Greater efficiency in the production of hydrogen from solar energy

The electrolysis of water obtained from solar energy is one of the most clean and sustainable methods for obtaining hydrogen. The process takes place through photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) using a semiconductor electrode that absorbs the solar energy to divide the…



Global Wind Day

The Global Wind Day is celebrated worldwide on 15 June in order to promote wind energy as a clean and inexhaustible source. The Global Wind Day is organised by the EWEA (European Wind Energy Association) and by the GWEC (Global…



Goodbye to food waste in French supermarkets

In France, by July 2016, food waste will be banned from the major supermarkets. To achieve this goal, in fact, France is finalising a new measure forbidding supermarkets of over 400 square metres to throw away unsold but still edible…



Eni Award – ideas for a brighter future

Announced the winners of the 2014 Eni Award. Tapan Mukerji - New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize - Upstream Serves as an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering and in the Department of Geophysics at Stanford University.…

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Silicon photovoltaic reaches a new record

Photovoltaic systems made of the black version of silicon have reached a new record in terms of efficiency. The results come from an international study, conducted by Finnish researchers at Aalto University and Spanish researchers at the University Politècnica de…



RicicloAperto – 2015 edition

On 15, 16 and 17 April, RicicloAperto will be held, an event organised by Comieco, in collaboration with Assocarta and Assografici, in order to find out what happens to the newspapers, boxes, bags, paper and cardboard packaging that we throw…



Algae from wastewater to reduce pollution and produce biofuel

Researchers at Rice University (Houston, Texas, USA) have studied the potential use of urban wastewater as a substrate for the growth of algae grown to produce biofuel, discovering that the algal growth is accompanied by removal of more than 90%…



The protected area of the Lucanian Dolomites works on biogas

In Basilicata, in the protected area of the Lucanian Dolomites, the demonstration plant for the production of electricity and biogas to be used for Park services is almost finished. The project has been entirely funded by the Region, at a…



Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered flight continues

Solar Impulse 2 has set a new record. The solar aeroplane has, in fact, travelled a full 1500 km using solar energy only: it is the longest journey ever in the history of solar-powered aviation. The aeroplane, with special photovoltaic…

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