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Fujitsu Tech Leverages AI and Underwater Drone Data for 'Ocean Digital Twin'

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The digital twins created with this technology will allow researchers to study highly accurate reproductions of underwater ecosystems to predict changes in the environment, as well as simulate the possible effects of conservation measures.

Key Points: 
  • The digital twins created with this technology will allow researchers to study highly accurate reproductions of underwater ecosystems to predict changes in the environment, as well as simulate the possible effects of conservation measures.
  • The technology also leverages Fujitsu's AI for image enhancement to correct color and clarify images, allowing for the accurate identification and measurement of targets down to several centimeters even in murky waters.
  • Biological is also incorporated to perform time-series simulations of the growth of underwater organisms.
  • Existing technologies like acoustic sonar, for example, prove insufficient for this task, however, with resolution limited to about 10cm due to issues such as beam width limitations.

Unlocking the Potential of Biogenic Testing for Hydrocarbon & Fuel Gases

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Carbon-14 testing acts as a solution to address environmental concerns by measuring biogenic versus fossil carbon in hydrocarbon and fuel gases.

Key Points: 
  • Carbon-14 testing acts as a solution to address environmental concerns by measuring biogenic versus fossil carbon in hydrocarbon and fuel gases.
  • Carbon-14 analysis measures the biogenic content of hydrocarbon gases and fuel gas samples according to ASTM D6866.
  • Biogenic carbon testing conducted through ASTM D6866 for hydrocarbon and fuel gases produced from co-processing is required in various clean fuel standards across the USA, Canada, and EU.
  • Hydrocarbon gases composed of biogas, landfill gas, biomethane, RNG, co-processing gaseous fuels, renewable gas feedstocks, syngas, geogenic methane, soil gases, waste to energy gases, enteric gases, renewable propane, bioreactor gases, and intermediate gases.

Aduro Clean Technologies Selected to Present at Chemelot Circular Hub Event in the Netherlands

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

The Chemelot Circular Hub (CCH) is a leading example of industrial collaboration and innovation in sustainable chemistry.

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  • The Chemelot Circular Hub (CCH) is a leading example of industrial collaboration and innovation in sustainable chemistry.
  • Located in the Limburg region, it encompasses the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, the Chemelot Industrial Park, and Brightsite.
  • Strategically positioned in the Netherlands, CCH aims to become a European leader in circular chemistry by 2030 and climate-neutral by 2050.
  • Out of 130 companies located at the Brightlands Campus, Aduro is one of four companies invited to present to the delegation.

Bloomage Demonstrates Social and Environmental Responsibility in its New Sustainability Report

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, May 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bloomage, a global leader specializing in hyaluronic acid and other bioactive substance innovations, has released its new Sustainability Report.

Key Points: 
  • Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, May 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bloomage, a global leader specializing in hyaluronic acid and other bioactive substance innovations, has released its new Sustainability Report.
  • Building on Bloomage’s four previous annual social responsibility reports, this new ESG report reflects Bloomage’s commitment to a scientific and systematic ESG strategy, marking a new era for Bloomage and its sustainability goals.
  • In 2023, Bloomage reinforced its commitment to ESG by establishing its ESG Strategic Management Center.
  • Bloomage’s Sustainability Report signifies the company’s renewed commitment to enhancing social and environmental responsibility.

EcoSafi announces the first issuance of carbon credits in Africa under high-integrity Gold Standard MECD methodology

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, EcoSafi, the clean cooking biofuel utility and champion for integrity in carbon markets, and Gold Standard, the world-leading carbon and sustainable development standard, announced the first-ever carbon credits generated in Africa under Gold Standard’s industry-leading Metered and Measured Energy Cooking Devices (MECD) methodology.

Key Points: 
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, EcoSafi, the clean cooking biofuel utility and champion for integrity in carbon markets, and Gold Standard, the world-leading carbon and sustainable development standard, announced the first-ever carbon credits generated in Africa under Gold Standard’s industry-leading Metered and Measured Energy Cooking Devices (MECD) methodology.
  • We are working to give families a cleaner, safer way to cook, with our best-in-class product and trusted, premium carbon credits,” said Tom Price, CEO of EcoSafi.
  • Its MECD methodology is its most stringent, linking the calculation of the carbon credits directly to metrics like stove use and fuel sales.
  • Having proven the model for high integrity offsets commanding premium pricing, EcoSafi is now developing a multinational, multi-million carbon credit program under the Gold Standard MECD methodology.

Goodness Growth Holdings Announces First Quarter 2024 Results

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, May 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc. ("Goodness Growth" or the "Company") (CSE: GDNS; OTCQX: GDNSF), a cannabis company committed to providing safe access, quality products and great value to its customers, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2024. Key financial results are presented below in summary form with supporting commentary and discussion from management of certain key operating metrics which the Company uses to judge its performance. All currency figures referenced herein are denominated in U.S. dollars.

Key Points: 
  • On April 1, 2024, the Company announced that it has executed a binding term sheet with ACE Venture Enterprises, Inc. (“Ace”), whereby Ace will acquire Goodness Growth Holdings subsidiary, Vireo Health of New York, pending regulatory approval.
  • The parties also committed to a collaborative advisory agreement that retains Goodness Growth’s management and compliance oversight in return for an approximate 15 percent share of net profits.
  • On May 1, 2024, the Company announced several leadership and corporate updates related to the day-to-day management of its business.
  • ET (3:30 p.m. CT) to discuss its financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award extends application deadline until end of May

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia UAE), under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has extended application deadline for the 4th cycle of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, with total prizes of USD 1 million.

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  • The UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia UAE), under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has extended application deadline for the 4th cycle of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, with total prizes of USD 1 million.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240507709620/en/
    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award extends application deadline until end of May (Graphic: AETOSWire)
    This award reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to address the challenges of water scarcity.
  • Over the past three cycles of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, we rewarded 31 winners from 22 countries.
  • The award has four main categories: the Innovative Projects Award, which includes the Large Projects Award and the Small Projects Award; the Innovative Research and Development Award, which includes the National Institutions Award and the International Institutions Award; the Innovative Individual Award, which includes the Distinguished Research Award and the Youth Award; and the Innovative Crisis Solutions Award.

20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN XPRIZE CARBON REMOVAL RACING TO REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- XPRIZE, the world's leader in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions to solve humanity's grand challenges, today announced the 20 finalist teams selected to compete in the last stage of its XPRIZE Carbon Removal. The four-year global competition is designed to combat climate change by rebalancing Earth's carbon cycle, offering $100 million to innovators who can create and demonstrate solutions that remove carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the atmosphere or the oceans and sequester it durably and sustainably. The prize helped catalyze the growth of an entire new industry, galvanizing over 1,300 teams to develop new ideas for carbon dioxide removal (CDR). These 20 finalists represent leading CDR solutions with the potential to make meaningful contributions to a diverse, global, sustainable, gigatonne-scale CDR effort.

Key Points: 
  • "For the world to effectively address greenhouse gas emissions, carbon removal is an essential element of the path to Net Zero.
  • There's no way to reverse humanity's impact on the climate without extracting carbon from our atmosphere and oceans," said Anousheh Ansari, chief executive officer, XPRIZE.
  • The 20 finalist teams included below are listed by the competition's four removal pathway tracks: Air, Rocks, Oceans, Land, Oceans.
  • To date, XPRIZE Carbon Removal awarded $20M, with $5M distributed to 23 student teams, and $15M awarded to 15 milestone winners.

20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN XPRIZE CARBON REMOVAL RACING TO REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- XPRIZE, the world's leader in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions to solve humanity's grand challenges, today announced the 20 finalist teams selected to compete in the last stage of its XPRIZE Carbon Removal. The four-year global competition is designed to combat climate change by rebalancing Earth's carbon cycle, offering $100 million to innovators who can create and demonstrate solutions that remove carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the atmosphere or the oceans and sequester it durably and sustainably. The prize helped catalyze the growth of an entire new industry, galvanizing over 1,300 teams to develop new ideas for carbon dioxide removal (CDR). These 20 finalists represent leading CDR solutions with the potential to make meaningful contributions to a diverse, global, sustainable, gigatonne-scale CDR effort.

Key Points: 
  • "For the world to effectively address greenhouse gas emissions, carbon removal is an essential element of the path to Net Zero.
  • There's no way to reverse humanity's impact on the climate without extracting carbon from our atmosphere and oceans," said Anousheh Ansari, chief executive officer, XPRIZE.
  • The 20 finalist teams included below are listed by the competition's four removal pathway tracks: Air, Rocks, Oceans, Land, Oceans.
  • To date, XPRIZE Carbon Removal awarded $20M, with $5M distributed to 23 student teams, and $15M awarded to 15 milestone winners.

FM Global Launches Renewable Energy Unit To Guide Clients Through Their Energy Transition

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

JOHNSTON, R.I., May 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial property insurer FM Global today announced the launch of a Renewable Energy unit to help clients in the transition to alternative energy through research and innovation, and to support the overall advancement of the renewable energy industry. FM Global unveiled the new initiative as part of its presence at the RISKWORLD conference in San Diego, California, this week, announcing leadership for the new unit and disclosing that it will begin offering a renewable energy insurance product later this year.

Key Points: 
  • JOHNSTON, R.I., May 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial property insurer FM Global today announced the launch of a Renewable Energy unit to help clients in the transition to alternative energy through research and innovation, and to support the overall advancement of the renewable energy industry.
  • FM Global's Renewable Energy unit leaders include:
    Clients and brokers have increasingly asked for FM Global's support in accelerating new energy projects in response to worldwide adoption of emissions-reduction targets.
  • The FM Global Renewable Energy unit will focus on research, standards development and loss-prevention engineering around utility-scale ground mounted solar, onshore wind power and battery energy storage systems (BESS).
  • "The renewable energy landscape is complex and rapidly developing, and losses can be costly," said Doug Patterson, FM Global's head of renewable energy.