Energy storage: a global enabler for world energy transition
The energy crisis and decarbonisation requirements speed up the process of finding alternative solutions, and energy storage plays an important role in applications such as electric vehicle applications and renewable energy.
How can engineers influence ESG outcomes?
Environmental, Social and Governance, ESG for short, has become an increasingly important factor in both the strategy and vision of corporations, and in the technology and vendor selections they make.
Upskilling future talent to ensure a smooth transition to sustainable mobility
The world is facing a global skills shortage of epic proportions. It’s the most severe of the past 16 years. According to a recent survey published by workforce solutions provider ManpowerGroup, 75% of employers questioned reported difficulty filling roles. Hilit Bar-lev, VP HR of StoreDot – developers of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles – further discusses.
Energy management optimisation enabled by Conrad
Saving, generating, and using energy: spotting and tapping into the potential of building service technology.
SUNOTEC builds solar parks with an output of 2.3GW
Last year, SUNOTEC delivered photovoltaic projects with an output of around 2.3 gigawatts peak (GWp). By way of comparison, the whole of France built PV plants supplying 2.7GWp in the same twelve-month period. 2022 turned out to be the most successful year in the company’s history, as the company in the construction of ground-mounted photovoltaic plants connected more than 70 new solar parks to the grid in Europe.
5 ways engineers are helping to reduce climate change
Greenhouse gas emissions are around 50% higher than they should be. We are living in a world tarnished by global warming. End of the world films no longer seem like far-off, natty escapism but instead are a very real concern.
UK gov’t green-light bottle deposit return scheme
A new plastic bottle deposit return scheme – to tackle more of the 13bn plastic bottles produced every year – was given the UK government’s go ahead on 20th January 2023. But igus assert they have already paved the way with its popular “chainge” scheme for end-of-life e-chains and its brand new cable recycling programme.
Plastic carbon reduction for new vehicles by digitising sustainable compounds
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division and Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe (SPC Europe), a manufacturer of thermoplastic compounds, have partnered to digitise the performance of new sustainable automotive-grade polypropylene (PP) compounds, enabling engineers to design components that are more recyclable and offer a lower carbon footprint for future vehicles.
L-Charge named as a 2022 World Future Awards winner
L-Charge has been recognised for the development of a fast, off-grid, mobile EV-charging solution that uses clean fuels to generate power onboard, eliminating the need for any power grid connection.
Increasing energy storage: an alternative to avoiding blackouts
As Western nations continue to battle a global energy crisis arising from supply-side issues, many countries are taking measures to keep the lights on and avoid blackouts.