Los Angeles is coating its roads in CoolSeal, a gray paint that keeps streets and parking lots 10 degrees cooler than black asphalt.
Engineers developed the material for military air bases to keep spy planes cool while they rest on the tarmac.
In 2000, Ford launched it’s Global Water Conservation Initiative. Global manufacturing facilities were ordered to decrease their water use.
The multinational succeeded. Since 2000, Ford saved more than 10.5 billion gallons of water – a 62.4% reduction.
Per vehicle, water use has decreased nearly 45 percent from 2000 to 2009. Read More
Last May, Shell launched a new division for renewable energy, Martin Wetselaar, now responsible for integrated gas (including LNG), will lead the division ‘New Energy‘. Is Shell moving towards renewables?
The new division will be transferred to the existing activities in hydrogen, biofuels and renewable power generation. It will also be used as a basis for new activities in wind energy. Read More
In 2014, the number of employments in electric vehicles increased by 25% to 3,200 jobs in the Netherlands.
Dutch companies in circular electric transport are doing a great job. National and international. Important, because they do not only contribute to our economy but they also are part of the solution to the global energy and climate issues. Read More
Driving on hydrogen seems to be the future. But the shown hydrogen cars ain’t completely green.
Still Toyota and Hyundai have made a valiant attempt. Last year, Hyundai presented an existing SUV that had been converted to a hydrogen car.
Power-to-Gas is the process of converting surplus renewable energy into hydrogen gas by rapid response electrolysis and its subsequent injection into the gas distribution network. One of the most promising energy storage systems to storage renewables into the existing EU gas infrastructure.
The hydrogen produced is injected into the natural gas system to displace natural gas, so reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reliance upon fuel imports.
If the power is derived mainly from renewable power sources, only low-carbon hydrogen will be produced. Thereby the Power-to-Gas (P2G) approach can facilitate a transition from natural gas to a ‘green’ mixed gas by making use of both of the existing energy grids on a global scale.
Boris Johnson, mayor of London, announced that some of the world’s most advanced new hydrogen cars will come to London. He is promoting the cleanest, greenest, energy technology for the future of transport and infrastructure in the capital.
Johnson: “It’s tremendous to drive the hydrogen powered Toyota.”
Toyota made a deal to deliver 12 brand new Mirai hydrogen powered vehicles to London. Four will be taken on by Transport for London to assist with essential engineering and maintenance work carried out between bus stops and Tube stations.
The Mirai is the first hydrogen fuel cell sedan vehicle to be commercially mass produced. By the end of 2015,all 12 of the vehicles will be driving in London, used by private hire fleets and green minded businesses.
Japanese researchers have created a technology called “Wind Lens” that at least triples the potential output of a wind turbine.
The Wind Lens is a source of renewable energy that Japan has been introducing since the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
Imagine: our entire society powered by the quiet “woosh” of a wind turbine. Kyushu University‘s Wind Lens Turbine is one example of the many innovations happening right now that could transform our world in a green world. Read More
A new green technology has been developed to avoid water waste when recycling plastic that doesn’t require liquids, according to Mexican recycling company, AK Inovex.
Aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin is working on a nuclear fusion reactor that fits into a shipping container. International experts react skeptical. The Russians tried this already in the 60s without success. According to Lockheed Martin the 10 times smaller installation, generates as much energy as experts generate in a building named a Tokamak. Read More
This battery from SeaSalt could be the cheapest and most sustainable battery for the storage of wind and solar energy.
The battery has only sustainable materials with sea-salt as most important component and carbon as electrode.
This clean battery is tested as prototype with more than 7,000 cycles turned. Read More
A network of engaged people from all over the word, in all sectors have together formulated some aspirations for what ‘A Safe and Sustainable Future’ may look like.
Here’s a short recap of how we envision the world to look like in 2050.