martes, 29 de abril de 2008
A newly created microbe produces cellulose that can be turned into ethanol and other biofuels, report scientists from The University of Texas at Austin who say the microbe could provide a significant portion of the nation's transportation fuel if production can be scaled up.
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domingo, 27 de abril de 2008
viernes, 25 de abril de 2008
Case in point Ford’s collaboration with Smith Electric Vehicles of the UK. Ford is supplying Smith with trucks and vans to be battery-electrified for the European and North American market. Of particular interest is Ford’s willingness to allow Smith to electrify a vehicle that will be a new to the Ford’s US offering by next year, the Transit Connect. In Ford’s showrooms soon the Transit Connect will be a conventionally-powered small, car-based mini-van. In Smith’s showrooms by 2009 it will be the Ampere. On the street, to casual observers, the quiet, pollution-free Ampere will appear as though Ford has gotten into the electric vehicle business.
miércoles, 23 de abril de 2008
Valencia and Galicia are pioneers in the field of geothermal energy. Seizing the heat from underground to ensure hot water, heating and cooling systems in homes is presented as an alternative to ecological and economic detached houses and industries.
Valencia is the first in Spain to host a training module dedicated to the geothermal and Galicia is the first to build a geothermal plant in an industrial shed.
lunes, 21 de abril de 2008
Wind Power Project Development
Clipper management has similarly taken strides to better develop and expand the wind power project development arm of the company. Negotiations to combine Clipper's wind power project assets with those of Helium Energy's to create Clipper Capital & Generation (CapGen) hold out the prospect of creating an organization led by an international management team with proven ability and experience in successfully building a wind power company with global reach.
viernes, 18 de abril de 2008
miércoles, 16 de abril de 2008
martes, 15 de abril de 2008
Google's clean technology initiative will be called called RE
The great company well known as Google, will invest in clear development.
The company said it was to invest "hundreds of millions" of dollars in renewable energy projects, and the technology initiative, called RE
viernes, 11 de abril de 2008
Recycling saves energy, takes less energy to recycle products than to use new materials to make them. But there are many other reasons. Recycling helps slow down the depletion of non-renewable resources, and reduces the amount of land needed to dispose of waste. Landfills pollute, and they cost money to make and maintain.
The most obvious reason is that recycling reduces pollution, especially the emission of greenhouse gases. Water and air pollution are also reduced thanks to recycling.
Not only does it help preserve the environment, but recycling plants produce far more jobs than landfills. It also produces jobs in the research department.
It doesn't take much more time to recycle than to take out the trash, and the benefits are huge, for everyone.
miércoles, 9 de abril de 2008
martes, 8 de abril de 2008
domingo, 6 de abril de 2008
With the world going mobile and billions of new devices requiring electrical storage, battery technology is almost certainly due for a renaissance in the near future and recent developments suggest MIT will play a role in the next significant battery technology. Less than a week ago, we reported on work being done by MIT's Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems (LEES) that could become the first technologically significant and economically viable alternative to conventional batteries in 200 years. Now a second new and highly promising battery technology is emerging from MIT - a new type of lithium battery that could become a cheaper alternative to the batteries that now power hybrid electric cars.
Until now, lithium batteries have not had the rapid charging capability or safety level needed for use in cars. Hybrid cars now run on nickel metal hydride batteries, which power an electric motor and can rapidly recharge while the car is decelerating or standing still.
Before the material can be used commercially, the manufacturing process needs to be made less expensive, and a few other modifications will likely be necessary, Ceder said.