Habits & Hooks: Changing Consumer Behavior

September 14, 2020 by  
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Habits & Hooks: Changing Consumer Behavior How can companies shift consumer behaviors to advance circular outcomes? What do recycling, reusable packaging and rentals all have in common? They rely on consumer behavior to succeed. From renting a dress to successfully using a blue bin, the consumer plays an active role in returning materials and ensuring circular outcomes. But when a consumer is unfamiliar or unwilling to participate, circular initiatives and business models can fail. How can you encourage your consumers to change their behavior and ensure circular success? Learn from practitioners and researchers who are studying and provoking consumer behavior change. Speakers Lindsey Boyle, Founder, Circular Citizen Brian Reilly, CEO, Muuse Dr. Karen Winterich, Professor of Marketing, Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow, Pennsylvania State University Holly Secon Mon, 09/14/2020 – 14:21 Featured Off

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Scientists combine coal waste and algae to create a new super-clean fuel

December 21, 2015 by  
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Scientists have discovered a new, clean-burning fuel made from unlikely ingredients: coal dust and algae. Coalgae is easy to produce, low in cost, and burns without smoke, and researchers believe it can be make a major dent in crude oil imports. It also provides a market for reusing the 50-million to 60-million tonnes of coal dust produced annually as a byproduct of the coal mining industry. This discovery has the potential to save South Africa up to 40 percent of its crude oil imports. Read the rest of Scientists combine coal waste and algae to create a new super-clean fuel

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Daylit Ghent house extension by Atelier Vens Vanbelle looks like a geometric forest

December 21, 2015 by  
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Egyptian researchers developed a cost-effective method for cleaning saltwater in just minutes

September 9, 2015 by  
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Finding ways to create clean drinking water where there is none is a field of constant innovation. Desalination, the process of filtering seawater to make it fit for human use, is perhaps the most common and researchers around the globe are on a quest to bring cost-effective and portable desalination technology to rural areas where it is desperately needed. So it’s exciting news that  researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt have developed a promising new method that can turn salt water into fresh water in just a few minutes. Read the rest of Egyptian researchers developed a cost-effective method for cleaning saltwater in just minutes

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Scientists discover more biodiverse deepwater reef than the Great Barrier Reef

August 28, 2015 by  
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Park officials in the southern Australian province of Victoria say a deepwater reef has been discovered there that may have more coral, sponge, and fish than the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is in  Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park near Melbourne, and researchers have been exploring it using a remote-controlled vessel. The footage that came back from these explorations leads officials at Parks Victoria to say the reef is a “particularly exciting find.” Read the rest of Scientists discover more biodiverse deepwater reef than the Great Barrier Reef

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Making Bio-Based Rocket Fuel

March 27, 2014 by  
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Rocket fuel is the latest in a long line of fuels being developed from bio sources instead of being produced from petrochemicals. Numerous other fuels have been developed from bio-diesel and synthetic gasolines to aviation fuels are now being made from microorganisms or from converting bio feedstocks. And now, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have been able to produce a key component of JP-10 high energy fuel from bacterial sources. Pinene is a component that is used in fuels that are used for missiles and rockets. It is found in tree sap, but it is primarily extracted from crude oil. Since only a small amount of pinene can be produced from each barrel of crude oil, it is expensive and difficult to obtain. The researchers developed strains of E. coli which has been able to produce small quantities of pinene in the laboratory. There are still further steps to take before this becomes scalable and commercially viable, but the initial development has been the major milestone, and researchers on the project expect to be able to further improve the process as they continue their work. There is also a much stronger economic drive to develop bio-based rocket fuel as compared to other fuels. At present, petroleum-based JP-10 costs about $25 per gallon, so a difference of a dollar or two per gallon could be significant, as well as being able to produce fuel for space travel without needing ot rely on petrochemical sources. image: CC BY-SA 3.0 by Image courtesy of SpaceX/Wikimedia Commons via: Solar Thermal Magazine

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GM to Hire 1,000 Engineers & Researchers to Develop Electric Vehicles

December 1, 2010 by  
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New Superconducting Magnet Breaks Records with a Lower Carbon Footprint

December 2, 2009 by  
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Florida State University has just announced that it is chipping in $1 million toward the cost of a $3 million magnet to be constructed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory .  The new high tech magnet is expected to generate a field about 45% more powerful than the strongest superconducting magnet currently available, or roughly 3,000 times stronger than an ordinary refrigerator magnet. Behind that strength is a sustainable purpose: the new magnet will be made of a high-temperature superconductor that is more energy efficient and far less expensive to operate than its conventional counterparts.  If it proves successful – and researchers at the lab have every expectation that it will be – it could mark the beginning of a new generation of super powerful magnets that help lower both the cost and the carbon footprint of scientific research. Read more of this story »

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6,000 Camels to be Shot to Death in “Humane” Aerial Cull

December 2, 2009 by  
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Thousands of feral camels, in search of water, are reportedly wreaking havoc on the small Australian town of Docker River.  The dromedaries are destroying property and infrastructure and have reportedly overtaken the airstrip.   Some of the thirsty camels have been killed in stampedes at watering holes, contaminating the town’s water supply.  Authorities call the situation critical.  Read more of this story »

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