Ammonia is a colorless, noxious gas that is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. It is used for a number of different things from producing dyes to treating wastewater, but it’s most common industrial use in the production of fertilizer. Although useful, the production of … [Read more...] about Can hydropower help clean up commercial ammonia production?
This prototype lets us harness renewable power from the ocean
Anyone who has come face to face with a large ocean swell can vouch for the immense power of our ocean systems. Capturing the power of our seas offers huge potential for renewable energy creation, but scientists have struggled to make it feasible. That, however, is about to … [Read more...] about This prototype lets us harness renewable power from the ocean
Lucid Energy installs hydropower in municipal drinking water pipes
Hydropower has a great advantage over solar and wind energy: it is reliable, typically consistent (unless severe drought dries out rivers and lakes) and easily predictable. What if it could be made more ubiquitous? Portland startup Lucid Energy has imagined harnessing the energy … [Read more...] about Lucid Energy installs hydropower in municipal drinking water pipes
The power of a wave
Located just outside of Los Angeles, the Morro Bay power plant had been in use since the 1950s. It created jobs and a community in an otherwise barren environment, but was recently shut down due to the growing number of environmental standards. One of these standards, the … [Read more...] about The power of a wave