Green tech finds (1/20/11)
Green tech spanning the globe, from Ohio to New York City to Algeria… your finds for the week.
- What’s up with switchgrass: Remember all the discussion about biofuels produced from switchgrass? The talk’s died down, but the experimentation hasn’t… but there are still some arguments out there about the efficiency of this feedstock.
- Ohio’s green economy: Ohio? Really? While it’s still small and growing, this Rust Belt state made the most of the manufacturing infrastructure already in place to create green jobs. (via Calfinder’s Residential Solar blog)
- Water from potatoes: That’s a model PepsiCo UK and Ireland is trying out in partnership with the producer of the Walkers crisp brand. The goal: take the cola company’s main manufacturing plants off the water grid by 2018.
- 100% renewable energy? A new study in the journal Energy Policy lays out the possibility of reaching this goal… by 2030.
- Empire State Building hits green milestone: Not only has the landmark building undergone an green building transformation; it’s now also the largest commercial purchaser of renewable energy in the state. (via Care2)
- Algeria to build green city: Recognizing the global trend towards urbanization, Algeria plans to incorporate a wide range of renewable and energy efficiency features into the planned city of Boughzoul. (via Cleantechies)
- The solar-powered laptop backpack: You may be thinking “this isn’t new,” but the Androcell backpack concept doesn’t just collect power and store your laptop… it is your laptop. (via EarthTechling)
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