Infographic: Sustainable Technology

Recently the Chinese government published a white paper stating the current status and possible future outcome of its rare earth minerals industry – it wasn’t good news. There are several huge challenges that face the industry and need to be rectified in the near future if we want to continue to use rare earth minerals. […]

ESA Reports on Biofuels and Sustainability

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) published four Biofuels and Sustainability Reports. Biofuels, generally defined as liquid fuels derived from biological materials, can be made from plants, vegetable oils, forest products, or waste materials. The raw materials can be grown specifically for fuel purposes, or can be the residues or wastes of existing supply and […]

PlanIT Valley: The First Sustainable City in the World

PlanIT Valley promises to be the first sustainable city from an economic, social, technological and environmental point of view. The story begins as many others, on a local level: Miguel Rodrigues, a Portuguese entrepreneur, simply wanted to build an electric car factory in Paredes, near Porto (Portugal). But the idea quickly jumped borders, transformed itself […]