Preparing for the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System

In preparation for the launch of the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System, the BioMonitor project participated in this year’s Community of Practice Workshop hosted by...

Horizon 2020 project to create a value chain system for aquaculture

A Horizon 2020 project has developed a sustainable and profitable value chain system for aquaculture production in the Atlantic regions. All Atlantic Ocean Sustainable, Profitable...

New wearable energy harvesting textile harnesses solar power

Researchers create a new energy harvesting textile that allows the wearer to harness solar energy to be converted into electrical energy. According to their 2030...

European biodiversity: 81% of protected habitat in poor condition

The European Commission has published its latest assessment of European biodiversity and a comprehensive overview of the most vulnerable habitats protected under EU law. Intensive...

Sustainable building products: the factors to consider

James Brueton of Envirobuild speaks to Innovation News Network about sustainable building products and how legislation and cost will be the main driving force for a circular economy in the built environment. Construction and demolition waste from the built environment...

Sea Machines Robotics: paving the way for a new era of maritime

Sea Machines Robotics is retooling the marine industry with autonomous technology, one vessel at a time. Although 77% of the planet is covered in water and 90% of the world’s cargo is carried aboard ships, the marine industry – one...

Destabilising our diesel fleet to prevent air pollution

Andrzej Jagusiewicz, president of the European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection, explores how air pollution is affecting the lives of Europeans and how our air can be purified. Toxic air pollution is the main cause of disease and...

Hatteland Display’s new screen technology improves ship safety and efficiency

Leading maritime display and computer manufacturer Hatteland Display AS has cutting-edge technology to optimise bridge systems for tomorrow’s merchant ships. It hardly needs pointing out that the waterways of the world are becoming increasingly congested. As a direct consequence of...

CAT – Supply of spare parts, overhaul/repair & reconditioning

Captain Sven Fromm outlines how Clever Marine Services Ltd has evolved to offer supply of spare parts, and a full suite of repair and refurbishment services. We were your typical independent marine and offshore engine/machinery repair company which also supplied...

Masters of magic: using marginal lands for growing industrial crops

Dr Efthymia Alexopoulou of the Centre for Renewable Sources and Energy Saving (CRES) describes the use of marginal lands for growing industrial crops (MAGIC). Industrial crops can provide abundant renewable biomass feedstocks for the production of high added-value bio-based commodities...

Can a lithium-ion battery fire be put out on a vessel?

aentron details the risks associated with lithium-ion battery fires on large vessels and briefly outlines an innovative lithium-ion battery fire suppression system for maritime vessels. Of all the threats that universally scare ship captains the most, sinking is probably at...

SIWI®: The automated hitch system transforming agriculture

The SIWI® automated hitch system is poised to revolutionise agriculture in Europe by boosting productivity and promoting safety on farms. Steen N Jensen explains more. With more than 14 million farmers and its trade being placed at around €19bn, agriculture...

The air filtration method reducing the impact of pollution

Smart Separations has created a low-cost and versatile air filtration method for separating micron-sized particles. This novel technology has a wide range of applications across multiple industries, such as stem cell and blood research, the lowering of industrial emissions, and...

Health and usage monitoring systems – from aerospace to shipping

CEO Thomas JJ Meyer describes how Machine Prognostics AS is introducing health and usage monitoring systems to the shipping industry. First developed as a result of the 1986 Chinook crash killing 44 passengers, health and usage monitoring systems are nowadays...


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