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Swedish water purifier wins solar industry leader’s award for innovative design

Swedish water purifier wins solar industry leader’s award for innovative design

Thatcher Michelsen August 31, 2012 0

Built inside the device are five-liter liquid compartments which enable communities to efficiently produce clean fluids. The company estimates that the system can produce up to 30 liters of drinkable water per day

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University of Albany residential hall employs geothermal heat pumps to provide power

University of Albany residential hall employs geothermal heat pumps to provide power

Thatcher Michelsen August 30, 2012 0

According to the DoE, the geothermal heat pump built into the foundation of the residence is expected to provide enough energy to cut power consumption by roughly 50 percent

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, hopes to become leader in wind turbine assembly industry

New Bedford, Massachusetts, hopes to become leader in wind turbine assembly industry

Thatcher Michelsen August 29, 2012 0

As east coast states prepare to implement wind power initiatives, including Massachusetts' drive to place turbines off the coast of Nantucket, some towns are setting the groundwork to become major providers of wind farm

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Hong Kong-based biorefinery takes Starbucks refuse and creates usable chemicals

Hong Kong-based biorefinery takes Starbucks refuse and creates usable chemicals

Thatcher Michelsen August 28, 2012 0

Thanks to a new process created by engineers at the City University of Hong Kong, coffee grounds and old pastries - which are normally tossed into the nearest landfill - may find a second

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New Mexico biomass facility fully operational, set to produce 1.5 million units of “green crude”

New Mexico biomass facility fully operational, set to produce 1.5 million units of “green crude”

Thatcher Michelsen August 27, 2012 0

The plant consists of two algae ponds, which are 1.1 acre and 2.2 acres wide and roughly one-eighth of a mile long.

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London-based designers creates unique, reusable water bottle

London-based designers creates unique, reusable water bottle

Thatcher Michelsen August 24, 2012 0

Known as the "eau good," this drink bottle utilizes a stick of Binchotan active charcoal, which according to the company's website, has been used as a natural filtering system since the 17th century

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Tens of thousands of jobs created in wind, solar industries, says clean energy advocacy group

Tens of thousands of jobs created in wind, solar industries, says clean energy advocacy group

Thatcher Michelsen August 22, 2012 0

According to green technology lobbying group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the renewable energy industry is experiencing a modest boom in terms of hiring

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Renewable gasoline: Coming to a station near you

Renewable gasoline: Coming to a station near you

Thatcher Michelsen August 21, 2012 0

Through a process called Integrated Hydropyrolysis and Hydroconversion (IHH), which involves utilizing recycled plant material and biowaste to create a base compound that is later converted into a combustible fuel, GTI engineers have produced

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Energy Secretary Chu lauds increasing presence of wind power in U.S economy

Energy Secretary Chu lauds increasing presence of wind power in U.S economy

Thatcher Michelsen August 20, 2012 0

The government data showed that the national wind-based power capacity increased by approximately 6,800 megawatts during 2011. This growth brought total production potential to a 47,000

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Creators of world’s first solar-powered toilet win Bill Gates’ $100,000 prize

Creators of world’s first solar-powered toilet win Bill Gates’ $100,000 prize

Thatcher Michelsen August 16, 2012 0

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise created by Microsoft guru Bill Gates, issued a challenge last summer that called for engineers to, in Gates' words, "reinvent the toilet."

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