultancy Element Energy, commissioned by Zemo Partnership (formerly LowCVP), appears to identify a range of optimal pathways for the production, distribution and dispensing of low carbon hydrogen to transport end-users.

2020 was the year that…

GreenBiz

Circular models made the rounds, starting with the design department, where a lot of negative environmental and social impacts are baked into garments, usually unwittingly. Finally, there are the innovators — entrepreneurs who see gold in all that green. 2020 was the year that….

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers

GreenBiz

At beauty and hygiene products company Lush, for example, working to implement zero-waste when possible has led to innovation across the board. In fashion, similarly, going the extra mile takes an innovative approach. Carbon Removal. Carbon Pricing.

A Goal for 2020: Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Sustainability Consulting

Early this year, Microsoft rocked the sustainability world by announcing it was going not only carbon neutral but carbon negative by 2030. What is carbon negative and how will Microsoft achieve this goal? Microsoft says it wants to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

At TEDxElemental, climate-tech entrepreneurs spoke about planting roots and spreading wings

Elemental Excelerator

We heard stories from the 19 entrepreneurs and innovators in Cohort 9 on why they started their companies and how they’re looking to bend the future. Innovation Is Rooted in Tradition. Carbon negative materials.

Oberon Fuels Starts Commercial Production of Renewable Dimethyl Ether

CleanTech San Diego

Because rDME’s properties allow it to cost-effectively store and transport renewable hydrogen, this milestone unlocks Oberon’s ability to reduce emissions from transportation today, while accelerating the development of the hydrogen economy and a net-zero carbon future.

How 12 Emerging Leaders are embarking on sustainability career journeys

GreenBiz

When I worked in the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Innovation at the city of Seattle, I would often hear the phrase, "Nothing about them without them," meaning not to work on a project without engaging the people it would impact directly.

Vestas Ventures Makes First Investment With Wooden Tower Stake

GreenTechMedia

If successfully commercialized, Modvion’s solution would solve the transport problem, while also replacing carbon intensive-steel with what could be a carbon-negative alternative.

Microsoft inks 500MW solar deal as it outlines suite of fresh sustainability steps

Business Green

Tech giant also touts further carbon removal efforts, $50m innovation investment, an expanded carbon tax, and a new 'sustainability calculator' for customers.

The future of energy in the US could hinge on permitting reform and greater investment in R&D

Renewable Energy World

Carbon negative technologies, such as modifying plants to have deeper roots so they can store more carbon or turning CO2 into a solid or working to make the oceans more alkaline, all need to be developed, he said.

How Microsoft Plans To Eliminate All The Carbon It Ever Emitted

R-Squared Energy

to become carbon negative by 2030, and by 2050 to remove from the environment more carbon than they have emitted since they were founded. He added that energy demand is expected to continue growing, and thus there is a growing need to address the associated carbon emissions.

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Walkers to slash emissions by making fertiliser from potato peelings

Business Green

Walkers plans to significantly cut its carbon emissions by creating low carbon fertiliser for its potato farmers from leftover potato peelings.

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