Fly Ash, Silica Fume, & Natural Pozzolans Are Terms To Know When Talking Green Cement

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2024 17:35:48 +0000

Every domain brings with it a wealth of new language. Being the domain junky that I am, my head is creaking at the seams with jargon and technical terms from a multitude of places. Cement and concrete are no different. Today’s exploration is of the interesting world of supplementary cementitious … [continued]

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US Industrial Natural Gas Consumers Could See 56% Higher Bills With Methane Leak Price

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2024 16:35:14 +0000

Remarkably, in 2022 the USA managed to get a greenhouse gas price through Congress. It wasn’t on carbon dioxide, the biggest problem, but it was on methane, the second biggest greenhouse gas problem we humans create. Perhaps more remarkably, it was explicitly on the oil and gas industry and excluded … [continued]

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EV Battery Swapping Means Less Downtime For Fleets

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2024 15:50:07 +0000

The Chinese startup U Power stirs the EV battery swapping pot, deploying guided robotic vehicles for speed and efficiency.

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What’s The Real Cost Of Fast Food? Climate Pollution

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2024 15:15:53 +0000

It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten at a fast food roadside stop. As a nearly lifelong vegetarian, I’ve had to be conscious of seeking out complete proteins and nutritional balance in order to stay healthy. But my own experience with fast food is pretty rare here in the … [continued]

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Science Never Sleeps, Green Hydrogen & Biochar Edition

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 31 May 2024 15:07:00 +0000

Researchers are deploying biochar to boost energy efficiency and cut the cost of green hydrogen from water electrolysis.

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Many Green Cement Roads Lead Through Electric Arc Steel Furnaces

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 18:50:23 +0000

An electric arc furnace is like a giant, high-tech kitchen appliance for melting metal. Imagine a huge, robust pot where you throw in scrap metal, like old cars or broken appliances. Instead of using gas or coal to heat things up, this “pot” uses powerful electric arcs — think of … [continued]

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On Carbon Emissions, No Contest Between Wind Farms & Gas Power Plants

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 12:44:26 +0000

Wind farms are already winning the low carbon race, and new carbon-cutting recycling and manufacturing technologies are also emerging.

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The General Motors 2023 Sustainability Report — Mixed Results, Several Disappointments

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 16:05:38 +0000

General Motors has released its 2023 Sustainability Report, a sleek and glossy 84-page, feel-good publication that showcases the company’s commitment to work toward its carbon-neutral goals. The report highlights GM’s initiatives to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption, forge strategic partnerships to enhance supply chain sustainability, and support the development of … [continued]

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Why Harvard Sees Potential In Investing In Plant-Based Innovations

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 15:25:13 +0000

When we think of plant-based innovations, we tend to think of veggie burgers and soy-based chicken. A course at Harvard, titled the “Great Food Transformation,” looked at the journey towards a sustainable, resilient food system. They discovered that such a quest is both a challenge and an opportunity. Reflecting back, … [continued]

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Elegant Wind Turbine Blades Made Of Wood Can Outperform Composites

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 03 May 2024 17:17:05 +0000

Wooden wind turbine blades can outperform conventional composites while reducing costs and improving recycling rates.

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