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.
One of the main problems in developing disused brownfield sites is the risk from the underground accumulation of dangerous gases. Now an invention from a university company that monitors the deadly gas methane lingering in earth pockets could lead to much more building on old factory or industrial sites.
Plans for a tidal-powered lunar clock have been showcased at an exhibition in London. It is set to become one of the most recognised landmarks on the planet and the globe's first public artwork to power homes.
Australia and China have signed an agreement that will pave the way for the installation of low-emission coal energy technology in Beijing.
Downer EDI Engineering Electrical of Port Melbourne received the 2007 Environment and Energy Efficiency Award when National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) members celebrated excellence in Victorian projects.
The second annual Eco Expo Asia will be held 27â€“30 October. This year it will highlight the theme of â€˜Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)â€™, as this has become one of the increasing concerns in both the environmental health and safety field and the general public.
Third-generation photoionisation detector (PID)-based instruments, the MiniRAE 3000 and ppbRAE 3000 are suitable for applications in industrial settings, environmental monitoring, indoor air quality and hazardous materials response applications. The products are intended for use where hydrocarbon-based chemicals pose a toxic threat. They can be used for both leak detection and industrial safety. The instruments both have intrinsic safety certifications for use in hazardous environments in the US and Canada.
Exair's Ultrasonic Leak Detector (ULD) is a handheld instrument that can locate costly leaks in a compressed air system. Leaks often account for over 30% of the compressed air consumed in industrial plants. A huge annual air savings worth tens of thousands of dollars is possible when the leaks are located and repaired. Testing the various unions, pipes, valves and fittings of a complete installation can be done quickly and effectively at distances up to 6.1 m away.
An Australian owned and run water technology provider has caught the wave of industry growth, announcing its third major acquisition in 18 months.