THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Monday

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Solar Farm Proposed For Kerang Airport

Victoria’s Gannawarra Shire Council is considering leasing out unused land at Kerang Airport for a small utility-scale solar energy project. Council is seeking community feedback regarding KIG Energy Pty Ltd’s proposal to develop the facility on a 12-hectare parcel of land on the edge town, a venture that KIG would carry out in partnership with…

If approved, KIG Energy will construct a small power generation plant that will connect to the broader electricity network. The microgrid can be ‘off the grid’ and produce power through renewable energy which can then be on-sold to the local community.


World’s largest hydrogen plant and UK’s Gigafactory: The sustainability success stories of the week

Despite the economic shockwaves being felt globally as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, projects, and initiatives which empower businesses to play their part in achieving a sustainable future, today, are continuing to launch and scale-up. The role of hydrogen in the low-carbon economy is subject to debate. In the UK, for example, around 95% of…


Is Clean Energy Fuels Stock a Buy?

When you think “clean energy,” you probably picture rows and rows of solar panels, or maybe a wind farm or hydroelectric dam. But none of those energy sources (yet) can easily create vehicle fuel, especially not for heavy-duty vehicles like trucks or buses. Enter Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE), which provides natural- and renewable…


Will The COVID-19 Pandemic Be Negative Or Positive For Electric Cars?

Crises are supposed to present opportunities, and activists on both sides of the clean energy issue see opportunity in the COVID-19 pandemic. The visions of clear skies and quiet streets we had during the lockdown period stirred hope that more people will choose to drive electric. Meanwhile, the brown industries and their representatives in governments…

Electrification will go faster. I think it would be naive to believe after some months, everything will return to normal and our customers will come back into a showroom asking for diesel cars—they will ask even more for electric cars.

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson

AI future proofs power network

A good test of the worthiness of an award winner comes from revisiting that project further into its working life. Will the water that has passed under the bridge wash away the gloss? That is certainly not the case with the Networks Constraints Early Warning System (NCEWS), which won the 2019 E&T Innovation of the Year at the IET’s annual…

The initial stage of the project involved developing a data platform for visualising the network and for pulling information from the network, using the geographical information system. The input of the Heriot-Watt University team in NCEWS was to develop machine learning and AI algorithms that can extract useful information from the data available in the SPEN platform.

Dr Valentin Robu, associate professor and co-director of Smart Systems Group at Heriot-Watt University

Blockchain in Banking Market Top key players

This report studies the Blockchain in Banking market with many aspects of the industry like the market size, market status, market trends, and forecast, the report also provides brief information of the competitors and the specific growth opportunities with key market drivers. Find the complete Blockchain in Banking market analysis segmented by…


Northvolt Introduces Voltpack Energy Storage Solution With Vattenfall

Northvolt, an emerging battery manufacturer, announced the launch of a new energy storage solution for electric grid – Voltpack Mobile System, jointly developed with Vattenfall. The new Voltpack Mobile System is a modular and flexible system envisioned as a replacement to diesel generators as well as for…

Voltpack Mobile System delivers up to 250 kW with a scalable capacity from 245 to 1225 kWh of available energy. The system scales through a central interface hub, which can connect in parallel up to five self-contained Voltpacks, each containing three liquid-cooled, industrial-grade battery Voltpack Cores.


World Bank: META 2 to Modernize the Energy and Mining Sectors in Brazil

The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a US$38 million loan for the Energy and Mineral Sectors Strengthening Project II (META 2). Under the program, various Brazilian public institutions and sectoral agencies will be offered technical assistance activities varying from studies, training, methodologies, databases and IT…

The energy and mining sectors are among the main drivers of the Brazilian economy as they form the basis for the sustainability of the industrial and commercial sectors, in addition to leading to the provision of services that are essential for the quality of life of citizens. This project is a continuation of long-term collaboration with the World Bank.

Bento Costa Lima Leite, Brazil Minister of Mining and Energy

How companies may benefit from clean energy imports – report

A report published by market analyst Lux Research states that companies looking to decarbonize their energy trade routes have about 10 years to do so. According to Lux, by 2030, imported electricity via new high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power lines is likely to become cheaper than low-carbon natural gas turbines. This means that…

Countries representing $9 trillion of global GDP would face difficulties in meeting energy demand with domestic renewable production alone, requiring the import of future energy carriers.


How decentralised renewable energy systems can create jobs for Africa youth

The coronavirus crisis is affecting global society at a time when Africa is facing high cases of unemployment and the youth demographic figures are also on the increase. In fact, it is the only continent which presents a positive demographic trend. Every year, about 30 million new Africans are added to the global population…


BLOCKCHAIN ENABLED PEER TO PEER ENERGY TRADING MARKET TOP KEY PLAYERS

This report studies the Blockchain-Enabled Peer To Peer Energy Trading market with many aspects of the industry like the market size, market status, market trends, and forecast, the report also provides brief information of the competitors and the specific growth opportunities with key market drivers. Find the complete Blockchain-Enabled Peer…


Britain’s largest solar farm poised to begin development in Kent

Britain’s largest solar farm, capable of generating enough clean electricity to power 91,000 homes, is poised to receive the green light from ministers this week. The subsidy-free renewables park is expected to reach a capacity of 350MW by installing 880,000 solar panels – some as tall as buses – across 364 hectares (900 acres) of farmland in the Kent…


Vacuuming Plastic From The Ocean

Vacuuming plastic from the ocean sounds oddly impossible, but Clear Blue Sea, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to cleansing the oceans from plastic pollution, is working on doing as much of this as it can. Meet FRED, a solar-powered catamaran that was built by Clear Blue Sea. FRED is, in essence, a vacuum machine for the ocean. The goal is for it…


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