Latest sustainable technology and innovation news

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
New catalyst in town

Upgrading CO2 using renewable energy

A team of researchers from Canada and the U.S. produced a new catalyst transforming CO2 into textiles, paints, diapers… or even spirits. The source of electricity required to upgrade CO2 into hydrocarbons can be perfectly renewable, such as solar, wind or hydraulic energy.

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Source: Interesting Engineering
The Carbon Clean200

Leading the transition to a clean energy future

Around two-thirds of the world’s population now live in countries in which wind or solar are the lowest-cost ways of generating power. With economics shifting in favour of clean energy, investors look to pinpoint the companies leading the way to a clean energy future.

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Source: Corporate Knights
Solar water farm

Drinking water supply for 35,000 people daily

Due to a drought, residents of the coastal village of Kiunga in Kenya were forced to drink water from saltwater wells, a practice that may result in kidney failure. Powerwall batteries and solar panels are now being used to make saltwater suitable for drinking.

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Source: Tesmanian