Posts Tagged 'alternative energy'

Trash to Gas

Found on the D Magazine Frontburner blog: The state of Texas has recently begun an ambitious experiment with a Dallas area landfill. They will be using the landfill to generate natural gasses. The project is expected to produce enough gas to meet the needs of an estimated 16,000 households. It is currently in the process of being converted.

http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2008/07/14/trash-talking-about-the-mccommas-landfill/

More Info: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-landfill_13met.ART.State.Edition2.4daa29b.html

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The New Frontier in Biofuels

Algae? It’s green, it’s everywhere. New technologies are being developed to capture the oils that Algae naturally produce. This oil has already been proven able to be used as biodiesel. The only unknown is if this technology can be recreated on a large enough scale to be reliably used as a fuel.
http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/17/greenfuel-technologies-signs-deal-to-build-algae-fuel-plant/

http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/22/upstart-solazyme-promises-to-make-fuel-from-algae/

http://www.oilgae.com

Nanosolar

Solar’s day as an economical alternative to coal may have come. Nanosolar has started selling their “printed” solar cells.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/18/nanosolar-begins-shipping-world-s-lowest-cost-solar-panel/

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/18/technology/18solar.html?ex=1355634000&en=091b06819623f9d0&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

http://www.nanosolar.com/blog3/2007/12/18/nanosolar-ships-first-panels/