Tue.Nov 28, 2023

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Software is now the soul of a vehicle

GreenBiz

Electric vehicle sales are growing in the U.S., amid a changing automotive landscape.

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Carbon-captured net-zero cement launches

Envirotec Magazine

Brevik cement plant (image credit: copyright Heidelberg Materials). Heidelberg Materials is introducing a carbon-captured net-zero cement, said to be the world’s first, which will be available to customers in Europe. The product – to be marketed as evoZero – is described as having a net-zero footprint achieved through the application of carbon capture and storage technology at the Heidelberg Materials plant in Brevik, Norway, without compensation from credits generated outside the co

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In a more sustainable and secure food system, dairy has a place at the table

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Nutrient density and nutrition security play a key role in building more sustainable food systems, but they are often overlooked.

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AI monitoring and control helps to decarbonize district heating network

Envirotec Magazine

The latest AI tools are being used to extend the efficiency of one of the UKs largest, oldest and most successful district energy schemes in Sheffield. The initiative is cited as a UK first by Veolia, which is working on behalf of Sheffield City Council on the project. Following an extensive trial and integration phase, the data driven thermohydraulic modelling tool is now being used to optimise temperature and network pressure over the 44km long network.

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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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How the employee voice can help drive climate action at your company

GreenBiz

Employees can be internal advocates for bold climate policy.

Policy 500
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Mine water treatment relies on borehole loggers

Envirotec Magazine

The Force Cragg former metal mine in the Lake District. For the last nine years, Severn Trent Services, has managed a contract for mine water treatment across the Coal Authority estate, including 73 mine water treatment schemes in England, Scotland and Wales. These schemes take the form of three types: passive, pumped-passive and active. Water levels are one of the elements monitored closely at these sites, which have approximately 600 monitoring points.

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“Megaton Moon:” Danish developer plans 60GW solar and wind energy park

Renew Economy

Danish developer GreenGo Energy announces plans to build one of the world's biggest green energy parks – a 60GW/190TWh project in West Africa. The post “Megaton Moon:” Danish developer plans 60GW solar and wind energy park appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Google’s new geothermal energy project is up and running

The Verge: Energy

Google partnered with clean energy startup Fervo on a new geothermal project in Nevada that will send electricity to the grid that serves two of Google’s data centers. | Image: Google A first-of-its-kind geothermal project is now up and running in Nevada, where it will help power Google’s data centers with clean energy. Google is partnering with startup Fervo, which has developed new technology for harnessing geothermal power.

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Australia cited as COP28 host caught planning fossil fuel deals at UN climate talks

Renew Economy

Leaked documents and an undercover investigation suggest UAE has been using its role as host of the COP28 to secure oil and gas deals. The post Australia cited as COP28 host caught planning fossil fuel deals at UN climate talks appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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H2med and the Spanish Hydrogen Backbone, Included in the List of Projects of Common Interest of the European Commission

FuelCellsWorks

The list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) will be submitted to the Council and the European Parliament for final approval in early 2024. Enagás advances in the analysis 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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Incoming! Nats add “carpet bomb” of wind turbines to list of anti-renewable tropes

Renew Economy

NSW Forestry Corp hoses down claims it plans to "carpet bomb" pine plantations with "hundreds of giant wind towers." Guess who's spreading them? The post Incoming! Nats add “carpet bomb” of wind turbines to list of anti-renewable tropes appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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IBM, FuelCell Energy to Use AI in Effort to Forge Longer-Life Fuel Cell Systems

FuelCellsWorks

ZURICH– IBM and FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL) today announced they will work together to boost the performance of FuelCell Energy’s technology using Foundation Models, a form of generative Artificial.

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Lots of solar and lots of sheep, but Australia still too slow on agrivoltaics

Renew Economy

Australia has lots of solar, and a lot of sheep, but it has been slow to mix crops with large scale solar installations. The post Lots of solar and lots of sheep, but Australia still too slow on agrivoltaics appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Forvia Accelerates Hydrogen Activity in North America With a Second Business Award

FuelCellsWorks

FORVIA, the 7th_largest automotive technology supplier, has been awarded a contract from a major clean energy technology company to supply Type IV hydrogen storage systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles in.

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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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How the Capacity Investment Scheme can build a better system for First Nations

Renew Economy

The federal government must help deliver an inclusive clean energy transition by embedding First Nations outcomes into its auction process. The post How the Capacity Investment Scheme can build a better system for First Nations appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Delivering Ambition, Action, and Equity at COP28

NRDC onEarth

As decisionmakers gather in Dubai for COP28, they need to take urgent action to hold temperatures to 1.5°C and help the most vulnerable cope with climate change.

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Lot’s of talk, not enough action: Wind, solar and storage projects stalled at starting gate

Renew Economy

The promises, plans and targets of state and federal governments and ambitious developers for wind, solar and storage are not being reflected on the ground. Something must be missing. The post Lot’s of talk, not enough action: Wind, solar and storage projects stalled at starting gate appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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EU Commission Unveils Subsidy Plans for Hydrogen Infrastructure, Opening up Europe to Fossil Gas Lock-in

FuelCellsWorks

Brussels– The European Commission today opened the door to subsidies for a pipeline to transport blue hydrogen from Norway to Germany, which lead to more fossil gas being burned per year.

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ABB energizes Enlit with latest industry insights

Smart Energy International

Today, on the first day of Enlit Europe 2023 in Paris, ABB launches two industry reports, sharing insights on the key digitalization and sustainability trends that are shaping the energy transition. From the progress global organizations are making on their digitalization journeys to guidance on how to adopt circularity to reduce total cost of ownership and improve sustainability by extending the lifetime of power distribution assets, ABB will be debating the key challenges facing the sector and

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NSW planning department can’t see the forest for the trees

Renew Economy

The NSW Planning Department has made life difficult for project developers. If it continues, consumers will pay a heavy price for unreliable power from coal stations that should have been closed years ago. The post NSW planning department can’t see the forest for the trees appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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‘Cut throat’ polysilicon market could see sector consolidate in 2024

PV Tech

“Cut-throat” competition in the polysilicon production industry in 2024 could push many Chinese producers out of business, according to analysis from industry research firm Bernreuter Research.

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Construction Begins for $3BN Green Steel Project in Duqm

FuelCellsWorks

Duqm – Vulcan Green Steel, a part of Jindal Steel Group, is set to make history in the global steel industry by building the world’s largest green hydrogen ready steel plant.

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Virtual power plants: A ‘critical resource’ for meeting rising electrification demand

Energy Storage News

Jennifer Downing, senior advisor to the Loan Programs Office at the US Department of Energy (DOE) and author of a recent report into virtual power plant technology, speaks to Energy-Storage.news.

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Feasibility Confirmed for Pioneering Norway-Germany Hydrogen Pipeline Project

FuelCellsWorks

GER-NOR Joint feasibility study report – Hydrogen. The industry led joint hydrogen feasibility study commissioned by the German and Norwegian governments last year, facilitated and led by dena (Deutsche Energie-Agentur).

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Wind and solar power face an end-of-life sustainability challenge

Financial Times: Energy

As the world switches to renewables, difficulties in dealing with spent panels and turbines are coming into focus

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ChampionX and Cemvita’s GH2 Subsidiary Collaborating to Advance Subsurface Hydrogen Production

FuelCellsWorks

THE WOODLANDS, TX– ChampionX Corporation (NASDAQ: CHX) and Gold H2, Inc. (GH2) announce a strategic collaboration, which commenced on November 9, on field trials of GH2’s novel hydrogen production technology.

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How Electric Utilities Are Enabling Transportation Electrification at Scale

POWER Magazine

With states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii beginning to execute their National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula program plans, utilities within these states are rapidly coordinating the electrical power requirements […] The post How Electric Utilities Are Enabling Transportation Electrification at Scale appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Charbone Hydrogen Announces a Green Hydrogen Supply Agreement with Vermont NEK Community Broadband

FuelCellsWorks

Brossard, Quebec– CHARBONE HYDROGEN CORPORATION (“Charbone”) is pleased to announce that its fully owned US subsidiary, CHARBONE CORPORATION USA (“Charbone USA”), has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (the “MOU”) as.

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LG Chem, LX Hausys develop flame retardant to delay thermal runaway in EV batteries

Charged

Chemicals company LG Chem and technology manufacturer LX Hausys in South Korea have developed a material that can withstand a 1,500° C flame for over 20 minutes, delaying battery thermal runaway. The Special Flame-Retardant Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic (CFT) can withstand strong flames and high pressure 14 times longer than other thermoplastics, according to the company.

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Getech Supports Natural Hydrogen Exploration in Eastern Europe

FuelCellsWorks

Getech, a world-leading locator of subsurface resources, has commenced a natural hydrogen exploration project in Eastern Europe for a prominent European energy company. This study represents an important step in harnessing natural.

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ZF introduces a purely electric brake system for software-defined and electric vehicles

Charged

German automotive company ZF has presented a new, purely electro-mechanical brake system for the global market. The new system uses an electric motor to generate braking force at each whee, without a hydraulic system and brake fluid. ZF also sells hybrid forms with a hydraulic front axle and an electric rear axle, as well as wheel brakes, parking brakes, hardware and software for braking systems.

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Permascand Receives Order for Advanced Electrodes for Hydrogen Production From a New Customer

FuelCellsWorks

Permascand has received an order for high-efficiency electrodes for advanced alkaline electrolysis from a new European customer within the hydrogen business. The customer has placed a prototype order of SEK.

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“Great result” for wind and solar as huge fire levy threat to renewables is doused

Renew Economy

Victoria government walks back changes to property tax laws that threatened to hobble renewables growth in the state by adding big fire levies to wind, solar and storage projects. The post “Great result” for wind and solar as huge fire levy threat to renewables is doused appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Hydelta 3 Continues Hydrogen Research

FuelCellsWorks

This month sees the launch of the third edition of the Dutch public-private research programme HyDelta. The research addresses the economic and technical incorporation of hydrogen gas into the national.

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