Latest sustainable technology and innovation news

COVID-19 recovery

Energy efficiency key to green recovery

With a growing list of energy efficiency innovations, and digitalisation as proven game-changer, investments in energy efficiency can deliver substantial improvements. COVID-19 has suddenly pulled energy efficiency to the beating heart of global policymaking.

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Source: BloombergNEF
Offshore wind energy

A vision for 1,400 GW by 2050

The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore wind by 2050. Going beyond current offshore wind forecasts, that would power one-tenth of global electricity demand while saving over 3 billion tonnes of CO2 per year.

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Source: Global Wind Energy Council
Food systems

Time to make them climate & pandemic proof

The combination of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate food security and farmers’ livelihoods. We therefore must shift towards ‘agroecological’ practices that work with nature instead of against it and protect farmers that face spiralling debt.

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Source: Climate Home News
Cutting CO2 emissions

Decarbonisation of the wastewater industry

Tripling wastewater treatment by 2030 would significantly reduce energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions, as treating wastewater cuts its CO2 emissions to about one-third. The remaining one-third can be eliminated using digitalisation and variable speed drive control.

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Source: International Water Association
COVID-19 exposure

Disinfecting spaces with robots using UV-C light

The threat of spreading COVID-19 persists with every droplet dispersed into the air. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory designed a robotic system that uses UV-C light to disinfect surfaces and neutralize aerosolized forms of the coronavirus.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Sustainable supply chains

A transparent journey from crop to cup

The coffee industry’s fragmented nature is a big challenge to sustainability in supply chains. As pressure grows on the industry to incentivise sustainable farming, digital tools help achieve the transparency that is needed to develop a sustainable production process.

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Source: Eco-Business