Posts tagged: renewable energy

This Renewable ‘Instant Coal’ Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It’s highly efficient. By: David Nield The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with a new kind of material that works like a renewable substitute for coal. This ‘instant coal’ biofuel brings the high energy efficiency of coal without the […]

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Solar Compass Points Way to Renewable Energy

By: Dale Bass It may look like a compass, but the solar installation at Thompson Rivers University is designed to do more. Ultimately, said Michael Mehta, it could point the way to integrating charging strips in roadways that could charge electric vehicles as they are being driven. For now, however, the solar compass outside the Arts […]

Google Will Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy This Year

The company is primarily powered by wind and solar energy. By: Allee Manning Google has announced that after 10 years a carbon-neutral company, it will be able to brag running on entirely renewable energy at the end of 2017. That means that all of the electricity the company consumes in both its data centers and offices are provided […]

Microorganisms to Convert Renewable Energy to Pipelineable Natural Gas

By Maurice Smith Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has installed a novel bioreactor system that will be used to test power-to-gas technology at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The project is the first of its kind in the United States converting hydrogen generated from excess renewable power into […]

Is Evaporating Water the Future of Renewable Energy?

Forget the sun and wind — evaporating water could be the next big source of renewable energy, said James Temple at Technology Review?. So-called evaporation-driven engines “generate power from the motion of bacterial spores that expand and contract as they absorb and release air moisture.” Evaporation continues 24/7, so the engines, which sit on the water’s surface, […]