This Technical Assistance Advances Tanzania's
- Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to "reduce greenhouse gas emissions economy wide between 10-20% by 2030 relative to the Business As Usual scenario".
L’Algérie a adopté en 2011 un vaste programme des énergies renouvelables et de l’efficacité énergétique (PEREE). Ce dernier, mis à jour en 2015, vise la production de 22.000 MW d’électricité d’origine renouvelable à l’horizon 2030, dont plus de 60% (13.575MW) serait d’origine solaire photovoltaïque (figure 1).
Speakers from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations specialized agency for matters relating to intellectual property, discuss the role of intellectual property as one of many factors enabling the development and diffusion of sustainable technologies.
The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is implementing a Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission in Industrial Sector through Pelletization Technology in Lao PDR” in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Ministry of Science and Technology Lao PDR. The goal of the project is to promote the production and usage of industrial grade solid bio-fuel (pellets) for replacing coal and wood.
Background: In current polymer nanocomposite fabrication methods such as simple physical mixing and particle surface functionalization a coupling agent/surfactant is required to achieve uniform particle dispersion and provide good bonds between the nanoparticles and the polymer matrix. The chemicals necessary for these functionalization processes can result in high manufacturing costs and complex manufacturing schemes.
This technology encompasses a hardware/software extension for embedded systems. This extension monitors energy use and continuously adjusts system parameters in an attempt to improve energy efficiency. The process is undertaken autonomously freeing the designer from the task of hand-optimising system performance. The system is implemented as a software library under a portable API which allows it to be used with a variety of heterogeneous devices presenting an abstracted hardware interface to the application code.
Concentrating photovoltaics have long been considered as a potential solution to reduce the costs and to enhance the energy conversion efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) systems. However conventional concentrator technologies designed for large-scale applications have several issues impeding them from being competitive to flat-plate PV and are not directly portable to applications for small-scale mobile electronics. The proposed technology ICPV provides a solution to address these issues.
Background: GaN grown on Si substrate have high leakage current and limited breakdown voltage due to conducting Si substrate. Technology Description: This invention introduces three new GaN-on-Si substrate structures that increase nitride transistor breakdown voltage reduce device leakage improve nitride material quality and potentially produce free standing GaN wafers.
Within solar cells the research focus is on decreasing cost increasing efficiency and increasing the lifetime to make them competitive to fossil fuels. One of the ways to accomplish these objectives are to decrease the size and processing required but there has been issues with absorption while attempting certain methods. In addition indium oxide is a common material used. This a limited resource as by the time we are able to meet the energy demands with solar cells we will run out of that material.