Bio-recycling gets fashionable with enzymes that will eat your shoes

Imagine taking a worn-out pair of sneakers or used yoga pants back to the brand that produced them, knowing the polyester material they’re made of will be biologically broken down to its fundamental elements, then used to make a shiny new pair of sneakers or yoga pants or anything, really, that’s made from polyester. Which, … Read more

‘Industrial decarbonisation’: 20 hydrogen and CCS projects make shortlist for public funding

Twenty carbon capture and storage (CCS) and low-carbon hydrogen production projects planned in industrial heartlands across England and North Wales have made the shortlist for public funding through the government’s industrial decarbonisation scheme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced today. Hydrogen production plants planned by BP, Equinor, and Kellas Midstream in … Read more

Tesco and Renault launch fully electric deliveries to city-centre stores

Supermarket Tesco has this week debuted a new zero-emission electric lorry to make deliveries from its distribution centers to stores in city centres, which the retailer said could replace 30,000 diesel-fuelled road miles with clean energy each year. The supermarket said the electrically-powered lorry, which has been made by Renault Trucks and is known as … Read more

Archer Aviation receives $10m deposit to develop zero emission eVTOL aircraft

Archer Aviation has received a $10m deposit from United Airlines to support its plans to produce 100 electric vehicle take-off and landing (eVOTL) aircraft. The companies have described the payment as a “watershed moment” for the sustainable aviation industry and said it demonstrates growing confidence that eVTOL aircraft can be commercialised. Archer’s eVOTL is a … Read more

EV charging app Zap-Map raises £9m to help power international expansion

Popular electric vehicle (EV) charging app Zap-Map has raised £9m in funding from renewable energy supplier Good Energy Group and global fuel card and payment provider Fleetcor in support of its plans to expand internationally. The EV charging app provides users with a map which they can use to search for available charge points across … Read more

Cosworth and AMTE partner to develop next-generation EV engines

Specialist battery cell manufacturer AMTE power has inked a supply deal with Cosworth, which will see its products used in advanced propulsion solutions for electric cars, planes, and ships. The UK-based company announced the deal this morning, arguing that its ‘ultra-high power cells’ were “ideally suited” for the solutions and technologies engine giant Cosworth supplies … Read more

Big names including Amazon, Honeywell, Mitsubishi line up behind green hydrogen

Even as the overall VC market slows during the second half of 2022, investments in climate tech – particularly technologies that could enable green hydrogen to help decarbonize heavy industry and other big emitters – continue to add up. This week, Aurora Hydrogen, a pyrolysis startup in Edmonton, Alberta, disclosed $10m in Series A funding … Read more

‘Structural growth’: Global sales of fuel cell vehicles jump 80 per cent in 2021

Battery electric vehicles (EVs) may be set to dominate the auto market in the coming decades, but fuel cell technologies could still have a sized role to play in the decarbonisation of transport. That is the conclusion of a new research note from banking giant Credit Suisse, which yesterday detailed how global sales of fuel … Read more

Government awards £37m to biomass and hydrogen innovation projects

The government has awarded £37m in funding to projects that can increase UK production of sustainable biomass feedstocks and hydrogen, as it looks to accelerate the development of two sectors that could play a critical role in the net zero transition. In an announcement yesterday the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) revealed … Read more

Xlinks chalks off latest milestone for Morocco-UK solar link project

Xlinks has appointed engineering consultancy WSP to provide technical advisory services for its Morocco-UK solar link project, marking another step forward for plans the multi-billion pound development that could see solar power exported from North Africa to the UK. WSP has become the latest partner for the ambitious Xlinks project, which aims to build an … Read more