Fri.Feb 09, 2024

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The 4 attributes CSOs need to succeed in 2024

GreenBiz

Challenges lie ahead amid growing expectations and regulatory requirements, and chief sustainability officers will need to be prepared.

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Experts to help tackle air pollution from domestic solid fuel burning in Greater Manchester

Envirotec Magazine

Environmental and engineering consultancy Ricardo is applying its expertise in air quality measurement to enable local authorities across Greater Manchester to monitor the contribution to air pollution from wood burning stoves, raise public awareness of its risks, and reduce its impact on people’s health. The firm has been awarded a multi-year contract by Transport for Greater Manchester, on behalf of the ten Greater Manchester councils, to monitor the air quality impact of the burning of solid

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Bushfire survivors call for communities to support shift to renewables

Renew Economy

Activists opposed to energy projects shouted outside federal parliament on the anniversary of Black Saturday, as survivors of the firestorm called for communities everywhere to support the shift to renewable power. The post Bushfire survivors call for communities to support shift to renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Electric sweeper barrows introduced in Wood Green

Envirotec Magazine

Haringey Council and Veolia are introducing three new electric sweeper barrows as well as an electric caged tipper vehicle to the streets of Wood Green, part of further steps being taken to keep the area clean and green. Following resident engagement, which highlighted the importance of cleaner streets, this new street cleansing equipment will play a vital role in delivering a cleaner borough for the local community, said the council.

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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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Fallback Friday Story: Applied Hydrogen as to Deliver 30-Ton Excavator to Veidekke As, Integrating Powerful Ballard Fuel Cell

FuelCellsWorks

Norwegian-based Applied Hydrogen AS, a developer of hydrogen-powered equipment and refueling systems for the construction industry, and Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP, TSX: BLDP), a market leader in hydrogen fuel.

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Underwater robot to reduce costs and environmental impact for ships

Envirotec Magazine

A prototype of the ScrubMarine robot. A marine sector startup is developing an underwater robot that the group says can substantially reduce fuel costs, maintenance needs and environmental impact for ships, boats and submarines by autonomously removing built-up microorganisms, plants and algae from hulls. ScrubMarine, founded by engineer Clyne Albertelli, has been accepted into the inaugural cohort of Heriot-Watt University’s DeepTech LaunchPad, a pilot programme which is helping entrepreneurs w

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White paper presents circular value chain solutions for textiles

Envirotec Magazine

Sorted polyester textiles (image courtesy of TOMRA). Recycling equipment manufacturer TOMRA has published a new white paper titled ‘Transforming Textiles: 4 Key Beliefs to Enable Textiles Circularity’. The paper addresses the current state of the textiles industry, strategies and technologies needed for the transition to a circular value chain. While the worldwide textile market plays a crucial role in the global economy, the industry’s growth in production and consumption over the past tw

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Board game puts players in the position of geothermal developers

ThinkGeoEnergy

In what is a unique way to experience being in the geothermal sector, there is now a board game that allows players to role-play owning and developing a geothermal project. Salton Sea is a new and unique table-top board game that has players in the role of geothermal developers, harnessing the geothermal resources of the eponymous Salton Sea to create the most efficient geothermal company.

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Comment: Why hydrogen is the key to a low carbon future

Envirotec Magazine

Hydrogen has enormous potential as a clean and abundant energy source. However, harnessing it on a large scale using conventional technologies and techniques is not straightforward. ABB’s Jon Davison, Product Manager – Temperature & Pressure, explains how recent developments in measurement technologies can help to meet some of the challenges involved, and potentially bring about a new hydrogen revolution.

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CCB Energy and Øygarden Municipality Partner With CIP for Hydrogen Production in “Energiparken”

FuelCellsWorks

CCB Energy and Øygarden municipality, through the jointly owned property company Naturgassparken Vest AS, have entered an option agreement with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners with the purpose of establishing production of.

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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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Survey reveals 185 hectares of newly discovered seagrass beds across the UK

Envirotec Magazine

Collecting data on seagrass health (image courtesy of Seawilding). Over the summer of 2023, volunteers recorded 185 hectares of unmapped seagrass meadows in shallow UK coastal waters, in a new annual survey which aims to encourage restoration of the ocean’s only flowering plant and the rich ecosystems it supports. The Great Seagrass Survey, the first of its kind in the UK, is a collaboration between Scottish charity, Seawilding and the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC).

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Pro-Coal MP Appointed to Lead Influential Cross-Party Environment Group

DeSmogBlog

A Tory MP who backed the UK’s first new coal mine in over 30 years has been elected to chair the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on environment. Desk-banging and jeering were heard in the House of Commons committee room on Wednesday night as lawmakers voted in Trudy Harrison, who represents Copeland in West Cumbria – where the proposed mine in Whitehaven is located.

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A new high-concentration solid polymer electrolyte for high-voltage lithium-metal batteries

TechXplore

Lithium-metal batteries, which contain anodes based on metallic lithium, are promising rechargeable batteries that could help to meet the growing demands of the electronics industry. These batteries have various advantages, including high energy density and fast charging times.

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2JCP Completes Production of Silyzer300 Electrolyzers for Siemens Energy

FuelCellsWorks

2JCP is proud to announce the completion of two Silyzer300 electrolyzers for Siemens Energy, a significant milestone in the progress of Europe’s largest e-Methanol production plant, FlagshipONE, situated in Örnsköldsvik, northern.

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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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Romania relaunches call for investment in battery storage for solar photovoltaic facilities

Energy Storage News

The Ministry of Energy of Romania has reopened a competitive solicitation for battery storage for the grid integration of renewable energy, seeking “at least” 240MW and 480MWh of resources.

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Morocco: Developing an Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap Framework

FuelCellsWorks

No country will be able to slash greenhouse gas emissions and meet its nationally determined contributions without decarbonizing its industries. But supporting industrial businesses to make the changes they need to lower.

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Hyundai to build an electric van for Iveco, based on its new EV platform

Charged

Hyundai will build a new electric light commercial vehicle for the Iveco Group, based on Hyundai’s new all-electric Light Commercial Vehicle (eLCV) platform. Hyundai will manufacture and supply the chassis cab, and Iveco will customize and distribute the complete vehicles to the European market through its local sales channels. The Iveco-badged e-van will join Iveco’s electric light commercial vehicle lineup.

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Glasgow Airport Hydrogen Innovation Summit Hailed a Success

FuelCellsWorks

Attendees at the Glasgow Airport Hydrogen Innovation Hub summit heard that the infrastructure needed to support zero-emission flight could be in place as early as 2027. The first-of-its-kind aviation hydrogen.

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The Week in Impact Investing: The Wood Dragon

Impact Alpha

TGIF, Agents of Impact! In today’s Brief: ? Year of the Wood Dragon. ImpactAlpha wishes happiness and prosperity to all who are celebrating. The post The Week in Impact Investing: The Wood Dragon appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Argonne, Achates Power Break New Ground Developing Hydrogen-Powered Engine for Decarbonizing Long-Haul Commercial Vehicles

FuelCellsWorks

For the first time, Argonne scientists demonstrate that modernized opposed-piston engine can run on zero-carbon hydrogen. Hydrogen-powered opposed-piston engine can potentially power hard-to-electrify vehicles for long-haul transit. Invented more than.

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Saudi Arabia announces successful bidders for 3.7GW solar projects

PV Tech

The SPPC announces that Masdar, EDF Renouvelables, Itochu Corporation and Total Energies Renewables are among the companies winning bid.

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Jan Oberholzer Joins Jearrard Energy Resources Board as Advisor on Green Hydrogen Initiatives

FuelCellsWorks

Jearrard Energy Resources Group Welcomes Jan Oberholzer as Senior Non-Executive Director to Board. “We are very pleased that we can now formally welcome Mr. Jan Oberholzer to the JER, Board.

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EuroGroup Laminations opens new plant in Mexico to produce stators and rotors for EV motors

Charged

EuroGroup Laminations , a manufacturer of stators and rotors for electric motors and generators, has opened a new plant in Querétaro, Mexico to produce products for the EV segment. The company has committed a total investment of some €50 million to the plant. Following the initial investment in 2016, the sustained growth of the e-mobility market prompted the Group to expand the facility’s 21,000-square-meter footprint by an additional 10,000 square meters.

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Holland Shipyards Group Delivers “H2 Barge 2” – Second Hydrogen-Powered Vessel to Future Proof Shipping

FuelCellsWorks

Holland Shipyards Group proudly announces the delivery of “H2 Barge 2”, its second hydrogen-powered vessel, to Future Proof Shipping.

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Major truck OEMs form PACT to advocate for EV infrastructure development

Charged

The pursuit of contradictory goals is a basic fact of human nature, and the commercial truck industry is no exception. Vehicle OEMs are investing large sums to advance the transition to electric vehicles, even as they lobby governments to water down the emissions regulations that are forcing that transition. Advocates of slowing the transition often cite the lack of public charging infrastructure, and they have a point.

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Access to slow EV chargers could speed up EV adoption among renters

Canary Media

This story was first published by Grist. Kay and Bruce Schilling decided last year that they wanted to install electric-vehicle charging equipment at an apartment building they manage in Belmont, California, but they had no idea where to begin.

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Quiet revolution? UK sees new breed of 'green' narrowboats

TechXplore

Motoring down the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal in England's West Midlands, Neil Cocksedge's narrowboat at first sight looks like most other vessels plying the country's famous network of scenic inland waterways.

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NYPA Seeks Developers for 5.2 MW SUNY Oneonta Solar Project

Solar Industry

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is seeking developers for a 5.2 MW PV project on two separate parcels at SUNY Oneonta, while also inviting vendors to propose a BESS to operate in parallel with the array. “The power authority is assisting its customers throughout New York State in incorporating distributed renewable and clean energy solutions to their energy systems,” says Justin E.

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Towards A Better Way of Releasing Hydrogen Stored in Hydrogen Boride Sheets

Science Daily: Renewable Energy

Hydrogen stored in hydrogen boride sheets can be efficiently released electrochemically, report scientists. Through a series of experiments, they demonstrated that dispersing these sheets in an organic solvent and applying a small voltage is enough to release all the stored hydrogen efficiently. These findings suggest hydrogen boride sheets could soon become a safe and convenient way to store and transport hydrogen, which is a cleaner and more sustainable fuel.

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SOLRITE Energy Launches New Virtual Power Plant Power Purchase Agreement

Solar Industry

SOLRITE Energy has partnered with sonnen, a global market leader in smart energy storage and VPP technology, to launch the SOLRITE Virtual Power Plant Power Purchase Agreement (VPA). The SOLRITE VPA represents the industry’s first PPA offering leveraging grid services provided by the sonnenConnect VPP Program, says the company. It added that homeowners will have access to backup power and cost savings through sonnenConnect’s daily time of use optimization and bill management, while contractors

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As Iran-backed groups attack Red Sea ships, investors are backing startups assisting global cargo

TechCrunch: Climate

Multiple shocks to global supply chains brought about first by the pandemic and more recently by Iran-backed Houthis targeting cargo ships in Red Sea have shown there’s a need for greater resilience in global shipping. At the same time, the pressure to reduce both costs and carbon footprints continues apace. Quietly, investors are eyeing up […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Onyx, Qcells Partner with Massachusetts Community Solar and Storage Projects

Solar Industry

Onyx Renewable Partners and Qcells North America have announced plans to develop two Massachusetts community solar and battery projects, to be developed by Onyx and have a total 6.2 MW. “Qcells is thrilled to align with Onyx toward building a sustainable future,” says Qcells’ Jin Han. “With Qcells’ cutting-edge solar technology, energy storage hardware and Geli energy management system software, and Onyx Renewables’ project development and execution expertise, our partnership will deliver reliab

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Reaching COP28 energy goals requires real VPP progress in 2024

Smart Energy International

Power grids globally must be upgraded by 2040 to keep the lights on. And while these upgrades will likely cost trillions, virtual power plants (VPPs), writes Autogrid’s Gisela Glandt , can curb these costs to the tune of $10B annually. To fully utilise all the potential that VPPs can offer in the next few years, we’ll need a major strategy overhaul.

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Fossil Fuel Advocates Spread Disinfo About Canada’s False Advertising Bill

DeSmogBlog

A member of the Canadian parliament has proposed a ban on misleading fossil fuel advertising. Taking inspiration from Canadian government bans on tobacco advertising that went into effect in the 1990s, New Democratic Party (NDP) MP Charlie Angus has proposed private members bill C-372, An Act respecting fossil fuel advertising. Angus is a long-serving legislator, having represented his Northern Ontario riding of Timmins-James Bay since 2004.