Innovation & Technology

Citroen's Oli concept electric car made of recyclable materials

Remember the Trabant car from the past? Now Citroën “trabantizes” the future

Citroën made a concept car, “Oli”, inspired by the easy-imaginable future of a world that lacks resources. Its concept car uses cardboard for some car parts, which suppose to be made of steel. With this concept car, Citroën makes the future by waking the memories of the Trabant car from the past. Anticipating resources shortage …

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EV charging

Electric car? What if you can earn extra by driving one?

Volkswagen’s charging unit Elli has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Belgian network operator Elia and one of its start-ups. The MoU is about exploring possibilities for the integration of charging electric vehicles from the power grid. That means, among other, that the customers can earn extra by driving an electric car. Advantages of …

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Coral reefs on Galapagos need replanting

Galapagos: Replanting corals to restore the ecosystem

Galapagos National Park in Ecuador is trying out several different procedures for corals replanting. They are trying to replant corals to restore underwater ecosystems nearby the famous islands. The Galapagos ecosystem is fragile due to climate change that influences on dying of coral reefs. The experimental project enacts in a bay on the island of …

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Clean technology

IEA: Global climate goals need to unite clean tech collaboration

Meeting global climate goals depends on united collaboration between countries in the field of clean technology innovations. This is a suggestion by International Energy Agency (IEA) in its latest report. The report was released together with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the U.N. Climate Change High-Level Champions. Global actions to lessen greenhouse gas …

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A team of US scientists has made a breakthrough in developing perovskite photovoltaic cells. The unique architecture delivers a proven performance increase of up to 24% in sunlight.

Perovskite Photovoltaic Cells Achieve Efficiency of up to 24%

A team of US scientists has made a breakthrough in developing perovskite photovoltaic cells. The unique architecture delivers a proven performance increase of up to 24% in sunlight. This is the highest figure for devices of this type – in addition, after 2400 hours of operation at 55 degrees Celsius, the efficiency remained at 87% …

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The nuns of St Mary's Abbey in Glankern in southeast Ireland have converted a 17th-century monastery to a renewable energy haven.

Ancient Monastery in Ireland Becomes Renewable Energy Haven

The nuns of St Mary’s Abbey in Glankern in southeast Ireland have converted a 17th-century monastery to a renewable energy haven. Now, for heating and cooking, members of the religious order use biofuels and solar power, Reuters informed. The nuns have introduced sustainable agriculture into the life of the renewable energy haven: they grow apples, …

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An international scientific team, with the participation of scientists from the University of MISIS, has synthesized an effective industrial catalyst to produce biofuels, making it possible to obtain it faster and at low temperatures, the Asian Journal of Chemistry reported.

Scientists Create Biodiesel Catalyst

An international scientific team, with the participation of scientists from the University of MISIS, has synthesized an effective industrial catalyst to produce biofuels, making it possible to obtain it faster and at low temperatures, the Asian Journal of Chemistry reported. The pace of growing environmental problems and the simultaneous global energy crisis motivate scientists worldwide …

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