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.
[Video] Meeting with the Syndicat des Entreprises de Déconstruction, Dépollution et Recyclage (SEDDRe)
Last November, during the last edition of Pollutec, our teams met with Sébastien Sureau, General delegate of the SEDDRe, the French Union of Companies working in Deconstruction, Depollution and Recycling.
Although it may seem paradoxical, the issue of soil decontamination ought not to have a future. However, it is one of the villages most often repeated at Pollutec since it was first created in 2003 in partnership with UPDS.
This is the key question posed by the study published on 27 June by the PIPAME. After outlining the context, issues and challenges facing the sector, the study investigates eleven families of solutions and prioritises four of these.
With its multidisciplinary approach, Pollutec has been comparing all the renewables strategies since they first emerged 20-25 years ago, providing an overview of energy issues, fully integrated with other environmental problems.
The sector contract for the new energy systems industry was signed at the end of May. The objective: to develop the industrial potential of the energy transition. But how will this play out in concrete terms in the coming years?
The team at Pollutec 2018 met with Patrick Deixonne, founder of the ‘Expédition 7ème Continent’ (7th Continent Expedition) Initiative. The navigator and explorer alerted us on ocean plastic pollution.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been assessing the overall conservation status of plant and animal species worldwide for more than 50 years. The IUCN Red List shows that one in four species of mammal, more than one in three amphibians and more than one in eight birds are now threatened with extinction on a global scale.
A year after its launch, the ministry has produced a progress report on the road map for a circular economy (aka ‘FREC’). How do things stand exactly? And how might we expect this to translate in the bill still being drawn up?
In October 2018, France published the very first experimental standard on the management of circular economy projects. This voluntary standard (XP X30-901) enables companies and organisations to take on the subject and roll out projects that include it in all its dimensions.
2,150 companies represent the textile industry in France and, in 2017, it generated a turnover of 13.4 billion euros. But like all industries, the textile industry has a number of impacts: climate change, freshwater eutrophication, depletion of mineral and fossil resources, respiratory effects, energy consumption.
Last November, Christian Brabant, CEO of Éco-systèmes, presented for the first time at Pollutec the “Telephony Village”, a hotspot at the show to discover the best of French know-how in mobile device recycling.
According to the Grand View Research consulting company, smart city markets have recorded annual growth of 13% since 2014. This figure reflects how significant this area has become in respect to environmental issues in recent years.
On 4 April, PEXE held the 10th National Green Business Forum, a cross between a business convention and a conference. Here, we look at the key trends identified by GreenUnivers and EY in the field of energy transition.
Specialist in energy and climate issues, Pierre Radanne revisits for Pollutec these 40 years of environmental awareness.
Jean-Philippe Carpentier - President of the Federation of Recycling Companies (FEDEREC) - reviewed FEDEREC's commitment to the Circular Economy Roadmap and the proposals made in the field of plastic recycling, at Pollutec, last November.
10% green gas, this is the percentage targeted by the government for 2030. A percentage that certain gas sector stakeholders are already aiming to increase to 30%, especially through the all-origin biogas and biomethane boom.
Water, air, food and the soil, workplaces, are all some of the many sources of human exposure to chemical and microbiological contaminants and physical agents, of which the effects on human health are becoming evident. As of 2004, Pollutec put forward Environmental Health as a major theme.
Even if Pollutec is known and recognised to have borne the emergence and acknowledgement of new and breakthrough technologies, the show has also been where methodological and conceptual discussions have taken place.
At the 28th edition of Pollutec which was held from 27 to 30 November 2018, Luxembourg confirmed its role as a committed stakeholder in environmental issues by having a national collective stand at the heart of the event.
The 2018 edition of Pollutec last November was marked by many highlights. One was the signing of the ambitious API agreement for Peri-urban Agriculture. Report on this major event for the agriculture of tomorrow.
Third original theme of the Pollutec trade show, the way in which air is understood has changed significantly. Specifically addressing certain types of pollution, the sector enters into a global health vision of air quality.
Each edition of Pollutec reveals numerous new innovations. As these are often associated with professionals and their specific requirements, it is sometimes overlooked that some of them can quite easily be used in our everyday lives.
From its early years, Serpollet, and more recently SERFIM, is known to environment professionals for its site and soil and also waste treatment activities. Today, the group is heading in other additional directions.
Efficient water management and monitoring require in-depth understanding of water behaviour and the impact of human interaction with the natural world. Water agencies and municipalities have an ever-increasing need to model changes in the functioning of water infrastructures.