Quest, Shell, climate change, air quality, C02, CCS, Type304L, carbon dioxide, Alberta, Canada, emission reduction, new technology,
According to estimates from the World Health Organization, exposure to smoke from traditional cook stoves burning biomass (wood, animal dung, crop waste) and coal – the primary means of cooking and heating for nearly three billion people in the developing world – causes more than four million premature deaths per year.
A critical part of the strategy to address climate change is to change the way we move ourselves from point A to point B. The transportation industry is responsible for an estimated 14% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While the solution may take many forms, electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to play a big role in reducing pollution.
In 2016, when 1.7 million residents in the state of South Australia were left without electricity following storm damage to critical infrastructure, nickel inadvertently became the quiet achiever in tackling climate change and addressing political energy policies.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2017, China’s President Xi Jinping defended the Paris Climate Agreement and called for stronger international co-operation to meet today’s global problems. China’s role will be key, as it is currently the largest investor in sustainable infrastructure.
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Scientists at NASA’s Glenn Research Center near Cleveland have developed a non-pneumatic, compliant tire made of a stoichiometric nickel-titanium mesh, envisioning use on a future mission to Mars.
The Long Now Foundation (longnow.org) has begun installing a mechanical clock in a West Texas mountain that will keep time for 10,000 years.
Bubbling methane gas through a molten bismuth-nickel alloy, a process developed at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is showing promise as a method to make hydrogen.
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520 West 28th has transformed the architectural landscape in New York's West Chelsea with its striking glass and nickel-containing stainless steel façade.
Over 900 pieces of interlacing continuous panels made from Type-304 stainless steel gracefully wrap around the building's façade and residential balconies in a chevron-like design, creating a dynamic and sculptural work of art.
When the Millennium drought and Melbourne Australia’s growing population put a greater strain on finite resources like water and energy, Weltec Biopower, a bioenergy producer, and engineers, Aquatec Maxcon, brought their expertise to Yarra Valley Water to build a waste-to-energy facility. The Aurora waste-to-energy plant processes commercial food waste into clean, renewable energy. This in turn generates enough biogas to run the existing Aurora sewage treatment plant and the new recycled water facility, with the surplus energy being sold or exported to the electrical grid.
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