Green tech finds (2/11/10)

Article: Green tech finds (2/11/10)

New skins for old buildings, hybrid race cars, and solar chargers that work inside… your green tech finds for the week.

  • Reskinning old buildings: New green buildings are great, but what about older, existing structures? Australia-based Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has conceived of a building “skin” that “which could create a microclimate, cooling the building inside,” and could contain all sorts of sustainable goodies like solar panels and rainwater collection systems. (via Fast Company)

  • Poop to carbon capture: West Virginia chicked farmer Josh Frye is trying to do his part to curb climate change — and make a little extra money — by turning chicken manure into biochar.

Biochar: A Great New Carbon Negative Fertilizer

Article: Biochar: A Great New Carbon Negative Fertilizer

Imagine a material that is good for your plants, increases the yield and is made from a process that takes carbon out of the air and sequesters it in solid materials that takes hundreds of years to degrade. You have just discovered Biochar, a new by-product made from coal processing. No doubt, this is exciting…