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STX Group: Visit to Headquarters in Amsterdam

Today I had an excellent opportunity to visit STX Group’s headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Recently, STX Group announced a 150 million euro deal officially supported by the global banks, marking a significant moment where the banks actively backed up … Read more

Presentation with Oekogeno’s Thomas Baver

Cleantech Innovations in Freiburg Germany

Today I started the day bright and early, going out for a morning walk around the city of Freiburg. The streets were quiet and vendors for the farmer’s market were beginning to set up their booths outside the Freiburg Minister. … Read more

One of the world’s largest offshore wind turbines currently being tested onshore, named the Haliade-X

The Energy Transition: Up Close at TNO labs and the Port of Rotterdam

The Burch Fellowship Students immersed themselves first-hand in the energy transition with two site visits today with TNO labs and the Port of Rotterdam. These site visits provided us with the tools and knowledge to advance in the future of … Read more

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Amsterdam: Global Leader in City-wide Circularity and Sustainability

Today Burch students journeyed to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands and a current global leader in city-wide circularity and sustainability efforts. More specifically, Amsterdam has embraced the model of economic affairs known as “Donut Economics”- a concept created by … Read more

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Cleantech Game Changer: Chris Castro, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Energy

Where you bank matters, because who you let invest your capital can determine our collective future. Chris Castro has dedicated his entire career to advancing sustainability and clean technology. From founding IDEAS For Us, a student organization turned global NGO … Read more

Roser Farm, Freiburg Germany

Freiburg Germany: Renewable Energy, Rural Development, and Energy Cooperatives

Our morning began bright and early at 8:30 AM when a classmate, Kyle Daniels, gave us a briefing on what we should expect from the day: excursions full of renewable energies, rural development, and energy cooperatives. After breakfast, we hopped … Read more

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Opportunities and Challenges for Offshore Wind Development in NC

The UNC Cleantech Summit is an annual event that brings together experts and stakeholders from the clean technology and sustainability sectors to discuss the latest trends and innovations in these fields. As part of this year’s summit, I had the … Read more

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Empower Cleantech in NC with Anna J Siefken

The 2023 UNC Cleantech Summit included several tracks, including one called “Building Foundations for Cleantech in the Mid-Atlantic.” North Carolina has many resources that can propel the region into a nationally recognized powerhouse for cleantech, but what does that path … Read more

Coastal wind turbines.

Opportunities and Challenges for Offshore Wind Development in NC

The UNC Cleantech Summit is an annual event that brings together experts and stakeholders from the clean technology and sustainability sectors to discuss the latest trends and innovations in these fields. As part of this year’s summit, I had the … Read more

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Rapidly Evolving Energy Strategies in Europe

During the recent Cleantech Summit, one panel, in particular, broadened the international boundaries: “Europe’s Rapidly Evolving Energy Strategies.” The three speakers – Victor Marcos Morell, Hardy Boeckle, and Paul Rennie, who respectively represented Spain, Germany and the UK – unanimously … Read more