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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Downtown Denver features tons of buildings with most surface area being windows.

Windows get PV treatment to save energy

Aiming to improve energy efficiency to any degree, the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found that perovskite materials – the very same active component that has been... — Updated 2/17/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Buildings account for roughly 30 to 40% of global energy consumption.

New material like a jacket for buildings

While air conditioning was a marvel of its time, concerns over the Earth's climate has led to the pursuit of more efficient energy consumption and management. Now, researchers at the University of... — Updated 2/14/2023

Closeup of an aluminum bar stamped with ELYSIS.

A Rio Tinto-Volvo net-zero partnership

Rio Tino to supply low-carbon metals, Volvo offers low-emissions trucks Global mining giant Rio Tinto and European automaker Volvo Group have agreed to forge a partnership that will help both companies... — Updated 9/20/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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Future 50 ranking, Li-Cycle earns top three

With lithium quadrupling in price over the past year, it's a great time to own this mineral, and the good times extend to Canada-based Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., which recycles metals from electronic waste... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Vehicle frame manufacturing at Volvo’s Luqiao plant in China.

Volvo signs SteelZero for net-zero goals

Volvo Cars has become the first carmaker to sign up with the SteelZero initiative, a net-zero steel pledge, which commits the European automaker to stringent carbon dioxide-based steel sourcing... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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Teck expands its climate action strategy

Teck Resources Ltd. Feb. 25 announced an expansion to its climate action strategy, which includes a new short-term goal to achieve net-zero "Scope 2" greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and an ambition to... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Life cycle assessment sustainable low-carbon mining solution University Exeter

Life cycle assessments for green mining

A team of researchers at the University of Exeter, Minviro, the British Geological Survey, and the Circular Economy Solutions Unit has recently determined the benefits of utilizing a life cycle assessment... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
AVEVA Schneider Electric IDC Technology Spotlight sustainability low-carbon

Mining industry pursues sustainability

European digital solutions companies AVEVA Group plc and Schneider Electric SE have combined their technological expertise to support sustainability initiatives of mining companies in four key pillars -... — Updated 7/12/2022


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