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01 05 2022 | 14:36

Singapore firm gets a US$18m loan to build food storage and processing facilities in Nigeria

IFC support for the commodity trader Robust International could help optimise agriculture value chains The International Financial Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank has…

18 04 2022 | 15:40

UNDP announces US$2.2 million in grants to local innovators to accelerate local climate action across 19 countries

UNDP and Adaptation Innovation Marketplace partners, with support from Adaptation Fund and European Union, announce US$2.2 million in grants to local innovators to accelerate local climate action…

04 12 2021 | 09:12

China creates vast research infrastructure to support ambitious climate goals

Carbon-neutrality institutes, and other initiatives to support a pledge to achieve net zero by 2060, are popping up like mushrooms across China. China, the world’s top carbon emitter, has for the…

28 11 2021 | 08:30

Cameroonian Fishermen Harvest Invasive Aquatic Fern to Create Energy Source

DIZANGUÉ, CAMEROON —  Cameroon's largest lake, Lake Ossa, has been invaded by Salvinia molesta, an aquatic fern native to Brazil that hinders navigation, makes fishing impossible and blocks water…

18 11 2021 | 10:09

The cool tech Mat Santamouris is working on now

Mat Santamouris will detail at Moonshot 2030 how his building coating product can slash ambient heat from 40 degrees to 25 degrees on materials with his coating. See him speak on Tuesday during the…

17 09 2021 | 15:58

How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species

The discarding of fish at sea – known as “bycatch” – happens when fish have no commercial value or annual quotas for a commercial species are limited. It is widely regarded as a wasteful and…

10 09 2021 | 13:11

Hi-tech wooden flooring can turn footsteps into electricity

Swiss scientists develop prototype ‘nanogenerator’ that produces renewable energy when trodden on Scientists have developed technology that can turn footsteps into electricity. By tapping into an…

03 09 2021 | 13:58

‘They said we were eccentrics’: the UK team developing clean aviation fuel

In the search for sustainable flying, Cranfield University might have found the answer in hydrogen. This row of brick sheds, locked away down overgrown country lanes in Bedfordshire, feels a long…

25 08 2021 | 13:46

Biochar can help us keep climate change at bay and more food on the table, according to a new meta-study

I’m always down with more food and fewer heatwaves. Biochar — organic material baked in oxygen-starved environments — can help power up the agriculture industry while also fighting against climate…

25 08 2021 | 12:46

Turbines use wind from passing traffic to generate power

Device can also be installed in places unsuitable for traditional turbines Istanbul has installed wind turbines that generate electricity using the air turbulence generated by traffic. ENLIL is a…

23 08 2021 | 12:53

Swedish company makes world’s first delivery of ‘Green Steel’ made without using coal

‘Test delivery is an important step toward a fully fossil-free iron and steel production value chain’ Swedish joint venture Hybrit has made the world’s first customer delivery of “green steel,”…

26 07 2021 | 00:49

First Ivorian-based innovation wins the Africa prize for engineering innovation

Chemical Engineer Noël N’guessan has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation with a biowaste equipment innovation for smallholder farmers in West Africa to…

25 06 2021 | 10:37

‘Cool Walks’ App Finds Shady Walking Routes to Avoid Extreme Heat in Barcelona.

Barcelonians can now use a new app designed to show pedestrians the shadiest routes to take to avoid extreme heat. The app, Cool Walks, a navigation and routing tool for pedestrians, was first…

18 06 2021 | 10:21

Madagascar-based solar computer manufacturer Jirogasy fundraising for growth

The Madagascar-based Jirogasy, which designs, manufactures and assembles solar IoT systems and computers, is fundraising as it plans growth into new markets. Formed by brothers Yann and Lauric Kasay…

16 06 2021 | 09:36

Kenya's Thandiwe Muriu: Standing out in camouflage.

Photographer Thandiwe Muriu wants her models to both blend in and stand out at the same time. The images in her Camo - short for camouflage - series create an optical illusion where the person in…

14 06 2021 | 10:47

Flower power: how one company is beautifying the wind turbine.

Tulip-shaped ‘eco-art’ turbines address common complaints about noise, danger to wildlife and ugliness. Tulips and flowers could help harness the power of the wind, after a green energy company came…

14 06 2021 | 10:07

Wind Catching with a different approach.

Designed to optimise energy production for a floating wind power plant Designed for easy operations and maintenance Elevator based turbine installation – all heavy operations performed on…

09 06 2021 | 09:56

Are vertical-axis wind turbines really the future.

New research suggests VAWTs could surpass current ofshore giants. Eize de Vries talks to an aerodynamics expert who disagrees. Recently published research by Oxford Brookes University suggests that…

26 05 2021 | 09:15

Rwandan, Zambian energy startups secure funding from impact investor

Rwanda’s Munyax Eco and Zambia’s WidEnergy have secured investment from female-focused fund Opens-LCEF, an impact investor that provides catalytic capital to early-stage social enterprises in …