Business and Investments


First commercial development of straw houses goes on sale following EU project
A group of seven houses constructed from highly compacted straw has gone on sale in Bristol, United Kingdom, following extensive testing to prove the safety and environmental performance of the straw panels, which was carried out with assistance from a European Union-funded eco-innovation project...
German start-up offers eco-efficient urban container farming
A small German eco-innovation company is attracting attention after winning a most-promising start-up award in the "agriculture, water and waste" category at the Cleantech Open Global Forum, a major cleantech innovation event held in Silicon Valley, California, in November 2013. The company,...
Producing omega-3s – with algae
A newly designed system for the cultivation of algae has highlighted the commercial potential for a range of algae-derived products; above all, production of omega-3 fatty acids. The Austrian-based biotech company Ecoduna is poised to bring industrial-scale algae production to the mainstream...