A bacterium can generate electricity from mud and waste fuel cells which use microorganisms to convert chemical energy to electrical energy are seen as one of the future sources of clean power. But the capacity of such cells to generate electricity is very low. Researchers knew of microbes that can extract electricity from mud and wastewater. They have now found a way by which

Hundreds of thousands of tons of watermelons are tossed every year because they aren't good enough for market. A new study finds that the juice from these watermelons could easily be used to create the biofuel ethanol and other helpful products.

Coimbatore, Aug. 28 The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) is in talks with the sago units in the Namakkal and Rasipuram belt for helping them install biogas plants, TEDA Chairman and Managing Director, Mr R. C. Gandhi, said.

It's an odd week for fuel sources. On the heels of a Mountain Dew powered engine, UK supermarket Tesco is getting flack for turning meat into energy-yah, you read that right.

The food chain is burning 5,000 tons of inedible meat for fuel. The biomass processing is being handled by the Cheshire-based PDM Group. The meat-energy is then used to power UK homes via the National Grid.

First-ever state of-the-art wastage to energy power plant will be set up at Rachna industrial park on Lahore Sheikhupura Road. The park will have its own 5 to 25 megawatt power plant, which would produce energy from waste for the industries.

Power would be generated from 'bhusa (paddy/wheat chipping)' and corn stems in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh. A private company is setting up a 7.5 MW biogas power plant at Gudar village in Badwara tahsil in Katni district. Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board has already entered into an agreement to purchase electricity with the company, according to official information.

Hill station burns biogas that can meet the needs of 300 families matheran, a hill station 100 km from Mumbai, still relies on horses for transport and is off limits for motor vehicles. In March 2007, the town lived up to its green image by installing a garbage disposal plant that converts organic waste into methane gas and manure. Two years down the line, there are no takers for the gas

Industrial designer Virginia Gardiner has designed not just a new toilet, but a new closed-loop management system that will allow individuals to, basically, recycle their poop. Yeah, I just said that.

But give her idea a few minutes of your attention, because it's really not as gnarly as it sounds.

Transition from fossil fuel dominated energy to clean, carbon compliant sources demand its generation from alternative sources that could provide flexible and scalable solutions. This is the big challenge in view that the gas and coal fired installations continue to increase unabated notwithstanding the harsh realities of global warming and climate change consequences.

Scientists are turning agricultural leftovers, wood and fast-growing grasses into a huge variety of biofuels

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