Microsoft Has Deal to Buy Fusion Power from Helion

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 May 2023 15:46:40 +0000

Software giant Microsoft on May 10 announced it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with nuclear fusion startup Helion Energy to buy electricity from Helion as soon as 2028. […]

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Waste Heat From Data Centers Can Bolster District Heat Systems

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 22:05:06 +0000

data center waste heatGlobally, data centers are estimated to account for 1 to 2% of electricity usage. The percentage is higher in Europe, where data centers there consumed 104 TWh of electricity in 2020 — about 3% of all the electricity consumed within the EU. Those data centers create a lot of waste heat. Some of it could […]

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Microsoft’s Drone AI Pilot Training Lab

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 20:50:38 +0000

It makes sense to perform the most hazardous activities in simulations when you’re testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicle prototypes, or simply automobiles in general. An early autonomous system may be extremely unpredictable, and Tesla warns that they might “make the wrong decision at the worst possible time.” So, before even installing a […]

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Tesla’s Autopilot Team & Cybertruck Visit New Orleans For CVPR

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 05:10:10 +0000

Tesla Cybertruck CVPR New Orlean sTesla’s Autopilot team recently visited New Orleans for the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Ashok Elluswamy, Tesla’s Director of Autopilot Software, shared a photo of Tesla’s boot with an invitation for those in the area to stop by, talk with the engineers, and see the Cybertruck. The Tesla Autopilot team is at […]

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Peptoids Add Spice To New Biofuel Formula For Aircraft & More

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 16:05:29 +0000

lignin biofuel waste reduction green chemistry PNNLAs much as we love electric airplanes over here at CleanTechnica, zero emission flight at any significant scale is still years away. That’s why aviation stakeholders are so keen on biofuel. Cost and supply chain issues block the way, but a team of US researchers in the Pacific Northwest has just come up with a […]

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Microsoft Partners With Carbonfuture On Carbon Removal Purchases

Credit to Author: Jonny Tiernan| Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 18:41:14 +0000

This month it was announced that Microsoft had selected Carbonfuture to be an integral part of its carbon removal portfolio. This deal aims to support Microsoft’s ambitious climate pledge to become entirely carbon negative by 2030, and stands as yet another indicator of much-needed climate action. In terms of carbon removal purchases, this might be […]

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Responsible Battery Coalition Applauds University of Michigan Research on Lithium-Ion Battery Degradation Calls Research “Important Step” in Educating Consumers About Extending Battery Life

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:22:54 +0000

The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) — a leading coalition of companies, academics and organizations dedicated to the responsible management and environmental sustainability of batteries — applauded research published today by the University of Michigan (U-M) in the Journal of Energy Storage on best practices for consumers for extending the life of lithium-ion batteries, as well as the cost savings associated with minimizing degradation

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Big Tech Has Entered The Oil Business

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:10:41 +0000

Big tech has entered the oil business. Well, not all of big tech, because we do have Tesla out there trying to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google, however, are a bit different. They are talking the talk, but when it comes to the oil and gas industry, they are eager to work with companies to find easier ways to extract oil

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The 2 Big Questions Regarding Volkswagen’s Future

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:00:13 +0000

Volkswagen is launching into what could be a huge electric decade that reinvents and rejuvenates the large global automotive group. Yes, the Volkswagen ID.3 — which is sort of supposed to be the VW Beetle or Golf of this century — has some delays. Reinvention can be tough

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