- Flexible Charge Pump- AC Power Harvested Straight From The Environment
Researchers have developed a new type of small-scale electric power generator able to produce alternating current through the cyclical stretching and releasing of zinc oxide wires encapsulated in a flexible plastic substrate with two ends bonded. The new ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 9 2008 - 5:32pm
- Making Biodiesel From Waste Using Nature's Own Chemical Plant
Petroleum is the feedstock for many products in the chemical industry but it is becoming increasingly expensive. Renewable raw materials are an alternative but we quickly learned that, despite the beliefs of activists in the 1980s and 1990s, fuel from foo ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 10 2008 - 3:47pm
- Eco-Friendly Coal Power Plants?
Construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States is in danger of coming to a standstill, partly due to the high cost of the requirement, whether existing or anticipated, to capture all emissions of carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse ga ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 17 2008 - 1:52pm
- Gas Hydrates: Leading The Fuel Revolution With Ice That Burns
Imagine a future for ice cubes that burn, it may sounds impossible but gas hydrates are an alternate energy source said to put every other fossil fuel to shame. Gas Hydrates are an ice-like solid composed from the bonding of water and natural gas molecules ...
Article - Ashley Cox - Nov 18 2008 - 7:01pm
- Can Renewable Sustainable Energy Be Viable?
Engineers and entrepreneurs are rushing to explore alternative sources of efficient and renewable energy in New Jersey and elsewhere in the country. A Rutgers School of Business—Camden professor has strong words of caution as projects involving wind farms ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 18 2008 - 11:12am
- Soil Health In A Bioenergy Age
One of the biggest threats to today's farmlands is the loss of soil organic carbon (SOC) and soil organic matter (SOM) from poor land-management practices. The presence of these materials is essential as they do everything from providing plants with p ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 19 2008 - 12:23pm
- Lithium Ion Batteries May Not Be Done Yet
Lithium-ion batteries don't get a lot of respect these days, what with everyone talking about magical future batteries that are cheaper and won't make you Prius owners cause acid rain. They're everywhere still and they provide portable devi ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 20 2008 - 10:51am
- VIVACE- Move Like A Fish, Generate Electricity From Water
Slow-moving ocean and river currents could be a new, reliable and affordable alternative energy source. A University of Michigan engineer has made a machine that works like a fish to turn potentially destructive vibrations in fluid flows into clean, renewa ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 21 2008 - 12:56pm
- Batteries Made Of Bacteria?
by Diane Banegas, National Science Foundation Researchers at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are studying a remarkable species of bacteria, Geobacter sulfurreducens, that produces electric current when attached to a graphite electrode or other con ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 21 2008 - 1:20pm
- Wind Energy Business Hitting A Slowdown
The global economic turmoil has started having an impact on the wind energy industry in Europe. Some companies are cutting down forecasts and production for 2009 and the market is showing the first signs of slowdown. The current economic situation is slow ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2008 - 8:54pm