Tina is a career public information specialist and former Deputy Director of Public Affairs of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and author of books and articles on recycling and other conservation themes. She writes frequently on sustainable tech issues for Triple Pundit and other websites, with a focus on military, government and corporate sustainability, and she is currently Deputy Director of Public Information for the County of Union, New Jersey. Follow Tina on twitter, @TinaMCasey https://twitter.com/#!/TinaMCasey.

John Deere partners in next generation electronic chips

John Deere Joins $200 Million Push For Next-Generation Electronics

John Deere partners with federal agencies, academic institutions and 17 other companies to form the Manufacturing Innovation Institute in North Carolina. The focus of the institute will be on developing the next generation of semiconductors that could shrink the energy use of an electric vehicle fast-charging station down to the size of a household microwave oven.

biomimicry inspires self healing EV battery.

The Car of the Future Will Heal Itself

Biomimicry is behind the development of a self-healing electrode for an EV battery, developed by a research team from Stanford University and SLAC.

new process recovers biogas from wastewater

Yet Another Way to Put Wastewater to Work

The South African company Sasol has teamed up with GE Power & Water to develop a new wastewater treatment system for recovering biogas from industrial wastewater.

Red Queen effect signals fracking bubble bust.

Fracking’s Red Queen Effect Means Even More Drilling

Declining productivity of fracking wells in shale gas formations could lead to the need to drill more than 6,000 additional wells annually, introducing industrial hazards into more rural and non-industrial communities.