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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3,...

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christ...

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

A mall in the capital city of the Philippines is now sporting a 1.5-megawatt sol...

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

The Governments of the United States and China have announced that they will be ...

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a less...

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, a 150-megawatt installation in the Phil...

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

Solar Power, Inc. is set to become one of the largest solar developers in China....

Business

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

Friday, 19 December 2014

tenKsolar is establishing new production lines in Thailand for their manufacture of their solar modules. tenKsolar, which is based in Minneapolis, des...

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Technology

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

A sweet-smelling chemical compound primarily used in fragrances and flavoring is being studied for its potential as a clean and green biofuel. Methyl ...

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Politics

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently concluded Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. The Secretary-Gener...

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Living Green

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Saturday, 06 December 2014

Nearly 125 years after the invention of the light bulb – technology that revolutionized the world’s way of life and living – the phased ban on sale of...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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‘A.T.M.’ machine for recycling used gadgets gain in Series B

A San Diego startup that came out with an easy way for consumers to discard their old electronic gadgets closed its Series B investment round with approximately $17 million.

EcoATM is just like a regular A.T.M. machine that churns out cash - but only in exchange for old mobile phones and other electronic gadgets for recycling.

The machine is a self-serve kiosk where one can drop in her gadget. The machine will then inspect its condition and assess its dollar value, which it can either dispense to the user in cash, directly from the "A.T.M.," or make store credits with.

The collected used electronics are then resold to recycling companies.

EcoATM said it intends to use the amount raised to broaden its network of EcoATM kiosks.

"Over the past two years, EcoATM has built a network of approximately 50 kiosks in locations throughout California and beyond with tremendous consumer response," said Tom Tullie, chairman and chief executive of EcoATM.

According to Mr. Tullie, the new funding will enable mass commercialization and a national roll-out of their patented stations.

Current investors Claremont Creek Ventures, Coinstar, Inc. and TAO ventures all increased their investments in the company. New investors included PI Holdings, Moore Venture Partners, AKS Capital and Singapore billionaire Koh Boon Hwee.

EcoATM also announced that they got an additional $1 million from the National Science Foundation through a Phase II grant. The foundation previously provided a Phase 1 grant to EcoATM in February 2011 to further refine and expand the technology used in their kiosks. – EcoSeed Staff



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