Light and hydrogen proclaimed as new biofuels

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Christina Pinto: Progress in the field of biofuel production is engendering optimism for it could be the most viable solution to our energy woes. Research on biofuel cells aims to create renewable batteries capable of satiating our electricity needs.

Biofuel from Plastic for this Young Egyptian Scientist from Alexandria

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Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad was the winner of the 2011 European Union Contest for Young Scientists for finding a new way of turning plastic into biofuel. The idea of breaking down plastic polymers into fuel feedstocks , the bulk raw material used for producing biofuel , is not a new idea.

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GM Hydrogen Hy-Wire and Sequel Cars Could Power Our Future | Green.

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Two of these concepts involve using hydrogen powered fuel cells to provide electricity for one or more electric motors to propel the cars along at speeds ranging up to 130 mph and with cruising ranges of up to 300 miles (480 km).

Algae returns as fuel for our future

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Researchers at Tel Aviv University have revealed how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future, and suggest a possible mechanism to jumpstart mass production of this environmentally-friendly energy source. Increasing algae ‘s output of hydrogen.

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Solar powered hydrogen filling station opens in Germany

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Biofuels. Solar powered hydrogen filling station opens in Germany. Fraunhofer ISE has opened a public hydrogen filling station in Freiburg, Germany, which has been created to serve as a demonstration platform for a clean fuel dispensing station network that is planned for the state. While many worry about the energy required to electrolyze water to produce hydrogen, this self sufficient filling station makes use of clean solar energy for the process. Please login.

Embracing Your Future: Flying Algal Ships

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The farm and the elongated seed-shaped airship docked at its centre both produce biofuel—essentially hydrogen—from the microorganism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Hydrogenase by Vincent Callebaut It’s July 2030.

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Hydrogen driven Lexus LFA-h beats gasoline version in terms of.

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Biofuels. Hydrogen driven Lexus LFA-h beats gasoline version in terms of power. Considering hydrogen is the most plentiful element in the universe, it’s strange that our technology doesn’t optimize on its potential. Hyundai showcases hydrogen-electric version of Tucson at Geneva.

Nanotree structure to pave the way for large scale hydrogen.

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Biofuels. Nanotree structure to pave the way for large scale hydrogen production. Hydrogen is one such source that has the potential to provide us with an endless supply of clean fuel. They claim that their invention will effectively deliver hydrogen fuel cheaply and cleanly on a mass scale using solar energy. While the process generally uses planar solar cells for producing hydrogen, the nanotree structure does so more effectively, according to the researchers.

Put a Zebra in Your Tank: A Chemical Crapshoot?

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Processors have made ethanol from cornstarch and sugar for decades, but using food products to make biofuel raises demand for staple commodities like corn and seed oils with disastrous impact to the food chain. Making alcohol from sugars is easy; maybe the third oldest profession in the world.

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Tapping Middle East Biogas Potential in Lebanon and Pakistan

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Biogas, primarily a mixture of carbon dioxide, methane, and hydrogen, is produced by decomposing organic matter. Energy biofuel biogas biomass General Electric Lebanon Methane Pakistan waste to energy

Pee power may be best alternative energy bet yet

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fuel source was previously written about when a group of high school students in Lagos Nigeria created a practical way to separate hydrogen from urine and then use it to power a generator to create electricity.

Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Biodiesel alternative fuels Biofuels cars clean air emissions A few years ago when we bought a new truck, we specifically purchased a diesel so we could use biodiesel in it. We had no intention of making our own fuel, but we were able to buy B99 at a local gas station. If you are new to biodiesel, the number refers [.] Post from: Green Living Ideas.

Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Biodiesel alternative fuels Biofuels cars clean air emissions A few years ago when we bought a new truck, we specifically purchased a diesel so we could use biodiesel in it. We had no intention of making our own fuel, but we were able to buy B99 at a local gas station. If you are new to biodiesel, the number refers [.] Post from: Green Living Ideas.

Top 10 Green Cars

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Each of these cars are on the list for different reasons, some have high miles per gallon ratios, or is powered by biofuels, hydrogen, and even hybrids.

Fuel Cell Road sweeper cleans Switz streets with green oomph

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Biofuels. There is absolutely no doubt that hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology is the way forward when it comes to providing clean energy for the future. The hydrogen powered fuel cell clean machine did get a revamp in 2011 with a few tech tweaks and it has been working hassle-free on a daily basis for over a year now. Even refueling seems easy as operators themselves carry it out and this highlights the safety and stability of the hydrogen fuel cell technology.

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Should I be worried that I sound like Ron Paul?

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and incentives for investment in alternative energies (hydrogen may not be cost effective now, but if gas hits $10 a gallon, it might be). Congress decided that we needed more biofuels, and the best choice was ethanol from corn. Me: As oil becomes more scarce, oil will become more difficult to find, more difficult to extract and less profitable.    In short, prices will rise. 

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Turbo charging photosynthesis with the 'Artificial Leaf'

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Biofuels. The use of photosynthesis in the production of biofuels is something we all have heard of, but how this process can be more potentially utilized, still remains under explored. Luckily nature has already endowed certain plants like sugarcane and algae with relatively better performing varieties of Rubisco enzyme and if successfully manipulated in other plants, particularly rice, these plants can become a major source of biofuels. Artificial leaf to generate hydrogen.

Biomethane has big potential says award winner

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According to Harwood, generating hydrogen from landfill gas and biogas for direct use in fuel cells is still commercially undeveloped. There is a need to decarbonise the transport sector and biofuel consumption needs to increase to 5 percent by 2014.

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Lab focuses on alternatives to gasoline

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The next day they can substitute an engine fueled by hydrogen. Now it's devoted to the lab's Center for Transportation Research, where among other projects the staff is working to develop, test or perfect vehicles that can run on everything from ethanol to hydrogen, methanol to wood chips. "You We're the Saudi Arabia of shale oil, tar sands, biofuels. " Hydrogen fuel cells are often mentioned as one of the most promising alternatives. ARGONNE, Ill.

Green Fleets = Green Jobs

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GM is also doing research into vehicles that can run on hydrogen fuel cells and next generation biofuels.

Massachusetts to become first US state to ban commercial food waste

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Using it to create biofuel and clean up waste in the process is a win-win situation. Modern food waste recycling systems use bacteria to break down food and produce hydrogen or methane gases which are then used to produce electricity.

Japanese companies develop the world's highest efficiency residential fuel cell

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Dattatreya Mandal: In the last few days, we have talked about autonomous hydrogen fuel cells powering underwater jellyfish robots and we have harped about advanced biofuel cells driving an army of insect cyborgs.

Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) Presents Interim Report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

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'STUDY CHARTS PATH TO LOW CARBON IN MAJOR EMITTING COUNTRIES First Global Cooperative Effort Aims to Support UN Climate Talks A report for the United Nations released July 8, 2014 shows how the major emitting countries can cut their carbon emissions by mid-century in order to prevent dangerous climate change. The report, produced cooperatively by leading research institutes in 15 countries, is the first global cooperative program to identify practical pathways to a low-carbon economy by 2050. The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) interim report will be presented in a briefing today to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and tomorrow/the day after to the French government, as host of the 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate conference. The interim report supports the UN Climate Summit on September 23, 2014. The full DDPP report will be presented in the spring of 2015. “The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project report is an effort to demonstrate how countries can contribute to achieving the globally agreed target of limiting global temperature rise to below 2 degrees,” said Secretary-General Ban. “Ambitious national action is critical to averting dangerous climate change. This report shows what is possible.” The report aims to help countries to set bold targets as they go into next year’s climate negotiations. It is issued midway in the project in order to support the deliberations at the UN Climate Summit on Sept. 23. The report is a joint project of independent research teams in 15 countries, with around 30 participating scientific institutions. The countries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) also brought their expertise to the project. These institutions convened under the auspices of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network , an initiative of Columbia University’s Earth Institute for the UN, and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations , a nonprofit policy research institute based in Paris. “The world has committed to limit warming to below 2 degrees C, but it has not committed to the practical ways to achieve that goal,” said Jeffrey Sachs, director of the SDSN and of Columbia University’s Earth Institute. “This report is all about the practicalities. Success will be tough – the needed transformation is enormous – but is feasible, and is needed to keep the world safe for us and for future generations. One key message is to invest in developing the low-carbon technologies that can make a difference.” Despite the global pledge to keep warming below 2 degrees, the world is currently on a trajectory to an increase of 4 degrees or more. According to the 2014 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), such a rise would pose dangers that might exceed the ability of societies to adapt, including crop failures, drastic sea-level rise, migration of diseases, and extinctions of ecosystems. Some leading climate scientists, including the longtime NASA chief climate scientist and now Columbia University professor James Hansen, stress that even a 2-degree rise would pose great dangers, and that we should aim for less. But staying within the 2-degree limit is essential to maintain climate change within the boundaries of manageable risks. The International Energy Agency’s chief economist, Fatih Birol, said: “The issue is to convince the world that the future is as important as the present. Paris 2015 may well be our last hope.” The 15 national pathways all demonstrate the importance of three pillars for the deep decarbonization of energy systems: (i) greatly increased energy efficiency and energy conservation in all energy end-use sectors (including buildings, transport and industry); (ii) the decarbonization of electricity, achieved by harnessing renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, as well as nuclear power, and/or the capture and sequestration of carbon emissions from fossil-fuel burning; and (iii) replacing the fossil fuels that drive transport, heating and industrial processes with a mix low-carbon electricity, sustainable biofuels and hydrogen. Countries have several options to achieve deep decarbonization, based on differences in the resource base and public preferences. Yet the three pillars are the common platform for building the deep decarbonization of energy systems in every country. Perhaps most importantly, the interim results demonstrate the critical importance of preparing national DDPs to 2050. “These pathways, and the discussion over their results and assumptions, are an essential tool for learning and problem solving,” said Emmanuel Guerin, associate director of the SDSN and senior project manager of the DDPP. “They are crucial to outline the long-term visions of deep decarbonization and shape the expectations of countries, businesses and investors about future socio-economic development opportunities.” Laurence Tubiana, the founder of IDDRI and the special representative of the French government for the 2015 climate conference, said it is her “hope that this interim report, and the full report to be published next spring, will make a useful contribution to the structure and content of the debate by spurring the design and international comparison of national DDPs and by promoting the needed global cooperation to achieve them.”'

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Lab focuses on alternatives to gasoline

Eco Friendly Daily

The next day they can substitute an engine fueled by hydrogen. Now it's devoted to the lab's Center for Transportation Research, where among other projects the staff is working to develop, test or perfect vehicles that can run on everything from ethanol to hydrogen, methanol to wood chips. "You We're the Saudi Arabia of shale oil, tar sands, biofuels. " Hydrogen fuel cells are often mentioned as one of the most promising alternatives. ARGONNE, Ill.

Fuel Cells Show Promise as Personal Power Plants

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Wyoming-based NDCPower for instance, is working on fuel cells that could take in biofuels (ethanol, methanol, butanol or even biodiesel) that get turned to alcohol and produce chemicals (acetic acid, formic acid) which have industrial uses, along with the electricity.

Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

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These biofuels produce fewer emissions than petroleum. Recently, researchers have brought up a very interesting and good news for future of biofuel. In addition, microscopic green algae (pond scum) can split water into hydrogen and oxygen under controlled conditions [26].

Volkswagen all set to unveil its newest iteration of the Jetta with a hybrid drivetrain

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In fact, the German automaker has previously dabbled with a multitude of green technologies to give low emission variants of Jettas in the form hydrogen fuel, biofuel and even electric powered drivetrains.

Clean Air, Green Earth: This Energy Infographic Will Blow Your Mind

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However, new technologies are introducing more smarter, fuel efficient engines powered by biofuels, electric batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. Technological advances are creating smart solutions to help change how we consume energy.

Excrement to energy: Human waste to produce clean power!

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Biofuels. Orange County Sanitation District turns human waste to hydrogen fumes: Human Waste to Power cars with Hydrogen fuel The Gold: it seems that Orange County Sanitation District is attempting something rather difficult, but for the moment they seem to be on the right track. But the latest project intends to turn this into hydrogen gas that can be used as stable and sustainable fuel. Human Waste to Power cars with Hydrogen fuel! Please login. Sign In.

Piezoelectric energy can potentially replace batteries in future

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Biofuels. In simple words, Magnesium could replace hydrogen in fuel cells for more energy. Eco Factor: Magnesium stores 10 times more energy than hydrogen. The abundance of hydrogen in the world makes automakers and energy suppliers think it to be the fuel of the future. However, there is no dearth of brains who believe that hydrogen. Methyl ketones from glucose converted into biofuel. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password.

Gear up for an experience with nature with the Tentsile

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Biofuels. Eco Tech: London to gear up for next-gen vehicles with UK’s first ‘Hydrogen Highway’. Eco Factor: Hydrogen fueling stations to be built in London in efforts to promote the use of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Hydrogen has for long been touted as the green fuel of tomorrow, however the lack of adequate infrastructure has kept things. Methyl ketones from glucose converted into biofuel. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password.

Best eco friendly innovations by armed forces

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Biofuels. Air Force and Navy turn to biofuels. But, since we can’t cease using them, the US Air Force and Navy have come up with a solution to operate them using jet biofuel. The two have been testing their aircrafts by running them on biofuel with the Air Force already approving F-15 and F-16 fighters and C-17 transport planes to utilize 50 percent biofuel. German super stealth submarine powered by hydrogen fuel cell. Please login. Sign In.

Some Oil Companies are More Eco Friendly: Who’s Fuelling Your Summer Drives?

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“BP supports and is pursuing development of solar, wind, hydrogen, and biofuel technologies. " Sunoco has been an industry leader in its efforts in Biofuels and other clean fuels and has a proactive stance on climate change," according to the Greenopia report.

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Healthy Home Tips series

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Use vinegar in place of bleach, baking soda to scrub your tiles, and hydrogen peroxide to remove stains. Use vinegar in place of bleach, baking soda to scrub your tiles, and hydrogen peroxide to remove stains.

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Reinvent Cities to Stop Climate Change

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start running on solar-powered electricity or hydrogen), they are still highly inappropriate for and inefficient in urban areas.

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Kyocera's solar modules power England's first 'zero carbon church'

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Biofuels. H2PIA : Worlds first hydrogen city. group of Danish companies and institutions has just released a visionary concept called H2PIA for building the worlds first hydrogen city, beginning year 2007 in Denmark with H2. Methyl ketones from glucose converted into biofuel. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology.

What's next: Water purification using bacteria

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Biofuels. Future Perfect: Using bacteria to produce hydrogen fuel from water. Hydrogen fuel is considered as a more eco friendly option than the use of the conventional fuel. Hydrogen fuel can store more energy as compared to the conventional fuels and it. Methyl ketones from glucose converted into biofuel. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //.

Community Solutions for Peak Oil and Post Carbon

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Q: What about hydrogen? Plan B – The "clean and green" approach proposes using large-scale renewables like wind, solar, biofuels and hydrogen to maintain our high energy way of life and keep us complacent and consuming. Click on any question for the answer: Q: What is Peak Oil?

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Bioplastic from biomass set to reduce our dependency on oil

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Biofuels. SynGas, a gaseous mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide synthesized from biomass, is passed across the catalyst, converting it into useful end products, ethylene and propylene. Methyl ketones from glucose converted into biofuel. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>.

Will increased ocean acidification end up causing mass extinctions?

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Biofuels. His process calls for passing electric current through the ocean waters to separate out chlorine and hydrogen gas. Rush for biofuel causing damage to the environment. According to a report in The Telegraph, the rush for biofuels is causing a lot of damage to the environment. Methyl ketones from glucose converted into biofuel. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows.

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The cars that, hopefully won’t, eat Paris

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But to me the “problems” with the electric car, or indeed hydrogen fuel cell powered cars for that matter, is only a problem so long as we remain wedded to the idea that the global car fleet need to be privately owned by individuals. Inevitably quite a bit of our transport network will still have to remain fuelled by oil in the short term, then probably biofuels taking over later, possibility eventually being superseded by hydrogen vehicles longer term.

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Responsible living

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Not to mention biofuels, hydrogen power and solar energy. [link] Living cheap is the new green 5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of water Switching to more efficient compact fluorescent bulbs can result in energy savings and lower green house gas emissions.

Automobile tires could be a potential source of carcinogenic.

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Biofuels. Eco Factor: Scientists hope to generate clean hydrogen from polluted Black Sea. Methyl ketones from glucose converted into biofuel. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets. Recycling. Green Living. Innovations. Wind Power. Green Tips.