Champions Corner: Anna Skarbek is bringing people together to achieve net zero

Anna Skarbek is CEO of ClimateWorks Australia, having led the non-profit since its creation in 2009. A former banker, policy adviser and lawyer, she is also a board member of Impact Investment Group, Green Building Council of Australia and the Centre for New Energy Technologies, and was a founding director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Previously, Anna worked in London’s carbon markets […]

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Champions Corner: Dr Sang Jun Sim produces bioplastics from CO2 using green microalgae

Dr Sang Jun Sim (middle) in his lab. Dr Sang Jun Sim is a professor at Korea University in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He has dedicated 20 years to developing carbon capture technologies using microalgae. From the development of the core technologies to the demonstration of large-scale CO2 conversion into value-added products […]

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Champions Corner: Dr José Amador Honorato Salazar explores biomass as an alternative feedstock

José Amador Honorato Salazar is Mexico’s Mission Innovation Champion for 2020. Amador is a research scientist at the Experimental Centre, Puebla of the National Research Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock (INIFAP). He is a forest engineer with a major in forest industries technology from Chapingo Autonomous University, and received a PhD in wood science from […]

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Champions Corner: John Olav Tande develops tomorrow’s wind power technology

John Olav Tande, Norway’s MI Champion (first cohort) John Olav Giæver Tande is Chief Scientist and Research Manager at SINTEF Energy Research (Norway), and a pioneer in floating offshore wind energy. He is the director of the newly launched NorthWind research centre, an 8 year, 31.5 million EUR research centre working on innovations to make […]

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Champions Corner: Jaafar Benabbou explains how solar electric vehicles can empower people across Africa

Jaafar Mounir Benabbou, Morocco’s MI Champion   Introduction Jaafar Mounir Benabbou is General Manager and co-founder of Solar e-Cycles Morocco. Born in Paris, he earned a bachelor’s degree in science and mathematics at Hassan 2 High School in Safi, Morocco, and attended preparatory classes for engineering at Lycée Marceau, Chartes, France. He graduated from ESCA EM […]

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Champions Corner: Dr Michaela Kendall discusses the utility of fuel cell technology

Dr Michaela Kendall, the UK’s MI Champion Dr Michaela Kendall, the UK’s Mission Innovation Champion, is the co-inventor of microtubular solid oxide fuel cells and is chief executive of Birmingham-based Adelan, one of the world’s first fuel cell businesses. Adelan has attracted substantial inward investment to the UK to develop hydrogen technologies and is a […]

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Champions Corner: Dr Purnima Jalihal: Scaling the potential of Ocean Renewable energies

Dr Purnima Jalihal is a senior scientist who heads the Energy and Fresh Water group at the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), India. She has coordinated many first-ever projects in ocean energy and desalination. Her tremendous contribution in setting up the first-ever ocean thermal gradient-based desalination plant at Kavaratti island in the Lakshadweep group […]

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Champions Corner: Dr Krish Sankaran introduces Blockchain as a solution for developing circular energy and materials markets

Dr Krish Sankaran, Finland’s MI Champion Dr. Krishnaswamy Sankaran is Chief Executive Officer of Radical Innovations Group AB and Finland’s 2020 MI Champion. Based in Vaasa, Finland, Radical Innovations Group AB is a clean energy and circular economy company. In addition to gaining a Doctorate in Engineering Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology […]

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Champions Corner: Can Li presents the “Liquid Sunshine” project in China

Can Li (middle) with his team in front of the demonstration project “Liquid Sunshine”   Can Li is a professor at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also a foreign member of Academia European in 2008, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2008. He […]

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Champions Corner: Jürgen Mayerhofer revolutionizes power trading

Jürgen Mayerhofer is CEO and co-founder of enspired, a company enabling small-scale power producers to bring their assets onto power spot markets by using artificial intelligence (AI) trading services. Jürgen is a trained software engineer, has an MBA in Energy Management and received a Stanford LEAD Certificate on Corporate Innovation. Tell us more about your […]

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