CO2 emissions

Toyota to Recycle Used Nickel For New Batteries

October 29, 2010 / No Comments

Toyota Motor Corporation, along with Toyota Chemical Engineering, Sumitomo Metal Mining, and Primearth EV Energy, is working to recycle nickel in used hybrid-vehicle nickel-metal-hydride batteries for use in new nickel-metal-hydride batteries.

Algenol Algae-to-Ethanol Study Proves Significant Cut in Carbon Footprint

October 26, 2010 / No Comments

A team from Algenol and Georgia tech has calculated the life cycle energy and green house gas emission with regard to ethanol production from algae. Algenol, which has been working on the direct to ethanol technology, performed a life cycle analysis (LCA) on the whole process of making Algenol's ethanol. The results were published as an open access paper in the ...

Greenerator Helps Urban Inhabitants to Utilize Solar & Wind Energy

October 18, 2010 / No Comments

Solar panels and residential wind turbines are utilized by people having private homes to reduce their electricity expenditure. They are able to install the devices on their roofs. But when speaking about the people living in the apartments, the options for the installation of solar panels and residential wind turbines are denied.

Bio-Manufactured brick cuts CO2 emissions by 800 million tons a year

May 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

Well architects don’t do this sort of a thing, meddling with the science of construction material, engaging in chemical processes to create their own building substance. Nonetheless, Ginger Krieg Dosier broke the fraternal tenet and did just that to create stuff which even the greatest of the designers, shelving utopian designs then and now, gave amiss. The young American architect, ...

San Franciso Airport to get the World’s First Carbon Kiosks

September 17, 2009 / 1 Comment

Air travel is a huge source of carbon emissions. Though very little can be done at the moment to reduce emissions, green minded travelers will be able to purchase carbon offsets at the San Francisco airport. The carbon kiosks at the SF airport are the result of a partnership between the city and 3Degrees, an SF based carbon firm.

Good News and Bad News about Drop in CO2 Emissions

March 4, 2009 / No Comments

There's good news and bad news about a 10% drop in CO2 emissions overall in FY08 in Japan. The good news for the CO2 watchers is that emissions are down. Yeah, I said that. The bad news is that five major industries - steel, chemicals, oil, paper and cement -- are suffering from steep production cuts. "The five industries accounted for a ...

Open Rotor Propeller Plane by Rolls Royce, Cuts Down on Emissions

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

Here's another new discovery towards the green revolution! Rolls Royce has come up with a brilliant modified version of an open rotor propeller plane installed with a less noise making engine as opposed to its original loud engine. The engine has been tested with results showing a remarkable cut down on greenhouse gas emissions to 30% and also a great save ...

Technological Breakthrough – Transforming CO2 Emissions into Fuel

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

Carbon Sciences has recently declared that it has made an important breakthrough that can convert CO2 emissions into fuels. This would cut down on the 62 billion metric tones of CO2 - root cause of global warming, which is let out into the atmosphere every year. The technology will use these harmful emissions and convert them into useful sources of energy. As ...

Eco-Coffins in Japan

July 9, 2008 / 4 Comments

Japan is not always first out of the gate. Okay, not usually first out of the gate but they do know how to take an idea and run with it, make it better and make it more expensive, too. Enter the eco-coffin and if you need 5 reasons to buy an eco-coffin in Hong Kong ... and anywhere else let ...

The Flintstones, Got Arrested in Brussels

May 28, 2008 / 3 Comments

Not sure what you will think but the pre-historic family we all know, The Flintstones, got arrested in Brussels, Belgium, while driving towards the European Parliament building. It wasn't Fred or Wilma to get the penalty, but six Greenpeace activists dressed as cavemen driving the "Flintstone car", that protested on the influence of the auto industry on proposals to curb carbon ...