Canadian Company Turns Garbage into Gasoline

December 9, 2013 by  
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Canada-based Enerkem has developed a process to convert just about any type of nonrecyclable waste into biofuel.

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Why Disney is fighting deforestation in Peru

July 15, 2013 by  
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With the help of $3.5 million from Disney, Conservation International has developed a REDD+ project in the dwindling Alto Mayo Protected Forest in Peru. 

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Rolls Royce to use hybrid sailboats to cut shipping costs

July 15, 2013 by  
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Rolls Royce draws inspiration from the past for tomorrow's hybrid ship, which will combine sails and steam for lower emissions and high efficiency.

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UCLA Develop Electricity-Generating, Transparent Solar Cell Windows

July 23, 2012 by  
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A team from UCLA has developed a new transparent solar cell that has the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside. In short, they’ve created a solar power-generating window! Described as “a new kind of polymer solar cell (PSC) ” that produces energy by absorbing mainly infrared light instead of traditional visible light, the photoactive plastic cell is nearly 70% transparent to the human eye—so you can look through it like a traditional window. Read the rest of UCLA Develop Electricity-Generating, Transparent Solar Cell Windows Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , photovoltaics , polymer solar cell , Solar Power , solar power generating windows , Sustainable Homes , transparent solar cells , ucla

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Meet the RE:VOLT, Chevy’s Next-Generation Green Vehicle

April 1, 2012 by  
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Much has been made about the environmental costs associated with natural gas drilling, but there’s a different type of natural gas that’s produced by every one of the planet’s more than 7 billion inhabitants that requires no drilling at all. Seeking to tap into that natural resource, General Motors is hard at work developing a next-generation hybrid vehicle fueled by human-produced methane gas. For its all-new RE:VOLT model, GM has developed a methane capture and sequestration device that will be built into each passenger seat. The green vehicle is expected to hit dealerships in 2013, and it promises to bring new meaning to the phrase “Drive by the seat of your pants.” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternitve energy vehicle , chevy , general motors , GM , hybrid vehicle , methane gas , natural gas

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Spectrolab to mass-produce record-breaking solar cell

November 25, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Solar cell achieves conversion efficiency of 39.2 percent. Boeing’s subsidiary Spectrolab has developed new record-breaking solar cell, which achieves a conversion efficiency of 39.2 percent.

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SOM delivers India’s first LEED Gold certified hotel

November 24, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable hotel designed to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) have announced the completion of India’s first LEED Gold Certified hotel, which has been built in the city of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh

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Get Ready for a New Kind of ‘Smart Meter’

November 15, 2010 by  
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Startup company Streetline has developed a way to help drivers reduce their endless circling for parking spaces and help cities bring in more revenue from parking meters.

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Super Fast EV Charger Hits 50% in Three Minutes

July 6, 2010 by  
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EV charging is becoming serious business.  Better Place , Coulumb Technologies and others are competing to get their charging networks into the most cities, but so far there hasn’t been a charging speed war among companies.  That may change soon. Japanese company JFE Engineering has developed a quick charger that can get your car’s battery from zero to 50 percent in just three minutes.  If you have five minutes to spare, you’ll get a 70 percent charge.  By comparison, other quick chargers need about 30 minutes to hit an 80 percent charge and standard EV chargers can take all night to provide a full charge. This type of unit is ideal for convenience stores where drivers could recharge quickly and be on their way, just as if they were filing up with gas

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Powering Up Electronics With Cotton Fabric?

March 10, 2010 by  
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Photo via WonderMike Cornell University is about to have a fashion show.

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