Tue.Jun 28, 2022

Can closed loop battery recycling and geothermal lithium help solve the supply crunch?


Five- to tenfold growth is expected in the global lithium battery market over the next decade as people shift to electric vehicles, but already lithium supplies are tight

Report unpacks challenges and opportunities for reusable food and drink packaging systems

Envirotec Magazine

Environmental charity Hubbub is today (Tuesday 28 June) launching ‘Reuse Systems Unpacked’, a report uncovering the challenges and opportunities for reusable food and drink packaging systems.


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NYU Stern’s Tensie Whelan on ESG, sustainability and the talent pipeline


The founding director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business on the interplay between ESG and corporate sustainability, and how that intersection is rippling across the school’s programs

A global observatory is needed to understand how global change is transforming forests

Envirotec Magazine

Leading forest researchers from around the world call for a global forest observatory to provide much-needed data on the current and future ability of our trees to absorb and store carbon, produce multiple goods and benefit for people, and support biodiversity.

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 Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

How tech’s shiny objects distract from climate policy


Big Tech firms will likely have one more crucial chance to speak up loudly and repeatedly for bold climate legislation that could put us on a path to real progress in addressing this crisis

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Rare earth mining in Malaysia's Perak forest raises environmental and health concerns


Local NGOs and scientists puzzle over how a lanthanide mine was approved in one of Malaysia's most environmentally sensitive forests

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Pacific nations form alliance to oppose deep-sea mining


Fiji, Palau, and Samoa are the first countries to oppose deep-sea mining in international waters. Commercial-scale extraction of the seabed could go ahead as soon as next July, once regulations are finalised. This alarms environmentalists


Behind Panasonic’s commitment to sustainable change across the globe


Sponsored: Panasonic, a global technology leader, is contributing to a more sustainable future by looking across its own business operations and value chain as well as expanding contributions to reduce CO2 emissions of society

Asian bankers with ESG job titles under pressure to sell products they 'don't fully understand'


The raiding of a European multinational bank over greenwashing allegations could be a 'sign of things to come' for Asian bankers, who could be tripped up by a lack of ESG knowhow, experts say


Unilever to help replace single-use miniatures at Holiday Inn-owner hotels


Guests at IHG Hotels & Resorts sites will have access to full-size Dove products as part of a new partnership


AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

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

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Hyundai and Michelin to develop next-gen tires for EVs


Hyundai and Michelin have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop next-generation tires optimized for EVs.

Drax Eyeing California as Site of New Biomass Carbon Capture Plant


British biomass giant Drax is lobbying the Californian government to play host to its first ever “carbon negative” power plant outside of the UK, despite concerns about the sustainability of the energy source.

Toyota and Redwood Materials collaborate on closed-loop battery ecosystem


Toyota may be a latecomer to the electrification game, but the company is gradually assembling the components of a circular EV supply chain.

California Assemblyman Kills Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill


The California legislature was close to passing a bill that would require the state’s two massive pension funds to divest from fossil fuels, but on June 21 the legislation was killed by one Democratic assemblyman who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the energy industry.

California grant money going to diesel and natural gas vehicles, not EVs


As regular Charged readers know, California, which suffers from some of the worst air pollution in the US, has an alphabet soup of incentive and grant programs intended to promote adoption of zero-emission or low-emission commercial vehicles.

Things to Know More About Fepo

U.S. Green Technology

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Energy Dome Closes $11M Convertible Round to Accelerate Commercial Deployment of CO2 Battery

Alternative Energy Mag

Provider of long-duration energy storage completes convertible funding round co-led by CDP Venture Capital Sgr and Barclays and joined by Novum Capital Partners, ahead of planned Series B round

Ford to assemble next-gen EVs at plant in Valencia, Spain


Ford has chosen its plant in Valencia, Spain, as the site where it will assemble vehicles based on a next-generation EV platform. The company says production could begin “later this decade.”.

Recent Deals – 28 June

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BASF introduces new color-stable plastic for EVs


BASF has introduced a new PA66 engineering plastic, which is designed for EVs. It’s part of the Ultramid product line. Ultramid A3U44G6 DC OR features high electrical insulation, flame retardancy and color stability.

Nuclear fusion is the newest advancement in clean energy


When one thinks of nuclear power, thoughts often include nuclear fission weapons (AKA atomic bombs) and their dangerous consequences. However, new research in sustainable energy production indicates that another type of nuclear energy could be an infinitely-abundant energy resource for the planet. It's called fusion. Though challenging to produce, fusion's high-energy yield and limited by-products make it an important resource to consider for the future

Schneider Electric acquires EV Connect


Charging solution provider EV Connect has been acquired by energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric. Along with the current management team, CEO and founder Jordan Ramer will continue to lead EV Connect’s operations as a distinct subsidiary.

‘Cut emission of nitrogen oxides to raise crop yields’


Reducing NOx pollution can mitigate crop decline caused by climate change, according to researchers

Concrete progress: Tarmac orders UK's first battery electric mixer truck

Business Green

Tarmac places order with Renault Trucks for cutting edge 'carbon neutral' battery electric mixer truck. Tarmac has announced plans to deploy the UK's first battery electric mixer truck, paving the way for a significant reduction in carbon emissions and air pollution at its construction sites.

Indonesia islanders score legal triumph against Canadian-backed mining company


Residents of Sangihe Island in Indonesia have won a lawsuit against a Canadian-backed company planning to mine gold on their island


Solar FlexRack Selected by Tucson Electric Power for 15 MW Community Solar Project in Arizona

Alternative Energy Mag

Solar FlexRack system supports new clean energy resource for local community

'Tech revolution': Low carbon construction pioneer secures €10m funding boost

Business Green

Vestack completes funding round, as it seeks to accelerate roll out of modular building technology. "A

Fish-shaped robot to collect microplastics from water


Researchers at the American Chemical Society have created a light-activated robot resembling a fish that can swim around quickly, collecting microplastics from the water. With microplastics now found everywhere on the earth, the robot might be instrumental in measuring microplastic concentrations

Remote sensing as an effective solution for the development of the rice sector in Uruguay

Planet Pulse

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Fresh Market helps feed and revitalize one Chicago community


Chicago-based studio Wheeler Kearns Architects designed the Go Green Community Fresh Market in Englewood. It is the first phase of a masterplan driven by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN). It is in collaboration with the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE), Teamwork Englewood, and E.G. Woode to revitalize a Chicago neighborhood.

Celebrate July 4th with a lighter footprint

Greenability Magazine

This Fourth of July weekend invite your family and friends to celebrate with these Earth friendly ideas for your outdoor activities. Traditionally, Independence Day is full of fireworks, barbecue and outdoor activities that Americans look forward to every year.

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Mummified baby woolly mammoth found in Canada


Last week, gold miners found something worth way more than its weight in gold: an intact, mummified baby woolly mammoth. They made their discovery on Tr?ondëk ondëk Hwëch?in in traditional territory within Yukon, Canada

'We are worried': UK climate advisors slam 'shocking' lack of net zero delivery

Business Green

Government taking risky ‘high wire approach to net zero’ by failing to match ambition with delivery, CCC warns.

This healthcare center maximizes energy use and greenery


The Rancho Los Amigos Recuperative Care Center by GGA+ Architects is a healthcare campus in Downey, California. It is located on the northeast border of the Rancho Los Amigos Hospital campus, near the neighboring residential areas. In the past, the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center was a key healthcare facility in the area. Inspired by the rehabilitation center's rich history, the RCC seeks to emulate the levels of profound care in the present day.

'Taking the circular economy mass market': New study seeks to tackle reusable packaging barriers

Business Green

Research explores best practices that can drive adoption of re-usable packaging systems.