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China on the Road to Electric Taxi Fleet

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Chinese capital Beijing have announced their plans to replace all their 67,000 taxis with electric cars as part of their battle against air pollution. The city reached eight times the World Health Organisation recommended air pollution levels earlier this month, with persistent smog settling over the city for days.

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Topics: Air pollution, Electric Cars, China

Spotlight on … Innovations: Smog to Jewellery

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 12:24:00 PM

Everyday those living near or in big cities throughout the world can see and suffer from the effects of smog. But imagine being able to remove some of that smog and then turn it into beautiful jewellery? That is exactly what Dutch inventor Daan Roosegaarde has done with his 7 meter tall air purifying tower.

Mr. Roosegaarde is founder of Studio Roosegaarde which creates interactive designs that explore the dynamic relation between people, technology and space through unique innovations. In 2014 he opened the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path, which runs between Nuenen and Eindhoven. The highway is made of thousands twinkling stones inspired by The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. The project is part of Smart Highway, creating interactive and sustainable roads of tomorrow with Heijmans infrastructure.

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Topics: Smog Free Tower, Air pollution, Clean energy

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