Four-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane, captures carbon dioxide – Science Daily

When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it’s been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there’s a natural gas supply available. By adding a catalyst, a hydrogen separating membrane and carbon dioxide sorbent to the century-old four-stroke engine cycle, researchers […]

Uber nabs NASA flying car guru; from St. Regis to green building – GreenBiz

It hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing to kick of 2017 in the world of sustainability. Still, there’s been plenty of movement in the green business career world, from tech titans like Uber and Amazon to a sunny Southern California city. Have a tip for our next installment of the Names in the News monthly roundup […]

Lessons In Green Building From Africa's First LEED-Certified Hospital – Co.Design (blog)

When Ghana commissioned a new hospital for its capital city Accra, the West African nation hoped to earn LEED certification, a prestigious rating of environmentally minded buildings. But “they believed there was very little hope for us to achieve it,” says Pat Bosch, design director of Perkins + Will’s Miami office and the project’s lead […]

Green Heroes: 86-year-old from Mumbai helps society save 40% on water and power bills – Hindustan Times

A decade-long struggle by 86-year-old Navin Chandra has paved way for homegrown answers to waste management, water and power problems through long-lasting, cost-effective and environment-friendly solutions. The seven-storey Sea Line housing society at Union Park in Khar (West) is equipped with solar power and a windmill for its electricity requirements, a rainwater harvesting facility that […]

Prototype uses solar energy to produce hydrogen and clean water from polluted water – Treehugger

Solar and nanoparticles and hydrogen, oh my! The promised hydrogen economy keeps getting pushed back farther into the future, it seems, as producing hydrogen sustainably and at a low cost is always just around the bend in time, and while hydrogen has its share of opponents, it also has its boosters, such as HyperSolar, which […]

eco-friendly auto trip: From Bengaluru to London: Engineer clocks … – Times of India

BENGALURU: A road trip to London was something he dreamt of since childhood. Naveen Rabelli has finally ticked it off his bucket list. In a Karnataka-registered cargo autorickshaw bought in Yeshwantpur, he covered over 14,200km in more than seven months, traversing 10 countries and reaching his destination last Friday. The motive behind the trip – […]

Israel makes green fuel from algae – The Times (subscription)

Gregg Carlstrom, Tel Aviv Algae contains an enzyme that produces a steady flow of hydrogen throughout the dayJIM DYSON/GETTY IMAGES Algae has been engineered to produce large amounts of hydrogen — potentially turning pond scum into fuel. The discovery by a team of researchers at Tel Aviv university could lead to a clean-burning energy for industry […]

Sustainability Summit seeks environmental solutions from students – Daily Nebraskan

It’s an event for students interested in helping create a better and more sustainable community for now and for the future. The second annual Sustainability Summit will be held Sept. 6 in the Nebraska Union. The Sustainability Summit will be hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s environmental studies program. The event will kick off with […]

Making a solar energy conversion breakthrough with help from a … – Phys.Org

Artist’s concept of optically-generated non-thermalized electrons and their collection in a ferroelectric crystal. An intense screening fieldresults in impact ionization, enabling an unexpectedly high conversion efficiency. Credit: Ella Marushchenko Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a class of materials that […]