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9 emerging names to know in reuse

GreenBiz

The Reusies Awards highlight 3 companies, 3 activists and 3 communities driving forward circular economies.

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One Year Later: Responding to the Supreme Court’s Attack on Clean Water

NRDC onEarth

This weekend marks one year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Sackett v. EPA, the worst judicial rollback of environmental protections ever.

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FedEx and Pyxera Global launch Circular Supply Chain Coalition to upcycle rare earth minerals

GreenBiz

The group wants to mine used electronics for valuable metals to reduce waste and grow jobs.

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The ‘doomsday’ glacier is melting faster than scientists thought

Grist

At the bottom of the Earth sits a massive bowl of ice you may know as the West Antarctic ice sheet. Each day, the ocean laps away at its base, slowly eroding the glaciers that line its rim. When they inevitably give in, the sea will begin to fill the basin, claiming the ice for its own and flooding coastlines around the world. Thwaites Glacier is one of the bulwarks guarding against the collapse of this critical ice sheet , most of which rests below sea level and holds enough ice to raise the oc

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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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FedEx and Pyxera launch Circular Supply Chain Coalition to upcycle rare earth minerals

GreenBiz

The group wants to mine used electronics for valuable metals to reduce waste and grow jobs.

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Transparent metamaterial for energy-efficient regulation in building can clean itself like a lotus leaf

TechXplore

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) introduce a polymer-based material with unique properties in the journal Nature Communications. This material allows sunlight to enter, maintains a more comfortable indoor climate without additional energy, and cleans itself like a lotus leaf. The new development could replace glass components in walls and roofs in the future.

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Extending the lifespan of lithium-metal batteries using a fluorinated ether diluent

TechXplore

The design of battery technologies with increasingly longer lifespans could help to meet the growing needs of the electronics and automotive industry. Lithium (Li) batteries are the most widely used rechargeable batteries worldwide. Thus, devising strategies that can increase their longevity could be far easier than designing entirely new batteries.

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Scientists Create Sponge-Like Material That Could Boost Nuclear Energy and Hydrogen Tech

FuelCellsWorks

Chemists have developed breakthrough porous materials that could be used for the future of energy, including in the nuclear industry or for storing hydrogen. The discovery was made by experts.

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Recurrent Energy secures €674 million financing for solar and storage projects

PV Tech

Solar project developer Recurrent Energy has secured a €674 million (US$730 million) revolving credit facility to expand its European solar and battery energy storage system (BESS) portfolio.

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Green Hydrogen Is Turning Tricolour: Enapter Expands French Operations With Major Electrolyser Contracts

FuelCellsWorks

Enapter has significantly expanded its French business activities, securing contracts for over 270 AEM Electrolysers for France alone. In the first months of 2024, Enapter received several major orders from new.

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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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Indian solar capacity up 400% in Q1 2024

PV Tech

Indian solar installations increased by over 400% in the first quarter of 2024 to the highest quarterly deployment levels in its history.

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Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the First Hydrogen-Powered Train in Service in the Americas, Finalist in Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas List

FuelCellsWorks

Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas list highlights ambitious projects that are shaping the future Alstom finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas for the first hydrogen train in the Americas.

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Nearly 175 arrested as climate protesters target France’s TotalEnergies and key investor

The Guardian: Energy

Demonstrators gathered outside Paris meetings of energy giant and Amundi, with some forcing their way into fund manager’s tower block The head of TotalEnergies has told shareholders that new oilfields have to be developed to meet global demand, as the annual meetings of the French energy giant and one of its biggest shareholders were picketed by climate activists.

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Lessons From the European Union’s Inaugural Hydrogen Bank Auction

FuelCellsWorks

The EU’s first subsidy auction for renewable hydrogen went about as well as could have been hoped. Millions of tonnes of fossil hydrogen are produced in the European Union using.

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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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Research reveals scale of the EU's dependency on imports for critical minerals needed for green transition

TechXplore

The climate transition is a materials transition. Decades of international diplomacy around oil, gas and pipelines are now giving way to conversations around the supply of critical raw materials. And not before time: to meet the EU's energy and climate targets, we need to build the right technologies, in the right quantities, at the right speed. The problem is that many of these technologies are built with materials imported from just a handful of countries.

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US Gulf Coast a Natural Fit for Clean Hydrogen Industry

FuelCellsWorks

The U.S. Gulf Coast is a natural fit to build a new clean hydrogen industry, though current uncertainties over regulations and politics mean it may take longer than hoped. The.

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Controlling water, transforming greenhouse gases

Science Daily: Renewable Energy

Researchers have outlined a way to manipulate water molecules to make CO2R more efficient, with the ultimate goal of creating a clean energy loop. Through their new method, the team was able to perform CO2R with nearly 100% efficiency under mildly acidic conditions, using either gold or zinc as catalysts.

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Feasibility Analysis of Zero Emission Trains From the Port of Los Angeles to Barstow

FuelCellsWorks

CARB Evaluates Battery Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Locomotives CARB staff analyzed available zero emission locomotive technologies and determined the minimum number of locomotives required to pull 130 double stacked.

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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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Maxeon: Dutch court rejects ABC cell patent lawsuit against Aiko Solar

PV Tech

Singapore-headquartered solar manufacturer Maxeon has failed to sue fellow manufacturer Aiko Solar over alleged solar technology patent infringement.

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OceansLab Targets the Ocean Race With Hydrogen-Powered Race Boat

FuelCellsWorks

The first hydrogen-powered racing boat skippered by British sailor Phil Sharp, inventor of the Hydrogen Power Module* (HPM), co-founder of Genevos and the clean technology accelerator OceansLab, is preparing to.

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Utah FORGE reports successful stimulation and circulation at EGS site

ThinkGeoEnergy

The Utah Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (Utah FORGE) has published a progress report on their groundbreaking EGS project following stimulation and circulation tests. The test confirmed the enhanced connectivity between the production and injection wells, the production temperature, fluid flow paths, and the absence of significant induced seismicity during stimulation.

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South Korea Launches World’s First Clean Hydrogen Power Generation Auction

FuelCellsWorks

South Korea initiates the world’s first clean-hydrogen power generation auction, emphasizing co-firing and pure hydrogen technologies for a cleaner energy future. The auction targets a substantial 6,500 GWh annual production.

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This hydrogen train is an ambitious project helping to shape the future and the world

Hydrogen Fuel News

Alstom’s Coradia iLint is gaining more prestigious recognition. The Coradia iLint hydrogen train is once again gaining recognition for being innovative. This time around it has been named a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas. This list honors businesses and organizations that drive meaningful change in the world. Brining hydrogen passenger tech to the Americas.

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Hong Kong-Listed Hans Energy to Become Majority Shareholder in Citybus Parent to Accelerate Hydrogen-Powered Transport

FuelCellsWorks

Hans Energy has acquired 54.44 per cent of the shares in Citybus parent Bravo Transport for HK$2.72 billion (US$348 million) Company’s ‘strategic development of the hydrogen industry’ aligns with Citybus’s.

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Why electrification is key to curbing future climate change

Smart Energy International

Electrification holds the key to cleaner, more efficient energy distribution and use. But fully realizing its promise demands balancing tech innovation with collaboration across industry, says Massimo Muzzì, head of strategy, business development and sustainability at ABB Electrification. With this year’s Earth Day seeing a continued climb in carbon emissions, what will our climate be like on Earth Day 2050?

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GenCell Wows Austin Crowd of Energy Professionals With Hydrogen-Fueled Products That Will Revolutionize Grid Resilience and Disaster Response

FuelCellsWorks

From thought-provoking to life-saving, GenCell engaged a rapt audience with truly sustainable and resilient energy solutions AUSTIN, Texas— On Tuesday May 21st, GenCell® hosted a first U.S. demonstration of the Company’s revolutionary.

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Geothermal heating project in Purmerend, Netherlands to progress to next phase

ThinkGeoEnergy

With positive results of an initial feasibility study, the geothermal heating project in the municipality of Purmerend in the Netherlands is set to progress to a more detailed investigation and the start of the permitting process. The project is a joint effort of developer Yeager Energy , Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN), Stadsverwarming Purmerend (SVP), and the Municipality of Purmerend.

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Vivakor Provides Update on Empire’s Hydrogen Project at the Port of West Virginia

FuelCellsWorks

DALLAS, TX– Vivakor, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVK)(“Vivakor” or the “Company”), a socially responsible operator, acquirer and developer of clean energy technologies and environmental solutions, today provided an update on the hydrogen project.

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Chart: Which sectors are the biggest industrial emitters in the US?

Canary Media

As the United States works to slash planet-warming emissions from heavy industry, two subsectors in particular will require the biggest lift: chemical production and oil and gas systems.

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Bluegame’s Luca Santella on America’s Cup Foiling Hydrogen Chase Cats

FuelCellsWorks

From August 22nd through October 27th, all eyes in the sailing world will be focused on Barcelona for the 37th America’s Cup sailing race.

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Ameresco and Envision Energy to deploy 624MWh UK BESS for Atlantic Green

Energy Storage News

Developer-operator Atlantic Green has enlisted system integrator Ameresco and clean energy manufacturer Envision Energy for a 300MW/624MWh BESS project in the UK.

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Protected: Intelligent distribution – looking towards an Internet of Energy

Smart Energy International

Huawei releases Intelligent Distribution Solution with edge computation to orchestrate the automation and digitalisation of power grids.

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Tesla's Shanghai Energy Storage Superfactory officially opened with an annual capacity of 40GWh!

EnergyTrend

Tesla's Shanghai Energy Storage Superfactory officially opened with an annual capacity of 40GWh! OnMay23,TeslaheldagroundbreakingceremonyforitsShanghaiEnergyStorageSuperfactory inLingang,Shanghai.Followingtheceremony,LingangGroupandTeslasignedacon.

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