THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Wednesday

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Hi! Here is your daily dose of articles related to renewable energy, sustainability, and technology. Stay safe!


Safely meeting demand for renewable energy with innovative material design for health and sustainability

In 2017, the Department of Materials Design and Innovation at the University of Buffalo, Clean Production Action, and Niagara Share created the Collaboratory for a Regenerative Environment (CoRE). CoRE brings together academic experts in materials design with entrepreneurial nonprofit organizations to accelerate clean production and sustainable…


A clean energy company now has a market cap rivaling ExxonMobil

The news last week that U.S. utility and renewable energy company NextEra Energy briefly overtook ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable energy producer shows just how valuable sustainable businesses have become. It’s yet another proof point that there are billions of dollars available for companies focused on…

You’ve got all of this activity even without policy changes — and policy changes are even going in the wrong direction. Our general framework is that the venture model applies to some but not all of the solutions that will solve the problem of climate change.

Abe Yokell, a longtime investor in technologies addressing climate change and the managing partner of Congruent Ventures

Eco Innovation Signs Clean Energy Technology Deal

Eco Innovation Group, Inc. (“ECOX” or the “Company”) (OTC:ECOX), an innovative cleantech incubator aggregating investments in new technologies that promote environmental and social well-being and the development of green energy solutions, announces the signing of a renewable energy technology manufacturing contract…


Automakers’ risky bet: EVs are better than gas cars

As Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG recently have unveiled marquee electric cars, they have let slip a remarkable admission for companies built on oil: Electric models will in some ways be superior. Volkswagen has described its upcoming ID.4 SUV as a combination of its best cars. GM suggests future electric vehicles will be…

It is not so much about being bigger or better than [the internal combustion engine], more that electrification brings unique opportunities and we will be optimizing those opportunities and playing to our strengths.

Ford spokeswoman Emma Bergg

6th Annual POWER WEEK ASIA Is Going Digital

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, POWER WEEK will be continuing our efforts to deliver POWER WEEK ASIA 2020 from 9 – 12 November 2020. As it has always been, the safety and well-being of our delegates, speakers, sponsors, and staffs remains our highest priority. We have decided to bring POWER WEEK ASIA to you live…


Eos Energy Storage Expands Battery Deployments in Nigeria

Eos Energy Storage LLC (“Eos”), a leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration zinc battery storage systems, today announced an expansion of its partnership with Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd. (“Nayo”), a leading West African mini-grid engineering, procurement, and construction (“EPC”) company. Eos will deploy additional…

Eos was quick to prove that its positively ingenious energy storage solutions are uniquely suited to harsh environments and rural deployments with our last deployment. We are proud to expand our partnership with Nayo with a follow up in the first quarter, and we look forward to serving the energy needs of additional communities in the future with Nayo as our partner.

Dr. Balki G. Iyer, Chief Commercial Officer of Eos

Op-ed: The future of solar energy in the South Africa context

Fast forward to 2019 and the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that more than 115 gigawatts (GW) of solar were installed across the world in 2019. This is more than all other generation technologies put together, writes Tiaan Hendriks, National Sales Engineer at SEM Solutions. According to research by Bloomberg NEF…


Clean energy funding roundup: minigrids, nanogrids, microreactors and batteries

Husk Power Systems, a power company operating renewable energy minigrids in Asia and Africa, announced that Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO has invested $5 million in the startup. The FMO investment followed a $20 million investment in 2018 by Shell, Swedfund and Engie Rassembleurs D’Energies…


MOBI Announces the First Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Standard on Blockchain in Collaboration with Honda, PG&E, and GM Among Others

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)’s member-led Electric Vehicle Grid Integration (EVGI) Working Group created and launched the automotive industry’s first global standard incorporating blockchain technology into a decentralized vehicle charging system. The EVGI Working Group released its first technical design specification…

Implementing the EVGI Standard will provide a variety of benefits for players on all sides of the electric vehicle and charging ecosystem. Electric vehicles, chargers, and electricity producers can have a secure identity, communicate with a standard messaging format, and automatically record transactions such as charging, generation, and exchange on a distributed ledger.

Tram Vo, MOBI’s COO and Founder

Corporate PPAs: de-risking “green” power procurement

Amidst the business disruption and economic fallout caused by Brexit and COVID-19, corporates continue to be challenged on actions they take to reduce their carbon footprint. One way for businesses to manage these pressures and meet “green” targets set by their stakeholders is to procure clean energy through corporate power purchase…

Clean energy procurement can help property investors not just meet their sustainability targets, but reduce risk and open up alternative financing terms. For instance, lenders are starting to offer preferential rates and incentives to borrowers who make their developments more energy efficient.

Barry Gross, Real Estate Partner at BCLP

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