Democrats have a delicate balancing act over the next 18 months to retain control of Congress, a reality made clear in a presentation Thursday by a veteran party strategist.
Democrats have a delicate balancing act over the next 18 months to retain control of Congress, a reality made clear in a presentation Thursday by a veteran party strategist.
Leo Carax's “Annette,” starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver, will open the 74th Cannes Film Festival on July 6, festival organizers said Monday. “Annette” is Carax's first English-language film and the French director's anticipated follow-up to his celebrated, surreal 2012 film “Holy Motors.” Set in contemporary Los Angeles, “Annette” stars Driver and Cotillard as a glamorous couple — Driver plays a stand-up comedian, Cotillard a famous singer — whose first child is “a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny,” according the festival's description.
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Mastercard Inc. plans to purchase digital-verification company Ekata for $850 million, the company announced Monday morning. Ekata works with merchants, financial institutions, and other parties to weed out bad actors when people are making purchases or opening accounts. "The shift to a more digital world requires real solutions to secure every transaction and instill trust in every interaction," said Ajay Bhalla, Mastercard's president of cyber and intelligence solutions. The company expects that Ekata's solutions will prove complementary to Mastercard's existing fraud-assessment offerings. Mastercard anticipates that the deal will close in the next six months. It doesn't expect that the deal will be dilutive to its business for more than 24 months. Mastercard shares have gained 19% over the past three months as the S&P 500 has risen 10%.
Zoom Video Communications Inc on Monday said it has created a $100 million fund to invest in startup software companies that build apps using its technology. The video conferencing company has become a household name during the pandemic as businesses and schools shifted to its platform, along with rival platforms such as Microsoft Corp's Teams and Cisco Systems Inc's Webex. Zoom Chief Financial Officer Kelly Steckelberg told Reuters that the fund will make investments of between $250,000 and $2.5 million into companies building "Zoom Apps" that plug into the company's video conferencing software to add new features to it.
Goals Support Sustainable Sourcing, Bold Climate Action, Reducing Waste and Healthier Choices Food Lion announces new sustainability commitments New goals support sustainable sourcing, bold climate action, reducing waste and healthier choices Food Lion's 2021 Sustainability Impact Food Lion is committed to sustainability across every part of its business – now and into the future. SALISBURY, N.C., April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Food Lion is taking a big leap in its already industry-leading sustainability efforts to make a greater impact in caring for the planet and its neighbors. The new, far-reaching commitments make it easier for customers to know how and where their food is sourced, reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions across all layers of the retailer’s operations, and eliminate waste through all parts of the food supply chain, in addition to several other initiatives and goals that will help reinforce Food Lion’s role as a good neighbor to help create a more sustainable future. “In 2015, we set big goals for ourselves to achieve significant sustainability targets in several critical areas, and I’m proud to say we’ve met or exceeded many of those milestones,” said Meg Ham, President of Food Lion. “However, we know much more work needs to be done, and that’s why we’re holding ourselves accountable for even bigger goals that we hope to achieve by 2025 and beyond. We are committed to sustainability across every part of our business – now and into the future – and we’re making it easier for our customers to join us to create a more sustainable community because we all have a role to play.” Greater Transparency By 2025, Food Lion, in partnership with its parent company, Ahold Delhaize USA (ADUSA), will empower customers and make it easier to see how their products were grown or produced and where they come from. Additionally, Food Lion will be 100% sustainably certified in its palm oil, pulp and paper products and packaging, and make key advances in animal welfare and human rights. By 2025, the retailer also aims to offer a 100% cage-free shell egg assortment. “Our neighbors deserve to know where their food comes from and that it contains ingredients they trust,” Ham said. “We are passionate about providing our customers with products they have confidence in and that fit their dietary needs and lifestyle, from farm to table, sea to store.” Food Lion is committed to developing a program that enables customers to shop based on personal preferences such as using less plastic, ensuring humane treatment of animals, finding products free of chemicals of concern and much more. Additionally, the retailer aims to continue to lead the industry in traceability and is focused on driving clear transparency in the supply chain. In recent years, Food Lion has made great strides in making it easier for customers to know how and from where their products are sourced. In February of 2020, Food Lion joined the Ocean Disclosure Project to enable customers to see the origin of wild-caught seafood and trace it back more easily to its source. The easy-reference platform enables customers to make more informed decisions when shopping with Food Lion. All seafood products sold in Food Lion stores are fully traceable to the wild fishery or farm and come from sustainable sources. Additionally, in partnership with ADUSA and Retail Business Services, which develops private brand products for each of the ADUSA local brands, Food Lion announced in 2019 that it will restrict certain chemicals from products and packaging, work with suppliers to ensure all private brand products meet high standards for ingredients beyond what’s required by law and collaborate with suppliers to address root causes of contaminants. ADUSA and Food Lion also recently committed to a transparent GMO labeling option to make it easier for customers to understand what is included in the products they love. All private brand products will have clear on-pack Bioengineered Food disclosure well ahead of the Federal Bioengineered labeling deadline of January 1, 2022. Further, all of Food Lion’s own brand coffee, cocoa, tea, seafood and soy products are 100% sustainably sourced. The retailer also maintains robust animal welfare guidelines, grounded in the five freedoms of animal welfare, including requirements for suppliers and issue statements on topics within animal welfare such as cage free eggs, animal testing, growth hormones and more. Eliminating WasteFood Lion is committed to reducing food waste by 50% by 2030. A significant way this will be achieved is by donating near-date food to local feeding agencies to feed food-insecure neighbors. In 2000, Food Lion worked with Feeding America® to create and implement a pioneering retail food rescue program, which has since been adopted by retailers across the country. Through the food rescue program, associates at each of Food Lion’s more than 1,000 stores work hard to reduce unnecessary waste and get nourishing food where it is needed most – to families and individuals in the communities Food Lion serves. The equivalent of more than 339 million meals has been donated through the food rescue program since 2014. Aside from donating food, Food Lion will also continue its extensive efforts to reduce waste across its network through a number of means. The retailer will achieve 85% waste diversion in its more than 1,000 stores through a mix of recycling, composting and animal feed. Since 2015, Food Lion has decreased its annual waste to landfill or incinerator by nearly 60,000 tons. Additionally, by 2025, all of Food Lion’s plastic packaging will also be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable. In 2020 alone, Food Lion recycled more than 170,000 tons of cardboard and paper and 6,900 tons of plastic. Since 2013, Food Lion has saved an estimated 15 million plastic bags through the sale of more than five million reusable bags. Taking Bold Climate ActionFood Lion is committed to reducing carbon emissions by 50% from its own operations by 2030, in partnership with ADUSA, while working with suppliers to reduce emissions from the supply chain by 15%. This commitment is on top of Food Lion’s industry-leading energy efficiency efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Food Lion is the only company in the United States to be granted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s EnergyStar Partner of the Year award 20 years in a row, and since 2000, it has reduced carbon emissions by more than 593,103 metric tons, investing $15 million to improve operational efficiencies. This energy savings is equivalent to the annual energy use of 70,717 homes, and supplying the energy needed to charge more than 75 billion smartphones. Whether by utilizing renewable energy, improving the energy efficiency of our stores, moving toward more climate-friendly refrigerants, further reducing refrigerant leaks or improving transportation and logistics efficiency, Food Lion is committed to further reducing carbon emissions from every area of the business. Healthier Choices Food Lion aims to have more than 48% of private brand food sales come from healthy sales by 2025. In support of this commitment, Food Lion and ADUSA have announced a relationship with the Partnership for a Healthier America through which it will increase access to healthier food options for consumers and publicly disclose the percentage of sales from healthier options. The announcement marks the largest pledge to increase healthier food sales and transparency from a grocery retailer in the United States. All of Food Lion’s more than 1,000 stores offer the Nature’s Promise private brand product line which feature simple ingredients and no artificial flavors, no artificial preservatives and no synthetic colors. Additionally, Food Lion carries products rated by Guiding Stars, a proprietary nutrition guidance system that supports customers in making nutrition choices best for them. As each of our private brands offer foods to meet personalized health and lifestyle choices, Guiding Stars is leveraged to make nutritious choices easy and convenient so our customers can make more informed decisions when shopping with Food Lion. For more on Food Lion’s new commitments, and to see some of the additional ways Food Lion is operating as a responsible neighbor, visit www.foodlion.com/sustainability. About Food LionFood Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness, and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has donated more than 750 million meals to individuals and families since 2014, and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com or job applicants may visit www.foodlion.com/careers. CONTACT: Food Lion Media Relations 704-245-3317 email@example.com Photos accompanying this announcement are available at: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/100ad61a-d688-4afc-8807-0cf2c4a464e6 https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f58ab7af-1eb4-4b35-a54e-e89fc6e27b94
Coming of age in the wake of 9/11, the Market Crash of 2008 and the Great Recession has impacted Millennials' financial concerns, investing habits, and future earnings potential.i Add a global pandemic during their prime earning years, and it's no wonder Millennial investors' financial optimism declined 24 percentage points to 38% in 2020, from 62% in 2019. Yet, after weathering two "once-in-a-lifetime" financial crises, Millennials are clearly bucking the "slacker" perception, with 81% saying that they have a plan to protect themselves against outliving their savings, while 71% have a strategy to protect their assets against market risk.
Apr. 19—Forgive anyone living in south Lawrence their skepticism over the natural gas industry's claims, raised again this month, that it doesn't need the oversight of licensed engineers in order to repair or build gas lines in the street. Massachusetts lawmakers passed a bill months after the Merrimack Valley gas disaster, signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in December 2018, calling for an ...
GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), ("GOL" or "Company"), Brazil's largest domestic airline, today announces the launch of a new Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") section on its investor relations website (www.voegol.com.br/ir), including detailed information using SASB and TCFD metrics and, for the first time, a specific subsection for projections. The new website content is aligned with GOL's commitment to improving the sustainability of its business through strong corporate governance, being first for all Employees and Customers by driving inclusion and accessibility, and by reaching net zero carbon emissions in 2050.
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Automotive Light Market Research Report by Vehicle Type (Commercial Vehicles and Passenger Cars), by Technology (Halogen, LED, and Xenon), by Type, by Application Type - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19New York, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Automotive Light Market Research Report by Vehicle Type, by Technology, by Type, by Application Type - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06063079/?utm_source=GNW Market Statistics:The report provides market sizing and forecast across five major currencies - USD, EUR GBP, JPY, and AUD. This helps organization leaders make better decisions when currency exchange data is readily available.1. The Global Automotive Light Market is expected to grow from USD 24,147.26 Million in 2020 to USD 35,859.48 Million by the end of 2025.2. The Global Automotive Light Market is expected to grow from EUR 21,172.77 Million in 2020 to EUR 31,442.27 Million by the end of 2025.3. The Global Automotive Light Market is expected to grow from GBP 18,822.64 Million in 2020 to GBP 27,952.24 Million by the end of 2025.4. The Global Automotive Light Market is expected to grow from JPY 2,577,124.53 Million in 2020 to JPY 3,827,115.19 Million by the end of 2025.5. The Global Automotive Light Market is expected to grow from AUD 35,065.03 Million in 2020 to AUD 52,072.73 Million by the end of 2025.Market Segmentation & Coverage:This research report categorizes the Automotive Light to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:Based on Vehicle Type, the Automotive Light Market studied across Commercial Vehicles and Passenger Cars. Based on Technology, the Automotive Light Market studied across Halogen, LED, and Xenon. Based on Type, the Automotive Light Market studied across Ambient Lightening, Front Adaptive Lightening, and Rear Adaptive lightening. Based on Application Type, the Automotive Light Market studied across Exterior Lighting and Interior Lighting. Based on Geography, the Automotive Light Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Company Usability Profiles:The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Automotive Light Market including Aptiv PLC, Continental Ag, Denso Corporation, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Flex-N-Gate, Gentex Corporation, Grupo Antolin, Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co., Hyundai Mobis, Ichikoh Industries, Ltd., Keboda, Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Koninklijke Philips N.v., Lear Corporation, Lumax Industries, Magneti Holdings Co., Ltd., North American Lighting, NXP Semiconductors, Osram Gmbh, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Robert Bosch Gmbh, Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., Valeo S.a., Varroc, and Zizala Lichtsysteme Gmbh. Cumulative Impact of COVID-19:COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering the COVID-19 impact on the market.FPNV Positioning Matrix:The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Automotive Light Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.Competitive Strategic Window:The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth.The report provides insights on the following pointers:1. Market Penetration: Provides comprehensive information on the market offered by the key players2. Market Development: Provides in-depth information about lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the markets3. Market Diversification: Provides detailed information about new product launches, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: Provides an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players5. Product Development & Innovation: Provides intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and new product developmentsThe report answers questions such as:1. What is the market size and forecast of the Global Automotive Light Market?2. What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 shaping the Global Automotive Light Market during the forecast period?3. Which are the products/segments/applications/areas to invest in over the forecast period in the Global Automotive Light Market?4. What is the competitive strategic window for opportunities in the Global Automotive Light Market?5. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Global Automotive Light Market?6. What are the modes and strategic moves considered suitable for entering the Global Automotive Light Market?Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06063079/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP reminds investors that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed against Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) ("Plug") on behalf of those who purchased or acquired Plug securities between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period").
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(Bloomberg) -- A Tesla Inc. electric car that “no one” appeared to be driving crashed late Saturday in Texas, erupting into flames and killing the two passengers, according to local authorities.One victim was found in the front passenger seat of a 2019 Model S and the other was in the rear, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said in a telephone interview. The car ran into a tree north of Houston after traveling at high speed and failing to navigate a turn.The position of the victims, statements and other physical evidence suggest that “no one was driving the vehicle at the time of impact,” Herman said. “It’s still under investigation.”Herman said his office is coordinating with federal authorities, without specifying which ones, and didn’t know whether the Autopilot feature was engaged. It took more than 30,000 gallons (113,562 liters) of water to extinguish the fire, which burned for four hours, he added.Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The company’s shares fell 4.4% to $707.34 as of 9:43 a.m. in New York.Federal officials have criticized Tesla for fire risks related to the battery packs in its cars and for not doing enough to keep drivers from using its driver-assist function inappropriately. In a hearing last year, the National Transportation Safety Board’s chairman said that “it’s time to stop enabling drivers in any partially automated vehicle to pretend that they have driverless cars.”NTSB, which has investigated numerous previous Tesla crashes, isn’t planning on opening a new probe into the latest incident, spokesman Chris O’Neil said.Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has defended the safety record of his company’s vehicles. This week, he shared a report on Twitter, saying that a Tesla with Autopilot engaged is now approaching a “10 times lower” chance of an accident than an average vehicle.(Updates with opening shares Monday in fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to respond to the latest round of U.S. sanctions threats as he has to past ones: by speeding his drive to make Russia’s economy more self-sufficient.In the seven years since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Putin’s government and central bank have stripped back the country’s exposure to dollars, shifted assets out of the U.S. and sold a smaller share of its debt to foreigners.“The Americans are saying: be careful or we could do more, but Russia is just going to continue down the path toward economic autarky,” said Elina Ribakova, deputy chief economist at the Institute of International Finance in Washington.The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is keeping the threat of sanctions hanging over Russia even after a sweeping round of penalties imposed last week. On Sunday, the U.S. warned of “consequences” if jailed opposition activist Alexey Navalny dies in prison.These four charts show how Putin has responded to past rounds of sanctions by increasing Russia’s economic isolation.The share of gold in Russia’s $581 billion international reserves jumped above dollars for the first time on record last year following a multi-year drive to reduce exposure to U.S. assets. The precious metal made up 24% of the central bank’s stockpile as of the end of September 2020, the latest date for which the breakdown is available. The share of dollar assets was 22%, down from more than 40% in 2018.That trend also shows up in the share of Russia’s international reserves held in the U.S., which plummeted to just under 7% by the end of September, down from about 30% before the Crimea annexation. Most of the shift happened in the second quarter of 2018 just after sanctions on aluminum giant United Co. Rusal revealed how vulnerable Russia was to sanctions.What Our Economists Say...Russia’s resilience to successive waves of sanctions provides a false sense of security. With the U.S. running out of options, the next round could be more disruptive, and the measures already in place are holding back trade and investment.-- Scott Johnson, Bloomberg EconomicsOf course, there’s only so much that Russia can do without cutting itself off entirely from the global economy. But officials in Washington are also restrained by the fact that if they go too far (as they did with the Rusal sanctions that were later revoked), they risk sending tremors through global markets.Acting on a pledge by Putin to “de-dollarize” trade, Russia has been slowly cutting back on use of the greenback in its exports with the European Union, China and India. The euro has almost overtaken the dollar in Russia’s trade with the EU and has already surpassed it in exports to China. About two-thirds of Russia’s exports to India, meanwhile, are paid for in rubles.How Virus-Panicked Markets Showed Dollar’s Still King: QuickTakeLast week’s penalties included a ban on purchases of bonds on the primary market, so the next big targets could be secondary-market debt and Russian banks’ access to the financial messaging system used for most international money transfers. Russia is already looking for alternatives to the system, known as SWIFT, to make itself less vulnerable, though attempts so far haven’t led to much.One reason the Finance Ministry wasn’t too concerned about the latest sanctions measure on government debt is that Russia has mostly been selling to local banks at its weekly auctions anyway. Borrowing was ramped up during the pandemic even though foreign demand was weak, which increased the overall size of the market and pushed down the share of foreigners.U.S. banks can still buy new debt on the secondary market after the penalties come into force in mid-June. Russia is “well positioned” for a near term market disruption because it has a high cash buffer and demand from local banks is “robust,” Fitch Ratings said in a research note published late on Friday.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Technology reduces carbon emissions by more than 50% while increasing profitability for concrete manufacturers CarbonBuilt Low Carbon Concrete CarbonBuilt's technology lowers the carbon footprint of concrete by more than 50 percent by injecting CO2 emissions from industrial sources. LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The UCLA CarbonBuilt team has been named one of two winners in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE for its technology that reduces the carbon footprint of concrete production by more than 50 percent while increasing profitability for concrete manufacturers. The team was recognized for having the best demonstration as well as for its product, technology, and market advantages. Gaurav Sant, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, led the team of multidisciplinary faculty, project scientists, graduate students and industry experts. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and is Director of the Institute for Carbon Management at UCLA. In 2020, Sant founded CarbonBuilt to commercialize this technology, now called ReversaTM. CarbonBuilt’s Reversa platform includes innovations to concrete’s mixture design and its curing process. The formulation includes hydrated lime (a commodity chemical used in a wide range of applications; also known as portlandite or calcium hydroxide), which enables a significant decrease in the need for ordinary Portland cement (OPC) as well as increased and more flexible use of low-cost waste materials like fly ash or slag. During the curing process, CO2 is directly injected from flue gas streams (such as those at power plants or cement factories) into the mixture where it is chemically transformed and permanently stored in the concrete. Together, these innovations enable concrete manufacturers to both reduce the carbon footprint of their products by more than 50 percent while also increasing profitability. A concrete block produced with Reversa is able to permanently store about ¾ of a pound of CO2. Industry analysts project that 1 trillion concrete blocks will be produced annually by 2027. At that scale, Reversa could store roughly 350 million tons of CO2 each year which equates to nearly 1 percent of all global emissions or the total annual emissions of the United Kingdom. “I am absolutely thrilled that CarbonBuilt has won the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE,” said Sant. “Having grown up on job sites, I have always been fascinated with the role that construction has played in solving societal challenges. To have spent the last decade finding a solution to mitigate the carbon footprint of concrete construction with a phenomenal team, and to have won the XPRIZE doing so is an ultimate dream come true.” The first field demonstration of the technology took place at the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority’s Integrated Test Center, where the team successfully sequestered waste CO2 from a coal-fired power plant in more than 10,000 concrete blocks. Two independent labs confirmed that the blocks met standard industry specifications. A second demonstration using CO2 from both coal- and natural gas-fired turbines at the National Carbon Capture Center in Alabama, was completed in early April with the team overcoming the challenges of Covid-19, ice storms and tornadoes. Both demonstrations highlight Reversa’s ability to consume a wide range of dilute CO2 streams, unlocking the potential for partnerships across a wide range of industries, including with many of the distributed direct air capture technologies that are currently under development. “With incredible innovation and persistence, Gaurav and his team have developed technology that has the potential to reduce emissions at a gigaton scale,” said CarbonBuilt CEO Rahul Shendure. “We thank the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE team not only for the award but also for setting high standards which resulted in a commercial-ready process. We look forward to delivering on our mission to decarbonize the concrete industry.” The $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE was a 6-year global competition, launched in September 2015, to address CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. It challenged innovators around the world to develop breakthrough technologies that convert the most CO2 into products with the highest net value. To be competitive, teams had to minimize their use of energy, water, land, and overall CO2 footprint. XPRIZE received 47 submissions from 7 countries, 10 of which made it to the final round in 2020. About CarbonBuiltCarbonBuilt’s mission is to enable concrete manufacturing to drive large-scale greenhouse gas reductions through the cost-effective utilization of CO2 and other industrial wastes. Its ReversaTM process injects CO2 emissions taken directly from industrial sources into proprietary low-carbon concrete formulations. This revolutionary approach reduces overall CO2 emissions by more than 50 percent while creating end products that meet industry specifications and increase profitability for concrete producers. More information is available at www.carbonbuilt.com. Media ContactJohn Williams, Scoville PR for CarbonBuiltjwilliams@scovillepr.com; 206-660-5503 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5faa6d8d-09fc-4adc-a147-69c7fd9e78f2
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Buzzy live audio-chat startup Clubhouse has recruited Grey Munford as its head of communications, with the PR pro leaving Spotify after two years. In an email last Friday, Munford said, “Following a wildly exciting and wonderful few years at Spotify I am packing up my virtual office (read: logging out of my company gmail) and […]