Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Cleantech ticker: 14 April 2009

tickerCleantech news as it happens — check back for regular updates:

  • Spending on global carbon offset projects has declined this year and is likely to continue doing so until nations can agree to a new international treaty on climate change, the Worldwatch Institute reports;
  • Some of the world’s top computer science and engineering students will gather in Stockholm next week for the “Battle of the Brains,” a competition of 100 three-person teams with the goal of solving a dozen problems modeled after real-world business challenges;
  • Frost & Sullivan have released a report about water-to-water heat pumps, in which hot water is captured and relocated to a second heating stage, where the temperature is raised and the water is used as a heating source for a building’s heating requirements;
  • Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered iron-based “green” catalysts that might replace the more expensive and toxic platinum metals typically used in industrial chemical processes to produce drugs, fragrances and flavours;
  • Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects damage to a military vehicle’s suspension when the vehicle drives over a speedbump-like “diagnostic cleat” with sensors;
  • Scientists conducting experiments at the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 have concluded that climate change will cause piñon pines across the US Southwest to die off five times as fast even if droughts are no worse than in the past.

The Global View creates and curates research, perspectives and intelligence on the modern leader’s agenda.

Subscribe Now

Get our latest research papers and amazing posts directly in your email.

Loading

The   Global view © 2024. All Rights Reserved.