Algae to be Used for Cheap Ethanol Production

Monday, June 29, 2009 11:40 3 Comments

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.

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Renewable Energy-Powered Gym is the World’s First

Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:03 No Comments

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.

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1986 Motorcycle Modded to Sport an Electric Engine

Sunday, June 28, 2009 0:48 No Comments

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.”

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Wind farm capable of producing 20GW of electrical power

Friday, June 26, 2009 8:47 3 Comments

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 [...]

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Zero-Emission Personal Aircraft Powered by Electricity

Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:42 No Comments

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 [...]

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Energy-Saving Technology Developed Make Air Conditioners Green

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 2:36 No Comments

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.

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A Washing Machine that Consumes Only a Cup of Water

Monday, June 22, 2009 12:45 3 Comments

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.

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Mitsubishi Develops Energy-Efficient Organic Photovoltaic Modules

Monday, June 22, 2009 10:18 No Comments

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.

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Wind Dancer – Silent Wind Turbine that can Generate up to 23KW of Green Power

Sunday, June 21, 2009 8:38 No Comments

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 [...]

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Tiny Biological Fuel Cells Being Developed at University of Georgia

Saturday, June 20, 2009 8:46 No Comments

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.

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