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Carbon Capture Renewables

Carbon Capture and Storage – too expensive to save humanity?

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) can be practised in two ways, naturally and mechanically. The natural approach is much about planting additional trees[1], algae in the sea[2] or even the most giant creatures on earth, whales, contribute to natural CCS by consuming massive amounts of carbon within their lifespan of up to a century[3].  The mechanical procedure mainly focusses on capturing waste CO2 from abundant point sources, such as cement factories or biomass power plants (for more detailed information on biomass check out our blog post Biomass – Renewable Energy by burning our forests?). 

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Renewables Hydrogen

Hydrogen – unleash the beast!

Complementing one of our older posts The time of Hydrogen is NOW, today’s focus will lie on the several ways of hydrogen production, looking deeper into the underlying processes and potential future green hydrogen technologies. 

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Biomass Renewables

Biomass – Renewable Energy by burning our forests?

Talking about Biomass, the probably oldest energy source on earth after the sun, one can distinguish between five different types of Biomass, e.g. (i) wood- chips, logs, bark and sawdust, (ii) agricultural products, (iii) solid waste, (iv) landfill- and biogas and (v) alcohol fuels[1]

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Business General Renewables

Renewable Energy – just a drop in the bucket

In this blog we are going to have a more detailed look at the world wide’s energy mix, looking closely at the shares of each source contributing to the overall supply of energy, the primary usage by sector of each origin, and the distribution of the global electricity mix. 

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Renewables Solar (PV)

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) – Milking the sun

Within this blog, we will talk about solar photovoltaic (PV) by starting to elaborate on basic knowledge facts and get deeper into the rabbit hole by focusing on all aspects of this technology. 

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Hydropower Renewables

Hydropower – the most substantial renewable energy source

In September of 1882, the first-ever hydroelectric power plant began operation, marking a milestone in the production of electricity. Nowadays, more than 16% of the worlds electricity demand is supplied by hydropower, making it by far the strongest within the renewable energy sector. This made us look deeper into hydropower and uncover exciting facts, contributing to the success and enormous growth over the last decades. 

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Business Covid-19 Renewables

COVID-19 – The financial crisis of 2008 was a piece of cake

The world has seen difficult financial times before, like the ‘Black Tuesday’ in 1929, which we all know as the ‘Great Crash of Wall Street’. Only 13 years ago, we were able to observe another crash originating in the USA but spreading all over the world to end in a global financial crisis. Yet we see ourselves heading towards the next crisis at a frightening pace, but surely, we should be prepared and have learned our lesson from mastered crisis’. 

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Renewables Wind

Wind – worth the breeze?

Sun is playing a significant part in the formation of winds, as suns thermal energy, through convection, heats earth’ surfaces. The differences in surface temperatures are causing the emergence of wind. Hence, as long as there is the sun, there will be wind. 

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Renewables

Electric cars will save the planet! Do they actually?

Battery electric vehicles (BEV) are well-established for being an environmentally friendly solution to achieve the ambitious climate goals of several governmental bodies all over the world, especially within the transport sector. Therefore, we decided to have a closer look at the emission balance of such cars in contrast to internal combustion engine vehicles (CEV).

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Business Covid-19 General

Covid-19’s environmental effects

We want to thank all critical infrastructure employees for keeping up their work efforts during such tough times and therefore ensuring everybody’s well-being! Furthermore, we want to thank everyone who is disciplined by following government advice by reducing social contact to an essential minimum, while staying home, to prevent the further spread of the virus.