How is the world’s largest brewer going green? Which country stands to add €300 million to their economy by shifting to sustainable fishing? And, what is the ‘sustainability underground’?
This, and more, in the week’s ten biggest climate innovation stories.
Henning Larsen to revitalise Brussels region with rooftop farming and co-housing
The Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen Architects, in collaboration with Architects A2RC, recently won a design competition to redevelop Brussels’ Key West area. The masterplan will introduce new housing, community facilities, and stronger ties to the waterfront and urban farming.
— Contract Magazine (@contractmag) April 6, 2018
World’s largest brewer develops greener way to put bubbles in beer
The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev, is rolling out what it claims is a greener way to put bubbles in beer and reduce its CO2 emissions by five per cent.
“We look forward to working together with local partners to find new ways to protect our environment and communities.” Read about our President Jason Warner on AB InBev’s 2025 Sustainability Goals in @AsianTrader magazine #ABInBev100+ #Sustainability100+ https://t.co/zJOSrnJ8Pf
— AB InBev UK&I (@ABInBevUKI_News) April 4, 2018
Electric buses in cities: Driving towards cleaner air and lower CO2
Key findings in the report, “Electric Buses in Cities: Driving Towards Cleaner Air and Lower CO2”, authored by BNEF on behalf of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, highlight e-buses’ competitiveness with conventional diesel and CNG fueled buses.
As the world’s urban population continues to grow, identifying sustainable transport options is becoming more critical. Electric vehicles are one of the most promising ways of reducing harmful emissions and improving overall air quality in cities. https://t.co/LSgmGHcYNA
— C40 Cities (@c40cities) April 11, 2018
Experimental furniture eyeing urban regeneration pops up in Madrid
Enorme Studio teamed up with MINI to create an urban installation that taps into concepts of sustainability and urban regeneration. Called Mountain on the Moon, the experimental project comprises three mobile structures: A glass house/office and terraced bench seating units with attractive greenery on either side.
— inhabitat (@inhabitat) April 9, 2018
UK could create 5,000 jobs by moving to sustainable fishing, says report
Moving to sustainable catches of the most important species of fish would generate 5,000 new jobs and add more than €300 million a year to the economy, after the UK leaves the EU’s common fisheries policy, a new report has found.
Moving to sustainable catches of the most important species of fish would generate 5,000 new jobs and add more than £300m a year to the economy, after the UK leaves the EU’s common fisheries policy, a new report has found https://t.co/sUWPqkwKs5 #Brexit #fishing
— Will Yeates (@WYeates) April 11, 2018
Yarn-like rechargeable zinc battery could power smart clothes and wearables
Researchers have shaped a rechargeable zinc-ion battery into an elastic yarn that churns out power when bent, stretched, washed with water, and even cut.
This new yarn battery retains 95% of its capacity when bent, knotted, twisted, and stretched up to 3x its original length. https://t.co/sIVC07APTM
— IEEE Spectrum (@IEEESpectrum) April 12, 2018
Something delicious is growing in the ‘sustainability underground’
Growing Underground is an urban hydroponics farm housed in refurbished WWII bunkers just 100 feet under the streets of Clapham in South London.
— CleanAcres (@CleanAcresCTC) April 10, 2018
Sustainable ‘circular economy’ principles inform Amsterdam’s flexible Circl pavilion
Interdisciplinary design studio DoepelStrijkers designed the interiors of the Circl pavilion, a sustainably-minded space founded on the principles of the circular and inclusive economy. Located on the lower floors of Dutch banking group ABN AMRO’s headquarters in Amsterdam, the Circl pavilion emphasises reusability throughout, from material choice to spatial design.
@DoepelStrijkers designed a circular interior for @CirclNL , a pavilion initiated by @AA_Innovation AMRO.
The interior on ground level offers endless configurations due to movable horizontal and vertical elements. pic.twitter.com/YPrRGcL1WX
— Eline Strijkers (@ElineStrijkers) November 6, 2017
The edible solutions to the plastic-packaging crisis
A UK startup making water containers from seaweed is one of many businesses thinking of food-based answers to the global problem of plastic.
The edible solutions to the plastic-packaging crisis https://t.co/iTtCoIX5zr
— Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) April 9, 2018
Water from the air—the perfect solution?
We’ve heard about devices that extract water from thin air—after all, your air conditioner does this all the time, so the principle of condensing water vapor is not that difficult to understand—but we wondered if any industrial scale solutions were out there. They are.
— CleanTechnica (@cleantechnica) April 10, 2018