Call for nominations: The United Nation’s Young Champions of the Earth 2019

The 2019 Young Champions of the Earth will be given a platform to become change agents, protecting the environment through their revolutionary ideas and radical innovation for people, planet and even for profit.
Application Deadline in 9 days

EU Call for Proposals: Bioclimatic approaches for improving energy performance in buildings in Africa and Europe

Proposals should study the performance of a selection of European and African local bioclimatic building designs, local construction materials and techniques to determine how they could be utilized to increase the energy performance, living quality and sustainability of buildings in targeted geographical zones in Africa and their climatic and socio-economic conditions. Proposals should promote innovations, including bioclimatic approaches, to enable adaptation of local materials and techniques to current building design and construction practices and lifestyles. They should include maximizing passive cooling, passive ventilation, natural light gains and suitability for specific local climate conditions (e.g. stark rains). They should investigate how sustainable supply chains of local materials could be established or improved to cope with fast paces of construction, contributing to the support of local businesses. They should foster exchange and mutual learning between European and African stakeholders (policy-makers, architects, auditors, building sector private companies) for better regulation and implementation of locally adapted bioclimatic construction approaches.
Application Deadline in 5 months

Facebook Call for Proposals: Computer Vision for Global Challenges

Facebook is calling for proposals for pilot and early-stage research that extends computer vision technologies in developing countries. We specifically seek projects that address the technical challenges impeding computer vision in these contexts, including data and hardware limitations and better integration of new information sources, such as high-resolution satellite imagery. Competitive applications will similarly leverage computer vision to achieve global development priorities, especially those captured in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Application Deadline in a month

EU's Call for Proposals: Horizon prize for CO2 reuse

The prize will induce actors in the field of CO2 utilisation to do more to enhance their processes and products so that they reduce atmospheric emissions of CO2. It aims also to mobilise and enhance private R&I investment, attract non-traditional players, create new partnerships and incentivise researchers and innovators to enhance efforts to abate emissions of anthropogenic CO2 to atmosphere.
Application Deadline in 11 days

Call for Proposals: Energy for those in need

Possible solutions we are looking at could include new innovative and sustainable technologies not necessarily based on renewables, the revival of ancient low-cost techniques and knowledge as well as the vast array of services that increase the energetic resilience of a whole community.
Application Deadline in 9 months

Let get inspired by innovation and win together in 2019

With the convergence of artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, blockchain and additive manufacturing technologies, we are at the dawn of disruptive innovation that will impact businesses and enterprises worldwide.

Call for applications: The Expo 2020 Dubai - Innovation impact grant program

Expo Live’s flagship Innovation Impact Grant Programme will award injection funds up to USD 100,000 to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world whose solutions generate social value and are in line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Applications are closed

Stanford researchers develop a rooftop device that can make solar power and cool buildings

A new rooftop device under development will be able to produce electricity from sunlight while also beaming heat directly into space to cool buildings.

European Commission and Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy launch €100 million clean energy investment fund

Breakthrough Energy Europe links public funding with long-term risk capital so that clean energy research and innovation can be brought to market faster and more efficiently. With a capitalisation of €100 million, the fund will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting energy efficiency in the areas of electricity, transport, agriculture, manufacturing, and buildings. It isa pilot project that can serve as a model for similar initiatives in other thematic areas.

Call for Proposals on Joint Innovation Projects between France and Singapore

Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods which have strong potential for the French, Singaporean and/or international market.

Call for innovative solutions for leak detection in heating networks

The purpose of this call for projects is to find a technology that will allow us to provide a system that complements the solutions that are currently being used (see annex for details of the solutions being used) to locate leaks in hot and overheated water networks.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018

The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards support and celebrate inspirational young people from all over the world who have existing initiatives, products or services tackling some of the planet’s biggest sustainability challenges.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Banana peels based bio-plastic

Making bio-plastic from banana peels instead of the traditional petroleum-based plastic is believed to be a successful solution to increase the efficiency of plastic industry.
10 months ago

Finland's INTENS project to focus on energy efficiency improvement and emissions reduction of ship energy systems

INTENS, a VTT-coordinated Finnish research-industry collaborative consortium, has jointly committed over €13 million in the next three years, with the ardent funding support of €5.6 million from Business Finland, to proactively advancing, promoting and digitalizing Finnish marine industries and beyond, specially focusing on energy efficiency improvement and emissions reduction of ship energy systems.
a year ago

Supporting Climate-Smart Development for the Global Public Good

In the past 10 years, the WBG-China energy relationship has focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy development. The World Bank Group has successfully introduced market-based mechanisms to promote energy efficiency, supported the establishment of an enabling environment for increased investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and promoted renewable energy technology improvement for higher quality and lower costs.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Conversion of captured CO2

Development of energy-efficient and economically and environmentally viable CO2 conversion technologies for chemical energy storage or displacement of fossil fuels that allow for upscaling in the short to medium term.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: High-quality organic fertilisers from biogas digestate

Projects shall develop treatment technologies to convert digestate into a suitable fertiliser or soil amender. They could focus on a specific digestate type or develop a flexible process covering a variety of digestates.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Make Our Planet Great Again - Call for proposals for financing of master’s excellence grants

Three broad research themes are prioritized: earth systems, climate change and sustainability, and the energy transition.
Applications are closed
a year ago

ADB Projects in Cambodia, Mongolia, Tajikistan Secure GCF Funding

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has secured $190 million in total funding comprising of $85 million in grants and $105 million in concessional loans from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for its climate change projects in Cambodia, Mongolia, and Tajikistan, shoring up the bank’s efforts to increase its climate financing for the Asia and Pacific region.
a year ago

Inclusive Climate-Smart Finance (in Africa) – Reaching those most in need

Addressing the climate challenge rests inter alia on the availability of adequate and sustainable climate-smart finance, along with properly designed mechanisms for its smooth provision.
a year ago

European Space Agency's Call for Proposals: Organic Best Practices & Ecosystem Preservation

The European Space Agency’s Organic Best Practices & Ecosystem Preservation Kick-Start Activity offers support and funding to companies looking to develop space empowered services for the preservation of our environment.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: EIC Horizon Prize for 'Innovative Batteries for eVehicles'

The challenge is to develop a safe and sustainable battery for electric-vehicles through the development of new materials and chemistries making use of abundant, sustainable low cost materials, which are easily available in Europe.
Application Deadline in 2 years
a year ago

Bioplastic production from cellulose of oil palm empty fruit bunch

Bioplastic synthesis used glycerol as plasticizer and cassava starch as matrix. This research was successfully producing bioplastic sheet by casting method. In future prospects, bioplastic from EFB cellulose can be developed as plastic bag and food packaging.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Advanced CO2 capture technologies

The objective is the validation and pilot demonstration of advanced CO2 capture technologies that have shown a high potential for reduction of the energy penalty and a significant overall improvement of cost-efficiency of the whole capture process, but that are not yet commercial.
Applications are closed
a year ago

NUS researchers pioneer water-based, eco-friendly and energy-saving air-conditioner

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered a new water-based air-conditioning system that cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius without the use of energy-intensive compressors and environmentally harmful chemical refrigerants.
a year ago

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics Is the Foundation of Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

New technology is changing the face of transportation, electric vehicle sales are rising, along with the infrastructure that supports them; autonomous vehicles are hitting the streets; ride sharing is transforming urban transport markets; and greener buses are reshaping mass transit.
a year ago

UMD Researcher Develops Innovative Water Treatment System to Clean and Sustain the Port of Baltimore

Algae grows quickly and is harvested by the Port once a week and fed into a series of three digesters, housed in small greenhouse-like structures that break down the algae, to produce methane-enriched biogas. The biogas can be used as a supplement to power a fuel cell that produces electricity.
a year ago

Canada will invest $700 million in Clean Technology

Canadian clean technology companies produce innovative and competitive technologies that use less energy or reduce negative impacts on the environment. Through today's investment, BDC will take on more risk to help high-potential clean tech firms expand by providing them with the capital they need to hire new staff, develop products, support sales, and scale up and compete globally.
a year ago

Canada launches Clean Technology program for the Fisheries and Aquaculture industries

The new program will provide up to $20 million over four years to help Canada's fisheries and aquaculture industries incorporate existing clean technologies into their day-to-day operations.
a year ago

Vivatech Mobility and Smart City Challenge

This call for projects covers four main subjects:new ways of moving around,smart parking,new fuels, hydrogen,improving the energy efficiency of vehicles.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: Mining Cleantech Challenge

The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is now accepting applications for the second annual Mining Cleantech Challenge (MCC), a market-driven showcase to be held in Denver, Colorado on March 29, 2018.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Engineered quantum dots could bring down the cost of solar electricity

researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure. It’s all made possible by a new window architecture which utilizes two different layers of low-cost quantum dots tuned to absorb different parts of the solar spectrum.
a year ago

Joensuu City Challenge: Smart Solution Pilot related to City Services

The four challenges for which solutions are sought are versatile. A smart solution pilot related to city services is searched for. In the City-Lab approach, innovative proposals such as CityLabs or StreetLabs are expected. The third case is related to a river/lake tourism solution, proposals can range from tourist service solutions to VR/AR applications for recreational purposes. Finally, green energy solutions are expected for a vast recreational area at the lakeside where one of the oldest Finnish rock festivals takes place every summer.
Applications are closed
a year ago

MIT Engineers create plants that glow

By embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, they induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly four hours.
a year ago

UN Environment and BNP Paribas are partnering to bring private capital to sustainable projects in emerging countries

UN Environment and BNP Paribas will collaborate to identify suitable commercial projects with measurable environmental and social impact, with a target of capital funding amounting to USD 10 billion by 2025 in developing countries.
a year ago

UNDP and China to Collaborate on Innovation and Technology Sharing

The strengthened partnership will focus on enhancing knowledge and technology exchange between China and other developing countries through South-South cooperation, promoting progress towards the SDGs. The two parties will work together to match the technologies of China with the challenges of other developing countries are facing in achieving sustainable development and facilitate technology transfer.
a year ago

Proparco invests US$100 Million to boost Green Financing in Emerging and Developing Countries

Proparco has invested US$100m in Amundi Planet – Emerging Green One, an investment fund created jointly by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank subsidiary, and French asset management firm Amundi. The fund’s brief is to invest in “green bonds” to be issued by financial institutions in emerging and developing countries over the next seven years.
a year ago

The start-up Tiamat to design, develop and produce battery using sodium ions

This performance opens possibilities for use in areas that have not been developed or have great room for technological development, such as stationary storage (mass storage of intermittent renewable energies, wind and solar) and mobile storage for electric vehicles (buses that can be recharged at the end of the line, for example).
a year ago

Canada announced New $155-Million Clean Growth Program to Address Climate Change

Canada's Minister of Natural Resources announced a $155-millionprogram that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Launch of Africa NDC Hub, African Platform to help 54 African countries on Climate-related Projects

This platform should be a catalyst for concessional funding for climate-related projects in Africa which will, in turn, help raise private finance. This is a most timely initiative, bearing in mind that, US$ 4 billion will be required to implement the NDCs, according to recent studies.
a year ago

China consolidates position as Global Leader on Green Finance, says new research

China has become a new growth driver in the global green bonds market. In the first half of 2017, China issued 36 green bonds worth RMB77.67 billion (US$11.7 billion). Of these bonds, the number and size of bonds grew 278 per cent and 28 per cent respectively compared with 2016.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Start Up Energy Transition 2018 to Identify the Most Promising Start-ups in the Energy Transition and Climate Protection

SET, an initiative by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur, the German Energy Agency (dena), in cooperation with strategic partner, the World Energy Council, has launched the second round of the international award ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) during the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany. Young companies and innovation projects around the world are invited to apply.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Green IoT: An Investigation on Energy Saving Practices for 2020 and Beyond

Green IoT envisions the concept of reducing the energy consumption of IoT devices and making the environment safe. Inspired by achieving a sustainable environment for IoT, we first give the overview of green IoT and the challenges that are faced due to excessive usage of energy hungry IoT devices.
a year ago

Plastic Omnium Invests in a Venture Capital Fund Dedicated to the Energy Transition and the Mobilities of the Future

The Group just invested, as co-sponsor, as part of the €240 million fundraising effort of Aster, a venture capital company specializing in the digital transformation and new industrial models.
a year ago

Mubadala, CDC International Capital, and Bpifrance sign 1 billion Euros Investment Agreement

Bpifrance and Mubadala invest up to 500 million Euros in startups and more mature technology companies through both direct investments and venture capital funds. The program will focus on information and communication technologies, biotech, green tech and other fast-rising technology sectors.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Ecofuel Acceleration program Spring 2018

The four months Ecofuel acceleration program offers a seed investment of up to $75,000 and an access to training workshops, networking sessions and mentors who are a reference in cleantech and/or their respective fields of expertise.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Proposals for Research, Development and Innovation in the Forest-based sector

The overarching aim of the call is to support projects that will address the development and/or proof of concepts on novel strategies, methods, processes or products designed to support the forestry and forest-based industries including their respective partners, resellers, consumers and end-users in remaining competitive and efficient providers of sustainable bio-products and services. Currently underutilised potential in the forest-based sector shall be used to develop novel ideas and create new markets.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Enevate Announces 5-Minute Extreme Fast Charge Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

This new extreme fast charge technology breaks down the barriers to electric vehicle adoption. EVs have been challenged primarily due to their limited range and drivers’ “range anxiety,” long charge times, and high cost. Now, Enevate’s groundbreaking silicon Li-ion battery technology in EV cells (NCM-based) can be charged in 5 minutes at up to a tested 10C charging rate to 75% capacity with uncompromised range and energy densities of over 750 Wh/L, where conventional graphite cells suffer significant degradation with extreme fast charging.
a year ago

The European Commission to invest €30 billion in New Solutions for Societal challenges and Breakthrough Innovation

The European Commission announced how it will spend €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council.
a year ago

Toyota Launches « Fine-Comfort Ride », a Fuel Cell Concept Vehicle

Toyota has launched the "Fine-Comfort Ride," a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that envisions mobility in a low-carbon society with advanced utilization of hydrogen and renewable energy. The Fine-Comfort Ride proposes "a new form of the premium saloon" by employing a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen as an energy source.
a year ago

Leti Coordinating Project to Develop Innovative Drivetrains for 3rd-generation Electric Vehicles

The ModulED project will focus on boosting drivetrain performance to meet vehicle-owner requirements, making manufacturing more efficient and reducing environmental impact and vehicle cost. The project team will leverage recent innovations from diverse industries.
a year ago

UNIST-Mando Embark on Developing Self-charging Electric Bike

Hybrid Module Mobility is a new form of transport, aimed at European market. This four-wheeled electric bike includes regenerative technology which allows users to recharge their batteries while riding or by simply pedaling. However, because these vehicles transfer power from the pedals to the drive-wheel of a bicycle, there has been a limitation that it can be made up of two wheels only.
a year ago

Electricity Storage and Renewables: Costs and markets to 2030

Battery electricity storage is a key technology in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy system. Battery systems can support a wide range of services needed for the transition, from providing frequency response, reserve capacity, black-start capability and other grid services, to storing power in electric vehicles, upgrading mini-grids and supporting “self-consumption” of rooftop solar power.
a year ago

Statoil, Shell and Total enter Partnership to Develop Full-scale Carbon Capture and Storage in Norway

The first phase of this CO2 project could reach a capacity of approximately 1.5 million ton per year. The project will be designed to accommodate additional CO2 volumes aiming to stimulate new commercial carbon capture projects in Norway, Europe and more globally across the world. In this way, the project has the potential to be the first storage project site in the world receiving CO2 from industrial sources in several countries.
a year ago

EcoTitanium, The first European Plant Manufacturing Aviation-grade Titanium with Recycled Materials

The first European plant manufacturing aviation-grade titanium with recycled materials, EcoTitanium produces alloys from titanium offcuts and shavings collected from large aeronautics construction companies and their subcontractors.
2 years ago

Physicists at Lancaster University are developing methods of creating Renewable Fuel from Water using Quantum Technology

The Lancaster study, which formed part of the PhD research of Dr Sam Harrison, and is published in Scientific Reports, provides the basis for further experimental work into the solar production of hydrogen as a renewable fuel. It demonstrates that the novel use of nanostructures could increase the maximum photovoltage generated in a photoelectrochemical cell, increasing the productivity of splitting water molecules.
2 years ago

Green Technology Choices: The Environmental and Resource Implications of Low-Carbon Technologies

Research confirms that demand-side technologies reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as many other environmental impacts. However, the magnitude of those improvements varies widely among technologies and regions. In some cases, demand-side technologies may increase resource consumption and even greenhouse gas emissions.
2 years ago

Government of Canada Invests $950,000 in New Carbon Capture Technology in Richmond, B.C., Laboratory

The investment enables the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute (CCCI) in Richmond, B.C., to design, acquire and install equipment to be used for carbon capture and turning carbon dioxide emissions into consumer-friendly products. Carbon capture and utilization technology creates new products and business revenue stream opportunities while improving our environmental performance, creating jobs and driving clean growth in the process.
2 years ago

Innovation in the European Bioeconomy: 15 million euro project optimizes Value Chains for Miscanthus and Hemp

Developing the bioeconomy as an alternative to fossil fuel dependency is vital in order to ensure sustainable growth whilst combatting climate change. A number of key barriers exist in the bioeconomy. Firstly, there is a lack of farmer confidence in the industry end markets for biomass. Meanwhile industry do not have access to sufficient biomass of a suitable quality to develop their production chains at scale. An additional barrier is needed to ensure that cultivation of crops for producing materials does not compete with requirements for food production by using prime agricultural land.
2 years ago

Ontario's Low Carbon Innovation Fund will support Emerging, Innovative Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) will support emerging, innovative technologies in areas such as alternative energy generation and conservation, new biofuels or bioproducts, next-generation transportation or novel carbon capture and usage technologies. Successful technologies will need to show significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario.
2 years ago

High-tech Electronics made from Autumn Leaves: New process converts Biomass Waste into useful Electronic Devices

The investigators used a multistep, yet simple, process to convert tree leaves into a form that could be incorporated into electrodes as active materials. The dried leaves were first ground into a powder, then heated to 220 degrees Celsius for 12 hours. This produced a powder composed of tiny carbon microspheres. These microspheres were then treated with a solution of potassium hydroxide and heated by increasing the temperature in a series of jumps from 450 to 800 C.
2 years ago

Siemens builds eHighway in Germany

Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn. The line will supply electricity for the electric drive of a hybrid truck. Siemens originally presented its innovative "eHighway" concept in 2012. The system will be installed on the A5 federal autobahn between the Zeppelinheim/Cargo City Süd interchange at the Frankfurt Airport and the Darmstadt/Weiterstadt interchange.
2 years ago

Finnish Researchers produced Animal Feed Protein with Renewable Energy

A batch of single-cell protein has been produced by using electricity and carbon dioxide in a joint study by the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Protein produced in this way can be further developed for use as food and animal feed. The method releases food production from restrictions related to the environment. The protein can be produced anywhere renewable energy, such as solar energy, is available.
2 years ago

Clean Technologies in Agriculture - How to Prioritise Measures?

Evaluation of 17 selected clean technologies was based on literature information and expert opinion. Wireless sensor irrigation networks, frequency converters for vacuum pumps and stable air conditioning, PV electricity and drip irrigation were the five technologies with the highest sustainability scores, outperforming the 12 other clean technologies.
2 years ago

UMD Engineers Invent the First Bio-Compatible, Ion Current Battery

Engineers at the University of Maryland have invented an entirely new kind of battery. It is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and all living things.
2 years ago

Canada Advances Clean Growth Economy With Call for Expressions of Interest for Next-Generation Clean Energy Infrastructure Projects

Natural Resources Canada received funding in Budget 2017 for the implementation of new national programs, including projects to support next-generation smart grid systems, reduce the reliance of northern and Indigenous communities on diesel fuel, increase the number of electric vehicle stations and help build new net-zero buildings across Canada.
2 years ago

Clean Energy Transition Will Increase Demand for Minerals, says new World Bank report

The report shows that a shift to a low-carbon future could result in opportunities for mineral-rich countries but also points to the need for these countries to ensure they have long-term strategies in place that enable them to make smart investment decisions. In readiness for growth in demand, countries will need to have appropriate policy mechanisms in place to safeguard local communities and the environment.
2 years ago

Bpifrance and KfW to sign an Agreement for co-investments in French-German Venture Capital funds

Bpifrance and KfW will sign in 2017 an agreement for co-investments in French-German venture capital funds on both sides of the Rhine, with the objective of a first project financed no later than mid-2018. Such an initiative, which would mobilize up to € 1 billion of public and private investment, will enable the best national venture capital players to become pan-European, benefiting the growing startups of all sectors: digital but also Biotechnologies, environmental technologies.
2 years ago

Fifteen Eco-friendly African Start-ups receive prestigious SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards

The SEED awards are part of a global programme that recognizes innovative, environmentally friendly start-ups in developing countries, and helps them grow their businesses and lead by example.
2 years ago

CEA designs the Energy System for Energy Observer: Cutting-edge Technology for an Innovative Project

Energy Observer showcases a 100% renewable energy mix, combining solar, wind and hydro energy, coupled with a hydrogen storage system using lithium-ion batteries, as well as a complete hydrogen system. This outstanding technological feat is the result of twenty years’ R&D at CEA-LITEN (Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials ). CEA-LITEN intends to prove the maturity of the embedded technologies and the potential of energy mixes and renewables for a clean, efficient and innovative future.
2 years ago

Alternative Fuels : Carrefour and ENGIE are joining forces to develop Biomethane in France

The choice of biomethane is part of Carrefour’s ambitious transport policy which aims by 2025 to achieve a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per pallet carried compared to 2010. The trucks using this biofuel have shown an excellent environmental performance with a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions, no fine particle pollution and a 50% reduction in noise pollution.
2 years ago

U.S. Army Tests Hydrogen Technology for Diesel Trucks

U.S. Army demonstration shows mileage improvement for a diesel truck using a proprietary hydrogen injection system. Commercial Hydrogen, Inc. of Houston, Texas developed the system, which is designed to improve mileage and air quality for diesel trucks.
2 years ago

The Future of Trucks - Implications for Energy and the Environment

This report outlines the ways in which vehicle efficiency technologies, systemic improvements in logistics and supply chain operations, and alternative fuels can ensure that road freight transport will continue to support economic growth while meeting key energy and environmental policy objectives.
2 years ago

Climate Change and Renewable Energy Generation in Africa

We advocate for international commitment in terms of reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases. Moreover, African countries should continue investing in renewable energy technologies to achieve a low-carbon energy mix. Higher taxation or reduction in subsidies of crude oil based technologies could be beneficial to the development of the renewable energy sector.
2 years ago

Washington State University to lead $30M International Partnership USA-India to Advance Power Grid

The new consortia brings together experts from academia, DOE national laboratories, and industry in India and the U.S. to evolve and advance the future electric power distribution grid. The effort will allow the continuing increase and integration of distributed energy resources penetration, such as solar, wind, storage, and electric vehicles, advancing the goal of creating a carbon-free electricity system.
2 years ago

Thailand Moves Forward Green Technology and Industry

Recently announced incentives are squarely aimed at nurturing a green ecosystem in the newly established Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), an exciting, large-scale investment area for hi-tech and green industries. The idea is to attract a critical mass of entrepreneurs, engineers, and corporations with the resources and abilities necessary to tackle these important new challenges.
2 years ago

African Governments commit to Investing in Green Innovation to boost Continent's Development

African ministers agreed to promote circular economy, green economy, blue economy and industrial symbiosis strategies in their countries, and to upscale and replicate the circular economy and green business development policies and programmes to enable the growth of sustainable entrepreneurship as a key driver of Africa’s economic transformation agenda.
2 years ago

Proparco and IFC invest in Green Bond to promote Sustainable and Renewable Energy projects in Morocco

The financing is expected to help save 938,000 tons on average of CO2 emissions equivalent per year, as well as the equivalent of 17.36 million tons of CO2 in greenhouse gas savings over the remaining lifetimes of the projects being financed.
2 years ago

Global Electric Vehicles Outlook 2017

The report assesses the potential of EVs in CO2 emissions reduction in the transportation sector, in conjunction with requirements for successful grid integration and synergies with low-carbon, renewable electricity.
2 years ago

Technology Savvy Starts-ups Transform Indian Waste Management and Recycling Market

The Indian waste management and recycling market is undergoing radical transformation. Favourable government regulations, low penetration rates, and an influx of technology-savvy start-up companies are propelling double-digit growth. Companies that can provide viable, integrated, sustainable waste management and recycling technologies, business models and solutions are positioned for growth.
2 years ago

Energy Technology Developers Focus on Sustainability and Efficiency to Stay Relevant in a Changing Market

Asia-Pacific, led by China, is expected to continue to make considerable investments in the renewable energy sector, particularly solar and wind. Europe has been leading the offshore wind sector from the front. Despite a slight slowdown this trend is expected continue with countries in APAC playing a key role in the next five years in the offshore wind sector.
2 years ago

Environment Technologies that Help Extract Optimum Value from Wastewater Prove Hugely Successful

Futuristic farm management technologies like micro and drip irrigation systems will greatly bolster the agriculture industry in developing countries. The implementation of the cash-and-carry model will allow companies to participate all along the agricultural value chain, so they can provide inputs to farmers on micro irrigation solutions, seeds, saplings and skillset development.
2 years ago

European Union increases its commitment to the Circular Economy and Bioeconomy sectors

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission (EC) have pledged their stronger commitment to the Circular Economy and Bioeconomy sectors in Europe through a set of actions aimed at facilitating access to finance.
2 years ago

'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the Future of Electric and Hybrid Automobiles

The innovation could expedite the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles by eliminating the time needed to stop and re-charge a conventional electric car’s battery and dramatically reducing the need for new infrastructure to support re-charging stations.
2 years ago

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2017

The IEA’s annual Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report highlights the overall status and recent progress in developing and deploying key clean-energy technologies. The report brings together broad IEA expertise, integrating the analysis from the Energy Technology Perspectives as well as the Market Report Series.
2 years ago

A Review of Systems and Technologies for Smart Homes and Smart Grids

This review article, by introducing the concept of the smart home and the advent of the smart grid, investigates technologies for smart homes. The technical descriptions of the systems are presented and point out advantages and disadvantages of each technology and product today available on the market.
2 years ago

NTU partners Danish consortium to Develop Technologies to improve the Sustainability and Liveability of Cities

NTU and the consortium will form a gateway that allows local SMEs to tap into a global network of living labs where they can test their ideas, products and innovations overseas. This will allow them to customise their products and services to meet the needs of a specific market.
2 years ago

Green Economy as a vector of building and development of Smart Cities

Energy saving and energy efficiency, besides creation of conditions required for innovations in the main parts of economy, will considerably reduce the risks of climate change and natural and man-made disasters related to it. It will introduce considerable additional contribution into the development of smart cities.
2 years ago

Biogas Initiative from Swine Farm in Southern Thailand

Key success to this initiative is the collaboration between all parties, i.e., swine farm owners, households, and government officials. Swine farm owners are responsible for the design and construction of the biogas plants. Households pay some contributions regarding labor work and maintenance cost on biogas system and its pipeline network.
2 years ago

Power goes Industry 4.0 – Intelligent, Connected, and Multi-Functional

Building on highly efficient and compact power electronics far beyond the state of the art, and combining it with novel approaches featuring connected services, Cognitive Power Electronics 4.0 enables new functionalities in the Fraunhofer IISB concept of five major “Power as…” areas, where the institute covers novel applications and offers tailored solutions.
2 years ago

The European Union releases €30 million to support Energy Efficiency, Distributed Renewable Energy, Sustainable Urban Transport and Mobility projects

The new agreement concerns a budget of €30 million, of which €20 million will support the preparation of energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy projects, and €10 million will be dedicated to sustainable urban transport and mobility projects.
2 years ago

Emerging Indonesian Data Center Market and Energy Efficiency Opportunities

Global data center energy use was estimated at 1.1% of total energy use in 2012 and is expected to increase to 2.5% by 2020. Indonesian data centers used an estimated 1.5% of total electricity generating capacity in 2014 and are expected to use between 2.0% and 3.0% by 2017. This report shows how Indonesia and other developing countries can attain up to 30% energy savings and improve the effectiveness, sustainability, and global competitiveness of data centers by adopting internationally proven energy efficiency measures.
2 years ago

UNIST Researchers introduce New Breakthrough Battery Charging Technology that uses Light to Charge Batteries

A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has developed a single-unit, photo-rechargeable portable power source based on high-efficiency silicon solar cells and lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). This newly-developed power source is designed to work under sunlight and indoor lighting, allowing users to power their portable electronics anywhere with access to light. In addition, the new device could power electric devices even in the absence of light.
2 years ago

A Hybrid ‘eco-roof’ design in Malaysia combines five existing Energy-Saving Technologies into a single system.

The roof’s most visible feature is a V-shaped structure set atop a peaked roof, which guides wind into a series of turbines situated below it to generate energy as they turn. The structure also increases airflow within the building by means of vents built into the peaked roof to enhance natural ventilation. In addition, a rainwater harvester is connected to an automated cooling and cleaning system that washes solar cells embedded in the sloped roof to keep them efficient. Transparent skylights brighten the main rooms inside the building during the daytime, reducing the need for artificial lighting.
2 years ago

Feasibility of Biomass Briquette Production from Municipal Waste Streams by Integrating the Informal Sector in the Philippines

The technology utilized for briquetting is not complicated when operated due to its simple, yet sturdy design with suggestive results in terms of production rate, bulk density and heating value of the briquettes produced. Quality briquettes were created from mixtures of waste paper, sawdust and carbonized rice husk, making these material flows a renewable source of cost-effective fuels.
2 years ago

Sofinnova Partners Raises €106 Million in a First Closing of Its Industrial Biotech Fund

Sofinnova IB I will be invested in start-ups along the value chain from the transformation of renewable raw materials, like agricultural waste or C02, to renewable end-products such as bio-plastics and other bio-sourced materials. It will equally look at technologies coming from advances in synthetic biology and alike. The investment thesis is based on growing market demand for innovative, renewable products leveraging non-fossil raw materials and novel technologies to produce better performing or cheaper, sustainable alternatives.
2 years ago

Financing Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City: What Lessons Can Be Drawn for Other Large-Scale Sustainable City-Projects?

This article focuses on a thus far relatively understudied aspect of SSTEC, the financial vehicles used to fund SSTEC. The authors find that highly structured and intense collaboration at the national level between China and Singapore plays a catalytic role in attracting many other players to the project by giving them confidence that it is too big to fail.
2 years ago

Electric vehicles: Technology brief

This brief outlines the technological and policy advances still needed for EVs to help drive the transition to a sustainable global energy future. Increasing reliance on EV batteries and charging stations would support higher shares of solar and wind power, the key variable renewable energy (VRE) sources expected to be prominent in future power grids.
2 years ago

UNIST to Engineer New Eco-Battery, Using Seawater

Seawater batteries use sodium, the sixth-most abundant element on earth, to generate electricity. This makes this system an attractive supplement to existing battery technologies. The new type of seawater battery is much cheaper and more environmentally friendly than lithium and will, therefore, offer a low-cost route to large-scale energy storage. Moreover, the use of seawater can also considerably reduce fire risks, as it keeps the thermal fluid in good condition.
2 years ago

Study of Green Shipping Technologies - Harnessing Wind, Waves and Solar Power in New Generation Marine Propulsion Systems

The purpose and scope of this paper is to describe the complexity of the new generation marine propulsion technologies implemented in the shipping industry to promote green ships concept and change the view of sea transportation to a more ecological and environment-friendly.
2 years ago

Multi-Objective Optimization for Equipment Capacity in Off-Grid Smart House

This paper proposes an off-grid smart house with the introduced Photovoltaic (PV) system, Solar Collector (SC) system, Hot Water Heat Pump (HWHP), fixed battery and Electric Vehicle (EV).
2 years ago

District cooling network optimization with redundancy constraints in Singapore

This study presents a mathematical optimization model for planning topology and capacity of a district cooling network. The model relies on a mixed-integer linear programming formulation to find the most economic network layout while satisfying redundancy criteria against unavailability of cooling stations. The simplicity of the formulation makes it easy to embed in other models or to extend it to other redundancy cases.
2 years ago

Going Green with Nanotechnology: Eco-friendly inks for organic solar cells, Nanodiamonds for ultra-fast electrical storage, Increased storage capacity of hybrid capacitors

Organic solar cells have become quite efficient, converting about eleven percent of the solar energy received into electricity. What is more, they are relatively easy to manufacture using ink-jet printing processes where organic nanoparticles are deposited on non-elastic or flexible carrier materials with the help of solvents. This enables new applications in architecture, for example integrating solar cells in window façades or cladding concave surfaces.
2 years ago

A Nearly Net-Zero Exergy District as a Model for Smarter Energy Systems in the Context of Urban Metabolism

The present status of Uppsala is further analysed based on Sankey diagrams to provide insight into the present urban metabolism of the city. The results indicate that the best practice values of Östra Sala backe based on phase two can achieve significant savings in per capita values, which include 5.5 MWh of energy usage, 6.1 MWh of exergy consumption, 33 m3 of water consumption, 22 kg of waste generation, and 4.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
2 years ago

The Sustainable Finance Collective Asia (SFCA) will offer Capital and Expert Advice for Sustainability Projects

The collaborative platform of financial institutions and technical and environmental experts will accelerate access to funding for projects stimulating a circular economy, sustainable energy projects and those making a positive social impact in Asia.
2 years ago

Battery Electric Cars are a better choice for Reducing Emissions than Fuel Cell vehicles, Stanford study finds

Unlike gasoline-powered cars, battery and fuel cell vehicles emit zero carbon when driven. But deploying them at scale will require a costly new infrastructure for charging batteries or delivering hydrogen fuel.
2 years ago

Fujitsu Develops New Material Technology to Enhance Energy-Conversion Efficiency in Artificial Photosynthesis

Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of a new thin-film process technology that increases oxygen-producing efficiency by more than 100-fold. This is compared to using photocatalyst material, as is, with photoreactive electrodes that produce electricity and oxygen through the interaction of sunlight and water, used in artificial photosynthesis.
2 years ago

Launch on Kickstarter, Wellpure Water Treatment System™ used latest breakthroughs in Nanotechnology to treat water without chemicals or electricity

The Wellpure Water Treatment System™, currently sold in larger configurations for whole-house, irrigation, agricultural and pool water treatment, treats water without chemicals or electricity and without producing waste by-products. The treated water alters and enhances soil conditions for plants. The treated water also more effectively hydrates living tissues.
2 years ago

2,600 used batteries merged to form a large Electricity Storage Facility in Hamburg Germany

The electricity storage facility consists of 2,600 battery modules from over 100 electric vehicles. It has a power rating of two megawatts (MW) and a storage capacity of 2,800 kilowatt-hours (kWh). This is enough to supply electricity to an average two-person household for seven months. However, the stored energy is not intended for general supply, but instead is sold on the primary control reserve market by Vattenfall, along with power from other flexibly controllable facilities.
2 years ago

Stanford engineers develop a low-cost plastic clothing material that cools the skin

Stanford engineers have developed a low-cost, plastic-based textile that, if woven into clothing, could cool your body far more efficiently than is possible with the natural or synthetic fabrics in clothes we wear today.
3 years ago

Malaysian government doubles Green Tech financing limit to RM100 million (24.57 million USD)

As Malaysia strives to meet its pledge to reduce up to 45 per cent in terms of emissions intensity of gross domestic product by the year 2030, compared to 2005 levels, domestic demand for green financing is expected to skyrocket with a study by GreenTech Malaysia indicating an increase of demand to RM76.2 billion (18.72 billion USD) by 2030 up from RM6.7 billion (1.65 billion USD) in 2013, representing a compound annual growth rate of 15.4 per cent.
3 years ago

AfDB and Japan Announce US$3 Billion Private Sector Development Initiative to Boost Growth and Reduce Poverty in Africa

Japan will target to provide US$ 1.5 billion over 3 years through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The AfDB expects to finance at least an equal amount. On top of this, Japan is ready to provide an additional special allocation of US$ 300 million for co-financing with the AfDB to help African countries access the best low emitting clean coal technologies available.
3 years ago

Nissan unveils world's first Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell vehicle that runs on Bio-Ethanol Electric Power

In this latest zero-emission development, the e-Bio Fuel-Cell prototype vehicle runs on 100-percent ethanol to charge a 24kWh battery that enables a cruising range of more than 600km. Nissan will conduct further field tests on public roads in Brazil using the prototype.
3 years ago

New Air Conditioner Technology Adopted in Thailand: World Bank and The Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund Support Climate-Friendly Technology

The new refrigerant known as R-32 does not deplete the stratospheric ozone layer and also cuts greenhouse gas impacts in residential air conditioners by one-third. If similar air conditioning technology were widely adopted in other markets, it could help countries to significantly meet their climate goals.
3 years ago

18-Year-Old Microbiologist Develops Microbial Fuel Cells that Convert Organic Waste into Electricity

Intel Corporation and the Society for Science & the Public today announced that Han Jie (Austin) Wang, 18, of Vancouver, Canada, is the recipient of the first place Gordon E. Moore Award and US$75,000 for developing microbial fuel cells (MFCs) that more efficiently convert organic waste into electricity.
3 years ago

MIT Energy Initiative awards nine seed fund grants for early-stage Energy Research

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has made nine awards totaling $1.3 million under its annual Seed Fund Program. Winning teams across campus will use the grants in amounts of up to $150,000 each to support early-stage innovative research across the energy spectrum.
3 years ago

SolarWindow process breakthrough generates Electricity for next generation Skyscraper glass

SolarWindow Technologies announced that performance tests of its transparent electricity-generating coatings for glass and flexible plastics have produced favorable outcomes for glass-to-glass lamination processes. The test results are especially promising for expanding the application of SolarWindow™ coatings beyond standard window glass to include high-performance laminated glass – a fast growing segment of the commercial and architectural glass market.
3 years ago

Opportunities for Funding for Project Proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, U.S.-Israel Cooperation

To be considered, a project proposal must include R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel).
3 years ago

Optimal Power Management Strategy for Energy Storage with Stochastic Loads

In this paper, a power management strategy (PMS) has been developed for the control of energy storage in a system subjected to loads of random duration. The PMS minimises the costs associated with the energy consumption of specific systems powered by a primary energy source and equipped with energy storage, under the assumption that the statistical distribution of load durations is known.
3 years ago

Design and Application of a Power Unit to Use Plug-In Electric Vehicles as an Uninterruptible Power Supply

In this paper, a power unit is developed for GEVs in the laboratory to conduct simulation and experimental studies to test the performance of GEVs as a UPS unit in V2H mode at the time of need. The activation and deactivation of the power unit and islanding protection unit are examined when energy is interrupted.
3 years ago

BHS Aims to Revolutionise Global Paper Production Industry with Breakthrough in Green New Technology

The thrust of the project is not only to revolutionise the P&P industry by providing a new source of eco-friendly and sustainable paper and pulp, but to also provide Malaysia with an alternative source of local paper and pulp products. This is to be accomplished via the processing and manufacturing of Palm Oil Industrial waste known as Empty Fruit Bunches ("EFB") into renewable paper pulp products.
3 years ago

SERVICE ISSUES: overview of electric vehicles use in Vietnam

In this paper, we present an overview of EV use in Vietnam, as well as the benefits and limitations of EV use, especially the many existing issues, and some recommendations to manage the development of these new modes of transport.
3 years ago

Thai Commerce Ministry urged Logistics Firms to use Green Technology and increase business in the Asean Economic Community

The seminar on Tuesday led more than 100 logistic operators and businesspeople to the Suvarnabhumi Airport Cargo Clearance Customs Bureau with the objective to educate them about customs formality, import/export regulations, and cargo release processing. The seminar also encouraged the logistics operators and businesspeople to strengthen themselves by confirming to ISO standards and enhancing their competitiveness.
3 years ago

Fraunhofer Researchers developed Modular Battery Cells for Electric cars

Each battery cell has its own built-in microcontroller that records relevant physical parameters, such as the temperature and the state of charge of the cell. As a result, each cell knows what condition it is in. The cells “talk” to each other via the existing power wiring between battery cells. This is known as power-line communication.
3 years ago

Green City Development Tool Kit

This tool kit is a reference for Asian Development Bank staff, consultants, and city leaders that introduces key concepts of Green City development and identifies crosscutting issues that help in designing urban programs to support city development in a green and sustainable manner.
3 years ago