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Running on waste heat

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Aug. 8, 2014)

Original story at MIT News It’s estimated that more than half of U.S. energy — from vehicles and heavy equipment, for instance — is wasted as heat. Mostly, this waste heat simply escapes into the air. But that’s beginning to change, thanks to thermoelectric innovators such as MIT’s Gang ...

From Mobile Solar Computer Classrooms to Novel Baobab Products: Green Entrepreneurship is Thriving Across Africa and Beyond

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Nairobi plays host to one of the largest gatherings of start-up social and environmental enterprises ever, as 41 green entrepreneurs are celebrated at the 2014 SEED Awards Africa Symposium, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today. The SEED Awards identify and support innovative social and environmental start-up enterprises ...

C&D waste volumes in Europe to increase by 26% by 2020

by CDE  (Aug. 22, 2014)

A recent report from Frost & Sullivan forecasts that by 2020 the volume of construction, demolition and excavation waste produced across Europe will increase to over 1.1bn tonnes - a rise of 26% from the 885m tonnes produced in the region in 2012. "Market development is strongly driven by the Waste Directive (2008/98/EC), wherein C&D waste ...

Launch of Small Scale Waste-to-Energy Converter receives a boost from the Government of Canada

by Eco Waste Solutions  (Jun. 26, 2014)

Eco Waste Solutions (EWS), a manufacturer of thermal waste conversion and energy recovery technologies, is pleased to announce that it has received financial support from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).  NRC-IRAP is Canada's premier innovation assistance program for small and ...

Energy From Coffee – Absolutely

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 27, 2014)

The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills. The project started in 2010 with the goal of addressing environmental and health problems caused by the wastewater produced in the coffee industry. ...

Study: Municipal Solid Waste Could Contribute Significant Supply of Alternative Energy to U.S. Businesses, Communities

by The American Chemistry Council  (Jul. 9, 2014)

A new study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University has found that if all of the municipal solid waste (MSW) that is currently put into landfills each year in the United ...

Developing new light and energy technologies

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Silvija Gradečak has big intentions for small ingredients. The associate professor of materials science and engineering at MIT focuses on energy-conversion and light-harvesting through the use of nanomaterials. It’s at these microscopic scales that she can customize individual components, meld the parts, and create a new kind of ...

Ligin 2014: Bio4Energy Presenters Acknowledged

by Bio4Energy  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Bio4Energy would like to acknowledge its researchers who contributed a presentation to the Lignin 2014 conference, held 24-28 August at Umeå, Sweden. 'Smart' packaging designed to prolong the shelf-life of food Sandra Winestrand and colleagues at Umeå and Karlstad Universities Edited ...

IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

by IBM  (Jul. 7, 2014)

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Sandia Modeling Tool, Hydrogen Fueling Standardization, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 4, 2014)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

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