Monthly Archives: February 2009

Trans-America Journey Powered by Waste Vegetable Oil

We love to read about different travelers and their adventures, wishing secretly that we could be in their shoes. Here is a young traveler, Stacy Jurich, 2006 graduate of Ohio State University. She is on a 3 ½ month journey … Continue reading

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Energy from Solar Roadways

We are using fossil fuels as the primary source of energy to run our Industrial Civilization. But we are paying a heavy price for using fossil fuels in the form of environmental damages. Now, we know that fossil fuels and … Continue reading

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Alaska Becoming Fertile Ground for Green Power

With its windy coasts, untapped rivers and huge tidal and wave resources, Alaska can quickly become a national leader in producing alternative energy. Although Alaska is the second-largest oil producing state in the country, the citizens have had to pay … Continue reading

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Robot Ranchers Could Maintain Future Wind Farms

We all know that the need of the hour is alternative energy so that future generations can still breathe fresh air and have enough energy for their industrial purposes and domestic use. Many states and countries are promoting wind energy … Continue reading

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More Grid-Friendly Vehicles

How about a vehicle that not only draws energy from an electric grid but also gives it back when there is surplus or unused energy in the vehicle? This is exactly the kind of car being developed by Willett Kempton, … Continue reading

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Hydrogen Fuel From Non-food Sources

Tomorrow our vehicles may derive power by enzymes. These enzymes may originate from the cellulose of woodchips or grass and instead of emitting poisonous gases they will exhale hydrogen. We know that when hydrogen is burned, the only emission it … Continue reading

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Harvesting Energy From Bumps In The Road

Don’t curse the potholes, they can give you energy, says a team of MIT students. The MIT undergraduates have devised a shock absorber that can smoothen your ride as well as harvest energy from bumps that will generate electricity! The … Continue reading

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Obama’s Stimulus Includes Green Investments

We are experiencing the effects of economic recession remotely or directly. Our political leaders are trying to assuage the situation on several levels. United States House and Senate members reached an agreement last week on the American Recovery and Reinvestment … Continue reading

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Toshiba and Volkswagen to Develop Electric Cars

European auto maker Volkswagen and the Japanese Toshiba Corporation recently announced their plans to begin working together to develop electric drive units for vehicles. The cars will be part of VW’s new family of small cars. Volkswagen chairman, Dr. Martin … Continue reading

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Solar Energy “Power Towers” for California

We mostly talk about solar panels that convert sunlight into electricity. But we can utilize sunlight by using another technology known as concentrating solar technology. In this technology reflective mirrors are used to concentrate light onto a liquid to make … Continue reading

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Spray-on Solar Panels

Solar cells are usually made of silicon coated with a thin layer of silicon nitrate. This silicon nitrate works as an anti-reflective agent to boost cell efficiency. But the catch is these types of cells are costly to produce. This … Continue reading

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BioJet – First Biofuel Powered Jet For Sale

Biodiesel is beginning to make its way into the aviation jetfuel market, several flights have already been made using various biofuel combinations. This Delfin L-29 was the first jet aircraft to fly on 100 percent biodiesel and the first to … Continue reading

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Increasing Solar Cell Efficiency

When we think of clean and green fuels, at the back of the mind we are also thinking of their drawbacks. Scientists are continuously striving to create alternatives that can eliminate the poisonous side effects of fossil fuels. A leading … Continue reading

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Solar Energy from Butterfly Wings?

Everyone believing in clean and green energy knows its drawbacks. Those working on improving solar energy want to improve solar cells’ light harvesting efficiency. So that more and more solar light can be converted into energy. Well, the help may … Continue reading

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Sun Prairie family makes major manure digester investment

From an article by John Oncken in The Capital Times: According to Focus on Energy, there were 17 operating anaerobic digester systems on Wisconsin dairy farms as of June. As of about a week ago, there were 18, with the … Continue reading

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Nevada to Attract Renewable Energy Industry

As much as possible people are trying to choose clean and green technology for their energy need. They understand the gravity of pollution and its implications in the near future. People of Carson City, Nevada have presented a great example … Continue reading

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Alternative Jet Fuels Tested by NASA

Jets, concords and Boeings make our lives and traveling easier and faster. Rising prices are forcing companies and institutions to look for alternative fuels. NASA and 11 other research groups are testing two non-petroleum-based jet fuels that will be viable … Continue reading

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Alternative Energy Investors Optimistic

Last year many alternative energy investors suffered huge losses when several prominent stocks fell by 70% or more. But they have not lost hope in alternative energy stocks and their future. According to a new survey investors are pinning their … Continue reading

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Alubond Solar Panels Could Save $70 Million

People who want to use clean and green energy often complain about high costs of solar panels and even a longer breakeven period. So research teams and companies are constantly trying to improve upon the drawbacks of solar panels. Suntrof … Continue reading

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Oregon to Lead Nation in Solar Production

Tim McCabe, who is the director of the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department, says that Oregon is focusing resources on “all things renewable.” The state always showed a keen interest in solar and renewable energy in the past few … Continue reading

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