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Turning chicken poop and weeds into biofuel

Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird’s popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One strategy for dealing with poultry poop is to turn it into biofuel, and now… read more

Abu Dhabi project uses sand to store solar power

Researchers in Abu Dhabi are testing a pilot device that can store solar energy in sand to improve the efficiency of power plants and provide energy at night. The technology, developed at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, uses… read more

Owls inspire soundless wind turbines, and planes

Roaring wind turbines and thundering planes could be made much quieter and efficient if they mimic owls’ flight, say researchers from the Cambridge University. “Many owls can hunt by stealth, swooping down and capturing their prey undetected. While we have… read more

Seaweed farm can produce as much sustainable energ..

A new ready-made seaweed farm could play a major part in generating sustainable energy  from biomass. The use of special textile mats simplifies seaweed farming and substantially increases the yield. According to the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN),… read more

Off-shore Wind Turbines May Weaken Hurricanes

As one of nature’s most destructive forces, hurricanes are unstoppable storms that can cause total devastation for coastal communities. While Mother Nature is unpredictable and uncontrollable, there are researchers and scientists who think hurricanes can be weakened or even stopped.… read more