Like the ancient alchemists trying to achieve chrysopoeia; the Sandia Lab in Albuquerque New Mexico is building a device to pull liquid fuel right out of the air. The device, called the "Counter Rotating ring Receiver Reactor Recuperator, or CR5 for short is designed to convert … [Read more...] about Creating liquid fuel from air and sunshine?
Archives for January 2008
Photo courtesy of Hartaarn at Flickr.com. One day, all of us are going to go to join the big compost pile. It's generally not something we think about, but we're all part of the circle of life. So, how green is the funeral industry? With embalming, cement vaults, metal … [Read more...] about An eco friendly death? Funerals are going green.
Recycling is one of the environmental success stories of the last couple of decades. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling and composting kept 82 million tons of material out of landfills and incinerators in 2006. That's up from just 34 million tons in … [Read more...] about Supporting recycling by buying products like 100 percent post consumer recycled paper
AOS solar, in this press release, announced that they are working towards developing "Solar Silicon 4.0" combining crystalline silicone with low cost thin film photovoltaic technology. AOS Solar's mission is to achieve c-Si efficiencies while reducing the amount of required … [Read more...] about Solar Silicon 4.0 reduces the amount of silicon needed for solar panels
A couple of years back a bunch of us stood in the street and watched the book store of the local university burn to the ground in the middle of the night. The next day the only things left were the once familiar walls of a former Safeway grocery store filled to the brim with … [Read more...] about Safeway, Biodiesel, Recycling and Wind Power