Do We Really Need New Technology to Fight Climate Change?

Union of Concerned Scientists

I was invited to speak at a panel discussion last Wednesday as part of The Economist ’s annual Sustainability Week, titled “What technologies are needed to avert a climate disaster?” True to the theme, I was asked about which technological innovations would be necessary to save our planet.

Advent Technologies Joins Northeast ‘Clean Hydrogen Hub’

Environment + Energy Leader

Advent Technologies Holdings, a fuel cell and hydrogen technology company, announced that it has co-signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and more than 60 clean hydrogen ecosystem partners.

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Clean technology in manufacturing

Environmental News Bits

Recently, PLANT held a roundtable looking at the adoption of clean technology in the manufacturing space, focusing on how manufacturers can be more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. This included a look at using renewable energy, how plants are becoming carbon neutral, and what companies are doing to … Continue reading Clean technology in manufacturing. Read the full story at PLANT.

Low Carbon Technology Strategies Toolkit

Environmental News Bits

DOE developed the Low Carbon Technology Strategies guidance documents to support organizations in their journeys to reduce carbon emissions in their buildings. These strategy documents supplement existing energy design guides where new … Continue reading Low Carbon Technology Strategies Toolkit. The primary purpose is to aid owners and operators of existing buildings in planning retrofit and operational strategies to achieve deep carbon reductions.

Searchable Clearinghouse of Wastewater Technology (SCOWT)

Environmental News Bits

The Searchable Clearinghouse of Wastewater Technology (SCOWT) is an information-sharing platform that provides resources on the cost-effectiveness and performance of innovative, alternative, and reuse wastewater technologies.

Technology, Infrastructure Key to Heavy Industry Net-Zero Improvements

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Technology, Infrastructure Key to Heavy Industry Net-Zero Improvements appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. The World Economic Forum released a report tracking efforts and improvements that can be made in emissions-intensive sectors to help reach global climate goals.

The laser physicist unlocking navigation technology

Physics World

We owe this convenient technology to global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs) – such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), Galileo and BeiDou – which regularly broadcast radio-waves from their orbits around the Earth.

Siemens Tests LOHC Technology For Hydrogen Trains

Environmental Leader

In its latest move to advance hydrogen trains, Siemens Mobility will begin testing liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology (LOHC) technology in partnership with Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy.

Dell Technology’s Path to Reducing Energy Intensity and Carbon Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

Dell Technologies committed to reducing emissions from assets it owned and controlled by 40% by 2020 from a 2010 baseline. The post Dell Technology’s Path to Reducing Energy Intensity and Carbon Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

REMADE announces new technology license for e-waste recycling

Environmental News Bits

The REMADE Institute, a 154-member public-private partnership established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) with an initial investment of $140 million, today announced a new technology license involving a technological innovation capable of recovering precious metals from used electronics more easily and cost-effectively. The innovation, developed with REMADE … Continue reading REMADE announces new technology license for e-waste recycling.

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Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Market Grows as Investment Increases

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Market Grows as Investment Increases appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. A report from Transparency Market Research finds that increased investment in infrastructure and compatible vehicles will boost the market.

Technology Industry Playing a Bigger Role in ESG Advances

Environment + Energy Leader

As ESG concerns prevail across industries, Jefferies takes a look specifically at what is seen as important across technology fields. The post Technology Industry Playing a Bigger Role in ESG Advances appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

'Momentum Computing' Pushes Technology's Thermodynamic Limits

Scientific American

Space & Physics Technology ComputingOverheating is a major problem for today’s computers, but those of tomorrow might stay cool by circumventing a canonical boundary on information processing. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Quantum science & technology: Highlights of 2021

Physics World

Last month, Physics World reported on a campaign to make 2025 the official UN International Year of Quantum Science and Technology. The post Quantum science & technology: Highlights of 2021 appeared first on Physics World.

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Sustainability Technology Seen as Important Tool for Supply Chains

Environment + Energy Leader

Sustainability tools are an important piece of technology supply chains can use to improve the efficiency of their operations, according to a new survey. The post Sustainability Technology Seen as Important Tool for Supply Chains appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

General Motors Invests in EV Battery Recycling Technology

Environment + Energy Leader

The post General Motors Invests in EV Battery Recycling Technology appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Bridging the knowledge gap on AI and machine-learning technologies

Physics World

Robert’s position acknowledges that AI and machine-learning technologies are already pervasive within today’s radiotherapy workflow, with applications spanning synthetic image generation, autocontouring, accelerated dosimetry, automated patient QA and real-time plan adjustment, among others.

Searching for signs of alien technologies

Physics World

In this episode of the Physics World Stories podcast astronomers discuss the search for signs of extraterrestrial technologies. The post Searching for signs of alien technologies appeared first on Physics World.

Optical–ultrasound technology boosts thyroid cancer screening

Physics World

This innovative technology, developed by scientists in the LUCA consortium and coordinated by the Institute of Photonic Sciences ( ICFO ) in Barcelona, aims to provide enhanced information during thyroid screening, resulting in better diagnosis and improved patient care.

Biofuel Engine Technology Could Speed Heavy Truck Sustainability Transition

Environment + Energy Leader

An engine technology that lets heavy-duty trucks use biofuels instead of diesel could make transport more efficient. The post Biofuel Engine Technology Could Speed Heavy Truck Sustainability Transition appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

2022 Emerging Water Technology Symposium

Environmental News Bits

May 10-11, 2022, San Antonio, TXVisit the conference website for more information The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC), will convene the seventh biennial Emerging Water Technology… Read more → Calls for Papers/Presentations Events Wastewater Water

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Researchers exploit astronomy technology for biomedical imaging

Physics World

To achieve this, biomedical researchers in Japan have teamed up with their colleagues in astronomy to adapt technology used in space observations for biomedical research. The post Researchers exploit astronomy technology for biomedical imaging appeared first on Physics World.

Emerging plastics recycling technologies: Where are they headed?

Environmental News Bits

Waste360 recently did a two-part series on emerging plastic recycling technologies. Part 2 looks at where the technologies are headed. Part 1 reviews the findings of a recent report funded by Dow Chemical entitled Rethinking Plastics in a Circular Economy. Circular economy Plastics Publications

Biofuel Engine Technology Could Speed Heavy Truck Sustainability Transition

Environment + Energy Leader

An engine technology that lets heavy-duty trucks use biofuels instead of diesel could make transport more efficient. The post Biofuel Engine Technology Could Speed Heavy Truck Sustainability Transition appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Top 10 Emerging Technologies for 2021

Scientific American

Features Technology EngineeringInnovations to help tackle societal challenges—especially climate change. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Technology to absorb CO? at power plants is promising

Environmental News Bits

by Lisa Sheppard, Prairie Research Institute Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) researchers have given the thumbs up to an innovative biphasic solvent system for its efficiency and effectiveness in absorbing CO? Department of … Continue reading Technology to absorb CO?

Vacuum technology for mimicking cosmic-dust formation in dying stars

Physics World

Albeit its importance, much remains unknown on the cosmic-dust formation processes, and high- and ultra-high-vacuum technologies may provide an excellent workbench for these studies. The post Vacuum technology for mimicking cosmic-dust formation in dying stars appeared first on Physics World.

Surmounting supercooling to improve heat storage technologies

Physics World

If achieved, these systems could be applied to technologies including solar energy and heat recovery systems for buildings. The post Surmounting supercooling to improve heat storage technologies appeared first on Physics World.

Dell Technology’s Path to Reducing Energy Intensity and Carbon Emissions

Environmental Leader

Dell Technologies committed to reducing emissions from assets it owned and controlled by 40% by 2020 from a 2010 baseline. The post Dell Technology’s Path to Reducing Energy Intensity and Carbon Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

An Interview about Row Crop Machinery Technology

JANZEN AG

Our focus here will be technology commonly found in row crop machinery, such as combines, tractors, and planters. Do you have a sense for whether this trend has been driven more top-down by OEMs introducing new technology, or bottom-up by user demand?

Keysight Technologies announces student finalists for Innovation Challenge

Environmental News Bits

Keysight Technologies, Inc. NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the student finalists of the 2022 Keysight Innovation Challenge.

How the technology we create changes us

Physics World

Science and technology do not exist in a vacuum, and Ramirez fully explores this. The post How the technology we create changes us appeared first on Physics World.

Las Vegas to use Digital Twin Technology to Fight Emissions

Environmental Leader

Las Vegas will begin using digital twin technology to help the city reduce its carbon footprint. The post Las Vegas to use Digital Twin Technology to Fight Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Technology Industry Playing a Bigger Role in ESG Advances

Environment + Energy Leader

As ESG concerns prevail across industries, Jefferies takes a look specifically at what is seen as important across technology fields. The post Technology Industry Playing a Bigger Role in ESG Advances appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Quantum 2.0: the cusp of a technology revolution

Physics World

technology – things like lasers and the transistors inside microchips. technology revolution, which taps into phenomena such as superposition and entanglement. the cusp of a technology revolution appeared first on Physics World. For several decades we have lived with “quantum 1.0”

Farmers can save water with wireless technologies, but there are challenges – like transmitting data through mud

Environmental News Bits

by Abdul Salam, Purdue University Water is the most essential resource for life, for both humans and the crops we consume. Around the world, agriculture accounts for 70% of all freshwater use.

Why quantum sensors are the ‘stepchild’ of quantum technologies

Physics World

If you want to look savvy and intelligent during a discussion about commercializing quantum technologies, here’s a tip: mention quantum sensors. Plenty, says Henning Soller , a partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company and the leader of the firm’s Technology Institute. “It

How Indigenous Groups Are Using 3-D Technology to Preserve Ancient Practices

Scientific American

Social Sciences Anthropology Arts Culture Technology EngineeringTo safeguard fragile cultural objects, some groups are replicating them with digital models. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

GM Ventures Earmarks $10 Million for Wind Energy Technology

Environment + Energy Leader

GM Ventures (GMV) is helping fund the development and commercialization of wind catching technology with a $10 million Series A investment into Wind Catching Systems AS (WCS), the developer of floating offshore wind technology.

Supply Chain Technology Platforms Receive Financial Investments

Environmental Leader

Investment in supply chain technology companies is increasing and two businesses with artificial intelligence platforms announced this week they received funding to help grow their products.

Covanta Fairfax Completes Installation of Technology to Reduce Low NOx Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

Covanta, a provider of environmental solutions for businesses and communities, announced that the Covanta Fairfax Waste-to-Energy facility recently completed planned enhancements to its state-of-the-art pollution control technology aimed at further reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

Face recognition technology for pigs could improve welfare on farms

New Scientist

Machine learning software can identify individual pigs based on their facial features with high accuracy, which could help farmers give animals individualised food and veterinary care

New technology harnesses atmospheric water in deserts

Inhabitant

New technology in development by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin could help harvest drinking water from the atmosphere even in the driest climates. A low-cost gel film that can pull sufficient water for drinking from the atmosphere within a short time is in development