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It’s not easy being green when it comes to jet fuel

For years, the Port of Seattle has been talking about weaning Seattle-Tacoma International Airport off fossil fuels, but now it’s getting serious about taking action. “At a certain point in time, you just have to say, ‘Well, let’s make a … Continue reading

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Energy venture fund backs a quest for cobalt

KoBold Metals’ quest to find new sources of cobalt, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries, has received high-profile backing from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the $1 billion innovation fund spearheaded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Andreessen Horowitz also joined in the Bay … Continue reading

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Bill Gates shifts nuclear sights from China to U.S.

In his year-end letter, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says his to-do list for 2019 includes persuading U.S. leaders to regain America’s leading role in nuclear energy research and embrace advanced nuclear technologies such as the concept being advanced by his own … Continue reading

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Canada invests $38M in General Fusion’s research

The Canadian government says it’s investing $37.5 million (49.3 million Canadian dollars) in General Fusion, a British Columbia company that aims to build a prototype plant powered by nuclear fusion. Funding from Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund was announced today by … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Energy Ventures backs 7 companies

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the $1 billion energy innovation fund spearheaded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has revealed seven more companies in which it’s investing, including startups that aim to build fusion reactors, produce biofuels with microbes, and pull drinking water … Continue reading

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TAE fusion venture rearranges its leadership

TAE Technologies, the fusion energy venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and other heavy-hitters, is elevating Michl Binderbauer to CEO and bringing former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt onto its board of directors. The California-based company’s former CEO, Steven … Continue reading

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Northwest nuclear projects win fresh federal funds

Oregon-based NuScale Power is the big winner in today’s round of grants from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy for innovations in nuclear reactor technology. NuScale is receiving $7 million from the Energy Department and $7.1 million from other … Continue reading

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