Environment and Big Data: Role in Smart Cities of India

This study identifies six environmental factors, which should be integrated in the development of smart cities. These environmental factors include indicators of landscape and geography, climate, atmospheric pollution, water resources, energy resources, and urban green space as a major component of the environment.

Call for Applications: Communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges (MFMC) is inviting applications from all over the world to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Sustainable solutions for bio-based plastics on land and sea

Activities shall focus on sustainability strategies and solutions for bio-based productsand support the Plastics Strategy. They shall include innovative product design and business models facilitating efficient reuse and recycling strategies and solutions, including ensuring the safety of recycled materials when used for toys or packaging food stuffs.
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EU's action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy

The bioeconomy can turn algae into fuel, recycle plastic, convert waste into new furniture or clothing or transform industrial by-products into bio-based fertilisers.

Finnish pilot develops a new solution for sustainable forestry

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the Finnish Forest Centre and MHG Systems Oy Ltd are among the organisations that have joined forces to accelerate European bioeconomy with the help of big data technologies based on aerial and satellite images and on open forest data provided by Finnish Forest Centre.

Sustainable agricultural mechanization can redeem Africa from perpetual food insecurity

The framework presents a menu of priority elements to be considered by AUC Member States when developing their own national strategies for sustainable agricultural mechanization.

Call for Projects: 2019 KNCF Grant Program - Preserving Biodiversity Projects in the Asia-Pacific Region

The nature of the fund is to provide assistance for nature conservation efforts implemented by NGO/NPO in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region and also provide assistance for nature conservation efforts and sustainable use of nature resources in Japan.
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Design, Development and Implementation of a Weather Station Prototype for Renewable Energy Systems

A new weather station based on an Arduino platform has been developed to collect and store ambient temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and air quality data, comparing the obtained data to those obtained using a validation station containing commercial sensors.

Call for Applications: Total Startupper Challenge

This year, a Top Female Entrepreneur category has been introduced. During the first Challenge, women accounted for almost 25% of the winners, even though they only made up 13% of the applicants. With this special award this year, we hope to give the women entrepreneurs an extra push to take part. It is also aligned with other Total initiatives for women.
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A Glimpse of What Lies Ahead for the Biodegradable Plastic Market

The Global Biodegradable Plastics market was $17 billion in 2017 and is estimated grow with CAGR of 21% till 2022 to reach $44 billion. Biodegradable plastic being an alternative to conventional plastics offers advantages over conventional plastics such as a reduced carbon footprint and also additional waste management options such as composting. The current market for biodegradable plastics is characterized by a vibrant growth rate and a strong diversification. What is Biodegradable Plastics? Biopolymers are polymers that are biodegradable and are apparently safe for the environment. The input materials for the production of these polymers may be either renewable, which are based on agricultural plant or animal products, or can be synthetic. Biobased goods are composed of natural materials and are biodegradable which makes them much better for the environment than the traditional throw-away plastic. Packaging is the major application served by bio plastics. Rigid plastic packaging find its use in products such as bottles and jars made from PET, which is the most extensively used resin.

Call for Applications: IoT.ATL AgTech Challenge - Innovative AgTech solutions

The IoT.ATL AgTech Challenge will select six solutions to tackle the growing global food shortages. Startups are encouraged to collaborate to provide one complete and innovative AgTech solution. The selected startups will get access to a 20-foot shipping container along the Atlanta Beltline to pilot their AgTech over the course of 12-months as part of Atlanta's Demonstration Project program.
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Evolution of Integrated Open Aquaculture Systems in Hungary: Results from a Case Study

The various modern integrated freshwater aquaculture systems, such as intensive fish production combined with wetland, recirculation aquaculture system and multi-functional aquaculture, have proved their viability.