The AZoCleantech.com "Clean Technology Thought Leaders" series is a selection of articles and interviews covering the key issues facing the world of clean technology, renewable energy, environmental science and climatology. All interviews are conducted with experts who have been invited as recognised leaders in their fields to provide a "state of the art" contribution.
AZoCleantech speaks with Prof. Yu-Cheng Chen Nanyang Technological University about his research into developing a simple method for artificial photosynthesis that does not require complicated design for prototypes or precision material fabrication.
AZoCleantech speaks to marine ecologist Dr Mar Fernandez who is a scientific advisor at Seafields. Fernandez discusses a new offshore aquafarm that will grow and harvest seaweed to help remove billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year.
AZoCleantech speaks to Luca Schiavoni from Assembly Research about the need for connectivity and its links to reducing carbon emissions. Schiavoni discusses Assembly Research's latest report, which was commissioned by Huawei, on how connectivity in transport is a key factor in reaching net-zero climate goals.
AZoCleantech speaks to Chrysoula Raptaki, founder and CEO of Roadfill, about her company's mission to reduce carbon emissions in the building sector with Roadworx, an alternative binding agent that uses waste plastic for repairing and relaying roads.
AZoCleantech speaks to Dr. Matthew Holland, currently at the University of Plymouth, UK, about his UNSW team's recent research on artificial reefs and how they can improve fishing sustainability. Holland also discusses why we must preserve natural reefs and the effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPAs).
ABB has developed the world's fastest electric vehicle charger to date, capable of delivering 100 km of range in less than three minutes. AZoCleantech talks to Frank Mühlon, President of E-Mobility at ABB, about the importance of the charger and the future of electric vehicle charging technology.
AZoCleantech speaks to Dr Annie Kritcher of the National Ignition Facility about the team's important fusion breakthrough that could open up the possibility of limitless, clean energy.
AZoCleantech speaks with Professor Carlton Pennypacker, a physicist at the University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL). This interview discusses the impact of wildfires, how climate change is driving these wildfires, and the future of wildfire detection and monitoring.
AZoCleantech speaks with Stephanie Ribet and Prof. Vinayak Dravid from Northwestern University. Stephanie and Vinayak were part of a team that has developed a way to remove phosphate from aquatic systems and reuse it. The system hinges on a porous flexible membrane that can grab up to 99% of phosphate ions from polluted water. The team has named their system Phosphate Elimination and Recovery Lightweight (PEARL) membrane.
AZoCleantech speaks with Dr. Christopher Cornwall from Victoria University of Wellington. Christopher is the lead author of a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1 that documents the findings of an international collaboration of scientists. The research looks at the effect of rising levels of ocean temperatures and acidification on coral reef growth.