Latest sustainable technology and innovation news

Electricity out of thin air

Air-gen device generates clean energy 24/7

Laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created the new Air-gen device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from air moisture. The new technology is non-polluting, renewable, low-cost and can generate power in areas with low humidity.

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Source: The Engineer
BP sets bold agenda

Planning to eliminate CO2 emissions

BP’s CEO set out the boldest climate plan of any major oil company, pledging to eliminate almost all of the carbon emissions from its operations and the fuel it sells to customers. This sets an ambitious agenda for what’s becoming an existential challenge for the oil industry.

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Source: Bloomberg Green
Nike reaches green milestone

On track to use 100% renewables by 2025

Nike’s North American facilities are now fully powered by renewable energy. Avangrid Renewables completed commissioning of a 307-megawatt wind farm in Texas. Nike is buying 100 megawatts of the power the wind farm generates.

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Source: Portland Business Journal
Doubling down

Europe's low-carbon investment opportunity

For the EU to meet its net-zero target by 2050, the economy must rapidly decarbonise. More investment is needed in transformational technologies – particularly in the materials sector. A new report reveals current levels of low-carbon capital investment must double.

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Source: CDP Global
Climate action

Europe front-runner in response to climate change

Europe will do what it takes to unlock the investment, innovation and the creativity that is needed for the green transition. This push is reflected in the EU Commission’s Green Deal, the most comprehensive response to the climate emergency the world has seen so far.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Harnessing the sun

Bringing fresh water to remote communities

Researchers at the University of Bath developed a desalination process using a 3D-printed system. As the process can be operated in mobile solar-powered units, it has the potential to supply communities in remote and disaster-struck areas with fresh water.

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Source: University of Bath