Oil – A European firm focused on renewable energy is asking serious questions about the manner in which we derive our energy. With the opening of a pilot plant aimed at producing microbial oil from waste, is the time right to shift toward “greener” energy sources?
Articles Tagged "clean energy"
Rare Earth – EurActiv reported that a possible rare metals supply shortage could stall the growth of clean energy technology.
Clean energy sources and technologies are not new, but two current dynamics have driven their rapid development: rising input prices and the recognition of human-induced environmental change. These shifts impact commodity markets as well.
Cobalt – As eco-friendliness becomes more mainstream, interest in green investing is also growing, and cobalt may be the ideal entry or expansion point for investors looking to make a move in that direction.
Coal – Reuters reported that shortages of coal supplies in China have caused the country to ramp up clean energy production.
Vanadium – Energyboom reported that American Vanadium (TSE:AVC) is considering entering the clean energy market.
As support for ethanol wanes, algae-based biofuels are beginning to attract interest from some heavy-hitters in the energy industry.
Cobalt – Sydney Morning Herald reported that chemical catalysts are being considered as a method for producing energy from plants.
Zinc – Batteries are critical in making renewable energy a bigger part of our energy supply. And while a number of battery types battle it out for widespread commercial application, Zinc-Bromide (ZnBr) redox flow batteries are receiving a smaller share of that action.
Energy venture capital firms, like their traditional industry focused counterparts, can assist emerging energy companies in commercializing their new energy technologies.