Construction of the Rainshell concept and its filter bed of shells and minerals to retain and simultaneously clean the runoff water.
Last week, VP Delta opened a living lab facility for new storm water catchment concepts for a more smart way to handle storm water in cities.
As a result of the expected increase of extreme rainfall events, several Dutch SME-companies developed innovative concepts to handle extreme volumes of storm water and store in underneath hardened urban surface. Read More
The Hellisheidi power plant is the world’s largest geothermal facility. It provides the energy for Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, plus power for industry, by pumping up volcanically heated water to run turbines
Iceland has done it again. No, its not football. It’s even better. They successfully turned CO2 into stone!
In Iceland, scientists and engineers are fighting climate change by injecting CO2 deep into volcanic rocks. Read More
Biomass power plants—in some cases, biorefineries—work much like a fossil fuel power plant. A plant-based product, such as wood scraps, trees, switchgrass, corn stover, hemp, sugarcane, corn, yard clippings or even garbage, is combusted to heat water into steam. That steam spins an electric turbine and electricity is created.
Six EU-countries have developed a calculation tool for suppliers of renewable energy from biomass.
The tool allows them to create an insight of the emission-savings if electricity and heat are conversed from biomass. Read More
Kenya is expected to grow by 5% this year, with a boosted power supply expected to attract an increased pool of investors into the East African country
One of the most green countries of Africa is Morocco. The country has few hydrocarbon reserves but it makes up for it in wind and sun. The new wind farm installation in Tarfaya spans 10,000 hectares. When fully operational in October this year, the 131 turbines will generate up to 300 megawatts of power. Read More
Less than 10% of rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity
Much has changed over the last ten years or so since the renewable power boom began. At the start of the boom, renewable power costswere very expensive and high quality developers were hard to find. Nowadays good core development expertise is available and capital costs have dropped dramatically. Read More
Without engineers the world would be in big trouble
Scientists expect the world population to grow up to 9 billion people in 2030. The demand for food and energy will increase by 50%. Water usage with 30%. And we are challenging climate change and less raw materials.
The world doesn’t need companies who react as a dinosaur. We need antelopes like you: Small cooperative innovators with beautiful solutions that improve the old and the new world. Why not give your creative mind a try? Read More
When you expand your business to another country, you need competent and trustworthy partners. BetterWorldSolutions helps you find them. Our business database contains thousands of companies, NGO’s, Universities and scientists. Read More
Seed investors know that the chance of success is limited and that the survival rate of startups is limited.
Seed investors dare to invest because of their American approach. They take care of good and fast information. Between the American approach and the European is a philosophical divide.
When someone with an American approach invests in an early-stage startup, he accepts that the risk of failure is high.
He accepts that of his portfolio, the majority will fail. But by taking much risk he is convinced that a small percentage of its investments makes this amply. These are the new Instagrams, Ubers and Twitters. Read More