Green tech finds (12/10/09)

Another week, another group of green tech finds. First, a few more from Finland:

  • Jen Boynton at TriplePundit discusses four game-changing technologies you’ve never heard of…
  • Ian Thomson at Cleantechies gives his opinion of Tekes, Finland’s government agency for funding R&D and start-ups… I had a different take on this organization at sustainablog.
  • Alexander Trompke at provides an overview of our tour… along with considerations of potential greenwashing (in German).
  • Karl Burkart at MNN takes a look at Eniram, the Finnish start-up creating technology to reduce emissions from ships.

In other news…

  • A carpool lane for green tech patents: Got a green tech invention up your sleeve? The US Patent and Trademarks Office is piloting a program “…to accelerate the examination of certain “green” technology patent applications.” (via CNET GreenTech)
  • Carbon-absorbing plastic: The US Department of Energy has just awarded $50 million to Myriant Technologies LLC for development of a sorghum-based bioplastic that absorbs more CO2 than it produces. (via Cleantechnica)
  • A gift for the budding green techie: The Fuel Cell X7 is an experiment kit that guides kids through the building of a small fuel-cell powered car. (via Eco Tech Daily)
  • Tree-hunting in NYC? The Trees Near You iPhone app provides tons of information on trees in the Big Apple. (via Huffpo Green)

What did you find this week? Let us know…

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