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17 08 2022 | 17:06

AFRICA: 2022 ‘Franco-Fil’ competition accelerates on the SDGs

The French-based Société d'encouragement pour l'industrie nationale (SEIN) and the Conférence permanente des chambres consulaires africaines et francophones (CPCCAF) are launching a call for projects…

07 08 2022 | 08:22

AFRICA: In November 2022, the 6th Emerging Valley accelerates sustainable innovation

How to ensure energy and food security in Africa through digital advances? This question will be at the centre of discussions at the sixth edition of the Emerging Valley summit, which takes place…

07 08 2022 | 08:17

AFRICA: H2O Securities launches 1st crypto water token and raises $150m

South African company H2O Securities, which focuses on financing water supply infrastructure, is launching the first crypto token dedicated to this critical sector. The innovation has already…

28 07 2022 | 20:30

Global bioenergy market projected to nearly double in value by 2030

The global bioenergy market was worth $116.5 billion in 2021. It is expected to reach $229 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 7.7% during the forecast period (2022–…

19 07 2022 | 12:13

EGYPT: MIGA guarantees $98 million to refinance six solar farms in Benban

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is guaranteeing $98.3 million for the refinancing of six solar photovoltaic plants owned by Scatec and Africa50 in the Benban complex in Egypt.…

12 07 2022 | 07:50

AFRICA: 10 start-ups run for the second phase of the Afri-Plastics competition

As part of the second phase of the Afri-Plastics initiative organized by Nesta Challenges, 10 African start-ups have been selected to present their sustainable solutions for plastic waste management…

12 07 2022 | 07:47

AFRICA: Med’Innovant Africa 2022 accelerates innovation for sustainable cities

The third edition of the Med'Innovant Africa competition is launched. The initiative organized by Euroméditerranée, a French public urban development institution, targets the innovations of African…

05 07 2022 | 08:44

First Kenyan wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for portable vaccine fridge

Portable, solar-powered fridge solution to store and transport medicines wins the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation The winner, Norah Magero, is the first Kenyan to win the award Applications…

26 06 2022 | 07:47

DRC: University of Kinshasa call for projects for 15 sustainable innovations

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the University of Kinshasa is launching a call for projects to fund 15 technological innovations that address antimicrobial resistance through…

01 05 2022 | 14:36

Singapore firm gets a US$18m loan to build food storage and processing facilities in Nigeria

IFC support for the commodity trader Robust International could help optimise agriculture value chains The International Financial Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank has…

18 04 2022 | 15:40

UNDP announces US$2.2 million in grants to local innovators to accelerate local climate action across 19 countries

UNDP and Adaptation Innovation Marketplace partners, with support from Adaptation Fund and European Union, announce US$2.2 million in grants to local innovators to accelerate local climate action…

04 12 2021 | 09:12

China creates vast research infrastructure to support ambitious climate goals

Carbon-neutrality institutes, and other initiatives to support a pledge to achieve net zero by 2060, are popping up like mushrooms across China. China, the world’s top carbon emitter, has for the…

28 11 2021 | 08:30

Cameroonian Fishermen Harvest Invasive Aquatic Fern to Create Energy Source

DIZANGUÉ, CAMEROON —  Cameroon's largest lake, Lake Ossa, has been invaded by Salvinia molesta, an aquatic fern native to Brazil that hinders navigation, makes fishing impossible and blocks water…

18 11 2021 | 10:09

The cool tech Mat Santamouris is working on now

Mat Santamouris will detail at Moonshot 2030 how his building coating product can slash ambient heat from 40 degrees to 25 degrees on materials with his coating. See him speak on Tuesday during the…

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…

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,”…

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