Italian engineer invents floating solar panels
Rays of the winter sun bounce off gleaming mirrors on the tiny lake of Colignola in Italy, where engineers have built a cost-effective prototype for floating, rotating solar panels.
Process could improve economics of ethanol production
(PhysOrg.com) -- Iowa State University's Hans van Leeuwen has moved his research team's award-winning idea for improving ethanol production from a laboratory to a pilot plant.
Pilot plant to trial new carbon capture technology that converts CO2 into bricks
A new method for permanently and safely storing carbon emissions generated from fossil fuels and other industrial processes will be trialled in a mineral carbonation research pilot plant to be built at the ...
Geothermal heating system draws on limitless fuel: sewage
Among the many renewable energy sources - wind, solar, hydroelectric, biofuels - there is one to which we all contribute that has not yet managed to attract the romantic advocates who have embraced other forms of green energy.
Partnership to build world's largest OTEC plant off China coast
Desalination to secure water in the desert
Murdoch University researchers are working with the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) on an innovative project to secure water supplies in desert communities.
Green business from recycled dairy wastewater
An innovative new way of treating dairy wastewater and whey could cut water and energy consumption dramatically, saving the food industry millions of euros.
Algae may be sustainable alternative for animal feed
The pigs and poultry in Professor Xingen Lei's lab have been consuming feed one wouldn't expect in Ithaca: marine algae.
Making batteries last longer in electric vehicles
A potentially green energy storage device which will help to power electric transport is to be officially launched at The University of Nottinghams Malaysia Campus (UNMC) this week.
Paving the way for the production of high-performance solar cells
Doris Leuthard, a member of the Swiss Federal Council, opened a pilot plant for the production of high efficiency heterojunction (HJT) solar cells at Meyer Burger Research AG in Hauterive, Neuchâtel today. ...
How algae could change your world (or at least your car)
Will we soon be fueling our cars, applying cosmetics and eating food - all made from algae? That's the rather science-fiction-y premise of the new cluster of companies (many of them based in San Diego, home of the San ...
Researchers feed pigs, chickens high-protein fungus grown on ethanol leftovers
Initial studies show a fungus grown in the leftovers of ethanol production could be a good energy feed for pigs and chickens.
New methods for better purification of wastewater
Before wastewater reaches recipient waters, nutrients must be removed in order to avoid eutrophication and large algal blooms, which may result in serious damage to animal and plant life. Robert Almstrand at the University ...
Using wastewater as fertilizer
Sewage sludge, wastewater and liquid manure are valuable sources of fertilizer for food production. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a chemical-free, eco-friendly process that enables the recovered ...