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Clean-Tech Companies Among 2015 Tech Pioneers

Clean-tech companies including Cambrian Innovations, Genomatica and Autogrid are among the 24 Technology Pioneers selected by the World Economic Forum as companies at the forefront of their industries for 2015. As Technology Pioneers, the companies have demonstrated the ability to harness creativity to design and create transformative products and technologies, … Read more »

Dell Builds PC from Recycled Plastic, Electronics

Dell Builds PC from Recycled Plastic, Electronics

Dell, in what it says are two IT industry firsts, has launched carbon-negative packaging and is using UL-Environment certified closed-loop recycled plastics in the manufacturing of computers. The packaging is based on carbon-negative AirCarbon material from biotech start-up, Newlight Technologies. The process to produce the plastic material sequesters more carbon … Read more »

Sprint AirCarbon iPhone Case

Sprint iPhone Cases Made from Carbon-Negative Material

Sprint will be one of the first companies to use AirCarbon, a carbon-negative material made from greenhouse gas instead of petroleum, to create plastic products. The material will be used in black and pink cell phone cases, available later this month, for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Sprint says … Read more »

Newlight Produces AirCarbon at Commercial Scale

Newlight Technologies says it has achieved commercial scale production of its AirCarbon carbon capture technology at a production site in California. This shows the company can use carbon sequestration to make materials that can replace oil-based plastics and products, says Newlight CEO Mark Herrema. Newlight uses air and captured methane-based … Read more »

Startup Turns Methane Emissions into Plastic

California-based startup Newlight Technologies is using methane from dairy farms to make plastic, USA Today reports. The company says the plastic, called AirCarbon, will be used to make chairs, food containers, automotive parts and even cellphone cases for Virgin Mobile. The newspaper quotes William Dowd, former global director of industrial … Read more »

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