THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Friday

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Emirates’ Etihad partners with Swiss blockchain platform Winding Tree

Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ national carrier, said on Thursday it has teamed up with open-source travel platform Winding Tree to explore using blockchain to distribute products and services without the need for third parties such as Sabre. Etihad is one of several airlines and…


CMB pushes ahead with hydrogen combustion projects

Since November 2017, Belgian shipping giant Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has been operating a 16 passenger catamaran ferry powered by a liquid hydrogen-fueled combustion engine. It seems that CMB’s interests in hydrogen as a marine fuel are not confined to operating this comparatively…


Connecticut Supercharges Plan for World’s Largest Fuel Cell Microgrid at $1 Billion Data Center

Connecticut has supercharged development of a 20-MW fuel cell microgrid — part of a $1 billion data center project in New Britain — with a 10-year, $55.2 million sales and use tax exemption. EIP Investments intends to build a microgrid spanning 45,000 square-feet on the site of a shuttered Stanley…


Decentralized Generation Relies on Distributed Intelligence

When Superstorm Sandy blacked out a large swath of the Eastern seaboard for days in 2012, a few islands of light stood out. Co-generation facilities at New York University, Princeton University and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s White Oak Research facility in Maryland powered…


Sustainable Central Park with energy-producing trees unveiled for Ho Chi Minh City

Laboratory for Vision Architecture (LAVA) and Australian design practice Aspect Studios have won an international competition to design the new Central Park for Ho Chi Minh City. Located on the site where southeast Asia’s first train station was located, the 16-hectare linear park will pay…


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