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Generating electricity with tomato waste

A team of scientists is exploring an unusual source of electricity - damaged tomatoes that are unsuitable for sale at the grocery store. Their pilot project involves a biological-based fuel cell that uses tomato waste left over from harvests in Florida.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2016

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Power play

Study shows how more R+D funding can accelerate the world energy revolution.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2016

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Scientists make renewable plastic from carbon dioxide and plants

Scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from carbon dioxide and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. Researchers say the new technology could provide a low-carbon alternative to plastic bottles and other items currently made from petroleum.

Posted: Mar 9th, 2016

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Biofuel tech straight from the farm

Natures figured it out already, how to best break down food into fuel. Now scientists have caught up, showing that fungi found in the guts of goats, horses and sheep could help fill up your gas tank too.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2016

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Organic waste for sustainable batteries

A carbon-based active material produced from apple leftovers and a material of layered oxides might help reduce the costs of future energy storage systems. Both were found to have excellent electrochemical properties and stand for the environmentally compatible and sustainable use of resources.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2016

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