Green Technology

A Stock for Investing in Recycled Plastics

When panic ensues in the financial markets, financial services firms are quick to reach out and assure their clients that they have everything under control. Cancels affect run rates, and clients need to know that all those tools they’re paying exorbitant amounts of money for will work in bear markets as well as bull markets. […]

8 Israeli Waste and Recycling Startups

While Silicon Valley is synonymous with innovation, the lesser-known Silicon Wadi is perhaps more impressive. In Arabic, “wadi” means valley, so it’s a fitting way to describe the high concentration of technology companies on the coastal plain of Israel. For a country with just over 8.7 million people (that’s about the same size as New Yawk City), Israel […]

Managing Biosecurity in the Livestock Industry

If you thought taking care of a pet was a big responsibility, try caring for thousands of animals as if your livelihood depended on it. It’s what livestock farmers do every day across the globe, and it’s an occupation that’s coming under increased pressure from all angles. A decrease in demand for dairy and meat, large corporations that […]

The World’s Most Valuable Wool – Astino

If you had to guess which country in the world produced the most sheep, you might be tempted to say New Zealand. You may be surprised to hear that the country with the most sheep is now China with 175 million. New Zealand with around 27 million doesn’t even make it into the top five. […]

A Durable 2X2 Electric Utility Vehicle From UBCO

A few years ago we did a piece on electric motorcycles which proved to be quite popular with our readers. In that article, we looked at the Harley Davidson electric bike (now available for $30,000), the world’s fastest motorcycle which happens to be electric (built to order according to your specs and starting at $38,888), and some […]

8 Startups Using Fungi for Innovative Applications

Your bog-standard white grocery store button mushroom makes up 38% of the world’s production of cultivated mushrooms. It’s one of the thousands of species of fungi, some of which haven’t even been classified. (Says Wikipedia, a fungus is any member of the group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well […]

5 Examples of Global Innovation in Materials

“Move over Graphene: Next-Gen 2D Materials Could Revolutionize Technology,” was the title of an article last month by Discover which talked about a family of “atomically thin” nanomaterials that will usher in a new era of material innovation. It’s not like graphene needs to move over much. In our recent piece on The Long Road to […]

8 Israeli Alternative Protein Startups

The global demand for meat is expected to jump 70% by 2050 as the population grows to roughly 9.6 billion people. As expected, the bulk of the burden will be on widely consumed protein sources like fish, beef, and chicken. With the possibility of running out of resources and the strain caused by the production of these […]

How New Zealand’s Dairy Industry Innovates

The more you explore technology around the globe, the more you realize how much innovation is happening outside the Silicon Valley Vatican. Earlier this year, we wrote a piece on dairy technology in which we highlighted some startups that were considered to be “leading edge” by venture capital firms who invested in them. Shortly after […]

Quantec’s Immune Defense Proteins Do a Body Good

Drive around New Zealand for a while and you’ll start to notice a few things that stand out. Firstly, people are really nice. In fact, they’re so nice that they won’t let you know that you’re pronouncing just about every town and street name incorrectly. Secondly, there’s lots of grass everywhere which people often like to […]