Environment

Experts interviews

Working together to boost industrial sustainability
30/10/2008
A UK initiative encouraging companies to look beyond traditional physical and sector boundaries to create an environmentally sustainable economy offers an example for the whole of Europe Peter Laybourn is the Programme Director for the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), the...
AXT inc. - Germanium solar cells fuel greener future
21/08/2008
Use of germanium substrates for photovoltaic solar cells offers higher efficiency than with silicon substrates according Dr Philip Yin of US semiconductor substrate specialist AXT. Dr Yin is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of AXT Inc., a major manufacturer of high-performance...
09/08/2008
Bernd Jücher, Managing Director of a German electroplating company (C+C Cours GmbH) illustrates the PIUS initiative through a practical example – a successful case of environmental process improvement coupled with cost benefits.  “C+C Cours GmbH” is a medium sized enterprise specialised in...
01/08/2008
Jukka Noponen is the Executive Director of the Environmental programme for Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. He explains what makes Finland's financing scheme so successful. Could you summarize the objectives Sitra innovation fund and...
01/08/2008
Kirsi Sormunen, Vice President & Head of Environmental activities, describes Nokia's sustainable development objectives and achievements. In June 2007, Nokia regained the top ranking in the Greenpeace Electronics Guide. This ranking takes into account both the chemical content of products and...
01/08/2008
From an idea to a trade product ready for marketing - plant dyes for the textile industry. A project supported by the Austrian "Factory of Tomorrow" programme. Christian Pladerer, project leader of TRADEMARK Color&Cloth, explains the principle of the project: to create all the prerequisites...
01/08/2008
Karen Thake, Marketing Manager of London Recycling Ltd, describes the motivation behind a successful and innovative waste management company. London Recycling Ltd: a cutting edge waste management company Can you please describe your company...
01/08/2008
Michel Leuthy, Executive Director of Novamex, tells us about the key to success of this company of eco-labelled products. Novamex: an eco-labelled success Can you please describe your company in a few words? Novamex is a French company that...
01/08/2008
Mr Klaas Jetze Hoekstra, CEO and managing director of a small fast growing Dutch company, explains how solar energy can be competitive and contribute to more sustainable initiatives, such as a water purification unit for southern countries. A different approach to solar energy and business Tell...
01/08/2008
Kirsi Sormunen, Vice President & Head of Environmental activities, describes Nokia's sustainable development objectives and achievements. In June 2007, Nokia regained the top ranking in the Greenpeace Electronics Guide. This ranking takes into account both the chemical content of products and...

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