Wed.May 22, 2024

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Inside Microsoft's record-breaking carbon removal contract

GreenBiz

The company signed a contract for 3.3 million metric tons of offsets over 10 years from a facility in Stockholm.

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Environmental Water Systems in Water Filtration For Safe Health

The Environmental Blog

Key Takeaways for Environmental Water Systems Role of Environmental Water Systems : Essential for public health and environmental sustainability. Ensure water is safe, clean, and free from contaminants. Types of Filtration Technologies : Physical Filtration : Removes larger particles using screens, sand filters, or membranes. Chemical Filtration : Uses activated carbon and other methods to remove dissolved substances like chlorine and VOCs.

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Investors push for more disclosure on corporate lobbying

GreenBiz

Resolutions related to lobbying and political spending have so far received the most support of socially-oriented proposals this proxy season.

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Can coal mines be tapped for rare earth elements?

Envirotec Magazine

Deposits of designated critical minerals needed to transition the world’s energy systems away from fossil fuels may, ironically enough, be co-located with coal deposits that have been mined to produce the fossil fuel most implicated in climate change. Research led by the University of Utah has documented elevated concentrations of a key subset of critical minerals, known as rare earth elements, or REEs, in active mines rimming the Uinta coal belt of Colorado and Utah.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

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. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Make the internal business case for sustainability investment

GreenBiz

The ROSI framework provides a 5-step approach to unlock investment in sustainability initiatives.

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Morrisons is first UK supermarket to roll-out coffee pod recycling scheme

Envirotec Magazine

In an effort to make coffee pod recycling easier and accessible for the UK, Morrisons has announced a nationwide roll-out of dedicated coffee pod collection points in more than 350 stores nationwide in partnership with Podback, the pod recycling service. Roll out of the new recycling points will start in June. Customers are already able to pick up free Podback recycling bags from Morrisons customer service desks.

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Blower timers significantly reduce packaged treatment energy cost

Envirotec Magazine

Following a successful two-year trial of interval timers on packaged wastewater treatment plant blowers has resulted in an average 50% energy reduction at a site in Cornwall. The partnership between WCS Environmental Engineering (WCSEE) and Juliots Well Lodge Retreat has set a precedent for ongoing design and energy-saving standards on the wastewater treatment specialist’s HiPAF – high-performance aeration filter – system.

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The True Power of the Climate Movement Is Now to Admit Our Own Powerlessness

DeSmogBlog

Six years ago, I gave a public lecture at Churchill College Cambridge, called This Civilisation is Finished. Many students were in the audience. It’s far and away the most viral climate talk I’ve ever given. What explains its success? I’m quite certain that the most significant factor is that I began the talk with the following words: “Your leaders have failed you.

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Engineering interventions that could reduce exposure of open-water swimmers to human faecal matter

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Martin Charles Hatch / Shutterstock.com. Wastewater treatment must be improved to reduce exposure to human faecal pathogens in treated effluent, according to a new report published on 21 May by the National Engineering Policy Centre. Led by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the report’s findings are based on risk-based assessments and consultations with more than 100 engineers, wastewater experts, the water industry, campaign organisations and policymakers.

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Hyundai to Launch the World’s First Hydrogen Supercar in 2026

FuelCellsWorks

The radical Hyundai N Vision 74 concept will evolve into the world’s first road-legal hydrogen supercar and serve as a halo car for the South Korean brand. It will likely.

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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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Join the hybrid Beyond Gas Sensing panel discussion

Envirotec Magazine

This article contains paid for content produced in collaboration with Hamamatsu Photonics. Participate in insightful discussions with leading experts about mid-infrared detection at the free upcoming hybrid event, Beyond Gas Sensing Panel Discussion, hosted by Hamamatsu Photonics. Explore how the mid-infrared space can be transformed using advanced mid-infrared technology and its transformative potential.

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Eraring coal closure delayed two years, possibly four, “to keep the lights on”

Renew Economy

NSW secures deal to extend life of Australia's biggest coal generator by two years. The post Eraring coal closure delayed two years, possibly four, “to keep the lights on” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Bloomberg report: Urgent deployment of existing technology can get world close to net zero

Envirotec Magazine

Although prevailing wisdom holds that time is running out, BloombergNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2024 seemingly shows how the world could still achieve the major goal of the Paris Agreement – holding global warming to well below 2°C and avoiding the worst impacts of climate change – and what it would take to get there. The new report indicates that the speed with which clean technologies and decarbonization of the power sector are scaled up is crucial.

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With the Coalition’s nuclear fantasy demolished by CSIRO, Labor must get cracking on renewables

Renew Economy

CSIRO's latest demolition of nuclear power means we can focus on the urgent shift to firmed renewables. The climate clock is ticking. The post With the Coalition’s nuclear fantasy demolished by CSIRO, Labor must get cracking on renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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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Hyundai Motor Drives Sustainable Clean Logistics in U.S. With Vision for Hydrogen Society

FuelCellsWorks

Hyundai Motor joins its third straight Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo to share its hydrogen vision, HTWO, and introduce its U.S. hydrogen commercial vehicle business At its press conference, Hyundai Motor.

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Bowen says Australia could make 20 per cent of its solar panel needs

Renew Economy

After visiting SA solar companies 5B and Tindo, energy minister says Australia should be able to supply 20% of its own PV demand if the Sunshot policy goes to plan. The post Bowen says Australia could make 20 per cent of its solar panel needs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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SwRI’s H2-Ice Consortium Demonstrates Ultra-Low Emissions From Hydrogen-Fueled Heavy-Duty Engine

FuelCellsWorks

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has successfully completed development of a hydrogen-fueled Class-8 demonstration vehicle, built as part of its industry-supported H2-ICE consortium. The central focus of the demonstration includes development.

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Testing on ‘world’s largest’ 10MWh concrete thermal energy storage unit complete

Energy Storage News

EPRI, Southern Company and Storworks have completed testing of a concrete thermal energy storage pilot project at a gas plant in Alabama, US, claimed as the largest of its kind in the world.

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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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Hyundai Motor and Plus Announce Collaboration to Demonstrate First Level 4 Autonomous Fuel Cell Electric Truck in the U.S.

FuelCellsWorks

Hyundai Motor and Plus collaboration aims to enhance road safety and freight efficiencies by demonstrating benefits of XCIENT Fuel Cell truck equipped with Plus’s Level 4 autonomous driving software Hyundai.

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The Brief: MacArthur Foundation’s John Palfrey is long on the inclusive economy

Impact Alpha

Greetings Agents of Impact! On this International Biodiversity Day, dig into the pending shareholder proposals on biodiversity, deforestation and deep sea mining, the. The post The Brief: MacArthur Foundation’s John Palfrey is long on the inclusive economy appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Montréal–Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport and Vancouver International Airport Sign With Airbus and ZeroAvia for Hydrogen Hubs at Canadian Airports

FuelCellsWorks

Montreal, Canada– Airbus and ZeroAvia have signed three respective Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada’s three busiest airports, Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Vancouver International.

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EDF Renewables, Enbridge Celebrate Completion of Fox Squirrel Solar Phase 1

Solar Industry

EDF Renewables North America and Enbridge have completed construction and begun commercial operation of the 150 MW Fox Squirrel Solar Phase 1. Amazon has entered into PPAs for the project’s full generation capacity. “The development and operation of Phase 1 marks a significant milestone in our journey to drive Ohio’s renewable energy future,” says EDF Renewables North America’s Kate O’Hair.

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Air Liquide Opens Japan’s Largest Hydrogen Refueling Station in Mitomiya, Fukushima

FuelCellsWorks

Air Liquide is proud to announce the inauguration of Japan’s largest hydrogen refueling station, located strategically in Mitomiya, Fukushima prefecture. The Motomiya IC Hydrogen Station, which began operations on May.

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Eraring clunker deal may do little to keep the lights on, but it might bail out the state government

Renew Economy

NSW deal with Origin will reward Australia's biggest utility to have its coal generators trundle through the night, but is there any guarantee they will operating when really needed? The post Eraring clunker deal may do little to keep the lights on, but it might bail out the state government appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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McCulla Transport (Ireland) Ltd Partners With Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) for Groundbreaking Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Trial

FuelCellsWorks

McCulla Transport (Ireland) Ltd aims for net zero carbon by 2050 through a strategic partnership with HVS Trials of HVS’ Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (HFCEV) to start in late.

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China should be seen as partner, not a threat, to Australia’s green manufacturing plans, says Sims

Renew Economy

Australia must treat China as a partner in its $22.7 billion manufacturing push towards net-zero emissions, ex-ACCC chair says. The post China should be seen as partner, not a threat, to Australia’s green manufacturing plans, says Sims appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Syzygy Plasmonics Demonstrates Groundbreaking CO2-to-Fuel Solution With RTI International

FuelCellsWorks

Joint project delivers drop-in fuel that can be used in today’s engines. HOUSTON– Syzygy Plasmonics announced today that it along with the nonprofit research institute RTI International have successfully demonstrated.

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Cement recycling method could help solve one of the world's biggest climate challenges

TechXplore

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a method to produce very low emission concrete at scale—an innovation that could be transformative in the transition to net zero.

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H2 Green Steel Supports Lindab in Reducing Its CO2 Footprint From Steel

FuelCellsWorks

Lindab committed very early to purchasing near-zero emissions steel from H2 Green Steel. The two companies have since converted the early term sheet agreement into a 7-year supply contract with.

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“We want to make more things here:” Albanese outlines plan to grab share of battery supply chain

Renew Economy

"If we mine it here, we should make it here." Federal Labor unveils National Battery Strategy, to make Australia a globally competitive part of the supply chain by 2035. The post “We want to make more things here:” Albanese outlines plan to grab share of battery supply chain appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Proton Motor Power Systems Chairman Retires Names Successor

FuelCellsWorks

Proton Motor Power Systems plc (AIM: PPS), the designer, developer and producer of fuel cells and fuel cell electric hybrid systems with a zero-carbon footprint, announces that Mr. Helmut Gierse.

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Ore Energy emerges from stealth to build utility-scale batteries that last days, not hours

TechCrunch: Climate

Where Aytac Yilmaz lives in the Netherlands, the sun might not appear for days on end, which can really crimp the output of the country’s solar panels. Wind turbines might make up some of the shortfall, but what if the wind disappears at the same time? Enter long-duration energy storage, or massive batteries tailored to […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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Smoltek Initiates Bidding Process for the Potential Sale of Assets or Entire Subsidiaries Within the Semiconductor and Hydrogen Business Areas

FuelCellsWorks

Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB (“Smoltek” or the “Company”) announces that the board has decided to initiate a process to solicit bids from interested parties regarding the potential sale of concepts.

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