Waste-to-energy and applied concerns in China


Some people may look in the grocery store bin and see trash. But others are starting to see dollar signs.

In the United States, new facilities are emerging to help deal with food waste using a process called anaerobic digestion, which uses microbes to break down organic matter. Divert, a food waste-fighting company, announced today that it has secured a $1 billion funding deal to help build and deploy the technology.

It’s just one of many companies focused on turning one person’s table scraps into another’s energy, with the added benefit of climate advantage. Read the full story.

– Casey Crownhart

Why is the stress around Chinese apps so high in the US?

If you look at app stores in the United States right now, you might be surprised to see that they are dominated by Chinese apps.

The three most downloaded free apps in the Apple App Store on Monday were Temu, TikTok and CapCut (TikTok’s video editor); That chart on Google Play was dominated by Temu, TikTok and Shein. All four programs are created by Chinese social media or e-commerce companies.

Obviously, Chinese-made apps are spending some time in the U.S., which is especially interesting considering how governments around the world are currently trying to crack down on the use of TikTok on employee devices. The same treatment can easily be applied to other Chinese applications.

But while there are real concerns about the privacy protocols of these apps, most concerns about having Chinese apps on our phones are overblown and politicized. Read the full story.


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