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Ennesys: energy positive buildings that run on microalgae

Ennesys: energy positive buildings that run on microalgae

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par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 10.06.11

Energy efficiency has become the leitmotif of green builders. Since January, the Parisian start-up Ennesys has been proposing to equip buildings and eco-neighborhoods with an unusual energy system. Its uniqueness? Power is provided by the cultivation of phytoplankton, microalgae whose growth is spurred by the wastewater of the building.

Imagine H2O, a springboard for innovative start-ups in the water sector

Water | 1 comment

by Nathalie Mettling | 09.30.11

Though renewable energy often draws heavy investment and media coverage in the cleantech world, water does too. The theme of the second yearly competition launched by the Californian organization Imagine H2O was “Water Energy Nexus”. In other words, the aim was to promote start-ups the innovations of which are combining water and energy sectors. Let us review the winners.

Enphase Energy launches photovoltaic microinverters in France

Enphase Energy launches photovoltaic microinverters in France

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par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 09.28.11

California-based Enphase Energy started in last June the marketing in France of its micro-inverters for solar panels. A solution already disseminated in the United States for two years.


Eole Water invents a wind turbine that turns air into water

Eole Water invents a wind turbine that turns air into water

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par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 09.23.11

It’s difficult to imagine a more pleasant living environment than a small Caribbean island. That is unless you have a scarcity of drinking water. Marc Parent - founder of Eole Water - has lived this reality for many years. Back in France, the entrepreneur began work on an innovative system that would ensure a water supply in remote areas. Called “Water Maker System”, his device integrates - in a single unit - a turbine coupled with an air conditioner. A stand-alone solution that turns air into water through condensation.

Amoéba tracks down Legionellae with a biological solution

Amoéba tracks down Legionellae with a biological solution

Water | No comments

par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 09.21.11

Founded in July 2010, the french start-up Amoeba has developed a biological treatment against Legionella. Anticipating the EU framework directive on water that will prohibit the discharge of chemicals into the environment by 2015.

Wysips grafts a solar panel onto the screen of your smartphone

Wysips grafts a solar panel onto the screen of your smartphone

Solar | 1 comment

par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 09.08.11

The company Wysips, out of Aix-en-Provence (France), plans to launch in September 2012 a new type of smartphone screen that integrates solar cells. Thus avoiding black screens and untimely reloads.

In Paris, the environmental impact of street furniture is evaluated by an eco-calculator

In Paris, the environmental impact of street furniture is evaluated by an eco-calculator

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par Elsa Sidawy | InnovCity.com | 08.29.11

To upgrade its catalog of street furniture from 1995, the City of Paris has developed an eco-calculator that integrates its furniture’s environmental data. Used since April by the management of urban planning, the tool is allowing officials to analyze the life cycle of a whole body of objects.

In Ireland, carpooling is getting dynamic

In Ireland, carpooling is getting dynamic

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par Elsa Sidawy | InnovCity.com | 08.26.11

To lesson the number of cars on the road, there was carpooling. In Ireland, the start-up Avego has launched with great fanfare Avego Driver, an application that links drivers and passengers in real time, thus inventing dynamic carpooling.

CALGreen, California’s new green building code

CALGreen, California’s new green building code

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by Nathalie Mettling | 08.24.11

At the end of April, Sacramento, the capital of the Golden State, hosted the Green California Summit. This conference rode a wave set into motion by the January 1st, 2011 enactment of the legislation CALGreen. Focusing on the conservation of resources and energy, especially reduction of carbon emissions (AB 32), California launched with CALGreen a large-scale green building regulatory standard.

Shared transit now has a loyalty program

Shared transit now has a loyalty program

Mobility | No comments

par Elsa Sidawy | InnovCity.com | 08.24.11

For air travel, we have frequent flyer miles, for the train, we have S’Miles, and now shared transit users are entitled to their own customer loyalty program called Soleillos. The company Transway is initially offering the service to communities and businesses after the successful public launch of its smartphone application GoToo last February. A subtle push to increase eco-mobility participation.

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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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