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Fueling Vehicles with Hydrogen from Corn Waste

Fueling Vehicles with Hydrogen from Corn Waste

Researchers have found a way to make hydrogen fuel by a biological method that uses cheap and abundantly available corn stover (the stalks, cobs and husks) and greatly reduces the time it takes to produce the fuel.  Read more »

Daimler’s “SuperTruck” Halves Fuel Consumption

Daimler’s “SuperTruck” Halves Fuel Consumption

Daimler has now unveiled its response, the “Freightliner SuperTruck” which is claimed to improve fuel efficiency by 115% over the baseline standard.  Read more »

Aluminium Battery – Safer & Cheaper Than Lithium

Aluminium Battery – Safer & Cheaper Than Lithium

Stanford University scientists have developed the first high-performance aluminum-ion battery that’s fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive.   Read more »

Packing Peanuts Provide Power

Packing Peanuts Provide Power

Scientists have developed a heating process that converts the “peanuts” used for packaging into carbon anodes for lithium batteries.
As well as eliminating waste, the technique produces batteries that recharge much faster because the carbon anodes are only a tenth as thick as their commercially available counterparts.  Read more »

Electric Cars Could Reduce Temperatures in Cities

Electric Cars Could Reduce Temperatures in Cities

Researchers have shown that replacing conventional cars with electric ones could not only cut emissions from cars but it could also lower emissions of carbon dioxide by cutting the use of air conditioning.  Read more »

Swamps Store Much More Carbon than Forests

Swamps Store Much More Carbon than Forests

Freshwater wetlands could be up to 50 times more effective at storing carbon than rainforests. These wetlands have the potential to capture and store carbon for hundreds of years.  Read more »

Extinctions Happening 1,000 Times Faster than Normal

Extinctions Happening 1,000 Times Faster than Normal

The populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have declined by an average of 52%, over the 40 years from 1970 to 2010 – well on the way towards a mass extinction, which is defined as a loss of at least 75% of species.  Read more »

World’s Largest Bike Share – Hangzhou

World’s Largest Bike Share – Hangzhou

The scale of bike sharing in China, and Hangzhou in particular, dwarfs anything in the West. Hangzhou has a 50,000-bike system with 2,050 bike-share stations are spaced 300 metres apart in the city centre and less than 800 metres apart in the suburbs.  Read more »

Hydrogen from Wastewater

Hydrogen from Wastewater

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have reported that they have developed an efficient way to obtain electrical energy and hydrogen in a wastewater treatment process. The system uses bacteria which consume the organic material and generate electricity which is used to produce hydrogen.   Read more »

Lake Chad – Linking Climate, Water and Terrorism

Lake Chad – Linking Climate, Water and Terrorism

The changes in the lake have contributed to local lack of water, crop failures, livestock deaths, collapsed fisheries, soil salinity and increasing poverty throughout the region. All of this has turned the region into a hotbed of tribal violence and terrorism.  Read more »