US Navy to Use Low-Emission Switchgrass Fuel to Power Fighter Jets

June 10, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock With ambitious long-term energy goals, US Navy is at the forefront of alternative energy and energy efficiency. Now, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has partnered with Cobalt Technologies , the U.S. Navy and Show Me Energy Cooperative in order to create a sustainable, cost-competitive fuel for jet fighters using biomass feedstock such as switchgrass . Read the rest of US Navy to Use Low-Emission Switchgrass Fuel to Power Fighter Jets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomass , biostock , cobalt technologies , emissions , energy department , jet fighters , jet fuel , National Renewable Energy Laboratory , NREL , show me energy cooperative , sustainable fuel , switchgrass , us military , US Navy        

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Ecuadorian Pipeline Leak Sends 420,000 Gallons of Oil Towards Brazilian Amazon River

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Living along a major river means you are at the mercy of the actions of those living upstream. On May 31, a landslide ruptured the Trans-Ecuador pipeline operated by Petroecuador , sending 420,000 gallons of crude oil into the River Coca, a tributary of the Amazon . Since the disaster, the oil has already reached the Peruvian Amazon region of Loreto, and Brazil has been put “on alert” to watch for the pollution as it makes its way into the country. Read the rest of Ecuadorian Pipeline Leak Sends 420,000 Gallons of Oil Towards Brazilian Amazon River Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon , amazon river , Brazil , clean carribean & americas , ecuador , loreto , manuel pulgar vidal , oil spill , peru , petroecuador , rafael correa , river coca , trans-ecuador pipeline        

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Whetar’s Contra-Rotating Wind Turbines Could Produce 5 Times More Power

June 10, 2013 by  
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London-based manufacturer Poduhvat has developed a wind turbine which they claim can produce five times more energy than traditional wind turbines with the same rotor size. The contra-rotating Whetar turbine is almost completely silent and it can generate 43,8 MW/h per year with under 50% load capacity. Read the rest of Whetar’s Contra-Rotating Wind Turbines Could Produce 5 Times More Power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “wind power” , green technology , Poduhvat , Poduhvat turbines , renewable energy sources , silent wind turbines , Whetar Wind Turbines , wind energy , wind turbine design , wind turbines        

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Within 5 Years, Tires Could be Made From Sugar Cane, Corn, or Switchgrass Instead of Oil

March 26, 2010 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC The Greenest Tire is No Tire, But if That’s Not Possible… According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association trade group, it takes about 7 gallons of oil to make 1 car tire (the oil is turned into isoprene), and 1 billion of them are made each year.

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Good Advice for Green Spring Cleaning

March 26, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good Spring is here and for most people that means it’s time to open the windows and brush a winter’s worth of dust off the furniture. It’s a lot of work, but celebrating the first warm weekend of spring with a whole-house clean is a refreshing way to welcome the season

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