Plasma arc recycling

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017 by

Humans are machines for turning the world into waste—at least that’s how it seems. On average, every single person in the United States produces about 2kg (5lb) of trash per day, which adds to up three quarters of a ton, per person, each year! What are we to do with all this junk? Recycling is […]

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How is this bamboo bike bringing change to an entire community?

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 by

Meet Bernice Dapaah – a young entrepreneur from Ghana who decided to build eco-friendly bikes to not only help the environment, but to improve the lives of those living in her community! Bernice (on the left), the founder of the Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative. […]

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California Freeways Will Soon Generate Electricity

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by

A new statewide initiative means they could soon be generating some much-needed electricity. The office of L.A.-area Assemblyman Mike Gatto announced recently that the California Energy Commission has agreed to fund multiple piezoelectric pilot projects in the Golden State. According to a state energy commission report, “Piezoelectric crystals give an electrical discharge when mechanically stressed.” So as vehicles […]

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Scientists Turn Florida’s Rotten Tomatoes Into Clean Energy

Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 by

Tomatoes are useful for a lot of things — mixing into salads, adding nutritional value to cheeseburgers, lobbing at struggling standup comics, and even making plastic for car parts. But a team of scientists at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has come up with a powerful new application for the flushed fruit: […]

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Coffee: The Fuel Alternative that Powers London

Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by

When it comes to green solutions, creating low-cost, renewable energy is an excellent choice for a startup business. Creating energy from waste, without tapping into needed consumer resources, makes that energy even more valuable. Bio-Bean is doing just that while creating jobs in London, UK. Bio-Bean is using the […]

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Chinese scientists have built the world’s first hydrogen-powered tram

Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by

In an effort to mitigate the ridiculous amounts of smog that cloud China’s biggest cities, local scientists have teamed up to develop the world’s first hydrogen-fuelled tram. Manufactured by the Sifang Company, which is a subsidiary of the China South Rail Corporation, in conjunction with several research institutions around […]

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Electric car powered by salt water

Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by

A car which uses an electrolyte flow cell power system is now certified for use on European roads. The car is called the Quant e-Sportlimousine, which made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Not only does this car use salt water as a part of its […]

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On-the-go with rollable solar charger

Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015 by

Rotterdam-based consultancy studio WAACS has created the ‘rollable solar charger’ to enable green energy usage on-the-go. the design is based on ancient papyrus rolls, combined with modern day flexible solar cells to ensure that traveling without electricity will no longer be a problem.  A major advantage of solar charging is […]

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Sainsbury’s powers entire supermarket with food waste

Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by

The first ever 100% food waste-powered supermarket has opened its doors in Cannock. The Sainsbury’s store, together with waste recycling company Biffa, accomplished their mission to produce enough energy through anaerobic digestion of leftover food so that the store can safely disconnect from the national power grid. […]

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Pedal powered game-changing personal rapid transit system

Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by

Remember the Shweeb? It’s the pedal-powered monorail transit system that won a million bucks from Google. It started in an amusement park in New Zealand, but now it’s being proposed as a real transportation demonstration project in Niagara Falls, Canada. Shweeb SkySMART is poised to be the sustainable transit solution that […]

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