The Daily Sprout


Nanostellar is Golden: The Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of engineered nano-materials for emissions control, raised an undisclosed amount of funding from the World Gold Council, which says it invested in the company to “facilitate the commercialization and marketing of the gold-based technology that could increase industrial demand for gold.” — release.

LDK Up on Q-Cells Deal: “Chinese giant LDK Solar’s (NYSE: LDK) shares jumped 28.55 percent Monday after the company said it signed a 10-year deal to sell 6 gigawatts worth of silicon wafers to Germany solar-cell maker Q-Cells.” — GreentechMedia.

Seaweed Big In Bali: Or so says the AP, which gives a glowing writeup on seaweed and algae as important carbon sinks — AP.

Lightning Cells: Researchers have found electric fields inside cells as strong as those produced in lightning bolts! Wah-wah-wee-wai — MIT Tech Review.

Year In Ideas, Clean Energy!: The New York Times Year In Ideas dazzles us with quite a few clean energy and greentech innovations, including the biofuel race, airborne wind turbines, climate conflicts, and smog-eating cement — New York Times Magazine.

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