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Energy storage: a booming market

Energy storage: a booming market

The growth of renewable energies, the development of new uses for energy such as electrical mobility and self-consumption, provision for isolated locations, and so on — a number of factors explain the bullish growth across the storage sector. In fact, energy storage is of particular interest for smoothing demand fluctuations and addressing the peaks in consumption…

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What can we do to future-proof our coastlines?

What can we do to future-proof our coastlines?

At the interface between land and sea, coastlines represent many different physical realities – sandy beaches, cliffs, marshes, lagoons, deltas, estuaries, etc. – whilst maintaining its own dynamic. A large proportion of these “coastal objects” are confronted with two major hazards – marine erosion and marine submersion.

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Building waste: recycling under scrutiny

Building waste: recycling under scrutiny

There is much talk about renovation to reduce energy consumption but waste management is just as important for the building industry. The subject is certainly not new, but with the goalposts constantly moving in order to achieve circularity, it’s definitely time to speed things up.

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Fresh impetus for bio-based products

Fresh impetus for bio-based products

The bio-based sector is developing fast. Previously based on physicochemical or thermal processes, resource transformation is increasingly via biotechnology processes such as catalysis or fermentation. After several years of development and pilot experimentation, some biotech processes are now entering industrialisation.

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Decarbonation of the industry: we are accelerating!

Decarbonation of the industry: we are accelerating!

Accelerating the greening of the economy and the decarbonation of industry is one of the five areas of work identified by the (French) National Industry Council (NIC) last May. But what exactly is meant by “decarbonizing industry” and is it really that new?

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New future prospects for the environmental instrumentation and metrology market

New future prospects for the environmental instrumentation and metrology market

Long focused on pollution detection, the market for environmental instrumentation and metrology has broadened to include other major issues such as climate change, the preservation of natural resources, the protection of biodiversity as well as health issues. It is no longer just a question of complying with regulatory or normative limit values, but also of helping to anticipate phenomena and prevent their sometimes significant consequences.

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A new era for air quality?

A new era for air quality?

With 48,000 premature deaths per year in France and more than 428,000 in Europe, air pollution is a major public health issue. It is the number one environmental concern of French people. Awareness was all the more striking in this particular year, marked by a period of almost total containment.

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Plastic pollution in the oceans – what answers do we have?

Plastic pollution in the oceans – what answers do we have?

Everyone’s talking about plastic pollution in the oceans, but what’s actually being done? Given the scale of the problem, is it enough to get rid of plastic straws and stirrers, or do we need to look at the sector’s entire value chain? Is the circularity approach enough, if it isn’t focused on waste? How much difference can substitute products make?

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What innovative sustainable material applications will 2020 bring?

What innovative sustainable material applications will 2020 bring?

In many sectors, the energy transition is intertwined with innovative materials. Over time, laboratories have identified new materials that offer huge potentials. Some are self-healing, while others can even be programmed. The ultimate goal?  To develop materials that provide more energy than they consume. Spotlight on innovative materials to watch in 2020.

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2020 report on the blue economy in Europe

2020 report on the blue economy in Europe

The European Commission’s 2020 report on the blue economy offers a broad perspective on the performance of those EU economic sectors related to the ocean and coastline. For its third edition, it explores in detail the environmental dimension of the blue economy…

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How will the circular economy allow for effective and environmentally-friendly waste management?

How will the circular economy allow for effective and environmentally-friendly waste management?

How will the circular economy allow for effective and environmentally-friendly waste management?
The circular economy is a system that addresses the need for the fundamental reinvention of how we produce and consume. It’s a model that allows resource consumption to be reduced while limiting environmental impacts. How will this new system allow for better waste management?

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A call for innovative solutions to reduce and recycle waste on an international scale

A call for innovative solutions to reduce and recycle waste on an international scale

The Direction générale du Trésor (Directorate General of the French Treasury, French Ministry for the Economy) is inviting applications from French companies to submit international projects aimed at reducing and recycling waste. This call for tender is part of the FASEP Innovation verte (Green Innovation) strategy and the closing date for applications is 1 October.

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Management opportunities in the environmental job market

Management opportunities in the environmental job market

In December 2019, the French Association for Jobs in Management (Apec) published the study “The realities of management opportunities in the environmental job market”, using data from an analysis of vacancies published between 2016 and 2018 and from a search of the database on Main qualifications and training offered by public establishments reporting to the ministry. This research showed that environment is not only developing but it’s seen as a very attractive market…

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Agriculture and environment – green shoots of harmony?

Agriculture and environment – green shoots of harmony?

The concepts of “agriculture” and “environment” have been in conflict for several decades, even generations, whereas they should naturally go together. The many pressures exerted by the agricultural system on the environment and climate are increasingly well-documented. Various plans, reports and strategies have been produced to combat this but their objectives are often long-term. Thankfully, many are already taking action and working tirelessly to make the agricultural model more environmentally responsible.

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