Solar Panels can be recycled

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The silicon cells can be re-cycled as raw material for new solar cells

For silicon PV modules, the recycling process consists of multiple steps.

ReMedia (Milano) is an Italian consortium that handles Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) as well as end-of-life batteries and accumulators. Read More

Plumen 001 Lightbulb uses 80% less energy

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This Plumen Lightbulb uses 80% less energy and lasts eight times longer

Help your office members to a better quality of light! The Plumen 001 is an eco-friendly and (yes!) attractive alternative to the incandescent light bulb.

This lamp uses 80% less energy and lasts eight times longer than traditional light bulbs. This design-conscious, twisty bulb screws into any standard bulb fitting—and gives off a light that’s bright and pretty, both shaded and bare. Read More

Is the Market Ready for Small-Scale BioRefinery Plants?

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The processing of the protein-free juice stream should be centralized (fermentation of C5 and C6 sugars and cellulose)

The West of the Netherlands produces annually over 200,000 tons of plant residues.

The remains of tomatoes and peppers together account for 170,000 tons.

At this moment, these residual materials now are composted.

But residual materials also have potential as a new raw material, if the chemical industries are interested. Read More

E-waste – recycling optimization

Valuable materials like copper, silver, gold etc. can be recycled from electronics like computers, cell phones, tablets and laptops.

Valuable materials like copper, silver, gold etc. can be recycled from electronics like computers, cell phones, tablets and laptops.

Sims Recycling Solutions provides the most efficient, effective, and environmentally responsible electronics reuse and recycling services possible.

Electronic waste (e-waste) can be recycled to valuable materials  like copper, silver, gold, metals and recycled plastics. 

This video showcases sophisticated shredding and separation technologies that offer unsurpassed recycling capabilities. Read More

The costs of water – video with Philippe Joubert

Philippe Joubert, Senior Advisor, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Johann Clere, Global Director, Veolia Water are talking about the true cost of water.

 

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Namibia’s First Photovoltaic Power Plant

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Namibia starts his first PhotoVoltaic power plant

Namibia started the construction process of a PhotoVoltaic solar project. The project, located in Omburu near Omaruru, is the town’s first utility-scale ground mounted PhotoVoltaic (PV) power plant. The 4,5 megawatt (MW) renewable energy power plant will supply over 1% of Namibia’s domestic power generation.

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Boyan Slat raises two million dollar to clean up the ‘plastic soup’

Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation

Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation in 5 years.

Dutch TU/Delft student Boyan Slat has raised $ 2 million to clean up the ‘plastic soup’ in the sea. With this money he is going to build a prototype of a device that sweeps up the mess together.

The system Slat (20) devised consists of 100 kilometer-long floating arms in V-shaped catching the plastic which will be brought ashore recycling. His projectOcean Cleanup attracted considerable attention. And so did the crowdfunding, which he himself set up completely in Kickstarterstyle.

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Water reuse is becoming increasingly important for modern societies

Wastewater is becoming one of the world's greatest sustainable resources

Wastewater is becoming one of the world’s greatest sustainable resources

Water reuse is becoming increasingly important for modern societies. Especially those based in arid regions. Examples include well-known sites such as Water Factory 21 in California’s Orange County Water District and the NEWater project in Singapore. Scientists and engineers are increasingly concerned about emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plant effluent.  Read More

Freshwater Scarcity May Be Our Biggest Challenge

We need fresh water

We need fresh water

It may not be the heat or rising sea levels, or even frequent severe weather events that create the greatest challenge to humanity and other life on the planet. Instead it could be the absence of freshwater.

A quarter of the planet will experience severe water shortages one month per year by 2030.
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The IWe-SNEW project, social/environmental entrepreneurship 2.0

Women using 'your' old computer learning the use of it and the crowd knowledge of the internet in Bangladesh

Women using ‘your’ old computer learning the use of it and the crowd knowledge of the internet in Bangladesh

Dear CTO (Chief Technical Officer),

  • Are you replacing 25 or more computers,
  • ánd you want to make a little money out of it
  • ánd you want to help underprivileged individuals
  • ánd you like the idea that your former hardware has been taken care of (upcycled, recycled or proper disposed)?

Then please consider the IWe-SNEW project.

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Use ICT for primary schooling in developing countries

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Your old pc’s help them to step into a healthier and wealthier world

We all know that education is an essential ingredient for the full realization of human capacity and should be provided to everyone on earth. Providing internet and tablets gives children the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and for the world.  Read More