6 Dec 2023
CO2-Derived e-Fuels: Enabling Net-Zero Transportation
On the 28th November 2023, a plane flew from London to New York. For the first time in history, this transatlantic flight was 100% powered by sustainable alternative fuels. This rounds off a promising year for sustainable fuels in aviation. Earlier in 2023, ReFuelEU Aviation Regulation was adopted by the European Union, mandating a 70% sustainable aviation fuel blending obligation by 2050.
29 Nov 2023
Prometheus Fuels is an American energy startup developing tools to utilize atmospheric carbon dioxide to produce drop-in e-fuels.
24 Jul 2023
CarbonBridge are a start-up developing a biomanufacturing process to produce green methanol. IDTechEx spoke with Founder & CEO, Manu Pillai.
7 Mar 2023
Fuel Cell Boats & Ships, a Methanol to the Madness
IDTechEx has published a series of articles recently covering hydrogen- and ammonia-powered fuel cell (FC) demand in shipping. One of the most common responses to this has been - what about methanol?
23 Sep 2022
CorPower Ocean, Maersk Supply Service and Dieseko: UMACK Anchor
CorPower Ocean, Maersk Supply Service and Dieseko have successfully installed the first commercial-scale UMACK anchor to support the HiWave-5 demonstration project. The novel anchor has been installed 4km off the coast of Aguçadoura, in northern Portugal, where it will be used to anchor the CorPower C4 Wave Energy Converter, as part of the flagship HiWave-5 project.
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.