What Happens to Nuclear Waste? | Nuclear Waste Disposal

When we talk of nuclear waste we imagine spent fuel from nuclear reactors. But many industries and even medical centers produce radioactive waste. What happens to it? Nuclear waste disposal There are two approaches to disposal. Dilution and dispersion is used for very low-level radioactive gases and liquids, which are … Read more

Windmill Power- an Old Fashion to Innovative Tech

Windmills conjure up romantic images of sails slowly turning amongst fields of wheat, the fabric sails gently rustling in the soft breeze. Or of course there’s Don Quixote riding at them on his horse and his trusty sidekick Sancho Panza looking on in despair. Or of Dutch mice running up … Read more

Wind Farms Growing to Deliver Renewable Energy

Wind power accounts for just over two per cent of America’s electricity, but this is growing. In 2010, 26 per cent of all new capacity came from wind[1]. Many of the world’s largest onshore wind farms are in the US; the world’s largest, the Roscoe wind farm in Texas powers … Read more

Hydrogen Powered Cars- Vehicles of the Future?

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. It powers the sun and is used a rocket propellant by NASA. Imagine if it could power your car. Benefits of using hydrogen The benefits of using hydrogen as a fuel read like a wish list for the perfect fuel. It … Read more

Biofuel for Cars- Oh the Many Options!

Most of us fill up our car with gasoline or diesel at the filling station forecourt. Butt here are alternative fuels; biofuel has a long history as an alternative to fossil fuels and is the fuel of choice in some countries. Sugar cane, sugarbeet, wheat and barley are the most … Read more

Smart Electricity Meters Reveal Usage Habits

With the development of the smart energy grid comes the rollout of smart meters – a device which monitors your energy usage, giving you real time data and helping you optimize the energy you use. Smart Electricity Meters Smart meters will replace your existing meter. You can’t install them yourself … Read more

Upcycled Clothing for Your Own Eco Fashions

Upcycled clothing might sound like some ridiculous new fashion trend, but it is simply put the recycling up your old, out-dated clothing. If you are creative and pretty good with a needle, this is most definitely for you. With upcycled clothing you either revamp an old jean by adding something … Read more

5 Real Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Eco-friendly living isn’t always so straightforward. Small efforts do add up and make a difference. Here’s 5 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Eat local. The local food movement is one of the best and easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Reducing the transportation costs of the food … Read more

Outdoor Canvas Fabric

Canvas is used in so many things, it’s hard to think of all the things we depend on it for. Even for outdoor applications, which is only one portion of how we utilize this wonderful material, we find a wide range of places and ways in which canvas makes itself … Read more

How is Biodiesel Made?

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel made from renewable sources. Compared to petroleum, it burns cleanly and can be burned by itself or combined with diesel to make a biodiesel/petroleum blend. It is derived from feedstocks such as soybeans, corn and sugarcane. Biodiesel Made There are several means of producing biodiesel, … Read more