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Climate Solver Biorecro short-listed in Virgin Earth Challenge

Our friends at Biorecro have every reason to be really excited at the moment. They’ve recently recieved confirmation that they’ve been short-listed in the Virgin Earth Challenge, which attracted over 2500 entrants.

Launched by Sir Richard Branson in February 2007, the Virgin Earth Challenge will award of $25 million to the candidate that can demonstrate a design for net removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere as a means of stabilizing anthropogenic climate change. The jury is comprised of very knowledgeable and distinguished members including Branson, Al Gore, Dr. James Hansen and Tim Flannery.

As of October 2011, the leading organisations in the Earth Challenge are: Biochar Solutions, from the US; Biorecro, from Sweden; Black Carbon, from Denmark; Carbon Engineering, from Canada; Climeworks, from Switzerland; Coaway, from the US; Full Circle Biochar, from the US; Global Thermostat, from the US; Kilimanjaro Energy, from the US, the Savory Institute, from the US and Smart Stones from the Netherlands. Certainly a number of interesting solutions that we’re looking forward to hearing more about!

Read more on the Virgin Earth Challenge here.

Climate Solver Solvatten takes home 2 impressive awards!

From their most recent newsletter -

Solvatten has been short-listed for two prestigious awards, one in the USA and one in the UK. The themes of the awards – food sustainability and green innovation – illustrate the broad range of benefits offered by the technology.

The SAACC Deloitte Award recognizes innovative and groundbreaking small Swedish business focused on viable energy alternatives and energy conservation. Solvatten is one of the short-listed companies and will be presented at a Royal Gala Award Dinner in New York on the 1st of November. The organisers are the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the jury is made up of academics and CEOs from leading Swedish companies.

The winners of the UK-based International Green Awards will be announced three weeks later in London at a dinner in the world-famous Natural History Museum. The awards are made annually in several categories and Solvatten is short-listed for the Best Green Product Innovation.