Open menu

CleanTech News

The latest news about environmental and green
technologies – renewables, energy savings, fuel cells

RSS Subscribe to our Cleantech News feed

Is natural gas a 'bridge' to a hotter future?

Natural gas power plants produce substantial amounts of gases that lead to global warming. Replacing old coal-fired power plants with new natural gas plants could cause climate damage to increase over the next decades, unless their methane leakage rates are very low and the new power plants are very efficient.

Posted: Dec 8th, 2014

Read more

Where there's muck there's aluminium (w/video)

Technology developed at the University of Cambridge lies at the heart of a commercial process that can turn toothpaste tubes and drinks pouches into both aluminium and fuel in just three minutes.

Posted: Dec 4th, 2014

Read more

Gut bacteria from a worm can degrade plastic

Plastic is well-known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down, contributing significantly to litter and landfills. But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a worm known to munch on food packaging can degrade polyethylene, the most common plastic.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2014

Read more

Bioplastic - greener than ever

Polylactic acid is a degradable plastic used mostly for packaging. To meet the rising demand, researchers have developed an eco-friendly process to make large amounts of lactic acid from glycerol, a waste by-product in the production of biodiesel.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2014

Read more

Smartphone app - Energy efficiency you can count on

The building sector accounts for 40 percent of primary energy consumption in Europe. Home owners seeking for energy efficiency are faced with confusing and sometimes contradictory information. Now, researchers have developed a smartphone app in the EU project ENBUS! that helps home owners calculate the tangible benefits of energy efficiency measures before investing.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2014

Read more