Arrays of solar sails affixed to the ships that carry global trade over the world’s oceans could be one of the answers to making the shipping industry cleaner and greener, according to Greg Atkinson, founder and chief technology officer of Eco Marine Power Co.
Dell has “saved almost $2 million in the last five years” from using closed-loop recycled plastics in the manufacture of more than 120 of its products and aims to expand the program, said Louise Koch, corporate sustainability director EMEA.
BP Plc said it is focused on reducing the amount of time that drivers need to spend at refilling station forecourts, as the oil major expands its footprint in electric vehicle charging.
Ola Electric Mobility, set up two years ago to run a pilot electric taxi program for its parent ride-hailing firm Ola Cabs, has new investors and a new business plan: it wants to offer rides on electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers.
The ST40 fusion reactor built by U.K.-based Tokamak Energy Ltd., with its inner and outer vacuum chambers, “poloidal and toroidal” field coils and inner plasma, is designed to bring about the same process that fuels the sun – and point the way to the generation of clean, safe and abundant heat and power on Earth.
“A drone is a self-driving electric vehicle that happens to fly,” DroneDeploy CEO Mike Winn said. “The hardware is getting better and the software is getting better and will be able to help our customers in new ways. The products are becoming smarter, they can fly farther, they can capture better data.”
The Indian company that is the world’s largest provider of street lighting says it has taken a “leap of faith” in preparing to install 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations in its home country in the next two years.
Oxford Photovoltaics a U.K. company developing solar cells that use a crystalline material called a perovskite to achieve higher conversion efficiency, says it is aiming to have a 250-megawatt-a-year production line operating by the end of 2020.
The Seoul-headquartered Green Climate Fund has approved $5 billion for about 100 green projects in developing countries over the last four years, in the form of debt, equity, grants or guarantees.
Uptake uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to prevent failures by trucks, locomotives and wind turbines, taking data from connected sensors -- the Internet of Things -- to detect unusual vibrations or temperature changes that often precede failures and then alerting humans who can arrange maintenance.
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