Rise in battery innovation key to clean energy transition
Improving the capacity to store electricity is playing a key role in the transition to clean energy technologies. Between 2005 and 2018, patenting activity in batteries and other electricity storage technologies grew at an average annual rate of 14% worldwide, four times faster than the average of all technology fields, according to a joint study published today by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Vehicle disposal: The environmental benefits of car scrappage
Governed by strict regulations designed to safeguard our planet, car scrappage unlocks a host of environmental benefits. The automotive industry is leading the way in recycling innovation on a global scale. Here, Scrap Car Comparison offer expert insight into the environmental benefits of car scrappage, and the three-step recycling process that’s followed when a vehicle is scrapped.
Recycle week 2020: What does my scrap car become?
With climate change continuing to intensify on a global scale, it is more important than ever to prioritise the role of recycling across all industries. The automotive industry is at the forefront of the recycling revolution, leading recycling innovation across the nation and beyond.
Partnership to advance Home Energy Management Systems
Schneider Electric has announced a partnership with geo (Green Energy Options), smart home energy company based in Cambridge, to accelerate the UK’s journey to net zero homes.
Energy chain helps generate environmentally friendly shore power
The e-loop energy supply series which increases safety and reduces procurement and installation time has been expanded to suit static applications, including shore power supplies. Shore power offers the provision of electrical power to a ship at berth so that its main and auxiliary engines can be shut down.
A greener planet with more sustainable materials
In modern history, the linear economy has been prevalent, with the input of raw materials for processing and use, followed by waste at the other end. As waste has piled up and as carbon emissions have instigated climate dangers, there is an increasing urgency to shift towards a circular economy. Here, Jordan Flagel, Guest Author at Matmatch, explains which materials to adopt in a circular economy.
Development of large-scale green hydrogen production systems
Global technology company, ABB and Hydrogen Optimized have agreed to jointly explore the development of large-scale green hydrogen production systems connected to the electrical grid to offer a clean, sustainable and affordable energy source.
Innovative companies changing the face of vertical farming
Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors under tightly controlled conditions, is continuing to expand rapidly. By using LED lighting tailored to the exact needs of the crop, alongside advanced hydroponic growing systems, and growing crops in vertically stacked trays, vertical farms can achieve yields hundreds of times higher than the same area of traditional farmland.
Digital event offers insight into future of energy storage
Following the success of Graphene For Energy Storage - a digital event to investigate the potential of nanomaterials in energy - the Graphene Flagship has launched its 'Graphene For' digital event series. The multi-event series will discuss the latest research and technologies from the realm of materials science.
Post-lockdown future looks green in the UK
Life after lockdown looks greener in the UK with 66% of Brits planning on making more eco-conscious choices to lead a more sustainable life after complete lockdown lifts, according to international research from bags and computing accessories brand, Targus.