Daily Green Wrap-Up 15.May, 2012

Here’s the pitch: CleanStar, whose primary partner is Novozymes, the world’s largest industrial enzymes producer, will help farmers cultivate a variety of crops in a novel, sustainable manner.
LEED: The Infographic takes a look at LEED Certification which provides third-party certification of the environmental health of homes and buildings. LEED was created by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998 and it provides a verification for both builders and building owners that their projects meet certain levels of sustainability standards decided on by LEED committees.
Tropical island nations are even turning back to one of their iconic trees, one that was in the past a driver of local economies and international trade– the coconut palm. The tall, flexible and strong swaying coconut palms that grace many a tropical island post card are a renewable, naturally recyclable source of a wide range of products, including transportation fuel, oil, food and fiber.
We’ve covered many times the efforts of the US Navy, driven largely by a desire to secure stable and domestic sources of energy, to create a so-called Great Green Fleet and Green Strike Force—that is, ships and planes powered by biofuels. Check out the links to the left if you’re not up to speed on those effort.
Scientist at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute are working on technology that can eliminate even more of that food waste by making every consumer a quality tester. They’re developing a miniature spectrometer which could attach to your smart phone and tell you at the point of sale how ripe that fruit or vegetable is (or, for that matter, how good a piece meat is).

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