The companies Algenol Biofuels and Dow Chemical have partnered to build algae farms that can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol as a vehicle fuel or an ingredient in plastics. The team has announced that they will build a demonstration plant that would effectively convert CO2 into fuel.
When Movement Climbing and Fitness will open its doors in July, its water will be heated with a 90-square-foot evacuated tube solar thermal system and its electricity will be produced by a 100-kilowatt photovoltaic array.
Geoff Bjorgan is the inventor of this amazing “green” motorcycle. He successfully converted a 1986 Honda motorcycle into a 120 lbs electric, pedal-assist bike. “I was more concerned with look than function,” Bjorgan told Autopia. “The bike is heavy, definitely a flatlander, but it cruises at 21 mph so I’m happy.”
China’s officials said that until 2020, the country will build a huge wind farm in the northwest, having an energy capacity similar to the gigantic Three Gorges Dam. Feng Jianshen, a vice governor of Gansu province, told reporters that the province planned to expand the installed capacity of its wind power base to more than [...]
Yuneec’s E430 is a twin seat, single engine, LSA class aircraft with a significant difference to every commercially available plane that has come before it – it’s entirely electric. The lightweight composite-construction E430 charges in three hours from a domestic 230 volt powerpoint, runs for two and half hours on a charge and the all-up [...]
Researchers at the Purdue University have discovered a new technology that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant, preventing the units from working overtime. The new “virtual refrigerant charge sensor” is particularly practical for automotive air conditioners, which tend to leak refrigerant more than other types of units.
An environment-friendly washing machine developed by the researchers at the University of Leeds, Britain, that is able to wash a complete load using just one cup of water, could be released on the market next year.
Mitsubishi Cooperation(MC), Tokki Corporation and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST) have developed a new, energy-efficient Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) module that can be highly integrated.
The company Wind Simplicity has launched a new wind turbine that can generate up to 23KW of green power and an easily be installed in your backyard, eliminating your electricity bills. If you’re not in need of a fancy wind turbine, or if you’re looking to save a few bucks, they also offer the Wind [...]
Researchers at the University of Georgia ave developed a successful way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electricity, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power prosthetic limbs, pacemakers and cochlear implants.