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Thursday 1 September 2016

Smart Grids - Intelligent Technology for a Complex Energy Mix

Smart Grids - Intelligent Technology for a Complex Energy Mix

Smart Grid | No comments

by LisaLouis | 07.17.13

So-called smart technologies are essential for the integration of renewable energies in our electricity system. Through them, users are able to control and adjust their consumption. Grid operators can react more easily to bottlenecks and adapt the electricity supply during peak times.

Fermentalg : CO2-absorbing algae street lamp

Fermentalg : CO2-absorbing algae street lamp

Chemistry | No comments

par Alki Delichatsios | 06.21.12

Based just outside of Bordeaux, France, biotech Fermentalg is designing a groundbreaking street lamp that absorbs enormous amounts of CO2, over 150-200 times more than a tree – using microalgae.

Twin Creeks : a new era in thin crystalline wafers

Twin Creeks : a new era in thin crystalline wafers

Solar | No comments

par Alki Delichatsios | 04.16.12

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the San Jose-based “stealth” solar company Twin Creeks that recently came out of hiding with its ground-breaking Proton Induced Exfoliation (PIE) manufacturing technology that efficiently produces ultra-thin solar cells to reduce solar cell costs by up to 50%.


FloDesign Wind Turbine, there’s change in the wind.

FloDesign Wind Turbine, there’s change in the wind.

wind energy | No comments

par Alki Delichatsios | 03.13.12

Waltham, MA-based FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp. a spinoff of aerospace company FloDesign, has developed a novel compact jet-engine inspired wind turbine that is 3-4x more efficient and significantly cheaper to produce than existing turbines.

Bio Architecture Lab efficiently converts seaweed to renewable fuels and chemicals

Bio Architecture Lab efficiently converts seaweed to renewable fuels and chemicals

Biomass | No comments

by Alki Delichatsios | 02.28.12

Bio Architecture Lab (BAL), based in Berkeley, CA, has developed an enzyme to effectively breakdown brown seaweed to produce ethanol. With over 60 patents or patents pending, BAL operates three seaweed farms in Los Lagos, Chili, and is building an experimental pilot facility, which will demonstrate the complete value chain of the technology.

Hiriko, a folding electric vehicle

Hiriko, a folding electric vehicle

Mobility | No comments

par Alki Delichatsios | 02.02.12

The Hiriko, meaning “Urban Car” in Basque, is a folding electric vehicle with ultra-maneuverability, designed for crowded cities. Three Hiriko vehicles can park in the same amount of space as one normal vehicle. Developed at MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group, the Hiriko is a project led by seven small Basque firms and was successfully unveiled at the European Commission last week.

Redwood Systems gets the most out of LEDs

Energy efficiency | No comments

by Nathalie Mettling | 12.06.11

During the last French-Californian forum on energy efficiency CAFFEET, the company Redwood Systems got full attention from the French delegation Ubifrance. Founded by former Cisco Systems’ engineers, the Californian company promotes the transition from halogen lamps to LEDs, more durable, more efficient and soon available at an equivalent price. Redwood Systems boosts this technological shift with an original and holistic solution.

Deinove: “We hope to finalize our second-generation ethanol in 2014″

Deinove: “We hope to finalize our second-generation ethanol in 2014″

Biomass | No comments

par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 11.06.11

World specialist in the deinococci bacteria applied to biofuels, Deinove announced last may Oseo’s support of the first key stage of its Deinol project. Ultimately, this program - co-driven with Tereos - aims to produce a second-generation ethanol using deinococci. Question and answer session with Jacques Biton, CEO of Deinove.

Clean Air Act, one of the driving forces behind energy efficiency in the US industry

Clean Air Act, one of the driving forces behind energy efficiency in the US industry

Air | No comments

by Nathalie Mettling | 10.27.11

In the current context of climate change in the United States, all eyes are set on the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and especially on the next changes that will be made to the Clean Air Act, which is turning 40 this year. Several significant air quality programs are currently being implemented in the United States. They are offering a wide range of opportunities to specialized firms, particularly to those that have expertise in metrology and atmospheric modeling.

With Apilab, the bee becomes an environmental monitoring agent

With Apilab, the bee becomes an environmental monitoring agent

Air | No comments

par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 10.14.11

With a doctorate in biochemistry, Benjamin Poirot founded in 2007 the Rochelle consulting firm Apinov. Under the brand Apilab, this lover of bees offers customers a method of environmental monitoring by bees.

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Open data is certainly the next innovation field for self-service citizen applications and it will create transparency and responsibility.

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