A Finnish invention for controlling the greenhouse effect has been patented
Success in the modern world calls for not only keeeping up with the latest development but, in many cases, also staying ahead of them, says Matti Varhanen, the Prime Minister of Finland, in the introduction to the yearly publication Hightech Finland.
This is true not only in terms of compe- titiveness – for businesses, nations or entire regions – but also when it comes to tech- nology and sustainability.
Technology and sustainability are closely interrelated, as we need better and more- advanced technology to help introduce a greater degree of sustainability into all aspects of life. Making a success of the growing wave of efforts directed at combating climate change, for example, will be critically dependent on how we can leverage new technologies and innovations to achieve the increasingly ambitious goals that we are setting for ourselves.
This is also one of the reasons the Cleantech Finland initiative is emerging as a key driver, bringing together a very broad palette of products, services, processes and technologies that reduce environmental impacts.
The Cleantech Finland programme has been launched as an umbrella initiative to promote the wide range of expertise that Finland has in this area. Finland may be a small country, but it can offer some of the most cutting-edge know-how anywhere in many fields, such as bioenergy, process technology and making better use of resources like metals, water and energy.
Many of the companies in the programme were showcased at Espo 2010, in Shanghai, where the event’s theme of Better Cities, Better Life was the central feature of the Finnish pavilion.
Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Control
A Finnish invention for controlling the greenhouse effect has been patented. Instead of storing power plants’ greenhouse-gas emissions, nuclear physicist Mattia Nurmia’s method will neutralise them. Experts from Cuycha Innovation are convinced that the invention could play a significant role in cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
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