Circular Economy / 01.08.2018

Carbon is bad for the climate; that’s now common knowledge. But there is also “good” carbon, which makes it possible for us to store CO2and helps us to cool the climate down. The ‘Fachverband Pflanzenkohle’ [Specialist Association for Vegetable Carbon] now intends to provide information and support for “good” carbon. Dr Susanne Vester, Chairperson of the Fachverband Pflanzenkohle, explained to me everything that the “good” vegetable carbon is capable of and how it is produced:   “Vegetable carbon has many properties! It is used as an additive in skin cream, feed,...

Circular Economy, general, power, processes / 09.05.2018

According to information from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, around 60 million people across the globe are registered as refugees. They are fleeing from war, violence and land theft to secure raw material supply. Among their number are those people who have been robbed of their livelihood due to ecological crises such as droughts or flooding. The precise combination of poverty, exploitation, violence, environmental disasters and lack of opportunities causes people to flee. At the same time, obsessive consumerism rages in our societies and continues to grow. We are...

Circular Economy / 06.03.2018

The green tech network ecoliance is getting into pole position for the future. The members of the network are happy to present its new and old board. From now on i will lead a process for future focus work in close relationship with the members of the green tech network Greater Green, which reaches out to Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The network is sponsored by the European Commission....

Circular Economy, general / 22.02.2018

I can not imagine and will not accept that it takes us only 5 seconds to produce or 5 minutes to use, what takes nature 500 years to ecologically dismantle and absorbe. And exactly this is what happens with about 142 million tons of plastics in our oceans. Let’s upcycle and regain the values out of waste. The volume of services of green technologies is calculated to grow by 20 % until 2025 up to 2,400 billion Euros. Green bonds and investments, that’s the future. I am offering you network...

power / 23.01.2018

The current pace of the energy transition means that it will be 2150 before we are able to achieve our goals. This was the finding of a study at HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences. The Head of the German Energy Agency confirms this assessment. “From now on, CO2 emissions must be reduced at twice the rate as they have been on average since 1990”, says Andreas Kuhlmann about the exploratory findings related to the climate targets negotiated by the Grand Coalition, whitewashing the exploratory findings. How is that...

Circular Economy, highlights / 23.01.2018

Fundamental questions regarding sustainable production within the industrial society remain unanswered. Climate change, the necessary protection of natural resources and the sustainability objectives of the United Nations are just some of the key concepts of this topic. The issue of energy transition and the necessary CO2 saving resulting from it are considered to be socially understood and strategies for energy transition are being implemented. Nonetheless, the raw material transition is not an issue that is socially understood or discussed, either in terms of its scope or its significance....