Innovation & Clean Tech

Route map for low carbon concrete

Alkali-activated binders for precast and ready-mixed concrete products: A route map to standardisation, certification and guidance. Approximately 5% of the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by humans currently arise from cement production. As a consequence, there is commercial interest in developing low-carbon cements and related binders suitable for use ‘at scale’ in concrete production.…
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Electric leg-up

Drivers of electric cars are to be allowed to drive in bus lanes in London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Bristol as part of the ongoing government investment in electric vehicle infrastructure. On these increasingly congested towns and cities, allowing such an advantage to electric car drivers at peak times offers a genuine incentive to invest…
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Let’s get the solar rolling

Want to go off-grid? It’s not just the domain of latter day baby-boomers - popularity and demand for off-grid power systems is increasing alongside the growing appreciation for clean energy and, of course, the combination of significant advances in technology. People are opting to go off-grid for a variety of reasons: to self-generate; secure an…
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Tesla game changer Model III… but get the gigafactory finished first

EV specialist automotive company Tesla is pushing on with construction of its giga-factory in Utah, despite some of the workers on the construction site walking off the job this week. The dispute is over where workers are hired from, with claims from a local carpenters' union that workers from other states have been employed. The…
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Bloomberg: unleash the full force of human ingenuity

Three-term Mayor of New York, United Nations special envoy and potential Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg addressed the Investor Summit on Climate Risk with a simple request to the public: Keep pushing for change. Treading a fine line by talking about weather events in the context of climate change, Bloomberg said: "The public is upset with…
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“Smartification” – a thing?

As 2016 gets going and we’re all glad to see the back of “blue Monday”... a note of optimism for all you technophile out there. Cities across the world will continue to be “smartified” with the help of technology and driven by the need to adapt to meet surging populations in urban areas. But how…
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