Fuel Cells That Can Run Indefinitely Powered by Bacteria

March 27, 2017 – For $39.99 U.S. you can try this technology yourself, purchasing the MudWatt (TM) Microbial Fuel Cell Kit. Meant to be a classroom learning tool, this kit (seen ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Rotor Sails on Tankers and Cruise Ships will Harvest Wind, Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions

March 16, 2017 – In 1926 a German engineer named Anton Flettner built a ship that included some surface deck structures that seemed oddly out of place. Described as spinning sails, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: MicroStorage Energy Provides Dual-Power Capability for Solar Installations

March 2, 2017 – A new energy storage system produced by JLM Energy, a California-based company, professes to the be the first dual system for integrating solar power, batteries ... Continue Reading →

Where Saltwater and Freshwater Meet There is Potent Energy

February 17, 2017 – Ever heard of the salinity gradient? At Pennsylvania State University, civil engineers are working to develop a form of electrical power generation from where ... Continue Reading →

A Visit to a Volcano Speaks of Untapped Geothermal Energy Potential

February 9, 2017 – It is the last day of our two-week stay here in Costa Rica. Yesterday we visited Rincon de la Vieja, the largest volcano in the country, and a source of geothermal ... Continue Reading →

What Technologies Will Hold the Disruptive Keys to 2017?

December 20, 2016 – It is always fun to look ahead to the New Year and do a little bit of crystal ball forecasting. Technological innovation continues to disrupt existing paradigms ... Continue Reading →

Speculation on the Future of Fossil Fuels

December 21, 2016 – In the Northern Hemisphere we have arrived at the Winter Solstice. Here in Toronto it means daylight lasting a little more than nine hours. And as the amount ... Continue Reading →

Minnesota City Gets Its First Microgrid Installation – Where Cities Are Going in the Next Decade

December 18, 2016 – A new pilot project is implementing a microgrid in a 5-storey Bloomington, Minnesota building. Microgrid or distributed energy generation technology decentralizes ... Continue Reading →

Accelerated Deployment of Carbon Capture and Sequestration May Be Our Best Bet in Combating Climate Change

December 3, 2016 – At COP22 in Marrakech, the Global CCS Institute tabled a summary report of where we are today in applying carbon capture technologies to the problem of global ... Continue Reading →

Electric Vehicles Getting Highway Charging Infrastructure in the United States

November 5, 2016 – In a recent energy report investors in fossil fuels were told that it may be the right time to start moving money away from an industry wedded to gasoline and ... Continue Reading →