Development of the first hybrid battery suitable for storing electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind is now a step closer, according to CSIRO and Cleantech Ventures.
A range of biologically-based products — from speciality chemicals to biodegradable plastics and packaging materials produced from plants instead of petroleum — offers new opportunities for Australian farmers.
Dirk Lechtenberg from MVW Lechtenberg & Partners, spoke to Sustainability Matters about the importance of alternative fuels and the impact on Australia's relationship with Germany after Australia's refusal to sign Kyoto
Western Australia will need up to 400,000 additional workers over the next decade to sustain its resources boom, according to a report from the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).
ScottishPower energy company has put forward revolutionary plans to convert its two biggest power stations to clean-coal technology.
Australian geothermal energy company KUTh Energy Limited has announced the first appointment to its Technical Advisory Board. Â
The Panasonic World Solar Challenge (PWSC) is back this month (21-28 October) and is celebrating its 20th anniversary with another 3000 km journey straight down Australiaâ€™s desert belly, on the Stuart Highway — from Darwin, Northern Territory to Adelaide, South Australia.
The government will introduce the Biofuels Bill into Parliament, which will bring into force the biofuels sales obligation.
A plan to test new wave-power devices off the coast of south-west England will create what claims to be the world's largest wave farm and establish the area as a global leader in the technology's development.
Royal Philips Electronics has improved its sustainability performance in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the fourth consecutive year, showing that the company continues to capitalise on the growing demand for energy-efficient and eco-friendly products.
Second-generation biorefineries like those making biofuel from lignocellulosic feedstocks such as straw, grasses and wood have long been touted as the successor to today's grain ethanol plants, but until now the technology has been considered too expensive to compete. However, recent increases in grain prices mean that production costs are now similar for grain ethanol and second-generation biofuels, according to a paper published in the first edition of Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining.
Researchers at Deakin University have found that diesel exhaust is far more damaging to our health than exhaust from biodiesel, the plant-based fuel.