Category Archives: Industrial Ecosystems

New materials, “Cradle to Cradle” designs, recycling, and systems that enable closed loop sustainable cities and manufacturing.

Throw some perovskites in the blast furnace for green steel?

This is mind blowing – as if it works as advertised – it could mean mostly green steel arrives years earlier than the hydrogen method. That is, a large CO2 reduction decades earlier is better than none. Indeed – if … Continue reading

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Aluminium production kidy starting to go green

Hi all, this piece from PV Magazine is interesting. Aluminium giant to deploy 4 MW renewably-powered technology in WA plant.US aluminium giant Alcoa will go ahead with trialling a steam recycling technology aimed at reducing emissions at its West Australian … Continue reading

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Professor Simon Michaux – how to strawman renewables and ignore industry standards.

Professor Simon Michaux is the Associate Professor of Geometallurgy at the Geological Survey of Finland. He has published a giant strawman against the renewable energy transition. He is a scary smart guy, and asks important questions. But the false claims … Continue reading

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Sydney E-waste collectors come to your suburb

Got e-waste? If you’re in Sydney, chat with your local suburban Facebook group about booking these guys to come out to your suburb. They were in North Epping for 5 hours today and took an old imac and phone off … Continue reading

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More thoughts on how long to rebuild

Hi all, I tinkered with my previous post and turned it into a more permanent reference page. Specifically, I added ideas around how important the City Size Bonus would be to allowing people to specialise in more professional industries rather … Continue reading

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