Category Energy

Wendelstein 7-X nuclear fusion test successful

After years of construction and €1billion in costs, the Wendelstein 7-X machine in Germany successfully generated plasma, a major first step in creating nuclear fusion reactors, which do not use or create radioactive materials. Up until now, commercial nuclear fusion…

Wave powered desalination

Swell Actuated Reverse Osmosis System – SAROS
Desalination on a small scale is being testing using a low-cost device powered by ocean waves. It can produce enough water per day to be useful in emergencies or to provide water to small communities, plus it is small and…

Renewable crude oil from algae

Manta Biofuel LLC just got $150,000 in seed money to develop a next-gen autonomous, algae harvester that will produce cost-competitive oil as well as clean up algae-invested waters. It’s a double win. I really hope this scales commercially because it’s…