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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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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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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This startup wants to use Carbon Dioxide battery to store energy for the grid

This startup wants to use Carbon Dioxide battery to store energy for the grid

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewables don’t generate electricity 247 – yet – so we need a way to store energy cheaply so it can be returned to the grid when its needed.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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It turns out using the oceans to suck up CO2 might be alot harder than people thought

It turns out using the oceans to suck up CO2 might be alot harder than people thought

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The UN recently said that carbon sequestration and capture is now the only way to avert 2C of global warming, and the oceans could have played a big role …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Notpla’s latest sustainable packaging is edible and disappears

Notpla’s latest sustainable packaging is edible and disappears

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if you could just eat the packaging a product came in?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Plastic packaging is a scourge and today...

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The world’s largest carbon capture and storage plant begins operation in Iceland

The world’s largest carbon capture and storage plant begins operation in Iceland

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Carbon  dioxide is a major greenhouse gas that’s  driving climate change, so projects are underways to remove it from the atmosphere.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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Price to bury carbon nears tipping point as cost of emissions soar

Price to bury carbon nears tipping point as cost of emissions soar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it becomes cheaper to conserve than pollute you’ll be amazed how fast companies change their habits.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it if you want to change something...

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Drax announces the worlds largest negative emissions energy project

Drax announces the worlds largest negative emissions energy project

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Greenhouse gasses that are responsible for climate change are being emitted faster than ever before, and now companies are being incentivised to literally bury them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Drax,...

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Artificial Photosynthesis breakthrough turns Carbon Dioxide into plastic

Artificial Photosynthesis breakthrough turns Carbon Dioxide into plastic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today plastics are made from harmful fossil fuels, but this new process eliminates them from the manufacturing process.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. From fuels, to foam mattresses, to high performance carbon fibers and carbon capturing self-healing materials, scientists are...

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New self-healing material rebuilds itself using carbon from the air

New self-healing material rebuilds itself using carbon from the air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future it will be taken for granted that materials can self-heal, and they’ll be able to do it in a multitude of ways.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. In a world first researchers at MIT in...

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Breakthrough process lets researchers turn Carbon Dioxide back into Coal

Breakthrough process lets researchers turn Carbon Dioxide back into Coal

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Climate change is getting harder to solve, and the effects are getting more severe so we need new ways to tackle it.   Scientists from the Melbourne based RMIT University have announced they’ve developed a new technique using “a liquid metal electrolysis method to convert...

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Scientists jumped out of a plane to create a new wonder material

Scientists jumped out of a plane to create a new wonder material

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything is made from some form of material, whether it be organic or inorganic, which means the right breakthroughs can change industries forever.   Most people don’t care about materials – even self-healing materials, or state of the art programmable materials, or materials that will...

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Google reportedly mulls investing in a hypersonic tunnelling boring company

Google reportedly mulls investing in a hypersonic tunnelling boring company

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is a race on to increase the speed of boring tunnels by at least ten fold, and if it can be achieved it will change the economics of energy generation and transportation.   Google announced recently, quietly, very quietly, that it’s carrying out research...

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Clean coal, breakthrough captures CO2 from power plants and turns it into profit

Clean coal, breakthrough captures CO2 from power plants and turns it into profit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF CO2 is a major greenhouse gas but until now capturing it was difficult and expensive, this new technology could help reduce global emissions by 10%.   India have made a breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet heating CO2 emissions, and...

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Canada will phase out all coal power production by 2030

Canada will phase out all coal power production by 2030

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Paris Climate Accord, and more accessible, feasible and affordable renewable energy technologies appear to finally spurring government to embrace new methods of power generation   Canada, who recently began trials of North America’s first Tidal power generator in Nova Scotia, will close all of...

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