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The Blue Economy: Public Lecture

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 9th, 2011

10 June , 2011
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

The mission of The Blue Economy is to prove 100 manufacturing innovations with viable business models that could generate 100 million jobs in 10 years, all with zero waste impact on the environment. Each innovation is inspired by science and draw on biomimetics and the laws of physics. They cover the full gamut of industrial activity, from energy to mining to medicine to banking. The innovations are summarized on the ZERI website and distributed around the world in partnership with UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), UNIDO ( United Nations Industrial Development Corporation), and The Club of Rome.

Gunter will also discuss his current initiative, which is to replace all nuclear power in Germany with renewables within 10 years without subsidies or hikes in tariffs. It uses a combination of three proven technologies:

- vertical wind turbines within existing high tension transmission towers
– biogas generation from waste water treatment plants and organic solid municipal waste
– solar using innovative film

Register for the event here.

Friday, June 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building
The University of Melbourne

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