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The promise of a lithium-sulfur battery

GreenBiz

Low in cost and high in density, a lithium-sulfur battery could power the future of transport — if it ever gets to market.

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Sweden remains Europe’s largest net power exporter

Envirotec Magazine

EU Interconnector map for H2 2022 (image credit: EnAppSys). Sweden retained its position as the biggest net exporter of power in Europe during the second half of last year. That was the standout highlight of a new report on the European electricity market by energy data analyst EnAppSys. The report describes the value of imports and exports in Europe during the last six months of 2022.

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Eaton introduces 3-in-1 EV battery pack vent valve

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Power management company Eaton has introduced a 3-in-1 battery pack vent valve for EV batteries. The valve is capable of three functions: battery case leak-checking, and both passive and active venting to provide battery pack overpressure relief. The company says the leak-check mechanism eliminates the need to install the vent valve as the final step of battery assembly and that leak testing is more thorough because it includes testing the sealing surface of the vent after the vent valve has bee

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Sustainable Home: How Reupholstering Furniture is Eco-Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

In the face of growing concerns about the environment, many individuals are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. One area where people can make a significant impact is in the way they choose to decorate their homes. One option that has been gaining popularity is reupholstering furniture. Not. The post Sustainable Home: How Reupholstering Furniture is Eco-Friendly appeared first on U.S.

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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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10 badass women centering environmental justice at work

GreenBiz

The focus of the fifth annual GreenBiz Badass Women list was narrowed to highlight individuals spearheading the integration of environmental justice concerns into their company’s sustainable business practices.

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Toilet paper is an unexpected source of PFAS in wastewater, study says

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers have reported an unexpected source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in wastewater systems — toilet paper. The study in question appeared in a recent edition of ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letter s PFAS have been detected in many personal care products, such as cosmetics and cleansers, that people use every day and then wash down the drain.

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Significant Benefits of Using Energy-Efficient Items in Your Home

U.S. Green Technology

Thinking about strategies to preserve energy in our daily lives is crucial in today’s world of rising energy bills and environmental concerns. Using energy-efficient products in our homes is one of the most efficient methods of doing this. Energy-efficient products, which range from lightbulbs to appliances, are made to consume less energy than their conventional.

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We can’t fight climate change without Black voters

GreenBiz

Given that Black people are more likely to be "Alarmed" or "Concerned" about global warming than those who identified as white, we can’t fight climate change without Black voters.

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Wastewater sector emits nearly twice as much methane as previously thought

Envirotec Magazine

Municipal wastewater treatment plants emit nearly double the amount of methane into the atmosphere than scientists previously believed, according to new research from Princeton University. “The waste sector is one of the largest anthropogenic sources of methane in the world,” said Mark Zondlo, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associated faculty at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

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Gas industry knew about air pollution problems from stoves in early 1970s

Renew Economy

As industry fights to discredit current research on health impacts of gas stoves, newly revealed documents show it was a concern five decades ago. The post Gas industry knew about air pollution problems from stoves in early 1970s appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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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 Sustainable Vehicle Tech Can Reduce the Costs of a Company Fleet

U.S. Green Technology

Sustainability efforts are becoming increasingly important and prominent with industries across the country. Technology is leading the way in making these efforts easier and more approachable for everyone, including the manufacturing and transportation sectors. There’s no denying the environmental benefits of a sustainable company fleet. It can cut down on carbon emissions, boost greener efforts.

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Will 2025 plastic packaging commitments ring hollow?

GreenBiz

In 2025, there will be media and consumer outrage around all the failed commitments related to eliminating virgin plastic packaging and increasing the use of recycled material.

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Recycling charity expands laboratory analysis and other capabilities

Envirotec Magazine

New laboratory capabilities include microscopy techiques to better support the examination of microplastics. Plastics resource efficiency and recycling charity RECOUP is expanding its service provision by introducing a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA ) service and its own state-of-the-art laboratory to support its recognised RecyClass certification service and facilities.

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Solar takes centre stage as renewables and batteries dominate new power capacity in US

Renew Economy

Latest numbers from US government suggest 2023 will be a blockbuster year for the big three renewable technologies – wind, solar, and battery storage. The post Solar takes centre stage as renewables and batteries dominate new power capacity in US 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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The Future of Electric Cars: Innovations and Advancements

U.S. Green Technology

The automotive industry has been rapidly evolving, and one of the most significant changes in recent years has been the rise of electric cars. With their many benefits, such as lower cost of ownership, environmentally-friendly nature, and smoother driving experience, electric cars are becoming increasingly popular among consumers worldwide. In this article, we will explore.

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Microplastics are everywhere. Here’s what we can do about it

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Under Armour and The Nature Conservancy in California discuss why companies must come together to address the growing microplastics problem.

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Almost nowhere on Earth safe from PM2.5, says Melbourne study

Envirotec Magazine

Calcutta, India: In southern Asia and eastern Asia, more than 90% of days had daily PM 2.5 concentrations higher than 15 μg/m³. A seemingly world-first study of daily ambient fine particulate matter ( PM 2.5 ) across the globe reports that only 0.18% of the global land area and 0.001% of the global population are exposed to levels of PM 2.5 – the world’s leading environmental health risk factor – below levels of safety recommended by Word Health Organization (WHO).

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Sunverge Partners with Evergy for Advanced Residential Battery Pilot Program

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The Sunverge platform will be used by Evergy to control, orchestrate and aggregate residential energy storage, Eaton Energy smart circuit breakers and EV chargers, maximizing the value of distributed resources for both customers and the grid.

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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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Germany to build 25GW of “hydrogen ready” gas plants to back up wind and solar

Renew Economy

Germany will use auctions to ensure new gas power plants are built, used only as back-up, and converted to hydrogen “as soon as possible." The post Germany to build 25GW of “hydrogen ready” gas plants to back up wind and solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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AgroScout uses AI to remotely protect global crops

GreenBiz

AI and data-led precision agriculture innovator, AgroScout, provides real-time insights into crop management to drive food production supply and secure the future of food.

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Copper industry trade association pledges to reach net zero by 2050

Envirotec Magazine

Copper smelting at a metallurgical plant. Trade group with oversight on “the cornerstone material for a net-zero future ” sets out “ambitious plans” to reach net zero in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050, and significantly cut Scope 3 emissions. In a new roadmap launched on 8 March by the International Copper Association (ICA), one of the principal trade associations in the sector, members have seemingly aligned on an ambition to reach net zero in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2050, and work to

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Tesla Model Y teardown shows Toyota what it’s up against

Charged

The Tesla teardown is a staple of the EV literature. Teardown expert Sandy Munro has taken apart many a Tesla, with highly informative (and entertaining) results. Various legacy automakers have performed their own private teardowns—rumor has it that, when the Model 3 first appeared, a group of German automakers paid an enormous sum to have a couple of units shipped to Germany for their perusal.

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On anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, Australia must stand firm against nuclear

Renew Economy

Against the shadow of Fukushima, the latest pro-nuclear push in Australia is ill-judged, insensitive and wholly inappropriate. The post On anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, Australia must stand firm against nuclear appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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High Seas Treaty: UN member states seal historic deal to protect international waters

GreenBiz

New legal powers for countries to create protected areas in high seas are expected to be a major boost to hopes of delivering '30 x 30' biodiversity target.

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Brazilian group presents novel method of analyzing microplastic pollution

Envirotec Magazine

River landscape in Pantanal, Brazil. The last decade has seen some progress with studying plastic pollution, but there are still significant challenges, such as a lack of comparability of reported results, especially when it comes to microplastic particles. An article by three Brazilian researchers published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research aims to contribute to progress in this field by proposing a novel perspective on particle morphology.

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Lubrizol introduces new sulfur-free driveline lubricant technology for EV transmissions and e-axles

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Sponsored by Lubrizol. The explosion in EV uptake has created huge opportunities for innovations in the vehicle electrified powertrain, and the unprecedented rapid design of completely new lubricating fluids to allow the electrified powertrains to operate at their utmost efficiency. At the heart of the e-powertrain is the electric motor. Increasingly this is intentionally soaked with the lubricating fluid, which must directly cool and protect this vital component of the vehicle drive.

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Western Australia or Windy Australia? Latest data cements the west as best

Renew Economy

Western Australia's wind farms once again tops the performance charts in February, while wind helps squeeze out gas in the south. The post Western Australia or Windy Australia? Latest data cements the west as best appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Need sustainability advice? This company has used external experts for 30 years

GreenBiz

External advisory groups for sustainable business practices are still relatively rare. Dow's Sustainability External Advisory Council, or SEAC, was a first in the petrochemical industry.

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Falkirk Distillery deal will see whiskey by-products used for animal feed

Envirotec Magazine

From L-R: Dr Johann Partridge (MiAlgae), Rebecca Kean (Falkirk Distillery), Douglas Martin (MiAlgae), Fiona Stewart (Falkirk Distillery). A family-owned whisky distillery in the central belt of Scotland, Falkirk Distillery, has joined forces with biotechnology company MiAlgae in a bid to advance the use of circular economy principles in the whisky industry.

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Greenland’s marine ecosystem is experiencing a radical ‘regime change’

Grist

When marine biologist Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen began studying the boreal waters that surround Greenland 40 years ago, an inflatable raft carried him through vast expanses of polar pack ice, with narwhals and walruses frequently passing by. The astounding blue sea ice seemed almost inviolable in its grandeur. But with Greenland reaching its highest temperatures in the past 1,000 years , the scene is changing.

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Advanced solutions for large wire crimping (Webinar)

Charged

For harness makers, delivering quality high-voltage connections can be challenging when working with large gauge wires. This webinar will discuss the current challenges involved in preparing and terminating both copper and aluminium stranded high-voltage cables, specifically for the EV market, addressing new advancements in tooling needed to prepare and crimp large diameter cable.

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Why carbon accounting for food products needs an overhaul

GreenBiz

The World Wildlife Fund asserts that product-level emissions data for food products is meaningless without stronger standards and more detailed input factors.

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Report highlights importance of whole-process appraisal of AD

Envirotec Magazine

Matt Hale is International Sales & Marketing Director with HRS Heat Exchangers. By Matt Hale A new report published by the European Biogas Association (EBA) has highlighted that the true benefits of anaerobic digestion (AD) measured across the whole system, ‘far outweighs current production costs.’ This confirms our long-held view that in order for AD projects to be fully sustainable, both economically and environmentally, the entire process must be considered and optimised.

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