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Green tech finds (6/3/10)


Monster bikes, phosphorous from sewage, and hybrid luxury yachts… your green tech finds for the week.

  • Pedal-powered police patrols? Yes, some police departments have bikes in their vehicle mix, but the low-tech patrol vehicle designed by the Hampshire Constabulary and students at the Ringwood Comprehensive School will be used for competition in the upcoming British Pedal Car Grand Prix. (via Greenopolis)

  • Social media and the oil spill: Mashable has a round-up of four social media efforts aimed at helping with clean-up of and recovery from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • Worried about traffic while biking? Dutch drivers likely get out of the way of the Monsterbike… watch the video above. (via Planetsave and Treehugger)

  • Poop to phosphorous: Heard of Peak Phosophorous? Me either, but apparently this vital component of commercial fertilizers is running low. Canadian company Ostara has figured out how to extract it from sewage… (via MNN and Fast Company)

  • The mother of all motherboards: Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) claims its new energy-efficient motherboards (based on the company’s “Deep Green Technology“) already beat EUP standards… for 2013. (via techtree)

  • GM buying into the Pickens Plan? Looks like it… the company will roll out natural gas versions of its Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans. These vehicles aren’t aimed at the consumer market; in line with Pickens, GM’s targeting vehicle fleet owners.

  • Green yachts? Sounds like a contradiction in terms, but Sauter Carbon Offset Design has developed a concept for a plug-in hybrid “super yacht.” Start saving…  (via Gas 2.0)



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