Sustainable crop production
Using old mattresses to grow vegetables
Over 1500 Syrian refugees use mattress foam and recycled cups to build a hydroponic farming system for growing herbs and vegetables. Using 70 to 80% less water than traditional methods, this system could help other communities in dry climates to farm sustainably.
Offshore wind industry
Impressive order increase in first half of 2020
Orders have risen by 319% compared to 2019, making offshore wind the world’s fastest-growing industry. And yet, this seems to be only the start of an extraordinary boom as offshore wind has the potential to generate more than 18 times global electricity demand today.
Science & technology education
Teaching children to teach themselves
As COVID-19 forced more than 1 billion students out of school, it triggered the biggest educational technology implementation in history. That opens up a world of opportunities to transform how we teach and learn the science and technology skills that are crucial for our future.
Why hydrogen now?
Because climate, economy and finance say so
Three powerful drivers, climate, economy and finance, combine to push hydrogen forward. That unprecedented support is crucial to scale up hydrogen energy and achieve a clean energy store for long periods and large energy needs.
Collecting data to monitor climate change impact
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) collects data to monitor the climate and investigate how climate change impacts various sectors, including biodiversity. Based on these data, an online platform will be developed to address the needs of biodiversity and ecosystem experts.
Carbon capture & utilisation
A framework for commercial deployment
Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies close the circle of CO2 production and reuse. More than 100 associations, companies, universities and research institutes work with policy makers to develop a framework for commercial deployment in the fight against climate change.