Latest sustainable technology and innovation news

Microplastic pollution
Circular Economy

Smallest particles no longer slipping through the net

Microplastics occur in our food and drinking water, and at least the smaller specimens are absorbed into the body during digestion. A breakthrough development enables to evaluate their possible effect on different ecosystems and on human health in particular.

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Source: VITO
Making food out of thin air

New protein powder could feed billions

The Finnish company Solar Foods plans to bring to market a new protein powder made out of CO2, water and electricity. The high-protein, flour-like ingredient tastes like wheat flour and could become an ingredient in a wide variety of food products after its launch in 2021.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Building a greener economy

Top 5 emerging markets for clean energy investment

The Climatescope survey profiles 104 emerging markets worldwide and evaluates their ability to attract capital for low-carbon energy sources while building a greener economy. The top 5 emerging markets include India, Chile, Brazil, China and Kenya.

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Source: BloombergNEF
Geothermal on the rise

Top 10 geothermal countries

Global geothermal power generation capacity stood at 15,406 MW in 2019, with the top 10 geothermal countries contributing over 90%. With addition of 759 MW in capacity, this is the largest annual growth of geothermal in the past 20 years.

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Source: ThinkGeoEnergy
10 predictions for 2020

Energy, vehicles & sustainability

A record year of wind installations, driven by a towering 69 GW of new onshore capacity. That’s just one prediction by BloombergNEF for what 2020 will bring for the low-carbon transition. Companies and investors are more than ever committed to a cleaner future.

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Source: BloombergNEF
50th WEF Annual Meeting

Young change-makers at Davos 2020

“Engaging all stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world” was at the heart of Davos 2020, the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. For the first time, Davos opened its doors to teenagers fighting on the frontlines to secure a better future for our planet.

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Source: World Economic Forum