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World Intellectual Property Organization

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34, Chemin des Combattants 1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland
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Intergovernmental organisation

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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Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle
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  • Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block


    This invention is a Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block that is effective for retention of rainfall on paved areas in average as well as in extreme conditions. The system is developed for roof runoff but the general idea can also be applied to delay runoff from roads parking lots and in small canals. The Drainage Block is very well applicable in a modular system. Modular application in large paved areas will create nearly endless possibilities to spread the runoff from rainstorm events.

  • Carbon-negative nanoparticle production


    Carbon Upcycling Technologies is at an early stage of developing a process that sequesters carbon from CO2 in the form of a modified graphene product. The process itself requires a concentrated CO2 stream(such as the waste gas from coal fired power generation facilities refineries and other processing plants)as well as another solid carbon feedstock such as graphite or coal. Active carbon sites are generated on the solid carbon feedstock by repeatedly breaking molecular bonds on the solid. The active carbon reacts with the gaseous CO2 molecule.

  • Iron Nutrient Particles to Seed Algae (Phytoplankton) Growth


    Background: Algae are responsible for converting carbon dioxide into oxygen. However more than 20% of the world\\\'s oceans lack algae growth. The essential nutrient that is lacking in the algae-deficient surface waters is iron. However this iron must be (i) on the surface so that the algae can convert carbon dioxide to oxygen via photosynthesis and (ii) biologically available so that algae can use it. Technology Description: This technology describes the composition of and the method of production for water-buoyant particles that contain bioavailable iron.

  • Multi-Purpose Nanomaterial Derived From a Clean Energy Technology


    This invention provides a chemical synthesis route that creates iron oxide-based nanoparticles as a byproduct of a carbon dioxide storage process. Technology Applications: •Produce high purity hydrogen gas from steam and sequestration-ready carbon dioxide from syngas. •Recover iron from magnesium-bearing minerals. •Synthesize iron oxide particles during carbon mineral sequestration. •Capture carbon dioxide using mineral sequestration with magnesium-bearing minerals. Patent information: Patent Pending (US 20120225007)