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Blue Economy: What will we do when the batteries all die?

Blue Economy: What will we do when the batteries all die?

MEDIA RELEASE In 2009, the world discarded an estimated 40 billion small batteries. Growing use of this throwaway commodity has fueled demand for rare metals such as cobalt, neodymium, rhenium and others, while also sparking innovations that may one day wean the world away from traditional batteries as we know them. Tiny variations in demand […]

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Blue Economy: Coffee biomass waiting for entrepreneurs

Blue Economy: Coffee biomass waiting for entrepreneurs

MEDIA RELEASE More than 99 percent of the biomass that remains after harvesting, processing, roasting and brewing coffee is discarded. An estimated 12 million tons of agricultural waste from worldwide coffee production rots and generates millions of tons of methane gas, contributing to climate change. Professor Gunter Pauli, founder of Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives […]

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'The Blue Economy' launches 100 innovations project

‘The Blue Economy’ launches 100 innovations project

MEDIA RELEASE The World Congress on Zero Emissions Initiatives – Launching “The Blue Economy” is slated Sept. 13-17, 2010 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The Congress will focus on design of an economic system driven by innovations, generating jobs and building social capital. The Blue Economy is based upon one hundred plus breakthroughs […]

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