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Gathering on the field 

Phil Morle, partner at Main Sequence, describes the Australian climate tech army gathering on the field.
Industry

Meat from Microbes: The Fermentation Opportunity

Guest author Nick explores the power of microbes to transform our food systems.
Industry

The Climate Connection, the founders, the researchers, the dreamers and me

Researchers, founders and investors formed connections across the value chain of climate tech.
Companies

Change Foods: Harnessing the magic of microbes

Delicious, animal-free, climate-friendly dairy is possible with Change Foods
Companies

Allegro Energy is energising battery development

Allegro Energy have invented a new, patented, water-based electrolyte system that does not compromise on performance, making many battery types not only much cheaper, but also environmentally friendly and compatible with a circular economy.
Companies

Office of Planetary Observations Makes Urban Greening Easier

Providing environmental insights from satellite in near real-time for the greening of our cities. OPO's mission is to create a healthy ecosystem for all living things using environmental satellite data.
Companies

The Sun is Shining Bright for BOOMPower

BOOMPower makes it easy to understand, buy, and verify solar, storage and energy efficiency upgrades.
Industry

Why Climate Tech Investments Are Mostly Meaningless

WHY CLIMATE TECH INVESTMENTS ARE MOSTLY MEANINGLESS Optimization for financial returns is uncorrelated to generating climate benefits

News

€2 billion underground ‘water battery’ turns on in Switzerland

A giant ‘water battery’ capable of storing as much energy as 400,000 electric car batteries has been switched on in Switzerland.

July 26, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
CSIRO launches virtual Hydrogen Knowledge Centre

An online centre consolidating Australian hydrogen research and industry activities has been launched by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, aimed at supercharging the development of a clean and competitive hydrogen industry.

July 14, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
SOIL DEGRADABLE SEEDLING POTS – PACT RENEWABLES’ ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC POTS FOR REDUCING LANDFILLING

Advantageously, these super functional seedling pots solve the inherent problems with plastic pots: excess watering, nutrient runoff and transplanting needs.

July 5, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Research shows native plants can detox PFAS-contaminated water

New research from Australia's national science agency CSIRO, the University of South Australia and the University of Western Australia has found that PFAS chemicals can be removed from contaminated water using Australian plants grown in a floating wetland.

May 16, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Postcards from the frontlines of climate change

Australia has some 16 Pacific Island neighbours — some with a landmass a millionth our size — who unanimously declare climate change the “single greatest threat” to the region.

May 16, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap

The NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap (Roadmap) is a recommendation of the Turning ideas into jobs: Accelerating R&D in NSW Action Plan. The Roadmap sets out a 20-year vision for NSW to produce more world-leading new technologies, products and services, and develop and sustain globally competitive advantages and future industries that improve productivity, standards of living, quality of life, and the natural environment.

May 16, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Environmental impact statement released for Sun Cable's $30 billion solar energy project

Plans to build a massive solar energy project would result in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in northern Australia

May 4, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Colossal grabs $60 million Series A for moonshot mammoth project

Colossal, the company known for its mission to resurrect a woolly mammoth (or at least, an elephant with some very mammoth-like traits), is back with $60 million in Series A funding. But despite the fanfare and cash, there’s not a ton of scientific progress to report.

May 4, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Seed banks: the last line of defense against a threatening global food crisis

As climate breakdown and worldwide conflict continue to place the food system at risk, seed banks from the Arctic to Lebanon try to safeguard biodiversity

April 19, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Emerging tech can help counter the effects of climate change

University of Sydney scientists discuss how emerging technologies in the food, transport and energy sectors have great potential to address the climate challenge.

April 19, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Scientists identify the missing ingredient for climate action: Political will

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, released a report that emphasised that the barriers to accomplishing progress on climate change are largely political, not scientific.

April 11, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Big News From ClimateTech Unicorn, LanzaTech

Climate Tech company LanzaTech has succeeded in engineering new strains of C. auto that would create two additional industrial platform chemicals – acetone and isopropanol (IPA), as well as carbon neutral ethanol.

April 4, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Antarctic ice shelf nearly the size of Los Angeles collapsed as temperatures soared to 40 above normal

An ice shelf in Antarctica nearly the size of Los Angeles disintegrated in mid-March within days of extraordinary warmth on the continent, scientists say.

April 4, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
3D engineering is retrofitting the sea

Human hands have brought our oceans to a crisis point, but these same hands have the power to change that, bit by bit … with a little bit of help from 3D printing.

April 4, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Climate change: IPCC scientists to examine carbon removal in key report

UN scientists are likely to weigh up technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, as they gather to finalise a key IPCC report.

April 4, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
How heat became the 'silent killer' stalking Australia

For all its new extremes, the weather we are experiencing is likely to be the most benign we will ever see. This is how climate change will affect where you live.

March 28, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
NVIDIA to Build Earth-2 Supercomputer to See Our Future

NVIDIA has revealed plans to build the world’s most powerful AI supercomputer dedicated to predicting climate change.

March 28, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Hydrogen under $2 in reach as Hysata develops revolutionary process

Hysata, an Australian hydrogen technology company, has developed an ultra-high efficiency electrolyser, a major breakthrough in the industry’s attempt to reach the commercialisation milestone of producing a kilogram of hydrogen for under $2.

March 21, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
The state of weather and climate extremes 2021 – Report

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes: The year 2021 saw a wide range of extreme weather and climate events impacting Australia.

March 21, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm