Sustainability

Lufthansa Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel have jointly committed to supporting the world’s first production site for synthetic crude oil in Werlte (Germany), operated by NGO atmosfair from Bonn. According to the agreement, the two companies committed to buying 25,000 liters of the synthetic fuel annually. This is the fuel of the future to help further reduce …

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EU Green Deal resolutions

EU Commission has re-iterated the EU Green Deal resolutions: planting 3B trees by 2030; cutting methane emissions to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030; reducing air, water, and soil pollution; investing in green fuels; investing in innovative long-term energy storage to reach 2050 decarbonization objectives; increasing the charging points for electric vehicles; renovating …

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Researchers from QUT’s (Queensland) Centre for Materials Science, led by associate professor Liangzhi Kou, were part of an international study that used theoretical modeling to identify six metals found effective in a reaction capable to convert CO2 into sustainable and clean energy sources. The six metals are nickel, niobium, palladium, rhenium, rhodium, zirconium and their …

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New innovation by ReGrained

ReGrained, a company from Berkeley (USA), in cooperation with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), has developed a machine that processes the spent grain left behind in the brewing process, drying it out and turning it into a byproduct that can be then milled into flour. The company and ARS’s Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit filed …

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A new cooperation between Reusable Solutions, Eco-Friendly Beer and Casella Waste Systems aims to implement a more sustainable system that extends the life of rigid packaging beyond single use in the craft beer industry. The project, called the Vermont Plastic Can Carrier Reuse & Recycle Initiative, plans to reduce the need for new can carriers …

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Young Henrys partners with University of Technology in Sydney

Australian craft brewery, Young Henrys, partnered with scientists from the University of Technology in Sydney to determine how to capture the CO2 generated during beer fermentation in a more efficient and effective way. Their solution involves two “bioreactors” filled with trillions of micro-algae, that absorb the CO2, reproducing and transforming it into oxygen. Each bioreactor …

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AB InBev using renewable electricity sources

AB InBev announced its Charminar Brewery in Sangareddy district (Telangana, India) has started the shift to renewable electricity sources. The company has commissioned a rooftop solar plant to augment around 10% of the brewery’s electricity requirements. This is the fourth brewery in the country to start using renewable electricity sources.

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) allocating additional funds to the emergency Drought Resilience & Water Security initiative

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), a farmland trust in California Marin County (USA), is allocating an additional $250,000 to its emergency Drought Resilience & Water Security initiative. This raises the budget available to help Marin County farmers and ranchers address critical water shortages. The organization has already approved 28 projects focused on water extension, repairing …

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More companies are citing water security and scarcity as a risk factor in their regulatory filings and investor interactions

In financial reports, US public companies cited water 43% more in 2020 than in 2019; company annual reports in the US cited 58 companies mentioning water risk in their 2020 filings, up from 41 the previous year. Another finding was the underestimation of water consumption and the all-in cost of water consumption. Costs such as …

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