Press Release from Oklo, August 31, 2023
Oklo, Inc. has been selected to participate in Eielson Air Force Base’s micro-reactor pilot program. Oklo will design, construct, own, and operate the power plant to deliver clean and reliable electricity and steam to Eielson Air Force Base.
By Oliver Gordon, Energy Monitor, August 30, 2023
The energy transition is dependent on four minerals that will play a pivotal role: lithium, cobalt, copper, and nickel. Ten countries hold the largest reserves of these critical minerals and will be the forces that drive how efficiently the world can build out new clean energy infrastructure.
By David Stanway, Reuters, September 5, 2023
Ocean carbon dioxide removal (OCDR) is one of the hottest topics in the climate science world, with millions of dollars in venture capital funds being dumped into promising projects. To explore the potential of OCDR technology, Singapore is expanding a pilot project that uses electricity to extract CO2 from seawater, allowing it to absorb more greenhouse gas from the atmosphere when it is pumped back out into the ocean.
By Alex DeMarban, Anchorage Daily News, September 1, 2023
The Mat-Su Valley and Southcentral are getting ready for a boost in electricity supply with the 8.5-megawatt solar farm in Houston. The project, which covers an area the size of 34 football fields, will provide power to about 1,400 homes when turned on.
By Yereth Rosen, Alaska Beacon, August 31, 2023
A study by McKinley Research Group has found that in 2022, oil and gas employment, spending, tax revenues, and spinoff effects supported 16% of the state’s jobs. The industry’s impact in the state will only increase in the years to come, with companies planning to spend $14 billion on new fields and investments in existing fields through 2028.
By Lisa Stiffler, Geekwire, September 7, 2023
One of the biggest deals of its kind to date, Microsoft has announced intent to purchase 315,000 metric tons of carbon removal over a multi-year period from climate tech startup Heirloom Carbon. Heirloom uses limestone like a sponge to trap carbon in a more accelerated way.
EV charging while on the move, microbiomes getting forgotten in climate talks, critical minerals for national security, and more!
Oil giant makes mining move, Occidental and BlackRock wade into DAC technologies, and more energy excitement!
Velocity President Rysen Shirzadi provides his insight into our role as young professionals in the evolving energy space.
From Tetris to clean energy, creating a carbon time machine, and balloons are the new straws.
A myriad of new fuels see potential, but are many of them just hot air?
From the Supreme Court to AI improving supply chain, here's what we are following this week.
Stories about court cases, permafrost and an electronic nose(?!). Happy Friday.
A Look Inside
Who are Velocity's Innovative Professionals?
A Look Inside
Skis. How they're made, and why you might want to thank an oil worker the next time you hit the slopes.
The pros and cons of a climate emergency, anti-styrafoam rhetoric, and using mining waste to capture CO2.