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BAMB New Business Models

BAMB 2020 is creating new business models to accelerate a circular use of materials, building components and/or building elements. The business models will look into ways to create added value for each stakeholder and the identification of current bottlenecks within this new value chain....

FLOW 3D modeling for Marine, maritime and coastal experts

[caption id="attachment_13535" align="alignleft" width="300"] FLOW 3D modeling[/caption] FLOW 3D webinar For those of you interested in addressing complex coastal and marine applications using CFD, please feel free to check out this webinar on Marine, maritime and coastal applications using FLOW...

WATER TECHNOLOGIES, MODELS AND MORE

CLIMATE CHANGE & WATER all climate related water postsLast winter, more than 15,000 homes and businesses in 8 council areas in the USA were flooded. Let's have a look at flood solutions.Because methods for purification of water are just as different as recipes for favorite dishes, We have...

Business Models and KPIs for Smart Cities

[caption id="attachment_9696" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cities generally do not have a global picture when it comes to the improvements made available by the Internet of Things. The role of a supplier is to smoothly translate the city’s needs into smart solutions, with adapted...

INDUSTRY: MODELS FOR DECISION MAKERS

[caption id="attachment_1338" align="alignleft" width="108"] BetterWorldSolutions gives great concepts a boost[/caption] Industry: models for decision makers. Every now and then, we start a discussion on a subject that involve people. We get our reactions from all over the world, because it...

LESSONS LEARNED FROM SMART GRID PROJECTS, STUDIES & MODELS

[caption id="attachment_9358" align="alignleft" width="300"] Smart Grids, Mini Grids, the future is now[/caption] In this dossier, you will find Smart Grid Case Studies from all over the world. Why? Because we can stop climate change if we learn from each other. Take a look at the best...

How does Natural Resources Conservation fit into to delivery of the SD model to the masses?

[caption id="attachment_4405" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sustainable solutions involve all: people, planet, profit.[/caption] Would applying 8 sustainability criteria as summarizes in three pillars look something like this for housing?  UN Agencies have promoted at the Rio+20 summit areas...

Unlimited WavePower: Promising Mini Model

This WavePower Generator mini-model is the first to use the whole elliptic way of movement of the waves. And by that takes the full advantage of the wave energy in order to produce electricity. Fully patented, the most efficient device for producing electricity from wave's energy. The wave...

Computer models can help coastal managers making better decisions

  [caption id="attachment_1927" align="alignleft" width="300"] Coastal erosion costs Florida 105 million in 5 year[/caption] A computer model can help coastal managers better understand the long-term effects of major storms, sea-level rise and beach restoration activities and possibly...

Aquifer Model Management

[caption id="attachment_10750" align="alignleft" width="300"] A successful groundwater management requires precise information on groundwater quantity and quality, its renewability and the hydrogeological structure of the underground.[/caption] The importance of an Aquifer. The available...

India is trending, boosting EV, batteries, PV …

[caption id="attachment_14250" align="alignleft" width="350"] India is trending, boosting Electric Vehicles, the Lithium-ion battery industry, Solar Power and even assigned 100 smart cities[/caption] India is changing fast. Since a few years, the country invests huge amounts of money in solar PV...

Revolutionary Bluerise technology: energy from the ocean

[caption id="attachment_14230" align="alignleft" width="300"] Let's give this guys support and donate[/caption] Bluerise has developed new technology to produce energy from the ocean in the tropics. This can provide renewable energy to large areas. And where wind and solar power always...

Architecture and Urbanism Conference

[caption id="attachment_14211" align="alignleft" width="350"] Architecture meets Urbanism[/caption] Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism Conference the Netherlands. It's all about water management in the cities of the future. Resilient Cities face a growing range of adversities...

FLOATGEN Floating Offshore Wind Turbines in France

[caption id="attachment_14208" align="alignleft" width="350"] Floatgen: creation and local impact of the first floating wind turbine in France - EMR en Pays de la Loire[/caption] Floatgen, France first floating wind park near Saint Nazaire, was completed in October. Offshore floating wind farms...

What Does a Grid Need to Be Resilient?

[caption id="attachment_14198" align="alignleft" width="350"] Recent experiences in the United States demonstrate that new technologies and systems, including mini-grids and the communication and automation technologies that sync them with traditional power sources, can help prevent energy crises...

Graphene for super cheap Perovskite solar cell

[caption id="attachment_14193" align="alignleft" width="500"] graphene improves perovskite solar cells[/caption] Graphene is used to create a more durable, efficient — and super cheap — Perovskite solar cell. It will still take a while but the new development does keep the promise of perovskites...

Tenders 2018 for energy projects

[caption id="attachment_14156" align="alignleft" width="350"] Tenders 2018 for energy projects in the Middle East and North Africa Region[/caption] Interested in the Tenders 2018? This is a Top 10 list of renewable energy tender forecast for 2018 and beyond. With some of the highest solar...

Bacteria from Siberian soda lake makes gas without CO2

[caption id="attachment_14036" align="alignleft" width="350"] Sorokin at work in Siberia. 'The white stuff is not snow - it is called trona, a mineral consisting from two forms of soda - NaHCO3 and Na2CO3.[/caption] Researchers from Delft and Moscow have discovered a new class of micro organisms...

Buildings, biggest opportunity reducing carbon

[caption id="attachment_13430" align="alignleft" width="300"] CO2 emissions savings as high as 5.8 billion tonnes by 2050 WorldWide[/caption] Buildings are the biggest opportunity to reduce carbon for cities. A study by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that, if implemented globally,...

Watch This New Modular, Circular CrossOver

[caption id="attachment_14020" align="alignleft" width="350"] Surprisingly this circular, modular crossover seems to be cheaper than other crossover constructions[/caption] In 2018 VolkerWessels will start building the construction of a modular, circular crossover consisting recycled materials...

EU Materials Passport Platform ready for testing

[caption id="attachment_13999" align="alignleft" width="416"] The passport intents to decrease the loss of materials value after being used in buildings by reusing them at the same level of quality.[/caption] A new tool for materials banking across Europe, the Materials Passports Platform...

Vegetarian to reduce your footprint?

Is a vegetarian way of consuming really reducing your footprint? Researchers concluded that a plant-based diet is the most effective way to contribute to the climate issue. They listed four actions that could result in substantial decreases in an individual’s carbon footprint: eating a...

UN Climate Center GCECA located in the Netherlands

[caption id="attachment_13979" align="alignleft" width="350"] Climate Adaption best practices[/caption] The United Nations Global Center of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA), which is opening in the Netherlands, will be based in Rotterdam and Groningen. The international knowledge...

New City Supercharger, less kW, more powerful

[caption id="attachment_13969" align="alignleft" width="350"] On September 11, Tesla posted that it has developed a new compact Tesla Supercharger specifically for use in cities.[/caption] Tesla has recently announced a new city Supercharger that operates on lower power (72 kW) than its...

New Solar Collector for CSP

[caption id="attachment_13944" align="alignleft" width="350"] Skysun’s ganged heliostats can achieve an average price point around $80/m2. That’s 33% lower than the lowest average cost for today’s conventional heliostats[/caption] A new solar collector could be a promising opting for...