Energy and Material Flows
A key principle identified in Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, the successful book written by Michael Braungart and William McDonough, is that waste in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing. They use the example of the cherry tree, which produces huge amounts of
Computer technology company Dell has announced a new partnership with industry supplier SABIC, which will see the company utilise previously disused scrap carbon fibre in new products by the end of 2015.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week: clothes, cities, sharing (or not), Iggy Pop and lots more!
A group of Finnish organisations have launched a project to experiment with a new cellulose dissolution technique that transforms old disused cotton clothing into brand new fibres that can be utilised freshly in the textile industry.
In wastewater treatment plants in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Denmark, something unusual has been, and continues to happen. Anoxkaldnes, a subsidiary of Veolia, is running pilot prototyping for the production and recovery of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) – an intermediate material used to produce bioplastics.
It has been reported that oil prices have recovered after hitting a more than six-year low as fears continue to grow around a mismatch between global supply and demand. Most expect prices to begin falling again after the surprise Chinese currency devaluation early this week and the continued strong
The topic of technological and market development in renewable energy has been on the agenda for a significant period of time, and the use of governmental subsidies to stimulate and support that development has been a much-discussed subject. A less well interrogated issue is fossil fuel subsidies and a recent
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we’re highlighting a new report released by Veolia and Imperial College London, Ford’s move into the new technology space and plenty more…
A UK-based startup has developed a heating system that can cut energy costs by up to 70%, it has been claimed. The ‘gRAD’ heater utilises graphene, a material made out of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb shape. It is very thin and strong, which helps
Designer Jean-Sebastien Lagrange and engineer Raphael Menard are developing a line of furniture that can soak up excess heat to help cool a room down and then releases that heat when the room cools. It has the potential to play a role in reducing reliance on expensive and energy air