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Green Technology Progress
Jun 15, 2022
The 4in1 Electric Axle from Schaeffler

The 4in1 Electric Axle from Schaeffler

Schaeffler is simultaneously launching several new electric axle drives (electric axles). With the so-called 4in1 electric axle, Schaeffler is now going one step further by integrating the thermal management system as well as the electric motor, power electronics, and transmission into the axle drive.
External Company Press Release
Vilnius Forms Shared Mobility Cluster to Reduce Traffic

Vilnius Forms Shared Mobility Cluster to Reduce Traffic

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, has collaborated with local businesses to create Vilnius Shared Mobility Hub—a mobility cluster aimed at boosting the city's car-sharing services and economic innovations, as well as promoting sustainability by reducing the number of individual vehicles in the city.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
First Gas Turbine Powered by Pure Hydrogen

First Gas Turbine Powered by Pure Hydrogen

University of Stavanger operates a micro gas plant in south-west Norway. The gas turbine produces both heat and electricity. It also supplies hot water for heating the laboratory buildings in the immediate area. In addition, surplus energy is supplied to power provider Lyse's district heating and electricity grids. All energy is used efficiently.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Fueled by Upcycled Plastic

Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Fueled by Upcycled Plastic

Researchers have developed an upcycling approach that adds value to discarded plastics for reuse in additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The readily adoptable, scalable method introduces a closed-loop strategy that could globally reduce plastic waste and cut carbon emissions tied to plastic production.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Battery Cells Achieve Exceptional, Five-Minute Fast Charge

Battery Cells Achieve Exceptional, Five-Minute Fast Charge

Enovix Corporation has demonstrated the ability of its 0.27 Ah Electric Vehicle test cells to charge from 0-80% state-of-charge in as little as 5.2 minutes and achieve a greater than 98% charge capacity in under 10 minutes.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Polylactic Acid Plastics

Polylactic Acid Plastics

In 2021, polylactic acid (PLA) was the most widely produced bio-based bioplastic polymer in the world, with almost 460,000 tonnes produced worldwide, representing 18.9% of all bioplastics. PLA is a polyester of lactide monomers, which are derived from the fermentation of biological feedstocks. These can include food agriculture feedstocks like corn, beet, and sugarcane, as well as non-food feedstocks like woody biomass and organic waste feedstocks. PLAs are 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable, although degradation requires industrial composting. In this article, IDTechEx discusses how PLA is manufactured, the fermentation considerations for lactic acid, end-of-life options, applications, players, and opportunities.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 13, 2022
First CO2 Battery Long Duration Energy Storage Plant

First CO2 Battery Long Duration Energy Storage Plant

Energy Dome announced the successful launch of its first CO2 Battery facility in Sardinia, Italy. This milestone marks the final de-risking of the CO2 Battery technology as Energy Dome enters the commercial scaling phase, becoming the first commercial long-duration energy storage technology on the market offering a reliable alternative to fossil fuels for dispatchable baseload power globally.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 13, 2022
Mayflower Autonomous Ship Has Reached North America

Mayflower Autonomous Ship Has Reached North America

Following two years of design, construction and AI model training, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship was officially launched in September 2020. With no human captain or onboard crew, this is the first self-directed autonomous ship with technology that is scalable and extendible to traverse the Atlantic Ocean.
External Company Press Release
CorPower Ocean to Launch'Next-Generation' C4 Wave Energy Converter

CorPower Ocean to Launch'Next-Generation' C4 Wave Energy Converter

CorPower Ocean is set to officially launch its next-generation C4 wave energy converter alongside its new 'CorPack Concept' providing the building blocks for future wave energy farms. It comes as the wave energy developer prepares to deliver its flagship HiWave-5 Project in northern Portugal, with ocean deployment planned later this year.
External Company Press Release
Octopus Energy Enters German Renewable Market with First Wind Farm

Octopus Energy Enters German Renewable Market with First Wind Farm

Octopus Energy Group's generation arm has signed its first renewable generation deal in Germany, helping to boost the country's energy security.
External Company Press Release
Electric Rallycross, The Future of Motor Racing?

Electric Rallycross, The Future of Motor Racing?

The Nitro Rallycross global series kicks off in the UK next weekend. The series features the revolutionary FC1-X, a groundbreaking electric vehicle which can produce the equivalent of 1,070 horsepower and accelerate 0-60 mph in just 1.4 seconds - faster than an F1 car.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 10, 2022
World's First Production Ready Solar Car

World's First Production Ready Solar Car

Lightyear 0 was unveiled in an online global premiere. The optimised solar roof and holistic design mean that the car can drive for weeks, even months, without charging.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 9, 2022
Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Sharp Corporation has achieved a conversion efficiency of 32.65%, the world's highest, in a lightweight, flexible, practically sized solar module developed as part of the "Research and Development of Solar Cells for Use in Vehicles" project.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 8, 2022
Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

In a new study, scientists find that holes can improve technology, including medical devices. The study describes an entirely new way to make a solar cell: by etching holes in the top layer to make it porous. The innovation could form the basis for a less-invasive pacemaker, or similar medical devices. It could be paired with a small light source to reduce the size of the bulky batteries that are currently implanted along with today's pacemakers.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 7, 2022
World First Autonomous Transoceanic Voyage of a Large Merchant Ship

World First Autonomous Transoceanic Voyage of a Large Merchant Ship

Avikus, a subsidiary of HD Hyundai, has successfully carried out autonomous navigation of a large ship across the ocean, becoming the first company in the world to accomplish such a feat. In this ocean crossing, the Prism Couragr equipped with HiNAS 2.0 was operated autonomously on the optimal routes, increasing the fuel efficiency by around 7 percent while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by about 5 percent. Also, the system accurately recognized the locations of nearby ships during operation to avoid collision about 100 times.
External Company Press Release
Developing a Toolchain to Assess Performance of Wind Energy Systems

Developing a Toolchain to Assess Performance of Wind Energy Systems

The goal of the project is to achieve a better understanding of the unsteady inflow conditions at altitudes above the first layer of air above the ground (the surface layer). The aim is to develop a toolchain to efficiently and effectively assess the performance and reliability of airborne wind energy devices and conventional wind turbines. This is important to site evaluation but also for increasing the wind plant efficiency and making the operation of airborne wind energy systems safer.
External Company Press Release
Echandia Receives Order for Navel Vessels Worth EUR 5 Million

Echandia Receives Order for Navel Vessels Worth EUR 5 Million

Echandia has received an initial order for battery systems in the highly specialized naval segment. The order, which comes from major system supplier in the maritime sector, amounts to EUR 5 million and is Echandia's first foray into military applications.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 6, 2022
Portable Hydrogen Cartridge Prototype

Portable Hydrogen Cartridge Prototype

Toyota Motor Corporation and its subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings Inc, have developed a working prototype of its portable hydrogen cartridge. This cartridge design will facilitate the everyday transport and supply of hydrogen energy to power a broad range of daily life applications in and outside of the home. Toyota and Woven Planet will conduct Proof of Concept trials in various places, including Woven City, a human-centered smart city of the future currently being constructed in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 3, 2022
Ford to Invest $3.7 Billion in Electric Vehicles

Ford to Invest $3.7 Billion in Electric Vehicles

United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company leaders have announced plans to add more than 6,200 new U.S. manufacturing jobs in the Midwest, convert nearly 3,000 temporary UAW-Ford workers to permanent full-time status and provide all hourly employees healthcare benefits on the first day of employment.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 15, 2022
The 4in1 Electric Axle from Schaeffler

The 4in1 Electric Axle from Schaeffler

Schaeffler is simultaneously launching several new electric axle drives (electric axles). With the so-called 4in1 electric axle, Schaeffler is now going one step further by integrating the thermal management system as well as the electric motor, power electronics, and transmission into the axle drive.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
First Gas Turbine Powered by Pure Hydrogen

First Gas Turbine Powered by Pure Hydrogen

University of Stavanger operates a micro gas plant in south-west Norway. The gas turbine produces both heat and electricity. It also supplies hot water for heating the laboratory buildings in the immediate area. In addition, surplus energy is supplied to power provider Lyse's district heating and electricity grids. All energy is used efficiently.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Polylactic Acid Plastics

Polylactic Acid Plastics

In 2021, polylactic acid (PLA) was the most widely produced bio-based bioplastic polymer in the world, with almost 460,000 tonnes produced worldwide, representing 18.9% of all bioplastics. PLA is a polyester of lactide monomers, which are derived from the fermentation of biological feedstocks. These can include food agriculture feedstocks like corn, beet, and sugarcane, as well as non-food feedstocks like woody biomass and organic waste feedstocks. PLAs are 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable, although degradation requires industrial composting. In this article, IDTechEx discusses how PLA is manufactured, the fermentation considerations for lactic acid, end-of-life options, applications, players, and opportunities.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 13, 2022
Mayflower Autonomous Ship Has Reached North America

Mayflower Autonomous Ship Has Reached North America

Following two years of design, construction and AI model training, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship was officially launched in September 2020. With no human captain or onboard crew, this is the first self-directed autonomous ship with technology that is scalable and extendible to traverse the Atlantic Ocean.
External Company Press Release
Octopus Energy Enters German Renewable Market with First Wind Farm

Octopus Energy Enters German Renewable Market with First Wind Farm

Octopus Energy Group's generation arm has signed its first renewable generation deal in Germany, helping to boost the country's energy security.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 10, 2022
World's First Production Ready Solar Car

World's First Production Ready Solar Car

Lightyear 0 was unveiled in an online global premiere. The optimised solar roof and holistic design mean that the car can drive for weeks, even months, without charging.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 8, 2022
Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

In a new study, scientists find that holes can improve technology, including medical devices. The study describes an entirely new way to make a solar cell: by etching holes in the top layer to make it porous. The innovation could form the basis for a less-invasive pacemaker, or similar medical devices. It could be paired with a small light source to reduce the size of the bulky batteries that are currently implanted along with today's pacemakers.
External Company Press Release
Developing a Toolchain to Assess Performance of Wind Energy Systems

Developing a Toolchain to Assess Performance of Wind Energy Systems

The goal of the project is to achieve a better understanding of the unsteady inflow conditions at altitudes above the first layer of air above the ground (the surface layer). The aim is to develop a toolchain to efficiently and effectively assess the performance and reliability of airborne wind energy devices and conventional wind turbines. This is important to site evaluation but also for increasing the wind plant efficiency and making the operation of airborne wind energy systems safer.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 6, 2022
Portable Hydrogen Cartridge Prototype

Portable Hydrogen Cartridge Prototype

Toyota Motor Corporation and its subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings Inc, have developed a working prototype of its portable hydrogen cartridge. This cartridge design will facilitate the everyday transport and supply of hydrogen energy to power a broad range of daily life applications in and outside of the home. Toyota and Woven Planet will conduct Proof of Concept trials in various places, including Woven City, a human-centered smart city of the future currently being constructed in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
External Company Press Release
Vilnius Forms Shared Mobility Cluster to Reduce Traffic

Vilnius Forms Shared Mobility Cluster to Reduce Traffic

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, has collaborated with local businesses to create Vilnius Shared Mobility Hub—a mobility cluster aimed at boosting the city's car-sharing services and economic innovations, as well as promoting sustainability by reducing the number of individual vehicles in the city.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Fueled by Upcycled Plastic

Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Fueled by Upcycled Plastic

Researchers have developed an upcycling approach that adds value to discarded plastics for reuse in additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The readily adoptable, scalable method introduces a closed-loop strategy that could globally reduce plastic waste and cut carbon emissions tied to plastic production.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Battery Cells Achieve Exceptional, Five-Minute Fast Charge

Battery Cells Achieve Exceptional, Five-Minute Fast Charge

Enovix Corporation has demonstrated the ability of its 0.27 Ah Electric Vehicle test cells to charge from 0-80% state-of-charge in as little as 5.2 minutes and achieve a greater than 98% charge capacity in under 10 minutes.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 13, 2022
First CO2 Battery Long Duration Energy Storage Plant

First CO2 Battery Long Duration Energy Storage Plant

Energy Dome announced the successful launch of its first CO2 Battery facility in Sardinia, Italy. This milestone marks the final de-risking of the CO2 Battery technology as Energy Dome enters the commercial scaling phase, becoming the first commercial long-duration energy storage technology on the market offering a reliable alternative to fossil fuels for dispatchable baseload power globally.
External Company Press Release
CorPower Ocean to Launch'Next-Generation' C4 Wave Energy Converter

CorPower Ocean to Launch'Next-Generation' C4 Wave Energy Converter

CorPower Ocean is set to officially launch its next-generation C4 wave energy converter alongside its new 'CorPack Concept' providing the building blocks for future wave energy farms. It comes as the wave energy developer prepares to deliver its flagship HiWave-5 Project in northern Portugal, with ocean deployment planned later this year.
External Company Press Release
Electric Rallycross, The Future of Motor Racing?

Electric Rallycross, The Future of Motor Racing?

The Nitro Rallycross global series kicks off in the UK next weekend. The series features the revolutionary FC1-X, a groundbreaking electric vehicle which can produce the equivalent of 1,070 horsepower and accelerate 0-60 mph in just 1.4 seconds - faster than an F1 car.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 9, 2022
Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Sharp Corporation has achieved a conversion efficiency of 32.65%, the world's highest, in a lightweight, flexible, practically sized solar module developed as part of the "Research and Development of Solar Cells for Use in Vehicles" project.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 7, 2022
World First Autonomous Transoceanic Voyage of a Large Merchant Ship

World First Autonomous Transoceanic Voyage of a Large Merchant Ship

Avikus, a subsidiary of HD Hyundai, has successfully carried out autonomous navigation of a large ship across the ocean, becoming the first company in the world to accomplish such a feat. In this ocean crossing, the Prism Couragr equipped with HiNAS 2.0 was operated autonomously on the optimal routes, increasing the fuel efficiency by around 7 percent while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by about 5 percent. Also, the system accurately recognized the locations of nearby ships during operation to avoid collision about 100 times.
External Company Press Release
Echandia Receives Order for Navel Vessels Worth EUR 5 Million

Echandia Receives Order for Navel Vessels Worth EUR 5 Million

Echandia has received an initial order for battery systems in the highly specialized naval segment. The order, which comes from major system supplier in the maritime sector, amounts to EUR 5 million and is Echandia's first foray into military applications.
Green Technology Progress
Jun 3, 2022
Ford to Invest $3.7 Billion in Electric Vehicles

Ford to Invest $3.7 Billion in Electric Vehicles

United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company leaders have announced plans to add more than 6,200 new U.S. manufacturing jobs in the Midwest, convert nearly 3,000 temporary UAW-Ford workers to permanent full-time status and provide all hourly employees healthcare benefits on the first day of employment.
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