green technology

Generating Power from Pavement

Researchers at Novotech, Inc. of Acton, Massachusetts and two Massachusetts universities are developing a method to channel heat from asphalt and other paving materials into usable power. In addition to the power directly generated by the asphalt, this process would ...

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Bioliq Affordable Biofuel

Bioliq Affordable Biofuel

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany have developed a biofuel based on wood and straw that could sell for as little as 0.50 Euros per liter or 2.49 dollars per gallon, a price on par with ...

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GoblinAero – A Hybrid Tricycle

GoblinAero – A Hybrid Tricycle

Goblin Motors, based in Arizona, USA, has introduced a new tricycle, named ‘GoblinAero’. Thanks to the vehicle’s hybrid engine – utilizing both electric power and traditional gas – it enables drivers to travel ecologically, consuming only 150 miles per gallon. ...

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Organic Solar Concentrator Developed

Organic Solar Concentrator Developed

Covalent Solar of Boston, Massachusetts has developed an organic solar concentrator that traps specific wavelengths of light as it passes through glass, channeling the captured light into solar cells at the edges of the panels. The panels could be used ...

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Solar Powered Biofuel Under Development

Solar Powered Biofuel Under Development

Cambridge, Massachusetts based startup Joule Biotechnologies is developing a new process using solar power to derive a biologically-based fuel without growing any crops or using any plant matter. Their process converts carbon dioxide directly into a liquid fuel and could ...

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New Method Allows Cheaper Solar Cells Production

New Method Allows Cheaper Solar Cells Production

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have discovered a new and relatively easy technique to manufacture solar cells. Their low-cost solution is a unique processing method for copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) – based ...

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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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Hydropower from Vortex-Induced Vibrations

Hydropower from Vortex-Induced Vibrations

Vortex Hydro Energy of Ann Arbor, Michigan is developing generators to harness the energy from vortex-induced vibrations found in rivers, oceans, and other waterways with currents. Consisting of a simple mechanical system interacting with the natural vibrations that occur when ...

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Biofuel Powers Jetliner

Biofuel Powers Jetliner

Air New Zealand has joined with Boeing, Rolls Royce, and Honeywell UOP to perform the world’s first commercial biofuel test flight. The test used a Boeing 747-400 with four Rolls Royce RB211 engines without making any physical modifications to the ...

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Space Sunshade to Reduce Global Warming

Space Sunshade to Reduce Global Warming

Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing an ambitious space sunshade system that could reduce the sunlight reaching the Earth by 2%, enough to balance the heating effects of the increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Composed ...

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