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Manchester Airports aims to secure direct supply of low carbon hydrogen fuel

Manchester Airports aims to secure direct supply of low carbon hydrogen fuel

December 2, 2022 |

In the UK, Manchester Airport has unveiled plans to become the first UK airport with a direct supply of low carbon hydrogen fuel, announcing a partnership with HyNet – one of the UK’s Government-backed industrial decarbonization projects. The airport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the two founding partners of HyNet. Progressive Energy, […]

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South Africa aims to become a leading country in green hydrogen

South Africa aims to become a leading country in green hydrogen

December 2, 2022 |

In South Africa, Devdiscourse reported that South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the country’s intention to become a world leader in green hydrogen. “We are determined to make full use of our substantial endowments to meet the challenges of climate change and to achieve a just transition that benefits all our people,” Ramaphosa said during […]

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GreenTechnologies gets Competitive USDA SBIR Phase II grant

GreenTechnologies gets Competitive USDA SBIR Phase II grant

December 2, 2022 |

In Florida, GreenTechnologies announced that its research and commercialization project for a new Reactive Layer Coating (RLC) technology for biobased fertilizers has been awarded a highly competitive Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II Award of $649,875 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). GreenTechnologies noted that it will develop pilot scale manufacturing capabilities […]

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Egyptian ministers carry out follow-up meeting on waste-to-energy project in Giza

Egyptian ministers carry out follow-up meeting on waste-to-energy project in Giza

December 2, 2022 |

In Egypt, local newspaper Daily News reported that Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad met with Minister of Local Development Hisham Amna, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker, and Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed Salah El-Din Mostafa, to follow up on the national project to establish a municipal waste-to-energy plant in […]

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Sarawak to launch microalgae production facility in February 2023

Sarawak to launch microalgae production facility in February 2023

December 2, 2022 |

In Malaysia, Borneo Post Online reported that Sarawak’s premier Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said that a microalgae production facility is expected to be launched by February next year. He noted the five-hectare algae production facility will mark the state government’s commitment to achieve greener and cleaner coal power generation. “I am proud of […]

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Jamaican government identifies potential sites for waste-to-energy plants

Jamaican government identifies potential sites for waste-to-energy plants

December 2, 2022 |

In Jamaica, Jamaica Gleaner reported that Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed that the government has identified two sites for the construction of waste-to-energy facilities. The government did not reveal the location of the sites. “Very soon the plastic bottle that you throw through the window will become very valuable in the production of energy,” Holness said. […]

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WPI researchers create method for making net-zero aviation fuel

WPI researchers create method for making net-zero aviation fuel

December 1, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a potential recipe for a net-zero fuel for planes that will pull carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air. Through modeling and computation analysis, the researchers developed a formula for a fuel that consists of magnesium, a mineral that is found […]

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India to propose global biofuels alliance at 2023 G20 summit

India to propose global biofuels alliance at 2023 G20 summit

December 1, 2022 |

In India, Mint reported that Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas. Hardeep Singh Puri stated that the country will advocate for a global alliance on biofuels at the upcoming G20 summit. “We will utilize our G20 presidency to try and set up an international biofuel alliance like the International Solar Alliance,” Puri said at […]

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Geo Biogás & Tech to carry out pilot production of SAF in Brazil

Geo Biogás & Tech to carry out pilot production of SAF in Brazil

November 30, 2022 |

In Brazil, EPBR reported that biotechnology company Geo Biogás & Tech will invest $2.8 million in a pilot plant for the production of aviation bio-kerosene in biogas generation units in Paraná state.  The demonstration project will have an initial manufacturing capacity of 660 liters per day, according to the report. The goal of the initiative […]

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Consortium to advance Hybrid-Electric and Water Enhanced Turbofan technologies

Consortium to advance Hybrid-Electric and Water Enhanced Turbofan technologies

November 30, 2022 |

In France, Airbus said that a group of aerospace technology companies have announced the formation of a collaborative consortium to develop hybrid-electric and water-enhanced turbofan technology for future aircraft propulsion systems, supported by the European Union Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking (Clean Aviation).  MTU Aero Engines AG (MTU), Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace (Collins), GKN Aerospace, […]

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