Making Landfill Waste a Sustainable Asset

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 3:03:00 PM

A Dutch designer is pioneering a way of turning landfill waste into a useful and sustainable material.

Inge Sluijs's technique – which involves blasting junk with super-heated plasma — if taken up more widely could offer a solution to a host of environmental problems associated with buried rubbish.

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Topics: Eco-design, Waste, Innovation, Landfill

Biofuels from Algae – The New Frontier of Third Generation Biofuels

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 10:28:00 AM

News and innovations in biofuels have been plentiful recently, with regular announcements of scientific breakthroughs especially within the algal biofuels sector.

The latter is one of the most promising sectors in the field, with high yields for minimum input available, and ideal for inclusion in the OPEN Cleantech Bond programme. OPEN’s new fact sheet “Biofuels from Algae – the New Frontier of Third Generation Biofuels” details the new solutions available in a sector that could revolutionise the aviation, marine and road haulage industries.

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Topics: Biofuels, Transport, Algae, Innovation

Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017 Released 

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 1:21:00 PM

The publication of The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017 by WWF and the Cleantech Group has thrown the spotlight on the world-wide impact of this sector – and provides an insight into the guiding principles of the OPEN Cleantech Equity Fund (OCEF).

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Topics: Equity Fund, Green Investment, Global Cleantech Innovation Index, Innovation

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