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.
Scaling up carbon dioxide removal to 4000 tons per year
Climeworks has signed agreements with both Carbfix and ON Power to lay the foundation for a new plant that will significantly scale-up carbon dioxide removal and storage in Iceland. The new plant will be able to permanently remove 4000 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per year.
Lincolnshire prepares to power the nation with green energy
This week, offshore wind power developer, Ørsted have conducted a cable pull in at Lincolnshire’s Horseshoe Point beach. The operation saw 39km of cable being installed onshore in preparation for Ørsted’s latest and largest offshore wind farm.
Women in Africa at the forefront of materials innovation
A packaging deal with an ethical skincare manufacturer signals the start of an exciting new partnership for Teysha Technologies. The company, who has pioneered a naturally derived 'second generation bioplastic', has signed up to work with the Kind Planet Company in a move that supports the global empowerment of women and minorities in marginalised African communities and its desire to purge the oceans of plastic waste.
The tech underpinning a green recovery
The unforeseeable global emergence of COVID-19 has reshaped much of society as we know it. As countries around the world responded to the pandemic, we saw a significant decline in carbon emissions globally - so much so that the International Energy Agency (IEA) anticipates an 8% drop in annual emissions in 2020. As the UK’s lockdown eases, many leaders are calling for a green economic recovery that maintains lower emissions. Here, Matthew S...
The broken promises of plastic substitutes
From paper straws and cotton bags to paper composite drinks cartons and glass bottles, environmental concerns have driven several changes in the food and packaging industry, in recent years. Many of these shifts have emerged as a knee-jerk reaction to consumer anti-plastic sentiment, but these abrupt alterations are not as environmentally-sound as they might first appear. Here, Dr Ashlee Jahnke, Research Director of biodegradable biopla...
COVID-19 accelerates the energy transition
The past year has been an unprecedented time, with COVID-19 having an immediate and significant impact on all aspects of the energy sector. Despite the dramatic consequences COVID-19 is having on the global economy, Lux Research has predicted the energy transition will be accelerated by several years.
Renewable solutions to stop global warming at 1.5°C
DNV GL has published a new report outlining how the energy transition can be accelerated through the rapid uptake of renewable energy to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Wide bandgap enabling a bright future for solar power
Of the various forms of renewable energy in use, solar and wind power have become the most often deployed and are responsible for the majority of clean, renewable power generated. Here Brandon Becker, Product Line Manager, ON Semiconductor has explained how wide bandgap can further enable solar power.
Graphene and related materials inks improve solar cells
Imagine the environmental benefits if we could all simply paint solar cells onto the roof of our houses, or onto any surface for that matter. We could do this using Perovskite Solar Cells (PSC), but, due to their instability, they have not yet been widely introduced. Now, researchers from the Graphene Flagship have developed hybrids of graphene and molybdenum disulphide quantum dots to stabilise PSCs.