Energy From Plants


Artificial Photosynthesis Achieved in Device That Also Cleans the Air

Source: mnn.com Published: April 27, 2017 Device works in a similar way to how plants convert carbon dioxide and sunlight into food (Photo: Bernard Wilchusky/UCF) By Bryan Nelson University of Central Florida chemistry professor Fernando Uribe-Romo has finally...

Perennial Energy Crops Could Provide Environmental Benefits

Source: news.wisc.edu Published: November 26, 2013 Agricultural buffers, like the one placed adjacent to Black Earth Creek on a farm in western Dane County, could filter runoff, sequester greenhouse gases, and provide habitat for beneficial insects while also...

Our Forests Aren’t Fuel

Source: nrdc.org Published: February 2, 2017 A clearcut site located near the Meherrin River in North Carolina which devastated an area of mature wetland forest, as well as nearly 100 acres of surrounding natural forest. Investigators tracked whole trees from the cut...

Gas from Grass Could Heat Up British Homes

Source: seeker.com Published: November 21, 2016 Ecotricity By Kieran Mulvaney A green energy company in Britain has announced a plan that it says could enable that country to heat almost every home with gas derived from grass. Ecotricity, which claims to be the...

One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

Source: globalcompostproject.org Published: August 9, 2016 Excellent Carbon Farming short film from Project Drawdown board member Peter Byck Newest short film in the Carbon Nation: Soil Carbon Cowboys series. Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures, tells us his...

Scientists Turn Florida’s Rotten Tomatoes into Clean Energy

Source: sustainablebrands.com Published: April 30, 2016 Mike Hower Tomatoes are useful for a lot of things — mixing into salads, adding nutritional value to cheeseburgers, lobbing at struggling standup comics, and even making plastic for car parts. But a team of...

How Colorado Is Turning Food Waste into Electricity

Source: wrvo.org Published: April 5, 2016 Luke Runyon / KUNC, Harvest Public Media At the Heartland Biogas Project, millions of tons of food waste are collected and converted into usable methane gas By Luke Runyon Americans throw away about a third of our available...

Best Regions for Growing Bioenergy Crops Identified

Source: phys.org Published: February 17, 2016 This figure shows how much water is used to produced one unit of ethanol (defined as water use intensity) for each energy crop. Credit: Atul Jain New research has identified regions in the United States where bioenergy...

Will Buildings of the Future Be Cloaked in Algae?

Source: smithsonianmag.com Published: May 26, 2015 EcoLogicStudio’s 430-square-foot gazebo, called the Urban Algae Folly, is on display at the Expo 2015 world’s fair in Milan. (ecoLogicStudio) By Emily Matchar Built by a London architecture firm, a new...