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May 07, 2021
Technology Editor

South Pole and Mitsubishi launch carbon capture credits facility

ZURICH: Climate mitigation company South Pole and the Mitsubishi Corporation plan to acquire US$300-800 million worth of certified carbon removal credits by 2030 with the launch of their ‘Next Generation Carbon Removal Purchase Facility’. The initiative will…
May 03, 2021
Technology Editor

Carbon credits and accreditation process explained

BOULDER CREEK, CA: Pachama, a technology-based carbon credit and nature restoration company, has received US$15 million in a new round of funding led by existing investors Breakthrough Energy Ventures (Bill Gates), Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, Saltwater…
May 03, 2021
Technology Editor

Technology mimics shark skin to reduce aircraft emissions

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa Cargo is to apply a surface film developed by BASF and Lufthansa Technik on its fleet of 10 B777 freighters to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Called Aeroshark, the film mimics the structure of a shark’s skin with riblets of 50…
April 29, 2021
Technology Editor

Daimler and Volvo launch hydrogen joint-venture

GOTHENBERG/STUTTGART: Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group have launched cellcentric, a joint-venture to develop and manufacture hydrogen-based fuel-cell systems for long-haul trucks from 2025. Daimler and Volvo plan to start with customer tests of fuel-cell…
April 22, 2021
Technology Editor

SAF from animal waste a game-changer for Southwest

DALLAS: Southwest Airlines has announced its continued support for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from wet waste – including food, wastewater sludge and animal manure.…
April 15, 2021
Technology Editor

Wind power saves costs and emissions

HELSINKI: Tuomas Riski is CEO of rotor sail technology company Norsepower. He says the use of wind power is a “no brainer” for the future of sustainable shipping: As shipping progresses its journey to decarbonise ahead of the IMO’s ambitious 2030 and 2050 GHG…
April 13, 2021
Technology Editor

Hydrogen and wind to power Norwegian bulk carrier

TRONDHEIM, Norway: Norwegian family-owned ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi has won a contract from Germany’s HeidelbergCement and Norwegian agricultural cooperative Felleskjøpet to build and operate a hydrogen and wind-powered bulk cargo vessel. Designed by…
March 29, 2021
Technology Editor

New Rolls-Royce engine to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel

DERBY, UK: Rolls-Royce has begun assembling its ‘UltraFan’ demonstration engine that will use Sustainable Aviation Fuel to power a new generation of narrow and widebody aircraft. The engine, with a fan diameter of 140 inches (3.55 metres), will be 25 percent…
February 18, 2021
Technology Editor

Wallenius Wilhelmsen to use wind power for new RoRo vessel

OSLO: Norwegian/Swedish RoRo shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen is to order the world’s first primary wind-powered, full-size car and truck vessel in 2022 for delivery by 2025. The vessel will be built to use wind as the main form of propulsion, operate at…
February 01, 2021
Technology Editor

Amazon continues to invest in decarbonisation

SACRAMENTO, CA: Infinium, an electrofuels solution provider, has received new funding from Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), AP Ventures, Neuman & Esser and the Grantham Environmental Trust. The company says it will use the…
December 10, 2020
Technology Editor

United invests in Canadian carbon capture technology

CHICAGO: United Airlines has announced it will effectively reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 100 percent by 2050 with an investment in US-based carbon capture technology and the greater use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Since 2016 the airline…
November 26, 2020
Technology Editor

DFDS takes on “monumental” challenge of hydrogen-powered ferry

COPENHAGEN: DFDS has applied for EU funding to help build a hydrogen-powered short-sea ferry with capacity for 1,800 passengers and 120 trucks or 380 cars. The vessel will use a hydrogen fuel cell producing 23 MW with green hydrogen sourced from a wind…

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