In our final news round-up of the year, we have hi-tech bikes from Bangkok, Japan’s plans to put solar panels on the moon, renewable energy news from Chile & Italy, and eco-friendly Christmas trees!
The bike that purifies the air
A group of designers and engineers from Bangkok have won an award for their air-purifying bicycle designed to scrub polluted air while moving through traffic.
Japanese firm wants to put solar panels on the moon!
A Japanese company has proposed building a 250 mile wide ‘belt’ of solar panels around the equator of the moon, beaming the energy back to earth.
Man goes off-grid with a DIY hydro-power station
Generating power on a smaller scale, Manfred Mornhinweg has built his own micro hydro-electric power station to generate electricity from his local stream in a remote area of Chile.
World’s First Vertical Forest to be built in Milan
The picture above is a proposed vertical forest designed to reduce air pollution in Milan, one of Europes most polluted cities.
An eco-friendly wooden Christmas tree
Finishing on a festive theme, the TimbaTree is a reusable timber Christmas tree designed as an alternative to plastic artificial trees.