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  • Sharp develops solar cell with world`s highest conversion efficiency of 35.8%

    Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency(1) of 35.8%(2) using a triple-junction compound solar cell. Unlike silicon-based solar cells, the most common type of solar cell in use today, the compound solar cell utilizes photo-absorption layers made from compounds consisting of two or more elements such as indium and gallium. Due to their high conversion ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • NREL to help convert methane to liquid diesel

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help develop microbes that convert methane found in natural gas into liquid diesel fuel, a novel approach that if successful could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower dependence on foreign oil. The amount of natural gas simply flared or vented from oil wells globally is enormous – equal to ...

  • Waste tea leaves could brew up biofuel

    [ISLAMABAD] Waste tea leaves could be a cheap source of biofuel that does not compromise food security, according to Pakistani scientists. Researchers from the Nanoscience and Catalysis Division at Quaid-i-Azam University used a nanocatalyst, metal nanoparticles that accelerate reactions, to produce biodiesel from used tea leaves. 'The world today is consuming several million tonnes of tea ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Waste Management Announces Strategic Investment in Agnion

    Waste Management (NYSE:WM) today announced a strategic investment in Agnion Energy, Inc. (Agnion) to advance Agnion's allothermal gasification technology.  Waste Management joins other investors in Agnion including, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Munich Venture Partners and ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Eco Waste Solutions named Defense Energy Technology Challenge Finalist

    Deployable Waste to Energy Conversion technology to be presented at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit September 9, 2014 BURLINGTON, Ontario – Eco Waste Solutions (EWS), a manufacturer of thermal waste conversion and energy recovery technologies, is pleased to announce that it was selected as a finalist in the Defense ...


    By Eco Waste Solutions

  • Eco-Solids international make encouraging start with VALORGAS programme’s food waste-to-energy tests

    The €3.5M, 42-month R&D programme, which is led by the University of Southampton, is examining potential for biogas production when pre-treating food waste for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) feedstock – and early laboratory results are also highlighting the emerging potential importance of ammonia removal. Chris Newman, Eco-Solids Manager, Sales & Business Development, said: ...


    By Ecosolids International Ltd

  • Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Developed Technology That Can Convert Human Waste Into Sustainable Biofuel

    December 2, 2016 -- Last night's dinner could be tomorrow's liquid fuel. Yes, the technology to turn ordinary human waste into biocrude oil is here, thanks to developments at the Department of Energy'sPacific Northwest National Laboratory. The technology -- called hydrothermal liquefaction -- mimics the geological conditions the Earth uses ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Joule Awarded Patent on Renewable Diesel Production from Sunlight and CO2 - Breakthrough process overcomes the costs and complexities of biomass-to-fuel

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Joule Unlimited, Inc., pioneer of Liquid Fuel from the Sun™, today announced the issuance of a U.S. patent covering its breakthrough conversion of sunlight and waste carbon dioxide (CO2) directly into liquid hydrocarbons that are fungible with conventional diesel fuel. Unlike biofuel processes that require costly intermediates such as sugar, algal or agricultural biomass, ...


    By Joule Unlimited, Inc.

  • Global Markets for Gasifiers - Market Drivers, Applications, Market Segments

    Gasification is a centuries–old thermochemical energy conversion technology that has slowly achieved modernity over the decades. The technology is undergoing its third evolutionary surge. Fuel shortages in WWII spurred widespread adoption for vehicle fuels. The oil crisis 1973 spurred a re–evaluation and renewed development. Rising oil prices, globally increasing fuel demand, and ...


  • Fact sheet on Biogas - An important renewable energy source

    “Biogas” is a gas produced by anaerobic fermentation of different forms of organic matter and is composed mainly of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Typical feedstocks for biogas production are manure and sewage, residues of crop production (i.e., straw), the organic fraction of the waste from households and industry, as well as energy crops including maize and grass silage. ...

  • Energy Department announces new innovative projects to develop advanced drop-in biofuels for military jets and ships

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced nearly $18 million in four innovative pilot-scale biorefineries in California, Iowa and Washington that will test renewable biofuels as a domestic alternative to power our cars, trucks, and planes that meet military specifications for jet fuel and shipboard diesel. These projects ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Totally Green Enters U.S. Hotel Market With ORCA Green Machine Installed at Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts

    Totally Green, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLGN), a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives, has installed its revolutionary ORCA Green Machine™ at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts implemented the ORCA Green Machine to establish on-site composting of organic food waste generated by its restaurant and ...


    By Marketwire

  • Grass Is Greener For Biofuels Future

    A genetically-engineered bacterium developed by scientists in the US can produce ethanol biofuel from coarse, wild-growing switchgrass, rather than using vital food crops such as maize. Scientists in the US claim they have developed a simple, one-step process that turns plant tissue into biofuel. A genetically-engineered bacterium can convert switchgrass into ethanol directly, without any ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Totally Green to Present at the 2012 Gateway Conference on September 6

    Totally Green, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLGN), an innovator in organic food waste processing systems, has been invited to present at the 2012 Gateway Conference being held on September 6 at the W San Francisco Hotel. Totally Green management is scheduled to present at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time, with one-on-one meetings held throughout the day. Management will discuss the ORCA Green™ Machine's new ...


    By Marketwire

  • An economical method of biofuel production

    Fuels made from plant materials could play a role in the move to more sustainable energy production. A new costing study suggests that large-scale biomass-to-liquid (BTL) plants, could manufacture such synthetic fuels ('biosynfuel') at a cost of about 1 Euro per kg in central Europe. Under the EU Climate Action and Renewable Energy package1, Member States need to source a minimum of 10 per cent ...

  • Supercritical water oxidation of sewage sludge

    ABSTRACT Supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) is an innovative and effective destruction method for organic wastewater and sludge. Several tests of the destruction of sewage sludge by SCWO have been done at two state of the art pilot plants. These units have capacities of 250 kg/h and 1100 kg/h, respectively. The test results show that the technology easily destroys the organic ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Turning trash into gold

    Municipal trash (also known as solid waste) is the largest component of the environmental business sector in Canada. Like many other nations, Canada faces a looming waste management crisis, as landfills reach capacity and concerns mount about soil and water contamination. Several Canadian cities are exploring new approaches to turn trash into environmentally acceptable assets such as energy. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Totally Green Delivers ORCA Green Machines to U.S. Army Installation in Fort Hood, Texas

    Totally Green, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLGN), a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives, installed two of its revolutionary ORCA Green Machines™ at the U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas. The installations follow a successful showcase of the ORCA technology at Fort Hood's 11th Annual Garrison Picnic. The U.S. Army purchased the ORCA1200 Green ...


    By Marketwire

  • MagneGas Invited to Speak To Multiple Fortune 500 Companies & Government Agencies

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA) announced today that it has been an invited speaker at the upcoming Construction Industry Institute Board of Advisors meeting on November 3rd , 2015 in Bonita Springs, FL. The Construction Industry Institute is a consortium of over 130 companies from the public and private sector with a focus on increasing sustainability of capital ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Aflac Goes Green With Totally Green's ORCA Green Machine

    Totally Green, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLGN), a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives, reports another successful test pilot of its revolutionary ORCA Green™ Machine with Aflac, Inc. (NYSE: AFL), the nation's number one provider of supplemental ...


    By Marketwire

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