Eco-Innovation in Europe
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Eco-Innovation in Europe
A review of best examples of successful implementation of eco-innovation in Europe and relevant issues.
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Une entreprise allemande propose une solution éco-efficace de ferme urbaine

Une entreprise allemande propose une solution éco-efficace de ferme urbaine | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it

Une petite entreprise allemande d'éco-innovation fait parler d'elle depuis qu'elle a remporté un prix des plus prometteurs décerné aux jeunes entreprises dans la catégorie «agriculture, eau et déchets» lors du Cleantech Open Global Forum*.

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The collaborative model to complete Europe's innovation eco-system

The collaborative model to complete Europe's innovation eco-system | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it
The EU should think of establishing an overarching authority for innovation,
not in a formal sense, but inspired by the way a number of innovative
European economies have steered progress in this area, writes Stefan
Schepers.
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Storing wind power energy at €95/MWh - Denmark's GoDevelopment to proceed with a new and bigger energy storage plant demo | NordicGreen

Storing wind power energy at €95/MWh - Denmark's GoDevelopment to proceed with a new and bigger energy storage plant demo | NordicGreen | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it
“ NordicGreen Nordic Cleantech - Cleantech Startups, Innovators and Investors in the Nordic, the Baltic and the Arctic regions.”
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Europe is becoming a green-energy basket case - Washington Post

Europe is becoming a green-energy basket case - Washington Post | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it
New York Times
Europe is becoming a green-energy basket case
Washington Post
FOR YEARS, European leaders have flaunted their unwavering commitment to fighting climate change — and chastised the United States for lagging behind.
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Three Nordic cleantech start-ups winners of the Red Herring 100 Europe award 2013 | NordicGreen

Three Nordic cleantech start-ups winners of the Red Herring 100 Europe award 2013 | NordicGreen | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it
NordicGreen Nordic Cleantech - Cleantech Startups, Innovators and Investors in the Nordic, the Baltic and the Arctic regions.

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WaterBee is an Eco-Innovation « WaterBee

WaterBee is an Eco-Innovation « WaterBee | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it
ECOWEB is an initiative by the European Commission to increase the uptake of eco-innovative research results from FP, CIP and LIFE+ projects. The ECOWEB platform features several functionalities that ensure an optimal ...
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Study: Insulation could save industry €3.5 billion a year

Study: Insulation could save industry €3.5 billion a year | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE / Better insulation could shave 4% off European industry’s total
fuel consumption and emissions bill, a sum worth €3.5 billion a year, says
an unpublished report by the Ecofys consultancy.
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Indeed insulation is a non-neglegible factor in reducing industry energy consumptions, and when numbers from individual applications are added-up you got an impressive figure of 3.5 billions savings a year in EU.

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ERC grants €150k to Trinity nanoscientist Valeria Nicolosi for energy-storage R&D

ERC grants €150k to Trinity nanoscientist Valeria Nicolosi for energy-storage R&D | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it
Valeria Nicolosi, a research professor at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), has scooped €150,000 funding from the European Research Council (ERC) for a one-year nanotechnology project that will home in on enabling new 2D-based nanomaterials to one day...
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Bio-composites from aligned natural fibres and polymers - Reinforced Plastics

Bio-composites from aligned natural fibres and polymers - Reinforced Plastics | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it

Regarding bio-composites, extensive work is currently being done by many companies and research institutes with natural fibre fabrics and polymers in order to develop parts for different sectors like shipbuilding, automotive industry, mass transit, street furniture and the energy industry.This article provides an overview of the materials and processing techniques that can be used to create bio-composites, and looks at some of their applications.

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Shell, Volvo Trucks Sign LNG Agreement

Shell, Volvo Trucks Sign LNG Agreement | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it
Volvo Trucks and Shell have agreed to cooperate globally on advancing liquefied natural gas as a fuel for commercial heavy duty trucks.
Based on Volvo’s MethaneDiesel concept whereby LNG can be used in diesel engines, and Shell’s LNG ...

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Phil Dillard's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:02 PM

LNG usage in heavy transportation...an interesting development. Not yet sure whether this is a good thing or not.

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Audi's LED technology considered eco-innovation by EU [video] - Worldcarfans - WorldCarFans.com

Audi's LED technology considered eco-innovation by EU [video] - Worldcarfans - WorldCarFans.com | Eco-Innovation in Europe | Scoop.it
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Audi says their proprietary LEDs consume approximately 80 watts in the low-beam mode while conventional halogen units consume more than 135 watts.
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