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Virgin Atlantic Completes First Commercial Flight on Recycled Waste Gas

Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 by

Virgin Atlantic has successfully flown and landed a commercial flight using aviation fuel partly made of waste carbon gas from a steel mill. The Boeing 747 took off from Orlando, Florida and landed in London’s Gatwick airport on Wednesday morning. The plane was powered […]

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First Battery-Powered Train in Europe in Over 60 Years Takes Maiden Trip

Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 by

The first battery-powered train in Europe for more than 60 years has taken its maiden voyage in Berlin. Re-introduced by Canadian company Bombardier, the electric-hybrid train hosted local government representative and the federal commissioner for rail transport on its first journey. “Around 40 percent of the German rail network is not electrified,” said Bombardier […]

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Turning Fatbergs Into Biofuel

Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 by

A few years ago, many of us became acquainted with a singularly revolting word: fatberg. The word described an increasingly common scenario in the world’s sewer systems, wherein cooking oils and other greases congeal in the pipes, creating sludgy […]

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Port of Amsterdam plant will convert plastic to ship fuel

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by

Dutch company Bin2Barrel is building a plant at the Port of Amsterdam that will convert unrecyclable plastic into diesel fuel for cargo ships, the United Nations Environment Program said in an announcement. The plant will be the first of four “plastic to fuel” facilities built near the port and is estimated to start operations by the […]

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Scientists Develop Affordable Way to Recycle CO2 Into Fuel

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018 by

Scientists at the Canadian company Carbon Engineering have moved carbon-capture technology one step closer from pipe dream to viable solution. The company has developed technology at its plant in British Columbia that can both remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into carbon-neutral fuels, suggesting such technology could be a meaningful part of […]

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Algae could light up our cities at night

Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018 by

Proper lighting at night is important for safety in cities and along highways, but all of those lamps require a lot of electricity to keep them going all night. Many places have transitioned to LED lighting, the most energy efficient lighting currently available, to cut down on the energy use of street lamps, but […]

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Egg Whites Could Power a Clean Energy Future

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 by

Egg whites — they’re not just (a cholesterol-free) breakfast anymore. A Japanese researcher has found a way to use molecules from a protein-based chemical found in egg whites to generate hydrogen more efficiently, putting scientists a step closer to producing hydrogen from water without using fossils fuels and raising the possibility that hydrogen could become a clean, […]

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UK energy company offering ‘poop gas’ for heating/cooking

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by

The UK has made incredible progress in decarbonizing electricity production, but a huge number of UK households still use natural gas for heating and cooking. Alongside finally getting serious about properly insulating all homes, Britain is likely going to need to find alternative sources for gas if it has any hope of upping its ambition […]

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Maryland could generate electricity from … chicken waste

Posted on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 by

CleanBay Renewables is seeking to construct an anaerobic digestion facility in Sussex County, MD, as reported by Delmarva Now. The location would be purposed to process chicken litter into methane. The proposed facility would have a yearly capacity of 90,000 tons and produce around 9.6 MW of energy from AD, Andy Hallmark, a spokesman for […]

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New fuel cell technology runs on solid carbon

Posted on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 by

Research scientist Dong Ding is developing direct carbon fuel cells at INL’s Energy Innovation Laboratory. Credit: Idaho National Laboratory Advancements in a fuel cell technology powered by solid carbon could make electricity generation from resources such as coal and biomass cleaner and more efficient, according to a new paper published by Idaho National […]

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