Environment

Experts interviews

01/08/2008
Dr. Peter Jahns, Managing Director of the EFA (Efficiency Agency of the German State North Rhine-Westphalia), presents the PIUS initiative, a successful programme stimulating Small and Medium Enterprises to progress in the field of cleaner production processes...
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...
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...
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...
Ensuring good research gets to market
04/11/2008
Building a good business case is key to translating successful research results into marketable products and services according to a new and unusual European eco-innovation expert group: Greenovate! Europe. Astrid Severin is Executive Manager and Co-founder of Greenovate! Europe, a European...
Strong foundation for bio-based materials in Europe
06/01/2009
Bio-based product sales have grown rapidly in the past five years. Europe has an excellent research base, the world’s largest chemical industry infrastructure and solid development of bio-specialties Armand Klein is director of bio-based products for science-based products and services giant...
Eco-innovation, Europe in the regions
06/05/2009
Hélène Blanchard is vice-president of the Rhône-Alpes region with responsibility for the environment and risk prevention. She is working especially on the development of eco-technologies in the eight départements in her Region. At the European level, she is involved in the European Clusters and...
Innovative solutions to high emissions from the ICT sector
09/06/2009
Emissions from the information and communications technology sector are set to rise, but ICT could be the solution to and not the source of high emissions according to Marc Benowitz, Director of Eco-Environmental Engineering at Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent is a global telecommunications...
Taking a practical approach to technology transfer
03/10/2009
Steven Hunt, International Projects Manager for Practical Action Consulting and the PISCES consortium, believes in adapting technologies to individual needs of developing countries. Formerly known as the Intermediate Technology Development Group, Practical Action Consulting has been...
Sweden committed to strengthening eco-innovation
26/10/2009
The Swedish government is committed to strengthening eco-innovation, according to Elisabet Falemo, State Secretary Ministry of the Environment, and Ola Alterå, State Secretary Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications. The government regards the development and use of good environmental...

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