Leonie Asendorpf

Ehemalige*r Mitarbeiter*in / Former team member

Articles by Leonie

Restoring the Rainforest With Leftover Coffee

Coffee production results in large amounts of waste, but new research suggests at least part of that - the coffee pulp - could be recycled and used to speed up the recovery of tropical forests.

Qarnot’s Smart Computer-Radiators Turn Data Flows Into Sustainable Heating

While data centres produce huge amounts of heat when at work, and have to be cooled with air conditioning, we also spend a lot of energy heating our homes. A French company has come up with a solution that kills two birds with one stone - a way of recycling that computing power and using it to heat buildings.

Ororatech: The Orbital Oracle Predicting Forest Fires

Munich-based start-up Ororatech uses nanosatellites to collect and aggregate images to warn of forest fires worldwide.

Catalan Cooperative Founds Social and More Sustainable Alternative to Amazon

The Spanish "La Zona" project aims to provide an environmentally friendly, and socially sustainable, alternative to online retailers like Amazon by creating a joint sales platform for local cooperative businesses.

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Blockchain-Based Platform Textile Trust Aims to Make Industry Supply Chains More Transparent

Consumers are rarely given information about where their clothes come from and how they were made. In Germany, a new platform aims to bring more transparency into textile supply chains.

How Satellites Are Speeding Up the Spread of Solar

When it comes to speeding up the renewable energy transition, satellites can play a crucial role. We've taken a look at a few case studies that show us how.

Researchers Tackle E-Waste With Very First Biodegradable Display

Whether it's discarded smartphones, TVs or kitchen appliances - electronic waste is an ever-growing problem. In a bid to help stem the tide, researchers in Germany have now developed a biodegradable display.

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Global Forest Watch Tracks Deforestation in Real Time – And Helps Fight It Too

Global Forest Watch's satellite-based maps provide users with access to data on forests worldwide - and are an important tool in the fight against forest fires and deforestation.

PeekUp: In Berlin, a Fleet of Cargo Bikes Wants to Help You Declutter Your Life

The Berlin startup PeekUp is here to pick up your clutter in a convenient and eco-friendly way - via a cargo bike service that travels right to your door.