Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’

Hydrogen Generating Station Uses Landfill Gas as Raw Material for a Clean Fuel

Thursday, September 3, 2009 5:01 No Comments

The South Korean government has signed a MOU with oil refiner SK Energy and SK Engineering & Construction to build world’s first hydrogen station that will be able to extract hydrogen from methane emitted by landfills.

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Water Purification System Utilizes Solar Energy for Cleaning Water

Friday, August 21, 2009 4:49 No Comments

As part of the upcoming Aqua Metropolis festival in Osaka, engineering firm NTT Facilities has developed a pair of solar-powered, UFO-shaped floating water purifiers that will be deployed in the city’s canals and in the moat at Osaka Castle.

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Energy Scavenging Microbes Use Mud for Electricity

Thursday, August 6, 2009 6:01 No Comments

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have discovered a microbe called Geobacter that generates electricity when placed in wastewater and mud. Geobacter’s hairlike pili are extremely fine, only 3 to 5 nanometers in diameter or about 20,000 times finer than a human hair, and more than a thousand times longer than they are wide.

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Kinetic Energy Generated from Marching Soldiers to be Converted into Energy

Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:37 No Comments

Researchers at the University of Leeds aims to develop a system that can harness kinetic energy from marching soldiers. The $1.5 million plan will focus on finding a way to convert human energy into usable power for military field applications. It is part of the larger “battery-free soldier” project that also includes development of solar [...]

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Urine Broken Down into Hydrogen Using Electrolysis

Saturday, July 4, 2009 5:22 No Comments

Researchers at the Ohio University have developed an efficient way of producing hydrogen from urine – a feat that could not only fuel the cars of the future, but could also help clean up municipal wastewater. Using hydrogen to power cars has become an increasingly attractive transportation fuel, as the only emission produced is water [...]

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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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Human Waste to be Recycled into Biogas for Cooking and Heating

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 1:24 No Comments

Human waste could be an important source of “green” electricity for cooking and heating if it is converted into methane. Hundreds of thousands of people could benefit from this amazing source of energy. For this reason United Utilities is planning a £4.3 million scheme to build sewage treatment plants that can generate sewage gas for [...]

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Renewable Energy will Create 410,000 Jobs by 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 14:50 No Comments

The renewable energy sector will create 410,000 new jobs in the European Union until 2020, according to a study conducted by the European Commission. The estimates have been made in the conditions in which renewable energy would provide 20% of EU renewable sources.

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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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