Wearable to detect infant breathing problems
An innovative wearable sensor to monitor new-born babies in poor areas is being developed. Academics will create wearable technology to accurately measure the respiratory rate in new-born babies, specifically for areas where access to healthcare is poor.
University of San Francisco carbon neutral 30 years ahead of goal
The University of San Francisco has met its goal of zero net carbon emissions more than 30 years ahead of its 2050 target date set in 2014 with a series of large and small steps, including reducing campus water use by 30 percent and switching to green cleaning supplies, to installing micro turbines that produce heat and electricity right on campus and purchasing mission-driven carbon offsets.
£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa
£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa to provide electricity to 2.4 million people a year. Developers of small-scale solar, wind, hydro and geothermal projects will be supported to harness each country's natural resources.
A new CO2 - negative energy source as an alternative to coal and oil
Using an existing, operational plant in Austria, NextFuel is introducing a completely new solution to climate change that is CO2 negative, cheap and massively scalable. The NextFuel briquette, made from fast growing elephant grass on marginal land, favorably competes with the rising cost of oil and the price of coal in most markets.
Off grid small nuclear power
Nuclear industry leaders have outlined the concrete steps they are taking to help reach the goal of the Harmony initiative - to achieve a 25% share of world electricity production by 2050 through the addition of 1000 GWe of new capacity. Launched three years ago, Harmony encompasses three objectives - a level playing field for all clean-energy sources of electricity, harmonised regulatory processes, and an effective safety paradigm.
Daimler increases transparency in the raw material supply chain
The common goals are clear: certifiable standards, safe origins and transparency in the procurement of high-risk raw materials and a tangible improvement in the working and living conditions of people locally. By joining, Daimler AG is expanding its broad commitment to initiatives and is actively promoting greater transparency in global raw material supply chains.
Cryptocurrency funded power for Kenya
Sun Exchange, based in South Africa but micro-leasing solar power in Africa, has announced a new partnership with Powerhive, a rural mini-grid solutions provider opening up the crypto-economy to provide access to energy in rural Kenya.
Wearable for women's safety wins $1 million XPrize
Leaf Wearables- an Indian startup which raised $250,000 in 2016 to launch their first product SAFER- A Smart Pendant for Women Safety, has now won the $1 million Women's Safety XPRIZE.
Small cut in EU's total greenhouse gas emissions
Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union decreased by 0.4 % in 2016, according to latest official data published by the European Environment Agency. Using less coal to produce heat and electricity was enough to make a slight cut in total emissions despite an increase in transport emissions for the third consecutive year.
IDTechEx's Energy and Mobility Research at Cambridge Insight Forums
IDTechEx will be hosting the coming 19th, 20th and 21st of June the IDTechEx's Business and Technology Insight Forums at Wolfson College in Cambridge. IDTechEx's Energy & Mobility Team will be presenting our latest research on Electric Vehicle Markets and Technologies on the 20th of June.
Fish scale-derived collagen effective for healing wounds
Scientists have established that collagen derived from fish scales could be effective for various biomedical applications such as wound healing.