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Coca Cola said yes to a recycling and deposit return scheme

The biggest soft drinks producer and the Scotland government have made an agreement in the implementation of a deposit return scheme in order to increase the recycling rates.  With this system the consumer pays a certain amount of money that is after repaid when the bottle is returned to a retailer, so both consumers and… Continue reading Coca Cola said yes to a recycling and deposit return scheme

Green Alternatives · Green Energy

Printable cells, the revolution of clean energy

Scientists came up with this good idea and are working very hard to get the so-called printable solar cells. It has been difficult and many challenges must come, but as Professor Ted Sargent said ““Economies of scale have greatly reduced the cost of silicon manufacturing””. I also think that this type of sustainable ideas are… Continue reading Printable cells, the revolution of clean energy

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Trees and grasses as a raw material for car tires production

Scientists from the University of Minnesota have found a way to produce car tires from trees and grass. Yes, it may seems imposible but actually the efficiency of the catalytic process was 90 percent. The article is very interesting because it shows that it’s possible to obtain products from biomass, however, we must take into… Continue reading Trees and grasses as a raw material for car tires production

Green Alternatives · Sustainability

Carbon dioxide removal by crystallization

Scientist from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory found a simple a reliable way of capturing carbon dioxide from ambient air.  This method seems to be better than the current methods since it requires lower energy during carbon dioxide removal and material (guanidine) recycle. The method needs to be improved, so more information could be acquire… Continue reading Carbon dioxide removal by crystallization

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A sustainable way of fighting water crisis in Egypt

There is very simple but effective device that was designed to provide clean drinking water. The device consists of pottery and organic leftovers, elements that when are mixed produce a ceramic water filter that could diminish the amount of childhood deaths, helping the community to get access to clean water and avoid such health problems.… Continue reading A sustainable way of fighting water crisis in Egypt

Green Alternatives · Green Energy · Sustainability

Mimic-nature device that produces energy

Some scientist from the Iowa State University designed and built a small device that could generate energy thanks to a piezoelectrical processes. They chose to use and model the Cottonwood leaves because its flattened leaves oscillate in a regular pattern that optimizes energy generation due to shape and physiognomy of its leaf stalks. It is… Continue reading Mimic-nature device that produces energy

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Can solar power storage increase energy consumption?

Actually yes. According to a study done by some scientists of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, storing solar energy for nighttime increases the annual energy consumption by about 324 to 591 kilowatt-hours per every house. This is not the end of solar energy though, but it is a… Continue reading Can solar power storage increase energy consumption?