Ricardo/’RiCK’ curated information services on hydrogen developments
As industry, governments and regulators strive to decarbonise transportation of all kinds - from automotive to marine, rail and aviation - hydrogen is becoming the focus of significant additional interest both as a fuel and as an energy vector and store.
Pan-European consortium for green energy deal
Signify, HEINEKEN, Nouryon and Philips have formed the first consortium to sign a Pan-European green energy deal securing additional renewable electricity for Europe. The four companies have a shared vision to further reduce CO2 emissions in support of the UN Paris Agreement and the European Green Deal objectives.
STMicroelectronics to be carbon neutral by 2027
STMicroelectronics has announced its goal to become carbon neutral by 2027, the earliest date anticipated for any semiconductor company globally.
Top universities need to step up sustainability teaching
Research conducted by EIT InnoEnergy has revealed that the world’s top ten universities including the University of Cambridge and Harvard University offer, on average, 2.8 courses focusing on sustainability and energy, compared to a global average of 5.6, as the accelerator calls for a more robust and comprehensive decarbonisation outlook by all major education players.
Building begins on Orca direct air capture plant
‘Orca’ is the name of Climeworks’ new direct air capture plant in Iceland. It will take carbon dioxide removal to the next level: it combines Climeworks' direct air capture technology with the underground storage of carbon dioxide provided by Carbfix on a much larger scale, capturing 4’000 tons of CO2 per year.
CPI and 3D Bio-Tissues advance cellular meat production
CPI has announced the commencement of a project in collaboration with 3D Bio-Tissues (3DBT) to develop an improved growth media for culturing meat cells in a lab environment to advance cellular meat production. The project aims to increase cultured meat yields and remove the need for animal-derived products, making cellular agriculture as sustainable and economical as possible.
A new technology for wind turbine foundations
The Hamburg start-up company ANKER Foundations has developed a new type of technology for building foundations for wind turbines. The young company is using its technology to solve the problems associated with classic foundation construction.
Graphene Flagship works towards sustainability goals
Does science have a responsibility to be sustainable? The Graphene Flagship, one of the European Commission’s biggest research projects, is working to bring graphene out of labs and into society. But, what kind of impact will graphene have on daily life? In this article Vincenzo Palermo, Vice Director of the Graphene Flagship, discusses how they are spearheading towards sustainability.
Biodegradable packaging alternative containing graphene
UK biotech company Toraphene is preparing to unveil the world's first truly biodegradable, compostable and commercially viable alternative to plastic packaging. The company has developed a new material, also called Toraphene, that uses biopolymers that compost naturally and biodegrade without human intervention, even in the ocean.
Tripling renewables investment to reach climate goal
Global renewables investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at $351bn in 2017, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). The 2020 edition of ‘Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance’ highlights however, that while a cumulative $1.8tn were invested during the five-year period, the amount falls short to achieve the global climate comm...