- “Sakuu Announces 3D-Printed Solid-State Battery Success” • Sakuu announced it has successfully and consistently fabricated 3D-printed, fully functional batteries in custom shapes and sizes at its Silicon Valley battery pilot facility since December of last year. The battery cells contain patterned openings for thermal management. [CleanTechnica]
- “Antarctica Sea-Ice Hits New Record Low” • There is now less sea-ice surrounding the Antarctic continent than at any time since we began using satellites to measure it in the late 1970s. It is the southern hemisphere summer, when you’d expect less sea-ice, but this year is exceptional, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. [BBC]
- “Sonnen And TenneT Power German Grid With Electric Cars” • TenneT and sonnen announced that they powered the German grid with electric cars. TenneT is a top electricity grid operator in Europe, and sonnen produces and manages stationary battery systems. These electric cars are joining sonnen’s core virtual power plant network. [CleanTechnica]
- “Texans Support Expanding Renewable Energy Over Fossil Fuels” • Two years after Winter Storm Uri left millions in Texas without power for days, a poll found that a majority of Texans support expanding US reliance on solar power (64%), geothermal (59%), and wind (57%). Only 41% favored expanding US reliance on onshore conventional oil and gas. [Power Engineering]
- “EDF Renewables Picks Up 10-GW Australian Floater” • EDF Renewables acquired the 10-GW Newcastle floating offshore wind farm in Australia. Currently under development near the Port of Newcastle, the project is proposed for the Hunter‐Central Coast Renewable Energy Zone as part of the NSW Government Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap. [reNews]
- “The Race Across Europe To Build Green Steel Plants” • A small town in Sweden’s frozen north is on course to produce Europe’s first commercial green steel. Steel production is responsible for around 7% of all greenhouse gas emissions. But the new plant will use hydrogen technology, designed to cut emissions by as much as 95%. And others are coming. [BBC]
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