Enabling the sustainable enterprise

Personal Assessment Tool

Encouraging a greener behaviour within a corporation

The goal of the personal assessment tool is to reduce the impact of printing on the environment. It provides awareness and advices on ‘green’ behaviours at individual, community and corporate level. It uses a virtual currency to measure all printing behaviours at different levels of a corporation. The proposed solution reflects the environmental cost of printing, attributes print quotas to employees every month and shows the commitment of the corporation in the sustainable development.

Simegy

Minimizing power consumption of a fleet of devices

The Simegy system optimizes the energy consumption of printers by dynamically setting timeouts, with minimal user impact and extremely low administrative overhead. The widely used solutions to manage the printers’ timeouts are static: a set of rules is decided and statically set once and for all. Automated statistical analysis of the print activity of the fleet brings dynamical capabilities by updating individually every device timeouts and can help reducing the power consumption of up to 20%.

Solid Ink

Combining greater ease-of-use and less waste

Solid ink is a proven color printing technology only offered by Xerox. A solid ink printer or multifunction printer uses solid sticks (or blocks) of no-mess, non-toxic ink instead of toner or inkjet cartridges. Solid ink is easy to use, produces incredible color print quality, is cost-effective, and is very good for the environment.

Hydrodynamic Separation

Simple and cost effective solution to provide clean water to the world

The hydrodynamic separation (HDS) system is compact, low in energy consumption, has low ongoing maintenance costs, and is easily scalable to high-throughput volumes for produced water applications. The HDS system addresses needs for both onshore and offshore oil and gas wells.

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SolFocus

Reduce the cost of solar energy

The venture builds on the original SolFocus design for concentrator photovoltaic technology. CPV technology creates electricity by using precision optical components such as lenses and mirrors to direct and "concentrate" sunlight onto high-efficiency solar cells. SolFocus' prototype solar panels are smaller, cheaper, and easier to manufacture than the flat-plate photovoltaic panels that currently dominate the market.