- “‘Rambo Root’ Could Help With Climate Action, Peace Building, And Environmental Issues” • The low-cost root crop cassava, called ‘Rambo root’ for its rugged appearance and resilient attributes, produces the highest amount of calories per hectare in most tropical countries. It can withstand increasing temperatures and thrives in poor soils. [EurekAlert]
- “Falling Sales, Job Losses And Bankruptcies: Pain Spreads Across Coal Country” • President Donald Trump promised he would save the US coal industry. But as his tenure winds down, the industry is plagued by falling demand, bankruptcies and job losses. It has lost 8,000 jobs, or 15% of its workforce, over the last 12 months. [CNN]
- “Toyota Says It May Finally Be Ready To Make An Electric Car” • Toyota, which is heavily committed to hybrid and fuel cell technology, announced that it has developed a flexible, scalable chassis for electric vehicles. The company will take the wraps off an all new electric SUV destined for European customers in a few months. [CleanTechnica]
- “Amazon Takes Renewables Offtake To 6.5 GW” • Amazon says it is now the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy, with the addition of 26 new utility-scale wind and solar projects around the world. Amazon’s renewables offtake deals now cover 6.5 GW of clean electricity production capacity, with 127 wind and solar projects in total. [reNEWS]
- “Vestas Backs Pioneering Green Ammonia Plant” • Vestas is backing the development of the what could be the world’s first commercial-scale green ammonia plant. With the potential to be operating as soon as 2022, the 10 MW project will be located in Western Jutland, Denmark, and will produce over 5,000 tons of green ammonia annually. [reNEWS]
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