Breakthrough on the Road to Cheaper Biofuels

Posted on May 11, 2017 11:48:53 AM

In this article we examine how scientists are in the frontline when it comes to making biofuels more cost effective...

Scientists are on the way to discovering how to make use of the leftovers from the process of making biofuel from plants, and hence making them far more cost effective.

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Topics: Biofuels, Listing, Waste, Lawrence Berkeley, Lignin

Renewable Energy Jobs on the Up and Up

Posted on May 3, 2017 1:44:20 PM

Here we examine how the renewable energy sector is providing a jobs boom as the world's economy moves to a sustainable model...

The renewable energy sector now employs 9.4 million people around the world, a figure set to rise as energy companies continue to pump money into the sector.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Listing, Jobs

Solar Powered Solution To Clean Up Remote Regions

Posted on May 1, 2017 1:33:00 PM

.Here we take a look at solar-powered mobile technology that can recycle waste in the world's remote regions...

The challenge of recycling waste into something useful is hard enough in the developed world. In developing regions with little or no recycling infrastructure it becomes a near impossibility.

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Topics: Solar, Recycle, Plastic, Listing, TRASHPRESSO

Biofuel Flight Research Project Underway

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 1:05:00 PM

Here we examine how biofuels may help reduce the persistence of damaging high altitude contrails in the aircraft industry...

A Canadian research project is looking to study the effects on the possible beneficial environmental effects on contrails when aircraft are fuelled with biofuels.

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Topics: Biofuels, Listing, Aviation, Transport

Biofuel Set for Take-off

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 11:11:14 AM

In this article we look at how biofuels could help transform the carbon footprint of aviation...

The potential for the use of environmentally friendly fuels in the much criticized aviation industry has been demonstrated after a jet fighter aircraft flew on 100% biofuel for the first time.

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Topics: Biofuels, Listing, Aviation, Transport

Squeezing Gains from Dirty Waters

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 11:39:00 AM

The problems faced by businesses which are heavy water users can be a major financial burden – we see how this expense can be turned into a revenue stream...

A combination of climate change and fast increases in world population has led to water scarcity becoming a global problem.

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Topics: Business, Listing, Waste Water, New Technology

LEDs Light the Way to a Low-Carbon Future

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 2:15:00 PM

Here we investigate the growth potential of the energy efficient street lighting sector in the coming years...

The installation of energy efficient street lighting is set to be one of the biggest growth areas in cleantech in the coming years.

As municipalities look to reduce carbon emissions and slash energy bills the take-up of LED and intelligent lighting is being increasingly seen as one of the most cost effective solutions.

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Topics: Listing, LEDs, Street Lighting, Energy Bills

Rooftop Solar PV Bringing Power to the People

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 2:06:00 PM

Here we examine how the key to bringing electricity to the estimated billion people living in energy poverty is distributed renewables, in particular rooftop solar...

The focus in the renewable energy world is increasingly being put on the potential of distributed solar power as the limitations of centralised, grid-based systems become apparent.

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Topics: Solar Power, Listing, Distribution, Grid Connection

Waste Water: Where There's Muck There's Brass

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 1:52:00 PM

Here we examine how the energy intensive waste water treatment sector can become a revenue stream rather than a drain on resources...

The problem of treating wastewater and sewage – mainly one of cost — has been turned into a positive by one Danish plant that now produces more energy than it needs.

Following a €3million upgrade, the Marselisborg Wastewater Treatment Plant in Denmark's second largest city of Aarhus generated nearly 70% more energy than it needed in 2016.

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Topics: Denmark, Listing, Waste Water, Electricity

Bioplastic to Make Cars More Environmentally Friendly

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 12:21:03 PM

Here we examine how a new plastic could transform the carbon footprint of the car industry...

When it comes to the carbon footprint of the auto trade, first thoughts turn to how to cut vehicle emissions, whether through turning to electric cars, super efficient motors or hydrogen cells.

However, what is often not taken into account is the carbon footprint of the actual manufacturing process, and particularly the oil-based plastics that make up so much of the interiors of vehicles

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Topics: Environment, Listing, Bioplastic, Auto Trade

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