THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Weekend Edition

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Hi! Here is your dose of useful links and articles related to renewable energy and technology. Have a nice weekend!

Neutrinovoltaic: To make a greener and better world

In Italy, Milan hosts a colossal exhibition dedicated to Nicola Tesla, a brilliant engineer, and scientist, who can be compared, perhaps, only with such a genius as Leonardo da Vinci. However, this year-round, Italy celebrates and remembers the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo. For example, in the Museum of Science and Technology…

The format of the World Climate Conference means for me that the problem of global warming is increasingly bothering people. The very representation of the world political elite, including the leaders of many states, suggests that the issue of climate conservation has become equal to the issue of human survival on Earth. Rapid global warming raises the question – is there a future for future generations?

Holger Torsten Schubart, the head of Neutrino Energy Group

Carmel startup uses technology developed by NASA in 1960s to turn heat into electricity

Inspired by a physics teacher at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Ian Hamilton began as a teenager to seriously contemplate ways to create alternative energy sources. By the time he stepped onto the Purdue University campus as a freshman in 2011, he already had some firm ideas about how to do that. But while in a class studying thermionic…

Geek of the Week: Maryssa Barron brings her (renewable) energy to cleantech and LevelTen

Maryssa Barron grew up in a small, rural town in East Texas and spent most of her childhood playing music and running around the woods with friends. She went on to get a B.A. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University where her research concentrated on environmental governance, specifically wildlife conservation and hunting on private…

 Together, we can demand that the largest carbon emitters reduce their energy usage and invest in renewable energy while supporting the companies that are actually doing it. And trust me, it works.

LevelTen’s Maryssa Barron

Budweiser Beer Made With Solar Energy, Thanks To A New Record Deal

The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev, together with the German company specialized in the renewables sector BayWa r.e., announced a record corporate solar power deal on Thursday. The 10-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) is part of AB InBev’s 2025 Sustainability Goals. The multinational drink and brewing company…

As a brewer, we rely on natural ingredients – water, hops, barley and yeast – to make our beers, so we know that sustainability is not just part of our business, it is our business.

Jason Warner, Zone President for Europe at AB InBev

Does hydrogen have a role to play in a clean-energy future?

This TreeHugger has long been skeptical of hydrogen, suspecting it to be a way of keeping us tied forever to the oil and gas companies who would distribute “grey” hydrogen made from natural gas while promising “green” hydrogen someday. I have repeatedly called the hydrogen economy a fantasy. But Tyler Hamilton, a respected science writer…

Our cars, buses and delivery vans may be going battery-electric, and batteries may be a big part of the answer to energy storage on the electrical grid. But green hydrogen, according to the International Energy Agency, offers what batteries can’t – a flexible way to decarbonize ships, trains, and big airplanes, displace the use of natural gas for heating, and replace fossil fuels used by heavy industry.

Tyler Hamilton, a respected science writer

How algae could save the world

In 1997’s Flubber, Robin Williams’ Professor Brainard was right to turn his attention to green slime as an energy source, but its real-world alternative proves to be a far tamer and more readily available solution. Algae: a diverse collection of eukaryotic organisms that produce around half of the world’s oxygen. The photosynthetic slimes are not…

The 2 Strategies Being Used by Top US Microgrid Developers

Microgrids are emerging as a key tool for resilience. Wood Mackenzie is currently tracking 2,430 operational microgrids across the United States, developed by 187 developers. Most of those 187 developers* have only developed one project, and many of these developers are also the end customer. But 17 of them are not customers…

Why hydrogen cars will be Tesla’s biggest threat

If you ask anyone what the future of cars looks like, they’ll probably tell you it’s electric and that Tesla is at the forefront of the movement. But what if I told you that there’s another option that could be just as good or even better than battery-electric vehicles? What if you could power cars with the most abundant resource in the universe with water…

How one impact investor is lighting up Africa with clean and safe energy

International impact investor Angela Homsi is so passionate about making a difference that, nearly 36 hours after the birth of her first child, she was back working. For Homsi’s daughter was born the day she and her business partner – and husband – launched the commercial operations of their renewable-energy company, Ignite Power. Ignite uses clean…

Africa is now the fastest-growing continent in the world. It is due to double in size in the next 30 years. We either have to find a way to support sustainable positive growth, or it’s going to cause many future crises with people who are living in unacceptable conditions. This is a big challenge today and technology and smart investment is the determining factor.

International impact investor Angela Homsi

How Smart Contracts Can Streamline Capital Projects

When the discussions are finished, the negotiations are concluded, and the contract is signed, the real work begins on a capital project. Thousands of cubic yards of concrete, miles of wiring and pipe, and tons of steel—all of it has to be procured, tracked, delivered, installed, inspected, and commissioned pursuant to the terms of the contract…

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