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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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Energy starts at home

The future of sustainable energy is likely to include widespread production and distribution, or what some are now calling 'open energy systems'.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2015

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Researchers propose a novel solar CPV/CSP hybrid system

In this new system, the dissipated heat is used to produce superheated vapor of refrigerant which is effective to generate power through an organic Rankine cycle (ORC), and thus the solar-to-electricity efficiency of the system can be significantly improved.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2015

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Geoengineering report: Scientists urge more research on climate intervention

Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, while necessary, may not happen soon enough to stave off climate catastrophe. So, in addition, the world may need to resort to so-called geoengineering approaches that aim to deliberately control the planet's climate. That's according to a National Research Council committee that today released a pair of sweeping reports on climate intervention techniques.

Posted: Feb 10th, 2015

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U.S. trend toward sustainable energy continued in 2014

The United States saw continued growth in renewable energy, natural gas and energy efficiency in 2014, according to the third annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. The Factbook shows that U.S. deployment of sustainable energy increased as prices continued to fall and that investment in U.S. clean energy grew at a higher rate.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2015

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Preventing greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere

A novel class of materials that enable a safer, cheaper, and more energy-efficient process for removing greenhouse gas from power plant emissions has been developed by a multi-institution team of researchers. The approach could be an important advance in carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).

Posted: Feb 5th, 2015

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