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Bio-Fuel Growing Eco Pods Rejuvenate Stalled Boston Project

Bio-Fuel Growing Eco Pods Rejuvenate Stalled Boston Project

Halted in November 2008, mid-construction, the Filene development in downtown Boston is currently barely even a shell of a building. The bones of the building are up, but sub street level a giant hole

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The Green Transformer Can Clean Your Pool and Fuel Your Car

The Green Transformer Can Clean Your Pool and Fuel Your Car

Designed by Yi Liu, Luo Jing and Jiang Yu-ning for the 2010 Seoul International Design Competition, the Green Transformer is a solar powered device that can help to remove valuable bio-oil (fuel often

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Bentley’s Biofuel-Powered Supercar Can Go Up to 200 MPH on Ice

Bentley’s Biofuel-Powered Supercar Can Go Up to 200 MPH on Ice

What's even better than owning a Bentley? Owning a biofuel-powered Bentley than can go over 200 MPH -- on ice! Bentley is set to showcase its new Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible at the

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Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel

Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel

Algae is much more than that pesky goo in your fish tank - researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology are now using algae grown at wastewater treatment plants to synthesize biodiesel. Wastewater

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A Tequila Based Biofuel? Cheers to That!

A Tequila Based Biofuel? Cheers to That!

Image © Lithfin According to researchers from the University of Illinois, the Agave plant that is used in making tequila could be an excellent source of biofuels. In a report published in the journal

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NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

This past semester the Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program at NYU’s Tisch school conducted its first ever course in living systems, which encouraged students to take on projects related to

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Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Way back in 2008, we reported on a proposal for the Sahara Forest Project, an incredible sustainable solution to resource scarcity that would turn the Sahara Desert into a source for food, water, and

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Towa Watering Can Turns Urine Into Plant Fertilizer

Towa Watering Can Turns Urine Into Plant Fertilizer

When it comes to gardening, the thought of using organic fertilizers that are free from harsh chemicals seems... well, natural! But did you know that urine is a fantastic source for natural nitrogen-rich

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Cheese-Making Bacteria Could Be Used to Produce Biofuels

Cheese-Making Bacteria Could Be Used to Produce Biofuels

A team at Concordia University recently discovered a novel way to produce sustainable biofuels using bacteria commonly used to transform milk into cheese. According to the study, professors Vincent Martin

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First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

Good news for aviation and biofuel buffs: TAM Airlines (Brazil's largest carrier) and Airbus recently completed the first jatropha biofuel-based test flight. The flight, conducted on an A320, was juiced

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World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

Singapore is now the proud owner of the world's largest biodiesel plant, which can produce a whopping 800,000 metric tons of fuel per year. The plant, which is operated by Neste Oil, generates fuel from

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Marin Sawa’s “Algaerium” Incorporates Algae Into Interior Design

Marin Sawa’s “Algaerium” Incorporates Algae Into Interior Design

Architect and textile designer Marin Sawa's beautiful work explores ways that we can incorporate the production of biofuels within our built environments. With her Algaerium, she has created a series of

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Tata Tower Has 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and Powers Itself

Tata Tower Has 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and Powers Itself

It is projected that by the year 2030, 25% of the city of Mumbai will be covered by parked cars. That means less area for parks, housing and basic room to breathe. The revolutionary Tata Tower was

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Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

When one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world invests their capital into algae biofuel research, you know that renewable energy will soon play a major role in the global economy. Ford Motor

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Omega Center Achieves LEED Platinum Certification!

Omega Center Achieves LEED Platinum Certification!

We've been closely following the Omega Center for Sustainable Living in upstate New York, and we're thrilled to announce that this week the state-of-the-art environmental education center and natural

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ecoPark in Malibu Gets Approval to Build Eco Education Center

ecoPark in Malibu Gets Approval to Build Eco Education Center

Busch and a slew of other green minded professionals started ecoTech Design Studio, a green product and architectural design/building firm, in order to start their dream project. ecoPark will consist of

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Telecommuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions

Telecommuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions

Attention, telecommuters: think twice the next time you brag about your reduced environmental impact. That's the conclusion of a report from the U.K's Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),

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Cri-Cri: The World’s Smallest Electric Plane Takes Flight

Cri-Cri: The World’s Smallest Electric Plane Takes Flight

Reminiscent of James Bond's fold-away Acrostar mini-plane, the Cri-Cri is the world's smallest electric plane and this week made its official maiden flight at Le Bourget airport near Paris. Jointly

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Energy-Efficient Hybrid Tugboats Cut Shipping Emissions

Energy-Efficient Hybrid Tugboats Cut Shipping Emissions

When it comes to green transportation, everyone has heard of hybrid cars and energy-efficient vehicles. Even airplanes use biofuel these days, but one form of transport that has yet to be made greener is

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Rwanda Taps Volcanic “Exploding Lake” for Power

Rwanda Taps Volcanic “Exploding Lake” for Power

Photo by Julien Harneis Rwanda is harnessing the natural gas in one of three known “exploding lakes” to generate electricity in a nation where just 1 in 14 houses has access to power. The

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Human Powered Car Can Go 30 MPH While Driving Uphill

Human Powered Car Can Go 30 MPH While Driving Uphill

Here at Inhabitat we've seen vehicles powered by algae, poo, and magnets -- but our favorite source of sustainable propulsion is human power! The HumanCar is powered by your very own kinetic force -- just

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8 Kids Who Will Inspire You With Their Amazing Eco-Innovations

8 Kids Who Will Inspire You With Their Amazing Eco-Innovations

You may think today's kids just aren’t as crafty as you were back in the day, especially with all this entertainment technology at their fingertips - where's the imagination?! But think again. While

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8 Inspiring Green Kids and Their Eco-Innovations

8 Inspiring Green Kids and Their Eco-Innovations

As kids, most of us spent our days playing hopscotch, toying with action figures, maneuvering Tetris blocks, and wrestling with Donkey Kong. Not these creative tykes, however! These eight amazingly

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Artificial Photosynthesis Research Gets $122 Million DOE Funding

Artificial Photosynthesis Research Gets $122 Million DOE Funding

The US Department of Energy recently announced a five-year, $122 million grant to establish a new research facility in California with the goal of developing artificial photosynthesis. The Joint Center

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Spiraling Triple Towered Eco Skyscraper for Cairo

Spiraling Triple Towered Eco Skyscraper for Cairo

Cairo deserves an eco-skyscraper just as much as any other city and they couldn't ask for much more than this spiraling eco tower, designed by Mohamed Abdel-Aziz. Called Space-Scraper, the eye-catching

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US Government Makes $24 Million Investment in Algae Biofuel Research

US Government Makes $24 Million Investment in Algae Biofuel Research

Despite the promise of algae as a biofuel, many roadblocks are currently keeping the industry from becoming commercialized. For one, it's expensive -- not to mention time consuming -- to turn algae into

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Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

The ‘City Respiration Skyscraper’ might look malicious with its spiky exterior, but its intentions are 100% benevolent. Designed by Czech architects Pavlína Doležalová and Jan Smékal, the

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Algae-Powered Latro Lamp Transforms CO2 Into Light

Algae-Powered Latro Lamp Transforms CO2 Into Light

Designer Mike Thompson has created an incredible living lamp that is powered by algae! Spotted over at Designboom, the Latro Lamp derives energy from an algae chamber that requires just sunlight, CO2, and

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EADS Develops First Algae Fuel-Powered Aircraft

EADS Develops First Algae Fuel-Powered Aircraft

We've seen algae-powered cars and biofuel-powered planes, but European aerospace company EADS is the first to combine the two with an algae fuel-powered aircraft. The company's twin-engine Diamond DA 42,

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Researchers Develop First Paper Supercapacitor

Researchers Develop First Paper Supercapacitor

In the near future, we might have electronic devices made entirely out of paper--with paper displays, paper transistors, and even paper supercapacitors. Researchers at Stanford University have developed

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