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Maersk Tankers tests wind power to fuel ships

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 31, 2018

Maersk Tankers is testing the use of wind power to fuel its ships, a new technology it says can cut fuel consumption by up to 10 percent and help the industry reduce polluting emissions....

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Wastewater from textile mills could power batteries, says study

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 29, 2018

A sapphire-coloured dye -- a common industrial pollutant from textile mills -- could be used to build rechargeable batteries for wind farms and solar homes to store electricity, a study has...

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This solar tree charges your phone, provides free Wi-Fi

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 27, 2018

Municipal administration minister SP Velumani on Sunday inaugurated a ‘smart tree’ at VOC Park under which people can rest and browse the internet using free Wi-Fi connectivity....

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Lithium-ion batteries that don't catch fire in the offing

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 24, 2018

At a time when consumer electronics players are aiming to develop safe lithium-ion batteries that don't catch fire, a team of researchers has developed a practical and inexpensive way to help...

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Scientists develop novel bacteria-powered paper battery

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 23, 2018

Scientists have developed a low-cost battery made of paper that is fueled by bacteria, and may power disposable and flexible devices. In remote areas of the world or in regions with limited...

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Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 23, 2018

Thanks to the modern electric grid, you have access to electricity whenever you want. But the grid only works when electricity is generated in the same amounts as it is consumed. That said, it’s...

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Self-cleaning solar panels developed by Hyderabad-based ARCI

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 31, 2018

In a shot in the arm for India's National Solar Mission, Hyderabad-based international Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) has developed solar panels that are...

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Solar-powered system can harvest fresh water from air

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 11, 2018

Scientists have developed a system that can harvest water out of the air using just solar power, an advance ideal for people living in arid areas of the world. The prototype, developed by...

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IIT team's solar powered system can convert plastic into fuel

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 8, 2018

Scientists from IIT Madras have developed a solar powered system to convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel that can substitute diesel used in generators, furnaces and engines. ...

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IIT Scientists Develop Novel Nano-Composite That Can Clean Polluted Air

By : Sustainability ..., May 29, 2018

Carbon monoxide is a major air pollutant posing threat to human health. A team of scientists led by researcher at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar have developed a...

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