Living Architecture: Smart Bricks and Bioreactors


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New writing My latest piece for Eniday is now live, exploring a radical, innovative collaboration between industry and academia to create ‘smart’ bricks, which can recycle wastewater and generate electricity. As elements in ‘bioreactor walls’, each brick will contain a microbial fuel cell, filled with programmable synthetic microorganisms, putting good bugs to work in buildings. This reinvention of the humble construction component promises to unlock the potential of ‘Smart Bricks and Bioreactors’.

Sri Lanka: Tourist Island Rebuilds with Biogas


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New writing My piece for Eniday is now live, looking at an inspirational programme in Sri Lanka aiming to bring biogas to 1,000 hotels and households by the end of 2016. What makes it particularly unusual is that this project is being spearheaded (as part of the EU SWITCH-Asia initiative) not by an energy company, but People in Need (PIN), a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, supporting the local communities and businesses in their sustainability drive to see this ‘Tourist Island Rebuilds with Biogas’.