Cottonseed Oil Could One Day Power Your Car

Saturday, May 30, 2009 14:52 No Comments

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.

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World’s First City Powered by Animal Waste

Friday, May 29, 2009 12:58 No Comments

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.

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Solar Modules for Highways Generates Power Even at Night

Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:57 No Comments

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 [...]

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Waste To Energy System Breaks Down Garbage Without Incinerating It

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:25 3 Comments

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.

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Zero Emission Concept Car Powered Completely by Solar Energy

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:38 No Comments

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).

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World’s Thinnest Portable Solar Panels for Mobile Devices

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:51 No Comments

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.

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A Quarter of the Planet’s Electricity Could be Generated in the Deserts

Monday, May 25, 2009 13:03 No Comments

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 [...]

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Ice Energy has Developed an Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning System

Monday, May 25, 2009 2:47 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Powerbrella Generates Energy for Recharging Portable Devices

Sunday, May 24, 2009 2:33 No Comments

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’.

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GM’s Fuel-Saving Engine Technology Becomes Reality

Thursday, May 21, 2009 6:13 No Comments

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 [...]

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