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…



The sustainable supermarket

No more waste thanks to the supermarket without disposable packaging! The first 100% sustainable supermarket that does not use packaging that must be thrown away after use has been opened in Berlin. It's called Original Unverpackt and has been designed…


The Dutch Solar Cycle, a solar-powered bike

A newrevolution could be under way for the bicycle world. It regards the Dutch Solar Cycle, a new generation of electric bikes that runs on solar power. In the last years, the sales of both traditional and electric bicycles have…


Roma Ocean World, around the world on an eco-friendly sailing boat

In a world in which distances and travel times have been drastically reduced with detrimental effects on the environment, it is still possible to take up important ecological challenges. In fact, currently the renowned sailor Matteo Miceli is sailing around…

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