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  • Navy Demonstrates Fuel From Seawater Production

    7 May 2014, 10:20 am

    A team of US Navy research scientists has developed a method to produce liquid fuel from seawater, using CO2 and hydrogen extracted from the ocean and then processed with a metal catalyst to produce liquid fuel. As a demonstration of the concept, an…
  • Ontario Completely Off Coal

    15 April 2014, 11:06 pm

    The Canadian province of Ontario has officially shut down its last coal burning power plant.…
  • CETO Produces Wave Power and Freshwater

    12 April 2014, 1:47 pm

    A new, grid-tied offshore wave energy project called CETO is being readied off the west coast of Australia, near Perth. Carnegie Wave Energy is installing what is called the "first operating wave energy array scheme in the world." The installation will…
  • Nontoxic Flame Retardants from Whey

    2 April 2014, 11:31 am

    Whey is generally a waste byproduct from cheese- and yogurt-making. Producers need to find ways to dispose of it, and often it is discharged into wastewater systems. Research at the Polytechnic University of Turin is being done to explore the use of whey as…
  • Making Bio-Based Rocket Fuel

    27 March 2014, 10:52 am

    Rocket fuel is the latest in a long line of fuels being developed from bio sources instead of being produced from petrochemicals. Numerous other fuels have been developed from bio-diesel and synthetic gasolines to aviation fuels are now being made from…
  • More Efficient Flight in Formation

    22 January 2014, 9:05 am

    Many people are very familiar with the V formation used by migrating flocks of birds, and scientists have determined that this is an efficient mode of travel which helps the birds conserve energy, especially on long migratory journeys. But the same concept is…
  • Auto Show - Less Green in 2014

    15 January 2014, 11:26 am

    As we've done for the past several years, EcoGeek went to this year's North American International Auto Show (the Detroit Auto Show) to see what is new in clean and green transportation. However, this year's displays continue to move away from a focus on…
  • ​Cheap, Efficient Organic Flow Battery Materials

    12 January 2014, 8:50 pm

    The science of power storage has a new variety of options and new materials to investigate thanks to some recent developments in the chemistry of materials used in flow batteries. Until now, flow batteries have largely relied on metallic compounds for the…
  • Copenhagen Wheel Hits the Streets

    5 December 2013, 4:41 am

    A few years back, the 'Copenhagen Wheel' was one of a few innovations in cycling that were being proposed to try to make bicycle commuting easier. While it was just a concept in 2010, it is now a real product, with pre-orders being offered by manufacturer…
  • Making Tractor Trailers More Fuel Efficient

    20 November 2013, 9:27 pm

    Sixty-eight percent of all goods in the United States spend some of their journey across the country stored on tractor trailers attached to a tractor. With the average semi-trailer truck getting about 5.6 miles per gallon of diesel, however, tractor trailers…

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