Category Archives: Innovations

A Solar Battery Could Bring Electricity to Rural Areas

A home-powered by the Sun wouldn’t be free from the grid as the solar panels don’t store energy for later use. Researchers have refined a device, which could harvest as well as store solar energy. Continue reading

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Cow Manure Helps Farm Achieve 100% Green Electricity

The revelation of using cow manure (poo) to generate ‘green electricity’ and meet 100% of the farm’s power needs has reportedly become an Australian-first project. Continue reading






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California Researchers Transform Waste Heat to Electricity

A team of scientists from University of California, Riverside (UCR) have successfully developed thermoelectric devices that can transform low-level waste heat into electricity. Continue reading






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Wood Waste to Facilitate Production of Green Electricity in Queensland

The Queensland timber industry is all set to alleviate the energy shortages that the country is facing as a result of the shutdown of coal-fired power stations. The industry reportedly could position itself to be at the vanguard of renewable energy by utilizing its wood waste. Continue reading






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Electricity from a Biomimetic Tree

Scientists from the Iowa State University in the United States have developed a unique gadget that can imitate the leaves and branches of a tree and help in electricity generation. Continue reading






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Scientists Create Food From Electricity – Will It Fight World Hunger?

Food can now be created from carbon dioxide, electricity, and microbes according to a team of Finnish scientists. The single-cell protein meal has opened pathways to being a new food in the future. Continue reading






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France and Ireland to Get Electrified Together!

A project Celtic interconnector which will link French and Irish electricity grid has been awarded a €4 million grant from the European Commission recently. The feasibility study of the project was carried out with the support of the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Continue reading






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Cornell Engineers Convert Food Waste To Green Electricity

Food waste can now be turned into valuable green electricity. Cornell University researchers have carried out groundbreaking research. Continue reading






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Conversion of Heat to Electricity in Single Molecules Explored

A Japanese team of researchers has investigated how geometry can affect electricity generation from heat by single-molecule devices. The groundbreaking research is premised on the direct conversion of a temperature difference into electricity. Continue reading






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A New Wave of Coal Mines Could Produce Renewable Electricity

Hannelore Kraft, North-Rhine Westphalia state governor, declared her support for a project that would transform the coal mine, Prosper Haniel, into a pumped storage facility. Continue reading






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