Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]