[Virgin Hyperloop One in Al Arabiya News] Virgin Hyperloop to transport 200 million passengers a year by 2040: MD

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Virgin Hyperloop – the next-generation technology that aims to connect cities in record time through transport pods zooming through tubes at hundreds of miles per hour – will carry 200 million passengers a year by 2040.

Salty, subterranean water could relieve world’s lithium shortage

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By 2040, the International Energy Agency expects lithium demand to be 42 times higher than it is today.

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Batteries have become VC and PE’s most electric investment opportunity

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in 2035 and France in 2040. For the better part of a decade, VC firms and growth equity funds have plowed nearly $42 billion into battery technology startups across almost 1,700 deals, according to an analysis by PitchBook and TechCrunch. What’s more, about 75% of the investments in that period happened in the last two years alone. Venture capital firms aren’t unusual in the battery world.

Sydney-based quantum sensing startup Q-CTRL raises $25M Series B led by Airbus Ventures

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The quantum computing industry is estimated to be worth more than $850 billion in annual value by 2040, according to a report by Boston Consulting Group.

Japan’s Terra Drone lands $70M Series B funding to accelerate global expansion 

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trillion by 2040, according to Terra’s IR deck. . As the use of aircraft like drones, electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles and uncrewed aerial vehicles take off, Japanese startup Terra Drone wants to make sure trafficking the skies doesn’t get overlooked.

ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-powered vision for aviation nets $21.4 million from Amazon, Shell and Bill Gates-backed fund

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For corporate investors like Amazon that have committed to decarbonize by 2040, the innovations and industry adoption can’t happen quickly enough. “Amazon created The Climate Pledge Fund to support the development of technologies and services that will enable Amazon and other companies to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement ten years early — achieving net zero carbon by 2040,” said Kara Hurst, VP Worldwide Sustainability, Amazon.

Injectsense collects $1.7M grant for its eye implant smaller than a grain of rice

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million by 2040. If you were to accidentally drop the eye sensor developed by Injectsense you’d have little chance of finding it. Ariel Cao, the founder and CEO, admits as much.

MIT spinoff Via Separations scores $38M Series B to decarbonize manufacturing

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In addition, 2040 Foundation participated, along with existing investors The Engine, Safar Partners, Prime Impact Fund, Embark Ventures and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

The whole package: How plastics and sustainability startups achieve success

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The amount of plastic pouring into our oceans is set to triple by 2040 , and the bulk of the un-recycled plastic in the world is generated by an enormous industry: consumer packaged goods (CPG).

The Station: TuSimple loses the driver, Nikola settles and transpo predictions for 2022

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The move represents an important landmark for FedEx in its stated goal to have an all-electric delivery fleet and be carbon neutral around the world by 2040. The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation.

Newsletter: Securing water against cyberattack

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This $5M Series A-1 round is being led by Israeli VC firm HIVE 2040 at a pre-money valuation of $11M. Startup of the Week: Zippin’s checkout-free shopping. Startup of the Week: IXDen, security for critical infrastructure. UAE: Gateway to half the world.

Samsara Eco wants to help end global plastic crisis with enzyme-based technology

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Global plastic use is expected to double by 2040 , with most plastic sent to landfills and only 13 percent recycled. According to CIEL (Center for International Environmental Law), plastic production and incineration could produce 2.8 gigatons of carbon dioxide every year by 2050. .

Australian QuintessenceLabs grabs $25M to scale quantum-safe cybersecurity solutions

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Australia’s national science agency CSIRO recently released a report on Australia’s quantum industry in which it forecasts an $86 billion global market size in the quantum industry by 2040.

The Station: Tier buys Spin, Waymo gets to charge for robotaxi, and Tesla needs a Tim Cook

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In China, 60% of journey-miles may be autonomous by 2040, according to a recent report by McKinsey & Co. The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.

Extra Crunch roundup: Here’s everything you missed at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

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The amount of plastic pouring into our oceans is set to triple by 2040, and most un-recycled plastic in the world is generated by consumer packaged goods. If that headline sounded judgmental, I apologize.

Newsletter: Medical selfies are the next big thing + Back on the road in Dubai

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“The cultured meat sector is one of the most prosperous in the food substitutes industry and is expected to reach a turnover of $630 billion by 2040. Top investment opportunities. Startup of the Week: Binah.ai’s medical selfies are the next big thing.

EVs to power Kenya’s bus rapid transit system

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However, countries in the region are eager to join the rest of the world in the shift to electric, and Kenya is among those that have committed to transition fully to zero-emission motor vehicles by 2040. The uptake of electric vehicles in Kenya currently stands at 5% — a majority of which are private vehicles.

How to get superior returns in VC

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America will be a “majority minority” country by 2040; I suggest it’s helpful to have a diverse team which looks like the future of America, not our past. [Chamath] Palihapitiya observes , “the firms that embrace diversity and inclusion in a systemic way will change venture capital for the better … because the minority leaders who rise up inside those firms will “rip them apart from the inside.” .