A US startup says 3D printing solid state batteries could double their capacity

A US startup says 3D printing solid state batteries could double their capacity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By using new manufacturing techniques we can do things we couldn’t do before, such as using nanoscale manufacturing to increase battery energy densities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Centrica injects hydrogen into a UK gas peaker plant for the first time

Centrica injects hydrogen into a UK gas peaker plant for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of the problems we have “greening” our electricity supply is converting old gas power stations to cleaner fuels and this is the first major step.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Scientists have found a way to break down Forever Chemicals

Scientists have found a way to break down Forever Chemicals

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some chemicals either never break down or take millennia but now we have a way to break them down on demand using a new method.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Germany is building colossal urban thermos flasks to heat homes this winter

Germany is building colossal urban thermos flasks to heat homes this winter

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its weaponisation of energy supplies has left Europe short of vital gas supplies so countries are finding new innovative ways to keep their citizens warm this winter.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Innovative floating deep sea vertical axis turbines to hit Norway’s coast in 2023

Innovative floating deep sea vertical axis turbines to hit Norway’s coast in 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By creating a vertical axis wind turbine this company believes it can create some of the most powerful and efficient wind turbines on the planet.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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The first hydrogen powered trains enter service in Germany

The first hydrogen powered trains enter service in Germany

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For a whole bunch of reasons the transition from polluting fossil fuels is now truly getting underway and it’s great to see it happening.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Algae help researchers create the world’s first carbon negative concrete

Algae help researchers create the world’s first carbon negative concrete

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Carbon negative concrete could not only eliminate 10% of all global greenhouse gas emissions but also reverse them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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For the first time a flying yacht has made green hydrogen at sea

For the first time a flying yacht has made green hydrogen at sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to make zero emissions green hydrogen fuel from renewable sources is getting better all the time, and it will accelerate the energy switch from fossil fuels.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with...

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The US green lights its first ever mini nuclear reactors

The US green lights its first ever mini nuclear reactors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nuclear reactors used to be huge, but now they’re about the size of a truck and powerful and the US just gave the thumbs up to the first of a new batch.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast,...

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Open fan engine prototype helps Airbus cut 20 percent of aircraft emissions

Open fan engine prototype helps Airbus cut 20 percent of aircraft emissions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Airbus is exploring the technologies of the past and future to help it create zero emissions aircraft and this latest engine prototype helps save 20% of emissions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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Airbus uses the giant A380 to test its first prototype Hydrogen jet engines

Airbus uses the giant A380 to test its first prototype Hydrogen jet engines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen fuel is seen as the aviation industries only route to true zero emissions flight, and Airbus are leading the way.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Tesla researcher demonstrates 100 year 4 Million mile EV battery

Tesla researcher demonstrates 100 year 4 Million mile EV battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your cars battery lasted longer than you could live?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. With things like...

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This pyramid shaped lens eliminates the need for solar panels to track the Sun

This pyramid shaped lens eliminates the need for solar panels to track the Sun

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not only does this boost efficiency and solar conversion, but it also eliminates the need for solar tracking systems …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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New cargo ships to ride on bubbles of air to reduce fuel emissions by 40 percent

New cargo ships to ride on bubbles of air to reduce fuel emissions by 40 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water resistance means cargo ships burn more fuel, but what if they didn’t float in the water but rode on air instead?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Japan’s newest deep sea turbines tap into 200GW of deep sea power

Japan’s newest deep sea turbines tap into 200GW of deep sea power

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Countries are looking for renewable energy sources that produce power 24/7/365 and at the moment the deep oceans are the best bet so Japan’s scaling their technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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Researchers have found a way to make hydrogen from biogas

Researchers have found a way to make hydrogen from biogas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biogas is green-ish and renewable, but hydrogen is arguably the ultimate green fuel and now we can make it from biogas.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Toyota’s new prototype hydrogen canister can run your microwave for literally hours

Toyota’s new prototype hydrogen canister can run your microwave for literally hours

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We need to find new ways to transport hydrogen effectively and safely, and while canisters are one way Toyota probably needs something that provides people with alot more “umpfff!” But it’s a start.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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In a world first researchers have run a gas turbine on hydrogen fuel

In a world first researchers have run a gas turbine on hydrogen fuel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are lots of legacy gas systems around, from jet engines to gas plants, and this could give companies a way to “green” them and get them to run on zero emissions hydrogen fuel.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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No stopping solar after another record breakthrough smashes 32% efficiency

No stopping solar after another record breakthrough smashes 32% efficiency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If solar is already the world’s cheapest form of energy what happens when the tech gets multiple times better?! Energy generation costs go to zero …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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The world’s fastest carbon capture system extracts 99% of all CO2 in air

The world’s fastest carbon capture system extracts 99% of all CO2 in air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we want to halt climate change, let alone reverse it, then we need new carbon capture technologies and they’re slowly getting better.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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