New: Carbon absorbing stone

Carbon absorbing stone

Green Construction Works! this is the carbon absorbing stone

This new stone is absorbing carbon during the production process. The ‘Compensatiesteen’ (Compensation Stone) is a spectacular revolution for the constructions industry.

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Trending: Sustainable Wastewater Reuse

Trending: Hydrovolta Sustainable Wastewater recycling system

Hydrovolta water recycling system

This trending wastewater reuse technology can reduce your water costs up to 95%.

It’s green, it is trending

The plug and play units will remove ions from industrial waste water by using the power of electricity (electrodialysis technology) and ultrasound as pre-treatment, with low pressure and energy, without using chemicals or high pressure osmosis.

It is supported by automatic regeneration of ions and self-cleaning filters and included with online water quality monitoring and telemetric control system.

 

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Storage Prices Dropping

McKinsey research energy storage

Storage can benefit utilities by helping them to address the challenges of planning and operating the grid in markets where loads are expected to be flat or falling.

Storage prices are dropping much faster than anyone expected, according to McKinsey.

Energy battery prices are falling rapidly, allowing new combinations of solar, wind, and energy storage to “outcompete” the costs of coal and natural gas plants.

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Perovskite Solar Cell Record 23.9% Efficiency

perovskite breakthrough

Perovskite breakthrough may fast-track new solar PV technology

The Belgium IMEC research center developed a new Perovskite solar cell with a conversion efficiency of 23.9%.

According to IMEC this is even more than the conventional silicon solar cells.

This new step is promissing. Even without Perovskites, the cost of solar power is already competitive with fossil fuels in some markets.

If and when this new innovation breaks through commercially, costs will drop even further.

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Floating wind farm Scotland

Floating wind farm Scotland

Thick mooring lines will tether the towers to the sea base. The turbines can operate in water up to a kilometre deep

World’s first floating wind farm emerges off the north-east coast of Scotland (UK). Over there, the waters are too deep for conventional bottom-standing turbines. That’s why manufacturer Statoil has chosen this floating technology. It’s a pilot for more deep ocean regions in the world like the west coast of the US en coasts of Japan.

“It’s a game-changer for floating wind power and we are sure it will help bring costs down,” said Leif Delp, project director for Hywind.

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Promising step in nuclear fusion research

Promising step in nuclear fusion research

The new wall of liquid metal appeared to remain cooler and is capable of repairing itself constantly

A layer of liquid metal may be the anwer to the temperature problem of nuclear fusion. An important obstacle which had to be solved is that the reactor wall is resistant to extremely high temperatures released during power generation.
In Nature Communications, Dutch scientists published a breakthrough for this problem. They discovered that the wall of a reactor can be protected with a thin layer of liquid metal.
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Almere: sustainable residential area with natural water treatment

Almere: sustainable residential area with natural water treatmentAlmere, a large city in the Netherlands starts with the development of an ecological residential area.

The future residents will live in an ecological area with energy-efficient homes and where waste water treatment is organized naturally.

Almere

The houses in the ecological district in Almere will be developed with well-insulated facades, triple glass and wooden windows. In addition, wall heating is combined with solar panels and integrated ventilation. According to the developers, the CO2 impact is less than 10 percent compared with a regular house of concrete and steel. Read More

Rotating Skyscraper generates Power

Rotating Skyscraper generates Power

Every minute another sight from your window

A rotating skyscraper that generates solar and wind energy and turns 360 degrees around its axis for a beautiful view of the city.

By 2020, this revolving residential tower will enrich Dubai. Read More

South Asia population in danger because of heat waves

South Asia population in danger because of heat waves

In 2015, a heat wave killed thousands of people in Pakistan

If the global warming continues, heat waves will make parts of South Asia in a hell by the end of this century.

A combination of extreme heat and high humidity will take dangerous forms for residents in dense populations in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

This is predicted by American scientists in the scientific magazine Science Advances. Read More

FLOW 3D modeling for Marine, maritime and coastal experts

FLOW 3D modeling

FLOW 3D modeling

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 3D. Read More

Californian Desert supplies lots of energy

CSP Plant Mojave Desert by night

CSP Plant Mojave Desert by night (photo: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Have a look at this Solar Thermal Plant, located in the Mojave Desert at the California/Nevada border.

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System uses 347,000 garage-door-sized mirrors to heat water that powers steam generators.

This CSP-plant is one of the clean energy facilities that helps produce 10% of California state’s electricity.

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World’s 7 most beautiful solar farms

World’s 7 most beautiful solar farms

The Topaz CSP Plant Mojave Desert California

Are you planning a vacation? Maybe you are in the neighboorhood of a solar farm with architectural beauty.

That’s why we give you a list of the most beautiful solar farms which are not only worth visiting but also are  creating jobs and boosting the clean energy economy, as well as satellite activities.

With thanks to Livegat.com.

 

 

 

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Meet the new urban waterfront

Eco Waterfront

ECOncrete® supplies a range of modular esthetic sea wall elements, which functionally integrate into coastal infrastructure.

Our waterfront needs to protect us from het rising sea level. Good news: The number of innovative options for restoring ecology along the urban waterfront seems to be increasing by the minute.

Since land in urban areas is often unavailable or difficult to restore to pre-settlement times, floating wetlands (FWs), an ecologically engineered technology, represent an effort to mimick the wetlands that existed long ago.

FWs hold the promise of returning ecological services like pollutant uptake and transformation, water quality improvement, wave attenuation, habitat, and aesthetic beautification.

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PowerWindow Breakthrough

PowerWindow Breakthrough

PowerWindows can be integrated with SmartWindows. With SmartWindow we integrate smart sensors in the window that sense the outside environment. SmartWindows control inside systems, such as Airconditioning and sun blinds, based on information about the outside conditions around the building.

This is a real PowerWindow Breakthrough. A new generation transparent solar energy generating windows will provide enough power to make buildings energy neutral. The founders: startup Physee settled in Delft (the Netherlands).

The powerwindows have solar cells installed in the edges at a specific angle that allows the incoming solar light to be efficiently transformed into electricity.

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Join the EU StartUp Hub weXelerate

wexelerate

Startups can still apply up until July 10th 2017

Europe’s biggest innovation ecosystem weXelerate invites outstanding startup teams to join.

The 1st accelerator batch will take off September 18th 2017.

The innovation centre in Central and Eastern Europe is founded in Vienna and called: ‘weXelerate’. They are inviting outstanding startup teams to apply for the breakthrough acceleration program in close collaboration between world-leading corporates, venture partners, startups, incubators and investors.

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Expedition The Channel 2017

Expedition The Channel 2017

Price: 1950 euro all-in, excluding soft drinks and alcohol, of which 200 euro is put in the participants fund.

Expedition The Channel 2017. Last year, organisation ‘By the Ocean We Unite’, sailed with a group to the North Pole.

This year, the North Sea will be inspected. The goal: Show the plastic pollution in the ocean.
You can still join! Click here

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Green Cement is a growing Market

Green Cement is a growing Market

Green Cement is a growing Market

The global market for Green Cement is expected to more than double between 2016 and 2024 as sustainability becomes a priority for the construction industry. 

The global market is estimated to grow at a substantial pace in the next few years, thanks to the rising encouragement from governments across the world. Read More

Abu Dhabi is building a green metropolis in the desert

The Masdar City in Abu Dhabi is a role model for a sustainable future

The Masdar City in Abu Dhabi is a role model for a sustainable future

Abu Dhabi has started an attempt to create the world’s first car-free, zero-carbon-dioxide-emissions, zero-waste ‘Masdar’ city.

The city is the centerpiece of the Masdar Initiative, a $15 billion investment by the government of Abu Dhabi. Read More

Montpellier solar food farm

Montpellier solar food farm

Montpellier solar food farm

This Solar Food Farm in Montpellier (France) is a successfull research project.

It took a while to find the balance between maximizing the amount of electricity produced by the solar panels and maintaining the productive capacity of the farm.

But after three growing seasons they had their answer: yes, balance was possible. But not quite for the reason they expected.

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10 Amazing Wind Turbines

10 WIND TURBINE DESIGNS

The Magenn Air Rotor System (MARS) is the next generation of wind turbines with cost and performance advantages over existing systems. Follow this link for details.

This Top 10 amazing Wind Turbines is for shore where ‘Art meets Technology’.

These wind turbines are beautiful and practical works of art that pay back daily. For households, offices, industrie.

Placed at free windy places it’s a great contribution to the urban smart grid. Read More

Cityblob Green, Circular Architecture

Cityblob Architecture

Capital A is the new landmark building for Amaravati, the new capital city of Telangana, India

Cityblob Architecture is leading in circular, sustainable architecture and Urban Planning for Smart City Development

Cityblob is an Amsterdam-based architecture, urban planning and real estate development company that focusses on the following project types:

  1. Infrastructure
    Railways, underground stations, bridges and more
  2. Sustainable and Affordable Mass Housing and big Green Buildings
  3. Sustainable and Affordable Mass Housing

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Dubai Tender 200 MW CSP

CSP Concentrated Solar Power

Renewable energy is the power of the future and solar power just got a huge boost with new research that could see concentrated solar power (CSP) become much more efficient.

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) announced a fresh tender for the iconic Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park just days after Dubai announced long-term renewable energy targets.

Media outlets recently reported that DEWA launched a 200 megawatt tender for a concentrated solar power project at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This is the first time concentrated solar power technology will come up at the solar power park. Read More

Vacuum airlift for clean water

vacuum bio-cleaning

New Concept for Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

Coldep (France) developed this promising vacuum airlift technology which can move large volumes of water with a very low energy consumption. The only limitation of the system is its ability to lift water, with a maximum of fifty centimeters. And it’s all bio-cleaning. Read More

MoS2 Nanopores Desalination

MoS2 Nanopores

Tiny holes called nanopores, is specially designed to let high volumes of water through but keep salt and other contaminates out

MoS2 Nanopores, developed by the University of Illinois, seems to be an energy-efficient technique for removing salt from seawater. The material, a nanometer-thick sheet of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) riddled with tiny holes called nanopores, is specially designed to let high volumes of water through but keep salt and other contaminates out, a process called desalination. Read More

PH2OG water from the air

PH2OG water from the air

water harvesting from Fog

PH2OG builds equipment that captures airborne water droplets from clouds and fog. The process requires no additional energy input and avoids both groundwater depletion and pollution, issues affecting both the development en developing world but directly contributed to by major bottled water companies.

In areas without access to surface or groundwater sources but with high incidence of low lying clouds or fog (generally elevated regions), fog harvesting has proven to be an inexpensive alternative.
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