Scientists Convert Algae into Crude Oil in Less than One Hour

December 19, 2013 by  
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Department of Energy scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory say they’ve reduced nature’s million year process of turning algae into crude oil to one than takes less than an hour . The engineers created a chemical process that produces crude oil minutes after it is poured into harvested algae. The reaction is not only fast, but also continuous since it produces a recyclable by product containing phosphorus that can then be used to grow more algae. Watch a video of the process after the jump. Read the rest of Scientists Convert Algae into Crude Oil in Less than One Hour Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae , algae biofuel , algae fuels , aviation fuel , chemical reactor , crude oil , Department of Energy , diesel , Douglas Elliot , fossil fuel , gasoline , green fuel , green technology , pacific northwest national laboratory , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Department of Energy , pnnl , renewable energy , science , Turn Algae into Crude Oil , Turning Algae into Crude Oil in Minutes , wet algae slurry        

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The Great Green Fate of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After the Holidays Are Over

December 19, 2013 by  
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is the star of holidays in NYC, but what happens to it when the festivities are over? The awesome answer might surprise you. Read on to find out what it is. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 45 Rockefeller Plaza , affordable housing , Chris Clarke , christmas tree , decent housing , green building materials , green homes , habitat for humanity , Humanity Plaza , Hurricane Katrina , Hurricane Katrina Victim Homes , louisiana , low income housing , low-cost housing , mayor bloomberg , Mississippi , nbc , Norway Spruce , NYC Christmas Tree , NYC Christmas tree from Connecticut , NYC Christmas tree from Shelton , recycled wood , rockefeller center , Rockefeller Christmas lighting , Rockefeller Christmas Tree , Rockefeller Christmas Tree 2013 , Rockefeller Christmas Tree has 45000 led lights , Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting , Swarovski crystal tree star , Tishman Speyer , transform Rockefeller Plaza into the Humanity Plaza , Warner Music        

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California Company Launches a Car Fuel Made from Landfill Methane

October 8, 2013 by  
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Image via Shutterstock There’s no denying that fracking is bad, really bad . But what about natural gas from other sources? California’s Clean Energy Fuels has just announced that they have begun the sale of a car fuel made with methane that they source from landfill sites. It’s already projected to do remarkably well; the company expects to sell 15 million gallons of Redeem biogas in California this year at 40 filling stations as well as to a customer base that includes SuperShuttle and Hertz. Read the rest of California Company Launches a Car Fuel Made from Landfill Methane Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biogas , car fuel , clean energy fuels , green cars , green fuel , green transportation , greenhouse gas emissions , landfill emissions , landfill environment , landfill methane , methane fuel , natural gas , renewable energy , t. boone pickens        

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Melting Ice Cools Team ASUNM’s Desert-Adapted SHADE House at the Solar Decathlon

October 8, 2013 by  
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Amtrak Teams with Google to Create a Real-Time Train Locator Map

October 8, 2013 by  
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Google Maps recently launched a new interactive tool that allows Amtrak’s 31 million passengers to easily track the exact location of and arrival times for the rail service’s trains. The new locator map will track more than 300 daily trains en route to more than 500 destinations across the country. Checking train status is the second most-used function on Amtrak.com, behind buying tickets, so this infrastructure upgrade should be extremely useful to rail riders. Read the rest of Amtrak Teams with Google to Create a Real-Time Train Locator Map Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amtrak , cloud , Google , Google maps , gps , passenger rail , rail , real-time location , train , train tracking map        

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South Korean Researchers Create Clean Biodiesel from Sewage Sludge

September 3, 2012 by  
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Biodiesel is an excellent source of fuel: not only does it come from renewable sources , but it also burns cleaner, producing less pollution than fossil fuels . But it can be expensive to produce. That is set to change, however, as South Korean researchers recently developed a new way to source fuel from sewage sludge at a fraction of the cost of regular sources. Read the rest of South Korean Researchers Create Clean Biodiesel from Sewage Sludge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Biodiesel fuel , biodiesel technology , cleantech , eco design , green design , green fuel , sewage power , sewage sludge power , sustainable design

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Human Stomach Microbe Breaks Down Seaweed for Biofuel Production

January 20, 2012 by  
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Researchers at the Bio Architecture Lab and the University of Washington in Seattle have genetically modified a microbe commonly found in the human stomach to enable it to break down the very exotic sugars found in seaweed. The development could signify a biofuel breakthrough, since seaweed doesn’t take up space that crops could use, it doesn’t contain the hard to break down substance lignin, and it needs absolutely no fertilizers to grow. The newly found process also doesn’t require high temperatures, which means that turning seaweed into biofuel would require very little electricity. Read the rest of Human Stomach Microbe Breaks Down Seaweed for Biofuel Production Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , biofuel resources , fuel resources , green fuel , green resources , microbe , ocean energy , Seaweed , seaweed biofuel , seaweed energy , seaweed gas , seaweed harvesting , seaweed uses , stomach , sustainable fuel

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Unrest In Egypt is Yet Another Reason For US to Quit Foreign Oil

February 4, 2011 by  
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In response to the recent crisis in Egypt, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said today that the situation should accelerate the US’s efforts to reduce foreign oil imports.

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Researchers hope to produce algae in commercial quantities within four years

October 13, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Cranfield University researchers to investigate ways of harvesting algae commercially for jet fuel. Green is the future of aviation industry and we have already seen a handful of companies experimenting with different eco-friendly fuels.

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Companies Transform Scrap Cardboard Into Ethanol Fuel

May 31, 2010 by  
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A new partnership between a paperboard mill and a biofuel producer is now producing ethanol fuel from scrap cardboard fiber. While 95% of cardboard can easily be recycled again into more cardboard, the rest is unusable and usually enters the waste stream – a loss in terms of economics and the environment.

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