Sustainability

The following is a list of interesting alternative energy ideas collected from various sources:

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No Area Company Idea Status
1 Solar Solar
Roadways
Solar
cell based roads in US to produce 14 trillion units of electricity
US$100,000
grant obtained to study viability
2 Bio-tech Origin
Oil
Produce
“new oil” from algae, through a cost-effective, high-speed
manufacturing process
Awaiting DOE grant
3 Solar Innovalight Nanotechnology
based ink which can help generate solar power from building walls
DOE
has granted US$3million aid
4 Bio-tech Sidkar
Technologies
Produce
power from Urine
Under
study in India
5 Tidal Langlee Wave Power Norwegian
based company developing converters for utilizing wave energy
in areas with moderate wave conditions, 2-4 meter seas.
Turkey awards contract  for
a 24 MW plant
6 Construction ECOCITY ECO CITY‘s  conceptis based on creating the smallest possible ecological
footprint by not exploiting or
polluting but rather by co‑existing in harmony with surroundings.
Phase 1 construction
7 Solar Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics A three-component semiconductor-based catalyst that can produce
hydrogen from water when irradiated with light in the
visible-wavelength region with a quantum efficiency as high as
93%
Not known
8 Chemical Max Planck Institute of Coal Research New Solid Catalyst for the Direct Low-Temperature Oxidation of Methane to Methanol Very recent
9 Solar Mitsubishi Electric and IHI Solar power plant 36,000 km away from earth with power beam down Pilot setup to be tried by 2015 as a first phase
10 Thermal depolymerisation Thermal Depolymerization (TDP) is a process using hydrous pyrolysis for the reduction of complex organic materials (usually waste products of various sorts, often known as biomass and plastic) into light crude oil. It mimics the natural geological processes thought to be involved in the production of fossil fuels. Under pressure and heat, long chain polymers of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon decompose into short-chain petroleum hydrocarbons with a maximum length of around 18 carbons. Pilot plant is working

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