‘Seabin’ – rubbish bins for ocean that collects trash.

An innovative ocean-cleaning technology known as the Seabin, it collects trash floating in ports and marinas — and simultaneously collects data on the state of global waterways, guiding efforts to clean the oceans. The Seabin V5 moves up and down with the range of the tide collecting all marine debris. Water is sucked in from the surface with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 LPH (litres per hour), and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin V5. The unit is plugg...
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‘StixFresh’ – Sticker that can increase the shelf life of fruits by 14 days.

StixFresh has come up with a way to extend the freshness of fruit naturally with a sticker. The company claims the stickers can extend the shelf life of fruits for up to two weeks longer. An all-natural compound contained on the sticker creates a protective layer around the fruit. STIXFRESH IS SIMPLE Easily peel and place StixFresh stickers on apples, pears, avocados, dragon fruits, kiwis, mangos, oranges and other citrus fruits to help keep them firm, sweet and juicy. StixFres...
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‘ECF Farm Systems’ – Urban farming technology & turnkey solution.

ECF is the designer of farms that produce healthy vegetables and fish. ECF works throughout the business development lifecycle of the project – from the idea to the turnkey system. ECF produces high-quality food cost-effectively while conserving resources. It is a B2B play, i.e. that of urban-farming for B2B providing large-scale, competitively-priced, locally-grown food with lower environmental footprint to professional customers. https://youtu.be/7Oeejpk9JOY The ECF Farm Berlin ...
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PERI – 3D-printed residential building in Germany

 3D construction printer can be used to create concrete structures in a quick and cost-effective manner, and with a significant degree of design flexibility - without the need for formwork. This makes the procedure an ideal alternative to brick construction. PERI builds the first 3D-printed apartment building in Germany Building consisting of 5 apartments across 3 floors with approx. 380 square metres of living space constructed using a 3D construction printerThe largest printed apartment...
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Millisecond technology -pasteurization technique can double the shelf life of milk

MST is a new patented pasteurization technique. Employing a unique combination of low heat and low pressure it achieves a highly efficient reduction of microorganisms in liquid products and is applicable both to liquid foods and pharmaceutical products and substances. MST preserves nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and protein, while maintaining the natural flavor of the product being processed. HOW MST WORKS The MST process suppresses or eliminates microorganisms’ vital functions...
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‘Apeel’ – edible coating to increase the shelf life of fruits & vegetables.

Apeel uses materials that exist in the peels, seeds, and pulp of all fruits and vegetables to create a protective extra peel that seals moisture in and keeps oxygen out. That means our produce stays fresh, nutritious, and delicious twice as long. It also means less produce goes to waste throughout the supply chain—from grower to retailer to consumers at home. According to Apeel - Every piece of produce is a living, breathing thing, [and] it needs its own optimized little microclimate in ...
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‘Eat Just’ – Develops Plant-based alternatives and Lab Grown Meat

'Eat Just' is a food technology company, and it believe everyone deserves to eat well. 'JUST EGG' - Tastes like eggs. Plant Based with similar flavor, texture and color to chicken eggs. JUST Egg is made from mung beans, which contain a protein that tastes and scrambles like eggs. The mung bean is a protein-rich legume that has been cultivated around the world for thousands of years and is a staple in many global cuisines. Cholesterol-free, antibiotic-free, and always non-GMO. T...
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Flume – Smart Home Water Monitoring System

FLUME Smart Water Monitor is a turn-key, easy-to-install entire property solution to monitor your water and catch leaks. FLUME consists of a water sensor, which simply straps to your existing water meter without the need for plumbing, a Wi-Fi bridge and easy-to-use app. With FLUME, you'll have real-time access to your water use including leak detection both inside and outside of your home. Smart Home Water Monitoring and Leak Detection Flume is Changing the Way We Consume Water Man...
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China’s “artificial sun” nuclear fusion reactor

The HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China's largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device, and scientists hope that the device can potentially unlock a powerful clean energy source. Designed to replicate the natural reactions that occur in the sun using hydrogen and deuterium gases as fuels, the apparatus in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, will provide clean energy through controlled nuclear fusion Located in southwestern Sichuan province and completed late last year, the reac...
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Converting vibration energy to electrical energy

Vibration powered generators usually consist of a resonator which is used to amplify the vibration source, and a transducer mechanism which converts the energy from the vibrations into electrical energy. The transducer usually consists of a magnet and coil or a piezoelectric crystal. Researchers at the University of Dayton are testing soft piezoelectric composites that show great promise as next-generation energy harvesting materials. Vibration Energy Harvesting - Omron Electronic Com...
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Microsoft underwater datacenter

The underwater datacenter concept splashed onto the scene at Microsoft in 2014 during ThinkWeek, an event that gathers employees to share out-of-the-box ideas. The concept was considered a potential way to provide lightning-quick cloud services to coastal populations and save energy. More than half the world’s population lives within 120 miles of the coast. By putting datacenters underwater near coastal cities, data would have a short distance to travel, leading to fast and smooth web surfin...
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Xampla – Natural alternative to single use plastic

Xampla has created the world’s first plant protein material for commercial use. Next generation material performs like synthetic polymers, but decomposes naturally and fully, without harming the environment. Most natural alternatives to plastic require chemical additions and are based on plant polysaccharides.  Xampla engineers the next generation of bio-based material, made entirely from plant protein, enabling companies to produce end-products that meet changing consumer and regula...
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Sun Joe 1440 Watt Battery Powered Generator

 Sun Joe SJ1440SG 1440 Watt Battery Powered Portable Ind/Out Inverter. PORTABLE POWERHOUSE. Get off the grid and power up your home appliances during a blackout with the SJ1440SG Indoor Outdoor Portable Generator from SUN JOE. This fuel-free portable powerhouse is perfect to power small household appliances, and electronics during electrical outages, or to use for power tools, tailgating, camping trips -- or anywhere power is at a premium. Powered by an internal, sealed lead acid (SLA...
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Chinese Automaker BYD Delivers First Electric Truck to US Freight

BYD Motors Inc. is supplying 11 zero-emission battery electric trucks to SF Goodwill for use in the San Francisco region collecting and transporting donations. The 10 delivery trucks and one refuse truck will be assembled at BYD Motors’ facility in Lancaster. SF Goodwill, which serves San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties, will use the delivery trucks for collections and to transport donations among its stores and drop off locations and the refuse truck as a debris hauler for transpo...
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‘Yara Birkeland’ will be first ever zero emission, autonomous ship

Vessel 'Yara Birkeland' will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship, with zero emissions. With this vessel, Yara will reduce diesel-powered truck haulage by 40,000 journeys a year. Yara Birkeland will initially operate as a manned vessel, moving to remote operation in 2019 and expected to be capable of performing fully autonomous operations from 2020. The new zero-emission vessel will be a game-changer for global maritime transport contributing to meet the UN sustai...
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Delft University of Technology is working to reinvent the Toilet by processes water on-site and upgrade urine and feces to energy at an omni-gasification plant.

Delft University of Technology is working to Reinvent the Toilet Upgrading human waste Since 2011 TU Delft has been a participant in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We propose a community-based sanitation system that processes water on-site and upgrades urine and feces to energy at an omni-gasification plant. Human waste is dried, converted to syngas and fed into a fuel cell. The gasification process instantly destroys pathogens and ...
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Lygos is a Berkeley Lab Technologies startup that engineers microbes to convert sugars into high-value, industrial chemicals, targeting compounds where biological production is cost-advantaged over petrochemical production.

Lygos is providing biotechnology solutions for today’s renewable chemical challenges. Lygos engineers microbes to convert sugars into high-value, industrial chemicals, targeting compounds where biological production is cost-advantaged over petrochemical production. Lygos' technology goes beyond engineering microbes and includes fermentation and purification development. Our goal is to manufacture and sell chemicals. This work has been supported, in part, by over $6.5MM in grants from the U.S....
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University of Tokyo has developed new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal, regardless of weather, temperature, and other conditions that currently affect cultivation.

A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists. This new strain could one day allow rice farmers to dictate the timing of their harvest regardless of weather, temperature, and other conditions that currently affect cultivation. Temperature, day length, and other environmental cues determine when plants flower, making it difficult for far...
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Today’s Eco-Robots That Help Address Critical Environmental Issues

There is boundless potential for robotic technology to address environmental catastrophes. Recognizing this, Colin Angle, chairman, chief executive officer and founder of iRobot and Erika Angle, chief executive officer of Science From Scientists, have founded Robots in Service of the Environment (RSE). RSE is an independent non-profit organization, not affiliated with iRobot, that is focused on developing robots to solve environmental problems. Started with initial funding from the Anthropocene ...
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NASA design auto recycle water space shower developed by Swedish company Mehrdad Mahdjoubi

Swedish industrial designer Mehrdad Mahdjoubi took inspiration from Nasa to create a filtered sustainable-use shower.   The Space Foundation's international Space Certification program has added a new technology. ORBITAL SYSTEMS' "Shower of the Future" shares the same water purification technology that NASA uses in space. As one of many components in a larger closed loop system, ORBITAL SYSTEMS has modified and brought forward a new solution that makes the system commercially suitable...
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Stanford University has developed novel method to Label-Free Detection of Chemical Toxins in Tap Water by leveraging Fluorescent Carrier Ampholytes Assay.

New novel method for fluorescence-based indirect detection of analytes and demonstrate its use for label-free detection of chemical toxins in a hand-held device. Environmental monitoring efforts, and water quality assessment in particular, would benefit from widely available and inexpensive chemical assays and sensor technologies.1 Gas and liquid chromatography methods, and their coupling to mass spectrometry, currently are standard methods suggested by the United States Environmental Protect...
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‘Airo’ is a self water harvesting bottle from air and a solar charger for your smart phone

Austrian startup Fontus has developed a novel water bottle that harvest water from air. It's a vaporware that literally pull water vapor out of the air to fill itself. Harvesting water from the air via processes like condensation has been practiced in various ways for eons, of course. In recent years, we've seen a James Dyson award go to an Australian irrigation system that works on the same principle, as well as a lightweight bamboo tower that grabs its own water. But the ability to do so ba...
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Stanford engineers create a low-cost battery made with urea

Stanford University researchers created an aluminum-ion battery that uses an electrolyte material made of urea, the main component of urine (after water). A battery made with urea, commonly found in fertilizers and mammal urine, could provide a low-cost way of storing energy produced through solar power or other forms of renewable energy for consumption during off hours. A battery developed in Stanford Professor Hongjie Dai’s lab could provide low-cost storage for solar energy. (Image credit...
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‘TOTO’ has developed ‘intelligent toilet’ that uses an integrated UV light and special glaze to break down dirt and grime in the bowl, and rinses it clean.

'TOTO' has developed 'intelligent toilet' that uses an integrated UV light and special glaze to break down dirt and grime in the bowl, and rinses it clean. This intelligent toilet uses an integrated UV light and special glaze to break down dirt and grime in the bowl, and rinses it clean with ewater+.  And with other features like a heated seat, deodorizer and warm water sprays, Neorest 750H delivers an unparalleled sense of relaxation to you in the most comforting and refreshing ways possible...
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Dwarf trees that yield fruits and vegetables

Many different fruit trees grow well in containers, from familiar apples to exotic pomegranate (pictured). Dwarf fruit trees provide earlier yields in smaller spaces, and can even be grown in large containers. They bear fruit sooner than standard fruit trees, usually within two years. Dwarf fruit trees also look good, with a compact form that bears normal-sized fruit. They generally reach 2 – 2½m in height. Instead of planting a full size apple tree, you can plant 3-4 dwarf trees in the sa...
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Palazzo Italia building in Milan is a smog-eating machine

The spectacular Palazzo Italia building in Milan is a smog-eating machine. This unusual Palazzo Italia building is clad with biodynamic concrete panels. The Palazzo Italia actually consumes smog and takes pollution out of the air through its incredibly engineered biodynamic skin. The cladding of the white sinuous building is both highly innovative and sustainable. The 9,000-square-meter façade was realized with 900 biodynamic concrete panels developed by Italcementi. Its TX Active technolo...
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Leeds university researchers uncover origin of atmospheric particles

In a study led by the University of Leeds, scientists have solved one of the most long-standing challenges in atmospheric science: to understand how particles are formed in the atmosphere. Fundamental questions remain about the origin of newly formed atmospheric aerosol particles because data from laboratory measurements have been insufficient to build global models. In contrast, gas-phase chemistry models have been based on laboratory kinetics measurements for decades. Here we build a global...
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Penn State research to produce energy from water

Fossil fuels have ushered in the modern industrial age, but carbon-neutral methods of electricity production are needed for the future. Salinity gradient energy (SGE) is one approach that is based on using two solutions with large differences in salt concentration to produce electricity. These include naturally occurring water sources with different salinities, such as river water and seawater, and salt brines and seawater or river water, or treated used waters and seawater prior to discharge in...
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Microbial fuel cells (MFC) or Biological fuel cell

A microbial fuel cells (MFC) or biological fuel cell is a bio-electrochemical system that drives a current by using bacteria and mimicking bacterial interactions found in nature. MFCs can be grouped into two general categories: mediated and unmediated. Renewable and clean forms of energy are one of society's greatest needs.  At the same time, 2 billion people in the world lack adequate sanitation and the economic means to afford it.  In this research, we are working to address both of these hum...
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Innovative Micro-Turbine – Utilizing the power of flowing water, Blue Freedom produces portable energy to charge all your electric devices.

1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity. Blue Freedom - the smallest and lightest hydropower plant in the world - enables people without access to a power grid the freedom to produce energy themselves. Complete with ultramarine rotor blades, the microturbine can be used by anyone with access to flowing water to produce and store electrical energy in an eco-friendly way that preserves biodiversity. Blue Freedom is world's smallest hydropower plant. It can be used by anyone wit...
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