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Innovations & Technology

Biosphere Technology – The Green Solution of the Future

Biosphere technology is the solution of tomorrow made available today. It involves cutting edge gasification processes to convert solid wastes into electric power. It is futuristic in the sense that it can exceed the efficiency of current brown energy sources while at the same time also surpassing the ecological friendliness of today’s green energy sources. It is like next generation energy source that has combined the desirable traits of both brown and green technologies while leaving behind the unwanted ones. Continue reading

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Delivering the Green Economy

Every year the European Commission organizes a so-called Green Week which is the biggest conference programme on European environment policy taking place in Brussels and hosted by the EU Commissioner for Environment Janez Potočnik. Green Week 2013takes place on 3-7 June and focuses on air quality. One of the spectacular events of Green Week 2013 will be an exhibition of living hybrid poplar trees (at different stages of growth in the cultivation cycle from initial plantings to full-grown trees ready for harvest) organised by leading paper and packaging producer International Paper Europe, in cooperation with the Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Poland. Continue reading

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Environment: €40 million for innovations in water

An important step was taken today in developing solutions for the major challenges Europe faces in managing water. The Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) adopted by the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water, chaired by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik sets out priority areas where solutions are needed. Action Groups will now draw up tools and mechanisms to promote innovations in water policies and technologies. Continue reading

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Our Sustainable Future: A look at Rare Earth Elements

The world is expanding, quicker than ever before. The sheer amount of people we have on our planet, mixed in with the demand we have for new technologies could soon spell trouble. Seventeen elements from the periodic table make up a group we call Rare Earth Elements(REEs). Unfortunately these elements are becoming depleted at a rapid pace. Continue reading

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