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One of the biggest deals any company has made to date to draw down carbon dioxide emissions Microsoft just backed a big plan to capture carbon dioxide emissions from a wood-burning power plant. Today, the tech giant announced a deal with Danish energy company Ørsted to purchase credits representing 2.76 million metric tons of carbon dioxide captured at Ørsted’s Asnæs Power Station over 11 years.
details at theverge.com
A study about water purification using reverse osmosis published in April, proved that the once-frustrating assumption about how water moves through a membrane is, indeed, wrong Elimelech’s team replace it with a “solution-friction” theory that water molecules travel in clusters through tiny, transient pores within the polymer, which exert friction on them as they pass through. The physics of that friction matter, because understanding it could help people design membrane materials or structures that make desalination more efficient or better at screening out undesirable chemicals
Uplifting look at improvement in solar power generation price and technology combine with synthetic fuel
... the solar cost threshold of interest? One barrel of oil contains about 1.7 MWh of chemical energy. Synthesizing a barrel of oil requires about 5.7 MWh of electricity at 30% conversion efficiency. Crude oil prices are between $60 and $100/barrel, indicating cost parity at between $10 and $17/MWh. There are already solar farms installed in some places that sell power at these prices, and between now and 2030 solar costs should come down at least another 60%
World Environment Day 2022 June 5, 2022 (Sunday)
USJ Ilha Verde Campus Macao 1400-1700
Free event and open to public, a wholesome family day event A new activity call "Sustaincia Spelling Sprint" was held to play and learn about sustainable for all ages. There were also presentation about Bio-plastic and recycling.
Renewable Energy -> CO2 capture -> Hybrid + Electric Vehicle 可再生能源 -> 二氧化碳捕獲 -> 混合動力 + 電動汽車 video explainer
Book series on the data science of epidemic Authors: Joao Alexandre Lobo Marques, Francisco Nauber Bernardo Gois, José Xavier-Neto, Simon James Fong
Showcases how artificial intelligence has been used to support the fight against COVID-19. Presents the benefits and limitations of the predictive models implemented during the epidemic. Advises on how these tools may be better used in the future
The "Talent Introduction System" survey will help promote the moderately diversified development of Macao's economy Some think that it is necessary to improve the talent introduction measures, especially the impact of Macao's single industry economy under the pandemic
Research to increase scholarships for new industry disciplines, strengthen linkages with companies in surrounding areas, and provide more internship programs
The SAR government is building a new talent introduction system. It plans to first introduce leaders and senior professionals needed for the development of the four new industries of big health, modern finance, high-tech and culture and sports. With the help of their technology, experience and market network, to jump start and support local industry and industry development
In 2019, the Macao Humanities Development Index (including life expectancy, education and income) was 0.922p, which is a very high level. The social security situation remained stable and sound. Macao implements a low tax rate and a simple tax system, with occupational tax and supplementary income tax capped at 12%; for investment properties, there is no asset value-added tax. Macau provides a fair and competitive investment environment for investors from all over the world, and at the same time implements a series of policies to encourage investment, including various tax and financial incentives for investors.
Guandong-Macau In-depth Cooperation Base Integrated Services Center is now open Two offices in Macau and Hengqin to help both Macau and mainland entrepreneurs enter into the zone under "cross-border single process, one place two registrations" - detail presentation in Chinese
The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2, generates first power Hornsea 2’s 165 8 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines will be capable of generating 1.32 GW of clean electricity – taking the title of ‘world’s largest operating offshore wind farm’
Securities, fintech and venture capital professionals prioritised in new Macau resident scheme to attract top talents
... three-year residence permit for highly qualified professionals over 21 years of age that could help the city diversify its economy away from gaming... in the four priority areas of Big Health, modern finance, high-end technology, and culture and sport article
This scheme should extend to new graduates from PhD, masters and undergrad
Recycled Lithium Batteries as Good as Newly Mined
A new study shows that battery and carmakers needn't worry. The results shows that batteries with recycled cathodes can be as good as, or even better than those using new state-of-the-art materials. link to source article
Specifically, 1 Ah cells with the recycled LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 have the best cycle life result reported for recycled materials and enable 4,200 cycles and 11,600 cycles at 80% and 70% capacity retention, which is 33% and 53% better than the state-of-the-art, commercial LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2. Meanwhile, its rate performance is 88.6% better than commercial powders at 5C. link to study
Cross border carbon offset trading kept on record using blockchain technology
Cyberdyne Tech Exchange (CTX) (a regulated digital green exchange from Singapore) will soon debut cross-border trading of its proprietary Carbon Neutrality Tokens (CNTs) to be backed by the carbon credits of China, the world's largest carbon market.
Transparent, immutable, accessible internationally, all-party verifiable are properties of records on blockchain which means make it very suitable for this kind of exchange.
link to source article
Sustaincia exhibited at the MIECF 2021
A three days online event showcasing projects and experts from around the world
World's first Luxembourg + Hong Kong + Macau multi markets bond issue
The finance project was announced on August 11 with an initial price guideline of 3.3%, and it was favored by a large number of international investors, including well-known insurance, large asset management, funds and other types of global fixed income investors. This peaked at more than 3.5 billion U.S. dollars, and recorded 8.75 times oversubscription. The strong momentum significantly narrow the final price guide by 50 basis points. The price is priced at a yield of 2.8%, setting a record of overseas US dollar bonds for provincial-level enterprises in the central and western regions of China in the same year. The lowest issue yield record. The final order book size of this bond issuance is US$3.1 billion, including orders from 76 high-quality professional investment institutions in Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe and other countries and regions. This new issuance by Sichuan Development fully reflects the recognition and affirmation of the corporate strength and credit status of Sichuan Development by the international capital market.
frame.work - brings the ability to build + repair laptop will help prolong product lifecycle and help reduce e-waste. Nations are already starting to put into law the right to repair, so manufacturers have no excuse.
Innovative pandemic science projects by Macao's students 31 selected projects exhibition run by Macao Joint School Science Exhibition Preparation Committee MJSSE.org. Showcasing original ideas for new disinfecting methods, spread prevention design with 3D printed models, safe sanitation chemistry, automate cleaning robotics, broad education with games, health solutions during isolation and other disease control applications.
UNESCO Report on Engineering for Sustainable Development
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO, Chinese Academy of Engineering and Tsinghua University released a 183 pages report highlighting engineering's role in achieving a more sustainable world. With topics in equality, environment, education, and regional trends.
Sustaincia helps anyone make stylish logo, memorable slogan and creatively re-apply on garment to increase brand awareness, members can even choose where to place pattern, all without more pressure to the environment.
Just contact our members to start
How to De-carbonization Everything
20 mins discussion of concrete plans to goals
Sustaincia Podcast Ep7
GMO food testing by Bashir
Bank biodiversity awareness demanded by governments after covid Last year, the world’s 50 biggest banks provided $2.6tn (£1.9tn) in loans and other credit to sectors with a high impact on biodiversity, such as forestry and agriculture. Bank by bank, the report authors found a cavalier ignorance of – or indifference to – the implications, with the vast majority unaware of their impact on biodiversity ... the World Economic Forum (WEF)... found that for the first time environmental risks dominated perceived business threats. ... Smart financial institutions are aware that biodiversity regulation is coming.
Macau DSPA Environmental Report maps out opportunities
澳門DSPA環境報告指出機遇 An original sustaincia article 獨家文章
Air quality, Water quality, Solid waste management, Nature protection, Noise pollution and Participation. The data in the report builds a map in which cooperative pioneers/trailblazers can navigate and head out to tackle these areas...Article in English 空氣質量、水質、固體廢物管理、自然保護、噪音污染和參與... 如同獲得了一幅地圖，能夠辨識出當前澳門的環境保護問題所在...中文文章
Guangdong Namyue Group Sustainability Report Cross border enterprise with businesses in large scale environmental, medicine, vehicle waste management, building management, and livelihood projects in Macau. - 2019 Report
Bringing scientific approaches and sustainable culture to sustaincia
Environment Bureau (ENB) of Hong Kong launch graduates subsidy programme under Green Employment Scheme subsidise private companies to employ fresh graduates working in areas related to environmental protection, ecological conservation, green energy and energy conservation, climate change, sustainable development and more
details from gov.hk
Annular Solar Eclipse over South China 2020, June 21 See ring shaped sun starting at 14:45, next solar eclipse (total) will have to wait until 2034
日偏食天象要來澳門喇 - 澳門國際科技產業發展協會
Issued by Environmental Protection Agency of Macau, important for next 10 years planning, providing statistics and analysis of air, water, waste, noise and population situation.
Download 72 pages report
All electric maiden flight offers zero emission short hop travel proves that small all-electric aircraft can feasibly and economically operate short routes that airlines long ago abandoned
Sustaincia Podcast Ep2
Let's create "better" Macao community altogether!
Macau hosts International Environment Crisis Management Forum and Exhibition Collaborative governance against disaster and disease
more details and schedule