Posts tagged with ‘alternative energy’

  • Biomass-Based Solar Cells from Shrimp

    Using hydrothermal carbonization, researchers at Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) School of Engineering and Materials Science in the UK have exacted carbon nanodots from shrimp cells and applied them to zinc-oxide nanorods to make biomass-based solar cells. More info
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  • Shrimp Shells Yield Cheap Solar Cells

    Electricity-generating solar cells have been created from the chemicals found shells of shrimp and other crustaceans, for the first time. The materials chitin and chitosan, found in the shells, are abundant and significantly cheaper to produce than the expensive metals such as ruthenium, which is similar to platinum, that are currently used in making nanostructured solar-cells. Currently the efficiency of […]
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  • Algae Innovation and Design

    Algae isn’t just a bunch of seaweed: it’s an amazing natural resource that can power everything from a light bulb to an entire city. New technology is exploring the various uses of algae to fuel big and small things cleanly, and scientists are asking whether a whole city could be run on algae, or if algae could power devices ranging from night lights to […]
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  • 10 Most Innovative Algae-Fueled Designs

    Algae isn’t just a bunch of seaweed: it’s an amazing natural resource that can power everything from a light bulb to an entire city. New technology is exploring the various uses of algae to fuel big and small things cleanly, and scientists are asking whether a whole city could be run on algae, or if algae could power devices ranging from night lights to […]
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  • New Seaweed Technology

    Researchers from the At~Sea project are developing innovative textiles to cultivate macroalgae off Europe’s coast. 
Watch how seaweed could be more commonly used as a source of chemicals and biofuel if researchers can work out how to grow it and process it more efficiently. More info
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  • Algae from Dairy Waste

    Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is cultivating microalgae in dairy wastewater to remove unwanted substances and to be used to create biofuel. The project is being funded by a grant from The National Science Foundation In an effort to develop more economically efficient energy. More info
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  • Do You DeuSEL? This Bus Does, Running On Biofuel Made From Euglena Algae

    Isuzu Motors and the Euglena Company have teamed up to promote the use of DeuSEL, a biofuel made from processed algae. The joint venture project’s rolling ambassador is a brightly colored bio-diesel sipping Isuzu bus and efforts are underway to expand the service to public bus routes by 2018. The Euglena Company has been farming the so-called Midorimushi (literally, “green bugs”) since 2005, […]
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  • China’s New Wager: Pulling Energy From the Ocean

    A race is under way to unlock one of the world’s biggest untapped sources of clean energy—the ocean—with China emerging as an important testing ground. That could heighten competition with Western companies, especially if Chinese businesses begin using technologies developed with joint-venture partners to expand rapidly. More info
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  • UCSD earns top spots for algae research

    A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked programs at UC San Diego as the two best in the country for algal biofuels research, including Scripps Institution of Oceanography as top in the nation. An external group of experts from industry, academia, government, and the non-profit sector evaluated 219 projects across nine technology […]
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  • Algae.Tec Says Deal with Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (RIIHL) to Launch Global Biofuels Division

    Algae.Tec Limited recently said the signing of agreements with Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings (RIIHL) was the backing the Company needed to fund and launch its Global Biofuels Division. RIIHL is part of the Reliance Group, India’s largest private sector enterprise. The agreements encompass a subscription agreement, and technical and equipment supply agreements. These agreements also discuss conditions for future commercial […]
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