Posts tagged: renewable

Making Green Fuels, no Fossils Required

Efficient, potentially inexpensive reduction of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide with nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as electrocatalyst Using solar or wind power to produce carbon-based fuels, which are commonly called fossil fuels, might seem like a self-defeating approach to making a greener world. But when the starting material is carbon dioxide, which can be dragged out […]

A Lighter, Easier to Install, Solar Panel

(via Clean Technica) Originally Published on the ECOreport A lighter, easier to install, solar panel just made its debut on the market. Giga Solar may be an early stage company, but it deserves our attention. I had an opportunity to ask Chief Business Development Officer… Tweet

Coffee grounds could be used to make biodiesel says Bath University

By Robin Whitlock A new research study conducted by Bath University in the UK has found that oil can be extracted from coffee grounds and then subsequently transformed into biodiesel. The study, recently published in the ACS Journal Energy & Fuels, explains how the oil can be extracted by soaking the coffee grounds in an […]

These Solar-Powered Bike Lights Might Be The Only Ones You’ll Ever Need

Jordan Kushins I’m still pretty smitten since trying out this pair of bike lights that mount permanently to the headset and seatpost—but I still gotta remember to charge them. So I’m dying to try out Pixio by Rydon; these little illuminators are solar-powered, meaning every time you go for a daytime ride you’re powering up […]

Solar Power In A Bottle Thanks To Elephant Energy

Solar Power In A Bottle Thanks To Elephant Energy, USAID, & divi (via Clean Technica) Living off the grid necessitates and demands innovation. A happy new innovation for some off-grid, energy poverty–challenged folks is solar power in a bottle. The organizations to thank for this new option are the US Agency for International Development… Tweet