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May 20, 2011 10:00 am | Comments

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Felistas Coutinho, Managing Director of Tujijenge Tanzania

November 4, 2010 8:26 am | Comments

Felistas Coutinho is the Managing Director of Tujijenge Tanzania, an innovative microfinance institution that is providing loans for clean energy (www.tujijengeafrika.org). In this podcast interview with host Paul Rippey, Felistas talks about all she has learned over the last decade of...

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Felistus Coutinho, Managing Director of Tujujenge Tanzania

November 3, 2010 10:26 am | Comments

Felistus Coutinho is the Managing Director of Tujujenge Tanzania, an innovative microfinance institution that is providing loans for clean energy (www.tujijengeafrika.org). In this podcast interview with host Paul Rippey, Felistus talks about all she has learned over the last decade of...

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Our Sustainable Future: Roadmap for preserving the planet

June 10, 2010 6:25 am | Comments

The United States could completely stop emissions of carbon dioxide from coal-fired electric power plants? A crucial step for controlling global warming? Within 20 years by using technology that already exists or could become commercially available within a decade, scientists are...

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Our Sustainable Future: Decomposing BPA-containing plastic using a “fungus among us”

May 14, 2010 7:25 am | Comments

Scientists are reporting discovery of a more sustainable way of disposing of plastics that contain bisphenol A (BPA) — without releasing that potentially harmful substance to the environment. The new method involves exposing polycarbonate plastic waste to ultraviolet light and heat. Just...

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Dipal Barua, Bright Green Energy Foundation

May 10, 2010 10:57 am | Comments

Dipal Barua was the Founding Managing Director of Grameen Shakti, which was a pioneer and remains a leader in partnering with microfinance networks for the distribution of clean energy products. He was the recipient of the first Zayed Future Energy Prize, given in 2009, and has recently...

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Leonida Bironga and Solar Lamps

April 13, 2010 7:25 am | Comments

This special Energy Links podcast features interviews recorded in the field, in Nyanza Province in Western Kenya, with savings group members who have purchased solar lamps. The lamps have been sold by one of the entrepreneur franchisees working for CARE to train savings groups - Leonida...

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Basotect: An intelligent foam with many applications

March 17, 2010 2:27 am | by BASF Podcast | Comments

Basotect is an intelligent foam which, thanks to its versatility, can be used in simple as well as technically demanding applications. It can be used for cleaning hard surfaces, as a sound absorber in sound studios or as thermal and sound insulation in the aerospace industry. The material...

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A potato with a special starch

March 3, 2010 7:28 am | by BASF Podcast | Comments

This is a special edition of BASF's audio magazine for innovations on the occasion of the EU approval for commercial cultivation of the starch potato Amflora. With the help of plant biotechnology BASF developed a special potato named Amflora. The starch derived from Amflora has only one...

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New Fuels: An “artificial leaf” for making solar-energy

February 28, 2010 7:30 pm | Comments

Scientists are making progress toward development of an “artificial leaf” that mimics a real leaf’s chemical magic with photosynthesis — but instead converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol for cars and trucks.Intro theme and music by Kevin MacLeod. Creative Commons...

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Providing Safe Foods: Heat forms potentially harmful substance in high-fructose corn syrup

February 28, 2010 7:30 pm | Comments

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), that ubiquitous sweetener in soda, fruit drinks and processed foods, may pose another problem besides adding on the pounds. Researchers have found that heating the syrup promotes formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the corn...

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iGloss: Scratch-resistant clearcoat for cars

February 17, 2010 12:23 am | by BASF Podcast | Comments

The new, extremely scratch-resistant clearcoat iGloss not only provides auto bodies with a brilliant and robust exterior, but also gives them even longer-lasting scratch resistance. To achieve this leap forward, the researchers modeled their work on nature, developing a "hybrid material"...

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Roey Rosenblith, co-founder of Village Energy in Uganda

January 14, 2010 4:26 am | Comments

Roey Rosenblith, co-founder of Village Energy (Uganda) Ltd, talks with host Paul Rippey about his start-up solar lighting company (http://tinyurl.com/VillageEnergy) which seeks to add maximum local value by assembling products in country. Roel also shares about his recent experiences as a...

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Promoting Personal Safety and National Security: Targeting Ricin

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | Comments

Today’s topic is research on new ways to detect and possibly treat poisoning from ricin, a potential bioterrorist agent.Intro theme and music by Kevin MacLeod. Creative Commons licensed audio from freesound.iua.upf.edu includes sounds by Halleck, samplecat and acclivity.

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Our Sustainable Future: Small generator, big applications

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | Comments

Today’s topic is research on creating a sustainable future. This discovery could render today’s landfill-bound batteries obsolete. Imagine if all you had to do to charge your iPod or your BlackBerry was to wave your hand, or stretch your arm, or take a walk? Intro theme and music by Kevin...

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