Mitigation of peak oil
The mitigation of peak oil is the attempt to delay the date and minimize the social and economic impact of peak oil by reducing the world's consumption and reliance on petroleum. By reducing petroleum...
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Reverse Photosynthesis Is 'Game Changer' For Creating Biofuels
A new method called reverse photosynthesis harnesses the power of sunlight to break down plant material and turn it into a revolutionary biofuel. Researchers say this will greatly reduce pollution.
Biofuel Tech Straight From The Farm
Nature’s figured it out already, how to best break down food into fuel. Now scientists have caught up, showing that fungi found in the guts of goats, horses and sheep could help fill up your gas tank ...
This New Nanotech Waterless Toilet Can Turn Human Waste Into Power
Around 2.3 billion people around the world are living without access to safe and sanitised toilet facilities, so scientists in the UK have designed a new cheap, waterless, and energy-producing toilet,...
Material Inspired By Nature Could Turn Water Into Fuel
Scientists have theoretically designed a new material that could help supply the world with clean energy by turning water into fuel, using just the power of the sun. Chemists at the University of Read...
A Canadian Start-Up Is Removing CO2 From The Air And Turning It Into Pellets
A pilot project to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and turn it into pellets that can either be used as fuel or stored underground for later has been launched by a Vancouver-based start-up called Carbon...
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight For Efficient Fuel Production
"This result was a stretch project milestone for the entire five years of JCAP as a whole, and not only have we achieved this goal, we also achieved it on time and on budget," says Caltech's Nate Lewi...
Saltwater Lamps For Those in Need
In first world countries, light and electricity may be something taken for granted. When one ambles into a business office, it’s uncommon to marvel at the fluorescents above when they flicker on. All ...
This Giant Wind Wall Sucks Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air
Carbon Engineering has an ambitious plan to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and turn it into fuel. The company is aiming the facility at areas where reforestation isn't an option, such as de...
United Airlines Is Going To Power Its Jets With Animal Poop Now
This summer, a major domestic airline will start powering its jets with alternative fuels for the first time, cutting down carbon pollution in an industry that is one of the fastest growing contributo...
Stanford Scientists Discover How Microbes Acquire Electricity In Making Methane
Stanford University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. In a new study, the Stanford tea...
BIG Unveils a Luminescent Geodesic Dome Power Plant, and it's also a Public Park
Power plants are, in general, rather dowdy structures—unless you live in the world of Bjarke Ingels, that is. The Danish architect and his firm, BIG, was invited to design a new biomass power plant fo...
Future energy development
Energy development is a field of endeavor focused on making available sufficient primary energy sources and secondary energy forms to meet the needs of society. These endeavors encompass those which p...
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Biofuel
A biofuel is a fuel that is derived from biological materials, such as plants and animals. Also biofuel can still be seen as fuel derived from organic matter (obtained directly from plants, or indirec...
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Hydrogen economy
The hydrogen economy is a proposed system of delivering energy using hydrogen. The term hydrogen economy was coined by John Bockris during a talk he gave in 1970 at General Motors (GM) Technical Cent...
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Unconventional oil
Unconventional oil is petroleum produced or extracted using techniques other than the conventional (oil well) method. Oil industries and governments across the globe are investing in unconventional oi...
Masdar City
Masdar City (Arabic: مدينة مصدر‎, Madīnat Maṣdar) is an arcology project in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Its core is a planned city, which is being built by Masdar, a subsidiary o...
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Bioplastic
Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, pea starch or microbiota. Bioplastic can be made from agricultural byproducts and also fr...
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Hirsch report
The Hirsch report, the commonly referred to name for the report Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, and Risk Management, was created by request for the US Department of Energy and pu...
Shale oil extraction
Shale oil extraction is an industrial process for unconventional oil production. This process converts kerogen in oil shale into shale oil by pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution. The re...
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Climate change mitigation
Climate change mitigation consists of actions to limit the magnitude and/or rate of long-term climate change. Climate change mitigation generally involves reductions in human (anthropogenic) emissions...
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Efficient energy use
Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building ...
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Renewable energy
Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. Renewable...
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Hydroelectricity
Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the mos...
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Peak uranium
Peak uranium is the point in time that the maximum global uranium production rate is reached. After that peak, according to Hubbert peak theory, the rate of production enters a terminal decline. While...
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Outline of energy development
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to energy development:Energy development – the effort to provide sufficient primary energy sources and secondary energy form...
Algae fuel
Algae fuel or algal biofuel is an alternative to fossil fuel that uses algae as its source of natural deposits. Several companies and government agencies are funding efforts to reduce capital and oper...
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Biogas
Biogas typically refers to a mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas can be produced from raw materials such as agricultural waste, manu...
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Second generation biofuels
Second generation biofuels, also known as advanced biofuels, are fuels that can be manufactured from various types of biomass. Biomass is a wide-ranging term meaning any source of organic carbon that...