Waste, the kind that humans flush down the toilet, consumes vast amounts of water and can cause the spread of disease when disposed of in unsanitary ways. Human waste is an issue in the developed and developing world.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new inexpensive battery technology that could revolutionize energy storage. This new battery technology could prove to be the holy grail of renewable energy storage, particularly at night when there is no light to power solar cells or when there is no wind to turn turbines.
In venture capital, we saw a number of deals transacted with new investors joining rounds last week, and the sectors and technologies targeted by these investments were diverse.
This video addresses the problems of modern day transportation and also the negative impact it has on the environment. Later throughout the video it offers an optimistic alternative by showing the Mazdar Project that’s currently being built in the real world.
The UN Global Compact today launched a new website — compact4rio.org — in support of the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: Innovation & Collaboration for the Future We Want, to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 15-18 June 2012.
With all the attention that the Oil and Gas sector has so far received for its lavish use and disposal of water, it was only a matter of time before we saw companies respond with new products and partnerships to address problems.
Here is something worth spending a few minutes reading. Listing 32 innovations that may have large impacts on modern living, the New York Times mentions several green innovations that I’ve pulled out here.
Taking a cue from Google’s Street View, MIT has developed a new technology to conduct a kind of “drive-by” energy audit. The R-View system “can determine the energy efficiency of a home or building by taking an infrared image of it, including where the energy leaks are.”
GE, Alcoa, Johnson Controls, Ford, Intel and Hess are leaders in the innovation of clean-tech solutions and products, mitigation of climate change-related risks and management of carbon emissions, according to a rating by risk analysis company Maplecroft.
A basic explanation of one of the principles of the EIT’s innovative solution to help Sunny money sell 1,000,000 solar lamps by 2013 and help eradicate the use of kerosene lamps by 2020.