Weighing the Case for Biofuels- Steve Peters, Waste to Energy Singapore on CNBC Asia

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Airtime: Thurs. Dec. 17 2009 | 09 09 00 ET
Although biofuels are an easy way for countries to transition into green energy, critics say increasing use of biofuels will increase land use and raise crop prices. Steve Peters, director at Waste2Energy Singapore, weighs in on this debate, with CNBC's Karen Tso & Sri Jegarajah.

Click here to Watch the clip. CNBC Asia Squawkbox LIVE with STEVE PETERS, Waste to Energy Pte Ltd


CleanTech Happy Hour October!Win Prizes worth SGD4000!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

10 Reasons why you should 10 Reasons why YOU should NOT MISS CTHH this October!
Stand a chance to Win !

- Tickets worth SGD1600 each to CLEAN ENERGY EXPO ASIA (CEEA) happening in Singapore in November 2009.

-F&B Vouchers from Gaelic Inns chain.

-Essential hardcover book " Carbon Jargons"

- Happy hour prices from $8 onwards!

-Enjoy one of the coldest pint of Guinness in town

-Network with exhibitors from the CEEA

-Happy hour prices extended till -Happy hour prices extended till MIDNIGHT ONLY to all CTHH attendees

-Catch up with the people you missed from previous C T H H

 -Have a good time with great company as always.

      See you there!



Friday, September 04, 2009

Sorry we've gone a little silent after the CTHH held in partnership with Thomson Reuters in Aug 2009.

After all the excitement in August AND the upcoming excitements in OCT & NOV 2009 (*look out for our next post!) that we've lined up for you, we think it's would be a good time to chill out and relax this Sept!

So here goes the details:-

DATE : 09 Sept 2009 (yes , 09/09/09)


@ 8 Raffles Avenue, #04-01, Roof Terrace,
The Esplanade, Singapore 039802

RSVP : cleantechhappyhoursg@gmail.com
(this helps in the making sure t
he venue has enough drinks for everyone )

We've taken in all your feedback on the venues we have chosen into consider ation and since Orgo recently had an official opening on August 1st, CTHH is excited to go back there to experience the NEW food menu and NEW Happy hour prices!

In case some of you have not heard of ORGO,here is a quick summary on the ORGO con
cept,visit www.orgo.sg for more info.

rgo is short for “Organic Chemistry”. The entire Orgo experience revolves around the word “organic”. As a matter of fact, part of the menu will include drinks and food made from organic produce. However, Orgo is about more than just the ingredients. From the structures that define the space to the composition of

the menu, the entire concept will continue to evolve and change like a living organism. You can expect every visit to be a novel experience.

he food and beverage team at Orgo is headed by renowned Japanese master mixologist, Tomoyuki Kitazoe. Tomoyuki is the brand ambassador for Grey Goose vodka, Chivas Regal and Red Bull in Japan. Trained as an Italian chef, Tomoyuki has been revolutionizing mixology in Japan through the innovative use of the freshest and purest ingredients for his drinks. The impressive drinks menu at Orgo includes such surprising combinat
ions as watermelon and chili, apple and shiso and peach and rose. Also, in adhering to

the “organic” theme at Orgo, Tomoyuki has created a series of drinks at Orgo that avoids the use of any artificial flavorings and colorings, syrups and canned juices. The Orgo version of the Singapore Sling, for example, is made entirely from fresh ingredients with the exception of the base gin.

On top of that, CTHH promises you a breathtaking view atop the Roof Terrace at the Esplanade.

Bring a friend or two and we look forward to seeing you there!

Pictures and Excerpt on Orgo taken of www.orgo.net


TOYOTA Bring flowers to freeways in LA!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Los Angeles Freeways Being Brightened by Toyota Prius "Harmony Floralscapes"

A first-of-its-kind “Harmony Floralscape,” a vivid roadside display made up of more than 20,000 live flowers, was unveiled today along the Pasadena Freeway (SR-110) in downtown Los Angeles by Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, officials from Caltrans, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., and Greenroad Media, Inc.

The Floralscape is one of nine oversized floral designs that will appear alongside California freeways in support of the ongoing launch of the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. Seven of the Floralscapes will be in the Los Angeles area and two in the San Francisco area. Developed by Greenroad Media, Inc., using the company’s patent-pending “Living Pixel” technology, design images are replicated using flowers of differing varieties and colors.

"We are proud to be the inaugural City to unveil the first of seven Floralscapes along one of our busiest highways. The commute for Angelenos will now be brightened by floral murals that embody the City's progressive approach to solving environmental issues by merging beautification, sustainable design and reducing our carbon footprint," Mayor Villaraigosa said. "From the construction workers to the business team, this public-private partnership with Toyota and Greenroad Media has spurred local job creation across the board."

Unlike Rose Parade floats, which are made with cut flowers, the 30’x60’ Toyota Prius “Harmony Floralscapes” are comprised entirely of living seasonal flowers. The flowers used in each Floralscape – about 20,000 blooms in total – are grown by local businesses in special modular “Eco-crates” made from recycled plastic. Several different designs have been developed, and the displays will be changed and updated several times during the next four months.

“The Floralscapes represent a unique public-private cooperative effort,” said Tim Morrison, TMS marketing corporate manager. “Not only will the Floralscapes be seen by several hundred thousand motorists every day, permanent upgrades are also being made to the surrounding area, including landscape and irrigation improvements.”

The Floralscapes are created from organic and reusable materials and are maintained using ecologically friendly techniques, including the utilization of non-potable water, solar electricity and ecologically responsible insect and fungi control. California-based businesses are contracted to install and maintain the Floralscapes. The non-profit Los Angeles Conservation Corps, which provides training, education and work experience to at-risk young adults and school-aged youth, will maintain the areas surrounding the Floralscapes.

“The Floralscapes are an ideal communications concept for these economically challenging and environmentally conscious times,” said Edward St. Clair, president and founder of Greenroad Media. “Toyota is able to demonstrate its commitment to the environment to the benefit of state and local governments, local businesses and the entire community.”

Since federal regulations require that the Floralscapes be non-commercial in nature, abstract images of the new Prius will appear in different settings, capturing the essence of its marketing campaign developed by Saatchi & Saatchi LA – “Harmony Between Man, Nature and Machine.” All of the images have been approved by California’s department of transportation, Caltrans.

“Through this innovative partnership with Toyota, we are able to improve the look of freeway landscape, make necessary upgrades to aging or damaged irrigation systems, and save tax dollars,” said Raja Mitwasi, Caltrans Chief Deputy District Director.


PictureSource :http://wot.motortrend.com/6572052/marketing/toyota-to-bring-harmony-floralscapes-to-california-freeways/index.html



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Always wished you had an extra public holiday ?Completely jealous that our neighbours across the Causeway have so much public holidays?

Yes, that may just be possible if you go to http://www.zuji.com.sg and vote.

Zuji is going to send a petition to the MOM if they hit 10,000 names for an extra day for Singapore. Well rested people are more productive people!

It's worth a try

So go vote now!



CleanTech Happy Hour V AUG 2009 : Panel Discussion Hosted by Thomson Reuters

Monday, July 27, 2009

CTHH V AUG 09 is here! This August , we are pleased to be working with Thomson Reuters (TS). TS will be hosting a Panel Discussion on the following topic:-

Singapore as a Clean Tech Hub in Asia.”

The panel will feature speakers from EDB and Asia Green Capital who will touching on the topic of funding in to the CleanTech space and the initiatives to set up incubators.

The panel will address the following questions:

-How is Singapore placed versus other clean tech hubs in Asia and the rest of the world?

-Will Asia and Singapore be technology followers or innovation leaders?

-Which policies have the Singapore Government put in place to help innovation in Singapore

Mark this down in your diaries and please do RSVP to either CTHH or Thomson Reuters at the addresses below

WHEN : 4th August 2009, Tuesday

TIME : 6pm Onwards


RSVP : summit.chaudhuri@thomsonreuters.com or


We look forward to seeing you!

CleanTech Happy Hour


CleanTech Happy Hour : Your favourite pastime just got greener

Friday, July 24, 2009

Welcome to CleanTech Happy Hour!


Whatever on earth is CleanTech Happy Hour (CTHH) and how did it begin? Let's us give you a quick overview but seeing is believing, so we say, come on down! bring a friend or two or three (you decide )and loads of name cards.

What is it: CTHH is a relaxed get-together of the Green and Clean Community of Singapore where you can exchange ideas and pretty talk about anything under the sun (literally) . Think of it as a business matching/networking session with great drinks minus the suit and tie.

Who is it for : Everyone and anyone working on, with a passion for or just an interest in clean technologies, renewable, carbon management, water, energy efficiency, etc. etc. Sun, fire , wind, earth, biogas…. ( you get the gist.)

Perhaps YOU’VE got a question about the Cleantech industry? Looking for a biogas technology provider ?Wondering what is the Kyoto Protocol? Or simply curious to know what is CleanTech all about and unwinding at the same time at fantastic venues!

When is it: Generally held on the first Wednesday of every month and since there is no set agenda, feel free to drop by anytime between 6:30 to 9:00 pm

How did it all begin:

CTHH was an initiative by Julian which spanned very two successful Cleantech Happy Hour events held at the Geek Terminal. When Julian relocated to Washington D.C., we did not want to see the end of this event especially with all that positive feedback

So volunteered to take over the organization of the event .

CTHH III JUNE 2009 , we stuck to the original format and venue and were very encouraged with the response and support from the people who showed up.

CTHH IV July 2009 was really a test for us. Earlier on, we figured we might experiment a bit with the format, new locations, guest speakers, panels, etc. etc.

We changed the venue to ORGO (www.orgo.sg) located at the Roof Terrace at the Esplanade and kept our fingers crossed that people would show. They did and we breathe a sigh of relief.

CTHH V AUG 2009 will again take a different turn. A new Venue and a new program . Look out for news on this in your email or bookmark us for the latest on CTHH happenings !

If you have and ideas or suggestions , do drop us a line. We hope to grow the event together with you!

Till our next post, Saving the world just got better!

Amelia & Joost


Happy Hour Count *hic*

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