Energy and Carbon

The race of nations to achieve ‘net zero’ by 2050 is on, driving a rapid decarbonisation of industries and the atmosphere. Accelerating this transition, disruptive innovations will radically change the way our energy is made, distributed and consumed. Technologies to watch out for include next-generation energy storage, algae-based biofuels and direct air capture for CO2. Good for economies and good for the planet.

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Impactful Ideas

Climeworks
Technology to reduce climate change

Climeworks technology captures carbon dioxide directly from the air. The air-captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and used as a raw material, or completely removed from the air by safely storing it in natural sinks or underground mineralization. This means that historic emissions are physically removed from the air. Learn more.

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Gegadyne Energy, India
Carbon-powered, non-lithium battery for rapid charging

Fast charging, longer lasting, lighter batteries. This innovative energy company in Mumbai is saving people time and money while powering a range of devices we use every day, from electric cars to mobile phones and medical devcies. This is impact at scale, powering the shift to a low carbon economy. Learn more.

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Power Ledger, Australia
Blockchain peer-to-peer energy trading bringing carbon credits to consumers

Not all consumers are able to access renewable energy based power supply. Power Ledger’s blockchain-enabled peer-to-peer X-Grid energy trading platform allows consumers to buy and sell renewable energy directly with each other. The network ready technology has proven to be compatible with existing large-scale electricity infrastructure. Power Ledger has big plans to bring a range of innovative energy trading services to consumers in Australia, North America and beyond. Learn more.

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