Awesome Mini Generator Extracts Energy From Saltwater

Where freshwater and saltwater meet, you get energy. Where freshwater meets saltwater, Aleksandra Radenovic sees a wold of untapped renewable energy. Radenovic is a nanoscientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and today she published the schematics of a brand new type of flat, membrane-like power generator. The generator siphons energy from the process […]

Hundred-Metre Long Solar Platforms Remain Steady, Stable in Rough Sea Weather

Solar panels require a lot of space, so why not use the space which is abundant in large bodies of water to produce environmentally-friendly electricity? The main obstacle to this is waves, which endanger large floating installations on the water. A new lightweight construction has been developed at TU Wien which can be used to […]

Taming the Oceans for 24hrs a day Power & Energy Generation

Fossil fuels propelled the Industrial Revolution and subsequent technological advances. However, our future cannot be based on them, if only because they are a finite resource; and we are very close to exhausting them. Solar and wind power is often seen as the main locomotive of the energy revolution. However, it is becoming increasingly clear […]

Liquid hydrocarbon fuel created from CO2, water & sunshine in breakthrough one-step process

UTA researchers (L to R), Mohammad Fakrul Islam, Frederick MacDonnell, Wilaiwan Chanmanee and Brian Dennis, whose research is a first in producing usable liquid hydrocarbon fuel from sunlight, water and CO2 (Credit: UTA) As scientists look for ways to help remove excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a number of experiments have focused on employing […]

Professors Say US Has Fallen Behind On Offshore Wind Power

University of Delaware faculty from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), the College of Engineering and the Alfred Lerner School of Business and Economics say that the U.S. has fallen behind in offshore wind power. The UD professors, who are all affiliated with UD’s Center for Carbon Free Power Integration (CCPI), reported their […]


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Australia’s first floating solar plant to be built in South Australia

Construction is due to start on the country’s first floating solar power plant. It is expected to be begin operations by early April. According to the ABC, the plant will float on a wastewater treatment facility in Jamestown in the state’s mid north. Based in SA’s Aberfoyle Park, Infratech Industries, has developed and installed solar […]


Ultra-Low-Maintenance Portable Ocean Power Station Monday, 01 December 2014 These fuel cell systems can be used for remote power generation, transportation applications, or in offshore wells. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California The goals of this research are to develop a relatively inexpensive, compact, and modular power package for deep offshore oil drilling or other […]

Navy hasn’t discovered the Holy Grail of energy independence yet using seawater as fuel. Here is the story.

A while back, the Navy announced plans to turn seawater into fuel, thereby eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels — and despotic regimes — and discovering the Holy Grail of energy independence. And no one’s talking about it. Well … turns out there’s a good reason for that. See: Engineering Newswire: Naval gas from seawater Sure, […]

Making kelp a viable source of biofuel just by applying heat

BIO-FUEL FROM SEA SUGAR KELP Sugar kelp yields a lot of bio-oil – if you put the heat on Biofuels may indeed offer a greener alternative to fossil fuels, but they do raise at least one concern – crops grown as biofuel feedstock could take up farmland and use water that would otherwise be used […]