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24 09 2021 | 14:33

World’s First Battery-Powered Freight Train Unveiled in Pittsburgh

The world's first ever battery-electric freight train was unveiled in Pittsburgh on Friday.

24 09 2021 | 14:26

Global windfarm installations expected to surge after Covid drop, says report

Offshore energy boom in China will grow world’s windfarm capacity by more than 12GW in 2021. Windfarm installations are expected to double to record global levels this year, after a short-lived…

17 09 2021 | 15:58

How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species

The discarding of fish at sea – known as “bycatch” – happens when fish have no commercial value or annual quotas for a commercial species are limited. It is widely regarded as a wasteful and…

10 09 2021 | 13:11

Hi-tech wooden flooring can turn footsteps into electricity

Swiss scientists develop prototype ‘nanogenerator’ that produces renewable energy when trodden on Scientists have developed technology that can turn footsteps into electricity. By tapping into an…

10 09 2021 | 13:04

World’s biggest machine capturing carbon from air turned on in Iceland

Operators say the Orca plant can suck 4,000 tonnes of CO2 out of the air every year and inject it deep into the ground to be mineralised. The world’s largest plant designed to suck carbon dioxide…

09 09 2021 | 13:31

Fighting the climate crisis? It’s a no-brainer

Debbie Colson says the chancellor’s short-sighted approach to spending upfront will lead to a far larger global disaster

09 09 2021 | 12:59

#Elxn44 Opinion: Online Climate Simulator Can Point Campaign Discussions to Solutions that Work

If massive public investment in renewable energy were only enough on its own to draw average global warming down to 3.5°C, but fossil fuel and methane reductions brought the world within reach of 1.5…

03 09 2021 | 13:58

‘They said we were eccentrics’: the UK team developing clean aviation fuel

In the search for sustainable flying, Cranfield University might have found the answer in hydrogen. This row of brick sheds, locked away down overgrown country lanes in Bedfordshire, feels a long…

25 08 2021 | 13:46

Biochar can help us keep climate change at bay and more food on the table, according to a new meta-study

I’m always down with more food and fewer heatwaves. Biochar — organic material baked in oxygen-starved environments — can help power up the agriculture industry while also fighting against climate…

25 08 2021 | 12:46

Turbines use wind from passing traffic to generate power

Device can also be installed in places unsuitable for traditional turbines Istanbul has installed wind turbines that generate electricity using the air turbulence generated by traffic. ENLIL is a…

23 08 2021 | 12:53

Swedish company makes world’s first delivery of ‘Green Steel’ made without using coal

‘Test delivery is an important step toward a fully fossil-free iron and steel production value chain’ Swedish joint venture Hybrit has made the world’s first customer delivery of “green steel,”…

23 08 2021 | 12:27

DS Smith to explore use of seaweed as alternative fibre source for paper and packaging

The rising demand for sustainable goods has led DS Smith to explore the opportunities for using seaweed fibres as an alternative fibre resource. The global packaging producer are in talks with…

18 08 2021 | 11:00

How Ghana’s DigiExt helps farm cooperatives develop and grow

Ghanaian agri-tech startup DigiExt is helping farm cooperatives grow via a variety of tech-based platforms and then assisting them in selling their produce to processing companies and export agencies…

09 08 2021 | 15:45

EDF’s plans to produce pink hydrogen at proposed 3.2GW nuclear plant are 'daft': Liebreich

French utility wants to divert nuclear power to electrolysers at times when the supply of wind and solar is high, but 'the economics won't work', argues the influential independent analyst. EDF is…

03 08 2021 | 10:25

345 - MW Texas Wind - to - Hydrogen Project is Biggest in US

Growing demand for hydrogen-based technology is driving renewable energy expansion in Texas—including the largest wind-powered hydrogen project in the U.S. The 345-MW wind-to-power project is the…

03 08 2021 | 10:19

Delayed Bulgana wind-battery hub to enter full production by 2022

French renewable and battery storage developer Neoen says it expects its heavily delayed Bulgana wind and battery hub in western Victoria to be in full production by the end of the year. The Bulgana…

03 08 2021 | 10:14

‘Lightbulb moment’: the battery technology invented in a Brisbane garage that is going global

Dominic Spooner’s startup Vaulta is working on a reusable battery casing to create less waste and a lighter product As some of the world’s largest companies invest billions to advance battery…

26 07 2021 | 00:49

First Ivorian-based innovation wins the Africa prize for engineering innovation

Chemical Engineer Noël N’guessan has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation with a biowaste equipment innovation for smallholder farmers in West Africa to…

23 07 2021 | 10:32

UK Government and Ofgem unveil new plan for smart technologies and data to future-proof UK energy

The UK Government and Ofgem have announced plans for smart technologies to help consumers cut their bills and boost energy efficiency. Published jointly by the government and Ofgem, the Smart…

17 07 2021 | 11:12

Solar Energy Job Market Heats Up Globally

"I really like my job, I'm excited and I'm learning a lot," says Fabian Rojas. The 26-year-old Argentinian has been working since last October for a small company near the western German city of…