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World’s Largest Solar (Thermal) Kitchen is in Rajasthan!

October 24, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The world’s largest solar kitchen is powered by Scheffler’s reflector technology, and is situated in Rajasthan, India. The Scheffler system is so effective that this...The world’s largest solar kitchen is powered by Scheffler’s reflector technology, and is situated in Rajasthan, India. The Scheffler system is so effective that this...
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Will ultrafast EV battery charging become commonplace by 2030?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In its early days, charging an electric vehicle could take 8-10 hours. Surely no one...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In its early days, charging an electric vehicle could take 8-10 hours. Surely no one...
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Will material sciences have a dominant role to play in EV industry?

January 20, 2021

CO3, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Materials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Until recently, conventional vehicles were dominated mainly by mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering. The former...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Until recently, conventional vehicles were dominated mainly by mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering. The former...
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Will fuel cells overtake batteries to become the dominant form of EV storage

January 20, 2021

Electric Vehicles, Green Hydrogen, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series While a large part of the electric vehicle ecosystem is investing heavily in batteries, a...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series While a large part of the electric vehicle ecosystem is investing heavily in batteries, a...
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Why is there a buzz around electric aviation?

January 20, 2021

Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In 2011, I was at a conference on biofuels at Orlando, Florida. During one of...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In 2011, I was at a conference on biofuels at Orlando, Florida. During one of...
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What are the viable pathways for electrification of heavy vehicles?

January 20, 2021

E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series A large car could weigh about 1.5 tons, the largest truck could weigh 25 tons (15-20...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series A large car could weigh about 1.5 tons, the largest truck could weigh 25 tons (15-20...
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The Million Mile Battery – is it a big deal?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Energy Storage in EVs, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series For about a year now, there has been buzz around the concept of million mile...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series For about a year now, there has been buzz around the concept of million mile...
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TERI, India’s Sustainability and Green Education Pioneer

December 6, 2009

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
When Yale University decided to establish its new Climate and Energy Institute in March the choice of Rajendra K. Pachauri to head it came as...When Yale University decided to establish its new Climate and Energy Institute in March the choice of Rajendra K. Pachauri to head it came as...
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Syngas, A Way to Tap India’s Hidden Coal Reserves

November 3, 2009

Biofuels, CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
Syngas or gasified coal is potentially a rich source of clean energy which the world is yet to fully upgrade the technology for. A lot...Syngas or gasified coal is potentially a rich source of clean energy which the world is yet to fully upgrade the technology for. A lot...
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Solar Energy Centre @ Haryana, India

November 1, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy
Solar Energy Centre is the institute established in India with a view to encourage research in the field of solar technology as a viable alternate...Solar Energy Centre is the institute established in India with a view to encourage research in the field of solar technology as a viable alternate...
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Small Wind Turbines, Especially VAWTs Look Cool, But Don’t Have Cool Paybacks!

August 11, 2012

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Wind Energy
Even as they become more common, small-scale wind turbines remain a source of dispute in the renewable energy community, says this article. And I completely...Even as they become more common, small-scale wind turbines remain a source of dispute in the renewable energy community, says this article. And I completely...
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My Visit to NCPRE – National Centre for PV Research & Education, IIT Bombay

August 14, 2015

Colleges, Energy Education, Innovations, Mumbai, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I had been to NCPRE at IIT Bombay, about a month back. Had been intending to do this for almost a year, and finally did....I had been to NCPRE at IIT Bombay, about a month back. Had been intending to do this for almost a year, and finally did....
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Leveraging GenAI for decarbonization data dive

April 21, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Digital for Decarbonization, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 I had an intern (Nikita A ) experiment with this idea: Take a useful data point from a recent news item...𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 I had an intern (Nikita A ) experiment with this idea: Take a useful data point from a recent news item...
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Is there more to electric vehicles than electric cars, scooters, bikes, buses and trucks?

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Cars, Electric Two-wheelers and Three-wheelers, Electric Vehicle, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series You bet! There is so much transport around us that we just take it for...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series You bet! There is so much transport around us that we just take it for...
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Innovate or Suffocate – Solar Industry’s Watershed Moment

August 1, 2015

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  (A more detailed version of this article was published on LinkedIn - see here for the article) There's a dark secret about the sunny solar...  (A more detailed version of this article was published on LinkedIn - see here for the article) There's a dark secret about the sunny solar...
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India’s First Center for Bioscience Energy to Increase Biomass Yield

July 6, 2009

Biofuels, Biofuels, Biogas & CBG, Biomass for Heating & Power, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
June 2, 2009India opens its first DBT-ICT Center for Bioscience Energy to develop technologies that will increase biomass yield per hectare and produce both gas...June 2, 2009India opens its first DBT-ICT Center for Bioscience Energy to develop technologies that will increase biomass yield per hectare and produce both gas...
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Implications of Hydrogen’s Low Volumetric Energy Density

April 3, 2024

Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 - ) In an earlier post ( ), we saw how hydrogen has...(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 - ) In an earlier post ( ), we saw how hydrogen has...
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Implications of Hydrogen’s Low Volumetric Energy Density

April 21, 2024

Energy Storage, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 -  In an earlier post (  we saw how hydrogen has an absorbing story in...(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 -  In an earlier post (  we saw how hydrogen has an absorbing story in...
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Hydrogen from biomass – Bio-hydrogen

April 21, 2024

Energy Storage, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
In most cases, green hydrogen is spoken of in conjunction with electrolysis of water. In fact, definitions of GH2 even by some fairly authoritative sources...In most cases, green hydrogen is spoken of in conjunction with electrolysis of water. In fact, definitions of GH2 even by some fairly authoritative sources...
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How Much Could Wind Power Output Fluctuate?

October 31, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
It was interesting for me to read an article about the woes that the state of TN was having with its power deficit; well, which...It was interesting for me to read an article about the woes that the state of TN was having with its power deficit; well, which...
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How can renewable energy really become disruptive?

April 2, 2010

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The following was the article I included in the recently dispatched newsletter. Thought I'd include it in the blog as well. How can renewable energy...The following was the article I included in the recently dispatched newsletter. Thought I'd include it in the blog as well. How can renewable energy...
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GreenValue Makes Polyphenols from Biomass in India

October 31, 2009

Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Polyphenols from paper and pulp processing could offer nutraceutical benefits for humans and are already making a dent in the ag sector.About two million people...Polyphenols from paper and pulp processing could offer nutraceutical benefits for humans and are already making a dent in the ag sector.About two million people...
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Green Hydrogen Storage – What are the key innovations for green hydrogen storage in tanks, cascades, and onships?

March 2, 2024

Energy Storage, Green hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Hydrogen Storage, Logistics, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the key innovations for green hydrogen storage in tanks, cascades, and onships? The storage of green hydrogen is crucial for its viability as...What are the key innovations for green hydrogen storage in tanks, cascades, and onships? The storage of green hydrogen is crucial for its viability as...
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Green Hydrogen is NOT a Renewable Power Source

April 3, 2024

Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
I know the title is suggestive of a click-bait post, but do read on, won't you? This post is a result of some of my...I know the title is suggestive of a click-bait post, but do read on, won't you? This post is a result of some of my...
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Green Hydrogen and Power2X – What are the current real world applications of Power2X at scale ?

March 2, 2024

Emerging Hydrogen Processes, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Green Hydrogen, Green hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the current real world applications of Power2X at scale ? Power-to-X (P2X) technology, where "X" stands for various applications such as fuels, chemicals,...What are the current real world applications of Power2X at scale ? Power-to-X (P2X) technology, where "X" stands for various applications such as fuels, chemicals,...
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Green Hydrogen & Energy Density – A tale of two densities

April 3, 2024

Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 - ) During my first ten years of my work in climate tech, revolving...(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 - ) During my first ten years of my work in climate tech, revolving...
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Green Hydrogen & Batteries – Under which conditions, green hydrogen does better than batteries ?

March 2, 2024

Batteries, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Green hydrogen, Green Hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Hydrogen Research, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
Under which conditions, green hydrogen does better than batteries ? Green hydrogen has unique advantages over batteries in specific scenarios, particularly where long-term energy storage,...Under which conditions, green hydrogen does better than batteries ? Green hydrogen has unique advantages over batteries in specific scenarios, particularly where long-term energy storage,...
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Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute to Assist Indian Solar Power Firms

November 13, 2009

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, one of the largest research centres in Germany, is in parleys with Indian companies to share its research and...Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, one of the largest research centres in Germany, is in parleys with Indian companies to share its research and...
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EAI Launches Suseum – The Sustainability Museum

November 19, 2013

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
When all is said and done, more is said than done when it comes to sustainability. Why are we at this state of affairs despite...When all is said and done, more is said than done when it comes to sustainability. Why are we at this state of affairs despite...
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EAI Club – Network with Indian Renewable Energy Professional

May 7, 2010

Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
As a renewable energy enthusiast in India, you would have surely felt the need for an online platform where you can meet and interact with...As a renewable energy enthusiast in India, you would have surely felt the need for an online platform where you can meet and interact with...
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Death of Lead Acid Batteries – Greatly Exaggerated?

March 4, 2020

Batteries, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Introduction At EAI's consulting division and more so at EV Next, our specialty consulting division for e-mobility and electric vehicles, we get a number of...Introduction At EAI's consulting division and more so at EV Next, our specialty consulting division for e-mobility and electric vehicles, we get a number of...
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Cow Urine as Organic Pesticide – a Case Close to Home

January 31, 2017

Low Carbon Food & Agri, Net Zero by Narsi, Organic Farming, Researchers
My trip yesterday to my village Mathuramangalam, a really small hamlet some 50 Kms outside of Chennai, was to attend a family function. As with...My trip yesterday to my village Mathuramangalam, a really small hamlet some 50 Kms outside of Chennai, was to attend a family function. As with...
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Could solar power play a big role in the EVs ecosystem?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions, but that does not mean your trip on the...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions, but that does not mean your trip on the...
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Climate Innovation Series from CLIMAFIX

April 25, 2024

CO3, Financial Investors, Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
CLIMAFIX, the division of EAI focussing on climate tech innovations, has been assisting Indian climate startups & innovators since 2022. CLIMAFIX also organizes the popular...CLIMAFIX, the division of EAI focussing on climate tech innovations, has been assisting Indian climate startups & innovators since 2022. CLIMAFIX also organizes the popular...
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Charting the Course for India’s Energy Storage: Insights and Strategies from Industry Experts

April 12, 2024

CO3, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos
Climate tech experts explored the future of energy storage, uncovering key insights and strategies that could shape the landscape of this rapidly evolving sector.... Climate tech experts explored the future of energy storage, uncovering key insights and strategies that could shape the landscape of this rapidly evolving sector....
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Castor oil – oil that could be big part of future

November 23, 2013

Biofuels, CO3, Government Officials, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
If I told you I am gonna talk a fascinating oil, the last oil you would think of would be castor oil. But that is...If I told you I am gonna talk a fascinating oil, the last oil you would think of would be castor oil. But that is...
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Captive Solar PV Systems – L&T’s experience

March 19, 2011

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Rooftop Solar, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
It is a well known fact that India’s electricity generation is insufficient relative to the demand the country has. In 2009-10, India’s electricity deficit was...It is a well known fact that India’s electricity generation is insufficient relative to the demand the country has. In 2009-10, India’s electricity deficit was...
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Can entirely new battery chemistries overtake Li-ion chemistry?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Li-ion is the dominant standard for batteries for the e-mobility industry. And most industry experts...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Li-ion is the dominant standard for batteries for the e-mobility industry. And most industry experts...
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Brazil Battles Problems in Jatropha as Biodiesel Feedstock

November 3, 2009

Biofuels, Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Like other countries which are experimenting on it, Brazil is similarly encountering snags in the cultivation of jatropha as potential feedstock for biodiesel.This country, which...Like other countries which are experimenting on it, Brazil is similarly encountering snags in the cultivation of jatropha as potential feedstock for biodiesel.This country, which...
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Biodegradable sanitary napkins from Aakar Innovations: Solving the problems around women menstruation in an environment-friendly way

January 20, 2017

Bioplastics, Government Officials, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Waste Management
Over the last century, our society has become heavily and widely reliant on disposable plastics, which has now become a severe environmental threat globally. Sanitary...Over the last century, our society has become heavily and widely reliant on disposable plastics, which has now become a severe environmental threat globally. Sanitary...
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Are durable bioplastics the real growth story for the bioplastics sector?

February 6, 2017

Bioplastics, CO3, Corporate Leaders, Emerging Cleantech Areas, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Introduction The motivational driver to the innovation of bioplastics technology was to tackle our addiction to the disposable-everything habit. The disposable-everything eased our lives, but...Introduction The motivational driver to the innovation of bioplastics technology was to tackle our addiction to the disposable-everything habit. The disposable-everything eased our lives, but...
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Algae Wastewater Treatment

November 23, 2013

Net Zero by Narsi, Pollution, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Waste Management, Waste Management, Water
Water is touted by many as the new oil. Well, you know what, we might be able to just about live without oil, but we...Water is touted by many as the new oil. Well, you know what, we might be able to just about live without oil, but we...
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Algae fuels – the holy grail of biofuels

November 23, 2013

Biofuels, Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
For those of us who had been looking at the biofuel industry for almost a decade, algae appeared (and still does) like the knight in...For those of us who had been looking at the biofuel industry for almost a decade, algae appeared (and still does) like the knight in...
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AI for Green Hydrogen – What are the various ways by which AI helps in Green Hydrogen Economy ?

March 2, 2024

Computers & Software, Digital for Decarbonization, Energy Storage, Green Hydrogen, Green hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the various ways by which AI helps in Green Hydrogen Economy ? Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a crucial role in advancing the Green...What are the various ways by which AI helps in Green Hydrogen Economy ? Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a crucial role in advancing the Green...
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“Earth’s atmosphere had 95% CO2 in the beginning. What happened to all that CO2?”

April 3, 2024

Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 from CliDemy - the Climate Academy is a series that provides actionable insights for stakeholders based on high-impact data & facts around climate,...𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 from CliDemy - the Climate Academy is a series that provides actionable insights for stakeholders based on high-impact data & facts around climate,...
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