News & Alerts

News & Alerts

‘Stop Bitching and start Pitching’ – Environmental NGO criticised for unhelpful Reporting
The latest Nanowerk Spotlight article takes issue with a recent report by Friends of the Earth (FoE), in which the NGO aims to analyse the level of implementation of environmentally beneficial nanotechnologies
New Appetite for Nanotech Investment
Nanotechnology has been heralded as the new industrial and innovation paradigm by manufacturers and investors alike. Within the US companies are investing USD 2.75 billion. The investment is said to be split between electronics information technology (50%), materials and manufacturing (37%), health care (8%) and energy/environment
Green shoots of Nanotechnology in red?
In the midst of discussions on nanotechnology innovation and novel applications across the whole spectrum of products and services, a report came out from The Friends of the Earth (FoE) accusing the nanotechnology community and innovations of not doing enough to reduce our impact on the environment
US EPA seeks public Comments on nano-Silver Pesticide Registration
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing to register conditionally a pesticide product containing nanosilver as a new active ingredient for a period of four years
Uncertainty? - Yesterday's News makes Headlines
For as yet unexplained reasons, the German Government’s Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) has published a press release on a six months old position paper
European Parliament drafts ‘Nanomaterials’ into Biocide Recast
The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament has written its Draft Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, suggesting several amendments that specifcally mention ‘nanomaterials’