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Biotechnology Environmental Events

Ecological Engineering of Marine Infrastructure for Biosecurity webinar

The World Ocean Council (WOC) – the lead GloFouling Project Partner for engaging the global ocean business and investment community – invites interested parties to the GloFouling webinar: “Ecological Engineering of Marine Infrastructure for Biosecurity”Date: 20 August 2020Time: 9:00 am (BST)Registration: https://www.glofouling.imo.org/webinar/11The webinar is open to all participants without charge. The webinars are part of the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Partnerships Project which is working to

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Environmental Other Startups

Supporting the future of greener shipping

Environmental concerns are influencing a greater need for renewable and sustainable energy across the world with specialist technologies being at the forefront of new designs and solutions. As maritime industries begin to tackle the climate change issues, ports and shipping companies are looking for carbon-free alternatives by testing potential solutions for vessels. The requirement to

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Aquaculture & Fisheries Biotechnology Environmental Europe Ocean energy

3D printed coral to help energy production and coral reefs

Cambridge University and University of California San Diego researchers have 3D printed coral structures and used them as incubators for algae growth. They tested various types of microalgae and found growth rates were 100x higher than in standard liquid growth mediums. These 3D printed coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic

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Environmental AI

Seaclear: Autonomous robots that clean the ocean

Today’s oceans contain 26-66 million tons of waste, with approximately 94% located on the seafloor. So far, collection efforts have focused mostly on surface waste, with only a few local efforts to gather underwater waste, always involving human divers. No solution exists that exploits autonomous robots for underwater litter collection. A team of researchers in

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Accelerator Environmental Mentoring North America Ocean energy

Offshore Wind Challenge to Accelerate Technologies that Protect Marine Life

 Greentown Labs, one of the largest cleantech incubators in North America, and Vineyard Wind, developer of the first utility-scale offshore wind energy generation facility in the United States, are now accepting applications for the Offshore Wind Challenge. Greentown Labs and Vineyard Wind are seeking submissions from startups that are innovating in marine mammal monitoring, either surrounding data collection and

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Asia Environmental Investors

Cargill, Rainmaking and other partners launch decarbonization program

Cargill, Rainmaking and more than 10 industry partners, are launching a program in Singapore to decarbonize the maritime industry. The program, which is the first of its kind in Asia, will bring together startups and industry leaders to test and scale transformational technologies that can reduce CO2 emissions. “We know that Asia is a gateway

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Startups Environmental

Green concrete for maritime applications

ECOncrete provides green concrete for maritime applications, bio-enhancing concrete additives, science based designed forms and form liners. These solutions reduce the ecological footprint of ports, marinas, coastal protections schemes and urban waterfront projects, while adding to their structural integrity. Half of the world’s population concentrates along coastlines, and with an accelerated coastal development this inflicts

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Startups Environmental North America

Reclaimed ocean plastic and hemp packaging

Yesterday, we talked about products made from recycled ocean plastics and it seems today we have to add one more company to the list: Sana Packaging a startup the makes its products from hemp and reclaimed ocean plastic. The Denver-based company make its cannabis packaging using plant-based hemp plastic, recycled ocean plastic, and other sustainable

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