Sustainable Energy

nuclear fusion unlocks 50% more energy than input, creating potential for clean energy
Announcements, Sustainable Energy

nuclear fusion unlocks 50% more energy than input, creating potential for clean energy

The US Department of Energy has just announced that scientists have for the first time produced a successful nuclear fusion reaction resulting in a net energy gain. This reaction was previously possible for uncontrolled hydrogen bombs, but this is the first time experiments have been able to control the reaction and contain the energy produced, which…

New Nanophotonic Material Can Turn Heat to Electricity
Engineering, Sustainable Energy, University of Michigan

New Nanophotonic Material Can Turn Heat to Electricity

A new heat-resistant nanophotonic material has broken records for stability at high temperatures, and shows promise for use to turn heat into electricity. Research at the University of Michigan might be used for more efficient electricity production from thermal radiation. A team of chemical and materials science engineers developed the material, which can control flow…

Report: Electric Car Sales Skyrocket
Mobility Tech, Sustainable Energy

Report: Electric Car Sales Skyrocket

According to a new report out from IDTechEx, electric car sales have hit new records as governments double down on support for the sustainable energy future. “While 2022 continues to add to the challenges electric vehicle (EV) makers face, markets are still growing,” the report states. “Indeed, electric car sales for the first half of…

North American EV Charging Company FLO Expands to Michigan
Mobility Tech, Sustainable Energy

North American EV Charging Company FLO Expands to Michigan

North American EV charging company FLO has just announced plans to open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Michigan in 2022. This is part of a plan to accelerate execution of its U.S. market strategy to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure. FLO’s new facility will be located in the north Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, and expects the new location will make a major contribution to Michigan’s electrification future.

Wind Turbine Drone Inspection Startup SkySpecs Raises Record-Breaking $80M Round Led by Goldman Sachs
Funding, Sustainable Energy

Wind Turbine Drone Inspection Startup SkySpecs Raises Record-Breaking $80M Round Led by Goldman Sachs

Ann Arbor-based renewable energy O&M solutions startup SkySpecs has just announced an $80 million strategic capital raise led by the Sustainable Investing business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management with additional participation from a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources and other existing SkySpecs investors including Statkraft Ventures, Equinor Ventures, Evergy Ventures, UL Ventures and Huron River Ventures. This is one of the biggest startup raises in Michigan history.

Midwest Climate Tech Startups Find Funding through Evergreen
Announcements, Environmental Tech, Funding, Uncategorized

Midwest Climate Tech Startups Find Funding through Evergreen

Evergreen Climate Innovation’s 501vc Investment Fund now invests $200k – $300k in early-stage climate tech startups in the Greater Midwest. This climate tech-focused investment fund is looking to support climate startups specifically in the tech space that are headquartered in places like Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and the surrounding states, a location that is historically under-funded for climate tech.

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