Sustainable Engineering News

Latest Sustainable Engineering news from 6 sources
Microbial Battery Cleans Wastewater, Generates Energy
The Green Optimistic, 10 hours ago
A team of US researchers have found a cost effective way to use a microbial battery for cleaning up wastewater discarded during oil and gas operations. With fresh water scarcity becoming more and more of a problem as we speak, any industry that pollutes the “liquid gold” or wastes it ...
The City as Commons
Energy Bulletin, 10 hours ago
A commons-based economy cannot thrive without appropriate institutions, especially those that represent a "partner state" approach.
"When Transition forgets what it''s called": the Arts and Social Change
Energy Bulletin, 10 hours ago
When we started Transition, I imagined it as an environmental process. Now I see it as a cultural process.
If solar has gotten so cheap, why isn't there more of it?
Energy Bulletin, 10 hours ago
If solar has gotten so cheap, why isn''t there more of it?
IEA report: US shale oil growth practically zero in 2017
Energy Bulletin, 10 hours ago
US growth is seen to decline to a meagre 160 kb/d by 2017. That is plausible given the high decline rates in tight oil fields.
Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology
Energy Bulletin, 10 hours ago
Agroecology means that we stand together in the circle of life, and this implies that we must also stand together in the circle of struggle against land grabbing and the criminalization of our movements.
Debunking the Myth of "Peak Farmers Market"
Energy Bulletin, 10 hours ago
Following the release of a new USDA report titled “Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems,” food blogs erupted earlier this month with provocative headlines like “Are Farmers Market Sales Peaking?” and “Has the Farmers Market Movement Peaked?”
Best Green Car of 2011: Chevrolet Volt
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Electric Cars | Energy Industry | TransportationThe 2011 Chevrolet Volt became the first electric car to be chosen as the Green Car of the Year 2011. Chevrolet Volt received this honor at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which is held every year by the Green Car Journal. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric c...
Solar Powered Wheelchair Sets World Records
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Solar Power | TransportationHaidar Taleb, a 47 year old man from UAE, displayed a rare combination of human spirit and willpower when he took up a 200-mile long journey on a wheel chair that he has built for himself which runs on solar power. Being a person with polio since the age of 4 has not stop...
Advantages of Renewable Energy at Macro and Micro Level
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Energy Economy | Energy Industry | Future TechnologyIt is now certain that the current energy systems and technological advancements available in the world are not sufficient to make the planet free from the carbon dioxide that is emitted from those resources. To solve this problem, there is a scope...
Ramanathan's Work on Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Fuel Cells | Future Technology | Hydrogen FuelA team of researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences that is headed by Sriram Ramanathan is working on developing fuel cells. If Ramanathan is to be believed, the solid-oxide fuel cells the visionary and specialist in the field...
Making the Best Use of Polymer Solar Cells
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerA report recently published in an online journal called Advanced Materials points out that a process has been developed by the researchers at the Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory that can produce thin and constant light absorbing layer...
Increasing the Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Future Technology | Wind Power | Wind TurbinesTo ensure wind turbines that are big in size work in a better manner, a new kind of air-flow technology may soon be introduced. Apart from other aspects, it will focus on efficiency of blades used in the wind turbines. The technology will help in increas...
Generating Electricity from Wing Waves
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Energy Inventions | Hydro Power | Wave PowerJust like wind mills and wind turbines that generate power and electricity from the wind, scientists are now working to generate power from the sea. Stephen Wood, an assistant professor of marine and environmental systems at Florida Institute of Technology...
Power from Two Energy Sources?
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Energy Inventions | Future TechnologyAlternative sources of energy are clean and green but the catch is they generate less energy compared to fossil fuels. So now the scientists are trying to use different sources of alternative energy at the same place and same time to generate power. Attempts are ...
Solar Tracker Solar Panels
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerA German owned company IMO has set-up a plant in USA that will make the largest solar tracker solar panels to tap solar energy. As per Ruediger Unverzagt and Klaus Pless, respectively the CEO and vice-president of this company, these solar tracker ...
Flat Tower: Innovative Architectural Solution
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Energy Industry | Energy Inventions | Environment and SustainabilityHigh-rise buildings and skyscrapers have been the most favored architectural solutions for highly populated cities. It is a commendable idea for combining height – growing more vertically – and for its small footprint wi...
E-Reader Going Green: Biblio Leaf
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Energy Inventions | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerGlad tidings for book lovers with green ethics! Maybe the e-reader does not consume much power. But if you love to read online and think you should do your bit towards using renewable energy, you have Toshiba and KDDI joining the ranks of LG to pro...
Laser `Scribing' to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerOver the years, thanks to the devoted research work going on for increasing the efficiency of solar cells, today solar cells are no longer flat shaped or unyielding. Ultra thin film-type solar cells have now been manufactured which are quite flexib...
The New Role of Microbes in Bio-Fuel Production
Alternative Energy Technology, 10 hours ago
Biofuels | Energy Inventions | Future TechnologyCurrently biofuel is produced from plants as well as microbes. The oils, carbohydrates or fats generated by the microbes or plants are refined to produce biofuel. This is a green and renewable energy that helps in conserving fossil-fuel usage. But a ne...