Category Archives: Climate

Metal-mesh : A new approach to rechargeable batteries

New metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems and lead to inexpensive power storage: Directly Quoting  MIT News: “A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT.

Toyota Fuel Call Car and Hydrogen Filling Station

A Path to Cheaper Fuel Cells

Fuel cells at a fraction of prior cost:  UC Riverside creates fuel cell catalysts at a hundredth of the cost: Fuel cells have the potential to be a clean and efficient way to run cars, computers, and power stations, but the cost of producing them

Fermentation- CO2 reuse

Making good use of excess CO2

Renewable energy powers reuse of CO2 – Sustainable process to convert a harmful greenhouse gas to useful chemicals- Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals. The two companies are working on

Fuel Efficiency without electrification- Mazda

How efficient can an internal combustion engine get? – Mazda comes out on top in United States Environmental Protection Agency report. SKYACTIV model range achieves top spot with no diesels or electrification in U.S. market. Real-world mileage and CO2 emissions improve as Mazda again beats all

Self Driving PRT Pod Heathrow Airport

PRT- Self Driving Travel Pods On Demand

Small Scale Rapid Transit: In a previous post,  we reviewed Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) options.  In comparison to larger heavy rail systems, Light Rail and Bus Rapid lines each can be less capital intensive, more people friendly, and spur nearby development. The

Lighter Surface Colors- Cooler World

High Albedo reflects sunlight Albedo is simply the “whiteness” of a surface; its ability to reflect light energy. Surface  reflectivity is measured in values between Zero and One-  Zero indicates complete  black and one means totally white.  When evaluating a surface, assigning it a value

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