Old Cigarette Factory to Become Solar and Wind Battery Plant

October 29, 2014 by  
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Normally when a massive factory closes its doors an outlet mall or giant water park pops up in its place. But one former cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina is turning into something completely unexpected. Swiss battery manufacturer Alveo announced plans to turn a 3.5 million square-foot cigarette factory into a facility that makes batteries for solar and wind farms. Read the rest of Old Cigarette Factory to Become Solar and Wind Battery Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , Cigarette factory , cigarette factory to battery factory , Philip Morris factory , renewable energy , renewable power batteries , solar batteries , Solar Power , Tesla batteries , wind batteries

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A123 Opens Largest Battery Plant in North America

September 16, 2010 by  
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A123 Systems has opened a new lithium-ion battery plant in Livonia, Michigan .  Based on capacity, it’s the largest battery plant in North America. The new plant is 291,000 square feet and is designed to house the entire production process from R&D to manufacture of individual components and all the way through final assembly of battery packs. The facility will increase the company’s production by 600 MWh per year, making its overall cell assembly capacity reach 760 MWh a year by 2011

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Oregano Reduces Cows’ Methane Emissions by 40%

September 16, 2010 by  
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By now we all know that cows’ burps and backside emissions contain methane .  And it’s actually a big problem.  Worldwide, these emissions are responsible for 37 percent of human-produced methane.  Amazingly, oregano, an herb found in almost every spice rack in America, is able to greatly reduce the amount of methane produced by cows. A cow’s belches are responsible for the large majority of methane they emit, so scientists concentrated on finding a supplement that could reduce the methane produced in the rumen, causing less to be released.  After trying numerous plants, essential oils and other natural supplements, oregano was found to consistently reduce the methane produced without having any negative effects on the cow.

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Automotive X Prize Winners Announced

September 16, 2010 by  
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This morning, the X Prize Foundation announced the winners of the $10 million Progrssive Insurance X Prize. The competition goal is to “build a car that gets at least 100 MPGe in real world driving and is safe, affordable and desirable to offer consumers more efficient vehicle choices. Over 111 teams and 146 vehicles were entered in the competition, and this field was narrowed down to 15 finalists

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A123 Systems Opens North-America’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant (600MWh/Year)

September 14, 2010 by  
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Image: A123 Systems A Shiny New 291,000-Square-Foot Factory A123 Systems, the makers of advanced lithium-ion batteries, have just opened a new battery factory in Livonia, Michigan. They claim that “based on available data” it is the largest battery plant in North-America (some manufacturer might be keeping their capacity secret)

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New York Eco Fashion Week: Twilight Meets ‘Stars at Night’ in Susan Cianciolo Spring 2011 (Slideshow)

September 14, 2010 by  
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Susan Cianciolo at The GreenShows during New York Fashion Week.

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Mississippi River Brimming with Dead Fish Near Gulf of Mexico

September 14, 2010 by  
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Photo via NOLA At first glance, you might not even notice the dead fish in the picture above — there are too many of them. But no, that’s not a gravely parking lot. It’s a section of the Mississippi River that has been clogged with thousands of dead fish in the wake of the BP Gulf spill

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Human Impacts on Deep Sea Floor Measured for First Time

September 14, 2010 by  
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Image via SkyTruth We know that bottom trawling — the practice of dragging a net across the sea floor to collect anything and everything in… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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