Helios set out a few years ago to tackle a big challenge for space travel: the high cost of supplying oxygen for astronauts and for use in rocket propulsion systems. The solution was to separate oxygen from materials on the Moon. In testing the technology, they happened upon a discovery that could speed up the transition to net-zero emissions on Earth.
Marco Corbella, vice president of Tenova Metals, says technology will help make metals production more sustainable, including by improving plant efficiency and recycling used metals, to help fuel the energy transition.
Just over a month after the entry of the European Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (EU-CBAM) into force, there are still significant uncertainties regarding the effective implementation of its methodology. The initiative has also come in for criticism due to its potential to infringe on the principles of non-discrimination and most favored nation treatment upheld by the World Trade Organization (WTO).