- “Swedish Mining Group Boliden Is Getting Electric Trucks From Volvo For Underground Mining Operations” • Mines and similar campus-based operations are some of the best places for EVs. It’s safe to say drivers of heavy electric trucks in such places will not be too worried about range anxiety even with full loads of heavy rocks.[CleanTechnica]
- “The Algae Phoenix Rises: Biofuel Down, Concrete Up” • To the surprise of no-one, ExxonMobil finally canceled its long-running algae biofuel research program earlier this year. The University of Colorado at Boulder emerged as a hotspot for zero emission concrete research based on algae, working on an organism called a coccolithophore. [CleanTechnica]
- “Petrochemical Industry Flattened By Sustainable Fashion, High Tech Soy Edition” • The US biotech company Modern Meadow contacted CleanTechnica to introduce its plant-based approach to sustainable fashion, with a focus on leather. Teasing from plants the same level of performance and aesthetics as plastics has been a challenge. [CleanTechnica]
- “‘Global Energy Transition Needs $35 Trillion By 2030’” • The global energy transition is off-track, aggravated by the effects of global crises, and requires $35 trillion of investment by 2030 to ensure climate targets are delivered upon, the International Renewable Energy Agency says. Renewables deployment must grow by 1000 GW annually. [reNews]
- “Renewable Electricity Production Outpaces Coal For First Time In US” • Only 20% of the country’s power came from coal last year, the US Energy Information Administration said. Coal generated 23% in 2021, and peaked at almost 50% in 2007. But Renewables’ combined contribution to US electricity came to 21% in 2022. [Casper Star-Tribune]
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