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Used Chevrolet Volt Batteries Help Power New IT Building

MILFORD, Mich., June 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - What happens to the batteries that power Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars when their useful life is done? Five of them are helping keep the lights on at the new General Motors Enterprise Data Center at its Milford Proving Ground. Repurposed scrap Volt battery covers already star in a [...]

By |June 25th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

PepsiCo Brazil Turns Oat Hull Waste Into Inexpensive Energy Source

At the Quaker Oats plant in Porto Alegre, Brazil, PepsiCo is taking an innovative and environmentally friendly approach to energy production. Instead of using fossil fuels, like natural gas, to fuel its steam-producing boiler that is used to process oats for Quaker products, the company has turned to a renewable biomass – oat hulls. Oat [...]

By |June 18th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

ORNL superhydrophobic glass coating offers clear benefits

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 11, 2015 – A moth’s eye and lotus leaf were the inspirations for an antireflective water-repelling, or superhydrophobic, glass coating that holds significant potential for solar panels, lenses, detectors, windows, weapons systems and many other products. The discovery by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, detailed in [...]

By |June 17th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

Refrigeration system using direct sunlight

A group of fInal-year Mechanical Engineering students of the Sree Chithra Tirunal College of Engineering developed a prototype of a refrigeration system much cheaper than solar panels. A group of final-year Mechanical Engineering students of the Sree Chithra Tirunal College of Engineering (SCTCE), Pappanamcode, have developed a prototype of a refrigeration system using direct sunlight, [...]

By |June 10th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments