Sustainability

Electric Auke #7: “Storm on the way in car industry”

Every week, together with Electric Vehicle (EV) specialist and Innovation Origins columnist Auke Hoekstra, we look at what has caught his attention in current affairs or what he has encountered when it comes to making our Earth more sustainable. Volkswagen CEO Herbert...

Start-up of the Day: Convert your old diesel into a hybrid

We have to abandon fossil fuels. Combustion engines in cars and vans are being replaced by batteries. Electric driving is a good solution for passenger cars, but for vans it is more complicated. Fully electric vans often have insufficient charging capacity as the...

Reforestation may cause rivers to dry up

Trees are regarded as the lungs of the earth. That's because they absorb and store carbon dioxide greenhouse gases as they grow. And that's also why climate conservationists around the globe are calling for reforestation and replanting to replace lost areas of cleared...

Colonies on the moon soon? ESA may well make it happen

Since time immemorial, people have dreamt of life on the moon. As early as the 1970s, the British science fiction series "Moon Base Alpha 1" depicted what life could be like there. However, this dream seemed almost impossible due to the inhospitable conditions on the...

Follow-up: How shipping will become greener

If The Netherlands intends to meet the Paris climate targets, sea and inland shipping must also commit to them. As in become climate-neutral vessels. In the Port of Rotterdam, a number of companies are planning to supply power to ships that dock via a shore-based...

Reforestation may cause rivers to dry up

Trees are regarded as the lungs of the earth. That’s because they absorb and store carbon dioxide greenhouse gases as they grow. And that’s also why climate conservationists around the...

Follow-up: How shipping will become greener

If The Netherlands intends to meet the Paris climate targets, sea and inland shipping must also commit to them. As in become climate-neutral vessels. In the Port of Rotterdam, a number of companies...

Start-up of the week: Hours of guilt-free shower time

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day...

Start-up of the Day: Hydraloop, a nice long shower!

Hydraloop is the big winner at the American tech and innovation fair CES! The Dutch water-recycling system for both households and businesses came out on top at the American Consumer and Electronics...

Shore power makes shipping cleaner again

The energy transition is in full swing. Huge efforts are underway to reduce the emissions of CO2 and other pollutants. Some sectors are succeeding better and better, but it remains difficult for the...

Reach climate targets? Convert CO2 into formic acid

Simply reducing CO2 emissions is probably not enough to meet the Paris climate targets. The amount of CO2 that’s already in the air must also be lowered. Students at Eindhoven University of...

In Spain, the sun doesn’t rise for nothing

Steven van den Heuvel is starting off 2020 full of energy. This should be the year when the company Vesqa will gain a serious foothold in Spain. What’s more, as a new innovative player, the...

Start-up of the week: Tinder for carpoolers

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day...

Best read: Fish poop makes great plant manure

As early as the early 1990s, Adri Bout had already realized that fishing ‘would become a niche, something quite special’. Bout managed to set up a successful fish farm after plenty of...

Smarter innovation with Asperger’s

Students of today are the engineers of the future. They are facing major societal challenges in areas such as sustainability and the environment. But what is it like to work on a groundbreaking...

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