Navy Demonstrates Fuel From Seawater Production
EcoGeek, May 07, 2014
A team of US Navy research scientists has developed a method to produce liquid fuel from seawater, using CO2 and hydrogen extracted from the ocean and then processed with a metal catalyst to produce liquid fuel. As a demonstration of the concept, an unmodified scale airplane has been flown with the ...
Ontario Completely Off Coal
EcoGeek, April 15, 2014
The Canadian province of Ontario has officially shut down its last coal burning power plant. Power for the province now comes from "emission-free electricity sources like wind, solar, nuclear and hydropower, along with lower-emission electricity sources like natural gas and biomass." The province ha...
CETO Produces Wave Power and Freshwater
EcoGeek, April 12, 2014
A new, grid-tied offshore wave energy project called CETO is being readied off the west coast of Australia, near Perth. Carnegie Wave Energy is installing what is called the "first operating wave energy array scheme in the world." The installation will consist of three submerged buoys 11 meters (36 ...
Nontoxic Flame Retardants from Whey
EcoGeek, April 02, 2014
Whey is generally a waste byproduct from cheese- and yogurt-making. Producers need to find ways to dispose of it, and often it is discharged into wastewater systems. Research at the Polytechnic University of Turin is being done to explore the use of whey as a replacement for toxic compounds used as ...
Making Bio-Based Rocket Fuel
EcoGeek, March 27, 2014
Rocket fuel is the latest in a long line of fuels being developed from bio sources instead of being produced from petrochemicals. Numerous other fuels have been developed from bio-diesel and synthetic gasolines to aviation fuels are now being made from microorganisms or from converting bio feedstock...
More Efficient Flight in Formation
EcoGeek, January 22, 2014
Many people are very familiar with the V formation used by migrating flocks of birds, and scientists have determined that this is an efficient mode of travel which helps the birds conserve energy, especially on long migratory journeys. But the same concept is being considered to improve the efficien...
Auto Show - Less Green in 2014
EcoGeek, January 15, 2014
As we''ve done for the past several years, EcoGeek went to this year''s North American International Auto Show (the Detroit Auto Show) to see what is new in clean and green transportation. However, this year''s displays continue to move away from a focus on environmental awareness as a major selling...
?Cheap, Efficient Organic Flow Battery Materials
EcoGeek, January 12, 2014
The science of power storage has a new variety of options and new materials to investigate thanks to some recent developments in the chemistry of materials used in flow batteries. Until now, flow batteries have largely relied on metallic compounds for the active chemicals they use. But new materials...
Copenhagen Wheel Hits the Streets
EcoGeek, December 05, 2013
A few years back, the ''Copenhagen Wheel'' was one of a few innovations in cycling that were being proposed to try to make bicycle commuting easier. While it was just a concept in 2010, it is now a real product, with pre-orders being offered by manufacturer Superpedestrian. The Copenhagen Wheel is a...
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