5 Apr 2022
Boston Dynamics' Stretch Robot Now Available for Commercial Purchase
Stretch is a versatile, mobile robot that unloads floor-loaded trailers and containers for safer and more efficient warehouse operations. The robot works with a wide range of package types and sizes, from standard brown to highly graphical boxes, and can handle cases up to 50 pounds. With advanced mobility and a footprint the size of a pallet, Stretch is built to maneuver in and out of trucks and tight spaces in a warehouse.
1 Feb 2022
Full-Scale Offshore Charging Station for Vessels at Offshore Wind Farm
Maersk Supply Service, a part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, is launching its offshore vessel-charging venture, Stillstrom, to support the decarbonisation of the maritime industry by eliminating idle emissions. Together with Ørsted, Stillstrom will demonstrate the world's first full-scale offshore charging station for vessels at an offshore wind farm, scheduled for installation later this year.
20 Jan 2022
Maersk Invests in Electrofuels Startup Company
Maersk expects several fuels to exist alongside in the future fuel mix and has identified 4 potential fuel pathways to decarbonization; biodiesel, alcohols, lignin-enhanced alcohols and ammonia.
12 Nov 2021
Liquid Wind is a Swedish startup developing carbon-neutral methanol from carbon dioxide emissions and green hydrogen primarily for the shipping sector. In October 2021, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr. Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Liquid Wind's Caroline Halldén (Public Policy, Business Development & Project Management) and Felix Jung (Sustainability & Planning Specialist) at the Carbon Capture Technology Expo Europe.
21 Sep 2021
Wikifactory and Danish AM Hub Join Forces
Wikifactory - the world's first social platform and online collaboration system for anyone, anywhere to make real products completely online - has entered into partnership with Danish AM Hub - the world's first member organization for production companies leading in the use of Industrial 3D printing.
28 Jul 2021
Wiliot Secures $200 Million Investment Round Led by SoftBank Vision
For decades, there has remained a massive gap as trillions of products travel billions of miles without any data being available as to their status, whereabouts, or situation. Lacking this information, global supply chains have been profoundly, and vulnerably, in the dark. Recognizing this, many leaders in consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, furniture, and apparel have been working with Wiliot to add their sensing capabilities, intelligence and connectivity.
27 Jul 2021
Wiliot is developing low-cost, energy-harvesting sensors that enable items to be tracked throughout the supply chain. On July 27 2021 it announced that it had received an investment of $200m from Softbank.
21 Apr 2021
Carbon Neutral Methanol Fuel Cell System for Shipping
An innovative fuel cell system based on high-temperature proton exchange membrane technology from Blue World Technologies is being constructed for testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark.
18 Jun 2019
Vera's first assignment: autonomous transport
Volvo Trucks' electric, connected and autonomous vehicle Vera will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden.
3 Jan 2019
Sea Machines raises $10 million
Sea Machines Robotics announced that it has closed a $10 million Series A investment.
31 Oct 2017
Delve deeper into the ocean with drones
With the help of drones, areas of the ocean which have previously proved challenging to access are now within reach. Treacherous arctic conditions make exploration from a boat in these remote areas difficult, even for the most experienced researchers. Deploying drones enables researchers to capture accurate more reliable data, in a safer and more cost-efficient way.
9 Aug 2017
Ship energy independence from multimode energy harvesting
It is now becoming clear that the appalling emissions from ships that cause global warming and local injuries can be virtually eliminated.
28 Mar 2017
Airborne Wind Energy: sophisticated technology, primitive marketing
The technology of Airborne Wind Energy AWE has progressed in leaps and bounds recently as many developers prepare to sell them.
25 Mar 2016
First phase of guidance notes for drones and UAS launched
New guidance approach supports industry in the safe and effective deployment of next generation drone and unmanned aircraft systems technology that can significantly improve productivity gains through reducing risk exposure, survey times and in-service inspection costs of offshore, marine and onshore infrastructure.