News tagged with waste material

Green engineering for waste management

"Green engineering" is based on the idea of designing, selling and using processes and products that are technically and economically viable while, at the same time, minimizing pollution, as well as health and environmental ...

dateApr 01, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Urban bees using plastic to build hives

Once the snow melts, Canada's bee population will be back in business—pollinating, making honey and keeping busy doing bee things. For at least two urban bee species, that means making nests out of plastic waste.

dateFeb 11, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Thermoelectric materials nearing production scale

Half-Heusler compounds are especially suited for manufacturing thermoelectric modules. Waste heat can be converted to electricity with them. Researchers have manufactured the alloys for the first time in kilogram quantities.

dateDec 03, 2013 in Engineering
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