Tagged: biofuel

Seven keys to green growth in NZ: Pure Advantage’s new economic analysis - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 17, 2012

Last week business lobby group Pure Advantage launched [Herald, Stuff] a specially commissioned report, Green Growth: Opportunities for New Zealand, which presents, they say, “an exhaustive, objective economic argument for embracing green growth”. The report was produced by a London-based economics consultancy in conjunction with the University of Auckland Business School, and is the culmination [...] … Read More

Aquaflow: next-gen biofuels a commercial reality - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 22, 2012

Positive news this week from the Nelson-based algae company Aquaflow whose fortunes we have followed on Hot Topic over the past three years. I last reported on them in August 2011, when they had signed an agreement for joint testing and evaluation with Texas-based CRI Catalyst Company (CRI). Now they have announced a full technology [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #25: Box on ice (a polar special) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 23, 2012

As the northern hemisphere starts to warm (rather rapidly in the USA), climate watchers’ thoughts turn to melting ice, and to tell us what happened last year and what might be in store this summer, Glenn and Gareth welcome back Greenland expert Jason Box from the Byrd Polar research Centre at Ohio State University. It’s [...] … Read More

Here comes the sun: 100% renewables by 2050 - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Feb 07, 2011

Is a fully sustainable global energy system possible by 2050? It’s hard to imagine a more important question if we entertain hopes of avoiding the worst effects of climate change. It is the question addressed by a new and substantial report from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the sustainable energy research and [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #2: Oreskes and the Merchants of Doubt - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 19, 2010

Cracking episode of The Climate Show this week, featuring a must-listen interview with Naomi Oreskes discussing the background to her book Merchants of Doubt. The people who attacked her 2004 paper on the scientific consensus about global warming didn’t know what they were letting themselves in for. Also in the show: excellent infographics, Arctic warming [...] … Read More

Agrofuels - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jul 02, 2010

François Houtart, born in 1925, is a Belgian sociologist. He’s also been a catholic priest for sixty years. His orientation can be seen in the NGO he founded in 1976, CETRI, which aims to promote dialogue with third world social movements and to encourage resistance and action. He’s one of the most active members of [...] … Read More

Aquaflow’s NZ tech impresses China - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Nov 17, 2009

Time for an update on Aquaflow, the Blenheim algae company we have frequently covered on Hot Topic this year. Things continue to look promising for it in the world outside NZ. Its discussions with overseas companies have resulted in a contract with Greenleaf Environmental of Chengdu City, Sichuan Province in China to investigate suitable sites [...] … Read More