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

Rocket Stove for Ultimate Low Fuel Cooking

Fuel poverty is a fact of life for many people in developing nations. They’re often reliant on buying expensive kerosene or coal, or gathering wood and dung to burn over open fires. In countries which benefit from a lot of sunshine, solar cookers are a practical and low cost alternative … Read more

How Does Geothermal Power Work?

One of the most promising renewable energy sources is that of geothermal power. With the flexibility to be used in many ways, from large and complex power stations to small and relatively simple pumping stations, electrical power from geothermal energy has the potential to be one of the most sustainable … Read more

Battery Operated Cars – A Wave of the Future or Passing Trend?

Electric cars have been lauded as successors to petrol-fueled vehicles for decades, but they’re still very much a niche product on our roads. Why, despite the investment from manufacturers such as Audi, Honda, Nissan are they still such a rarity? If you’ve seen electric cars on the road the first … Read more

Cob Ovens for Outdoor Eco Cooking

Have you ever fancied making a pizza or baking bread in your garden? A cob oven is a simple to build, highly efficient oven which you can build in your garden from material you probably already have in your yard. And it makes the best pizza and bread you’ve ever … Read more

The Current Status of Second Generation Biofuels

Biofuels are seen as one of the most feasible options for reducing carbon emissions and improving fuel efficiency for the typical lightweight car and truck. For heavy-duty vehicles, marine vessels and airplanes in particular, biofuels will play an increasing role to reduce carbon dioxide emissions since electric vehicles and fuel … Read more

Climate Change In South Africa

As with all countries, global warming has its effects on South Africa and due to climate change, increased temperatures and decreased rainfall are expected in South Africa. Societal changes will inevitably result from the environmental ones. Because of the existing ideal climate, South Africa is an agricultural country that greatly … Read more

Downcycling- Recycled Until Unusable

So just what is downcycling? Downcycling is what happens to many products when we recycle them; they’re turned into a material of lesser quality and value. So paper, which can be recycled up to about five times, is downcyled each time it’s recycled. It might start off as a high … Read more

Residential Solar Power Right for Your Home?

Solar panels are becoming increasingly common in domestic properties. Is it really possible to heat and light your house from the power of the sun alone? There are a variety of methods of collecting the sun’s heat. At its simplest, passive solar collects heat through your windows, walls and floors. … Read more

Climate Change Solutions: Grassroots and Geo-engineering

Global climate change in an accepted phenomenon by an international community of respected scientists. However, due to a vocal group of corporate interests and their enablers, climate change-deniers, concrete action to combat greenhouse gas production has been slow in coming. An international cap-and-trade system was on the table in climate … Read more