Driving on hydrogen seems to be the future. But the shown hydrogen cars ain’t completely green. Still Toyota and Hyundai have made a valiant attempt. Last year, Hyundai presented an existing SUV that had been converted to a hydrogen car. Toyota introduced the new Mirai, designed with a fuel cell.
The plane reduces the noise of the sonic boom — a loud bang caused by shockwaves created by an object moving faster than the speed of sound. “This noise has been the main limit, if not the only one, preventing the opening of lines other than transatlantic ones for the Concorde aircraft,” the patent says. The plane does that by being “near-vertical,” like a rocket, while ramping up to supersonic speed and its cruising altitude of 30,000 to 35,000 meters — 20 kilometers higher than conventional commercial aircraft.
The Lockheed team is focusing on plasma containment following successful magnetized ion confinement experiments
Aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin is working on a nuclear fusion reactor that fits into a shipping container. International experts react skeptical. The Russians tried this already in the 60s without success. According to Lockheed Martin the 10 times smaller installation, generates as much energy as experts generate in a building named a Tokamak. Read More
Nuclear Fusion is inspired by the sun. Is this the holy grail at the end of the energy process?
Lockheed Martin believesfusion energyis the future. In their opinion fusion energy is the ultimate form of renewable power. For scientists and engineers the sun is their inspiration because it is the biggest natural fusion reactor we know.
Green Ocean Energy’s Wave Treader energy conversion device is a step closer to becoming certified. The device adds more generation capacity to an offshore wind turbines, by harnessing offshore wave energy. It is mounted at water level on the wind turbine foundation/tower, and harnesses energy from oncoming waves. This increases the energy yield of an offshore wind farm significantly.
Ricardo has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to administer a ocean Wave Energy Converter (WEC) prize challenge, aimed at helping to bring this potential source of clean energy to commercial scale.
Wave energy conversion is technology that uses the motion of ocean waves to create electricity.
Kefalonia Drainage is the challenge in Greece, also on this island. It appears that the diameter of drainage pipes was estimated too small by the time of the first installations. It is forbidden to flush toilet paper and that is annoying. Anyone with a good idea for this, starting upon the island of Kefalonia, will be a rich man.
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Buffett’s investment company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is spending billions of dollars on the construction of wind and solar power plants. Speaking at the Edison Electric Institute’s annual convention in Las Vegas on Monday, Buffett said that Berkshire Hathaway has committed $15 billion to renewable energy already. More importantly, Buffett said that he is ready to invest another $15 billion in the sector. Read More
China sets goals for new energy resources up to 2017
China speeds up solar power development, targeting a more than tripling of installed capacity to 70 gigawatts by 2017 to cut its reliance on coal.The goal would be double a previous target set for 2015, according to a statement posted today on the National Development and Reform Commission’s website. China also plans to have 150 gigawatts of installed wind power capacity by 2017, 11 gigawatts of biomass power and 330 gigawatts of hydro power. Read More