New waste to energy technology could convert hard-to-treat waste into power

A new system could convert carbon from waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. A new Pyrofab module developed by the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, is a type of waste to energy technology that has been designed to generate energy from waste that is typically hard to treat and usually ends up in landfills, such as agricultural waste (ex. pig manure), domestic waste, industrial waste, and even baby wipes. A prototype of the Pyrofab module is currently being tested. Designed and built…

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Hydrogen-powered vehicle from Aston University is made out of cardboard and plywood

Clean Transportation

Students come together to build innovating hydrogen-powered vehicle A team of students from the United Kingdom’s Aston University has won this year’s Shell Eco-Design Award. The team received the award for their innovative design of a hydrogen-powered vehicle. The vehicle in question makes use of a hydrogen fuel cell, which powers the vehicles various functions, and boasts of impressive fuel efficiency. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the hydrogen-powered vehicle is the fact that it is made of cardboard and plywood. Vehicle wins team a spot in the Shell Eco-Marathon…

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