Eco-opportunities and eco-risks of nanotechnology
Nanotechnology development in Denmark – environmental opportunities and risk aims to identify the eco-opportunities and eco-risks related to nanotechnology as perceived by Danish nano researchers.
Developed by the Risø National Laboratory, the 71-page report explores how environmental issues can form a part of the research process.
When asked directly about nano-related eco-innovation potentials, Danish nano researchers particularly pointed out three areas:
1) energy production (hydrogen society).
2) catalysis as a source of gas cleaning as well as resource and energy-efficient chemical production.
3) sensors as a source of more resource-efficient production processes or products.
Of the three, researchers attributed the greatest environmental impact by far to energy production.
See my post at GreenTechBlog for a summary, or download the whole report at the link above.