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Rapid commercialization of sustainable energy technologies

Companies active in the energy sector will meet top researchers and university teachers in Stuttgart on December 10 and 11 at the KIC InnoEnergy Industry Conference. There, innovative approaches to future sustainable energy management in Europe will be presented.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2012

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Funneling the sun's energy

MIT engineers propose a new way of harnessing photons for electricity, with the potential for capturing a wider spectrum of solar energy.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2012

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Photovoltaics for agriculture

If the Sun's energy can be harnessed to power agricultural vehicles, our dependence on polluting fossil fuels and costly biofuels will decrease. New research is helping us to get closer to this vision.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2012

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Algae as alternative source of fuel

European scientists explored the prospect of using algae and other aquatic biomass (OAB) as innovative raw materials for biofuels production. By performing a full cycle analysis - from collection to fuel use - the project activities are expected to unlock the potential of algae for additional applications apart from energy.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2012

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Saudi solar power project gets ISO certificate

An official from the KACST said that the ISO certificate will be a major landmark in the development of solar energy projects of the Kingdom, which also signifies the global recognition to the ongoing solar project. The Kingdom's solar projects benefit from nanotechnology provided by the KACST.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2012

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An unexpected source of clean energy - electricity from the marshes

An unexpected source of new, clean energy has been found: the Plant-Microbial Fuel Cell that can generate electricity from the natural interaction between living plant roots and soil bacteria. The technique already works on a small scale and will soon be applied in larger marshland areas throughout the world.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2012

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Climate change: Believing and seeing implies adapting

To communicate climate change and adaptation to stakeholders such as European forest owners is a challenge. A new study shows, for the first time, the importance of two personal factors; when forest owners believe in and see the effects of climate change, they are more likely to have taken adaptive measures.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2012

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Unexpected microbes fighting harmful greenhouse gas

The environment has a more formidable opponent than carbon dioxide. Another greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide, is 300 times more potent and also destroys the ozone layer each time it is released into the atmosphere through agricultural practices, sewage treatment and fossil fuel combustion. Luckily, nature has a larger army than previously thought combating this greenhouse gas.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2012

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