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Fast, low energy, and continuous biofuel extraction from microalgae

Researchers have used a nanosecond pulsed electric field to extract hydrocarbons from microalgae. By using the shorter duration pulse, they were able to extract a large amount of hydrocarbons from the microalgae in a shorter amount of time, using less energy, and in a more efficient manner than current methods.

Posted: Apr 28th, 2017

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Energy from toilet wastewater

Wastewater is considered to be of no use - quite wrongly! Washing water has an average temperature of 30 C. Toilet water might not only be used to produce biogas or fertilizers, but also valuable resources that otherwise would enter the sewer system unused.

Posted: Mar 23rd, 2017

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