Innovation

Kia Wants to Replace Public Transportation With Micro-EV’s

Kia Motors is considering the future of public transportation by pushing for micro electric vehicles that can help people move around cities. The cars have a short range of 71km and a top speed of 45km/h. The company plans to begin in Europe and move to other parts of theRead More →

Relectrify is Uses Old Car Batteries to Provide Grid Storage

Relectrify, an Australian based company, has developed a way to recycle used electric car batteries to be used for battery storage. Traditionally, batteries are viewed as being only as strong as their weakest cell. Relectrifiy is able to control each cell in a battery to get the most out ofRead More →

Footprint is On a Mission to End Plastic Waste

The company Footprint is on a mission to end single-use plastics. Packaging in grocery stores and restaurants accounts for a large percentage of plastics that end up polluting our environment and oceans. Footprint produces packaging for a wide variety of items in grocery stores and cafes that are plastic freeRead More →

ESS inc Raises $30 Million to Expand Battery Storage Manufacturing

A battery technology company has developed a way to store energy in a new way that is portable and absent of highly used lithium-ion or any harmful chemicals for that matter. The technology by ESS inc is an iron-based flow battery that provides over 20,000 cycles of power and isRead More →

The Environmental Remediation Market Expected to Grow in the Coming Years

A new MarketWatch report suggests that the Environmental Remediation Market is expected to grow to $164 Billion by 2026. In 2019, the industry brought in over $98.5 billion with an anticipated 7.5% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for the coming years. Environmental Remediation is seeing this rise alongside the increaseRead More →

Ubiquitos Energy has Developed Transparent Solar Glass

Ubitquitos Energy has developed a new solar glass that is implementable on every building in the world. This is not the first solar glass to be brought to market but is the first to be fully transparent and look like regular window glass. The technology works by using an organicRead More →

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Innovation

A New Proposal Could Heat and Cool Buildings Using Groundwater

In Minneapolis, a new proposal has been introduced for a city project that would include the use of a thermal energy system using an underground aquifer. The project includes a food hall and apartment complex on the edge of the Mississippi river. Minneapolis is known for being one of the coldestRead More →

Researchers at the University of Bath Developed a Solar Desalination System

Researchers have designed a system that can desalinate ocean water. The system uses Ionics to separate salt from water and is powered by solar. Desalination on large scales typically uses a large amount of energy, costs vasts amounts of money, and has unintended environmental impacts. A small-scale system, used strategically,Read More →

Researchers Have Found a Way to Make Graphene Out of Trash

Scientists at Rice University in Houston TX have found a way to create Graphene by using waste. The process, named flash graphene, works by heating carbon-containing materials to 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat this intense creates graphene in 10 milliseconds. This graphene can then be used in a wide range ofRead More →

Watergen Can Help with Water Scarcity Around the World

The company Watergen has created a system that creates drinking water from air. The technology extracts humidity from air in a machine resembling an air conditioner. The machine works by drawing in air, filtering it, going through a heat exchanger which extracts the water from air, and finally filtering theRead More →

First All-Electric Commercial Airplane Just Took its First Flight in Canada

The first fully electric flight took off near Vancouver, Canada on December 10th. The flight was piloted by Harbour Air, a company operating in the islands near Vancouver and builder of the new aircraft. The plane is a converted 62 year old DeHavilland Beaver, a small plane that is usedRead More →

Qube is Creating Bricks From Plastic Waste

A new startup, Qube, is setting out to change the way we build our cities on a foundational level. Abhishek Banerjee developed a way to make bricks out of plastic waste. The India based company began when Banerjee toured a traditional brick kiln and was shocked at the level ofRead More →

Inside Bill’s Brain Offers Peek Into the Billionaires Life and Nuclear Energy Dealings

A new Netflix documentary digs into the mind of Bill Gates and offers a glimpse into the way the billionaire and philanthropist thinks about important issues the world faces. Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, looks at Gates’ path to where he is and the positive social work he isRead More →

Squid Camouflage is Inspiring Medical Science and Future Synthetic Materials

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have been studying Squid Camouflage. A new study has demonstrated the ability to understand the mechanism by which squid, and other camouflage sea species, control reflective pigments to change their appearance and visibility. Reflectin, the protein which controls reflective pigments, has long been a mysteryRead More →

Kanye West Announces New Eco Shoe Made with Algae

At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Kanye West unveiled a new Yeezy shoe prototype made with algae. According to Design Boom, the shoe is made with a combination of petroleum-based ethylene-vinyl acetate and foam produced using algae. This clog is the first release in the company move towards sustainability. WestRead More →

Sundrop Farms is Using Desalinated Water to Irrigate Their Indoor Farms

The Australia company Sundrop Farms has been using seawater to irrigate their indoor farm in Port Augusta, South Australia. The company has developed a system that doesn’t require fossil fuels, groundwater, or soil to grow a variety of produce. The system uses seawater and solar power to achieve the energyRead More →

New Proposal to Refreeze the Arctic Promises Environmental Benefits

A new proposal by a group of scientists and designers offers the ability to refreeze the arctic. The design was named runner up at the ASA International Design Competition.  Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha designed the submersible vessel that would produce hexagonal icebergs stretching 82 feet wide and 16 feet thick. TheRead More →

EarthSense is Greening the Agriculture Industry With Machine Learning

The Agriculture Technology industry continues to grow in the United States. New technologies are being developed left and right that enable farms to be more efficient and, in turn, more profitable. Many companies are also working to green the ag industry. AI is giving large farms the ability to beRead More →

Vertical Farming Conference June 26th, 2019

Vertical Farming Conference takes place on June 26th, 2019 as part of the two-day Agri-Food Innovation event in Venlo, The Netherlands. Some of the focus topics include Improved resource-use efficiency, food safety, AI, robotics, and sustainable buildings. Leo Marcelis, a thought leader for the vertical farming movement, has been announcedRead More →