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3D-pen works with the electricity from solar rays

15:05, Октябрь 1, 2014

Safe environment

Magic pen was created by Tomsk company. Now it’s available even for children.

Electricity from wastewater

14:51, Октябрь 1, 2014
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Sustainable energy

Professor of Tomsk Polytechnic University, Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the university, Honored Power Engineer of Russia Nikolay Vyatkin opened the first in Western Siberia private mini-hydroelectric power plant (HPP) generating electricity from wastewater. Mini-HPP was launched on Tuesday in the village Orlovka, near Tomsk. This is the most powerful mini-hydroelectric power plant in Russia, it produces up to 1 MW of electricity.

Russian Chemical Plant Produces First Nitride Fuel Assembly

14:48, Октябрь 1, 2014
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Sustainable energy

The first experimental fuel rod assembly with the newest nitride nuclear fuel was produced at Russian Rosatom’s Siberian Chemical Facility, the facility’s press service told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

Sinopec presses $10b coal-to-gas plan

14:46, Октябрь 1, 2014

Sustainable energy

Sinopec Corp is pushing ahead with plans to build China’s largest plant to convert coal into synthetic gas, shaking off worries the $10 billion scheme could be hit by cost overruns that have dogged similar projects.

Breakthrough Extracts Hydrogen from Water 30 Times Faster

14:44, Октябрь 1, 2014
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Sustainable energy

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have made an exciting clean energy production breakthrough: they’ve discovered a new method for extracting hydrogen from water that is not only safer than current methods, it’s also an incredible 30 times faster. The process, published in the journal Science, also resolves issues associated with storing electricity generated by renewable resources by using that electricity to produce hydrogen, which can then be stored for later use.

Garbage power engineering

14:42, Октябрь 1, 2014
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Sustainable energy

A complex for the extraction and processing of landfill gas will be created in Ekaterinburg. The city administration and Swedish company Vireo Energy entered into an appropriate agreement. The project is going to be realized on the Shirokorechenskiy spoil disposal. The foreign partner will finance this project (170 million rubbles).

Cheaper petrol could be just around the corner with Australian scientists one step closer from turning water and sunlight into fuel

14:35, Октябрь 1, 2014

Sustainable energy

Australian scientists are one step closer from turning water and sunlight into an efficient supply of hydrogen-based fuel, new research has found.

New MIT Material Converts Sunlight to Steam

10:41, Август 7, 2014
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New materials

MIT scientists have invented a spongy substance that can convert solar energy into steam. The research, published in Nature Communications, may open up new ways to purify water and sterilize medical devices in remote regions.

Scientists discover the new black: British researchers devise material so dark it looks like a black hole

10:39, Август 7, 2014
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New materials

Vantablack absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of light, a new world record. It is so dark the human eye struggles to discern its dimensions. The material gives the appearance of a 'black hole' on all it covers.

Energy competition probe turns up heat on the Big Six

10:37, Август 7, 2014
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Energy efficiency, Energy saving

Big Six suppliers could be broken up by investigation into profits and prices , as Competition and Markets Authority sets out its concerns about the sector.