Carbon Capture and Storage Market Could Top $236B in 2012

July 11, 2008

The global market for carbon capture and storage technologies is expected to top $236 billion in 2012 as governments around the globe struggle to reduce emissions and secure stable energy sources in an era of climate change and rising oil and gas prices, according to a new report.¹

¹ClimateBizz Staff

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Solar Power’s New Style

June 13, 2008

Mike Gering, CEO of the start-up Global Solar, picks his way along his factory floor, tracing the convoluted path that his thin-film solar panels follow from birth to shipping truck. The raw materials the workers carry are ultra-thin sheets of flexible plastic, which are then coated with a series of chemicals–indium, gallium, diselenide–that allows the module to turn sunlight into electricity.¹

¹Bryan Walsh, Time Magazine.

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Medical Manufacturing Suppliers Look to Clean Up

June 12, 2008

In the not-too-distant past, activists rallied against major corporations for their flagrant disregard for the environment in terms of waste output, harmful materials, and pollution-causing processes. But the tide has turned so that the companies and trades formerly viewed as the most heinous ecological offenders are now spearheading efforts for reducing industry’s carbon footprint.¹

¹Shana Leonard, Medical Product Manufacturing News

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Biotechnology has a Promising Future

May 23, 2008

According to a new technical market research report, Environmental Markets for Biotechnology, the U.S. market for environmental biotechnology products for waste treatment is expected to be worth $ 180.2 million in 2008. This is expected to increase to $ 261.3 million by 2013, a compound average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7%. The market is broken down into applications of microbial blends, nutrients, enzymes and microbes. Of these, ­microbial blends have the largest share of the environmental biotechnology market. Expected to be worth $ 89.2 million in 2008, this segment will increase to $ 130.6 million in 2013 for a CAGR of 7.9%.¹

¹BCC Research; http://www.bccresearch.com

² Process-Worldwide, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

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Lights Shine Promising Path for Growth of LED Auto Lamps

April 22, 2008

Energy conservation, long life span, zero maintenance, eco-friendliness, and easy operation have made semiconductor, or solid-state, lighting such as LED the darling among lighting technologies emerging to dethrone the incandescent and fluorescent light bulb.¹

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¹China Economic News, CENS.com

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