Wed.Feb 21, 2024

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CEO Doug McMillon: Walmart’s supply chain cut 1 billion tons of emissions 6 years ahead of schedule

GreenBiz

The world’s largest retailer persuaded 5,200 suppliers to improve their energy efficiency and redesign their packaging, among other measures.

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The UK offshores emissions through used vehicle exports, says study

Envirotec Magazine

Published on 20 Februar in Nature Climate Change , the study appeared to find that exported used vehicles generate at least 13-53% more emissions per mile than those that are scrapped or on the road in Great Britain. The researchers used mandatory annual vehicle inspections – the MOT tests familiar to all in the UK – of all 65 million used vehicles on British roads between 2005 and 2021 to compare the pollution and emissions intensity of vehicles exported to those scrapped, destroyed, or driven

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Tapping capital markets for corporate climate action

GreenBiz

Two tools funding decarbonization: Green bonds and supply chain financing programs.

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New Analysis Shows Widespread PFAS Contamination of Tap Water in CA

NRDC onEarth

Estimate of Californians with PFAS in drinking water jumps to 25 million - highlights need for proposed bill SB 903 to end unnecessary use of forever chemicals.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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Biodiversity data, AI combine into one financially lucrative sector: Nature tech

GreenBiz

The preservation of natural systems is an economical no-brainer.

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Pet food manufacturer saves big with a small switch

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Veolia Water Technologies. Veolia Water Technologies says the firm’s organic coagulant has helped to optimise the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) at a large scale pet food production facility in the Northwest. By switching to Hydrex 62930 the facility is estimated to make a cost saving of over £65K p/a on chemicals for the ETP, says Veolia, combined with reduced chemical handling and a safer low-hazard product.

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Adler and Allan acquires specialist water and drainage company

Envirotec Magazine

Mike Williamson, Managing Director, Water Division, Adler and Allan. Environmental risk reduction services business, Adler and Allan, has acquired specialist water and drainage company, Public Sewer Services (PSS). PSS has been providing an in-house one stop solution for all aspects of water and drainage including specialist drain lining, traditional open cut excavation, tankering, CCTV, blockage clearance and root cutting for over 25 years.

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Australian researchers make water battery breakthrough

Renew Economy

Researchers at RMIT University find a way to replace the electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries with water, an innovation that could remove the fire risk entirely. The post Australian researchers make water battery breakthrough appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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EU agrees to establish carbon removals certification framework

Envirotec Magazine

Coal-fired power plant on the Maasvlakte, the industrial harbour district of Rotterdam. The EU has reached a provisional agreement to establish the first EU-level certification framework for the technologies that will be used for permanent carbon removals, and long-term carbon storage. Announced on 20 February, the voluntary framework is presented as an advance in the effort to support deployment of carbon removal and soil emission reduction activities across the EU.

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Nel ASA: Invitation to Q4 2023 Results Presentation

FuelCellsWorks

Oslo, Norway — Nel ASA (Nel, OSE:NEL) will publish its fourth quarter 2023 report on 28 February 2024 at 07:00 CET, and host a presentation at 08:00 CET. The quarterly.

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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Business energy users: don’t miss your chance to apply for decarbonisation funding

Envirotec Magazine

A new IMechE report sees a vital role for energy storage technologies in the exploitation of UK renewable energy. In January, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) opened applications for Phase 3 of its Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF). Aiming to support the development and deployment of technologies that enable energy intensive businesses to transition towards a low carbon future, the programme has committed a total of £500m in grants for UK businesses, with £185m

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Plug Finalizes Contract to Support Major U.S. Automobile Manufacturer’s Material Handling Operations with Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Solutions

FuelCellsWorks

One of the largest automotive manufacturing facilities in the U.S., spanning over 6 square miles, to run on Plug hydrogen and fuel cell solutions LATHAM, N.Y. — Plug Power Inc.

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‘Nowhere is the need for grid capacity more acute than Scotland’

Envirotec Magazine

The Loch Sloy hydroelectric power station on the west bank of Loch Lomond. Scottish Renewables hosted its Grid and Networks Conference in Glasgow on 15 February, where Graham Stuart, UK Minister of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, told delegates that transforming the electricity network is essential if Scotland is to achieve its ambitions for a cleaner, greener future.

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Hygenox and QUANTRON Sign LOI for Cooperation in the Green Hydrogen Sector

FuelCellsWorks

Hygenox GmbH (Hygenox) develops green hydrogen plants and promotes the conversion of industrial processes to sustainable energy Quantron AG intends to supply Hygenox with up to eight fuel cell vehicles.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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Queensland unveils $571m plan to make Sunshine state the “battery capital” of Australia

Renew Economy

"If we're going to use them, we should make them." Queensland Labor unveils five-year, $571 million Battery Industry Strategy. The post Queensland unveils $571m plan to make Sunshine state the “battery capital” of Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Universal Hydrogen Completes First Full Demonstration of AmpCart H2

FuelCellsWorks

In response to clear and urgent customer need, Universal Hydrogen demonstrates latest product built to decarbonize airport ground operations uniquely leveraging the company’s modular hydrogen fueling technology LOS ANGELES--Universal Hydrogen.

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Here we go again: Coalition adds rooftop solar to its “disrupt and delay” handbook

Renew Economy

Here we go again – the latest salvo from the climate luddites of National Party designed to disrupt and delay Australia's accelerating clean energy revolution. The post Here we go again: Coalition adds rooftop solar to its “disrupt and delay” handbook appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Plug to Announce 2023 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

FuelCellsWorks

LATHAM, N.Y. — Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a global leader in comprehensive hydrogen solutions for the green hydrogen economy, will announce its 2023 fourth quarter results on Friday, March.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?

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Webinar: Designing secure and remotely managed electric vehicle chargers

Charged

Discover the power of over-the-air updates and connectivity for EV chargers The electric vehicle landscape continues to evolve, ensuring the safety and efficiency of EV chargers becomes paramount. This is the third in a series of groundbreaking webinars on the future of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, where you can join us to discover the power of over-the-air updates and connectivity for EV chargers.

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Horizon Installs First MW-scale Electrolyser in a United Nations’ Hydrogen Demonstration City

FuelCellsWorks

Horizon Fuel Cell electrolyser subsidiary, HET Hydrogen Pte Ltd, has revealed its first MW-scale electrolyser installation, commissioned in late 2023 SINGAPORE — HET Hydrogen’s 1MW electrolyser will supply hydrogen to an.

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US climate goals: EVs are on track, but clean power is lagging

Canary Media

Based on headlines alone, you might expect that the U.S. is cruising toward its clean electricity goals while sputtering toward its EV goals. But in a counterintuitive turn, a new report finds the opposite to be true.

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Ansaldo Energia Achieves Major Advance in Hydrogen-Fueled Gas Turbine Technology

FuelCellsWorks

GT36 sequential combustion technology achieves 100% hydrogen A major milestone towards decarbonization As part of the FLEX4H2 project, Ansaldo Energia has successfully demonstrated the ability of a hydrogen optimized combustor.

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Poll: British Columbians overwhelmingly support $36B electricity grid expansion, renewables over LNG, and the need for an energy strategy

Clean Energy Canada

VANCOUVER — With a low snowpack threatening hydroelectricity production in B.C., power concerns are more top of mind than usual for many British Columbians. Overwhelmingly, B.C. residents support the provincial government and BC Hydro’s recent $36 billion investment to expand and improve the electricity grid over the next decade, according to a new public opinion survey conducted by Stratcom for Clean Energy Canada.

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Gasunie and Storag Sign Agreement for Large-Scale Hydrogen Storage in Germany

FuelCellsWorks

Gasunie and Patrizia/Storag Etzel want to develop hydrogen storage caverns in the Etzel salt dome in the German state of Lower Saxony. Gasunie and Storag Etzel announced this today during.

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Breakthrough in High-Density Hydrogen Storage Technology

Hydrogen Fuel News

In a groundbreaking development, Professor Hyunchul Oh and his team from the Department of Chemistry at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have reported a significant breakthrough in the field of hydrogen storage. This innovative research has the potential to revolutionize our future energy systems. The team has harnessed advanced high-density adsorption technology to create a nanoporous complex hydride.

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BP Spain Awaits Regulatory Approval to Launch €2 Billion Green Hydrogen Project in Castellón

FuelCellsWorks

According to reports, BP Spain is on the brink of a significant investment in green hydrogen production at its Castellón refinery, contingent upon the enactment of the European Renewable Energy.

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Velocity Vehicle Group trains workers to service heavy-duty EVs

Charged

As heavy-duty battery-electric trucks proliferate, the need for qualified repair technicians is growing, and training programs and companies are rushing to adapt. “In the last six months, the demand on the battery-electric side has just been crazy, the amount of growth that we’ve seen,” said Jason Shearer, VP for Service at the Velocity Vehicle Group, which operates heavy-duty vehicle dealerships and service centers in several states.

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Hydrexia to Provide Hydrogen Application Solution to Toyota

FuelCellsWorks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Hydrexia Holding Limited (Hydrexia), a leading hydrogen technology solution provider in China, and Toyota, a global automotive manufacturer announced today that the Malaysia subsidiaries of the.

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National Car Charging secures contract with state of California

Charged

Denver-headquartered EV charging station reseller and installer NCC has received an exclusive three-year procurement contract from the California Department of General Services (DGS) for non-networked DC fast charging infrastructure. The contract is part of the state’s investment of more than $10 billion for zero-emission vehicles and infrastructure under its $52-plus billion California Climate Commitment.

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Green Hydrogen Industry Leader Denis Krude Appointed President & CEO of Hydrogen Optimized

FuelCellsWorks

Former thyssenkrupp nucera CEO led development of gigawatt-scale water electrolysis business Company Co-Founder Andrew Stuart to continue his active role as Executive Chair OWEN SOUND, ON — Hydrogen Optimized Inc., a subsidiary.

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AMCI’s real-world testing offers a metric to compare EV charging speeds

Charged

Reading PRs for new EVs, one might get the impression that charging speed is the most important metric there is. Unfortunately, automakers’ charging speed promises don’t amount to much. How fast a particular EV charges on a particular day depends on so many factors—battery state of charge, preconditioning, even ambient temperature—that the charging times quoted by automakers are almost meaningless (as astute Charged readers may have noticed, we seldom mention them).

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Clean Power Hydrogen Achieves Milestone with Successful PLC Functional Test of MFE110 for Northern Ireland Water

FuelCellsWorks

Clean Power Hydrogen plc (AIM: CPH2), the UK-based green hydrogen technology and manufacturing group that has developed the IP-protected Membrane-Free Electrolyser (“MFE”), is pleased to announce that it has successfully.

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EcoG opens US headquarters in Detroit to develop EV charging hardware and software

Charged

German EV charging technology company EcoG has opened a US headquarters in Detroit, partly funded by a $1.5-million performance-based grant from the Michigan Business Development Program. The EV infrastructure company was founded in 2017 by Siemens alums Dr. Joerg Heuer, who is CEO, and Dr. Johannes Hund, who is CTO. It originated from the Techstars Mobility Accelerator in Detroit.