Recycled Grass Clippings Could Perhaps Heat Your Home

A British renewable energy company intends to use grass from abandoned fields and meadows as a fuel source. The gas that heats your home might come from the grass beneath your feet, at least if British renewable energy company Ecotricity is successful. Ecotricity, one of the world’s first renewable energy companies, is building a ‘green […]

Scientists Discover Method to Turn CO2 Into Methane

The latest new catalyst can turn carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide into methane. Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is at an all-time high, and it’s not enough for us to simply stop emitting more. In order to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we’ll have to start taking lots of CO2 out of the […]

METHANE FUELED FUEL CELLS DEVELOPED

Platinum-free, methane-fueled fuel cells developed Reliable, affordable fuel cells have come not one but three steps closer to reality this week, with announcements from two research institutions regarding advances in the field. If the reported developments make their way into production, we could be seeing fuel cells that use more abundant, less expensive fuels and […]

SANITATION NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2.6BILLION PEOPLE

Creating sustainable sanitation in the slums of Kenya It’s estimated that around 2.6 billion people around the world make do without any sanitation, including more than 10 million in the slums of Kenya. Still more have to use thinly disguised holes in the ground. A group of MIT students have joined forces to try and […]

PIG MANURE TO FUEL CRUDE OIL

Chemists Get Scoop On Crude ‘Oil’ From Pig Manure Science (June 17, 2008) — After a close examination of crude oil made from pig manure, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are certain about a number of things. Most obviously, “This stuff smells worse than manure,” says NIST chemist Tom Bruno. […]

CHICKEN MANURE TO ENERGY EQUIPMENT

VIV Europe 2010: Innovative gasification system to be introduced Chicken manure to energy Environmentally friendly, climate neutral and reliable: For the first time ever on display world wide at VIV Europe will be a gasification system which transforms biomass for example from poultry manure into energy. The clou of the Big Dutchman innovation is that, except for […]

FOOD INDUSTRY WASTE CONVERTS TO BIO GAS FUEL

Obtaining Bio-Gas From Food Industry Waste Science (Mar. 31, 2009) — The AZTI-Tecnalia technological centre, experts in food research, have put a biogas plant into operation in order to investigate novel systems of sustainable energy production based on the use of waste and sub-products from the food industry. This new plant exploits the enormous potential […]

SEWERAGE SLUDGE TO BIOFUEL,CLOSE TO REALITY

Biodiesel from Sewage Sludge Within Pennies a Gallon of Being Competitive Science (May 20, 2010) — Existing technology can produce biodiesel fuel from municipal sewage sludge that is within a few cents a gallon of being competitive with conventional diesel refined from petroleum, according to an article in ACS’ Energy & Fuels. Sludge is the […]

BACTERIA BREAKS DOWN TRASH FOR POWER GENERATION

Turning Trash Into Power Biological Engineers Generate Natural Gas with Bacteria October 1, 2006 — A new kind of waste digester uses two different strains of bacteria in different tanks. This would normally take place in the same environment, but microbiologists have now separated it into two stages that increases natural-gas production. The technology increases […]

COMBUSTIBLE ICE FOR FUEL – BURNING ICE IN CHINA

Freshly discovered reserves of combustible ice can power China for 90 years Eco Factor: Low-emission fuel sources discovered in China. China has discovered new sources of frozen combustible ice on the tundra of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which according to researchers can supply China with 90 years worth of energy. The new reserve equals at least […]