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Alternative Energy and Fuel for Cars

In the wake of the ongoing Gulf Oil disaster, alternative energy resources are being scrutinized with renewed interest. As the transportation sector consumes over 40 percent of world oil production, ridding us of our petroleum habit in that sector alone would go a long way to reducing our fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Hybrids […]

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SA scientists seek backers for trash-to-energy innovation

Scientists and engineers at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, have developed a hybrid energy solution, based on the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) chemical process, which could be deployed at municipal rubbish dumps to produce both electricity and transport fuels from fresh garbage. Centre of Material and Process Synthesis (COMPS) director Professor Diane Hildebrandt tells Engineering […]

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Sewage-powered car- end to dirty fuel

A VW Beetle, powered by human waste has taken to the streets of England in an attempt to encourage sustainable motoring. It’s Britain’s first car to run on gas produced from sewage sludge. Stuart McDill reports. Source: Reuters Energy from waste is part of the solution to sustainability and is likely to become big business […]

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Chicken manure to help power U.K. homes

The picturesque Cotswolds of England will soon be using those lovely animals dotting its hillsides to provide power to some of its homes. A turnkey biogas station made by Alfagy plans to convert agricultural waste, including both feedstock and manure, into electricity.

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Peak Phosphorus – What does this mean?

Our ability to provide enough food to feed the human population is dependent on the availability of phosphorus. While the term “peak oil” has become a familiar term in the lexicon of sustainability, the notion of “peak phosphorus” may ultimately be a concern of greater consequence. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient required by plants that […]

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Countdown to “Free” Renewable Energy from Sewage Begins

They prefer to call it wastewater, but the bottom line is that researchers at the University of Nevada are close to commercializing a process for generating renewable energy from sewage sludge.  The energy could be used to run equipment at the plants, which is a big deal because sewage treatment plants (okay, so wastewater treatment […]

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Could Generating Energy from Waste Be the Answer?

Scientists at Teesside University are helping to find answers to one of the most difficult problems facing the world today — generating energy without accelerating climate change or harming food production. The researchers are investigating biofuels generated from wastes. This is seen by many as the ‘green alternative’ to using fossil fuels.  Biofuels may appear […]

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