Reseacrhers at the GMR Institute of Technology in Rajam, India, found that cottonseed oil could be a source of “green fuel” for cars. They discovered that the cottonseed oil was as efficient as petroleum diesel when used as fuel in small engines.
Lunen, a German town north of Dortmund, will become the world’s first town powered by biogas generated from cow and horse manure. In addition, the local authorities are also planning to use organic material from local farms in the process which would generate electricity for 90,000 inhabitants.
The company Solaroad Technologies claims to have invented new kind of solar cells for highways that can generate power even at night by converting light from headlights of cars into energy. Electrawall, as the system has been named, also stores what it collects in batteries. The inventor claims a million feet of his collectors could [...]
Houston-based Waste Management, a giant waste company,announced a joint venture with InEnTec to commercialize and develop large-scale plasma-gasification facilities, which will generate energy and fuel from waste commonly trashed in landfills.
Drawing inspiration from Formula 1 cars, Swiss designer Ralph Kaeppeli has come up with a futuristic car that is not just fast and lightweight but also helps in sustaining the environment. Called “SOOL,” the revolutionary car is the first solar powered Peugeot vehicle that causes no emissions at all (not even noise).
Sharp announced the release of the world’s thinnest portable solar panels for mobile devices.That technology has now gone global, as Sharp announces that its solar panel will be available across the world to device manufacturers.
The solar power plants located in deserts could generate up to a quarter of the planet’s electricity by 2050, according to a report by pro-solar groups. The study, by environmental group Greenpeace, the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA) and the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) SolarPACES group, shows that technology can be adapted to the [...]
Ice Energy has invented a new system named Ice Bear that could reduce the energy required by air conditioners developed for small to mid-sized commercial buildings. Ice Bear integrates seamlessly with conventional air conditioning units to create a unique hybrid cooling system that fundamentally changes how – and more importantly when – energy is consumed [...]
The company Konarka Technologies, a leader in the flexible solar film market is working to integrate solar power charging function into bags and clothing. A smart and environmentally interesting product, the Powerbrella is the latest development Konarka is exploring in partnership with SKYShades a Florida-based company making retractable and fixed architectural ‘SKYbrellas’.
General Motors claims that Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) provides up to 15 percent greater fuel economy than a comparable, non-HCCI engine by radically altering the combustion process. In general terms, the pressure and heat within an HCCI engine’s cylinders are used to ignite the air/fuel mixture without the aid of a traditional spark-generated flame [...]