Green Design

Making Hydrogen From Waste Vegetable Oil

Researchers at the University of Leeds have found an energy-efficient way to make hydrogen out of used vegetable oils discarded by restaurants and other establishments. The process generates some of the energy needed to make the hydrogen gas itself and is also essentially carbon-neutral.

Posted in: Pollution, Waste-to-Energy, Alternative Fuels, Green Design & Manufacturing, Greenhouse Gases, Energy Efficiency, Energy, News, GDM

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Metal Alloy Increases Cooling Efficiency, Reduces CO2 Emissions

Researchers at the University of Maryland are developing a new "thermally elastic" metal alloy for use in advanced refrigeration and air conditioning systems. The technology promises far greater efficiency and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Bio-Based Process for Producing Fuel Additive

A new bio-based method for producing a much-used fuel additive and industrial chemical, which is currently made from petroleum products, has been developed by an Iowa State University researcher.

Posted in: Alternative Fuels, Green Design & Manufacturing, Biomass, Energy, Transportation, News, GDM

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Producing Biofuels from Woody Plants With No Waste

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient technique for producing biofuels from woody plants that significantly reduces the waste that results from conventional biofuel production techniques.

Posted in: Alternative Fuels, Green Design & Manufacturing, Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy, News, GDM

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Road Surface Purifies Air by Removing Nitrogen Oxides

Road surfaces can make a big contribution to local air purity. This conclusion can be drawn from the first test results on a road surface of air-purifying concrete, which reduces the concentration of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 25 to 45 percent.

Posted in: Building Technologies, Climate, Pollution, Remediation Technologies, Green Design & Manufacturing, Transportation, News, GDM

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Energy-Saving LED High Bay Fixture

Dialight (Farmingdale, NJ) has introduced ultra-bright DuroSite LED High Bay fixtures that incorporate Cree’s Xlamp® XP-G LEDs, delivering nearly 12,000 lumens while consuming only 150 watts. Free of hazardous materials including mercury, the fixtures can be recycled at the end of their life cycle.

Posted in: Green Design & Manufacturing, Recycling Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Lighting, Products, GDM

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Promise for Hydrogen-Fueled Cars

A new process for storing and generating hydrogen to run fuel cells in cars has been invented by chemical engineers at Purdue University. The process uses a powdered chemical called ammonia borane, which has one of the highest hydrogen contents of all solid materials.

Posted in: Alternative Fuels, Green Design & Manufacturing, Recycling Technologies, Energy Storage, Energy, News, GDM

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