Week in Review: June 18, 2012

The Silicon Bayou has been buzzing with tech and entrepreneurial news. Here are the most popular stories published on Silicon Bayou News in the past seven days:

Shaw Group to Invest $50 Million in Carbon-Capture Company

The Baton Rouge-based Shaw Group Inc. announced plans last week to invest up to $50.4 million in a new type of power-plant technology that captures carbon dioxide. Shaw plans to buy up to half of the startup company that developed the technology, called Net Power LLC. Energy powerhouse Exelon Corp. is also partnernig to market the first power plant, a 25-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant that will be located somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico.

Local company capitalizes on environmental remediation technology

Locally based company Eglé Solutions offers environmentally safe and green conscious products that are customized for clients. Concerning that last — residents who live near Tulane University might notice an absence of “eau de dumpster” in their neighborhood these days, thanks to locally based Eglé Solutions. Three years ago, the company began as a distribution company that provided environmentally sustainable products with the mindset that everyone should want to go green, now offering integrated services in order to consult, train, and seek permanent solutions to fit the needs of companies.

The Pivot Point of Public Education: New Orleans and The Future of EdTech

From a monetary perspective, one thing is for certain in New Orleans: money is being spent in education. Molly explores what works, what does, and what companies have a good chance at making educational progress in the city. Local education-focused non-profit 4.0 Schools is looking to every corner of possibility for ways to make a greater, longer lasting impact in education both locally and nationally.

All About You: Adriana Lopez

Familiar face slash contributing writer to Silicon Bayou News, Adriana Lopez, loves entrepreneurship and listening to jazz. She also writers for NolaVie and provides PR and media services to companies throughout Greater New Orleans through her firm, Generation New Orleans, Inc. (Gen NOLA). Gen NOLA is focused on assisting small businesses, entrepreneurs, and emerging artists become well recognized and established within the community.

New Orleans exports entrepreneurial spirit to Japan

Adriana Lopez writes, “New Orleans has recently been gaining substantial national recognition with its growth in film and digital media, influx of entrepreneurs and visionaries from around the country, and the development of innovative startups. Both the media and federal government have been looking at our city as a model in business progression. Now, New Orleans has been recognized as a global thought leader: Tim Williamson, CEO and co-founder of The Idea Village, will be representing Louisiana when he travels to Japan this week to speak on building a sustainable entrepreneurial community.”

Moonbot Studios Partners with Sony and Launches Interactive Game

Moonbot Studios made a big announcement last week. The company is collaborating with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to launch a new title, Diggs Nightcrawler, for their Sony Playstation Wonderbook platform. The Wonderbook platform was designed in an effort to expand the way people use the PlayStation Move by using the Augmented Reality technology and PlayStation Move products to bring stories to life before your eyes.

33rd Annual Tulane Business Form to Be Held in September

The Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA) annualy presents the Tulane Business Forum, highlighting a distinguished lineup of business related speakers. Nationally recognized entrepreneurship expert Carl J. Schramm and Hancock Holding Co. President and CEO Carl Chaney are just two on the list of speakers the for event. This year’s forum, ‘Scoring Big: Building on Business Victories,’ will be held on on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.