Energy

Energy self-sufficient buildings a reality

26 April, 2006

An alliance of global companies has announced that energy self-sufficient buildings are a reality. The buildings will be designed and constructed so that they will use no energy from external power grids, are carbon neutral, and can be built and operated at fair market values.


Joint venture into biodiesel production

20 April, 2006

Transpacific Industries Group (TPI) and Australian Renewable Fuels (ARF) have formed a 50/50 unincorporated joint venture to develop a biodiesel production facility in Brisbane, Queensland.


Ventilation and indoor air quality analysis

18 April, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.testo.com.au/

Indoor air quality checks provide information about whether employees are working in an agreeable climate.


Air pollution control system

18 April, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.megtec.com/

The Cleanswitch modular oxidiser is a regenerative thermal oxidiser (RTO) that is claimed to remove 99-plus per cent of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) without using a VOC entrapment system.


Cycling towards cleaner energy resources

05 April, 2006

Six young Australians are circumnavigating the continent powered only by pedal power (bicycles) and a van powered by vegetable oil.


New playground for solar energy researchers

04 April, 2006

National and international solar thermal energy researchers now have a unique research facility available to them.


Making a profit from renewable energies

29 March, 2006

One of the world’s best-known oil and gas exploration and production companies is set to become move into alternative renewable energies through its involvement in the development of solar power.


GasBadge Plus gas monitor

21 March, 2006 | Supplied by: Industrial Scientific Corporation

The GasBadge Plus single gas monitor provides low-cost, personal protection from dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, oxygen, nitrogen dioxide or sulfur dioxide.


Victorians leading the take up of Green Power

21 March, 2006

Victorians are leading the way in signing up to the Green Power iniative, Victorian Environment Minister, John Thwaites, and Minister for Energy Resources and Industries, Theo Theophanous announced recently.


Sustainability diagnostic tool

21 March, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.futureye.com/

A website diagnostic tool has been developed to assess a company's ability to manage stakeholders and help it rate their sustainability performance.


Biogas isn't as bad as once thought: report

20 March, 2006

Biogas has created much discussion about its potential as an environmentally friendly alternative to oil and other fossil fuels.


Improving reliability of the electricty grid

17 March, 2006

CSIRO technology will help to reduce black-outs and improve the reliability and efficiency of the electricity grid while reducing greenhouse emissions.


Government welcomes report findings on energy

02 March, 2006

The findings of the Productivity Commission’s final report into Private Cost Effectiveness of Improving Energy Efficiency have been well received by the Australian Government.


New class of compounds promises clean energy

01 March, 2006

By combining a common organic compound with a rare metal, a team of Brown University chemists has created a new class of molecules that have potentially important applications for the pharmaceutical, chemical and energy industries.


Expanding renewable energy to remote locations

01 March, 2006

Aston University’s Bio-Energy Research Group is part of a European team that will help expand renewable energy, including electrification, to rural communities in Latin America.


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