German car manufacturers accused of emissions testing on living monkeys

A number of German car manufacturers reportedly funded tests forcing monkeys to breathe toxic diesel fumes in 2014. According to the New York Times, Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW funded research conducted by testing group EUGT, which saw 10 caged monkeys made to breathe the exhaust from a VW Beetle while watching cartoons. Around 25 healthy […]

Shell begins oil exploration tests in Brazil

Shell has begun oil production tests in Brazil’s Libra field. The energy giant has started operations on its Pioneiro de Libra FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Unit), located in the Santos Basin. The vessel is the first FPSO dedicated to extended well tests featuring gas reinjection capabilities. Located approximately 180 kilometres off the coast, […]

Wave energy firm rides €2m swell to test its tech

An innovative wave energy company has raised €2 million (£1.8m) to help test its technology in a full-scale environment. Laminaria secured the funding from investment groups QBIC II and PMV and existing investor the Commonwealth Environmental Investor Platform (CEIP). ​ It will use the money to further develop its wave power technology and test a 200kW […]

Norway cans full-scale carbon capture project

Norway has canned funding for a full-scale carbon capture project. The Norwegian Government said the CO2 development at Mongstad will be “discontinued” and replaced by a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) programme. Norway’s Technology Centre Mongstad (pictured) which is one of the world’s largest and most advanced, will be continued and strengthened. Minister of Petroleum and Energy […]