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Centrale osmotique : la Norvège se lance dans une nouvelle énergie renouvelable. C’est à Tofte, à 60 km au Sud d’Oslo, que la compagnie publique Statkraft, l’un des plus importants producteurs d’électricité et d’énergies renouvelables d’Europe, a choisi d’installer un prototype de centrale d’un nouveau genre : celle-ci utilise en effet l’énergie osmotique pour produire du courant. Silencieuse, non polluante et renouvelable, cette technologie exploite la réaction induite par la rencontre de l’eau douce et de l’eau salée. Laissez un commentaire : Votre commentaire (min. 40 caractères) Ce phénomène, appelé osmose, libère une grande quantité d’énergie capable de faire fonctionner une turbine génératrice d’électricité. Concrètement, la centrale de Statkraft fait circuler dans deux réservoirs séparés par une membrane (fine pellicule qui laisse passer l’eau tout en retenant le sel) l’eau salée de la mer et l’eau douce d’un fleuve. Cette dernière est alors naturellement attirée, créant une forte pression.

Un potentiel considérable ? Une première centrale dès 2015. Wastewater Treatment Plant to Produce Electricity From Fuel Cells. Just yesterday, I posted an overview of various waste-to-energy initiatives as part of our series on biofuels. Today, I am here to tell you about a new development that extends this concept into new territory—the use of biomass to generate even cleaner electricity, directly through the use of a fuel cell.

The idea of capturing biogas at wastewater facilities and using it to provide power is not new. For many years, plants have been using anaerobic digestion technology to produce biogas which was then burned to produce power in conventional gas turbines, while reducing the quantity of residual waste at the same time. In California, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) has been using digester gas to provide power to their plant for some time. However in the face of increasingly stringent air quality regulations for power generation, they decided to move up to a cleaner solution. The enclosed video from Anaergia is a computer simulation that describes their process. Stanford scientists use 'wired microbes' to generate electricity from sewage.

Engineers at Stanford have devised a new way to generate electricity from sewage, using naturally occurring "wired microbes" as mini power plants, producing electricity as they digest plant and animal waste. In a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, co-authors Yi Cui, a materials scientist, Craig Criddle, an environmental engineer, and Xing Xie, an interdisciplinary researcher, call their invention a microbial battery. They hope it will be used in places such as sewage treatment plants, or to break down organic pollutants in the "dead zones" of lakes and coastal waters where fertilizer runoff and other organic waste can deplete oxygen levels and suffocate marine life.

At the moment, however, their laboratory prototype is about the size of a D-cell battery and looks like a chemistry experiment, with two electrodes, one positive, the other negative, plunged into a bottle of wastewater. Of course, there is far less energy potential in wastewater. This Microbial Battery Makes Power And Water From Poop And Pollution | Co.Exist | World changing ideas and innovation. The idea of sewage-powered devices is not new. In fact, it’s existed for more than a century. But finding a particularly efficient (and cost-effective) version of microbial fuel cell technology has been an ongoing challenge for engineers. A new “microbial battery,” however, looks like a breakthrough on the efficiency side of the equation. Researchers at Stanford University say they’ve developed a battery that can convert some 30% of the energy of dissolved organic matter in wastewater into electricity, the same proportion of energy that solar cells can harvest from sunlight.

The difference between the battery and a regular microbial fuel cell, researchers say, lies in an electrode made up of silver oxide. Here's the science: Researchers Yi Cui, Craig Criddle, Xing Xie, and their team realized that the oxygen in their microbial fuel cell design was causing problems. So the researchers got rid of the membrane setup. Still, there’s a couple of caveats. [Image: Electricity via Shutterstock] Waste to Energy. Thermal Depolymerization.

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HYDROGEN FREE ENERGY OFF THE GRID HOUSE SOLAR POWERED 2/2. Solar hydrogen home Michael Strizki. Mitc9760. Danieldonatelli. Toroidal. The Truth Behind The Energy Lie(What The Energy Cartels Don't Want You To See) full movie. HYDROGEN FREE ENERGY OFF THE GRID HOUSE SOLAR POWERED 1/2. A Urine Powered Generator : Maker Faire Africa. Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 · 168 Comments Possibly one of the more unexpected products at Maker Faire Africa this year in Lagos is a urine powered generator, created by four girls.

The girls are Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15). 1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity. The system works like this: Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder. Along the whole way there are one-way valves for security, but let’s be honest that this is something of an explosive device… Could A Sustainable Source of Energy Be Right Beneath Our Feet? The potential to generate energy is hidden in many places, from skyscrapers to ski-slopes.

But new research is showing that a potent source of energy is hiding right beneath our noses, or feet to be more specific. Some of the first thinking on the subject came from London-based architecture consultancy, The Facility. The idea began over a decade ago when the group came up with a method of dampening the noisy rattle of parts of London’s aging railways, while harnessing the energy that created the noise to generate electricity. The initial idea eventually spawned a floor which can produce energy from the daily stamping of pedestrians. They explored a few different paths, including embedding a series of tiny tubes beneath a rubbery floor, similar to that in a children’s playground. The Facility aren’t alone in this train of thought. Due to the negligible amount of electricity produced, these systems are not without their critics. Could a captive tornado power an entire city? You have to wonder what focusing that diffuse heat energy at one spot in the atmosphere would do to the local weather.

Warm air plus cool air don't always play nice with each other. Isn't that diffuse heat already being focused as it leaves the stacks? That's why we get steam clouds from power plants (I think). From the sound of it, what would be released by this method would air that's equal to the temperature at the top of the vortex stack, or maybe cooler (I wonder if it would still be efficient if they were somehow chilling the air at the top to create a larger pressure differential).

If the linked articles are to be believed...it could create mild cloud cover and a very light rainfall. I rather think it's a neat idea if they can pull it off. Tesla Technology: 5 Bladeless Turbines About to Revolutionize Energy Production. “Every home in America can run on wind energy. In fact these units can be installed on existing power poles in rural areas, to catch the wind and send its energy back to the plant.”- Raymond Green, Inventor In 1913, Inventor Nikola Tesla patented a bladeless steam turbine that he claimed was the most efficient and the most simple rotary engine ever designed.

Due to a lack of high-quality materials, Tesla was never able to properly build his engine. One century later, we now have all the materials needed to build Tesla’s turbine, and in 2010, a patent was issued to a company called Solar Aero for a wind turbine based on the Tesla design. Their turbine will be presented in this article along with other bladeless turbines like it that will allow us to revolutionize energy production for the entire world. Current wind turbine technology with rotating blades is both inefficient, and causes noise pollution, which has been reported to have detrimental health effects on residents living nearby.

Planet Power: Chemical Reaction Makes Clean Electricity. No matter how energy-efficient your appliances are, there is always at least a little guilt associated with using electricity for people who are environmentally conscious. Somewhere down the line, the chances are that the electricity powering those appliances came from a planet-harming source. This interesting concept product from designer Jun Hyuck Choi, Jooyeon Kim and Sungi Kim would take away the guilt and provide clean power for up to three devices at a time. The Eco Power Strip works on the concept of electrolysis: two liquids combine to create electricity. The small devices certainly wouldn’t be powerful enough to provide juice for a washer and dryer, but they could provide enough power to charge a mobile phone or MP3 player. We aren’t likely to see this concept replacing house outlet power anytime soon, mostly because of its relatively low power output.

Self Running 40kW 40,000 Watt Fuelless Generator Full Video. Clean energy. Japan’s plan to supply all the world’s energy from a giant solar power plant on the moon. Shimizu, a Japanese architectural and engineering firm, has a solution for the climate crisis: Simply build a band of solar panels 400 kilometers (249 miles) wide (pdf) running all the way around the Moon’s 11,000-kilometer (6,835 mile) equator and beam the carbon-free energy back to Earth in the form of microwaves, which are converted into electricity at ground stations.

That means mining construction materials on the Moon and setting up factories to make the solar panels. “Robots will perform various tasks on the lunar surface, including ground leveling and excavation of hard bottom strata,” according to Shimizu, which is known for a series of far-fetched “dream projects” including pyramid cities and a space hotel. The company proposes to start building the Luna Ring in 2035. “Machines and equipment from the Earth will be assembled in space and landed on the lunar surface for installation,” says the proposal. Free electricity | electricité gratuite | énergie libre | free energy. Student Creates Electromagnetic Harvester That Gathers Free Electricity From Thin Air. A German student has built an electromagnetic harvester that recharges an AA battery by soaking up ambient, environmental radiation.

These harvesters can gather free electricity from just about anything, including overhead power lines, coffee machines, refrigerators, or even the emissions from your WiFi router or smartphone. This might sound a bit like hocus-pocus pseudoscience, but the underlying science is actually surprisingly sound. We are, after all, just talking about wireless power transfer — just like the smartphones that are starting to ship with wireless charging tech, and the accompanying charging pads.

Dennis Siegel, of the University of Arts Bremen, does away with the charging pad, but the underlying tech is fundamentally the same. In essence, every electrical device gives off electromagnetic radiation — and if that radiation passes across a coil of wire, an electrical current is produced. As a concept, though, Siegel’s electromagnetic harvester is very interesting. Related: Biomimicry Pictures: Nature Yields New Ideas for Renewable Energy and Efficiency.

Free Energy and Free Thinking. New Life for Solar-Updraft Technology? Green Energy. Windfarms do not cause long-term damage to bird populations, study finds | Environment. A major new study has quashed fears that onshore windfarms are causing long-term damage to bird populations, but found new evidence that some species are harmed when windfarms are built. The study by conservationists into the impacts on 10 of the key species of British upland bird, including several suffering serious population declines, concluded that a large majority of species can co-exist or thrive with windfarms once they are operating. But the study, the largest carried out in the UK into the impact of onshore windfarms on bird life, also found strong evidence that some species suffered serious harm while windfarms are being built. "It shows that there can be serious species-level impacts in the construction phase, so construction in the right place is absolutely key.

But what it hasn't shown is that windfarms are 'bird blenders'. "It means we should look at ways in which these negative impacts can be minimised. Wind power. DIY Residential Wind Generators | DIY Solar & Wind. DIY Wind Generators I made two wind generators, one was a motor from a stair master and one was from a tread mill. The third wind generator I bought. It’s rated for 1000 watts per hour at 22.3 MPH.

I hope to get at least 6-15 Kw per month or more. If you want to build a wind generator for cheap then you can get any DC motor. The first picture on this page I used a kids scooter that I got from a yard sale. DIY Wind Turbine Blade DC 180 Volt Electric Generator HAWT Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine [YoutubeFancyZoom=Bq2J76ozSSE] Testing My Experimental Wind Turbine (VAWT) Homemade Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Vawt wind turbine Homemade Wind Generator – Learn How Wind Power Works Free Energy 100% Vertikal Windmill Wind Turbine Generator Jet Wind Turbine 500 watt VAWT Home Build Wind Turbine Using Car Alternator How to build a Wind Turbine with a tread mill motor. List of Top 5 Micro Wind Turbines Needs a Second Look.

Clean Power Published on April 30th, 2013 | by Tina Casey One of the most popular micro wind turbine companies around, Southwest Windpower, began to scale back operations last year and has apparently closed its doors, which means that our list of Top 5 Micro Wind Turbines is overdue for a re-do. As a preliminary step, let’s take a look at JLM Energy, Inc., an all-around renewable energy company that has figured out a way to piggyback its Zefr micro wind turbine arrays onto Southwest’s poles, resulting in a clever way to squeeze some extra juice out of existing wind turbine infrastructure. Zefr micro wind turbine courtesy of JLM Energy No More Southwest Wind Power Before we get into one of those OMG another Obama-supported green company goes belly up kind of “scandals,” let’s note for the record that Southwest Windpower was established in 1987. The company refused an offer of $700,000 from President Obama’s Recovery Act grant in 2011.

Also for the record, in 2007 former president George H.W. Peru Solar Power Program To Give Electricity To 2 Million Of Poorest Peruvians. Clean Power Published on July 15th, 2013 | by Important Media Cross-Post July 15th, 2013 by Important Media Cross-Post This article was originally published on Planetsave.By Don Lieber Peru last week initiated a new program that will provide electricity to more than two million of its poorest residents using solar panels. Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said that the program will allow 95% of Peru to have access to electricity by the end of 2016. Currently, approximately 66% of the population has access to electricity.

“This program is aimed at the poorest people, those who lack access to electric lighting and still use oil lamps, spending their own resources to pay for fuels that harm their health,” said Merino. The first phase of the program, called “The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program” was initiated on Monday (July 8) in the Contumaza province, where 1,601 solar panels were installed. Www.camse.org/scienceonthemove/documents/DSSC_manual.pdf. New Solar Power.

Solar Energy: Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell. Princeton’s nanomesh nearly triples solar cell efficiency. Solar. Solar power. Solar panel made with ion cannon is cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels. High school student designs solar car. Rawlemon’s Spherical Solar Energy-Generating Globes Can Even Harvest Energy from Moonlight.

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