Ecotechnology News

Groundbreaking technology heightens organic solar cells’ performance

Researchers working at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have developed a novel technology that can enhance the efficiency of organic solar cells.

Banning the landfill of wind turbine blades in Europe

WindEurope has appealed for a landfill ban on decommissioned wind turbine blades across the continent by 2025.

New electrode coating boosts performance of a photovoltaic cell

A KAUST led study has revealed that a single-molecule layer electrode coating can boost the performance of an organic photovoltaic cell.

€17.5 billion for fair and inclusive green transition in Europe

The European Council has adopted a new regulation establishing a €17.5 billion fund to ensure that Europe’s green transition is fair and inclusive.

Using technology to identify sources of plastic in the ocean

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are working to create a model that will tackle the problem of plastic in the ocean, showing where it collects and where it comes from.

Enhancing the efficiency of solar panels with holographic light

A recently developed holographic light collector increases the efficiency of solar panels with an energy conversion increase of around 5% over a year.

Smart financing Britain’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Brian Foster, Head of Industry Finance at Siemens Financial Services, UK, discusses how hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could be financed in order to play a role in Britain’s zero carbon future.

Fossil fuel emissions may be skewing data from marine ecosystems

A novel tool has been developed that will enable scientists to determine how centuries of fossil fuel emissions may be distorting the data they collect from marine ecosystems.  

Energy target sparks French renewable energy revolution

New EU policy has prompted France to innovate its renewable energy strategy, with the aims of becoming Europe’s leaders in green energy.

Novel enzyme system for the hydrogen industry

An international research team has discovered an enzyme system for the hydrogen industry that can produce hydrogen using electricity and vice versa.

Successful hydroxide ion conductivity improves fuel cell performance

Researchers have successfully performed hydroxide ion conductivity, potentially advancing anion exchange membrane fuel cell technology.

Manufacturing industrially applicable materials from CO2

Novel method turns CO2 into a precious industrial material called silicon carbide, turning greenhouse gas emissions into economic resources.

Using Artificial Intelligence to effectively monitor water quality

Researchers at the University of Stirling have developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) to monitor water quality more effectively.

Technological improvements in precision crop irrigation

Scientists at University of Illinois have identified solutions that could lead to technological advancements in precision crop irrigation.

Making the pig farming industry more environmentally friendly

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed a system for treating wastewater from pig farming, making the industry more sustainable.

Breaking down biodegradable plastics with new and faster process

Scientists have developed a way to break down biodegradable plastics in only a few weeks using just water and heat.

Lowering CO2 emissions through the use of a new perovskite catalyst

The development of a novel perovskite catalyst may potentially pioneer new technology in the battle against C02 emissions.


The latest ecotechnology news from organisations researching, developing, demonstrating and promoting ecologically sympathetic techniques to save energy and reduce waste.

Ecotechnology and it’s implementation looks at the use of technologies for improved ecosystem management based on a deep understanding of principles on which natural ecological systems are built.

The goal of ecotechnology is to facilitate the transfer of such principles into ecosystem management in a way which can help reduce the global impact of energy and waste production.