Archive for October, 2008

New Report says United States Drives Global Biofuel Growth

Friday, October 31st, 2008

London, United Kingdom, 10/25/2008 – Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report providing an outlook for the US biofuel industry. The report “US Biofuel Market Analysis” anticipates the US biofuel industry, particularly ethanol production, to lead the world biofuel production during 2008-2017. The US has [...]

Australia: Govt to Spend $15M on Second Generation Biofuels Research

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The Federal Government will spend $15 million on second generation biofuels research and development. Under the new program businesses and institutions researching second generation biofuels are now able to apply for grants of between $1 million and $5 million. Second generation biofuels use fuel stocks such as biomass and algae rather than grain or other [...]

Poll: Which Candidate is the Greenest?

Friday, October 31st, 2008

All three presidential nominees for the upcoming 2008 US elections are promising that they can end America’s addition to oil through the research and development of green energy technologies. They claim that developing alternative energies will create jobs and turn the economy around, while helping to stop global warming and the national security issues caused [...]

Alternative Energy fuels Green Gold Rush

Friday, October 31st, 2008

We all are familiar with the current scenario of the conventional sources of energy. Oil prices are rising and sources of conventional energy are depleting fast. They are not going to last forever. Conventional energy sources come with heinous side effects. We are paying dearly for playing with the eco-balance and situation will not improve [...]

BioFuel Market to Grow by 1,000%

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Middle Eastern oil sheiks move over. There’s a new kid on the energy block! Bio-fuel is the new green, completely clean fuel source. It’s also known as “agro-fuel” and can be broadly defined as any solid, liquid or gas fuel consisting of or derived from biomass. Biomass is nothing more than materials that were recently [...]

An Energy Source in Every Color Of The Rainbow

Friday, October 31st, 2008

We have all enjoyed watching rainbows and at some point wanted to travel to the end of them for those fabled pots of gold. We can make out the distinct seven colors of the rainbows. But what we see as colors are actually different frequencies or energy levels of the sunlight. A solar panel converts [...]

Sunderland University Team Helps Nissan Unveil its Green Future

Friday, October 31st, 2008

We all are familiar with the reality of fossil fuels, their side effects, soaring prices and their impact on common man who cares to drive an automobile. A Sunderland University team is working tirelessly to create a hydrogen powered car. It will be a significant step forward in developing a mass produced green vehicle. It [...]

Producing energy from wind on the oceans surface

Friday, October 31st, 2008

When we talk about wind energy, we don’t specifically mention ocean winds. But global satellite maps from NASA promise a new hope. Nearly a decade of data from NASA’s QuikSCAT satellite gives us hope that we can harness ocean’s wind for energy generation. These maps can help in locating and planning the offshore wind farms [...]

Engines for Future Hybrids with Lower emission

Friday, October 31st, 2008

China is one of the most polluted countries in the world. But they are not unaware of the ill effects of the excessive use of fossil fuels. They are paying attention to lessening the environmental effects of the poisonous gases. China is making rapid strides towards clean energy and investing considerable time and talent in [...]

Nevada Renewable Energy Prison

Monday, October 27th, 2008

APS Energy Services has begun construction on a large-scale renewable energy facility as part of the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s plan to generate heat and electricity using forest waste products. A 30-kW solar photovoltaic system will be combined with a wood-fired biomass boiler. Wood chips from surrounding forest-thinning industries will be processed in a heat [...]