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The biobattery

Sewage sludge, green waste, production residue from the food industry, straw or animal excrement - with the biobattery's modular concept a much larger range of biomass can be utilized for energy recovery than previously. Researchers show that they can convert organic residues into electricity, heat, purified gas, engine oil and high quality biochar using this process.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2015

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Renewable energy obtained from wastewater

Wastewater contains an elevated amount of chemical energy in the form of organic contaminants. In order to make use of this energy, researchers from around the world study ways to recover it in the form of hydrogen, a process which efficiently eliminates organic matter from wastewater.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2015

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Novel electrode boosts green hydrogen research

Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed a novel reference electrode, and are working with hydrogen energy system manufacturer ITM Power to aid the development of hydrogen production technologies for renewable energy storage.

Posted: Feb 19th, 2015

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Gear technology helps lower cost of wave energy farming

CorPower Ocean's new wave energy system generates five times more energy per ton of device, at one third of the cost when compared to competing state-of-the art technologies. Energy output is three to four times higher than traditional wave power systems.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2015

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Eco-composites, a solution for residual agricultural plastics

Researchers have carried out a study research that enables to recover agricultural plastic waste and turns them into new materials with higher added value, low price and improved recyclability. This would reduce the environmental impact generated by agricultural waste.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2015

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Clean thermal energy for clean fresh water

A grant was awarded for research into a sustainable and economical fresh water management system that could be used in coastal areas of India and salt-affected farming land in Australia.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2015

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Fuel cell cars: Caution needed say analysts

Fuel cells will not be competitive with conventional engines in up-front cost for at least 15 years. Indeed, they need very expensive new hydrogen fuelling infrastructure in addition.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2015

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