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Monthly Archive: March 2009

Cheaper Carbon Capture

Written by , on March 11, 2009

A new process, developed by Siemens, for scrubbing carbon dioxide from power-plant exhaust gases could make carbon capture a more affordable option for the energy industry. The process, which is to be tested in Germany in August, promises to remove up to 90 percent of carbon dioxide from flue gases while using far less energy […]  Read more »

Liquid Battery Could Store the Enough Power for a Large City

Written by , on March 5, 2009

Donald Sadoway, a professor at MIT, has developed a prototype of a novel battery that he says could potentially store enough energy for a city the size of New York. The electrodes in the unique battery are molten metals and the electrolyte, that conducts current between them, is a molten salt. The result is a […]  Read more »

Large Orders for Solar Thermal Plants

Written by , on March 4, 2009

Californian company, eSolar, has licensed its solar power technology for the construction of up to 1 gigawatt of solar farms in India. The development by the ACME Group will be India’s first large-scale solar development and the largest overseas sale by an American solar company. Last week, eSolar contracted to licence its technology to the […]  Read more »

Bottled Water Uses 2,000 Times the Energy

Written by , on March 4, 2009

Researchers Peter H. Gleick and Heather Cooley at the Pacific Institute in California have published research which shows that bottled water requires as much as 2,000 times more energy to produce than tap water. Gleick and Cooley calculated the energy requirements for various stages in bottled water production, including manufacturing the plastic bottles, processing the […]  Read more »