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  1. New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates in packaging
    New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates in packaging 26 Sep 2017

    A recently published research conducted by researchers from the Penn State University introduced a compostable and economical alternative to plastic laminates in packaging and other uses that is argued to significantly reduce pollution.

    Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Survey revealed that 75 percent of Australians see home energy storage as the future
    Survey revealed that 75 percent of Australians see home energy storage as the future 25 Sep 2017

    A recently published survey, conducted by the public advocacy organisation Climate Council revealed that approximately three out of four Australians await that energy storage technologies for households coupled with solar panels will become ‘the new normal’ within the next ten years.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York
    Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York 22 Sep 2017

    On Tuesday 19 September, Climate Action, in official partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative, held the second Sustainable Investment Forum 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square in New York during Climate Week NYC.

    North America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded $20 million in environmental grants
    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded $20 million in environmental grants 21 Sep 2017

    The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced on Tuesday that it awarded its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants of $20 million to more than 100 organisations all over the world aimed, among others, to support wildfire and habitat conservation projects, to aid the defence of indigenous rights, and to back grassroots efforts at combating climate change.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Hydrogen taxi service was launched in Hamburg offering up to 40% lower fares than regular taxis
    Hydrogen taxi service was launched in Hamburg offering up to 40% lower fares than regular taxis 13 Sep 2017

    On 8 September, the German ride-hailing service CleverShuttle launched its first hydrogen fuel cell fleet of taxis in Hamburg.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Millennials embrace the clean energy transition, pushing energy companies to adapt
    Millennials embrace the clean energy transition, pushing energy companies to adapt 8 Sep 2017

    A recent report from the consumer advocacy group Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) “Spotlight on Millennials” shed light to Generation’s Y consumption habits revealing that the Millennials are more keen on new clean energy technologies than older generations.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Mercedes-Benz to reveal its first hydrogen-powered SUV
    Mercedes-Benz to reveal its first hydrogen-powered SUV 8 Sep 2017

    The Stuttgart-based automobile giant, Mercedes-Benz announced that it is about to unveil its first production-ready hydrogen car on 12 September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

    Europe,North America,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Tesla begun large-scale production of solar roof tiles
    Tesla begun large-scale production of solar roof tiles 4 Sep 2017

    American automaker, energy storage company, and solar panel manufacturer Tesla launched large-scale production of its glass solar roof tile at its Buffalo plant.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. France introduces its first hydrogen bus route
    France introduces its first hydrogen bus route 1 Sep 2017

    A consortium between ENGIE’s subsidiary GNVERT and Belgium-based bus manufacturer Van-Hool announced the deployment of the first hydrogen bus route in France in the Pau Pyrénées region.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. BMW to build an all-electric version of the MINI Cooper
    BMW to build an all-electric version of the MINI Cooper 30 Aug 2017

    MINI’s parent company, BMW, confirmed that it will release a full-electric version of the iconic MINI Cooper by 2019.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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