Category: Technologies

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November 15, 2018

Coding recipes and 3D printers: Aruba’s mobile makerspace hits the road

Was your primary school ever visited by a bookmobile? On the Caribbean island of Aruba, a new kind of mobile library for the 21st century…

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September 14, 2018

World Cleanup Day is every day for Aruba’s Plastic Beach Party

On September 15 millions of volunteers in 150 countries will join forces for World Cleanup Day, but on the Caribbean island of Aruba the Metabolic…

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August 29, 2018

How SIDE systems can unlock an energy revolution

Our energy systems engineer Florijn De Graaf has unveiled his report on Smart Integrated Decentralised Energy (SIDE) systems, which could hold the key to realizing…

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September 22, 2017

How to set up your own plastic recycling plant: lessons from Metabolic Foundation’s Plastic Beach Party in Aruba

 The Caribbean island of Aruba imports more than 6,000 tons of plastic each year. With no recycling facilities, plastic waste poses a direct threat to…

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June 12, 2017

Over the Years: Lessons from Metabolic’s R&D

Since its founding, Metabolic has experimented with a variety of product design trajectories that have aimed to make clean technology more affordable and scalable. For…

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August 16, 2015

A Dry Paradise: Designing sustainable living

I spent the past week in Southern Spain in a beautiful tourist location. I could let the world know by posting something quasi-nonchalant on Facebook, like…

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July 13, 2015

Incorporating Spectral Utilities

This past May, we incorporated our first spin-off as a limited liability company in the Netherlands. Spectral Utilities will focus on providing integrated micro utility systems…