Posts Categorized: Energy

Engineers produce biofuel from mushroom waste

A naturally occurring bacteria turns cellulose into a petrol substitute that gas-powered cars can use without requiring any modification.

New fabric can generate electricity

A newly-developed fabric can be used to continuously power electrical components by weaving a piezoelectric yarn.

Whirlpool turbine creates fish-friendly hydropower

New Belgian energy company uses a simple turbine construction to create round-the-clock water-powered electricity for remote communities without harming the environment.

Solar-powered thermal batteries release heat on demand

Using a phase change polymer, researchers have developed a thermal battery that helps solve the age-old problem of how to store heat from the sun.

New street lamp powered by dog poo

A new street lamp uses an anaerobic digester powered by dog excrement to light a residential area in the UK.

Atmospheric lamp harvests its energy from plants

A new lamp designed by Dutch company uses the photosynthetic process to derive power from living plants.