Reducing CO2 emissions by replacing beach sand with green sand made of olivine, a volcanic material capable of absorbing carbon, is Project Vesta's challenge.
In the United States, Veolia is giving GE Renewable Energy's wind turbine blades a second life in cement manufacture.

Elvira Fortunato has invented the paper-based transistor as an alternative to the silicon transistor for more durable electronic components.
Recycling textile waste to make new clothes? The process developed by the CETI for used cotton paves the way.
In 2020 the French company Veloci Industries will market a battery-free electric bike that will work using the energy produced by pedaling.