KIRI Technologies

  • WaterLight: a revolutionary lantern that converts salt water into electricity

    Their wireless lantern called WaterLight produces electrical energy from a renewable natural resource such as saltwater.  The demand for global energy is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades but billions of people still lack access to electricity. However, a Colombian renewable energy startup, E-Dina, may have presented a solution that can improve the […]

  • Green Energy for All: Co-Own a Wind Turbine or Solar Park

    Want to go green with your energy consumption, but can’t afford the cost of solar panels? You can co-own a wind turbine or solar park. Want to go green with your energy consumption, but can’t afford the cost of solar panels? Don’t worry, there’s another way to get involved in the renewable energy revolution – […]

  • Shark in the Water: The Robot Cleaning Up Plastic Pollution

    This innovative water-cleaning robot can collect up to 21,000 plastic bottles in just one day. Have you ever seen a shark in a river or canal? You might soon – but it won’t be a predator looking for prey. It’s WasteShark, an autonomous water-cleaning robot (inspired by the whale shark’s mouth) designed to scoop up […]

  • The floating solar panels that track the Sun

    Floating solar is a new renewable energy option, and it has huge potential globally.  As countries around the world try to find space for large solar arrays, they are turning to floating systems. However, the Netherlands is now taking this one step further with water-based arrays that follow the sun. In a lake in the […]

  • Pantelleria Island Gets Electricity from the Sea

    This device can produce up to 260kW of peak electricity from wave motion, providing clean energy to offshore infrastructure, remote islands, and coastal communities.  The world’s first Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter (ISWEC) device has been successfully installed and connected to the electricity grid on Pantelleria Island, located about 800 meters off the coast. Developed […]

  • This startup is reforesting Canada with seed-planting drones

    Using modified commercial drones, Flash Forest shoots “seed pods” onto fire-damaged land. In 2003, brothers Cameron and Bryce Jones watched as the Okanagan Mountain Park fire ravaged their home city of Kelowna, British Columbia. The fire destroyed large swaths of forest, leaving behind charred landscapes devoid of living trees. The destruction of their childhood playground […]

  • These 3D-printed batteries could be the future of clean energy

    A Silicon Valley startup may have just revolutionized the battery industry forever.  Sakuu systems have figured out how to use 3D printers to create solid-state batteries with a reduction in materials usage of up to 40%.  This is achieved through the use of powder loaded into 3D printers, allowing for precise manufacturing and customized shapes […]

  • Living Buildings on a Living Earth: The Vision of Jason McLennan

    Imagine a building that’s like a living organism, rooted in its environment and self-sufficient. When you think of buildings, what comes to mind? Concrete, steel, glass, and a lot of energy consumption, perhaps? But what if buildings could be like flowers, rooted in their environment, self-sufficient, and beautiful? This is the vision of Jason McLennan, […]

  • From Waste to Resource: The Innovative Story of Glass Half Full Nola

    For Franziska Trautmann and Max Steitz, waste is an opportunity to innovate and upcycle. The world is currently facing a pressing need for sustainable practices, and the issue of waste management is at the forefront. While some may see waste as an inevitable byproduct of our consumer-driven society, others view it as an opportunity to […]

  • From Abandoned Airport to Sustainable Coastal Haven: The Story of Ellinikon Park

    Welcome to the story of how an abandoned airport in Athens, Greece, is being transformed into a stunning new coastal park.  The Ellinikon International Airport was the main airport in Greece for 63 years and up to 20 million passengers arrived or departed through its doors annually.  However, after the construction of the new Eleftherios […]