Hippies Ban Chemicals – Nanotech Industry Flustered

Back to the Future? In the silliest story of the year so far, the Soil Association, a UK organisation which provides a certification process for organic food, has announced that products will not be certified as organic if they contain additives “made by the burgeoning nanotechnology industry” according to the Financial Times. I’m sure that I won’t be the only …

DEFRA Tabulates Nanotech Impact On Climate Change (but fails to quantify it)

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has released a study exploring some of the ways in which nanotechnology could be used to help combat climate change (download pdf). Not surprisingly, the study identifies similar areas of nanotechnologies to our March study, Nanotech:Cleantech. Overall, the DEFRA study gives a good overview with a focus on UK policy implications …

Quantifying Nanotechnologies In Tons Of Carbon Dioxide

There is a current fashion to relate everything to cleanteach or sustainability, and nanotech is no exception. In fact since the dawn of nanotechnology there has been much speculation over how nanotechnologies can enable a green and sustainable future, whether in replacing all manufacturing with table top nano assemblers or developing cleaner and more efficient ways of generating energy. But …

Sustainable Nanotech

One of the great breakthroughs we expected from nanotechnology was abundant clean energy, and the plentiful supply of funds diverted towards companies such as Konarka and Nanosolar (and previously Nanosys) indicated that there was plenty ofopportunities in that sector. With the coming mania for Cleantech, we decided to take a look at nanotech and energy in a new report and …