Toyota Drives the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017 by

Toyota is building a massive power plant that will churn out 1.2 tons of hydrogen every single day. That’s enough for the daily driving needs of almost 1,500 cars. They described the project as the “world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant” – and it will allow them to power their operations at the Long Beach Port entirely with renewable […]

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This Renewable ‘Instant Coal’ Could Be The Fuel of The Future

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 by

The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with a new kind of material that works like a renewable substitute for coal. This ‘instant coal’ biofuel brings the high energy efficiency of coal without the usual damaging side-effects – such […]

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Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Posted on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) – What’s made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring. The lightweight electric car, created by students in the Netherlands, is made of a resin derived from sugar […]

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Norway’s Statkraft to make biofuel from wood chips and other waste

Posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 by

Norwegian utility Statkraft has found a way to produce biofuel from wood chippings and other solid organic waste, which it says replicates in minutes a process that made crude oil underground over millions of years. Using high temperatures and pressure, Statkraft’s “hydro thermal liquefaction” process turns wood and organic waste into diesel, […]

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100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by

Biofuels, bioplastics, Moss-based drugs and algae for food. All of these are pioneering areas of GreenTech progress.  So what are the major developments in this forward-thinking field? 1. 100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics The Italian company Bio-On from Bologna is specialized in the production of environmentally sustainable materials, including Minverv PHAs. These are ‘green’ biopolymers with […]

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US start-up turns costly byproduct into ‘green’ growing aid

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by

Biofuel production may save precious fossil fuels but it produces a lot of waste in the form of lignin, the pulpy, fibrous mass that’s left over once the plants have been processed. As much as 70 percent of the material created by biofuel refining is lignin waste. And even more lignin is wasted in […]

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Biofuels, bioplastics, Moss-based drugs and algae for food

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by

All of these are pioneering areas of GreenTech progress this year.  So what are the major developments in this forward-thinking field? 1. 100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics The Italian company Bio-On from Bologna is specialized in the production of environmentally sustainable materials, including Minverv PHAs. These are ‘green’ biopolymers with the same thermo-mechanical properties of the […]

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What the green airplane of the future could look like

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

The green airplane of the future will tackle some of aviation’s biggest environmental challenges including fuel efficiency, noise and plane washing. New developments in technology will make it quieter, cleaner and cheaper, allowing it to fly more frequently and burn less fuel. The Embraer E170 is the prototype unveiled by Boeing and its Brazilian manufacturers […]

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United Airlines is flying on biofuels.

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

United Airlines will launch a new initiative that uses biofuel to help power flights running between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with eventual plans to expand to all flights operating out of LAX. It’s the first time an American airline will begin using renewable fuel for regular commercial operations, and the occasion is part of a bigger […]

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Poop Train

Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by

Thirty years ago, the treated remnants of a city’s sewage—known as “biosolids” to those in the industry—usually went into the ocean. But in 1988, the government realized this wasn’t the best idea and gave municipalities three years to figure out where else their sludge could go. In addition to finding a new place to put it, the EPA […]

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