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26 August 2021 by April Chepovs...

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First container ship to operate on carbon neutral methanol
Maersk plans to run a small container ship on e-methanol as early as 2023. 10,000 tonnes of carbon neutral methanol will be produced using solar powered electrolysis (to get the Hydrogen molecules) plus biogenic CO2 - extracted from biomass by rotting, combustion or other processing. Biogenic CO2 is considered "carbon neutral" if when accounting for the living plant absorbing CO2 whilst alive and releasing it when dead, there has been no net increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a life-cycle basis. https://www.maersk.com/news/articles/2021/08/18/maersk-secures-green-e-methanol
22 August 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Just add water - High-performance, water-based supercapacitors
If you want a safe, clean and cheap product, simply don't use hazardous, toxic or rare materials when you build it. At Allegro Energy ( https://allegro.energy ), we followed exactly this strategy when we were looking for a sustainable energy storage option that is also compatible with a circular economy. So not only have we developed a water-based super- or ultracapacitor with the highest reported voltage to date, but also one that costs a fraction of the price compared to current technology. More details can be found here:https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com/2021/07/28/aussie-sta
20 August 2021 by Thomas Nann

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Energy storing bricks
Scientists have found a way to store energy in the red bricks that are used to build houses. Researchers led by Washington University in St Louis, in Missouri, US, have developed a method that can turn the cheap and widely available building material into “smart bricks” that can store energy like a battery. Although the research is still in the proof-of-concept stage, the scientists claim that walls made of these bricks “could store a substantial amount of energy” and can “be recharged hundreds of thousands of times within an hour”.Source: https://www.sciencefocus.com/future-technology/future-technology-22-ideas-about-to-change-our-world/
14 August 2021 by Osan

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Pink Hydrogen - Yea or Nay?
Hydrogen produced from electrolysis using nuclear fuel is dubbed “pink hydrogen”. The EU relies on nuclear energy for about 25% of its energy needs. But these powerplants can't produce electricity as cheaply as renewable sources on strong sunny/windy days. So do you decommission them or keep them?  A new proposal to divert nuclear power during the day to an electrolyzer to produce clean hydrogen, while also capturing the waste heat to further improve efficiency of the process, appears to be a new way to maximise nuclear assets. But the jury is still out - watch this space. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-01/hydrogen-goes-nuclear-as-u-k-reactor-pivots-toward-renewables
2 August 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Untrashing the Planet with Sunnies
Get your hands on a pair of recycled sunnies - beautifully & sustainably designed, fun and customisable made in Sydney, Australia.Every aspect of the untrashing is part of  the brand from design, manufacturing, packaging to shipping, ocean cleanups & energy consumption. Good Citizens has teamed up with C2Zero in a clever partnership to make their sunnies carbon neutral. Help raise awareness of the single-use plastic issue - any attention is good intention!https://www.goodcitizens.com.auhttps://www.c2zero.net/good-citizens/10kg
26 July 2021 by Madeline Cunn...