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The Race To Develop Plastic-Eating Bacteria
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The Race To Develop Plastic-Eating Bacteria

Scott Carpenter of Forbes writes about the scientific race to develop plastic-eating enzymes. “The bacteria, Ideonella sakaiensis, was only able to eat a particular kind of plastic called PET, from which bottles are commonly made, and it could not do so nearly fast enough to mitigate the tens of millions of tons of plastic waste that enter...

1.2-GW Dedicated Hydrogen-Fired Power Plant Starts Taking Shape in Texas
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1.2-GW Dedicated Hydrogen-Fired Power Plant Starts Taking Shape in Texas

Sonal Patel reports on Power about Entergy’s 1.2 GW hydrogen-powered power plant. “Entergy kicked off its green hydrogen exploration last September by forging an alliance with power generation technology and equipment giant Mitsubishi Power. Under the partnership, the two companies suggested they were developing hydrogen-capable CCGT facilities and related infrastructure to enable hydrogen production, storage, and...

Otis the bear crowned chunk champion in Alaska’s Fat Bear Week
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Otis the bear crowned chunk champion in Alaska’s Fat Bear Week

"First documented at the falls in 2001, Otis was the inaugural Fat Bear champion, winning in 2014 when the event was held on a single day. He also took the 2016 and 2017 titles. The Katmai Conservancy has named a fundraising project after him; last year, the Otis Fund raised more than $230,000 for Katmai research, education and bear-protection projects."

Startup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration Batteries
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Startup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration Batteries

"Form is preparing to soon be in production of the 'kind of battery you need to fully retire thermal assets like coal and natural gas' power plants, said the company’s chief executive, Mateo Jaramillo, who developed Tesla Inc.’s Powerwall battery and worked on some of its earliest automotive powertrains."

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