Researchers in Turkey have turned to peanut husks to help them clean up industrial effluent. Writing in the Inderscience publication the International Journal of Environment and Pollution, the team describes how this readily available waste material can be used to extract toxic copper ions from waste water.
$$IMAGE$$Researchers have been studying fuels from biomass for years. Now, with growing dependency on foreign oils and an energy-conscious society emerging, biofuels are fast becoming part of a fuel revolution that could...
Silverado Green Fuel Inc. is less than three years away from having a fully operational facility to demonstrate how its green fuel technology can replace many of the industrial applications for oil at a fraction of the cost, without releasing greenhouse gases or damaging the environment.
China Holdings, Inc. announced today the Company has executed its 2nd development contract for the exclusive rights to develop and construct the 2nd Biomass Renewable Energy Project (Power Capacity: 50 MW) through its controlled subsidiary "China Power, Inc." with the local government in AnHui Province, the People's Republic of China.
The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid has tested a new protection technique that consists of the electrodeposition of a conductive polymer (polypyrrole) over the surface of a material like copper that is easily oxidised.
$$IMAGE$$IBM has announced an innovative new semiconductor wafer reclamation process pioneered at its Burlington, Vermont manufacturing facility.
The new process uses a specialized pattern removal technique to repurpos...
An article in the November 2007 issue of BioScience describes the history and summarizes the benefits and challenges of green roofs—roofs with a vegetated surface and substrate.
$$IMAGE$$Tom Kelly, director of the Office of Sustainability at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss Bill Clinton’s new initiative with Wal-Mart to make sustainability efforts more affordable for citi...
Around 30 students from the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany, led by professors Thomas Hartkopf (renewable energies) and Manfred Hegger (architecture), have won the one-week international "Solar Decathlon 2007" held in Washington D.C. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the competition awards prizes to homes that are particularly energy efficient and sustainable.
The average price for all types of gasoline is holding steady around $2.95 per gallon nationwide, but the pain at the pump might be short-lived as research from the University of Houston may eliminate one of the biggest hurdles to the wide-scale production of fuel cell-powered vehicles.