A new way to improve the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 8:46 No Comments

This discovery was made by a group of researchers at Rice University which have founded a new way to improve the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries: use carbon-nanotube/metal-oxide arrays as electrode material.

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San Francisco to turn cooking oil into biodiesel

Monday, February 9, 2009 13:09 No Comments

The brown waste grease of San Francisco will be converted into biofuel with help from $1.2 million in state and federal grants. The conversion into fuel of these brown waste grease known as FOG (fat, oil and grease), is part of a pilot project.

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Two-stage mechanical oscillator could produce free energy

Monday, February 9, 2009 6:38 No Comments

Veljko Milkovic is the inventor of this amazing 2-stage mechanical oscillator that could be a source of clean energy. The machine is composed of two parts: a pendulum and a lever. When these two elements are combined the gravitational and centrifugal forces work to produce free and clean energy.

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How to create fuel from the sun

Monday, February 9, 2009 2:37 No Comments

Thanks to a nanotube catalyst, the researchers Craig Grimes and his colleagues at Pennsylvania State University in University Park have used sunlight to turn water vapour and carbon dioxide into a useful fuel. They found a way to generate hydrocarbons 20 times faster than previous attempts. To catalyse the reaction the scientists have used a [...]

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Touareg BlueMotion Hybrid will be launched by 2010

Sunday, February 8, 2009 23:41 No Comments

Volkswagen has launched this week the prototype of a Touareg BlueMotion Hybrid, equipped with an gas engine and assisted by an electric unit. A production version could be launched by 2010. This SUV have 374 horsepower and a V6 TSI engine. The electric unit which delivers 52 horsepower, is powered by a nickel battery, located [...]

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The most efficient solar hot water panel ever produced

Friday, February 6, 2009 23:59 No Comments

An Irish company has launched what could be the most efficient solar hot water panel ever produced. Surface Power in County Mayo says it plans to create 20 new jobs over the next 12 months with the launch and international distribution of its new product. Independent certification by TUV Rhineland has shown that when compared [...]

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