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How using space tech helps humanity move toward a sustainable future today

The Environmental Blog

On October 4, EOS Data Analytics, a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics, and Greenpeace Global Mapping Hub organized a webinar on applications of satellite remote sensing and imagery analytics in farming, environmental monitoring, and social and environmental initiatives.

Electric Bus Boom: Northern Ireland Buying 100 Electric Buses

CleanTechnica

The UK’s Translink has announced that it is excited about the Department for Infrastructure providing £88 million in funding to buy 100 zero-emission electric buses as well as EV charging infrastructure to support them.

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Is bidirectional charging becoming more accessible?

GreenBiz

Widespread consumer adoption of bidirectional charging will require more affordable options. Sono Motors' upcoming electric vehicle — priced at less than $30,000 — might gain traction

Recycling in the Office: The In’s and Out’s of Setting Up an At-Work Recycling Program

Green Business Bureau

With more companies taking the leap into sustainability these days, recycling in the office has become one of the top green initiatives for corporate sustainability programs. The fact is: All companies, even those with remote workforces, generate some form of waste.

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 Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

How the private sector can help mitigate climate change

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Companies can drive collaborative actions towards preserving nature and reducing climate impact

World needs ambitious target of 0% new plastic waste by 2040

Envirotec Magazine

The United Nations is being urged to make a bold pledge and set a target of zero for new plastic pollution by 2040 in its upcoming Global Treaty to End Plastic Pollution.

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Water Sustainability: What Does It Mean For Business?

Green Business Bureau

In this article, we discuss how business ties to water sustainability, the dangers of water scarcity, along with strategies for lowering water usage. Impacts of Water Scarcity.

9 ways the circular economy can help avert the climate crisis

GreenBiz

Circular economy strategies can complement decarbonization measures and support scaling the clean energy transition

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California utility selects thermal hydrolysis systems for biosolids digesters

Envirotec Magazine

San Francisco Public Utilities (SFPUC) has selected three Cambi thermal hydrolysis technology systems for new biosolids digester facilities. The technology will allow the SFPUC to enhance odour control, boost energy recovery, and reduce the plant’s environmental footprint.

NI announces its highest-performing EV battery cycler to date

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Battery labs need power—lots of power—in order to test batteries by cycling them over and over. NI , a provider of automated testing and measurement systems, keeps turning up the voltage. The company has just unveiled its highest-voltage EV battery cycler to date, the High Power System-17000.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Water Trends for 2023

U.S. Green Technology

Adoption of efficient technologies and strategies will see an uptick What can we expect in the field of water management in 2023? Primary pressures expected to intensify include climate change, the infrastructure crisis, and growing urban water demand.

Leveraging corporate cash to scale climate solutions

GreenBiz

A synopsis of the recent Drawdown Labs webinar about financed emissions

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Pre-treatment boosts efficiency of converting sewage to biogas

Envirotec Magazine

A research team from Washington State University has tested a pretreatment technology that they say improves the conversion of sewage sludge to biogas. The approach adds an extra step to typical treatments and uses oxygen-containing high pressure steam to break down sewage sludge.

Researchers achieve a breakthrough in the development of lithium metal batteries

Charged

A team of researchers working in collaboration with the Nagoya Institute of Technology has discovered a new mechanism to stabilize the lithium metal electrode and electrolyte in lithium metal batteries.

The myth of ‘home-compostable’ plastics

Grist

As single-use plastics fall further out of favor among environmentally-conscious consumers and governments, many companies are turning to newer materials that they say will break down in people’s backyard composting bins.

Blue carbon will be the next frontier of carbon crediting

GreenBiz

The ocean and surrounding coastlands is a vast carbon sink that has yet to be fully tapped while offsetters and companies are chomping at the bit

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Waste crime will not be solved by banning plastic exports, says recycling trade association

Envirotec Magazine

The Recycling Association has warned that waste crime will continue to happen, even if exports of plastics for recycling are banned.

Dongfeng Fukang ES600 uses CATL’s battery swap solution

Charged

Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) and Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile (DPCA) are collaborating on a battery swap project that uses CATL’s EVOGO system.

5 Ways to Make Your Coffee Routine More Eco-Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide. Did you know that around 166.63 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee were consumed worldwide in 2020/2021? Can you imagine how significant an impact that had on our planet?

COP27: The business imperative

GreenBiz

This year, money reigns supreme

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Planning system change is ‘remarkable’ step forward for renewables industry in Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

Wind turbines at Ardrossan in North Ayrshire. A new planning system designed by The Scottish Government has been described as “a remarkable and major step forward” by Scotland’s renewable energy industry.

ZF’s new e-axle for pickup trucks features 800 V SiC inverters

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ZF has introduced an e-axle designed for Class 1-6 pickup trucks in the North American market. The eBeam Axle is composed of a motor, transmission, solid axle and the company’s 800 V SiC inverters.

Why Is Diesel Being Exported During A Shortage?

R-Squared Energy

Following my recent article — Why The U.S. Has A Diesel Shortage — one reader pointed out that I omitted one factor from my analysis. Even as the U.S. grapples with one of the worst diesel shortages on record, U.S. companies are exporting more than a million barrels of distillates a day. That’s a fair point, but it isn’t a new development. companies have been exporting more than a million barrels a day of distillates for about a decade. The obvious question, then, is why this is being done.

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Why Amazon is putting $53 million toward climate funding for women

GreenBiz

Tech giant Amazon will encourage members of the Climate Pledge to step up their support of gender equity in climate solutions

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Forensics used to reverse the decline of biodiversity in Europe

Envirotec Magazine

Image credit: Barnaby_S , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license. Staffordshire University is contributing forensic intelligence to an ambitious project which aims to protect endangered species like wolf, bear, lynx, and sturgeon in remote areas of Europe.

Skeleton Technologies launches supercapacitor/battery, joins coalition to electrify mining

Charged

Skeleton Technologies has introduced a new product that combines supercapacitors and batteries, and has joined a coalition of nine members, including Shell , that aims to electrify mining equipment. The SuperBattery doesn’t use any cobalt, copper, nickel or graphite.

Happy Veterans Day

Mosaic

Today, we want to recognize the Mosaician team members, partners and homeowners who have served in the U.S. armed forces. According to the Department of Energy, The U.S. clean energy power industry employs veterans at a higher rate than the national average.

A deforestation roadmap that leaves a lot to be desired

GreenBiz

COP 27 started with the announcement of a plan to end deforestation in the soy, palm oil and beef but experts think it's without backbone or bite

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£400k BEIS funding for project to explore green hydrogen potential for Sheffield’s steelmakers

Envirotec Magazine

The project will partner with other industry located at E.ON’s Blackburn Meadows renewable energy park.

Bosch begins motor production at Charleston plant, invests $260 million in expansion

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Bosch has begun production of electric motors at its Charleston, South Carolina manufacturing facility. The company plans to invest an additional $260 million to further expand production of electrification products at the site.

How climate change creates risks and opportunities for agricultural finance

EDF + Business

As climate change threatens agricultural production around the world, the agricultural finance institutions that work with farmers also face growing risk to their businesses — as well as untapped opportunities to help farmers prepare for climate impacts.

Sustainability roles: A work in progress

GreenBiz

The human resources department needs to get prepared for the coming influx of sustainability professions

Achieving net zero is the most ambitious engineering project ever, says IMechE report

Envirotec Magazine

We need to switch from fossil fuel to low-carbon energy in less than 30 years. Many challenges to make low carbon technologies robust, reliable, and cost effective. New skills and qualifications will be needed to underpin Net Zero.

Mercedes-Benz unveils electric trucks for construction site applications

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks presented several battery-electric trucks for construction site applications at this year’s bauma construction industry trade show in Munich.

Edgecom Energy: Water and Energy Management Software Helping Organizations Operate Efficiently and Sustainably

Green Business Bureau

Water and energy management software with sustainability as a core business offering. Edgecom Energy Inc is energy management software that works to reduce energy costs and emissions for large energy users by helping decision-makers understand, improve and control how they consume water and energy.