Monthly Archives: March 2009

Nanotube Technology Transforms CO2 Into Fuel

Presence of surplus carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has taken center stage in the environmental science. All over the world people are worried about the excess amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere because it’s causing undesirable changes in the … Continue reading

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New Wind Turbines for 11 Minnesota Cities

This summer, Anoka, Buffalo, North St. Paul and 8 other Minnesota cities are gearing up for the production of wind energy. They will use recycled turbines for this purpose. In Buffalo, the work will start from June. After the completion … Continue reading

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Nanotech Batteries – A New Energy Future

People want to use clean and green energy and live easy on earth’s resources. Many are changing to hybrid cars and using solar panels side by side with conventional sources of energy. But they hold a grudge. How to store … Continue reading

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More Efficient Palladium Fuel Cell Catalysts

This age is known as electronic age. It seems impossible to run life without electronic goods. They are part and parcel of our personal and professional life. We use many small devices in our everyday life. And each small device … Continue reading

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Longest Nanowires May Lead To Better Fuel Cells

We are searching for the alternative energy which can conveniently be used for our industrial and everyday purposes. Wind, water, geothermal and many other alternative energy sources are good and clean and green. But all of them lack one thing … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Patents Reach New High

We are familiar with the importance of intellectual property. It is an essential indicator of the economic growth. Number of patents issued in any country in a year indicates the growth of research and innovative development. Growth Factor: Heslin Rothenberg … Continue reading

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Understanding How Water Molecules Split

Plants produce energy with the help of photosynthesis. One of the important steps of photosynthesis is splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen and release of energy in this process. Scientists are trying to duplicate this process in the laboratory for … Continue reading

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Nanocups Could Improve Solar Cell Efficiency

Now scientists are working on metallic nanoparticles to manipulate light in more effective ways than conventional optical materials to tap extra energy from the sunlight. Rice University researchers are paying attention to cup-shaped gold nanostructures that can bend light in … Continue reading

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Elastic Edges for Wind Turbine Blades

The life of wind turbine blades can be significantly enhanced by modifying their shape. There is a lot of load on the large wind turbines when the blades rotate and by providing a movable trailing edge to these blades the … Continue reading

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New Battery Technology Charges in Seconds

For the successful takeover of alternative energy over conventional sources of energy we need a good battery technology too for power storage. The devices we want to keep on using need to be recharged. And we all know that recharge … Continue reading

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Using Switchgrass Plot for Fuel

By MURRAY EVANS AP News Posted Sep 24, 2008 @ 04:37 PM GUYMON, Okla. — Curtis Raines describes himself as “just a dumb old farmer,” so he’s not afraid to ask what seems to him like an obvious question: Why … Continue reading

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1000 acres of Switchgrass in Oklahoma

Oklahoma set to plant first-ever 1,000 acre switchgrass field ARDMORE, Okla. — Today, Oklahoma secured land for the world’s largest stand of switchgrass devoted to cellulosic ethanol production. Acknowledging concerns over ethanol production impacting food prices, Oklahoma advances switchgrass, a … Continue reading

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A Better Bioifuel Bug

This post is from slashdot.org, one of my favorite sites! “A tiny cellulose-eating bacterium found a few years ago in the Chesapeake Bay has been genetically modified to help it break down cellulose and convert the results into the sugars … Continue reading

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Turning Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel

We have been hearing about artificial leaves and artificial trees for energy generation for quite sometime. Our life giver green plants are performing this function called photosynthesis for millions of years. The green plants trap sunlight energy and convert it … Continue reading

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Eco-Friendly Fuels at I-5 Rest Stops

Common man and policy makers both are increasingly being made aware of the importance of clean and green fuels in near future. The governors of 3 states have come forward with a plan to transform Interstate 5 from a freeway … Continue reading

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Small Wind Farm Ready to Generate Power

While very small wind energy projects are not normally viable due to the cost and effort involved, a small wind farm in the Clay County could easily start generating power as early as 2010. If this project, called The Romar … Continue reading

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Spain Sets Wind Power Generation Record

By generating 40% of the energy required by wind Spain set a world record last week. When high winds blew through north-west Spain on Thursday, a massive 11,180 MW was generated. Of course the wind energy farms were helped by … Continue reading

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Self-Heating Ecological House

We come across scores of people unmindful of giving back to nature what they are taking and consuming the resources of nature, haphazardly. But we also come across a privileged few who care about environment and their surroundings and they … Continue reading

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SMART Technology for Efficient Helicopters

We use helicopters for medical emergencies, search operations, traffic reporting or protecting celebrity privacy from paparazzi. They are loud, give us bumps (not birthday bumps) and are considered not very efficient and comfortable for daily travel. But NASA wants to … Continue reading

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New Hydrogen Purification Method

This feeling is making inroads into many hearts and minds that we need clean and green fuel. Hydrogen is the simplest element known to us. Its atom contains just one proton. It is also lighter than air and doesn’t exist … Continue reading

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