WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. It is a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 187 member states. WIPO’s mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. The mandate of the organization, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.
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Addressing water contamination without using chemicals: HEPIA/EcaVert Vertical Green Biobed for treating agricultural effluentsType:PublicationPublication date:Sectors:
Replacing expensive, ineffective and unhealthy energy sources: Simpa Networks progressive purchase technology for home solar systems
Innovation and Diffusion of Green Technologies: The Role of Intellectual Property and Other Enabling FactorsType:PublicationPublication date:Sectors:
Effective responses to climate change require efforts by both the public and private sectors to develop and disseminate new environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) on a global scale, as well as to adapt them to local needs. However, due to a number of market failures and specific uncertainties, the spread of green technologies is less than optimal, which necessitates additional incentives. Based on a review of recent literature, the present Global Challenges
Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of Arivi Paraffin CookstovesType:PublicationPublication date:Sectors:
Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of Ecosan Waterless ToiletsType:PublicationPublication date:
Incentivizing the adoption of green technology on a global scaleType:PublicationPublication date:
Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of GIVEWATTS Green Lanterns
Transforming Greenhouse Gas Emissions into Energy
Tackling Sub-optimal Use of Electricity by Air Conditioning UnitsType:PublicationPublication date:Sectors:
Renewable Energy Technology: Evolution and Policy Implications - Evidence from Patent LiteratureType:PublicationPublication date:
The acceleration of climate change and mitigation technologies: Intellectual property trends in the renewable energy landscapeType:PublicationPublication date:
IP and the Transfer of Environmentally Sound TechnologiesType:PublicationPublication date:
When policy meets evidence: What’s next in the discussion on intellectual property, technology transfer & the environment?Type:PublicationPublication date:
Recycle Gas Cooled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (Rgc-Soft).Type:Product
There are various types of fuel cells each classified according to the type of electrolyte used in the cell. IN the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) the electrolyte consists of a solid nonporous metal oxide. A major advantage of the SOFC over other types of fuel cells is its high exhaust temperature. Current SOFC’s operate near 1000° C with recent developments moving that figure towards 700° C.
A Homologous Biosynthetic Pathway for the Production of BiofuelsType:Product
Challenge: Concerns about climate change and oil supply reserves are driving current interest in the development of alternative fuels produced from renewable resources. The fields of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology are addressing this challenge by designing microbial factories to synthesize valuable chemical products for use in industrial applications and as biofuels.
Heavy Metal Extraction From Water Using Cavitation of Hydrogen BubblesType:ProductTechnology:
The technology presented within the invention disclosure builds on the inventors’ prior art creating a novel way to extract heavy metals from aqueous solutions (i.e. water) for at least two purposes: • cleaning substrates (e.g. semiconductor wafer chips) and • water treatment purposes. The technology uses the concept of electrochemical properties and sonolysis to achieve success at removing contaminants from either an electronic substrate or from water. This is done by applying a bias to a microelectrode while irradiating with ultrasound radiation.
High Power Density Switched-Capacitor Converter for Offshore Wind Energy SystemsType:ProductTechnology:
North Carolina State University is currently seeking an industry partner to further develop and commercialize the novel High Power Density Switched-Capacitor Converter. Abstract: To tap the wind potential and to run the grid solely on HVDC a DC-DC converter is used to convert the low voltage rectified output of the wind turbine to high voltages.This new family of step-up SC converter can significantly reduce the required filter capacitors in switched-capacitor converter leading to high power density and reduced cost.
Novel Method for Synthesis of Biofuel PrecursorsType:Product
Methyl halides are reactive one-carbon compounds from which a wide variety of commercially important organic products can be produced. Industrial production of methyl halides has been carried out using chemical methods that often consume high amounts of energy and involve conditions of high temperature and pressure. Many plants and fungi produce methyl halides and release them into the environment.
Electronically Controlled Variable Flow Rate Ejector for Fuel Cell Hydrogen Recirculation ServiceType:Product
The invention is a novel means to recirculate hydrogen within a fuel cell and thus prevent corrosion of the fuel cell catalyst and its supports. The ejector is fed primarily with hydrogen from the storage tanks that supply the fuel cell itself maintaining a supersonic jet of hydrogen gas. The low static pressure of this jet allows for the entrance of a secondary feed of hydrogen to the ejector from the outlet of the fuel cell anode. The resulting mixed jet of hydrogen is regulated so that it enters the fuel cell at rate that matches the consumption of hydrogen within the fuel cell.
Oxidation Resistant Coatings for Ultra-High Temperature Transition Metals and Metal AlloysType:Product
Background: Components that operate under high temperatures and pressures such as those used in turbines and airplane brakes require materials with excellent chemical and physical properties. Nickel-based alloys (or superalloys) are the current industry standard for these applications. Coating nickel alloys with aluminum oxide and thermal barriers allows the final product to withstand temperatures beyond the melting point of nickel. However there is a growing need for products with properties that nickel cannot achieve.