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  • Rhône-Alpes region offers funding one-stop-shop for eco-innovative SMEs

    16/09/13

    Rhône-Alpes region offers funding one-stop-shop for eco-innovative SMEs
    A group of French public authorities and institutions is finding that, when it comes to supporting eco-innovative SMEs, there is strength in unity.

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  • Finding biodegradable solutions for waterless car washing

    21/11/10

    Finding biodegradable solutions for waterless car washing
    A French company with a social vision has developed a biodegradable waterless product for washing cars. Essential oils and plant extracts have so far saved 40 million litres of water.

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  • Finding lead-free solutions for aeronautic and military electronics

    13/05/10

    Finding lead-free solutions for aeronautic and military electronics
    The Green Electronics in Aeronautic and Military Communication Systems LIFE project focused on lead-free assembly of electronic equipment for the aeronautical and military sectors.

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  • Recycling lithium-ion batteries to recuperate hazardous heavy metals

    13/05/10

    Recycling lithium-ion batteries to recuperate hazardous heavy metals
    The LIFE-funded RecLionBat project developed a technique to treat spent lithium-ion batteries – mainly used in portable electronic devices – which recoups cobalt and nickel.

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  • Solar power station meets energy challenges of Reunion Island

    10/07/09

    Solar power station meets energy challenges of Reunion Island
    A solar power station on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean won a RegioStars EU regional innovation award in the adaption to or mitigation of climate change category.

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  • French process strengthens case for phytoremediation

    28/04/09

    French process strengthens case for phytoremediation
    Researchers at the University of Rennes 1 have patented a process to strengthen the abilities of plants to absorb contaminants, increasing their potential use in land remediation.

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