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July 23, 2021
Technology Editor

New AI-based solution for supply chain climate risk

SAN FRANCISCO: ClimateAi, applying artificial intelligence (AI) to climate risk modeling, has launched a SaaS solution for companies wanting to know the risk level of climate change on their supply chains. The company says potential customers can optimize…
June 18, 2021
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First SAF production from Swedish forests by 2026

AMSTELVEEN, The Netherlands: The Swedish Energy Agency has awarded €500,000 to a Dutch-Swedish consortium including KLM to continue R&D into developing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The consortium also includes forestry group Södra, fossil-free energy…
June 11, 2021
Technology Editor

CMA CGM leverages space technology for business future

TOULOUSE, France: CMA CGM has signed a five-year agreement with France’s space agency CNES to identify, design and develop innovative solutions for marine shipping logistics and the space industry. Mutual R&D will cover smart ship routing to enhance crew…
June 08, 2021
Technology Editor

Marine shipping CEOs propose US$5 billion R&D decarbonisation plan

LONDON: As leaders of the G7 economies prepare to meet in the UK on June 11, CEOs of 17 shipping lines are calling on governments to support a US$5 billion R&D programme to enable low-carbon and carbon-free ships meet an International Maritime Organization…
June 02, 2021
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Bill Gates signs investment deal with European Commission

BRUSSELS: The European Commission and Bill Gates’ company Breakthrough Energy have signed a partnership to mobilise up to US$1 billion between 2022-26 to build large-scale, commercial demonstration projects for clean technologies. The two sides intend to…
May 19, 2021
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Sail technology to reduce costs for ore carrier

HELSINKI: Norsepower, a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, has installed five tilting Rotor Sails on a Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) newbuild chartered by Vale, the Brazilian mining company. Owned by Pan Ocean Ship Management, the 325,000…
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…

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