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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 10 Feb, 2014 At 11:29 PM | Categorized As Green Business, Urban Farming | With 0 Comments
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Next month, Zero Carbon Food will start growing vegetables beneath the Northern line of the London Underground. The UK start-up will grow food next to the hundreds of restaurants that serve it. A special Eco-friendly benefit of growing produce underground is that temperature remains stable all year round, thus reducing energy use and costs. Learn [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 28 Jan, 2014 At 09:58 PM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Plastic2Oil transforms unsorted, unwashed waste plastic into ultra-clean fuel. The New York company lured Crayola into the Colorcycle program to turn used markers into Diesel Fuel. Back in March 2013, End Neoliberalism published an article about inventors who were using their machines to turn plastic back to oil at a competitive price ($1.5 a litre) [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 26 Dec, 2013 At 09:44 AM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Back in 2002, the world had only installed 2 GW of solar power. Today it is 100 GW, with 66% of that amount having been installed since 2010. At the current pace, solar energy capacity is expected to double every 2 years and this means that the world is only 16 years away from powering [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 4 Dec, 2013 At 10:23 PM | Categorized As Green Business, Upcycle | With 0 Comments
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The Ontario startup Temporal Power has turned used auto parts into a stainless-steel mechanical battery that stores enough energy from solar and wind to smooth out fluctuations in power supply, GreenBiz reports. Thanks to the support of the provincial government through subsidies and consulting, the company recently won a contract from HydroOne and received an [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 12 Nov, 2013 At 12:27 PM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Affordable, small, and with zero visual impact. Underwater kites have the potential to farm about 20 gigawatts, equal to the power generated by 10 nuclear power plants, from the current flowing off the Gulf of Mexico and into the Atlantic Ocean, Discovery News reports. The first underwater kite, Deep Green, was designed by the Swedish [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 5 Nov, 2013 At 11:23 PM | Categorized As 3D printing, Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Appalatch, the Asheville based apparel company, is raising funds via Kickstarter to mass produce the first 3D-printed sweater. The sweater will come with a price tag of $189, which is in the range of many premium apparel brands found in your nearby mall. Unlike major brands, however, Appalatch will print your sweater with zero waste [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 22 Oct, 2013 At 01:09 PM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Arizona, California, and New Jersey are the largest markets for residential solar installations and middle-class households constitute up to 79% of that market, according to a report by the Center for American Progress. The rapid growth of roof-top installations seems to be immune to the recession. 80% of all residential solar panel installations since 2000 [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 20 Oct, 2013 At 06:03 PM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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All Power Labs created a machine that turns biomass into cheap energy -less than 10 cents a kilowatt hour- without releasing any Co2 to the atmosphere. The carbon produced during the gasification process is actually converted into charcoal! Farmers can now produce eco-friendly energy and fertilizers using their agricultural leftovers, while saving a lot of [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 13 Oct, 2013 At 01:40 PM | Categorized As 3D printing, Green Business, Upcycle | With 0 Comments
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The story of Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a 33-year old inventor from Togo who built a 3D printer made of materials that he found in scrapyards, means more than an extraordinary example of how green entrepreneurs are pushing our economic potential by developing Cradle-to-Cradle economies that integrate upcycling with 3D printing and other green technologies or [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 10 Oct, 2013 At 11:50 PM | Categorized As Green Business | With 0 Comments
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Ecovative created the first surfboard made from mushrooms! Last week, their Cradle-to-Cradle certified technology was on display at The Boardroom Show in Costa Mesa, California. The US-based company started growing mushrooms to replace Styrofoam with packaging products that are strong, eco-friendly, and price competitive. Now Ecovative is showing that their biodegradable materials can be used [...]