14-Year-Old’s Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500%

August 25, 2014 by  
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Algae could provide an endless source of biofuel , however current production methods tend to be costly and time-intensive – first you have to grow the algae, and then you extract oily lipids and convert them into fuel. Enter Gregory Martin , a brilliant 14-year-old who has found a way to boost the amount of lipids in algae by over 500% ! Gregory’s method uses fewer steps than other techniques, and it could lead to much higher biofuel yields. Read the rest of 14-Year-Old’s Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500% Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 Google Science Fair , algae , algae biofuel , biofuel , biofuel production , Gregory Martin , nitrogen depletion

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Fluorescent Dye Boosts Solar Cell Efficiency by a Whopping 38 Percent

May 9, 2013 by  
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Yale researchers have discovered that they can boost the efficiency of solar cells by a whopping 38 percent by coating them with a fluorescent dye. Polymer solar cells are popular for their low cost, low weight, large area and mechanical flexibility, according to Physorg , but they only convert roughly 50 percent of the solar energy absorbed into usable electricity. The organic squaraine dye improves light absorption and recycles electrons, thereby hastening the light to energy conversion process. Read the rest of Fluorescent Dye Boosts Solar Cell Efficiency by a Whopping 38 Percent Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , alternative energy , cleantech , Förster resonance energy transfer , renewable energy , solar cell efficiency , Solar cells , solar research and development , Squaraine dye , Yale University solar research        

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BOOK REVIEW: Bianca Bosker’s New Book, Original Copies, Dissects China’s Bizarre Knockoff Architecture Trend

May 9, 2013 by  
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Kellogg Boosts Funds to Sustainable Palm Oil Producers

March 8, 2011 by  
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 The Kellogg Company is using buying power to support, and expand, sustainable palm oil production.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises to Build $24M Plastic Recycling Plant in UK

March 8, 2011 by  
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Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd., the world’s third-largest independent Coke bottler, and the largest plastics recycler in Europe are teaming up to build a U.K. facility that’s expected to more than double the country’s production of high-grade recycled plastic, material suitable for beverage and food packaging.

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SAP Boosts Renewable Energy Use to 50 Percent

August 6, 2010 by  
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The software maker also shrank its carbon footprint by improving the energy efficiency of its buildings and data centers, but an uptick in business growth means SAP is keeping a wary eye on its business travel.

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