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    Amazing presentation. I am reading the book on Biomimicry now, and am really interested in using your presentation for a youth event. Could you please provide this file for download??



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Biomimicy Web Slideshow En

  1. 1. Biomimicry Getting inspired by nature… to reach sustainability BIOMIMICRY EUROPA
  2. 2. «  The architect of the future will build imitating Nature, for it is the most rational, long-lasting and economical of all methods.   » Antonio Gaudi
  3. 3. Play with water like an algae Inspired by shape
  4. 4. Inspired by shape Play with water like an algae <ul><li>From the spiral shape of algae… </li></ul><ul><li>… to propellers, fans, wind turbines and other fluid mixers </li></ul><ul><li>Saving energy up to 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by Jay Harman - Pax Scientific </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ventilate like termite mounds Inspired by shape
  6. 6. Inspired by shape Ventilate like termite mounds - From thermoregulation and ventilation of termite mounds … - … to the one of the Eastgate building in Harare, Zimbabwe - Efficiency savings up to 90%, building costs 10% cheaper - Designed by the architecte Mick Pearce
  7. 7. Inspired by process Avoid « Heat, beat & treat » like a sponge
  8. 8. Inspired by process Avoid « Heat, beat & treat » like a sponge - Apply silica skeleton recipe of Antarctic sponges … - … to produce optical fibers at ambient temperature and pressure - As strong and using less energy to produce - Under development at Bells laboratory (Lucent Technologies)
  9. 9. Inspired by process Harness energy like a leaf
  10. 10. Inspired by process Harness energy like a leaf - Emulate porphyrins to collect light like a leaf… - … in order to manufacture new types of Photovoltaic cells - Harness the light twice better, and synthesize at ambient temperature and pressure - Under co-development in Sydney & Osaka Universities
  11. 11. Inspired by process Use CO 2 as a building material like a seashell
  12. 12. Inspired by process Use CO 2 as a building material like a seashell <ul><li>- Fix CO 2 using water-based chemistry to form calcium bicarbonate… </li></ul><ul><li>… from heat power plants and other industries smokestacks </li></ul><ul><li>- From bicarbonate to carbonate as a next step to produce building materials </li></ul><ul><li>- Market launch in progress by « CO2 solution Inc » in Canada, under development with Laval University </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ignore waste like a primary forest Inspired by ecosystems
  14. 14. Inspired by ecosystems Ignore waste like a primary forest - Transfer material cycling within a mature ecosystem… - … to material cycling in industries - $15 million and 20 000 Tons of fossil fuel saved per annum in Kalundborg (Danemark) - 25% increase in the GDP per ton of resources for the Chinese “circular economy” (last 5-Year Plan)
  15. 15. Soft chemistry, efficient and without waste Inspired by shapes, processes and ecosystems Re: Noyori Re: Morel
  16. 16. Re: Morel Re: Noyori Inspired by shapes, processes and ecosystems Soft chemistry, efficient and without waste - Shape: inserting the reaction within macro-molecule cavities based on enzyme models (more than 130 new processes, more than 25 products commercialised by DSM) ‏ - Process: enzyme structures inspire new ligand and catalyst science (Noyori, Nobel price in Chemistry in 2001, revolutionizes menthol production) ‏ - Ecosystems: catalyst cascades in the same reactor, directly inspired by enzymatic ecosystems, are priority research areas for Delft University (Netherlands)

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