Posted on 05 December 2012.
New Light Bulb Promises Better Efficiency
Since the incandescent light bulb came out there hasn’t really been a whole lot of advancement in the lighting. There are a number of improved designs that are widespread but none of them are drastically different than the original, at least until now. A new light bulb unveiled this week is made of high tech plastic polymers that allow it to create brighter and cleaner light with significant less energy than most bulbs.
Unlike traditional light bulbs this new polymer bulb does not even rely on a single piece of metal to heat up and create a luminescent glow. The poly bulb uses a new technology that actually allows the polymer itself to glow when electricity flows through the body. Because electricity is not being used explicitly for heat and power this bulb will be a significant amount more economical and will require much less power to operate.
The bulb is still in the development stages but researchers say it is looking really good at this point. They are hopeful that this technology will be on the market in the coming years for people to buy which will drive energy costs down. The polymer bulb is also expected to have an incredibly long life time which will save even more money and contribute greatly to the green energy cause.
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Posted on 14 October 2011.
New Jet Fuel Design Reduces Emissions Significantly
Jets and airliners have recently become the next big focus for environmentally minded individuals. Because of this it is not surprising to see that dozens of companies and research teams are working to either improve current technologies or create completely new technologies that are a substantial amount more efficient with fewer pollutants. Fortunately that is exactly what a research team from Virgin Atlantic has managed to do; the report released by the research team indicates that the newly developed fuel will function just as well as traditional jet fuel while producing about half of the emissions.
The technology used in the fuel is cutting edge and thanks to the way it is produced and burnt it only produces about half of the carbon emissions that traditional fuels make. This is great news as it means there will be a significant decrease in pollution from airliners which are currently one of the worst polluting forms of transportation. No word yet on exactly when this fuel will be widely available or when it will enter official testing for practical use but many analysts agree that it is in fact a possibility down the road.
An advancement in jet fuel has been a dream for many researchers and it seems the future may have finally be found; within the next few years the Virgin Atlantic team hopes to be able to use the newer more efficient and cleaner fuel in all airliners around the world to reduce emissions.
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Posted on 13 October 2011.
Greenest Manufacturing Plant in the US Opens
Greener technologies and green lifestyles have been growing in popularity for years as the constant environmental movement continues to gain strength. Recently many companies have taken heed and have begun to make changes on their own as well; this week one of the biggest changes yet has taken place. Frito-Lay is the company responsible for the change and many analysts say that this could be what leads to the green revolution in the manufacturing industry.
The changes made were quite astonishing; Frito-Lay officially opened a new manufacturing facility this week and it has been dubbed the greenest manufacturing facility in the United States. The name is not just for show either, Frito-Lay really did work hard to develop the new plant into a green plan that uses little to no energy other than what it can produce. The plant which opened in Arizona has a variety of futuristic and cutting edge energy sources that are often unheard of in the industry but thanks to the combination of these Frito-Lay managed to make the new plant function on 75% of the power generated by the plant.
This is an absolutely astonishing feat given that most manufacturing plants do not generate any of their own power in any way. The fact that Frito-Lay’s new manufacturing plant draws 75% of its power from self-sustaining energy sources truly shows how far alternative energy has advanced; it is also a sign of hope for the future of manufacturing and green energy.
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