The Biofuel Race – First Algae, Now Tequila

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The world’s population continues to grow at a quarter of a million people per day, resulting in the need for more and more energy. With our dwindling oil supply and increasing demand for energy, experts are turning to biofuels as an alternative to fossil fuels. First generation biofuels Wheat, corn, soy and sugar cane can all […]

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16,000 mobile phones thrown out every hour – Sprint wants you to recycle

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The average mobile phone will work for about seven years, but worldwide the average consumer gets a new phone every 11 months. According to Sprint, Americans discard 16,000 mobile phones every hour. Over 90 per cent of materials in mobile phones can be recovered such as nickel, cadmium, cobalt, gold, silver, copper, plastics and other metals. These materials can be used in jewelry, electronics and car parts.

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Cool bridge made of 27 wind turbines

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Whoever thinks wind turbines are ugly hasn’t seen this bridge. The Solar Wind design placed second in an international online competition held by the website New Italian Blood. The point of the contest was to design an environmentally-friendly bridge that crosses the Italian municipalities of Scilla and Bagnara.

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Electric-powered Waiex aircraft took first flight

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The electric-powered Waiex aircraft achieved its first flight on December 3, 2010 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The aircraft made a short hop on the runway and was in the air for about 15 seconds. The aircraft is a result of a four-year project and part of Sonex Aircraft, LLC’s E-Flight Initiative.

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The truth about “zero emissions”

The truth about "zero emissions" vehicles

First, we should examine where our electricity comes from. It is estimated that in the USA about 50% of electricity is derived from coal. After coal, the second most common energy source is natural gas, which produces about 20% of the USA’s electricity.

The final 30% of the USA’s electricity comes from non-combustible resources (gives off no CO2), what one could consider “green”; Nuclear, Hydro, and finally about 2% of electricity is derived from “renewable resources” Solar and / or wind.

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