Shore-to-ship power
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Shore-to-ship power, reducing the environmental footprint of ships with grid connection

In 2000, the port of Gothenburg was home to a major technological breakthrough in the maritime industry. It was the first ever port to be equipped with shore-to-ship power by the Swiss-Swedish company ABB. This technology, also known as cold-ironing or shoreside power, consists in connecting ships to land-based electrical grids when ships are docked to power all the port activities such as loading, heating, cooling or lighting. […]

Mobile Aeroponics Farming, growing lettuce the green way
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Mobile Aeroponics Farming, growing lettuce the green way

Food waste is not only one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges – accounting for approximately 10% of CO2 emissions – it is also a reflection of a highly inefficient system. Indeed, society emits carbon to grow, harvest, transport, and package food, of which one third ends up in landfills, where it emits methane, a highly polluting greenhouse gas. None of it makes sense. […]

Ecorobotix
Green Business Award

EcoRobotix – environmental prize winner 2018

ecoRobotix develops, manufactures and distributes innovative energy-saving agricultural machines. These reduce the environmental pollution associated with modern agriculture and at the same time cut costs. […]

Gjosa, saving water one shower at a time
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Gjosa, saving water one shower at a time

In most developed countries, people take access to water for granted. But in some parts of the world, getting clean and drinkable water is a constant fight. According to the WWF, “some 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year”. […]

Kitro
Green Business Award

Kitro : reducing restaurants’ food waste

Have you ever experienced this guilty feeling when you take a yogurt from your fridge and realize from its mouldy look that it is expired? Or when you are at the restaurant, don’t manage to eat the entire portion and have to watch the waiter taking your half-full plate back in the kitchen ? […]

Joulia
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Joulia-Inline, the energy-efficient shower technology

In the EU, households represent 25% of the final user’s energy consumption. Within this sector, water heating is the second biggest use of energy after space heating (64.7%), it represents  14.5% of the energy use. Taking a hot shower to wake up in the morning or to relax after a long day is part of our daily routine, but in the process much energy is wasted. […]