“Ground-breaking” trial paves way for more transparency and traceability in the marine fuels supply...

The first pilot of BunkerTrace, a system that combines synthetic DNA tracers and blockchain to manage risk for marine fuels by creating a transparent...
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New report says the building and construction sector can reach net zero carbon emissions...

Non-profit organisation’s report describes actions that would gear the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions As...

UN report: Ocean-based climate action could deliver a fifth of emissions cuts needed to...

Ocean-based climate action can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world’s carbon footprint than was previously thought
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Venting problems and the quest for cleaner air

Venting storage tanks is essential for safety and reliability but is a practice that has long been poorly understood and regulated, according to tanks expert Assentech. The specification and maintenance of critical components here - breather valves - often falls short of what's required, and  tank leakage is a widespread problem. But change appears to be afoot, as Envirotec discovered
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Dundee to host conference on climate change science and law

This inaugural event will focus on identifying elements of a global climate consensus and the legal practicality of effective climate action

Silicon valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertain for potential zero-emissions aviation

Presented as a milestone in the effort to make aviation sustainable and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, start-up firm ZeroAvia announced on 14 August...

Bristol announces low carbon housing development, and selection of heat pump technology

A sustainable housing development is to be developed in Bristol, featuring innovative low-carbon heating. Bristol City Council’s 133 homes at Ashton Rise are being...

Port authorities in Asia get ready to enforce IMO 2020 with the help of...

Instruments for measuring the sulphur content in fuel oil have been delivered to both the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the Australian...

UK’s most sustainable cities ranked in new report

Southern cities outperform rest of UK in terms of environmental sustainability
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Analysing complex gas mixtures

As a powerful approach for the measurement of complex gas mixtures, Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy has come a long way since the first commercial instruments appeared in the late 1950s. Since then, the technique has expanded its domain of usefulness considerably, as Envirotec finds out .
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CCUS: An unlikely saviour?

For a country like the UK, which has committed to generating net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, it appears that developing the technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be "a necessity not an option," to quote the IMechE's Jenifer Baxter. Many others agree, and the UK has just announced a major funding commitment for the approach. But is it enough? Envirotec reports
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Blue-sky ambition as UK government enshrines net-zero commitment in law

On 12 June legislation was set forth in Parliament committing the UK to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 .
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‘Committed’ fossil fuel emissions could jeopardize international climate goals

The nations that have signed agreements to stabilize the global mean temperature by 2050 will be unable to meet their goals unless existing fossil fuel-burning infrastructure around the world is retired early .

Elsevier makes the latest climate change research freely available via Mendeley

Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, is making over 5,000 subscription articles on climate change freely available from across...

Hydrogen could replace natural gas to heat homes and slash carbon emissions, new report...

Leading UK engineers have assessed the possibility of using hydrogen in place of natural gas in the UK’s gas grid and concluded that there...

Technology firms target maritime greenhouse gas emissions with AI-powered fuel optimisation services

Fujitsu has announced (7 June) a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Vessel Fuel Optimisation digital web service enabling maritime firms to cut fuel costs for...

Transition to green steelmaking vital to UK industry’s long-term future, says report

The UK steel industry must fundamentally transform if it is to remain globally competitive over the next 30 years, according to a new report...
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The promise of new shipping fuels

A new paper ‘Sailing on Solar’ presents a vision of how international shipping can meet its target of at least halving emissions by 2050

Review raises UK ambition level on cutting emissions

A report from the Committee on Cliimate Change (CCC) - the independent body advising the Government on climate change - has urged a much...

Firm launches advanced hydrocarbon gas analysers

Signal Group, the UK based developer and manufacturer of gas analysers, has launched the new ‘SOLAR’ range of fixed hydrocarbon monitors. The SOLAR instruments...
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