Asian-Style Green Revolution Unsuitable for Africa

The Asian Green Revolution has been amazing, but Ghana has found that it is not one size fits all. Agricultural intensification and greening requires that the process be adjusted to the local climate and flora. While rice and wheat were easily ramped up in Asia, these crops do not grow as well in most African climates. The lessons for the green revolution in Asia have been well-learned, though, and Ghana is forging its own way ahead.

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Mark Masselli

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Alternative Fuel Projects Given 80 Million Pound Boost

Fuel cell vans and hybrid buses are just the latest projects to receive funding from the UK’s special fund for innovative green technologies. 32.8 Million Pounds have been allocated so far for public transit research and development, and the results so far have not been disappointing. The Advanced Propulsion Center, backed by the UK Government and the country’s automotive industry, is behind the grants.

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Mark Masselli

George Mason University Students Fight Fire With Sound Waves

Students at George Mason University, in Virginia, has found a new way to fight fires. Their innovative fire extinguisher works off of sound waves, extinguishing flames without any chemicals like those used in commercial fire extinguishers. It can even put out grease fires in kitchens, a notoriously common problem. No pollution and safe for all to use, this green technology gets two thumbs up.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Green Technology in the Construction Industry

An upcoming trade show in Bahrain will focus on green technology in the construction industry. There will be seminars, discussions, and even workshops about the new technology on show. Energy efficient products and sustainability are both in high demand in today’s world, and this has sped innovation throughout the industry.

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Mark Masselli

Green Technology is Key to Sustainable Development

Lots of climate problems that seemed far off only a decade ago are right on our doorstep. The last few years have seen a rise in desertification, global warming, and extreme weather phenomena. This author’s op-ed covers multiple solutions we can implement to enact the green energy revolution our Earth needs. These include greater subsidies for green energy, stronger international treaties, and the future use of hydrogen fuel cells. Read the whole thing here.

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Mark Masselli

Swedish Delegation Provides Joint Solution for Local Problems

In Hyderabad, India, local authorities have been struggling with two problems. One is safe waste disposal, and the other is ensuring an adequate power supply. For a Swedish team in town, these go hand in hand. By burning waste, Hyderabad can use that power to provide energy to its grid. Approximately 3/8 of their waste is estimated to be usable for this project. No part of the project is wasted; it focuses on total resource allocation.

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Mark Masselli

Penang Government Promotes Green Technology

The government in Penang, Malaysia, is providing monetary incentives to any building owners who install rain water harvesting systems this year. It is aimed at promoting healthy water use patterns, as water consumption in Penang is currently the highest in all of Malaysia. This is only one of eight sustainability projects for which his administration has allocated funds.

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Mark Masselli

Green Technology for Leather Tanning from CSIR

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has announced a green breakthrough for the leather industry. They have come up with a new dispersing agent which halves the amount of water necessary for the tanning process. In India alone, this will save 200 million liters of water daily. Another part of the process has been sped up from 72 tours to just 30 minutes.

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Mark Masselli

Green Technology Driving Innovation in India’s Auto Sector

The Vice Chancellor of Anne University in Chennai, India, spoke about the importance of green technology in India’s automotive sector. Advances in fuel efficiency and pollution abatement have been pushing the industry further towards the technological cutting edge. This is not only good for India’s ability to compete on the global market, but it is providing jobs for its young engineer.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli