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Nano-spike catalysts convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol

In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous. Learn more: https://www.ornl.gov/news/nano-spike-catalysts-convert-carbon-dioxide-directly-ethanol If we reduce

Turning e-waste into art at Ghana’s toxic dump

Ghana is said to have the largest informal recycling industry in Africa and imports some 40,000 tonnes of e-waste annually. Joseph Awuah-Darko and his university friends have been turning waste from the sprawling Agbogbloshie dumping ground in Ghana’s capital, Accra, into high-end furniture made by the people working on the dump. Video Rating: / 5

Kenya taps into geothermal energy

Kenya’s government has promised electricity bills will come down thanks to new investment in geothermal energy. It is good news for households who previously complained of hefty bills. Hopes are also high that there will be a boost to big business. Al Jazeera’s Erica Wood reports from Nairobi. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe – Follow

How We Turn Solar Energy Into Electricity

Solar panels are becoming cheaper and more efficient. So how exactly do they work? Read More: Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150218191724.htm “Researchers have successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time.” How Solar Got Cheap http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=398811199 “All my life, solar power has