Nano Spray On Technology – Making The Skies A Little Friendlier

December 28, 2011

This article was written by a Facebook friend named Alex Tury I thought it was interesting. I’m sure there’s a lot of this type of development going on in the world these days and this is quite encouraging. People are thinking all the time and this is what’s going to change our world for the better.

A Solar Powered Electric Aircraft, Nanosolar Spray-on Technology.

Our research group has invented a very unique nanosolar paint, which can convert visible light, infrared light, ultraviolet light, x-rays, gamma-rays, and any magnetic fields or electromagnetic fields into electric power. This nanosolar material is eight* times more efficient than regular solar cell technology. It can harvest energy on a cloudy day or even at night time.

The nanosolar material looks like a very special plastic and can be sprayed on any surface like a regular paint. The surface of an electric aircraft painted with this nanosolar material can collect enough energy to charge its batteries. Moreover, this nanosolar material allows the aircraft to absorb electromagnetic static from the airflow and convert it into reusable energy.

Thus, the aircraft power is generated from two sources: the solar source from a very wide range of solar light and the static one. In addition, our research group has invented a unique power saver. Installing the power saver means having at your disposal approximately twice the amount of the energy supplied by the sun and the wind combined. It acts as a catalyst to double the power generation in the embedded solar cell via a highly efficient electric motor.

This solar powered electric aircraft does not require any extra fuel to keep it flying. Because of its unique nanosolar spray-on technology, the aircraft batteries would completely self-charge. Velocity SE. Summary of the project: 1. A very unique nanosolar technology – the paint, which converts visible light, infrared light, ultraviolet light, x-rays, gamma-rays, and any magnetic fields or electromagnetic fields into electric power; 2. a very unique electric circuit (scheme) – the design of wiring and radio details of the power saver, which extends distance on one charge more than two and a half times; 3. a very unique power pack (energy storage) – LiFePO4 polymer batteries integrated with the power saver; 4. a very unique electric motors – capability to use DC and AC in the same time that makes the motor extremely powerful and easy to control (to operate).

This is my project. I am looking for friends, business partners, sponsors and investors for the building of a solar powered electric aircraft. If someone interested to be in this solar team, please, send me a message. A half of the job already done. Any help will be appreciated. This is the future!!! I love this project very much. It will change the World to the right way.

For more info on this type of technology, check this out:


Hmmm Hmmm. The Future of Vroom Vroom

December 9, 2010

I saw a number of tweets this week that were linking to a company called Brammo. Evidently they have come up with a battery that has some pretty amazing power and longevity. In fact, they’re featuring this technology on a motorcycle they call the Empulse, which can go up to 100 miles per hr and has a 100 mile charge life. This is pretty amazing stuff, and I assume, only the tip of the Brammo iceburg.

If you’re at all interested in the future of non-fossil fuel powered travel, then you should, by all means, check out these folks. I think they are really onto something.



Social Media Campaign for Our Green Directory

2011 is the year we really want to put Our Green Directory on the map. So in January we’re starting a social media campaign to help us do just that. Fortunately one of the partners (Terry Lewis(, has all kinds of skills in that area.

I guess it’s a good idea when you consider that Facebook alone has 500 million users. That’s a country the size of Canada, The US and Mexico.



National Geographic. The Gold Standard In Conservation Information

October 23, 2010

National Geographic is one of those institutions that seems to have been around forever. And regardless of their original motives, they have grown into  one of the most powerful pro-conservationist organizations in the world.

They tell amazing stories of the people and creatures that populate our planet and they have done more to inform the world of the fragility of the ecosystem that connects us all to each other and the earth.

Through their highly rated TV specials, IMAX movies, video sales and to a lesser extent, their monthly magazines, they are able to reach millions and millions of people around the world with what is a very positive message. They are truly an important part of the solution.

Their web site, like everything else they do, is strictly first class. Simple, elegant and straightforward and one of the sites I actually enjoy visiting on a regular basis. Because it makes me feel more connected to the world at large.

For anyone who wants to stay informed about the world and all the truly important things that are going on it it, this site is a weekly must-visit.

An Interesting Video About Bottled Water From Ethical Ocean

September 23, 2010

We got an email from Tony Hancock at an on line company called Ethical Ocean. This is one of the country’s preeminent online retailers of Eco and just about everything else friendly products. We invite you to read it and follow the link to check out the very interesting video he has made about bottled water.

Hi There

I came across your green directory and want to commend you for putting together a great Green Directory which has a Canadian focus…I just added our website today!

I wanted to pass on some information that the readers of your blog would likely find interesting. We’ve put together a short and to-the-point video about bottled water, and the inputs that go into producing it (for example, it takes 3L of water to produce a 1L bottle, including the litre that is consumed). You can see the video here:

There is a link on that page to our calculations, as we want to be transparent to the sources of our information and how we arrived at our numbers.

Tony Hancock

BTW: I checked out the Ethical Ocean site and it’s pretty cool.

Recycling On An Industrial Scale

April 5, 2010

A lot of us think of recycling in terms of what toss into a blue or green bin around the house. And that’s just fine. But what happens if you have more stuff to recycle than what you are allowed to bring to the curb? Or what if you’re a manufacturing, construction or trade services company with lots of recyclable waste an a regular basis.

If you’re in the GTA that answer is simple. Just call or bring your materials to Peel Scrap Metal Recycling.

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling Ltd. is a family owned and operated  dealer & processor of a wide range of ferrous & non-ferrous metals.

The industrial recycling they do is one of the most important ways to ensure that valuable non-renewable resources are given new life.

They have been in business since 1990, and they really know their stuff. They pay top prices for scrap metal and they are really good people to deal with, because unlike many businesses in this sector, they have a very well developed customer first attitude.

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling is conveniently located off Derry Road,just north of Pearson International Airport.

Commonly Purchased Items, Metals & Alloys

Aluminum • Copper • Brass • Insulated Wire • Stainless Steel
• Nickel • Nickel Alloys • Titanium • Zinc • Lead • Carbide • Radiators
• Transformers • Ballasts • Electric Motors • Lead Acid Batteries
• End of Life Electronics • Cast Iron • Auto Cast • Steel

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling Ltd
2301 Anson Drive, Mississauga, ON L5S 1G6

Hours of Operation
7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
7:30 to Noon Saturdays (except for long weekends)

The Dragons Are Breathing Green Fire

March 18, 2010

I just got an email from Justine Luckowicz, an Associate Producer of The Dragon’s Den, a very popular CBC show. Here’s what she had to say. 

This season, DRAGONS’ DEN is teaming up with Frito Lay Canada’s SunChips® to look for Canada’s best Greenvention™. Eco-preneurs can pitch their green inventions at local auditions or online until Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day), for a chance to win $100,000. With its launch of the world’s first 100% compostable chip bag of its kind, the SunChips brand is asking Canadians “What’s your Greenvention™”?

World’s Greenest Business Cards

January 4, 2010

A lot of companies want to have a greener profile. And there’s no better place to start than with having the World’s Greenest Business Card. A company in Toronto, owned and operated by the very green Bernard Hellen, regularly prints these card. If you have digital art work for your cards, ordering and submitting can all be done on line, quickly and easily. If you would like to have your cards delivered to you once they are printed, than can also be arranged as well of they can be picked up at Bernard’s office in the high park area of Toronto. To find out more about the World Greenest Business cards and how you can order yours, click on this link; and then click on The World’s Greenest Business Card.

GREENLINK #6 Environmental Stewartship In Schools

December 18, 2009

The Go Green initiative program is designed to change the attitudes of young people towards the environment in a way that is relevant and relateable to a very hard to impress segment of society.

If you have a green link you would like to have posted on our blog, just send it along, with a short description and we’ll post it for you. Email:

GREENLINKS #5- Small Town Big Green

December 18, 2009

How small town Canada is going green. It’s a real source of inspiration for the green movement how smaller towns, communities and municipalities are establishing and remaining remarkably committed to green initiatives. They say every little bit helps and it’s true.

If you have a green link you would like to have posted on our blog, just send it along, with a short description and we’ll post it for you. Email:

GREENLINKS #4 Rolling Greener In TO

December 18, 2009

How the City of Toronto is greening its fleet of public vehicles. We’re never really sure just how much municipal governments are really contributing to the green movement. But we do know they generally react to public pressure.

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