Environment

Paving Slabs Clean the Air

Innovative paving slabs that are coated in titanium dioxide nanoparticles can reduce the amount of nitrogen oxide in the air. Titanium dioxide is a photocatalyst; it uses sunlight to accelerate a naturally occurring chemical reaction, the speed of which changes with exposure to light.

Posted in: Building Technologies, Pollution, News, News, Solar Power, Government Initiatives, Remediation Technologies

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Sustainable Biochar to Mitigate Climate Change

By producing biochar - a charcoal-like substance made from plants and other organic materials - up to 12 percent of the world's human-caused greenhouse gas emissions could be sustainably offset, which is more than what could be offset if the same plants and materials were burned to generate energy.

Posted in: Climate, Pollution, News, News, Biomass, Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gases, Remediation Technologies

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Switchgrass Lessens Soil Nitrate Loss Into Waterways

By planting switchgrass and using certain agronomic practices, farmers can significantly reduce the amount of nitrogen and nitrates that leach into the soil, according to Iowa State University research.

Posted in: Pollution, News, News, Biomass, Renewable Energy, Remediation Technologies

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LED Electronic Power Supply

Zenaro (Karlsruhe, Germany) has introduced a new line of electronic power supplies specially designed for LED indoor/outdoor lighting applications. The efficiency performance is greater than 92%, saving more energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Posted in: Products, Products, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gases

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Generating Energy Innovation: Disrupting the Alternatives

In just the last few years, innovation in alternative-energy technologies have gained significant footholds in product development lifecycles and are rapidly changing our individual roles as energy consumers and producers. Out of the box thinking and breakthrough discoveries are on the rise in solar, wind, biofuel, and other alternative-energy technologies. 

Posted in: Features, Articles, Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Wind Power, Alternative Fuels, Greenhouse Gases

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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, News, News, Energy Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Greenhouse Gases

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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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