Green Technology

Cleaner future brings major economic opportunities to automotive industry

The UK recently held the world’s first Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Summit, bringing together representatives from across the globe to support and collaborate on a zero-emission future for transport around the world. Ministers, officials and business leaders from over 40 countries descended on Birmingham and Bedford for the two-day event, which sought to accelerate investment […]

Innovators challenged to use AI to boost aircraft performance

Innovators in the UK and Canada have been challenged to help aircraft reach unprecedented levels of performance in extreme weather and make them more eco-friendly by using Artificial Intelligence (AI). Start-ups and researchers will need to showcase ideas as to how AI could make aircraft more aerodynamic and cut down on ice build-up on the […]

Minesto breaks new ground as it proves its subsea kite technology

Marine energy developer, Minesto, has verified the functionality of its unique Deep Green technology at utility scale, marking a significant milestone for the company and for the marine energy industry. Following a thorough commissioning programme of the company’s first device of the Deep Green technology at utility scale, which generates clean electricity from tidal streams […]

British expertise boosts innovative solar technologies across Africa

UK aid is supporting the growth of innovative solar technology companies which are providing clean energy to off-grid households in Africa. The Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, announced the news as she accompanied the Prime Minister on a visit to Nigeria. This will improve the lives of over 11 million people while boosting UK business […]

SkySpecs announces opening of new office in Amsterdam

SkySpecs, the award-winning provider of robotics solutions for the wind energy industry, has announced the opening of a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. SkySpecs has been working with leading customers in Europe since 2017 and plans to continue both onshore and offshore growth in 2019 and beyond. “A European presence represents a strategic expansion for […]

Centrica and Ombu invest in Israeli EV charging software provider

Centrica plc has announced a multi-million-pound investment in Driivz, an Israeli start-up that offers end-to-end software solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging. Ombu Group, a leading investor in advanced industrial technology companies, has co-led the investment, which forms part of a £9 million (US$12 million) funding round. Established in 2012, Driivz has developed a cloud-based […]

Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage for electric cars

A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric cars from hours to seconds. In a new paper published in the journal, Nature Chemistry, chemists from the University of Glasgow discuss how they developed a flow battery system using a nano-molecule that can store electric power […]

GE to deploy its solution across Aggreko’s power solutions fleet

GE’s Distributed Power business signed a multiyear supply agreement with Aggreko plc, a global leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, to connect up to 10,000 assets to GE’s Distributed Power myPlant Asset Performance Management (APM) solution over the next five years. myPlant APM is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-agnostic, Industrial […]

GE Power to build Ostrołęka C, Poland’s next power plant

Elektrownia Ostrołęka and GE Power signed the contract to build Ostrołęka C, an ultra-supercritical (USC) coal power plant in the northeast of Poland. GE Power will design and build the power plant as well as manufacture and deliver the ultra-supercritical technology components – boiler and steam turbine generator – ensuring the highest efficiency level possible […]

Solar Bankers and GLBrain partner for transactive energy and blockchain

The renewable energy and blockchain company Solar Bankers has joined forces with the Internet company GLBrain (Dubai), to create an ecosystem of online marketplaces based on blockchain. Solar Bankers, a producer of high-efficiency solar modules using a patented nanostructured holographic foil, is known for developing a solution for rural electrification based on decentralised P2P energy […]