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World’s first lab-grown meat facility pumps out 5,000 burgers per day

World’s first lab-grown meat facility pumps out 5,000 burgers per day

Israel is now home to the world's first lab-grown meat production facility, a plant that is able to produce the equivalent of up to 5,000 burgers every single day. Called Future Meat Technologies, the company has ushered in the era of industrial-tier cultured meat production -- and it's already eyeing a big expansion into the US.

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CFM RISE open fan architecture jet engine could reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent

CFM RISE open fan architecture jet engine could reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent

GE Aviation and Safran announced a new technology development program that aims to reduce fuel consumption for jet aircraft by 20 percent while reducing CO2 emissions at the same time. The program is called CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) and will demonstrate a mature range of new, disruptive technologies for future commercial aircraft engines that have the potential to enter service by the mid-2030.

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Volvo looks to transition to fossil-free steel as part of its green efforts

Volvo looks to transition to fossil-free steel as part of its green efforts

Volvo confirmed in March that it was committed to producing only electric vehicles by 2030 and to move to an online-only sales strategy in the same timeframe. The automaker is now doubling down on going green with the announcement that it is the first automaker to explore fossil-free steel with a Swedish steel manufacturer called SSAB. Volvo is the first automaker to work with SSAB and its HYBRIT initiative.

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Single-use plastics could be replaced by “vegan spider silk”

Single-use plastics could be replaced by “vegan spider silk”

Single-use plastics are common pollutants that end up in the oceans and landfills all around the world. A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge has created a polymer film that mimics the properties of spider silk, which is one of the strongest materials in nature. The creation is plant-based, sustainable, and scalable and could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products.

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Archer reveals its demonstrator eVTOL aircraft

Archer reveals its demonstrator eVTOL aircraft

Archer is one of the several companies working on electronic vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. On June 10, the company debuted its first demonstrator aircraft via a global lifestream. The demonstrator is capable of traveling 60 miles at a speed of 150 mph. The event was exciting and leveraged movie-making technology to create a livestream that took participants on a simulated commercial flight.

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Michelin Wing Sail Mobility project makes massive cargo ships more efficient

Michelin Wing Sail Mobility project makes massive cargo ships more efficient

Michelin is a name that's most often associated with tires of all sorts. The company has a project that has nothing to do with automotive tires that is called the Wing Sail Mobility (WISAMO) project that slots into the company's sustainable inflatability endeavors. WISAMO is a project that aims to increase the efficiency of massive cargo ships that carry products across the oceans. The project wants to increase the efficiency of cargo ships and reduce their emissions output by equipping them with two massive inflatable sails that deploy to take advantage of the winds at sea.

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Finless Foods promises realistic plant-based tuna with 2022 rollout

Finless Foods promises realistic plant-based tuna with 2022 rollout

A company called Finless Foods plans to launch a plant-based raw tuna product next year that it claims offers a realistic texture and flavor. The food product will join the largely beef- and sausage-flavored plant-based meat products currently on the market, offering consumers who have seafood allergies, vegetarians, and others the option to enjoy tuna meals without contributing to overfishing.

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Razer and ClearBot team up to keep the oceans clean

Razer and ClearBot team up to keep the oceans clean

Razer is a name heavily associated with gaming on both consoles and the PC. Recently, Razer announced that to celebrate World Oceans Day, it was helping a startup called ClearBot redesign its AI boat used to clean up marine plastics. The new partnership aligns with Razer's 10-year sustainability roadmap. It complements its Green Investments vertical that wants to support the environment and sustainability-focused startups by giving them tools and capabilities that help them scale.

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Scientists are trying to make plant-based ‘meat’ taste better

Scientists are trying to make plant-based ‘meat’ taste better

Plant-based foods are more popular than ever, but they still have a long way to go. The healthier plant-based protein options tend to lack when it comes to flavor, while the more tasty meat alternatives have been criticized as heavily processed and full of unhealthy ingredients like saturated fats and sodium. Given the environment and possible health benefits that come with plant-based proteins, scientists are working to make them both tasty and healthier.

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7-Eleven plans to install 500 EV charging stations by the end of 2022

7-Eleven plans to install 500 EV charging stations by the end of 2022

One of the most common convenience stores and gas stations in many parts of the United States is the iconic 7-Eleven, known for Slurpees and fast food. The convenience store chain has announced that it is undertaking a massive electrification process with the goal of building at least 500 Direct Current Fast Charging ports at 250 select occasions in the US and Canada by the end of 2022. The charging stations will be owned and operated by 7-Eleven, providing fast charging options for EV owners.

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New transparent electrode using ultrathin gold film improves solar panels

New transparent electrode using ultrathin gold film improves solar panels

Researchers from Penn State University have created a new ultrathin metal electrode enabling the creation of semitransparent perovskite solar cells that are highly efficient. The new solar cells can be coupled with traditional silicon cells to boost the performance of both devices significantly. Scientists on the project say their research is a step towards developing completely transparent solar cells.

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Toyota Prius Nightshade Edition turns the green vehicle black

Toyota Prius Nightshade Edition turns the green vehicle black

Toyota has been making several of its vehicle models into Nightshade editions with all black trim. All black trim is very popular with vehicle shoppers, and the latest Toyota to get the Nightshade treatment is the hybrid Prius. Prius Nightshade Edition includes unique touches, including black wheels and badges to give the green vehicle a bold look.

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