Energy and Material Flows
The Biomimcry Global Design Challenge’s first ever $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Ray of Hope” Prize has been awarded to a team based at the Ceres Regional Center in Chile called BioNurse. Their innovation presented a new method to protect seedlings and increase soil health, drawing inspiration from natural processes.
Why sell bikes outright to children who will only be able to use them for a short period of time before they outgrow them? It’s the question that Isla Rowntree, owner of children’s bicycle manufacturer Islabikes asked herself. The solution, it turns out, is simple, Islabikes will now rent out
The United States wastes enough energy every year to power the UK for seven years. While there has been plenty of focus on the need to transition to an economy powered by renewable energy sources, rather than fossil fuels, the structural waste issues within the system itself should not be
With a non-iridescent shade of their colour, which doesn’t change regardless of the angle you view it from, the blue tarantula represents a fascinating example of natural evolution. Furthermore, beyond being spectacular to look at, scientists and biomimicry designers now believe that the way in which the blue tarantula produces
What are some of the trends in storing, communicating, and using big data when it comes to materials, and what impact could this have on the circular economy?
One of the world’s leading bioeconomy companies, Novamont, has opened the world’s first production plant for biological butanediol (BDO) on an industrial scale derived directly from sugars using bacteria. It might sound like technical details, but Novamont’s latest innovation could enable the production of materials like bioplastics from 100% renewable
Transitioning from petrol-fuelled cars to electric vehicles is widely predicted to happen over the course of the next 10 to 20 years. However, a new German startup called Sono Motors is already exploring technology that could take that transition one step further – the potential for a solar-powered electric vehicle
t is often observed that the pace of innovation within the construction and building industry appears to be slow. Comparably, most buildings having a longer lifespan than furniture, phones, and cars, so constant iteration and improvement is likely to be more difficult. However, recent years have seen some impressive technologies
Um relatório recém publicado pelo Painel de Recursos Internacionais do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente mostra um quadro extremamente preocupante: a fome de recursos por parte da economia global não cessa de aumentar. A ambição de fazer mais com menos sequer iniciou sua concretização. O mundo está