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BIC has trained many small-scale farmers on the use of hydroponics to farm and hopes to train 100,000 before 2025 - Credits: BIC Farm Concepts
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Sustainable agriculture

Nigeria’s Small Farmers Embrace Hydroponics

Nigeria’s Small Farmers are Embracing Hydroponics

In Nigeria, small scale farmers are widely affected by climate change’s effects, but those turning to hydroponics are starting to thrive.

Swirl's "hybrid" wind turbine combines energy from the wind and the sun and adapts it to its environment, making it autonomous - Credits: SWIRL
energy
Energy

SWIRL

The small wind turbine with big ambitions

Luxembourg company Swirl has developed a smart mini turbine that combines wind energy, solar power and cloud technology.

Amata uses satellite imagery to identify and select which trees can be cut down with the smallest possible impact, and barcode-labels the logs to inform buyers about the wood’s precise initial location. - Credits: Amata
Environment

Businesses step up to reforest Amazonia

Brazil hopes to restore 12 million hectares of trees by 2030. A number of businesses and social initiatives are stepping up to the challenge.

Wall Street, New York City - Credits: Chris Li, Unsplash
Green Finance

Impact investing in environmental projects

Giving the green light to impact investing in environmental projects

Investors are taking a more hands-on approach to satisfy a growing range of financial goals.

Éléphant Vert has four subsidiaries in West Africa: in Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya and Senegal - Credits: K. Nemmaoui
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Sustainable agriculture

Elephant Vert

Elephant Vert, the first industrial hub for organic inputs in Africa produces agricultural products in a sustainable way.

TerpenOil Company President Marcelo Ebert says he found an opportunity in the high demand for healthy and natural lifestyle products from renewable sources. - Credits: TerpenOil
Environment

TerpenOil

Looking to nature for sustainable cleaning products

Brazilian company TerpenOil is making cleaning products based on natural ingredients from renewable sources.

Forest of near Bruges (Belgium) - Credits: Thomas Lambert, Unsplash
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Circular Economy

In Italy, circular economy creates value

In Italy, circular economy creates value

Italy has become one of the most recycling-oriented European economies.

Thanks to pay as you go, the development of solar energy grew faster in Africa - Credits: African Business
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Energy

Pay-As-You-Go solar systems electrify Africa

African solar energy companies are turning to pay-as-you-go systems to supply electricity to off-grid communities, enabling affordable access to energy.

Green commuting has become a popular lifestyle in Chinese cities - Credits: Yicai Global
Environment

China’s efforts to mitigate climate change

China still pursues its environmental goals with new policies and innovative business models.

An acoustical panel made of Mycelium polymers. Once produced, the mycelium can be tailored into a variety of end materials - Credits: Ecovative Design
Ecodesign

Ecovative Design

Magic Mushrooms

Ecovative Design is turning fungi into sustainable products, from acoustic panels to handbags.

‘Green’ four-stroke auto rickshaws, such as these, are fuel-efficient and incur lower maintenance costs, and therefore help their driver-owners enhance their earnings - Credits: Three Wheels United
Environment

Three Wheels United

Financing greener autorickshaws in India

A Delhi-based non-banking financial company, is helping autorickshaw drivers to buy greener vehicles.

A substrate pretreatment module designed by the WiseSoil company © Photo courtesy of WiseSoil
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Energy

WiseSoil

A better way to turn organic waste into energy

Wisesoil, a Russian startup has found a solution to make bioenergy production more efficient and profitable.

Greenrail CEO and founder Giovanni De Lisi sitting on a prototype of the sleepers obtained with recycled plastic and tyre rubber - Credits: Greenrail
Ecodesign

Greenrail

From end-of-life tyres, rail networks become smart solar power plants

Greenrail is turning railway networks into living infrastructures capable of producing energy and recording data.

A Terraosave system installed in the boiler room of the Ajinomoto factory in Amiens - Credits: Terraosave
energy
Energy

Terrao Exchanger

Heating buildings with factory fumes

Terrao Exchanger has developed a new kind of heat exchanger that recycles energy while cleaning pollution from the air.

Carlos Garcia, commercial director, and Luís Figueiredo, general director of LTP Energias, in front of the company headquarters. - Credits: Lídia Onde
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Energy

LTP Energias

LTP Energias takes solar energy to those outside the grid

The energy company has managed to consolidate its position by undertaking the largest solar energy production project in the country.

Pretreatment and mechanical dismantlement of electronic cards. Each year, 25,000 tonnes of WEEE are crushed and ground up at the firm’s two sites in Le Havre in order to recover their precious contents - Credits: Olivier Roche
circular-economy
Circular Economy

Morphosis

E-waste, a gold mine of opportunities

In France, a small company has made a name for itself within the increasingly competitive electronic waste recycling market.

The Wanda Tianjin Aquacity Shopping Mall is one of the main projects of energy conversion handled by Pioneer Energy - Credits: Pioneer Energy
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Energy

Pioneer Energy

Thermal Energy Storage Is the Future of Energy Waste Reduction

Pioneer Energy has developed a thermal energy storage technology that can be used to heat all types of infrastructures.

The founder of Polystyvert shows the effectiveness of her recycling solution by liquifying polystyrene with essential oils - Credits: Sebastien Lavallee
circular-economy
Circular Economy

Polystyvert

Recycling polystyrene with essential oils

In Quebec a company has developed a recycling process for polystyrene that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Green Energy Biofuels (GEB) manufactures and distributes an innovative, smoke-free cook stove using ethanol gel as fuel - Credits: Green Energy Biofuels
energy
Energy

Green Energy Biofuels

In Africa, a green stove addresses health, the environment and employment

Green Energy Biofuels has developed an innovative cook stove and bioethanol gel to use as fuel.

EcoDom's products are generated from grinding plastic into flakes, before it is melted and goes through a press to give it the desired shape - Credits: EL Economista
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Eco-Construction

EcoDom

Low-Cost Housing from Recycled Plastics

EcoDom transforms recycled plastics into affordable houses for low-income families.

An 18-month-old forest at Shankarpalli in Telangana, in southern India, spread out over 40,000 square metres. About 120, 000 saplings were planted between June 2015 and December 2015. More than 40 species belong to the Potential Native Vegetation (PNV) of the region - Credits: Afforestt
Environment

Planting urban forests to counter India’s pollution

Multi-organizational collaboration to create Indian green cover

In India private, public and nonprofit initiatives are stepping up to improve the country’s green cover and quality of air.

The company is now working on the development of a version for more cylinders (9,000 to 14,000), and another for motorcycles, which it hopes to launch in 2019 - Credits: 03 Protégelo
Mobility

O3 Protégelo

A hydrocarbon catalyst to reduce fuel emissions and consumption

A Spanish startup, O3 Protelego; has created a device that improves vehicles fuel combustion and reduce GHG emissions.

Iberdrola's electric vehicles charging point in Spain - Credits: Iberdrola
energy
Energy

Plugging Spain into Electric Cars

Fostering electric mobility in Spain

Sustainable transport is one of the key elements of the European Union’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Flavien Kouatcha, founder of Save Our Agriculture - Credits: Save Our Agriculture
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Sustainable agriculture

Save Our Agriculture

Aquaponics to the rescue of Cameroonian agriculture

Save Our Agriculture, an innovative company was awarded the Pierre Castel Prize thanks to a technique that enables urban dwellers to grow vegetables and raise fish.

Construction of the Lauca dam, in the province of Malanje, the largest hydroelectric structure in Angola. - Credits: Ampe Rogério
energy
Energy

Angola’s green ambitions

Angola: Fifteen Percent Beyond the Paris Agreement

Making the transition to low carbon development is not an easy task for most countries. Angola has set ambitious targets and is on the way to achieving them.

Bisons and musk ox live together in harmony in the Pleistocene Park - Credits: Pleistocene Park
Environment

Keeping Siberia’s permafrost frozen

Using bison (or even woolly mammoths) to keep Siberia’s permafrost frozen

Russian scientists are trying to restore the ice age ecosystem by re-introducing tundra and large animals.

Today, 20 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions are covered by fixed carbon prices - Credits: Les Echos
Environment

Multinationals riding the internal carbon pricing wave

Multinationals riding the internal carbon pricing wave

A number of large companies are already taking preventive measures to reduce their carbon footprints.

Futurepump expects to sell some 4,000 pumps this year, and hopes to continue doubling sales every year - Credit: FuturePump
energy
Energy

FuturePump

Solar pumps offer climate neutral fix to water scarcity

FuturePump has developed solar powered irrigation pumps to free farmers from a dependence on seasonal rains.

Dairy and beef cattle release nearly 10 percent of human-induced greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, according to FAO - Credits: Agolin
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Sustainable agriculture

Agolin

Taking the (greenhouse) gas out of cows

A Swiss company has developed a feed additive for cattle that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while improving milk yields.

Granutec and Trisol crush the tyres and create various products mechanically instead of burning them to avoid releasing CO2 into the atmosphere - Credits: Andrés Garcia, Trisol
Recycling

Sustainable Products from Scrap Tyres

Mexican Entrepreneurs Create Sustainable Products from Scrap Tyres

Mexican entrepreneurs are reusing end-of-life tyres to create waterproof coating, construction materials and a substitute for diesel.

Tower Bridge, London - Credits: Lachlan Gowen, Unsplash
Environment

London declares war on pollution

City of London declares war on pollution

Square Mile to create zero-emissions zone by 2022 and cut speed limit to 15mph

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange has the "Luxembourg Green Exchange", where half of the green bonds of the planet are listed - Credits: Edit Press
Green Finance

Finance for the good of the climate

Using finance for the good of the climate

Luxembourg steps up as a leading financial centre for green finance.

Renewable energy in Spain
energy
Energy

An accelerating trend towards renewable energy

An accelerating trend towards renewable energy

Consumers, cities, companies and public services are working together to decarbonize the Spanish economy.

Souss-Massa was the first region in Morocco and northern Africa to use weather station technology for irrigation - Credits: Sabrina Belhouari
sustain-agriculture
Sustainable agriculture

Morocco’s irrigation revolution

Morocco’s irrigation revolution against global warming

The Souss-Massa region in southern Morocco is conducting an innovative irrigation experiment to tackle water scarcity.

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Circular Economy

Boomera

Making Coat Hangers from Diapers

A young company in Brazil transforms complicated waste into objects of value.

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Circular Economy

Post-conflict circular economy in Angola

Angola’s Scrappy Micro-Entrepreneurs

Collecting war detritus and other scrap metal provides at least some income for hundreds of families.

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Circular Economy

Circular Economy in Africa

Carpe Deum…but Caveat Emptor!

The circular economy holds great promise for Africa, where rising production and consumption are prompting concerns for the environment.

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Circular Economy

Lean Energy Solutions Group

Clean Solutions

Lean Energy Solutions Group, an African company, is recycling waste from harvested sugar cane and coffee to create fuel.

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Circular Economy

TerraCycle

The End of Waste

TerraCycle finds value in the lowliest of trash, from cigarette butts to chewing gum.

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Circular Economy

African Climate Reality Project

Raising public awareness on the issue of climate change

The African Climate Reality Project is scrambling to educate leaders and the general populace about what they can do.

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Circular Economy

Redd+

Reducing deforestation through the promotion of sustainable forest management practices

In Cameroon, Yoko municipality is launching a project for the protection of its forest, estimated at 135,000 hectares in size.

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Circular Economy

Calvisius Caviar

Italian caviar producer offers model of integrated economy.

Calvisius has implemented a process to heat the tanks where the sturgeons are raised with the waste heat of a nearby steel plant.

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Circular Economy

MotionECO

Oil to Fuel: A Win-Win for China

Biofuel produced from waste sources such as used cooking oil reduces GHG emissions & helps to improve food safety conditions in China.

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Circular Economy

Education: Key to the Success of Chile’s Historic Recycling Law

Engaging citizens on sustainability in Chile

Public awareness is key factor in the transition to a more circular approach.

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Circular Economy

Algramo

Algramo: Revolutionizing Shopping, gram by gram

Chilean entrepreneurs combine outdoor-market traditions with 21st century technology.

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Circular Economy

Delicious fresh juice – with a hint of organic waste

Juice with a mission

Two companies are turning discarded fruits and vegetables into pressed cold juice in a fully circular way to tackle food waste.

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Circular Economy

The industrial park: an unexpected asset to the circular economy

Industrial parks are now brimming with interest

Due their resource-pooling capacity, industrial clusters have become significant in domestic economy.

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Circular Economy

Plastic bottles upcycled for urban farming purposes

An urban agriculture project is sprouting out of used plastic bottles

In Yaoundé, a youth-based initiative is turning old plastic bottles into containers to grow vegetables in the city in order to promote urban farming.

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Circular Economy

Insecta Shoes

Vegan footwear start-up Insecta Shoes is all the buzz

In Brazil, Insecta Shoes is at the forefront of the ethical fashion movement, an industry known for its disastrous effects on environment.

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Circular Economy

Native by The Balbo Group

Pioneering large-scale regenerative and fair sugarcane production

A third-generation Brazilian farmer has adopted new methods and machines to make sugar-cane farming eco-friendly.

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Circular Economy

Rotor

A New Spin on Demolition

Rotor Deconstruction is a scrappy Belgian startup challenging the construction waste status quo by upcycling wate from the construction sector.

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Circular Economy

MUD Jeans

Everlasting Blue Jeans

MUD Jeans is a Dutch “circular denim” firm that wants to make fashion a less dirty business.

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Circular Economy

Pioneering Industrial Symbiosis for Green Growth in Colombia

In Colombia, industrial symbiosis projects are being implemented in order to promote an innovation and market-development model that is also sustainable and efficient.

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Circular Economy

Sustainable Tourism

Too Much of a Good Thing?

A dramatic surge in the number of foreign visitors has prompted Spanish destinations to find new ways to encourage year-round tourism and promote lesser-known destinations.

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Circular Economy

China switching to sustainable models

It takes a village

China is betting on industrial symbiosis among residents of business parks to create a cleaner future

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Circular Economy

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The Slow Food movement: the virtues of eating local foods

Cocina kilómetro 0 revamps forgotten ingredients and reduces the consumption of fossil fuels by highlighting the role of locally sourced food.

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Circular Economy

USE-IT

Recycling plastic and rubble into jobs thanks to USE-IT

Circular economy could provide the answers to South Africa’s chronic unemployment, if waste is turned into a resource it would create thousands of new job opportunities.

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Circular Economy

Zhejiang Xinzhou

Bamboo shoots higher

After flooring, boat construction and other applications, environmentally friendly bamboo is now ready to debut in pipelines, thanks to new patented composite technologies by Zhejiang Xinzhou .

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Circular Economy

Urban Windmills

Blowing Hot and Cold

The Spanish market for small wind turbines is in the doldrums, stalled by declining government support and kilometers of red tape. Technological innovation is one way to get things moving again.

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Circular Economy

Solar Energy and Circular Economy in India

Here Comes the Sun

India intends to scale up its solar production. Already set to exceed the renewable energy targets, the world’s third largest carbon polluter’s new plans are ambitious.

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Circular Economy

Benelux countries lead Europe’s transition to circular economy

Can Benelux Close the Loop?

The countries of Benelux are working together to accelerate the transition towards a collaborative circular economy.

A staffer carries out food waste separation at a restaurant at the Hong Kong airport. Photo: Hong Kong International Airport © Hong Kong International Airport
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Circular Economy

How Hong Kong airport fights waste for greener environment

Hong Kong Airport claims to be one of the greenest in the world thanks to ambitious sustainability and environmental strategies.

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Circular Economy

Fit 4 Circularity

A program to facilitate the transition towards a circular economy model

The Fit 4 Circularity program facilitates and accelerates the transition of the Luxembourgian SME towards a circular economy.

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Circular Economy

How to prevent river pollution

A respect for human rights is fundamental in setting up a business

The Mexican governement seeks to ensure that companies commit themselves to respecting the land of rural communities thanks to a new program.

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Circular Economy

ECF Farmsystems

There’s Something Fishy in Berlin’s Vegetable Farm

A start up based in central Berlin farms fish and uses their waste to fertilize vegetables. In the supermarkets of the future, vegetables and fish may even be farmed directly in store.

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Circular Economy

Sistema Biobolsa

Making Manure Great Again

Social enterprise Sistema Biobolsa helps small farmers convert livestock waste into renewable energy (biogas) and organic fertilizer.

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Circular Economy

Sunfire

Creating a neutral-neutral oil replacement to replace crude oil

Sunfire offers a commercially viable, technically achievable path towards a circular economy in which high-quality fuels s are produced from carbon dioxide and water.

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Circular Economy

Bilan Zéro Mika

Zéro Mika or Zero Plastic

One year ago Morocco introduced a plastic bag ban. Despite challenges, Morocco is determined to reach its zero plastic bag goal.

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Circular Economy

Eco-cité Zenata

One of the first éco-cité in Africa

Based in Morocco, the project aims to meet fundamental environmental, social and economic objectives in a sustainable and integrated way.

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Circular Economy

Carmine

Self-service car sharing

After a successful pilot project in Casablanca in 2015, the service is rolling into cities across the nation. The name behind this alternative to car ownership is the start-up Carmine.

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Circular Economy

Russian Dandelion as an alternative to rubber

Can Dandelions Bounce Back?

In the 1930s, Russia experimented with making rubber from dandelion roots. Now, environmental and economic factors are reviving interest in this alternative raw material.

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Circular Economy

BioMicroGel

A flower power detergent is cleaning up Russia’s dirty waters

A Russian startup has developed a new microgel-based technology for environmentally-friendly detergents for everything from washing-up to industrial oil spills.

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Circular Economy

Inex

iNex: getting connected to tap into the ‘hidden gold’ in our waste

iNex, the “tinder” for waste, is a web platform and set of experts that connects producers of waste with companies in need of raw materials.

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Circular Economy

Le réseau VRAC

Democratization of the fight against waste and food spoilage

The new consumer tendency for bulk purchases in order to reduce the quantity of packaging has been reinforced through the creation of Bulk Network in France.

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Circular Economy

Biomasa forestal

Energy compressed into ultra-dense wood

Spanish company Biomasa Forestal upcycles tree waste into small biofuel pellets to power both homes and factories.

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Circular Economy

Namo E-waste

Turning E-Trash into Cash

An Indian start-up has built a prosperous business out of refurbishing and recycling electronic waste.

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Circular Economy

The Economy of Functionality in Italy

Italy’s Car Sharing Drives its Economy

In Italy mobility habits are changing: growing numbers of Italians are rejecting the car ownership model and embracing car sharing instead.

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Circular Economy

Amsilk

Artificial Silk That’s Tough Like Steel

AMsilk is leading the world in the production of Biosteel fibres, a type of biodegradable and vegan fibre inspired by spider silk.

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Circular Economy

AgriProtein

Lord of the Flies

AgriProtein is leading a new industry called nutrient recycling, using fly larvae fed on abundant waste nutrient sources. It has been developing its insect based protein products since 2009.

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Circular Economy

MBA Polymers

Turning Plastic Rubbish into Profits

The potential seems endless for MBA Polymers, a company that cracked the code on separating plastics from complex waste streams.

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Water Treatment

Xeros

Reinventing washing machine

Xeros has developed a technology that can cut water used in a washing machine by up to 80 percent and reduce the consumption of detergent and energy.

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Environment

Aerostate

Whether the air be fine

Russian environmental startup Aerostates provides forecasts of air pollution in cities worldwide.

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Water Treatment

Alto Solutions

Harnessing solar energy at a lower cost

Moroccan enterprise Alto Solutions, has developed a technology to improve access to clean water and renewable energy for larger companies in need of efficient and cost effective concentrators.

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Energy

ASB Biodiesel Ltd.

ASB Biodiesel expands its field of action

The largest used oil refiner in Hong Kong converts used cooking oil or waste oil into biodiesel that can be blended with regular diesel and used in conventional engines.

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Circular Economy

Biodech

Making compost out of sludge and sugar refinery waste

In order to tackle the production of greenhouse gases, Biodech has come up with a solution which consists in combining household waste with other green waste to make compost.

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Energy

ColdHubs

Walk-in solar fridges combat Nigerian food shortages

In order to tackle the increase of the price of necessity goods in summer, Cold Hubs has installed walk-in refrigeration units near both farms and markets to preserve valuable crops.

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Sustainable Urbanism & Mobility

LC3

Cementing a revolution

Using LC3 has been proven to be a viable, sustainable alternative to heavily polluting cement lowers greenhouse gas emissions during the production process.

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Environment

COP22 and the role of African cities

African negotiators prepare for COP22 fight

Africa welcomed the Paris Agreement as a step to stave off the effects of climate change. Marrakech is about holding the world’s feet to the fire.

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Eco-Construction

Eco-Dôme

Building ecological ‘houses of tomorrow’ in rural Morocco

A Moroccan start-up, Eco-Dome, is working to create inventive and innovative housing opportunities thanks to traditional materials.

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Circular Economy

EcoNyl

Closing the Carpet Loop

Aquafil puts a dent in global waste by recycling nylon from carpets, clothing and fishing nets and considerably reducing waste.

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Energy

Efficient Energy

Efficient Energy : a cool idea

Efficient Energy has developed a new type of cooling unit-the eChiller- that uses water instead of environmentally damaging coolants.

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Energy

40SouthEnergy

Sustainable islands: energy from waves

Sun, sea and wind: beautiful to experience, but also useful for generating emission-free energy, if used intelligently.

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Environment

Essen

Essen, the Ruhr metropolis, an ecological city model

Dusty air, polluted rivers and contaminated soil are now a thing of the past in Essen. The city has successfully become the European Green Capital.

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Circular Economy

FairPhone

Making a Fairer Phone

A Dutch startup makes a worker-friendly, easily reparable, ethically-sourced smartphone that can hold its own in a competitive field.

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Awareness

Food waste in Hong Kong

Hong Kong takes steps to cut food and glass waste

Hong Kong’s government has organized different campaigns in order to tackle the issue of waste and raise the awareness of the general population.

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Sustainable Urbanism & Mobility

ForCity

Simulating the City

A Lyonnais startup uses 3D modeling and big data to prepare cities for a more livable, sustainable future.

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Green Finance

ForestFinance

Trees: an Asset Class with Sky High Benefits

ForestFinance invests in the forest for environmental sustainability, social good and financial returns.

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Environment

Geoval

The Digital Tree Watchman

Trees and green areas are primordial tools for Luxembourg City to better the quality of life of its citizens. The city has developed a high-tech management system for trees to protect the flora.

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Circular Economy

Gravalock

Recycled construction, a permeable solution for the concrete jungle

In Mexico, Gravalock has created a system of permeable floors that is able to replace concrete.

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Green Finance

Green Bonds

Luxembourg stock exchange, “Freeing up green money for green bonds”

Most of the world’s environmentally friendly bonds are listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

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Sustainable Urbanism & Mobility

Best Practices in Green Building

Green building boom in South Africa

Business in Johannesburg are switching to green buildings to help combat the negative effects of the city’s rapid growth.

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Water Treatment

Hidrocreto

Hidrocreto heals the wounds of Mexico City.

Born when Mexico was sinking, Hidrocreto tackles the issue by producing ecological concrete that allows rainwater recovery through porous pavement.

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Circular Economy

LanzaTech

Fermenting Factory Waste into Fuel

LanzaTech’s revolutionary technology uses bacteria to turn industrial waste gases into biofuels and chemicals.

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Lille

Northern France: testing the Third Industrial Revolution on a large scale

150 years of industrial history have left visible scars on the landscape in the North of France and is the first in the world to adopt a plan for an accelerated transition to a decarbonised economy.

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Water Treatment

Lyon

Lyon is using water and vegetation systems to reduce urban overheating

In order to reduce the need for air conditioning, Lyon is promoting the creation of green roofs across the city able improve the natural insulation of buildings.

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Sustainable Urbanism & Mobility

Neobuild

Neobuild : an experiment in progress

The Neobuild Innovation Centre is a living laboratory for research into energy efficiency.

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Environment

New Hope Ecotech

Startup brings technology to engage companies in waste management

New Hope Ecotech’s plan is to use software solutions so that companies producing consumer goods pay the pickers for the volume of waste that they remove from the environment.

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Paris

The City of Paris is promoting energy efficiency

The City of Paris has reduced its carbon footprint by 9.2 per cent in ten years, but must step up its efforts to promote environmental efforts and ecologically-friendly projects.

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Circular Economy

PHENIX

Phénix: Saving Excess Food from the Ashes

Founded in 2014, French start-up Phénix is working to connect large supermarkets and smaller associations to give unsold products, especially food, a second chance.

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Water Treatment

Planning Against Troubled Waters

St. Petersburg’s Climate Adaptation Strategy

Russia’s second largest city is due to be hit hard by the effects of climate change. The first Russian climate adaptation strategy is being drafted.

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PPP Quebec

The public and private sectors unite to tackle urban climate issues in Quebec

Urban challenges created by climate change are a huge problem in Québec. Private companies are beginning to work more and more closely with public authorities to address these issues faced by society as a whole.

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ProAire

Proaire : a product of the environmental crisis

Launched with the aim of reversing the trend of deteriorating air quality in the Valley of Mexico metropolitan area, the programme Proaire has gained increasing momentum and attention.

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India’s rooftop solar programme

Here comes the sun !

Spirited government intervention is recharging the rooftop solar plant movement across India.

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Water Treatment

San Aqua HCA

A cost-effective solution for South Africa’s wasterwater treatment

In order to tackle the gradual deterioration of South Africa’s drinking water quality, South African company San Aqua has developed a chemical solutions to sanitise the water.

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Energy

Santiago’s subway to run on solar and wind power

Solar Potential

The construction of a solar power plant and a wind farm began earlier this year in order to power the underground rail network of the Chilean capital for the next 15 years.

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Eco-Construction

Technopôle Angus

Urban revitalisation project leading the way in Montréal

In Montreal, an industrial fallow was reconverted into a business and residential area that incorporates all of the latest environmental construction standards.

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Energy

TransActiveGrid

New Grid on the Block

TransActive Grid, an American joint-venture, harnesses blockchain technology to make peer-to- peer energy exchange possible.

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Circular Economy

Triciclos

TriCiclos : the business that sees trash as a design flaw

With the premise that trash is a design flaw, the company’s recycling model mixes civic education with various forms of “Clean Up Units.

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Water Treatment

Water Management in Brazil

Green coalitions are working to tackle water insecurity

Different green groups are raising the awareness among public authorities on the need to invest in green infrastructure, to restore the degraded forests around the water sources.

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Energy

Wattway de Colas

The French solar road paving the way for clean energy

Conceived in France, and emerging as the first of its kind, the solar road is already making waves throughout the energy sector.

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Wecyclers

Cycling to Recycle

A Nigerian entrepreneur has found a low-tech way to encourage citizens to recycle their trash, clean up their city and make money, too.

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Eco-Construction

Yingchuang Winsun

3D-Printed Garden Villas Unveiled in China

China is actively campaigning for a low-carbon footprint: Chinese company WinSun has managed to developed 3D printing techniques to construct buildings from recovered waste materials.

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Zero Mika

Morocco goes plastic bag-free

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Zhuzhou Locomotive

Another Milestone for Green Transit in China

CRRC ZhuZhou Locomotive Company introduced two new low-carbon means of public transport this year.

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Energy

EcoBikes

Biking for energy!

In Medellín, Colombia, an entrepreneur has created a system that enables exercise bikes to generate electric power.

Green Finance

Indexers must warm to low carbon investing

An article of the FT about mainstream investment not supportive of decarbonised economy

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Awareness

SME’s and citizens acting for climate

350 companies have joined Spain in taking action to curb global warming.

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Awareness

Towards a More Sustainable Tourism

Tourism in Spain is becoming more sustainable, the sector is joining in the fight to waste less water and to take better care of the environment.

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Greener wine

Some Spanish wineries have joined forces to produce studies in order to measure the impact of climate change, reduce water consumption and reduce the carbon footprint of their manufacturing processes.

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Sustainable architecture in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda, is proving to be a testing ground for whether sustainable architecture can help to offset the environmental impacts of breakneck urban development.

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Isla Urbana

The social enterprise have launched a tool which captures rains from rooftops and separates the clean water from dirty water. – Solutions&Co

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Energy

Micro-grids to power grassroots

An entrepreneur sets up a solar power station. This model has been adapted in several villages from 50 to 100 inhabitants. – Solutions&Co

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Zero carbon Coffee

The first sustainable coffee plantation in Brazil compensates its carbon emissions by the preservation and restoration of forests. – Solutions&co

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Energy

Aluminium Norf (Alunorf)

The world’s biggest aluminium smelting plant and rolling mill is using innovative technology and processes to reduce its energy consumption – Solutions&co

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Circular Economy

Pili Biotech

This French biotech start-up company produces renewable inks, fabricated through bioproduction

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Water Treatment

World without water: six solutions to a shortage

An article of the FT about the role of new technologies in easing chronic problems

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Energy

Portrait of Dr Klaus Meier

Former anti-nuclear protester, this entrepreneur embodies the energy transition, having launched successful large-scale wind farms. – Solutions&Co

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Circular Economy

Effenco

Based in Montreal, this company has developed technology which enables a reduction of the GGE of municipal waste-collection trucks – solutions&co

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Circular Economy

Carsten Rasmussen of Naestved: a mayor committed to waste recovery and transformation

The Mayor of Naestved (Denmark) is commited to helping SMEs produce more with less. – solutions&co

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Circular Economy

Ressource City (Naestved)

A city in Denmark is taking up an unexpected challenge: turning waste into a business opportunity. – solutions&co

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RedES – Network of Sustainable Enterprises

This program stands to improve productivity as well as sustainability among large numbers of SMEs in Colombia and Mexico – solutions&co

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MagPanel by iBuiltec

This Mexican company has invented a system of dry construction using interfitting panels, reducing the need for CO² emitting materials. – Solutions&Co

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Renault’s zero rejection factory in Tanger

A car production factory in Tanger has put in place a unique system enabling CO² emission reductions of 98%. – solutions&co

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Small & medium businesses launch sustainability strategies

Small & medium sized Brazilian companies are developing initiatives and innovations to make their operations more sustainable. – solutions&co

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Natura

This Brazilian cosmetics multinational is demonstrating strong commitment to sustainability best practices and investment in innovation. – solutions&co

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Businesses face patchwork of rules under Paris climate deal

Since February, countries have been publishing their plans for cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, ahead of a December UN meeting in Paris that aims to deliver a new accord on climate change…

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Awareness

The Climate Innovation Center in Ghana

This network brings some of the best technology from around the world and makes it relevant and available to the local context in Ghana. – solutions&co

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Energy

Smappee

This system delivers information about the energy usage of household electrical appliances in real time, sending this data to the user via an app.

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Energy

Biothermica

This company is specialized in biogas and methane capture from landfill and coal mines, for electricity production. – Solutions&Co by Sparknews

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Energy

Parkwind by Colruyt

This company installs offshore wind parks, with the aim of generating enough power to supply 800,000 families with electricity from 2018. – solutions&co

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Energy

Issol

A small Belgian company is converting prestigious clients to solar energy by offering ‘haute couture’ photovoltaics, thanks to ceramic printing techniques. – Solutions&Co

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Energy

Belgian Eco Energy (BEE)

A huge biomass plant running on sustainable wood chips will produce enough energy to supply 500,000 families. – Solutions&CO

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Energy

Recoval

This Belgian company is launching a new process involving capture of CO² from steel slag in order to manufacture construction materials – Solutions&Co

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Energy transition in Germany

By 2014 Germany was already covering 28% of its electricity needs from renewable sources: wind, solar and hydropower power, and biomass. – Solutions&co

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Awareness

AllGreenup App

This Chilean app helps users measure their environmental impact and gives them incentives for looking after the planet

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Circular Economy

Usine de Kervellerin

Harnessing the potential of natural raw materials, such as oyster shells, this factory manufactures a range of agricultural, industrial and cosmetic products

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Energy

Echy

Basements, corridors and windowless buildings can now be lit by natural sunlight via an energy-efficient, electricity free solution

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Energy

Vitirover

A French company has invented a mini solar-powered mower robot which allows wine growers to limit the need for chemical products to treat their vines.

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Energy

Q-Rad (by Qarnot)

This start-up integrates computer processors into smart and connected radiators and heating systems

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Circular Economy

Green Glass

This Chilean start-up has salvaged over 60,000 glass bottles and given them a second life, producing wine glasses, lamps & ashtrays

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Water Treatment

Planta Desalinizadora de la Isla de Pascua

A foundation is aiming to reduce dependency on rainwater for the local farmers of Easter Island, by developing a system to generate water for irrigation from seawater.

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Energy

HandyPower

This startup develops hydrogen fuel cells to charge devices via USB – Solutions&Co

20150821 Useldange - 31 rue de la Gare - Peintures Robin - reportage Peinture Robin - peinture Verdello® est la première peinture 100% biosourcée. Une peinture murale intérieure à la finition extra mate pour des intérieurs chaleureux et en phase avec l’environnement. Fabriquée à partir d'huile de Tall, Verdello® est une peinture issue du monde végétal, entièrement naturelle - (© Editpress/Didier Sylvestre) - DS 3
Sustainable Urbanism & Mobility

Verdello

This paint is based 100% on renewable raw materials such as tall oil, and contains no VOCs (solvents) or APEO

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Circular Economy

Enercom by Soil Concept

This project produces gas from compost obtained by the mixture of pretreated sewage sludge, plant waste and the wood chips

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SolarWind

This CO² neutral building uses all available renewable energy sources including biomass, thermal solar energy, geothermal science & water

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Water Treatment

Apateq

This cleantech company offers on-site treatment of water without using chemicals, allowing industrial clients to reduce their freshwater consumption.

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Awareness

Sfera Ekologii

This project offers sorted waste collection from offices, and is working towards changing mentalities regarding waste management in Russia. – Solutions&Co

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Durabric by LafargeHolcim

Producing this cement manufacturer’s new earth-cement bricks releases 1/4 of the CO² of concrete blocks & 1/10 of that of burnt bricks

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Awareness

EcoMileage

This programme is inspiring households and businesses to reduce their GHG emissions by improving energy efficiency, via a points system

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Awareness

The Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia

Built for the children of shoe factory workers in Vietnam, this pre-school uses about 25% less energy than a standard Vietnamese kindergarten would

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Energy

Aquion Energy

This company has developed clean, high-performance storage batteries to pair up with solar panels, made from abundant, non-toxic and sustainable materials

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Awareness

The B Team

A group of global business leaders working together to catalyse a better way of doing business for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

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Circular Economy

Kilimanjaro Environnement

This Moroccan company is specialized in the recycling of used oil, and its re-use as biofuel. – Solutions&Co

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Energy

Chasing gold for a lost world

Countries are looking to bring giant mining firms to incorporate wind and solar energy in their energy mix. – Solutions&co

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Circular Economy

Pulp & paper sector

Brazil’s pulp and paper industry is investing in improving sustainability practices throughout its entire production chain. – Solutions&co

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Energy

Husk Power

In order to face the energetic poverty, Indian entrepreneurs decided to use the husk to light up rural homes. – Solutions&Co

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Circular Economy

SUEMA

Waste from the nopal plant and other green matter will be used to generate electricity at a plant in Mexico, thanks to this start-up – Solutions&Co

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Awareness

Energiency

A French cloud software start-up offers its industrial clients big data analytics solutions for reducing their massive energy consumption by up to 15%

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Energy

Gravity Light

Two designers, one invention: using the force of gravity to bring clean & inexpensive light to off-grid households in developing countries

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Kebony

This Norwegian company’s new environmentally friendly process makes using alternatives to endangered tropical hardwood possible

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Circular Economy

SEaB Energy

This company manufactures micro waste-to-energy plants, which extract the energy potential from food waste and manure

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Circular Economy

MBA Polymers

This company developed the complex technology to produce recycled plastic pellets, requiring 80% less energy than making plastic from oil

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Energy

M-KOPA Solar

M-Kopa, the start-up that illuminates Kenya

The energy supplier is bringing light to East Africa with an innovative model combining renewable energy, GSM technology and mobile money.

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Water Treatment

Bio-Sea by Bio-UV

The French company has developed an innovative non-chemical system for treating Ballast Water from boats.

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Organic agriculture in Ghana

Organic agriculture to mitigate climate change

This network provides agricultural infrastructures with expert support on environmentally friendly practices & benefits of organic farming.

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Circular Economy

EFK Group

Making biofuel from the nut of the croton

This Kenya-based company produces biofuel, briquettes and agriculture products from an untapped natural resource- the Croton nut.

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Circular Economy

Biofase

Bioplastic from avocado pits

The Mexican start-up has found a highly innovative use for avocado seeds: a new bioplastic, which decomposes in a matter of years.

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Energy

Green Public Street Lighting in Fez

Renewable energy for public lighting

This city is now powering its public street lighting using biogas from waste.

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