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Generating Ethanol from Household Waste

Generating Ethanol from Household Waste

E-Fuel Corporation of Los Gatos, California has created an in-home ethanol generator capable of converting standard organic waste products into usable ethanol fuel. The fuel system requires several steps – first the waste must be processed into sugar water and ...

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Air-Fueled Battery

Air-Fueled Battery

Researchers from the University of St. Andrews have collaborated with partners from Strathclyde and Newcastle to create an innovative air-fueled battery that has ten times the energy of conventional batteries. This increased performance could pave the way for green energy ...

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Novel Technology Turns Garbage into Ethanol

Novel Technology Turns Garbage into Ethanol

Imagine using a dump site to produce a fuel resource. Due to a novel technology developed by a company called BlueFire Ethanol, the cellulosic ethanol within municipal and other waste products could be transformed into an alternative fuel resource. The ...

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Biofuel Rocket Tests Successful

Biofuel Rocket Tests Successful

The California based company Flometrics recently completed tests of biodiesel fuel in rockets originally designed for kerosene propulsion. Although the tests did not run the Rocketdyne LR-101 engine at full thrust, results showed a mere four percent degradation in performance ...

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World’s Smallest Fuel Cell

World’s Smallest Fuel Cell

Chemical engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbane-Champaign have developed the world’s smallest fuel cell, measuring only about 3x3x1 mm. In comparison with conventional batteries, fuel cells are able to store much more energy in a given space and ...

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Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria Provide Clean Energy

Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria Provide Clean Energy

Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and North Carolina State University (NC State) have developed cooperatively a new “green” technology which could lead to clean production of hydrogen from nitrogen-fixing bacteria.   Thermotoga maritima (green/yellow rods) growing in co-culture ...

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Platinum Free Fuel Cell

Platinum Free Fuel Cell

In a bid to make hybrid cars more reliable and cheaper to manufacture, scientists from Monash University have designed an electrically-generated fuel cell. This revolutionary design utilizes the properties of a popular high tech outdoor and sporting clothing material called ...

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Fuel Cells for…Helicopters

Fuel Cells for…Helicopters

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability in Germany, along with colleagues at the Technical University of Berlin, are developing a fuel cell that weighs only 30 grams and has an output of 12 watts which could make the idea ...

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Petrol Excreting Bugs

Petrol Excreting Bugs

Greg Pal is a senior director of LS9, one of several companies in or near Silicon Valley that have spurned traditional high-tech activities such as software in order to embark on an extraordinary race to make the dependency for oil ...

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First Hydrogen Powered Manned Flight

First Hydrogen Powered Manned Flight

For the first time in aviation history, Boeing flew a manned airplane powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Although unmanned fuel-cell based aircrafts were flown in the past, this manned flight is an important milestone in aircraft engineering, as fuel-cell vehicles ...

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