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Improving wind farm energy production: The prospect of vortex generators

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This paper highlights the overall impact of VGs on typical wind farms from a technical point of view. First, we begin with an introduction on the need for VGs and the working principle, then we delve into some factors to consider in terms of maximizing VG efficiency. Subsequently, the estimated impact on Annual Energy Production (AEP), the environment and the turbines are analysed before we offer our conclusion.

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Biofuels: Green gold, sustainable expansion in Europe?

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Greenfish explains the ins and outs of the history of biofuel development in Europe. Below, we give you details about the different types of biofuels and their growth over the years. We then delve into the scientific reasons behind the main criticisms of biofuels, and we conclude with a summary of the current state of European legislations, opening the discussion on the appropriate decarbonization options for Member States.

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Nuclear power: Looking for the truth(s) about safety

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Two underlying concepts determine our perception of nuclear energy and how safe it is: its enormous energetic content and its poisonous potential due to ionizing radiation. This paper aims to shed light on the underlying disagreements in the academic and political discussions surrounding human safety in nuclear power in order to challenge our beliefs and emotions. It is part of a series of White Papers on the subject of the different elements of the nuclear energy debate, previously presented by Greenfish in this paper.

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Lithium-ion batteries: delivering transition solutions to different sectors

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The development of advanced energy storage technologies is a critical factor in the success of the decarbonisation of modern economies. Over the last few years, they have played a major role in the growth and evolution of the energy, automotive and electronic appliances sectors. While multiple technologies exist encompassing pump-hydro, compressed air, flywheels and batteries; Li-ion technologies have provided the energy and power requirements to meet the technical demands of these three sectors.

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Part. 2 – Commuting: Car sharing for better way forward

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How much do you think does road congestion cost to the EU? 130 billion euros per year. That is close to 1% of the EU’s GDP according to the European Urban Mobility report of the EU Commission published in 2017. This same year, London was the first most congested city in Europe (7th worldwide), followed by Paris (12th). Compared to 2016, cities such as Brussels have improved: the Belgian capital jumped from the 71st to the 101st place in 2017. But it still does not mean that its mobility situation is ideal.

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Europe’s wake up call for recycling plastic

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On January 1st, 2018, while markets were thriving and the world was celebrating the beginning of the year, China vowed to stop being the receptacle for the planet’s junk by banning the importation of 24 types of foreign waste. As more than 85% of European plastic was shipped to China in 2017, this decision affects each and every player along the plastic industry value chain, from …

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You want a better future? Do it yourself!

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As you may know, at Greenfish, we give our very best to walk our talk. While understanding the impact of our job, we also care about the baby steps that settle our commitment in our daily life. This white paper highlights different initiatives tried and implemented by us. It covers small things anyone can implement to make a change and start a different …

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