Energy transition The future is networked

 

The 1.5-degree target is unattainable without a comprehensive energy transformation. But how can it succeed? What digital solutions are already available and where are innovations needed? How can we accelerate the transformation and overcome the hurdles of building a climate-neutral energy system?

We dive deep into the issue and present digital, innovative solutions.

Owl Wings Could Help Us Design Quieter Wind Farms and Airplanes

With their combed front edge and fringe at the back, owl wings could serve as the ideal model for quieter wind turbines.

EIBA

EIBA: Using AI to Support the Circular Economy

The EIBA project is developing an AI that identifies end-of-life parts to help reuse products instead of merely recycling them.

Interview: Climate Neutrality in Industry 4.0 – How Do We Get There?

In Germany, industry is responsible for around a quarter of all CO2 emissions. We talked to Grischa Beier (IASS Potsdam) about how industry can reduce its massive CO2 emissions with the help of digitalisation.

Polyjoule: Can Plastic Produce Cheaper, Safer and Better Batteries for Renewable Power?

Traditional lithium-ion batteries come with a whole host of issues, not least their expense. A Boston startup is looking to new materials for the next generation of batteries.

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EU Taxonomy: Europe Greenwashes Gas and Nuclear Energy – Now What?

Last week, the European Parliament decided that certain natural gas and nuclear projects will be eligible to receive loans and subsidies earmarked for a transition away from fossil fuels. What are the implications of this decision?

Fraunhofer ISE

Reallabor Pfaff – Climate Neutrality Begins with Intelligently Networked Neighbourhoods

Solar power, heat pumps and waste heat - renewable energies are readily available. The former Pfaff factory site is being used to test what the climate-neutral neighbourhood of the future will look like.

Hypnetic Puts the Power of Pumped Energy Storage Into Shipping Containers

Hypnetic, a German startup, has developed a way to retrofit shipping containers with an innovative pumped energy solution – minus the reservoirs.

How Etalytics can make energy systems more sustainable and cost-efficient

Whether you’re more concerned about extreme weather or, correspondingly, an extremely large energy bill, energy efficiency can help resolve both issues.

Is Hydrogen Storage the Future of Renewable Energy?

There are many potential ways to store surplus renewable energy, but hydrogen is emerging as one of the most promising. New advances are making it cleaner and more practical.